Burnet Information

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Nestled at the edge of the spectacular Texas Hill Country about 50 miles northwest of Austin, amidst the beautiful Highland Lakes, is the historic community of Burnet. Established first as a fort on the Texas frontier in the mid-1800's, Burnet has maintained its pioneer roots and rural charm while adapting to the modern age. We welcome you to one of the friendliest towns in central Texas.


Information about Burnet, Texas


Delaware Springs Golf Course

Delaware Springs Golf CourseBurnet's Historic town square offers visitors a unique shopping and dining experience. Gift, antique, and collectible shops surround the square. There are several cafes and full-service restaurants on or within easy walking distance of the square. Motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, lakeshore cabins and Burnet's proximity to so many sights make it the ideal hub for travels into our region. So no matter what your interests you will find something to please you in Burnet!

The City of Burnet, the county seat of Burnet County, is a hub of industry, commerce, and trade in the Highland Lakes area. Its modern schools, hospital, airport, and retail centers provide all the essentials for today's society, while the scenic countryside and inviting parklands present a myriad of opportunities for those who want to get away from it all.

autumn lakeThroughout the year, the City of Burnet offers a vast array of events and activities for all ages. From the spring splash of bluebonnets and wildflowers to the fall festival of arts on the Arts and Crafts Trail, from the winter wonderland of the spectacular Christmas musical light display to the summer frontier shoot-outs and vintage steam train tours, Burnet is alive with sights and sounds that make it one of the Hill Country's most popular destination spots in the state of Texas.

Come see for yourself why people call Burnet the jewel of the Highland Lakes. Contact Ron Petrick
today to learn more about available real estate for sale in Burnet Texas. 
Centered at Hwy 29 & Hwy 281 in Burnet, Texas
Description 10 Mile Radius 20 Mile Radius 30 Mile Radius
2007 Projection 13,760 65,667 181,106
2002 Estimate 11,808 55,617 151,681
2000 Census 10,997 51,457 139,594
Growth 1990-2000 43.86% 56.28% 76.46%
2000 Median Age 40.45 42.58 37.35
2000 Average Age 40.70 41.92 37.28
2007 Projection 5,165 26,127 67,004
2002 Estimate 4,431 22,230 56,522
2000 Census 4,121 20,596 52,139
Growth 1990-2000 36.23% 52.77% 72.31%


Major Area Employers
Burnet ISD School District 285
Burnet County Government 140
Seton Highland Lakes Hospital 311
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice Substance Abuse Facility 120
City of Burnet Government 120
A.T.M.I. Chemicals 100
H.E.B. Grocery Store 100
Sure Cast Investment Casting 92
Hoover Companies Building Supplies, Construction, Apt. Mgmt. 90
Southwest Graphite Co. Mineral Quarry 45
Bilborough Marble Mining 25
Lone Star Industries   25
Dash Covers, Inc.   25