Mountain Crest Community AssociationWimberley, Texas
Mountain Crest is a gated community of beautiful, custom homes on spacious properties overlooking the Wimberley Valley. The gated entrance, paved streets, private park and playground, a private water system and restrictions enhance property values and help create the perfect place to call home in Wimberley, Texas.
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About Mountain Crest
Mountain Crest is a gated community of beautiful custom homes on spacious properties overlooking the Wimberley Valley. The gated entrance, paved streets, private park and playground, a private water system and property restrictions enhance property values and help create the perfect place to call home in Wimberley, Texas.
Mountain Crest is a great place to enjoy life in the Texas Hill Country. It's a friendly place to live - passing cars still wave at each other. The pride in our community is evident when you drive through our front gates and enjoy our landscaped entrance, community park, private paved streets, nicely landscaped properties, and fine custom homes.
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Living in Mountain Crest is the essence of living the Wimberley lifestyle. The Wimberley Schools provide an excellent education. Major grocery stores are convenient. There are several restaurants nearby.
There is a wide variety of recreational opportunities are in the area with swimming at Blue Hole, hiking and biking at Blue Hole Regional Park and Jacob's Well Natural Center and several other outdoor destinations within 20 minutes including Canyon Lake, The San Marcos River, and Blanco River State Park.
Mountain Crest is convenient to Austin and San Antonio for commuters and is central to many of the great hill country destinations including New Braunfels, Gruene, San Marcos, Fredericksburg, and more.
Life in Wimberley is slow and easy. The people are friendly. There are lots of opportunities for families and singles to meet new people and make friends.
In the mid 1980's, a local developer purchased land that bordered RR12, parts of Jacobs Well Road and Woodcreek. Roads were put in place, and everything was well on its way to start selling lots and building houses. Then the recession of the late 1980's hit, and a lot of developments went bankrupt. Such was the case with the first attempt at developing Mountain Crest.
In 1991, Robert Randolph and his wife, Margaret Lloyd, both prominent Houston Attorneys, purchased Mountain Crest out of bankruptcy (RTC). Soon thereafter, the marketing of Mountain Crest began, with the help of local residents, Frank and Jimi Irby. The Irby's built the first house in Mountain Crest proper in 1994.
The growth was relatively slow, with only about 6 homes having been built by the end of 1996. Lots, however, were being sold fairly quickly and soon housing starts began to pick up speed. A 1.71 acre community park was donated to the community by Mr. Randolph and Ms. Lloyd. This park is on the wet weather creek that bisects Mountain Crest.
Today, Mountain Crest has approximately 85 homes on 108 lots. The water system and streets are well maintained. A gated entrance and private, cul-de-sac streets provide a secure, quiet neighborhood. Our active Community Association shows pride in the community. All the properties are approximately 1 acre in size so there is plenty of room to enjoy the country living while still having great schools and shopping nearby.
The wildlife is abundant with deer, jackrabbits, roadrunners, foxes and even a few wild turkeys to be seen. Escarpment live oaks beautify most lawns along with hill country cedar, Texas persimmon, cedar elms and cottonwoods by the creek. If you like star gazing, come visit on a moonless night for a great show. Bird watching is also great - just put up a feeder and sit back for the feathered visitors.
The climate is typical hill country - low humidity and warm most of the year. Elevation in Mountain Crest varies from around 900' to 1200'. The community is built on hills that generally face the Wimberley Valley.