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You Don’t Have to Look Far to Find Utopia in the Texas Hill Country

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Among the many Texas Hill Country towns and cities sits a town where perfection is all in a name. That town, of course, is Utopia, and it’s living up to its name. A small, unincorporated village, Utopia’s population is measured in hellos and goodbyes more than it is a census taker. Ultimately, that number sits somewhere around 220-230. The graduating class in the Utopia school district normally averages approximately 12 students each year. That’s not a slight by any stretch of the imagination but merely a reference to clearly point out Utopia’s dang small! And that might be what makes it so utopian in the first place.

You Don’t Have to Look Far to Find Utopia in the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Facebook/Russ Ezell

In a place this small, you can imagine there isn’t a ton of things to do to keep busy. But that just might be the gist of it. Utopia has unbeatable surroundings, breathtaking views of the Texas Hill Country, and peace and quiet. Many people would give their right arm for that type of lifestyle (well, not literally of course, but you get the inference.) Residents are happy to raise their families here, stress levels are reasonably low, and families feel safe.

You Don’t Have to Look Far to Find Utopia in the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Facebook/Utopiafest

The economic base for the town is a mixture of ranching, tourism, and hunting. From the commerce that develops, Utopia also has small support businesses such as accommodations (bed & breakfasts, cabins, lodges, and vacation homes), some unique shops, and some good places to grab a bite to eat. There are also not one, but two State Parks nearby – Lost Maples State Natural Area and Garner State Park. So if you’re keeping score, that’s something like a gazillion points for Utopia, and a big, fat goose egg for roaming some city on a hot Texas day. With all of the swimming, fishing, camping and picnic areas this presents, it’s a wonder anyone in town even stays in their homes!

You Don’t Have to Look Far to Find Utopia in the Texas Hill Country
Photo: Facebook/Utopiafest

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