Why you'd want to live in Hunt
Twelve miles west of Kerrville, the north and south forks of the Guadalupe River merge in a tangle of cool blue-green water and towering cypress trees around the small community of Hunt. Stone cottages, overnight camps, and cozy lodges dot the banks, and in the summer, tourists on inner tubes bob in the water like dumplings in broth. For many Texans, this quiet rural stretch of the Hill Country is bliss—a place where you can spend all day futzing on the river or sitting in a lawn chair alongside friends and a cooler full of cold ones. With its snaking ribbon of water and rugged limestone cliffs, Hunt is a quintessential Texas Hill Country paradise. Settlers planted roots here starting in the 1850s, and by 1913, the Hunt Post Office, named for landowner R.F. Hunt, opened. Not long after that, travelers, drawn by the natural beauty of the surroundings, started coming to cool their heels in the river.