Smithville Real Estate
With its friendly residents, a true community bond and an emphasis on slowing down in today’s hectic and fast-paced world, living in Smithville is, in many respects, like stepping back in time. But Smithville is also a modern community, where modern conveniences combine with Smithville’s natural beauty to create a wonderful place to live, work and play. Click here to view a virtual tour of Smithville.
Established as major railroad hub for Central Texas during the 1800s, Smithville’s history is carefully preserved through many structures that enhance the community’s quality of life. Historical homes and churches dot the landscape, presenting typical architecture of Central Texas’s railroad communities. Smithville’s incredible architectural craftsmanship can be seen in the examples of Victorian, Queen Anne, Classical Revival and Greek Revival throughout its many neighborhoods and its commercial downtown district. Strolls down Main Street often result in a friendly chat with a neighbor, or a stop at one of the many unique shops, restaurants, public library or City Hall. The tree-lined streets and historic atmosphere and small-town charm even led to the movies “Hope Floats” and “The Tree of Life” being filmed in Smithville, making it the first city in Texas to be named “Film and Family Friendly” by the Texas Film Commission.
Resting comfortably on the edge of the ancient Lost Pines, Smithville prides itself on providing residents plenty of ways to get out and enjoy both the community and the nearly year-round spectacular weather in Central Texas. The cultural heritage of Smithville is carefully preserved for all to enjoy in the Jim Long Railroad Park, where visitors can view a restored depot and railroad cars. Outdoor recreational opportunities include visits to the nearby LCRA Riverbend Park, two state parks, the Colorado River and Lake Bastrop, where everything from fishing, swimming, kayaking or just simply relaxing are popular activities. Golfers can enjoy playing a round and perfecting their swing in nearby Bastrop at the Lost Pines Golf Club, Pine Forest Golf Club, ColoVista Country Club or Wolfdancer Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa or in LaGrange at Frisch Auf Country Club.