Marble Falls Texas
....."For a weekend or a lifetime."
13 Miles SE of Burnet
46 Miles NW of Austin
50 Miles W of Roundrock
83 Miles N of San Antonio
210 Miles W of Houston
Population 7,200 2010 Property Tax Rate 2.3135 Per $100
January Temps High 77°F Low 33° F July Temps High 99°F Low 71°F
Lake Marble Falls is part of the Highland Lakes, the largest chain of lakes in Texas.
Marble Falls is a growing area, and has been recently listed as one of the top non-metro growth area in the United States by a book published by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), written by Jack Shultz, titled Boomtown USA. Demographic informataion, and business information can be found on the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporations website.
The Marble Falls Texas Real Estate market is growing!! If you are looking for a home in a quiet neighborhood, lakefront property, home, acreage, ranch, waterfront, commerical or investment we can help you find just the right place.
Main Steet Marble Falls has lots of great shopping and entertainment. If you are looking for that perfect gift visit Canyon Trails Furniture . The Uptown Marble Theater is the place to be for concerts and entertainment. If you are in the mood for seafood visit Cecil & Company.
The Marble Falls School District is a progressive growning school district. The district encompasses a very large area (268 Square Miles) and serves the communities of Marble Falls, Meadowlakes, Granite Shoals, Highland Haven, Cottonwood, Fairland, Smithwick, Horseshoe Bay South, and Spicewood. " The mission of MFISD as the learning center of this community is to shape future generations to be productive citizens through the pursuit of excellence and equity in education."
MFISD is a 4-A disdtrct and has an enrollment exceeding 3,800 students. The district has four elementary schools, all of which have pre-kindergarten through 5th grades: Colt Elementary ; Marble Falls Elementary ; Highland Lakes Elementary ; and our newest campus, Spicewood Elementary . Attendance zones for the elementary schools may be accessed on the district website under "public info." The district has three secondary campuses: Marble Falls Middle School (grades 6-8); Falls Career High School (a non-traditional alternative high school); and Marble Falls High School (grades 9-12).
Faith Academy is a private school in the Marble Falls area. Faith Academy is a University-model system. The University-model education (UMS) takes the best aspects of traditional, full-time public and private schools, as well as home schools, and molds them into one model. UMS uses a university-style schedule adapted to the elementary, junior, and senior high levels. Professional teachers teaching in their areas of expertise conduct central classroom instruction. Elementary students attend classes on Tuesday and Thursday while secondary students go to school on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.Students spend alternate days at home where parents continue their instruction or monitor student progress. Teachers provide parents with detailed instructions for days spent at home
A Brief History of Marble Falls
In 1954, Adam R. "Stovepipe" Johnson, a Indian fighter, and Confederate general viewed the natural marble falls and panoramic countryside, and envisioned the hill country to be his future home. Even after tragically losing his sight in a Civil War battle in 1864 he never forgot his dream. Johnson returned to Burnet County and formed the Texas Mining and Improvement Company with a group of nine investors. Marble Falls was officially founded on July 12, 1887, when lots were put on sale by TM&I.
Marble Falls sits on the banks of Lake Marble Falls. The falls were formed by a shelf of limestone running diagonally across the river from the northeast to southwest. The upper layers of limestone, brownish on the exterior, but a deep blue inside, was so hard it was mistaken for marble. The falls were three distinct formations at the head 1.25 mile canyon, with a drop of some 50 feet through the limesone strata. In 1951 the natural lake was covered when Max Starcke Dam was completed, damning the Colorado River.
Granite Mountain, looming on the western edge of town, covers over 180 acres, and rises more than 100 feet above the surrounding countryside has secured Marble Falls place in Texas history. It is the largest quary site of it's kind in the United States. Quarrying of the prized Texas pink granite began in the 1880's, and has continued ever since. Stone quarried from this site has been used in the construction of the Texas State Capital, the Gavleston seawall, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.