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Texas Hill Country is Newest Haven for the Rich Seeking Luxurious Solitude

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The Texas Hill Country is undergoing a major land rush for the rich currently as affluent buyers are seeking out rural luxury retreats.

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the publication points to a new real estate trend occurring in our beloved region. The recent land rush is striking a chord nationally as the beautiful “11 million acres of terrain noted for gnarly live oaks, spring-fed streams and rocky hills” are not secrets anymore.

Retirees and those who hope to retire soon are staking claims in the land here, building homes and mostly leaving their acreage untouched. Drawn to the remote, rural vibe of the region, many see it as an area that mixes culture and quiet seamlessly. As Katherine Romans, interim executive director of the Hill Country Alliance, stated, “We’re seeing an increase in absentee landowners.”

While we may not be totally happy that our little secret is out, there is a benefit to these absentee landowners and the way they are developing property. The fact is that they are not – which means that they are preserving large areas of land that contribute to the natural beauty of the Hill Country and work to keep it exactly as is.

As land values “have grown by 2 percent to 3 percent in the past few years,” more and more affluent buyers are turning their heads to our region of the country.