|Beyond the natural beauty of the rolling countryside, the area is rich in
Texas history and has a wealth of cultural activities to offer. Early German
settlers first came to the area in the 1840's, which is reflected in the names,
the architecture, and the foods. In recent years many have been inspired by
that history to preserve and restore some of the older structures in and around
Round Top. Excellent examples of these restorations are the Henkel Square Museum,
the International Festival-Institute, both in Round Top, and the University
of Texas' Winedale Historical Center, just 4 miles from Round Top.
Round Top also has a number of activities throughout the year that add to the quality of life:
All without the noise and anxiety of city life and traffic.
Of course, there is always the lure of a big porch and a great rocking chair to add to one's enjoyment.
Pretty amazing for the smallest incorporated city in the State of Texas.
Round Top is centrally located between Austin (State Capital, the University of Texas, and many high-tech businesses), Houston (home to many international businesses, the Port of Houston, and NASA in nearby Clear Lake), and the Bryan/College Station area (Texas A&M University).