Welcome to Brenham

Small town charm in an all-encompassing community

Located in Washington County—and roughly 93 miles outside of Austin—Brenham is a family-friendly community that offers residents gorgeous neighborhoods and stunning natural scenery. There are numerous attractions, stores, restaurants, and fantastic schools throughout town. When combined, all of these amenities make Brenham one of the area’s most desirable communities. 


One thing that residents love about living in Brenham is how much there is to do around the area. This is especially true when compared to other small towns. Here, you’ll never run out of places to visit and things to do. Whether your passion is the outdoors or the local community, there is something for everyone in Brenham.


Prospective buyers will be thrilled to discover the incredible value and selection available in town. There is a unique blend of both historic homes and newer builds, making it easy to find exactly what you are looking for in a home. The current median list price of all households in Brenham is around $240,000. 


What to Love

  • Excellent, highly-rated schools
  • Small town charm
  • All-encompassing community, with big city conveniences just minutes from home

People & Lifestyle

People residing in Brenham take great pride in living here. With one quick stroll around town, it is easy to see why. Alongside neighbors who are amiable and focused on the community, the area has everything needed to thrive. Life is taken at a more laid-back pace, and locals here work hard to preserve the characteristics that make this town wonderful.


Families, in particular, appreciate many of the core features Brenham has to offer. There are several top-rated schools, multiple youth sports teams, places to get outside, and an abundance of family-friendly activities that are held throughout the year.


Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

When you reside in Brenham, you only have to venture a few minutes from home to find the very best in shopping and dining. There is a balanced mix of both local and national establishments.


Driving around town, you’ll quickly be able to check off everything on your to-do list. Make stops at local favorites such as Brookshire Brothers grocery store, Ace Hardware Brenham, Family Dollar, AutoZone Auto Parts, La Morelos Meat Market, and Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails pet boutique. There are also a number of specialty shops in the area, including Tre’s Chic Boutique, The Canyon Chick, Glissmann’s, and The Barnhill House Toys and Books.


When you’re ready to eat and drink, check out the menus at some of Brenham’s top restaurants. Residents recommend trying places such as Brazos Valley Brewing Company, Ninety Six West, Las Americas Latin Cuisine, Kay’s Cuisine for the Soul, Volare Italian Restaurant, Nathan’s BBQ, LJ’s BBQ, and Pioneer Mercantile and Smokehouse.


Things to Do

On top of the many shopping and dining destinations, Brenham is also home to a large number of things to do and see. At any point in the year, residents can fill their calendars with exciting events and festivals happening around town.


At various times in the year, there are certain things you’ll want to put on your schedule. Local favorites include the Texas Arts & Music Festival, Cool Tunes Hot Nights Downtown, Maifest (which has been celebrated since 1881), events at the Washington County Fairgrounds, and the exceptional concerts at 4 Star Brenham.


There are also a number of permanent spots in town that you won’t want to miss. As a new resident of Brenham, make plans to check out places such as the Giddings Stone Mansion (a local historical landmark), Unity Theatre (a performing arts venue), Back Lot Gallery, Cub Stadium, and Fireman’s Park.



Brenham is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:


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