Brownwood, Texas

Escape the city for the great wide open. From rolling vistas flourishing with live oaks, blue bonnets, and Indian paintbrush to small town, Southern hospitality, discover the historic and captivating Brownwood, Texas.

Whether you’re looking for your next hideout or a place to settle down, here’s everything you need to know about life in Brownwood and owning land in Texas Hill Country.

1. Choose a central location in the lone star state

The thriving city of Brownwood is located near the geographical center of the Lone Star state. Being in the northern end of Hill Country allows you to enjoy the rolling hills, trees, outdoor recreation, and a large recreation lake. Whether you are looking to create a home for your family or find a stunning place to retire, adventure is just outside your doorstep.

Brownwood’s central location also makes it easy to explore other nearby destinations, including the more than 50 wineries and vineyards in Texas Hill Country and Lake Brownwood State Park. Midland County, Abilene, Lubbock, Odessa, and San Angelo are just a short drive from The Hideout as well. At the end of the day, the endless outdoor adventures and wide open landscape will draw you back home to Brownwood.

2. Learn & uncover a historic past

Walking through the history of this area transforms Brownwood from just another city to your unique home. All of Brownwood's historical sites take you from the early dust-covered days to a thriving city in the heart of Texas. See more fun facts about Brownwood’s history.

Camp Bowie Memorial Park is where the history of the nearby World War II military training facility comes to life. Now it serves as one of the four Texas Army National Guard Training sites.

Brown County Museum of History is housed within the old 1903 Brown County Jail that resembles an old European castle and highlights Brownwood’s history from the Native American band of Penateka Comanche and early Texas settlers to relics of Camp Bowie to more recent history. Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum showcases the arrival of the railroad in the 1880s along with the people who made their livelihoods working there through exhibits featuring clothing, memorabilia, and photographs.

Historic Downtown is a great way to walk through the history of Brownwood while you discover unique places to eat and interesting places to shop.

3. Live & play by Texas' blue waters

Purchasing real estate in Brownwood or at Lake Brownwood allows you to live an active lifestyle full of scenic beauty and outdoor recreation. If you’re looking for a tranquil lake inviting you to wade in and enjoy, The Hideout has waterfront property overlooking beautiful Lake Brownwood and all the best that Central Texas offers.

With almost 100 miles of shoreline, Lake Brownwood offers numerous activities from boating, swimming, fishing, and other water sports that are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and retirees. Located on Lake Brownwood is the Lake Brownwood State Recreation Area, which the Civilian Conservation Corps oversaw in the 1930s. The tranquil waters and timeless beauty that springs from the history of Lake Brownwood make it an extraordinary piece of Brownwood.

The abundance of wildlife in this picturesque part of Hill County allows for a variety of outdoor adventures for children all the way to retirees, including the following:

  • Top Hunting Destination in Texas
  • Rocky Hiking Trails
  • Exceptional Lake Fishing
  • Stunning Parks
  • Scenic Picnic Locations
  • Championship Golfing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Camping at Lake Brownwood Recreation Area
  • And Endless Outdoor Adventures!

4. Build your dream home at The Hideout

The Hideout’s newest neighborhood provides tremendous value and opportunities for families of all ages, placing an array of resort conveniences and the surrounding area’s best golfing, fishing, hunting, and more right on your doorstep.

When you build your dream home at The Hideout, you will have access to activities and amenities such as the following:

  • 1,400 acres of natural beauty;
  • Land for sale with easy access to Lake Brownwood;
  • Resort-style amenities for all ages;
  • A golf cart-friendly community;
  • An on-site 18-hole championship golf course;
  • The Hideout Grill is an on-site restaurant;
  • Access to the area’s best fishing hunting, golfing, and camping, on Lake Brownwood’s 7,500 acres;
  • Two homebuilders to choose from or you can bring in your own;
  • Personalized, on-site financing available; and
  • You’ll be minutes from historic downtown Brownwood.

5. Make a future investment

If you are ready to buy land for sale in Brownwood, TX, but you are not ready to build your dream home or are planning for a future vacation or a retirement home, The Hideout has the option of “Buy Now, Build When You Want” flexibility. This allows you to purchase land at The Hideout and still enjoy the benefits that come from being a resident before you build your home.

If you are curious about the cost of land, it depends on a couple of factors specific to your future homesite. All of The Hideout’s land parcels are zoned for residential use, and the cost of buying your preferred land parcel depends on the size and location of the land.

The experience of custom designing your new home is a breeze when you partner with one of our two preferred home builders with decades of experience in custom home building. If you have a preferred home builder that is not one of ours, it’s no problem. Landowners at The Hideout have the flexibility of working with the builder of their choice.

Once you discover life at The Hideout, you’re sure to fall in love with it and understand why over 500 new property owners have joined The Hideout family in the last three years! Discover how you build your dream home while spending your days playing golf at the Hideout Golf Club & Resort’s 18-hole championship course, meeting new and old friends for mouthwatering meals—for breakfast, lunch, or dinner—at The Hideout Grill, and seeking out new adventures in charming downtown Brownwood or at Lake Brownwood.

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Featured Events

Sunday Brunch at The Hideout Grill

December 10 / 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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New Year's Eve Bash

December 31 / 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Pull out your leg warmers and get ready to dance the night away. The Hideout is hosting an 80’s themed bash to ring in 2024 and everyone is invited to participate. Sunday, December 31 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.

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