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Buying Land to Build a House in Texas Hill Country

January 16, 2022

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort offers everything visitors are looking for in a Texas Hill Country getaway, including championship golf, lakefront recreation, delicious dining and spectacular resort amenities. What's more, this destination on the shores of Lake Brownwood presents a variety of opportunities to own a homesite so guests, their families and future generations to come can live and play at The Hideout.

Property owners also enjoy automatic membership in the golf club and resort, which includes benefits such as complimentary rounds of golf, priority reservations and discounts on lodging, rentals and merchandise, and more.

We've compiled answers to the most common homesite sale questions for those interested in buying land to build a house at The Hideout. Browse the information below, then contact us to learn more about our available homesites and take advantage of a limited-time $15,000 discount on select parcels.


The first step in any land buying journey is finding the perfect homesite. The Hideout's 1,400-acre community offers an impressive selection of homesites with scenic views of the golf course, Lake Brownwood, and the rolling hills and deep forests of Brown County.

Once you've selected a preferred parcel, it's important to answer the following questions:

How is it zoned?

When you are looking to purchase a future home site, it's a good idea to check on the zoning. Zoning is a tool that most cities use to govern land "uses" for residential, commercial or industrial purposes, as well as the size of buildings, and how buildings relate to their surroundings.

The Hideout's land parcels are all zoned for residential use.

Are there utilities?

Make sure home utilities such as water, natural gas and sewer are available or will be supplied by the builders. One of the advantages of buying land within a planned community like The Hideout is that our development team and Preferred Builders can bring these utilities to each homesite.

How much preparation does the lot need?

Homeowners spend an industry average of $1,250 - $4,200 to grade and clear a homesite and prepare for construction, although this cost may vary depending on the location and condition of the site. The Hideout's expert land sales team provides plenty of insight into these clearing and preparation costs during a prospective purchaser's visit.


Once an owner has selected a preferred land parcel, exactly how much does it cost to buy the land?

The answer depends on the location and size of the land. For example, a large lakefront or waterfront homesite would have a higher cost than a small standard or golf view one.

The Hideout's homesites start at $49,000 and savings are currently available for select parcels. Special land financing options are also available via The Hideout's partners.

In general, a good rule of thumb for any land purchase is to estimate a lot at approximately 20-30% of the finished value of the future home.


Planned resort communities like The Hideout take the guesswork out of home construction!

Our Preferred Builders, Hutchins Custom Homes provides an impressive array of single-family home options designed with Hill Country living in mind. Each custom home features superior architecture, spacious interiors and the latest and greatest features, fixtures and appliances.

Pricing for The Hideout's single-family homes start at $249,900.


There's never been a better time to discover land to buy in Lake Brownwood, Texas. Over 500 new property owners have joined The Hideout family in the last three years! Homesites are now available from $49,000 with limited-time savings of up to $15,000 on select sites.

Learn more about this incredible golf community in the heart of the Hill Country and schedule a tour today.

Featured Events

Sunday Brunch at The Hideout Grill

March 03 / 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at The Hideout Grill for the best brunch in Brownwood, Texas. Sip on mimosas and savor a buffet-style brunch in the heart of Texas Hill Country.

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The Hideout Farmer’s Market

March 09 / 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us in supporting local farmers during The Hideout farmer’s market. Shop fresh foods or showcase your work with booth space available by reservation.

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Karaoke at The Hideout

March 14 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hit the stage and unleash your inner rockstar during karaoke night at The Hideout.

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The Hideout Easter Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt

March 31 / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hop into the Easter spirit with a delicious brunch and Easter egg hunt in Brownwood, Texas.

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Crawfish & Shrimp Boil at The Hideout

April 07 / 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Save the Date! Crawfish & Shrimp Boil at The Hideout on April 7th, 1pm - 6 pm.

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