Quaint towns near Austin
Looking for the entertainment value of a city like Austin with the quaint living environment of small rural town?

While there are many small towns around ATX that can give you the best of both worlds, we’re highlighting four here that fit the bill:


Lockhart, Texas buildingsPopulation: 13,700

Distance to Austin: 33 miles

Noted for its particularly beautiful Victorian architecture, Lockhart is an old railroad cotton town that has since become known as a popular filming location for Hollywood movies.

Unofficially known as “The BBQ Capital of Texas” for its four famous eateries, Austinites were often known to spend the day here organized around delicious meat consumption before Austin became known as a barbecue town in its own right.

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Taylor, Texas shopsPopulation: 13,500

Distance to Austin: 39 miles

Another commercial center that sprung up after the first railroad lines, Taylor more recently began an infrastructure and modernization campaign that resulted in the town’s school district being named an “emerging gem” by the Texas Education Agency in 2011.

The town also opened a brand new high school in 2011 and reorganized another local high school to offer an associate degree with graduation, demonstrating its progressive focus.

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Wimberley Texas TruckPopulation: 3,000

Distance to Austin: 36 miles

Not incorporated as a township until the year 2000, Wimberley started its life with a trading post in 1848 and soon became a burgeoning mill town until the mill was shut down in 1925.

Home to popular swimming spots such as Jacob’s Well and The Blue Hole, Wimberley has come to be known as a beautiful “resort” town that artists relocate to for retirement.

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Blanco, Texas barnPopulation: 2,000

Distance to Austin: 48 miles

A quick drive from Austin and approaching San Antonio, charming Blanco is the self-proclaimed “Lavender Capital of Texas.”

It features a number of family-friendly attractions, including proximity to beautiful Blanco State Park, as well as many opportunities for horseback riding, hiking, and swimming.

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