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Burnet County, Texas

Burnet County, features scenic hill country with Lack Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake Lyndon B Johnson, Lake Travis, and Lake Marble Falls. Land consists of caves, sand, red and black waxy soils, with cedars and other trees. Local economy consists of tourism, stone processing, and hunting leases.

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Average Price $2.1M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $55M
Total Listings 311
Avg. Days On Market 85
Avg. Price/SQFT $2.7K

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Burnet County Information

Burnet County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau at the northeastern edge of the Texas Hill Country. The county is a short distance northwest of Austin and southwest of Killeen and Temple. The county seat of Burnet County is the city of Burnet. 

Most of Burnet County is used for agriculture and the western boundary is marked by the Colorado River, as well Buchanan and Lyndon B. Johnson Lakes. Popular activities include fishing on the county's lakes and rivers, and hunting. 

The U.S. Highways 183 and 281 pass through Burnet County, as do the State Highways 71 and 29. Burnet County is bordered by Lampasas, Bell, Williamson, Travis, Blanco, Llano, and San Saba Counties. 

Buying Land In Burnet County TX 

Burnet County encompasses approximately 994 square miles of land, most of which is devoted to farming of some kind. 

Being part of the Texas Hill Country, this area features many hills and ravines with elevation changes as much as 1,000 feet across the entire county. The northern portions of Burnet County open into wider and flatter land, while the east descends into a series of values towards the end of the Edwards Plateau. Many of these valleys contain tributaries of the San Gabriel River. 

Hunting is a very popular and lucrative activity in Burnet County and local game animals include turkeys, deer, and wild hogs. Other land uses are tourism, quarrying, and farming. 

The most common crops in Burnet County are hay, oats, and wheat, while farmed animals are cattle, sheep, and goats.

The growing season in Burnet County is 234 days.  

Agriculture and ranching are made easier in Burnet County by the abundance of water sources and the many urban centers which supply farming support, resources, and services. 

Burnet County Communities

Burnet County is home to a number of cities, like Bertram, Cottonwood Shores, Double Horn, Granite Shoals, Highland Haven, Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls, Meadowlakes, and Burnet, the county seat. 

These communities offer residents and visitors a range of attractions, including access to Inks Lake State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, and Lake Buchanan. People love visiting the area for hunting, viewing wildflowers, watersports at the various lakes, caving, and visiting the many historic sites and museums. 

Burnet itself has an airport, Fort Croghan Museum, and an annual Bluebonnet Festival. 

Burnet County History

Early surveying expeditions made their way through the area that became Burnet County in the 1820s and 1830s. The first settlers arrived in the 1840s setting up communities in the eastern portion of the county. After the population reached a sufficient size, Burnet County was officially established in 1852 from parts of Travis, Williamson, and Bell Counties. 

Burnet County was named after David G. Burnet who was the first provisional president of the Republic of Texas. 

How Do You Pronounce Burnet?

The "Burnet" in Burnet County is pronounced with an emphasis on the first syllable: BUR-net

How Far Is Burnet From Major Local Cities?

  • Burnet city is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Temple, Texas.
  • Burnet city is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes from Waco, Texas.
  • Burnet city is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes from Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Burnet city is approximately 1 hour northwest of Austin, Texas.
  • Burnet City is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes north of San Antonio, Texas.
  • Burnet City is approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes west of Houston, Texas.


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