The wide-open spaces, porch days, star-filled skies, award-winning wines, Texas-style hospitality...What is there not to love about the country life?
I moved to Brenham in 6th grade. I went to a small private school where I met my husband, Reagan, and many of my best friends. Brenham is a tight-knit community. Everyone has a connection in some way shape or form and you can’t go somewhere without seeing a familiar face!
I live in-town right now which I LOVE. It’s fun being so close to all the activities, shops and restaurants and then only a few minutes drive to gorgeous property where we can fish, hunt and just enjoy being outside.
Pictured above: Life in Brenham. Golf in your backyard, fires every night, perfect sunsets. Also pictured, Roki the horse and Jack, the soccer playing donkey.
I’ve always loved this town for its history, culture, community and spirit. Walking through downtown you get to admire the historical buildings that have been maintained and reimagined. Things you don't see often in the big cities. There are lots of wonderful shops and restaurants that are thriving and expanding here. Some of my favorites are Must Be Heaven (the best little lunch spot for salads, soups and sandwiches! I love their broccoli and cheese soup -YUMMM. And they have allll the Blue Bell ice cream and pies too!), Hermann Furniture, The Pomegranate and Mescalito Coffee (PS: Mescalito coffee is inside the Ballad of the Bird Dog store, which has a bunch of fun goodies, awesome t-shirts, and even a barbershop in the back!)
On the first Friday of every month, there is a Farmers Market in Downtown Brenham on The Square and during the Summer Hot Nights, Cool Tunes starts up with live music. There are lots of festivals and parades which involve a lot of the town. The antique fair is going on now and the Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill is April 10-11. It’s easy to get involved here and there is always something going on!
Pictured above: Farmers market in Downtown Brenham. We have a farmers market every first Friday of the month with a bunch of booths! Candles, lotions, signs, knives, coffee, tons of delicious food like empanadas (amazing), local honey (must try!), salsas, breads and usually live music! The Texas flag is the spot I performed A Christmas Carol in high school LOL .
This sums up Life in Brenham for me. I hope you enjoyed reading along! Check out @Visitbrenham on Instagram and you will see a lot of pictures of the Washington County area and get updates of what is going on. They have some great photos and calendars of activities.
Be sure to say hi next time you are in town! If you or someone you know is looking for an area expert to find your own slice of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, I am here to help.
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