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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Fredericksburg Texas, Texas

For a small town of this size, there is an amazing number of landmarks and historic buildings. Fredericksburg, Texas is a small town north of San Antonio with a population of about 11,000. Fredericksburg is justly proud of its pioneer heritage, which is celebrated in places like its Pioneer Museum Complex.  Since the LBJ Ranch was not far from here, Lyndon Johnson and his family used to attend church here in town.

Photo of former courthouse now Fredericksburg Library is courtesy of Wikipedia and Fbgtex. Photo of Plaza of the Presidents courtesy of Wikipedia and Ed Uthman.

Where to Retire in Fredericksburg Texas and Home Prices

The Home Value Index in Fredericksburg was $566,781 in early 2023, according to Zillow, and reflects about a 18% rise from a year earlier.

What Is Special about Fredericksburg Texas

Fredericksburg is a beautiful town with much to see and do. Lyndon Johnson attended church here. Native son Admiral Chester Nimitz is arguably the most famous of America's WWII naval leaders. The historic Nimitz Hotel, now a WWII museum, is just one of the many historic structures in Fredericksburg. The Fredericksburg-Stonewall area is known as the Peach Capital of Texas.

What Is Not Special about Fredericksburg Texas

Fredericksburg is a small town in Texas with hot, dry summers. Real estate is more expensive than in most of Texas.

Climate and Physical Environment

Fredericksburg is located in the Texas Hill Country north of San Antonio. The average July high temp is 93 and the average Jan low is 36. May is the wettest month with just over 4" of rain.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

As a popular tourist town there are good restaurants. The Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant is highly rated by TripAdvisor. The Pioneer Memorial Library, the National Museum of the Pacific War, and the Plaza of the Presidents are just some of the cultural resources in town. The Easter Fires pageant in Fredericksburg celebrates the town's German heritage and the signing of a treaty with the Comanches. Fort Martin Scott is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Vereins Kirche is now an historical museum in the MarktPlatz and is part of the Pioneer Museum Complex.


The Fredericksburg crime rate is very low.

Medical Facilities

Hill Country Memorial Hospital is an acute-care facility that offers medical care, preventative care and a Wellness Center.


The GIllespie County Airport serves private aviation. Transportation resources in San Antonio are about 60 miles.

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