Kerrville is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, high on the Edwards Plateau, in the Guadalupe River valley. Situated one hour northwest of San Antonio, it is a market and cultural center for an area with a population of approximately 48,000, about half being within the city limits. With its wonderful year-round climate, Kerrville has long attracted tourists and retirees.
Although it is a comparatively small city, Kerrville has an outstanding array of recreational and cultural opportunities.
The Cailloux Center for the Performing Arts attracts world class music and theater presentations as well as providing resources for local talent including a symphony orchestra, a choral society and a theatrical group. Live performances are also staged at the nearby Hill Country Arts Foundation on the banks of the Guadalupe River.
Students and faculty of Schreiner University contribute to our community culture. There is also an extensive adult education program run by the local school system, as well as community college opportunities, and a very active senior center, which offers a wide variety of activities and programs.
The Kerrville/Ingram area has long been a haven for artists. The Kerr Arts and Cultural Center and Hill Country Arts Foundation offer gallery space for exhibits of both local and regional artists, as well as providing classes for all levels of ability. There are numerous galleries in Kerrville and lngram as well as nearby Fredericksburg, many exhibiting the works of nationally recognized artists, and the popular Museum of Western Art which is dedicated to the appreciation of Western American Heritage.
The city provides excellent health care by physicians representing referral system with the outstanding San Antonio medical community. The new Peterson Regional Medical Center has been nationally recognized for its quality of care and services.
Churches are an important part of life in Kerrville and every major denomination is represented. There is a wonderful spirit of co-operation among the churches in supporting such community endeavors as Christian Assistance Ministry, Raphael Free Clinic, Red Cross, Salvation Army, and several programs for youth with special needs including mentoring programs. All of these offer many volunteer opportunities.
There are three outstanding golf courses, beautiful parks, good hunting, fishing and hiking nearby. Also, the internationally known Hill Country Shooting Sports Center and several excellent health and fitness facilities are located in Kerrville, including the Kerrville Kroc Center.
From Kerrville take a scenic drive west out Hwy 39 which runs along the cypress lined Guadalupe River.
After a short drive you will end up in the small town of Hunt, Texas. Hunt was established in 1912 and in 2012 celebrated it's centennial.
Hunt is home to many summer camps and some of the most beautiful scenery Texas has to offer. In the summer take a swim in the sparkling river, in the fall take a drive to see the brilliant colors on the surrounding hills.