Over Memorial weekend, the Wimberley community was struck by historic flooding, causing loss of life, homes and belongings.
Like the sun breaking through the clouds, the Wimberley community has rallied, providing comfort to those whose hearts are broken, helping those in need and dealing with the aftermath. That resiliency and community spirit are one of the many things that make this Hill Country jewel such a wonderful place to live and visit. While recovery efforts will continue for several weeks, Wimberley itself will continue to shine and stay open for business.
Although the damage is heart-breaking, most of that damage has been restricted to residential areas. Nearly all of the businesses in the downtown area were above the flood waters and those few that were damaged anticipate reopening in the very near future. Iconic Wimberley treasures, including Blue Hole, Jacob’s Well and Old Baldy were not damaged, and the cultural amenities that make Wimberley a mecca for arts tourism continue to shine, including the Wimberley Playhouse, EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens and the town’s many art galleries and studios.
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Wimberley is the geographic center and the aesthetic heart of the Wimberley Valley and is located at the confluence of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River. The natural beauty of the softly winding Blanco River, shaded Cypress Creek and the stunning views of Lone Man Creek call to artists, retirees and anyone seeking escape from city life. The Texas Hill Country is unique and special and the Wimberley Valley is nestled right in the heart of it all. Located in the central flyway for migrating birds and sitting atop the Edwards Plateau, where a huge variety of natural fauna and abundant wildlife can be found, it's a perfect place for anyone who loves nature. Wimberley has been a retreat for artists, musicians and writers for many years. Art galleries, quaint shops and performing arts venues showcase the local talent year round. Wimberley hosts the most popular Market Day in the area. From March through December, on the first Saturday of the month, Market Day beckons treasure hunters from all over the country. Visitors can choose from a wide variety of bed and breakfast inns, motels, resorts or RV parks. The climate and setting make Wimberley a desirable place to live and a favorite vacation getaway. Come see why Wimberley is known as "a little bit of heaven".
Video above credited to our videographer, S2 Design Lab