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Blanco County, Texas

About Blanco County, Texas

Blanco county, located in the hill country of Texas. Land features Blanco River, Pedernales River, cedars, pecans, live oaks, and other trees. Local economy consists of tourism, agribusiness, wholesale nursery, ranch supplies, and hunting/fishing.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot
Total Listings 28
Average Price $2,068,969
Highest Price $4,750,000
Lowest Price $420,000

Blanco County Land and Ranches for Sale

All Listings $200,000 - $300,000 $400,000 - $500,000
$600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000 $800,000 - $900,000
Over $1,000,000

Blanco County Land and Ranches for Sale

28 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3.
Photo of Listing #1496321

Tbd Rocky Road, Blanco

$3,108,885

MLS® # 1496321

Fathom Realty LLC
Photo of Listing #81166

3101 Shovel Mountain Road, Round Mountain

$1,950,000

MLS® # 81166

Topper Real Estate
Photo of Listing #81135

1090 Wilson Ranch Road, Cypress Mills

$1,156,395

MLS® # 81135

Town Creek Properties
Photo of Listing #81112

Tbd Highway 281, Round Mountain

$420,000

MLS® # 81112

Ledford Realty
Photo of Listing #1494654

3101 Tract 3 Shovel Mountain Road, Round Mountain

$1,073,000

MLS® # 1494654

Topper Real Estate
Photo of Listing #426329

3101 Shovel Mountain Road 3, Round Mountain

$1,073,000

MLS® # 426329

Photo of Listing #81105

3101 Shovel Mountain Road, Round Mountain

$1,073,000

MLS® # 81105

Photo of Listing #425669

3758 Highway 281, Blanco

$2,285,000 - 1,128 Sf

MLS® # 425669

Photo of Listing #81056

3758 Us Highway 281, Blanco

$2,285,000

MLS® # 81056

Photo of Listing #7784928

5818 Ranch Road 165, Dripping Springs

$3,900,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 10,253 Sf

MLS® # 7784928

Keller Williams Realty
Photo of Listing #80998

1110 Chimney Valley Road, Blanco

$2,619,000

MLS® # 80998

Land West Real Estate
Photo of Listing #78374204

488 488 Shovel Mountain Road, Round Mountain, Tx, Usa, Round Mountain

$4,750,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,727 Sf

MLS® # 78374204

Cunningham Real Estate

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Blanco County Information

Blanco County is a county in the Hill Country region of central Texas. The county is located north of San Antonio and west of Austin and is connected to these two cities via US Highway 281 and 290 respectively. 

The two main cities in the area are Blanco and Johnson City, which is the county seat. There are also two large rivers, the Blanco and Pedernales Rivers, and the surrounding terrain is hilly and lightly wooded.

The economy of Blanco County is focused on tourism, farming, ranch supplies, and outdoor recreational activities like hunting and fishing.

What Is Blanco County Known For?

Blanco County is famous for its rugged Hill Country landscapes, including the Pedernales Falls State Park situated on the Pedernales River. This area is well-suited to ranching and recreational uses like hunting and fishing. The towns of Blanco and Johnson City are also known for their historic buildings, museums, and festivals. 

Land For Sale Blanco County TX

Blanco County occupies 714 square miles on the Edwards Plateau of Texas Hill Country. The transition to the Edwards Plateau results in a significant elevation gain of about 1,000 square feet. 

Overall the terrain is hilly and rocky, with many small valleys and ravines. This makes the county ill-suited to farming crops. However, the grassy hills and stands of live oak, juniper, and mesquite trees make an excellent habitat for animals and birds. 

The river valleys have some flat pastures, usually used for hay and grazing land for goats or sheep. 

The primary land uses in Blanco County are cattle, sheep, and goat farming, as well as hay farming and the cultivation of various hardy tree crops, like peaches and pecans. Tourism surrounding the beautiful scenery, historic sites, and numerous opportunities for hunting and fishing is another significant part of the economy. 

The two main towns, Blanco and Johnson City, are centrally located, meaning that supplies and services are within a manageable distance from most locations. There are also two main access routes. Highway 290 runs east to west, and Highway 281 runs from north to south. The smaller roads connecting these make for excellent scenic drives.

If you're looking for land in this area, you can also check out the neighboring counties:

  • Gillespie County to the west
  • Burnet and Llano Counties to the north
  • Hays County to the east
  • Kendall and Comal Counties to the south   

How Far Is Blanco County From Austin TX?

From the middle of Blanco County, around Johnson City, Austin is approximately 55 minutes or 46 miles away. 

How Far Is Blanco County From San Antonio TX?

From Johnson City to the center of San Antonio it is a little over 1 hour or 61 miles.

Communities in Blanco County

As mentioned, there are two cities in Blanco County: Blanco and Johnson City. Other communities are Round Mountain, Blowout, Hye, Payton, and Twin Sisters. 

Johnson City is the county seat of Blanco County. It is home to the boyhood home of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as the Science Mill science museum and A Smith Gallery. Johnson City has a Christmas lighting event in the winter.

Blanco was the former county seat. Today it is home to a number of attractions like the Blanco Pioneer Museum, the Buggy Barn Museum, an old historic courthouse, and Blanco State Park. Blanco also hosts a Lavender Festival and classic car show. 

Blanco County History

Blanco County was formed in 1858 out of parts of surrounding counties and named after the local Blanco River. The city of Blanco was originally the county seat, serving from 1858 to 1890. However, changes in the borders caused some to push for a more central county seat. This campaign led to the formation of Johnson City, which eventually became the county seat in 1891. 

Over the years, various agricultural booms have swept the county, from cotton to peanuts and stone fruit, to sheep and goats. 

Into the later half of the 20th-century, the tourism, ranch supplies, and construction sectors dominated. Today the vast majority of farms in Blanco County are devoted to pastureland, providing grazing for goats, sheep, and cows.


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Listing information last updated on November 30th, 2020 at 5:40pm CST.