Fredericksburg Texas : Texas


What It Is Like to Retire in Fredericksburg Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas is a small town north of San Antonio with a population of about 11,000. Fredericksburg shares many cultural characteristics with New Braunfels, TX, a nearby town that also has a rich German-American heritage. Fredericksburg is justly proud of its pioneer heritage, which is celebrated in places like its Pioneer Museum Complex.  For a town of this size there is an amazing number of landmarks and historic buildings. Budget Travel named Fredericksburg as one of it's Cool Small Towns 2022 for it's serene beauty, rich German history, festivals, and award-winning wineries and restaurants. Since the LBJ Ranch was not far from here, Lyndon Johnson and his family used to attend church here in town. Photos per license of Shutterstock.

Where to Retire in Fredericksburg Texas and Home Prices

The Home Value Index in Fredericksburg was $454,272 in early 2022, according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Fredericksburg Texas

Fredericksburg is a beautiful town with much to see and do. Lyndon Johnson attended church here. Native son Admiral Chester Nimitz is arguably the most famous of America's WWII naval leaders. The historic Nimitz Hotel, now a WWII museum, is just one of the many historic structures in Fredericksburg. The Fredericksburg-Stonewall area is known as the Peach Capital of Texas.

What Is Not Special about Fredericksburg Texas

Fredericksburg is a small town in Texas with hot, dry summers. Real estate is more expensive than in most of Texas.

Who Will Like Retirement in Fredericksburg Texas

People who like living in a historic town will like Fredericksburg.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Tourism and retirement are important contributors to the local economy.

Climate and Physical Environment

Fredericksburg is located in the Texas Hill Country north of San Antonio. The average July high temp is 93 and the average Jan low is 36. May is the wettest month with just over 4" of rain.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

As a popular tourist town there are good restaurants. The Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant is highly rated by TripAdvisor. The Pioneer Memorial Library, the National Museum of the Pacific War, and the Plaza of the Presidents are just some of the cultural resources in town. The Easter Fires pageant in Fredericksburg celebrates the town's German heritage and the signing of a treaty with the Comanches. Fort Martin Scott is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Vereins Kirche is now an historical museum in the MarktPlatz and is part of the Pioneer Museum Complex.


The Fredericksburg crime rate is very low.

Medical Facilities

Hill Country Memorial Hospital is an acute-care facility that offers medical care, preventative care and a Wellness Center.


The GIllespie County Airport serves private aviation. Transportation resources in San Antonio are about 60 miles.

Valuable Links

City of Fredericksburg
Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center

What people are saying about Fredericksburg Texas

Life in Fredericksburg, TX
Being a resident of FBG, and not a native Texan, for about 12 years I can speak to the good and not so good things about FGB. Ultra conservative town, liberals are shunned. It is a very historic town, but unfortunately, it is changing. More and more wineries in the area are changing the type of visitor in town. While we still draw nearly a million visitors a year, things are very expensive. Housing is going through the ceiling - average home is now $360,000. Taxes are also high. Good hospital and good schools. Many guest homes for the visitor - expect to pay from $125 to $250 a night to stay in town -bring lots of money because the shops are very upscale and restaurants are pricey. Very few fast food establishments. Not too many things for young children. Low crime rate, but wages are poor for all the service workers. Difficult to find homes and apartments that are affordable for all the service workers needed to run the tourist business. It is a great retirement community which lives on volunteerism, but expensive to live. Has a good theatre for cultural activity. No big box stores which are 22 miles away in Kerrville. Town is very German in its heritage and Auslanders sometimes find it difficult to break into the inner workings of the city government - not what you know, but who you know. Overall, we enjoy living in FBG even with its conservative pitfalls.
Posted by hoople on February 08, 2017
Although I haven\'t been to Fredericksburg for awhile in the past I found the town quaint and historical. Wouldn\'t go here if you want entertainment. The town closes down at about 9:00 PM.
Posted by dschlei1 on October 02, 2013

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