Kingsland is a small town located at the spot where the Llano and Colorado rivers meet. With its gently rolling hills, scenic valleys, slabs of granite and majestic mesquite and oak trees, Kingsland really is fit for a king. Llano County is one of the top retirement destinations in the country; it is also a popular tourist destination.
Home to 6,030 residents, Kingsland grew by more than 31 percent from 2000 to 2010. LBJ Lake and the Kingsland Community Park on the shore of the lake are the town's most popular amenities. Residents picnic, play horseshoes, use the boat launch and attend public or private events in the 100-seat building. The Pat Patterson Lions Club Park in Kingsland is much smaller than the community park, however, it is the ideal place to swim in the lake. Lakefront properties with scenic views command a higher than average price.
The Packsaddle Elementary School, run by the Llano Independent School District, serves Kingsland's children in prekindergarten through grade five. Junior high and high school age Kingsland residents attend Llano Jr. High and Llano High School in Llano, which are also run by the Llano ISD. Llano ISD meets all of the Texas Education Agency's academic performance requirements.
For the past 35 years, Kingsland had held the five-day Aqua Boom celebration. Land and boat parades, live music, food and fireworks offer family fun entertainment. Golfers will find the two exceptional golf courses where they can hone their game for Aqua Boom's Golf Tournament.
Affordable and friendly, MLS info shows Kingsland's median home value is $111,318 and the average rent is $759. Newly listed homes for sale in the Highland Lakes area attract people from Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas who want a second home where they can boat and fish. Retirees also scrutinize house listings for a home where they can live year-round without worrying about the harsh winters found up north. Nevertheless, there are numerous picture-perfect listings for families.
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