Welcome to Thomas Ranch.
The story of Thomas Ranch begins and ends with stewardship of the land. Protecting the range that extends unspoiled from Austin’s western edge, where its connection to the legendary Texas Hill Country begins.
Over 2,200 acres of pristine terrain, from natural terrace to rolling valley to rocky outcrop, rich with native oaks and elms, savanna grasses and wildflowers – punctuated by a 100-foot limestone cliff overlooking the creek bed of the Pedernales River. The high point of Thomas Ranch is indeed a high point, rising hundreds of feet above Travis County, offering unobstructed vistas in every direction.
Austin And The Hill Country – A Match Made In Thomas Ranch.
The exact line where Austin ends and the Texas Hill Country begins is not found on any map. More magical than geographical, it’s a subtle change in attitude more than in latitude. Austin has its distinct vibe, a reputation for progress on its own make-it-look-easy terms – a business-friendly climate, a technology wellspring, a state capital, an entertainment and live music hub, a center for entrepreneurial opportunity and educational excellence at the University of Texas.
The Hill Country beats to its own rhythm, too, putting lifestyle first and everything else after it. Thomas Ranch embodies the heart and soul of the Hill Country, yet it’s connected to all the great things Austin offers.
Five Ecosystems. One Master Plan.
When the land is this blessed, it would be a sin to disrupt it. So Thomas Ranch is preserving its natural wonder and working with what the land gives. Native trees will stand, natural springs will flow, highlands will retain their lofty views, and creek beds will stay their course. From cliffs, to hillsides, to hilltops, to river coves, Thomas Ranch will be a place authentically conserved, not artificially contrived.
To ensure a welcoming and sustainable community, housing choices will be as diverse as our residents, from cottage to custom, whether for young families or for those exploring lifestyles once the nests have emptied. Thomas Ranch will feature a gentle latticework of neighborhood streets to provide multiple points of convenient entry and exit that enhance access rather than feed to a single congested main entrance.
Celebrating Our Unique Relationship With Nature.
Natural open spaces and trails are a big part of why the Hill Country experience is so refreshing. Well-being seems to come with being here. Stress vanishes while creativity flourishes. Thomas Ranch offers innate connections with nature, including opportunities to stroll, run, or bike through majestic hills, picturesque valleys and wildflower-rich prairies. Amid this serenely beautiful setting, you’ll even be able to give-in to the temptation of taking a dip in the Pedernales River – an especially rewarding way of immersing yourself in nature! All told, our plan for Thomas Ranch calls for over 700 acres (a third of the land) to be maintained and treasured as parklands and open space.
33% of Thomas Ranch will remain natural or set aside for parks and trails.
Recreation comes naturally here.
MILES OF NATURAL TRAILS, STREAMS, CREEKS AND RIVER FRONTAGE.
Water changes everything. It nourishes life. Revitalizes the spirit. And defines the appeal of a property more than any other natural or man-made feature. In this respect, and so many others, Thomas Ranch is unmatched.
An abundance of water, from our Pedernales River frontage, to direct access to Lake Travis with its 30 square miles of rejuvenating waters, will enrich the experience of Thomas Ranch’s residents and guests.
As a further enhancement to the many natural streams and creeks throughout Thomas Ranch, there will be extensive trails winding within its borders, encouraging exploration. At Thomas Ranch, nature will always flow easily.
Though uniquely varied in land features, Thomas Ranch is a place of natural harmony.
The night sky is as important as the land at Thomas Ranch.
Our commitment is to the land, and the sky above, on behalf of all who might visit here, live here and love it here. Thomas Ranch is embracing the important Dark Sky principles, using low-level lighting to preserve the sky views the way nature intended.
We will also be a FireWise™ Community, adhering to policies created to protect and preserve water, property and nature.
Our plan to connect residents with nature – by way of trails, open space and parks – fits nature’s plan perfectly.
OUR HOTEL, RESORT AND SPA ARE AT YOUR SERVICE WHETHER YOU LIVE HERE OR ARE JUST VISITING HERE.
Hospitality isn’t reserved solely for guests of the highly regarded hotel and spa. Because living at Thomas Ranch is like living in a resort, with the multi-star amenities an intrinsic part of the community. From million-dollar views in every direction, to sunset lake cruises. All of it right in your neighborhood.
A place for neighbors to gather and celebrate.
A TOWN CENTER. A GATHERING SPOT.
A MARKETPLACE WHERE CONVENIENCE
IS ALWAYS ON SPECIAL.
That’s not just what you’ll hear; we’ll make sure it’s how you’ll feel. Our Marketplace is THE place for catching up, slowing down or just hanging out. With spot-on boutiques for shopping and cafés for grabbing a bite or sipping anything from morning coffee to a locally sourced wine. Entertainment, shops, services – all are just a few steps away.
A broad range of housing choices gives distinction and character to Thomas Ranch.
CHOOSE THE HOME. THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THE ECOSYSTEM.
Encompassing some of the most distinctive and varied property in all the Texas Hill Country, Thomas Ranch can offer an equally wide range of housing types and styles, from apartments and cottages within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants in our Marketplace to elegant single family homes and spacious estates in our Hilltop neighborhood. Whichever neighborhood you select, you truly own the place.
The rich array of housing choices and options adds so much to the rich character of life here.