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Central Texas South


If you are looking for a weekend getaway or a perfect place to spend your next vacation, take a look at this visitors' guide showing the beautiful Central Texas South area.  Millions of people a year enjoy the beautiful country hillside scenery, gentle lake breezes, and the laid back atmosphere.  Visitors are able to temporarily forget about the city traffic and noise, and any other problems. The peaceful Central Texas South golden triangle area is the perfect place to get away from it all.

The Texaplex was a term coined by David Winans to describe the area from Dallas to Houston to San Antonio. It is also known as the Texas Triangle. Central Texas South roughly comprises the southwest corner of the triangle. The rapidly-growing Austin metroplex is also within the Central Texas South area. Most of the Highland Lakes area and the Hill Country are in Central Texas South.

Looking for a great place to retire or own a vacation home? You have found the right place to look. This is also a great place for Winter Texans to spend the winter.

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The area is the "heart of antique shopping." Every town has antiques, gifts, clothing, jewelry, art and more that will appeal to the touring visitor.

Many towns have scheduled
"Market Days" every month.

Fayetteville Courthouse  Bastrop Building

View Historical Buildings
This region was the birthplace of the Republic of Texas and Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred. As you are driving around the back roads, through the towns and rural areas, you will see hundreds of authentic, historic places that appear today as they did in the 1800's.  In the spring time, you will see beautiful bluebonnets along the countryside.

Fayette Lake

Want to do some fishing?
The fishing is great on Texas lakes, rivers, and ponds.  Whether you are fishing for striped bass, white bass, catfish or other fish, you will enjoy fishing in the area.  Fishing guides are available on some lakes to help you catch your limit.

Whether you are exploring the hills, shopping, visiting historic museums and buildings, boating, swimming, fishing, or just enjoying the beautiful scenery, you will have plenty to do in the Central Texas South golden triangle.   Join in the many festivals, concerts, painted churches tours, Lickskillet Days, and a multitude of other activites that are scheduled every year.  It is a great place to vacation and an even greater place to live!


  • 9E Ranch - Bastrop and Smithville area
    Stargazing nights, days of delights, an easy escape with pines, paths in nature and peaceful seclusion waiting for you - 4 unique, fully furnished cabins on the 300 acre 9E Ranch in the Lost Pines near Smithville and Bastrop.

  • The Treehouse - Bastrop and Smithville area
    Nestled among the trees, this hide-away cabin is just 5 minutes from downtown Smithville, 20 minutes from Bastrop and 1 hour from  Austin. But you’ll think you’ve traveled hundreds of miles to find this serene setting. Relaxing on the upstairs deck, you’ll enjoy the sites of the bountiful species of birds, the colors of beautiful butterflies and the sounds of nature.

  • Blisswood at Lehmann Legacy Ranch - Cat Springs
    This working ranch of over 650 acres is only an hour west of Houston, Texas.   Blisswood is a bed & breakfast and has a log cabin for rent...it is also an enchanting setting for outdoor weddings, private and corporate retreats and company picnics.  Come and enjoy what this magical place called Blisswood has to offer!

  • Hunter Road Stagecoach Stop - New Braunfels and Gruene area
    Welcome to a piece of Texas history - the Hunter Road Stagecoach Stop. Come and enjoy your next vacation stay at this true Texas treasure and appreciate the pride of our great state.

  • Country Hills Log Cabin Inn - New Braunfels and Gruene area
    Rejuvenating New Braunfels cabin perfect for private getaways, family entertainment and reunions. Close to Gruene and all river attractions.


New Braunfels Homes for Sale - Comal and Guadalupe River Real Estate
Search the entire Central Texas MLS and the San Antonio MLS for houses and property in New Braunfels, on the Guadalupe/Comal River and more.

Texas Lake Houses For Sale / Real Estate - Lake McQueeney Homes, Lake Dunlap, Canyon Lake Waterfront, Lake Placid

Local Cities and Towns
San Antonio

Horseshoe Bay
Marble Falls
New Braunfels
San Marcos

Local Resources
Highland Lakes
Hill Country Network

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