Welcome to Mason

A picturesque rural town with unique outdoor recreation options and luxury homes.
Nestled in the heart of Central Texas, Mason is a charming small town with a rich history and vibrant culture. Founded in 1858, Mason was named for Fort Mason, which was established nearby to protect settlers from Comanche raiders. Today, Mason is known for its well-preserved Victorian architecture and quaint downtown area, which is lined with shops and restaurants. The town also boasts a thriving arts scene, and its annual festivals are a popular draw for visitors from all over the state. Whether you're looking for a peaceful place to retire or a fun weekend getaway, Mason has something to offer everyone.

What to Love

  • Topaz and Gemstone hunting opportunities 
  • Abundance of wildlife
  • Oustanding wineries, art galleries, and boutiques 

Local Lifestyle

Mason is a beautiful, historic town in the Hill Country region. The town is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, and outdoor enthusiasts. Mason is also known for its delicious food and wine, with many local restaurants and wineries to choose from. The town is situated on the Llano River, which provides opportunities for fishing, swimming, and paddle boarding. In addition, Mason is home to several parks and trails perfect for hiking, biking, birdwatching, and even bat watching. Whether you're looking for a relaxing rural refuge or a place to establish an active lifestyle, Mason is a great place to buy your next property.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Mason offers a range of dining options that are sure to please any palate. Several restaurants serve traditional American fare, as well as several places that offer more international cuisine. There are also several cafes and bakeries where you can grab a quick bite. Whether you're looking for a casual meal or a fine dining experience, Mason has something to offer. And with so many options, you're sure to find the perfect spot for any occasion.
Mason is a shopper's paradise. From high-end boutiques to charming antique stores, there's something for everyone in Mason. The downtown area is especially lovely, with its brick-lined streets and old-fashioned storefronts. But don't let the small-town feel fool you - Mason has plenty of big-city amenities, too. There are several malls and large retail centers in the area. Whether you're looking for a new outfit or a gorgeous antique piece for your home, Mason has what you need. 
Mason is a great place to grab a drink with friends and relax. There are plenty of bars to choose from, and each has a unique atmosphere. Whether you're looking for a cozy spot to chat and catch up or a lively place to dance the night away, you'll find it in Mason. And if you're feeling adventurous, there's even a bar that offers ax throwing! Whatever your mood, you're sure to find the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy a cold one. 

Things to Do

Mason is a unique and special community that offers residents and visitors alike a wide variety of activities and attractions to enjoy. The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve is a must-see for any nature lover, while the Mason County Livestock Show & Expo is a great opportunity to learn about the area's rich agricultural history. For those looking for something unique, WinterFisch is a one-of-a-kind rainbow trout fishing event that celebrates the Llano River. And of course, Mason is known for the Light Up Our Town holiday celebration. No matter your interests, Mason has something to offer everyone.


Mason Independent School District serves Mason.
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