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Medina County, Texas

Medina County is located in Southwest Texas with scenic hills in the north and fertile valleys in the south. Features Medina River and Medina Lake. Local economy consists of agribusiness, tourism, and commuters to San Antonio.

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Average Price $1.1M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $7.4M
Total Listings 130
Avg. Days On Market 153
Avg. Price/SQFT $583

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Where is Medina County, Texas?

  • Medina County is immediately west of Bexar County in southwest Texas. Hondo, the county seat, is located near the geographic center of the county at 29°17' north latitude and 99°02' west longitude, 100 miles from the Mexican border at Eagle Pass. The Medina River, from which the county derives its name, traverses the northeastern portion of the county. The western part is drained by the Frio River. Medina County covers 1,331 square miles with elevations ranging from 1,995 feet in the northern Hill Country to as low as 635 feet in the southern region.

  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 46,006. The county is named for the Medina River. The extreme northern part of the county lies within the Edwards Plateau, which elevates into the Texas Hill Country. The Medina Dam, the fourth largest in the nation when completed in 1913, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The irrigation project, creating Medina Lake, was built by 1500 skilled workers who worked in shifts operating 24 hours a day to complete the dam in two years. Medina County is part of the San Antonio, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Bandera County (north)
  • Bexar County (east)
  • Atascosa County (southeast)
  • Frio County (south)
  • Uvalde County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Medina County 

  • This 100-mile loop is, without a doubt, among the best, most challenging motorcycle roads in the state. The route follows canyons and climbs jagged, steep hills; the roads offer many tight, twisty curves with shear drop offs alongside and not much in the way of guardrails. In one 15-mile section, there are approximately 65 curves! Experienced riders bliss out on this ride. Beginners are cautioned to focus on the road—even when a panoramic vista pops up along the way. Don’t forget to top off the gas tank before heading out.
  • Medina County offers visitors a wide range of recreational opportunities. Hunting and fishing are available throughout the county, and Medina Lake in northeastern Medina County is noted for its large numbers of large yellow catfish, black bass, white bass, walleyes, and bluegills. Hunting is available mostly through leasing arrangements with private land owners. The game most likely to be hunted in the county are white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and javelina, although leases are available for hunters interested in sika deer, axis deer, and mouflon sheep.

Farming and Ranching in Medina County 

  • The climate is subtropical and subhumid; the summers are hot and dry. Annual rainfall averages 28.43 inches; average relative humidity is 81 percent at 6 A.M. and 49 percent at 6 P.M. The temperature averages a low of 42° F in the winter and a high of 96° in the summer. The annual growing season is 263 days. The northern Hill Country region has black waxy and limestone soils that support grasses, brush, junipers, mesquite, shinnery oaks, and live oaks. The larger southern region has sandy loam and clay soils that support bluestem, buffalo, and Arizona cottontop grasses, as well as post oak, live oak, and mesquite. Approximately 45 percent of the land in the county is considered prime farmland.

  •  In 2002 the county had 1,951 farms and ranches covering 804,941 acres, 64 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 29 percent to crops, and 5 percent to woodlands. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $60,742,000; livestock sales accounted for $37,571,000 of the total. Most of the area’s agricultural income derived from cattle, but harvests of corn, grains, peanuts, hay, and vegetables also contributed.

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