Created Saturday, 07 July 2007 18:26
Superior Quality of Life in Wilson County Texas
Floresville Texas is the county seat of Wilson County and named after rancher Don Francisco Flores de Abrego who established his ranch north of town in 1832. A land rich in history which got its start from ranching and to this day is one of the best rural places to live and a great place to call home.
From the gentle rolling hills to the huge oaks with a mild year round climate. The common sandy soils are well suited for a variety of farming and ranching operation including the production of peanuts. Wilson County produces over 30 million pounds of peanuts per year. One of the most popular festivals is the Peanut Festival held each year during the second week of October in Floresville. In the springtime you may enjoy fields of wildflowers, the Texas Bluebonnets to the Indian Paint Brush to the Siberian Wallflowers.
Located just south of the hustle and bustle of big city life in San Antonio. The county’s small-town size and laid back attitudes may fool you, but don’t let it… this rural county meets modern day with all the expected conveniences. There is plenty of the rural atmosphere to go around, plus less congestion and cleaner air. You may just enjoy sitting on your front porch where you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the Texas sunrise or just take in the serenity of the wild nature around.
New construction luxury homes with plenty of big old oak trees on large tree lots or acreage are available in rural northern Wilson County beginning at just over $230,000. Other real estate choices are existing acreage homes, horse ranches, country estates, cattle ranches or recreation ranches all include a breath of fresh air. Each town has its own personality. Floresville, Stockdale, La Vernia, Sutherland Springs and the rest of Wilson County are full of wonderful people with solid values.
If you like the outdoors, you are in luck. Just west of Floresville, the San Antonio River meanders through the countryside passing native thickets of mesquite, prickly pear cactus, huisache, cat claw and black brush. Conversely, fields cleared of brush have been transformed into lush planted pastures of grass on which cattle graze or farm crops grow.
Cutting through the heart of Wilson County is the Cibolo Creek. The Jackson Nature Park, on County Road 401 between Floresville and Stockdale, is a pedestrian only park. A looped walking trail offers opportunities in this 50 acre park for picnicking, bird-watching and nature study.
Bordering north Wilson County is the Calaveras Park Lake. The park is open 24 hours for park activities to include picnicking, primitive camping, hiking, nature study, birding, bank fishing and pier fishing. Lake activities include pleasure boating, fishing, water skiing, personal watercraft, sail boating, canoeing and kayaking.
Studies demonstrate that quality of life and property values increases with natural views and wildlife. Because Wilson County is somewhat more of a rural area you have the opportunity to observe more of nature and the abundant Texas wildlife that live and migrate in the area. Watch for white tailed deer, dove, quail, turkey and javalina.