Tucked in the gorgeous Texas Hill Country, the little city of Kerrville is a place of friendly people, rich history, and expansive natural beauty.
Kerrville was established in 1856, originally a shingle making camp and mercantile hub for the area, and has been the seat of Kerr County since its foundation. The city is named for Major James Kerr, a doctor, congressman, and key leader in the Texas Revolution.
Today, Kerrville has a population of roughly 20,000 people, many of them families, and is served by the Kerrville Independent School District, an education system of early childhood development, four elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. Several Christian and Catholic schools also provide alternative to the public schools. Additionally, Kerrville is home to Schreiner University, a 4-year liberal arts college.
For those unfamiliar with the Hill Country region, the area is ripe with beautifully rugged terrain. From streams and pastures in the countryside, to the rolling hills and gorgeous parks along the Guadalupe River (which runs through the heart of town), Kerrville is a place of natural appeal and small town charm.
The weather in this part of central Texas is remarkably pleasant throughout the year! Temperatures sometimes climb into the 90s in the summer, and rarely drop below 35 in the winter, avoiding some of the extremes many other areas experience. Spring and fall see significantly more rainfall that summer and winter, with the occasional hail and thunderstorm. For the most part, it’s moderate and comfortable throughout the year!
Kerrville is below the national average for cost of living, and boasts a lower unemployment rate than the state and national figures, as well as superior air and water quality. Crime rates in Kerrville fall slightly below the national average.
The city of Kerrville is also home to several annual events, including the Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair, the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Kerr County Fair, Kerrfest, and more! Throughout the year, residents and visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities and entertainment – from live music and theater to the city’s several art galleries and museums; from golf courses and tennis courts to nature centers and the city’s Municipal Olympic Pool facility!
As you can see, Kerrville is a whole lot more than just a little town in Texas. The air is clean, the people are friendly, and there’s no shortage of great ways to spend your time.
Right here, on the beautiful banks of the Guadalupe River, Kerrville strikes that balance between budding city and calm country town, with enough to keep you busy, but not so much that you can’t find some peace and quiet too.
Come on down to Kerrville and see for yourself – this warm community has something for just about everyone. You’ll feel right at home in no time!
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