Welcome to Llano County
A charming, historic town filled with beautiful natural scenery
On the banks of the Llano River, which passes through the town, Llano is a pleasant and inviting town. Llano is known for its historic architecture, which includes Texas' most beautiful courthouse. It has a lot to offer families and people searching for a nice small town to call home.
Timber building is common in Llano County architecture. Wood pillars, exposed rafters, and other elements like door mantels and wooden railings are common in Hill Country houses. Dark woods contrast with the pale limestone and provide another natural aspect to the design. Many Hill Country houses, unlike Texas ranch homes, typically have two floors. Some of the greatest views in the state can be found in the Hill Country region, and a second story allows you to take in the environment.
What to Love
- Natural scenery and beautiful terrain
- Small-town charm with a laid-back attitude
- Enriched in culture and history
- Beautifully constructed homes
- Access to tasty Southern cuisine
Llano County is a little hill country village that truly rocks. As you reside here, you'll wonder why it took so long to become a Llano resident of the Texas Hill Country. Residents here like the relaxed pace of life in a friendly little town, as well as the peace of mind that the natural beauty of the terrain provides. Whether you live in town or out in the country, on the river or in the woods, Llano's rhythm will entice you to enjoy the Hill Country's particular simplicity. Llano caters to a wide range of living standards, with one-fourth of the population living in the city and three-quarters throughout the county. Llano is a great spot to get away from the city, raise a family, work some land, purchase a second home, or retire for all of these reasons and more.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Lantex Theater in Llano, with its signature red and white sign, debuted in 1927 and is one of the last historic single-screen movie theaters to open amid the frenzy caused by the "talkies" across the United States. Since its inception, the theater has been at the heart of the town, organizing bond drives throughout WWII and continuing to play movies and host a monthly Llano Country Opry day. The theater may be hired for private events as well as public concerts and theatrical shows.
Living in Texas means being surrounded by an endless supply of flavorful meals. Visit Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que for what many believe to be the greatest BB-Q in Texas, and pick your meat directly from the outside pit. Their home pecan cobbler is a must-try among residents. Inman's is another wonderful barbeque spot in Llano. Since 1967, they've been offering their unique and one-of-a-kind Turkey & Jalapeno Turkey Sausage, and it's been fantastic! There’s also Fuel Coffee House, a charity coffeehouse that also provides free burgers on Sunday evenings; it’s the perfect place to go for a lighter meal and a cup of joe.
Things to Do
If the Texas heat gets to you in the summer, cool down in this lovely lake midway between Llano and Burnet. Take a Vanishing Texas River Cruise in the winter to view the eagles nesting around the lake on a Vanishing Texas River Cruise. In the winter, you’ll have the opportunity to view wild Bald Eagles that move to the area to establish nests and have young. The nest has been located just off Highway 29 between Burnet and Llano for the past couple of years.
Llano also has a PBR bull riding event once a year and the Llano Pro Rodeo every summer for a true Texan experience. This iconic rodeo event has something for everyone, from barrel racing to team roping to mutton busting. Llano's Rock 'n Riverfest is a Fourth of July celebration done beautifully. Taking advantage of the proximity to watersports, this entertaining event includes a variety of jet ski activities, live music, food and drink, a car show, and, of course, a beautiful fireworks display.
The schools in Llano County are part of the Llano Independent School District. These schools are rated highly and some of these educational opportunities includes:
- Ralph Pfluger Elementary School, PK-5, rated #1 public school in Llano County
- Llano Elementary School, PK-5, gifted program is offered here
- Llano Junior High School, 6-8, gifted program is offered here
- Llano High School, 9-12, AP and gifted programs are offered here