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Directions to Kerrville TX

If you’re driving to Kerrville, TX, here are directions to Kerrville from a variety of locations:

From San Antonio, TX:

Kerrville, TX is located northwest of the city of San Antonio. Interstate-10 connects the two cities, so taking I-10 West from San Antonio will take you directly to Kerrville. Follow the signs to Kerrville around exit 508. See these directions on Google Maps.

From Austin, TX:

Kerrville is located due west of the city of Austin. The drive will typically take approximately two hours. From Austin, take US-290 W/E Hwy 290 for 32 miles. Head north on US-281 N for approximately five miles until you reach US-290 W. Take US-290 for 29 miles until you reach Kerrville, TX. See these directions on Google Maps.

From West Texas

Interstate-10 runs through Kerrville, TX as well as the entire span of Texas. Typically navigating to Interstate-10, and then heading east will be the best route to Kerrville, TX.

From Dallas, TX

Dallas is north and slightly east from Kerrville. If you’re heading from Dallas to Kerrvile, Typically, you will take Interstate-35 south from Dallas towards Austin, then follow the directions listed above to go from Austin to Kerrville. Or, click here to view a route on Google Maps that takes you around Austin rather than through it.

If you’re driving to Kerrville, TX, why not browse the available real estate while you’re in town? Contact us to schedule an appointment or begin by browsing some of the available properties below:

Your Guide For Things To Do In Kerrville TX

In the little city of Kerrville, Texas, opportunities for leisure and entertainment are in plentiful supply for a wide range of interests!

For nature lovers, the location alone provides a bounty of exploring and sightseeing adventures along the banks of the Guadalupe River, down the brand new Kerrville River Trail, or throughout the expansive region of the Texas Hill Country. For a more guided approach to the area landscape and wildlife, the Riverside Nature Center provides a range of activities for all ages, as well as educational opportunities to learn more about Kerrville’s native flora and fauna!

Some of the areas notable parks, each with their own unique features, include Louise Hays Park, Kerrville Schreiner Park, Lehman & Monroe Park, and Singing Wind Park.

The culture of the community also lends itself to an appreciation of the arts. Kerrville is home to the Museum of Western Art, an institution dedicated to paintings and sculptures of living artists influenced by the American West. The museum features rotating collections, as well as a library and teaching facilities. The city also hosts the Kerrville Arts & Cultural Center, the Sculpture Prayer Garden, and the antique-filled Schreiner Mansion.

On the musical side of things, Kerrville has a whole handful of venues with regular live music, but the major musical event of the year is the Kerrville Folk Festival! This 18-day festival features more than 100 performers, camping, workshops, craft vendors, children’s activities, and much, much more. Attendees can purchase a variety of different ticket packages for the lengthy festival, so patrons can enjoy different aspects, weekends only, or come and go as they please.

Other local festivals include:

  • Kerr County Fair – An annual show and competition event, including chili and BBQ cook-offs, livestock exhibits, music, dancing, a rodeo, and more.
  • Easter Fest & Cook Off on the River – An annual Easter celebration, featuring a chili and BBQ cook off, a family Easter egg hunt, and live entertainment.
  • Kerrfest – An annual weekend event held each May, Kerrfest features a home brewing contest, a rodeo, a chili cook-off, jackpot team roping, live music, dancing and more.

Kerrville also hosts live theater at Playhouse 2000, and at the nearby Hill Country Arts Foundation in Ingram, TX.

For the more athletically inclined, Kerrville has a paintball park, the Municipal Olympic Pool facility, Hill Country Shooting Sports Center, golf courses, the H.E. Butt Municipal Tennis Center, the athletics facilities of the public school system and Schreiner University, as well as basketball courts, hiking trails, softball fields, volleyball courts, etc. in parks throughout the city and surrounding area. Singing Wind Park even features a skate park!

Of course, Kerrville also has ample shopping, dining, and nightlife opportunities, from boutiques and antique shops to noteworthy jewelers and local artisans. Eateries are available in a range of styles, including Bonzai Sushi & Saki, LaFour’s Seafood Restaurant, Brewdawgz Grille, and dozens of others – from cozy diners to international cuisine.

With great food and drink, plenty of nature and adventure, and a community deeply rooted in the appreciation of art and music, the number of things to do in Kerrville TX will keep you busy!

 

Kerrville: A wonderful place to live

Longhorns_ILoveKerrvilleI first visited Kerrville in 2005. My father was born in Texas and I always loved the culture and history but lived most of my life on the Central Coast of California. My husband and I were ready to move away for many reasons and began our search in other states but when we arrived in Kerrville we both looked at each other and said this is it–this is where we want to live.

We love to golf and were tired of the coastal fog so off we went to the Texas Hill Country with its warm weather and great golf courses. We drove, followed by the moving truck and a UHaul, and arrived late at night. We rented a house unseen and thank goodness it was perfect for our needs. However, when I got up the first morning I realized I didn’t know anything about Kerrville–I knew where the Starbucks was but that was all. I needed to grocery shop and run other errands and didn’t even know where to start. So off I went.  I discovered HEB, one of the best grocery stores I have shopped in. I discovered Gibsons, the best hardware and general merchandise store you can find — after years of living in Kerrville, I can say with the rest of the community that you can probably find “it” at Gibsons.

The best surprise of our move to Kerrville was, and still is, the people. It’s a great community of friendly people. The folks here ask “how are you” and they expect you to answer with more than just “I’m fine” — they really care. You are waved at by perfect strangers — although here it seems no one really is a stranger. We have never looked back–we love Kerrville and the Texas Hill Country and are happy to call it home.

Tips to sell your home quickly and for the best price

One of the most often asked questions we receive from sellers is “what can I do to make my house sell?” The first thing you must do is price it right. It’s a buyer’s market and buyers will rarely pay more than the market value of a house. Then it’s critical that your home is in tip-top shape, extremely clean, odor free, yards manicured, and the house and garage decluttered. This may seem overwhelming to most of us that have lives to live while we are selling our home but think of how you shop–even for everyday items. You like neat displays, you want to clearly see what you are looking for, and you want to have it shiny and new. It’s the same for a home buyer. They want to be able to see the kitchen counters and visualize themselves making dinner and serving their family or guests. They want to know they are moving into a sanitary, neat and clean environment, they want to know that the condition of the home is excellent and that they are not going to spend time and money on repairs. Ironically, a seller will often say that their house has never looked as good as it looks just before it goes on the market.

Here are a few points to help you make your home attractive to buyers:

First, you are moving so start packing things away. This will go a long way to help in de-cluttering your home. Stack boxes neatly in the garage or rent storage space.

Remove personal items. Family photos, memorabilia, and other personal items should be packed or put away. Buyers have a difficult time visualizing themselves in a house that is clearly filled with the “life” of another.

Clean the yards. Trim bushes. If the time of year permits, plant colorful flowers.

Remove odors. Bad or stale odors and  stuffiness can turn a buyer off before they get a few steps inside a house. Air the house out. Remove smelly rugs and furniture. Don’t try to cover the smell with candles and excessive air fresheners. I have had buyers think that someone is trying to cover up something with candles even when they are not.

Clean the windows and open drapes. Most people love a light open feeling.

Stage the house. Add fresh kitchen and bath towels. Add throw pillows. Look in magazines or online for ideas on how to make your home more attractive. Your real estate agent can also give you ideas on what to add or remove.

How to determine an asking price

One of the most challenging aspects of putting your house or property on the market is determining a fair asking price.  The market should determine the price but emotion and perspective can play a large role in the property owner’s view of its value. The seller has a vested interest and has enjoyed the home or property. The seller says “the house has a great floor plan, great colors, the yard is perfect”. However, this is not necessarily what determines the value — the local housing market determines value. This is especially true in a buyers market and although the market is much better today than it was 2 or 3 years ago it’s still a buyer’s market in the Texas Hill Country.

Ask your real estate agent to prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your property. A CMA compares your home with similar properties that have sold within a specified period of time. You will see how long it’s taken to sell comparable homes in the high, mid, and low ranges. Drive by the homes to see the obvious differences. This will enable you to set a price that positions you to sell. If sales prices are dropping you may want to set your price lower than the competition. Other factors to consider when setting a price for your home:

  • Economic conditions of your community
  • The supply and demand ratio in your local housing market
  • The location of your property (school districts and subdivisions)
  • Your home’s special features (garage, pool, fireplace, in-law or guest quarters)
  • The age and condition of your home
  • Seasonal influences (the housing market may be stronger during certain times of the year).