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Old 10-14-2006, 02:21 AM
 
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I am seriously considering moving to Hill Country Texas. The two towns I am thinking about are Bandera and Kerrville --- of course anything in between or nearby! Here are some ?? I have --
Is Kerrville primarily a retirement community and is it more expensive to live there than around Bandera??
The area around Bandera seems to be mostly guest ranches. What other type of industry is in that area??
Is the climate about the same in both areas?
Which is more true "cowboy country"?
What kind of new businesses are "hot" in these areas?
Any info on taxes, land prices, community etc would be appreciated,

Thanks!
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Old 10-14-2006, 04:13 AM
 
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Default Kerrville vs. Bandera

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I am seriously considering moving to Hill Country Texas. The two towns I am thinking about are Bandera and Kerrville --- of course anything in between or nearby! Here are some ?? I have --
Is Kerrville primarily a retirement community and is it more expensive to live there than around Bandera??
Kerrville is a desired place for retirees. It is much bigger than Bandera. I would call Kerville a small city. Land is more expensive than around Bandera.
The area around Bandera seems to be mostly guest ranches. What other type of industry is in that area??
Is the climate about the same in both areas?
Which is more true "cowboy country"?
What kind of new businesses are "hot" in these areas?
Any info on taxes, land prices, community etc would be appreciated,

Thanks!
Kerrville is a desired place for retirees. It is much bigger than Bandera. I would call Kerville a small city. Land is more expensive than around Bandera.
Bandera calls itself the cowboy capital of the world, though I have seen more cowboys elsewhere. I believe this saying is used to draw tourists. Bandera has no industry, other than tourists as lots of people go up there on the weekends to shop and eat. I would call Bandera a town as there are only about 1,000 people living in the city limits. Weather is almost the same as they are only 30 miles apart. Kerville is a tad higher in elevation and can be a couple of degrees cooler.
Here are some web cites to view:
http://www.banderacounty.org/
http://www.banderacowboycapital.com/
http://www.kerrville.org/
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:43 PM
 
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Thanks for all the info. You don't happen to live in the area and have a place for sale. I am looking for small acreage 2-10 acres with or without small home 2-3 bedroom I'm not interested in living by any rivers or lakes.
Maybe there is even someone out there who wants to trade a place in this Texas area for a nice 3-4 bedroom home outside a small town in Montana. Its low crime, low cost of living and lots of peace and quiet here. Great place to raise a family with great schools, churches and community.
Thanks Again.
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:18 PM
 
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I apologize...didn't realize my post was offtopic. I thought the OP was looking for factual info or experience on towns in the Kerrville/Bandera area, which Fredericksburg is. Again, I apologize.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:07 PM
 
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If you responded to my ?? on Bandera/Kerrville area-- you were right on target. I wanted factual info but I am also looking for info on places for sale in the area. Again I appreciate your info.
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