The spectacular Texas Hill Country makes a wonderful snowbird destination. Many are heading to the town of Marble Falls, which is located on Lake Marble Falls, is only 5 minutes from Lake LBJ, and is only about 45 miles from Austin. San Antonio is only 85 miles to the south on a pleasant, scenic drive straight down Highway 281.
Marble Falls is the hub of one of the most beautiful, historic areas in central Texas. Lake Marble Falls is in the middle of the Highland Lakes area, the largest chain of lakes in Texas.
Many snowbirds have been stopping on their migration south just as the Monarch Butterfly Migrations occurs in mid-October. While the butterflys keep on going south, the snowbirds in recent years have made Marble Falls a popular destination for the season.
Marble Falls, Texas was named for the Colorado River waterfalls flowing over marble outcroppings. Hunting and fishing are popular activities in the area. Native game fish abound in the area's lakes and streams. Fall and winter hunting seasons offer plentiful white-tailed deer, wild turkey and excellent wing shooting of migratory and native game birds.
Nature enthusiasts appreciate the choices available in the area, with over a dozen city-, county-, and state-operated parks and preserves within a 50-mile radius. With hundreds of miles of waterway, they offer every type of
lake-lovers recreational activity.
The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ area enjoys a mild, fairly dry climate. Winter brings rare snowfalls and an average high temperature of 77 degrees F. The average relative humidity is 40 percent and the average rainfall is 30 inches. On most any given day, one can pack a picnic lunch and take a driving tour, or head to the course for a round of golf.
Some of the best golf in the world can be found in the Mable Falls area. Golf course designers like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Tom Kite, Robert Trent Jones, and Bechtol Russell.
They have all used the natural resources in our area to construct magnificent tracts that challenge scratch golfers, yet remain playable for casual duffers. The courses in the Highland Lakes area feature wet creeks, massive granite outcroppings, lakeside lies, plenty of trees, and stunning vistas.
Wineries are fun to visit in the Texas Hill Country. Whether its the wild grapes that naturally thrive in the area or the influence of European immigrants who planted cuttings from their homeland, todays vintners take advantage of the ideal climate for producing award-winning wines. There are many wine-tasting tours in the area.
Numerous guilds and societies, as well as galleries, art, and even cooking schools are here to inspire you. Be sure to come see the Highland Lakes Arts and Crafts shows in which all the local galleries and artists get involved.
The Hill Country Community Theatre offers great family entertainment with live-theatre productions and encourages community involvement in all facets of production, from acting to set design and production.
Hill Country Texas rivers, lakes and streams along with the beautiful rock cliffs with a variety of colorful vegetation throughout the area offer the relaxing serenity and fun-filled life-style that snowbirds are seeking. The leaves changing in the fall and the Bluebonnets of the spring, often mixed with a variety of other wildflowers offer many great days.
Over the years, many people have chosen the area first as a snowbird destination, and then to buy a home and spend their retirement here. There are many services available to them, and the Senior Activity Center provides a multitude of social activities and events. When you look at it, Marble Falls is the perfect snowbird destination for the winter weary.