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Bandera County Land and Ranches for Sale in Texas

Bandera County Information

Bandera County is a county located in the Hill Country area of Texas. Bandera County is close to San Antonio to the southeast and includes Bandera Pass in the northeast, Medina Lake in the southeast, and vast natural areas to the west. If you are looking for a ranch in the Texas Hill Country with a warm and friendly atmosphere, Bandera County just might be a area that you will find interesting.  With a smaller population that is different than the hustle and bustle of many areas nowadays, Bandera County is a pleasant alternative that is commutable for those than want to work in a larger town or city such as San Antonio and still have a place with the country feel.  It's remarkable that being founded over 170 years ago that the county has been able to maintain a small town status.  With a population of just over 20,000, Bandera County has many natural highlights that provide enjoyment to both residents and visitors like the Lost Maples State Natural Area opened in 1979, the Hill Country State Natural Area opened in 1984, the Love Creek Preserve opened in 2000,  Medina Lake, and the Medina River which provides live water recreational activities. 

What is Bandera Texas known for?

Bandera County is famous for its beautiful Hill Country scenery, and for being officially recognized in Texas as the “Cowboy Capital of the World”. Residents of Bandera County are primarily engaged in economic activities surrounding ranching and farming, hunting, tourism, recreational fishing, and forestry. Geographically, the area is situated on the Edwards Plateau, consisting of limestone rocks and sandy ground. The limestone hills and excess of groundwater makes for relatively lush surroundings defined by oak, walnut, and cherry trees.

Bandera County Land For Sale

Most of the available lots and land for sale in Bandera County occupy the valley floors surrounding the many creeks and waterways that run through the area.These farms and ranches often have access to the live water of these tributaries, making for green fields and trees that are perfect for livestock and game.Bandera County is an excellent place to buy land if you’re looking to provide hunting leases, tours, or set up a guest ranch.The main waterways through Bandera County are the Medina River, running west to east, forking at the town of Medina, and draining into Medina Lake; and the Sabinal River, which runs north to south past the rural community of Vanderpool in Bandera County’s western region. Homes on Bandera County properties tend to be typical of the local farmhouse style, showing large stone block walls and low-hipped metal roofs with wide patios. Overall, it's a great place to visit and a nice place to buy that ranch you've been thinking about.  

Bandera County Property Search

Throughout Bandera County prospective Buyers can find many properties with live water creeks and water features adding value to those properties.  If you’re looking for land and ranches in Bandera County, consider whether you want to take advantage of the services and resources of its main urban centers in Medina or Bandera. Alternatively, you may want to opt for more seclusion and natural surroundings to the west and around Vanderpool. Either way, you’ll need to prioritize between hilly surroundings and views, and access to live water and pastures. What you choose will depend on what you intend to use the land for.You’ll also want to consider road access. Luckily, Bandera County has a number of good access routes, including State Highway 16 which runs from the north through Medina and Bandera towards San Antonio; and State Highway 173, which also comes from Kerrville, through Bandera Pass and Bandera, before heading south towards Hondo. Route 337 runs west from Medina, connecting to Vanderpool and Route 187 at the Sabinal River. In all, Bandera County is just a great place to take a scenic drive, so head on out and see what you can find.

You might also be interested in searching for ranch land in one of the surrounding counties. These are:

How far is Bandera from San Antonio?

From Bandera City to San Antonio it is approximately 1 hour or 53 miles. However, from the center of Bandera County, it is closer to 1.5 hours to San Antonio.

Communities in Bandera County

There are a number of towns, communities, and settlements in Bandera County, Texas. These include Bandera, Bandera Falls, Lake Hills, Medina, Medina Lake Shores, Pipe Creek, Tarpley, and Vanderpool. Bandera town is the county seat of Bandera County.

Amenities & Attractions

Bandera County is known as the Cowboy Capital of the World as has been officially recognized as such by the Texas Legislature since 2016.  It's not unusual when visiting Bandera to see cowboys riding their horses down Main Street or the Longhorn on Main Street posing for photos with visitors some even sitting on his back. Surrounding area roads in the county are loved by both cyclists and motorcycle riders because of the beautiful views that wind through the Hill Country with dramatic changes in elevation. Ranch to Market Road 337, also known as part of the three sisters road combination, is particularly known as one of the motorcycle touring roads in the United States. While the town of Bandera is the county seat, other smaller unincorporated communities that are in Bandera County include Medina, Pipe Creek, Tarpley, and Vanderpool, all which offer the same small town feel. 

Bandera County is also known for its two state nature areas, Lost Maples and Hill Country, as well as a large conservancy at Love Creek Ranch. Residents also enjoy Medina Lake, which is large enough to provide facilities for boating, camping, and fishing. Within the various towns of Bandera County there is the Bandera Natural History Museum, Frontier Times Museum, Bandera County Courthouse, and the multitude of scenic drives that are available for anyone to enjoy. Add to this the many restaurants and visitor focused businesses, and there’s always something to see and do in Bandera County. While in Bandera County canoe, or kayak down the Medina River, and catch all sorts of fish from bass to alligator gar.

Schools and Education

Students in Bandera County are served by a number of Independent School Districts. Northside and Utopia serve students within small areas to the east and west respectively, while the majority of the county falls under either the Medina ISD or the Bandera ISD. 

Koehler Real Estate represents buyers and sellers with all types of land properties throughout Bandera County, Texas. If you would like to inquire about other ranches that are for sale in Bandera County but not yet listed on our website, please contact us at 210-422-1489 and we will be happy to show you some outstanding prospects to fulfill your ranch ownership dreams and help you find the right property that would fit your search criteria.

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