Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and just 15-minutes from your new country homesite at the Ranches at Buck Ridge, the quaint town of Brady sits as the geographic center of the state - the true heart of Texas. With its majestic historical courthouse, rolling green fields, and an abundant amount of seasonal wildflowers, Brady is a spectacular site to visit, linger, and relax. The community's unmatched hospitality makes it a soft-landing spot for reconnecting with nature and rejuvenating yourself. Brady is home to award-winning hunting and numerous other outdoor recreational opportunities. Bird watchers, photographers, and nature lovers of all types will find their passion and a place to call home here in the heart of Texas.
PARKS & OUTDOOR RECREATION
Brady, Texas is a prime destination to relax and enjoy the simplicity of life. Many find this the perfect place to make unforgettable memories while camping, with lakeside views under starry skies. Fill your visit in Brady with fun outdoor activities, such as boating, hunting, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and so much more.
Richards Park: is shaded with pecan and oak trees, and is equipped with a playground, picnic tables, restrooms with showers, 14 full RV hook-up campsites and a frisbee golf course for the young and young at heart to enjoy. Stanburn Park: is located in the neighborhood of Pine and Texas Streets and offers a playground and shaded tables. Earnest O. Martin Memorial Park [The Aquatic Complex]: includes a pool with interactive play features, restroom facilities, basketball court, volleyball court, shuffleboard court, washer and horseshoe courts, covered pavilions, walking trail, and hummingbird/butterfly garden.
The Ed Davenport Civic Center
Richards Park Pavilion
Brady Lake Pavilion
G. Rollie White Complex
Baseball Complex and Soccer Fields
Brady Lake & Fishing
With 25 miles of shoreline and over 2,000 surface acres, Brady Lake offers outdoor enthusiasts boating, skiing, swimming, camping, fishing, and relaxation. Facilities at Brady Lake include an enclosed marina, a fish house, a large, covered pavilion, picnic areas, and restrooms/showers. Along with full and partial RV hook-ups, screened cabanas, and primitive campsites. Brady Lake offers great fishing year-round for Large Mouth Bass, Crappie, White Bass and a variety of Catfish. Our enclosed Fish House at the Marina is open all year round at no cost. Throw a line in there or explore more secluded areas around the Lake to enjoy a quieter setting. Bear Creek is another great place to fish in Brady.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
Dotson-Cervantes Winery: listen to the stories of Alphonse Dotson, taste the wines and experience the journey that will suck you with a true reminder of the beauty of life. Fair Weather Farm: is in the business of making memories. They host seasonal events open to the public and have permanent facilities including a celebration silo, bounce pillow, covered picnic area, sand pit, and gaga ball arena. Seasonal activities may include a hay maze, hayride, hay hop, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, scarecrow contest, wildflowers, and more! Heart of Texas Country Music Museum: is a musical journey that traces the history of not only Texas Country Music, but the entire Country Music Industry. Over 100 artists are represented in the museum with stage costumes, musical instruments, autographs, posters and other memorabilia highlighting Country Music's colorful past. Heart of Texas Country Historical Museum: was once called the "best small museum in Texas" by the Fort Worth Star Telegram. The museum is housed in the former McCulloch County Jail. Recently the Curtis Field Control Tower, which was located at Curtis Field during WWII, was donated to the museum, restored and dedicated to the 10,000 men and women who trained there, and to veterans of all branches of military service from McCulloch County. Kenneth Medlock Gun Range: is just north of Brady Lake and is the state headquarters for the Texas Muzzle Loaders Rifle Association. Palace Theater: built in 1927 in the heart of Brady, the 450-seat Palace Theatre was part of McCulloch County's cultural heritage for twenty-eight years. Brady Municipal Golf Course: is a beautiful 9-hole golf course owned and operated by the City of Brady. They welcome everyone wanting a rewarding game of golf in the heart of Texas, and the Pro-Shop offers golf items and a variety of snacks and beverages.
UPCOMING 2022 SUMMER EVENTS
• Brady Crawfish & Dragboat Throwdown at Lake Brady • Farm to Table – Downtown Courthouse Square • Smoke on the Hill – Richards Park • Haven Big Bass Fishing Tournament
• Mud Volleyball at Brady Lake • July Jubilee & Parade in Downtown Brady with Firework Show at Richards Park
• Labor Day Weekend – 48th Annual World Championship BBQ GOAT Cookoff. Join in for Brady's largest event of the year at Richards Park
DINING & SHOPPING & EVENTS
• Hair of the Hog Bar & Grill • Mac's Bar-B-Q • Mi Pueblo • Down Home Country Cookin' • Jacobys • Taqueria Azul Agave #2 • 87 Café • Bayou Bistro • Boondocks • Brady Donuts • Brady's Restaurant • Cattlmans BBQ • Holy Smoke • Joe's Italian Grill • The Locker Sports Bar & Grill • Medina's Restaurant • Mexico City Café • Mr. China • Piggy T's BBQ • Reza's Taqueria • Roy's Kitchen • Ruiz Raspas • Sandy's Kitchen and Catering • Shelly Ray's Snow Cones • Tex Mex Restaurant
D & J's Good Ole Days: is a unique store in downtown Brady that features antiques, oddities, and vintage items from around the world and are displayed whimsically throughout 20,000 square feet of space. With two locations, you are sure to see many unique items and interesting curated displays. It is truly one of the most unique antique stores in all of Texas! The Bus Station: features antiques, boutiques, and collectables. Olive-n-Marley's: is a curator of vintage, junk, new, re-purposed and found salvage. Brady Music Store: is Brady's first and only full service music store. Evridge Furniture: has been proudly operating since 1952 and serves residents of the entire state. Browse their vast and ever-changing inventory of quality products including furniture, appliances and gift items. Gypsy Chix Frances's Closet Heart of Texas Outdoors: serves as a complete hunting and fishing store with the best products, prices and customer service. McCulloch Mercantile Resale Shop: is a local non-profit thrift store operated by McCulloch County Resource Center. Merchandise includes, Clothing, Shoes, jewelry, Houseware, Furniture…All proceeds stay local and support the community. Serenity Quilts of Many Colors: is a family-owned quilt shop that offers a wide range of high-quality supplies. Texas Wildlife Supply: designs and manufactures the highest quality custom-built hunting blinds, deer feeders, feed bins and feed jets for the discriminating hunter and landowner. Tidbits All Gussied Up Young's Jewelry: n is a full-service jewelry store specializing in bridal jewelry, anniversary, and birthday gifts for all ages.
Located 2 hours, 15 minutes from the Ranches at Buck Ridge is the state capital of Texas – Austin. Full of beautiful hills, valleys, and lakes, this metropolitan area has a current population of well over one million people... and it continues to grow. Known as "The Live Music Capital of the World," Austin is made up of a diverse blend of cultures and lifestyles, and has a reputation for being an open, accepting city. The influences of many diverse communities can be felt in everything from the music and dining to the architecture and art. To truly appreciate the beautiful surroundings, get walking. Austin offers both guided and self-guided walking tour options to introduce visitors to the unique attributes, places, and history that makes this city a national treasure.
There's a reason Austin is often ranked one of the fittest cities in the country. From cycling to stand-up paddle boarding, water-biking to leisurely canoe-paddling - Austin offers an abundance of outdoor activities. With 300 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 68 degrees, being active in Austin comes naturally. The Austin Golf Trail has assembled some of Austin's finest golf courses. Combining diverse topography, big name designers like Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones, Austin is the perfect setting for year-round golfers. GOLF Magazine has even deemed Austin as "The Best Golf City in America!" It's only fitting that the hometown of Lance Armstrong have some pretty killer bike trails, and Austin does not disappoint. The city was even ranked the 13th best city to bike in the United States by Bicycling Magazine. Austin's Parks and Recreation Department oversees more than 16,682 acres of land, which contains 206 parks, 12 preserves (sanctuaries for native plants, native animals, and unique natural features), and 26 greenbelts. These areas are open to the public daily and offer a great escape from the bustling city lifestyle.
Events, Food & Drink
Find something that speaks to you while browsing Austin's unique shops. Or make plans to partake in one of Austin's many events or festivals throughout the year. The Austin Marathon draws 20,000 runners from around the world. The Austin Food & Wine Festival showcases the best innovative cuisine. "Fun Fun Fun Fest" is known as the nation's best underground punk and alternative music festival; and Fantastic Fest, which features sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and other genre films, has become a favorite of film buffs and celebrities alike. Even literary fans aren't left out with the Annual Austin Book Fair featuring over 100 renowned authors from around the globe. SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals expand every year and the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park has performances by more than 100 bands. Our menus are memorable thanks to celebrated staples like breakfast tacos, as well as Tex-Mex treats paired with top shelf pitchers of margaritas at off the beaten path places. And let's not forget about the out of this world queso, which is a staple favorite of locals. Then there are the water-front locales on Lake Austin or Lake Travis. Or get yourself some BBQ at laid-back locales. And, no Austin visit is complete without a park-and-eat experience at any of our many personality-plus food truck and trailer venues.
Education & The Arts
The University of Texas at Austin offers continuing education degrees and opportunities, as one of the largest public universities in the United States and the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students. More than 3,500 master's and doctor's degrees and 8,700 bachelor's degrees are awarded annually in more than 170 fields of study and 100 majors. Austin is not only home to some world-class museums like the Blanton, with the nation's largest University-owned collection on exhibit, and the Harry Ransom Center, featuring the First Photograph and Gutenberg Bible, it is also home to plenty of artists themselves. Austin has a growing art scene and is becoming more of a breeding ground for creative minds. You can explore the work of designers, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, dancers and musicians here, at any time of year, any day of the week, in a variety of venues. With Oscar nominated filmmakers like Richard Linklater and blockbuster filmmakers like Robert Rodriguez calling the city home, Austin is even making its mark in the film industry. MovieMaker Magazine once ranked Austin #1 on their list of "Best Cities in the U.S. to Live, Work, and Make Movies."
The Ranches at Buck Ridge is also located an easy 2 hour, 20 minutes from San Antonio, Texas, opening the door to enormous possibilities. This presents the ideal opportunity to live in the tranquility of the country, while still being just a short drive from the entertainment, attractions, dining, and fun of the big city! Below are just a few of the events and attractions offered within this vibrant city, situated just a quick trip down the road from your new large acreage country homesite at the Ranches at Buck Ridge.
San Antonio's Riverwalk
Visit San Antonio's famed Riverwalk, and experience everything from museums and entertainment to shopping, nightlife and dining. The Riverwalk is a charming stretch of walking paths lined with shops, bars and restaurants that wind along the banks of the San Antonio River. Also known as Paseo del Río, the Riverwalk passes one story below downtown San Antonio, Texas and offers a splendid walking tour that includes the San Antonio Museum of Art, Rivercenter mall, HemisFair Park and much more. The Alamo or San Antonio Museum of Art are full of history and worth a visit with the family, or if you're looking for more adventure, take the family to Six Flags Fiesta or catch a San Antonio Spurs game!
Shopping, Food & Drink
If you like to shop, you will be in retail heaven! The Shops at La Villita is a historic arts village that features a number of art galleries and collectives. San Antonio's historic Main Plaza, at the heart of the city, dates back to the early 1700s. This beautiful public space, with huge trees, bubbling fountains, sidewalks, tables and soft landscaping, vitalizes the city's center core. Or take a trip to Market Square with family-owned cafes, working artists and the largest Mexican market north of the Rio Grande also known as El Mercado. From early morning until late at night, Market Square is alive with activity. Visitors browse through 32 shops at "El Mercado," and 80 specialty shops in the Farmers Market Plaza.
Experience one of the world's premier caverns, Natural Bridge Caverns. Take the Discovery Tour and get an up-close and most spectacular show cavern in Texas. Or go higher up to the Tower of the Americas. The rotating tower has panoramic views and is a San Antonio landmark. Looking for a great game of golf? Check out The Palmer Course at La Cantera, at just under 7,000 yards in length it was designed by Arnold Parmer and carved right out of the beautiful Hill Country on the northwest side of San Antonio. Or enjoy The Resort featuring five sets of tees on each hole to accommodate every player skill level. There are six holes with breathtaking views of San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta, plus many natural water features.