Guadalupe County, Texas

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Guadalupe County, Texas

Guadalupe County is located in South Central Texas. Land features level to rolling topgraphy bisected by the Guadalupe River. Also contains Lake Dunlap and Lake McQueeney. Soils are sandy, loam and blackland. Local economy consists of varied manufacturing, agribusiness, and commuters to San Antonio.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.6M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $13.6M
Total Listings 173
Avg. Days On Market 206
Avg. Price/SQFT $498

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Where is Guadalupe County, Texas?

  • Guadalupe County is ninety miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico in south central Texas and is bounded by Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Gonzales, Wilson, and Bexar counties. Cibolo Creek forms the border between Guadalupe and Bexar counties, and the San Marcos River separates Guadalupe and Caldwell counties. Seguin, the county seat and largest town, is on Interstate Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 90, twenty-five miles southwest of Austin and eighteen miles northeast of San Antonio. The county's center lies near Seguin at approximately 29°35' north latitude and 97°57' west longitude. The county covers 713 square miles of flat to rolling terrain with local depressions and escarpments, and its elevation ranges from 450 to 800 feet above sea level.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 131,533. The county was founded in 1846 and is named after Guadalupe River. Guadalupe County is part of the San Antonio metropolitan statistical area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Hays County (north)
  • Caldwell County (northeast)
  • Gonzales County (southeast)
  • Wilson County (south)
  • Bexar County (southwest)
  • Comal County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Guadalupe County

  • Son’s Island is a beautiful, three-and-a-half-acre island paradise! You access this private hideaway by driving across a 100-foot-long wooden bridge and once you do you discover a very special place. Large cypress and pecan trees outline the perimeter of our over 4,000 feet of lakefront land. There are 39 open-air lakeside cabanas on Son’s Island that may be rented by the day.

  • Local attractions include Lake McQueeney, touted as the "water ski capital of Texas" and numerous historic homes and buildings.

  • Son’s Blue River Camp, located along the banks of the scenic San Marcos River, has many of the amenities that made Son’s Island so buzzworthy, but this newer property offers two-story cabanas for a tree house “wow” factor and provides a completely different water experience for cooling off on a warm day.

     

Farming and Ranching in Guadalupe County 

  •  Vegetation consists primarily of mesquite, scrub brush, and grasses in drier areas of the county, while water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers flourish near creeks. The area has a mild subtropical climate, with temperatures ranging from an average high of 96° in July and an average low of 42° in January. The annual rainfall in the county averages 33 inches, and the growing season averages 275 days.
  •  In 2002 the county had 2,442 farms and ranches covering 384,824 acres, 48 percent of which were devoted to crops, 41 percent to crops, and 8 percent to woodlands. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $37,205,000; crop sales accounted for $20,831,000 of the total. Nursery crops, cattle, hogs, hay, corn, sorghum, pecans, and wheat were the chief agricultural products. More than 1,013,000 barrels of oil were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 203,553,119 barrels of petroleum had been taken from county lands since 1922, when oil was discovered in the area.

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