Valentine's Day is almost upon us and it's the perfect time for real estate agents to put a little romantic twist on the homes they're selling. Small space? It's cozy for couples. Fixer-upper? It's a bonding project. Isolated location? More alone time for the two of you. What you won't have trouble selling this heart-filled holiday are homes already located within a romantic setting, like the charming Texas towns featured below. If you're a real estate agent in Texas, check out our picks for some of the most romantic locations to live in the state and see if any are right for your clients. This Valentine's Day, your gift could be a commission check from a sale in one of these spots. No roses necessary.
Population: 10,829 Nearest City: San Antonio (70.1 miles), Austin (78.2 miles) Fun Fact: Fredericksburg is known as the home of Texas German, a dialect that was used by German immigrants who settled the area in the mid-19th century. Romantic Attractions: Shopping along Main Street, German eateries, Enchanted Rock Natural Area, ample wineries along the 290 Wine Trail, quaint bed and breakfasts
Population: 2,582 Nearest City: Austin (36.9 miles) Fun Fact: Wimberley was once called Winter's Mill after William Carvin Winters who built a gristmill there in 1856. Romantic Attractions: Blue Hole Regional Park, Jacob's Well Natural Area, Devil's Backbone Scenic Drive, Bella Vista olive groves, historic dance halls, Corral Theatre
Population: 1,870 Nearest City: Austin (23 miles) Fun Fact: Dripping Springs is known as one of the premiere wedding destinations in Texas. Romantic Attractions: Hamilton Pool, breweries galore, vineyard after vineyard, Salt Lick Barbecue, Pedernales Falls State Park, Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery
Population: 13,913 Nearest City: Amarillo (18.6 miles) Fun Fact: Georgia O' Keefe lived in Canyon from 1916-1918, where the natural beauty of the region inspired her work. Romantic Attractions: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, TEXAS outdoor musical, horseback riding, hiking
Population: 2,055 Nearest City: Tyler (76.2 miles) Fun Fact: Jefferson is home to a number of annual events, including a Mardi Gras celebration and international music awards show. Romantic Attractions: Historical houses and museums, Caddo Lake State Park, ghost walks (boo!), Big Cypress Bayou, Jefferson Fudge Company, Jefferson General Store
Population: 6,128 Nearest City: Austin (48.5 miles) Fun Fact: In 1917, three years before women's suffrage was enacted in the United States, Marble Falls elected the country's first female mayor, Ophelia Crosby "Birdie" Harwood. Romantic Attractions: Lake Marble Falls, wineries and microbreweries, shopping on Main Street, berry picking at Sweet Berry Farm, art galleries, the famous Bluebonnet Cafe
Population: 1,819 Nearest City: Odessa (169 miles) Fun Fact: Marfa was named for a character in the novel Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne. Romantic Attractions: Marfa Lights, Chinati Foundation, art museums and galleries, Prada Marfa installation, El Cosmico camping, Thunderbird Motel