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Llano County is named after the Llano River and was originally founded in 1856. A pioneer town, Baby Head, was one of the town's many legends which claimed a child was killed by Native Americans placed on a hill that they called Baby Head Mountain. By the community no longer exists, a cemetery does exist that honors the child. Now, 19,300 people, as of 2010, live in the county that spans 966 mi.². The majority of the total area is land, which accounts for 934 mi.². Water accounts for just 3.3% of the total landmass, with just 32 mi.² of water. The population in the area expanded greatly between 1990 and 2000. In this 10-year span, the population jumped 46.5% from 11,631 people to 17,044 people in 2000. The population grew another 13.2% by 2010, and in 2014, was estimated to be at 19,510 people. In total, the population density in the county is 18 people per square mile with nearly 60% of the population being married. In terms of population, 15.9% of people in the county are under the age of 18, while 30.5% are between the ages of 45 and 64. Approximately 30.7% are over 65 years old. Just 4.5% of the population is between the ages of 18 and 24, while 18.4% of the population is between the ages of 25 and 44. The median income in the county is $34,830, while median family income is $40,597. Llano County Land Opportunities Land in Texas is in abundance. The state is gigantic; the amount of acres you can get is seemingly limitless. You’ll find small lots of residential land that are selling for $3,600, and large lots with several acres for well under $10,000. We’re going to take a look at some of the most popular properties that we have in our inventory today. Lots Available Today Smaller lots are perfect for erecting a home, and selling it. If you want to live in the county, you can also keep this as an investment property that appreciates in value, and sell it in the future if you like. Let’s take a quick look at several of the smaller lots we have available, including: * 0.32 acres with paved road access and zoned for a single-family home. This property is nestled in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, with full utilities available on the property. Taxes are just $49.41 a year. The perfect choice in the county, Horseshoe Bay has been rated one of the top 10 residential places to live in the entire United States. This lot is just $3,600. * 0.31 acres is also for sale in Horseshoe Bay. This is a vacant residential lot that has paved road access, full utilities available and taxes that are just $70.94 a year. This property is just $3,700. These are just some of the smaller lots that you’ll find available. While both of these lots are in Horseshoe Bay, Texas which is located in Llano County, this is a small sample of the properties that you’ll find in the county. You’ll also find several lots that are smaller and larger in size. Things to Do in Llano County, Texas Making an investment in any parcel of land should be done with the utmost diligence. One of the most important things to consider is the surrounding area. You need to know that there will be things to do whether you plan on living there yourself, renting the property or even farming. Let’s take a look at some of the hotspots in the county: Bluebonnet Trail The Bluebonnet Trail is one of the most popular in the entire state. What you may not know is that Texas is known for their bluebonnets, and the state takes much pride in these beautiful blue flowers. Situated in hill country, you’ll find a variety of beautiful flowers and people strolling down the road to look at the blooming bluebonnets in spring. Llano County Historical Museum Known as a local gem, the museum shows what Western life was like before the 1900s. Erected in the 1900s, this museum still has its original interior with a beautiful marble soda fountain and leather stalls, which are reminiscent of an old grocery store. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM. Llano Fine Arts Guild and Gallery A beautiful local gallery that is nonprofit and has classes as well as demonstrations that teach people different art techniques. You can go and browse the gallery, and even buy paintings which will have some of the proceeds go to the Guild. Or, you can make donations by looking at all of the beautiful art from local artists. Buckhorn Hall The perfect place to go to enjoy a little bit of food, a beautiful country-style dancehall, and live music that's played by locals. You can BYOB, dance, and have fun at this lively hall. These are just some of the fun things the you’ll be able to do in Llano County. There are an abundance of restaurants and entertainment venues in the county. You’re also a short distance from many major cities, including Austin, which is about an hour to an-hour-and-a-half away by car. Land Use Ideas in Llano County We’ve already given you a few ideas of what you can do with your land in the county. There will always be the option of building a home and renting it, or building a commercial center. But what many people don’t know is that this county is perfect for equestrian services. Not only do people love to ride horses in the county (along the river in particular), but there have been many other successful equestrian services in the area, such as: * Horse riding centers * Horse boarding * Horse care centers Hunting in the area is also very popular. Properties that are located along the Llano River are definitely more valuable than properties located inland. The current market rate in the county has the average home listed at $115,000, with the average sale price being $122,000. Rental prices in the area average $1,500, with two bedroom units costing $970 and three bedroom units having an average rental price of $2,058. Please note that many of these units are actual homes which reflect on the higher price of a three-bedroom rental.