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Utopia, Texas – A Place of Ideal Perfection in the Hill County

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Utopia, Texas – A Place of Ideal Perfection in the Hill County

By Judy Peacock

The Texas Hill Country is filled with dozens of towns and cities where the residents think that their hometown is the best place to live. Utopia is no different. Merriam Webster’s definition of the word “utopia” is “a place of ideal perfection,” and the people who call Utopia home tend to agree.

Utopia, Texas – A Place of Ideal Perfection in the Hill County
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It is not that there are tons of things to do in Utopia. It is that the surroundings are breathtaking and the place is peaceful and serene. This tiny town is a good place to come to get out of the rat-race of big city life. Some people say that the first postmaster, back in the 1800s, had tuberculosis, and that swimming in the Sabinal River here healed him of that disease. Others say that living in Utopia today has a healing effect, too – with its slower paced life – it’s like living in a paradise, a sanctuary. People choose to stay here and raise their families here because it is less stressful than larger cities, and they feel safe here.

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