Why I LOVE Granbury, Texas

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

It is easy to fall in love with Granbury, Texas! This iconic and historic little town sits proudly along the Brazos River. Let's take a stroll through this tiny city as we learn about its rich history, gorgeous architecture, and some of our favorite places.

We will begin with our gorgeous courthouse. Right in the middle of our Square sits this commanding structure that you cannot miss. During the week, step into one of the main doorways and you will instantly feel as if you have stepped back into time. Make sure you head upstairs to take in the beautiful courtroom.


The Square is surrounded by beautifully, restored buildings featuring wine-tasting rooms, restaurants, boutiques, live music venues, and the Opera House. We even have a newly renovated boutique hotel with seven, gorgeous rooms overlooking the Square.


Also, Granbury sits right on the Brazos River that has been dammed up creating Lake Granbury. Lake life abounds with boating, fishing, water sports, kayaking, and more. The topography of the area features soaring bluffs providing beautiful views of the lake. Find an Airbnb to rent to fully enjoy being on the lake.

Throughout the year, Granbury features some of the best events and parades. You won't want to miss the traditional 4th of July weekend or the "take you back in time" events of Christmas. These events are very well attended and you will not want to miss them.

And, did you know that the hit spin-off show from Yellowstone, 1883 did some of the filming right in our downtown Square? We had a blast spotting some of the main characters and watching them transform our city into a Hollywood scene. And, get ready as they are already choosing more locations for upcoming episodes!

As you can see, these are just a few reasons why we love Granbury. We know that you will too when you come and visit. Located just 35 minutes outside of Fort Worth, we are easy to find. Come and stay awhile. You just might want to stay forever!

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Comments (19)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paula - you are certainly off to an early start with the ActiveRain February challenge.  Your previous posts about Granbury Texas have already whetted my appetite for additional helpings of your charming town.  This entry underscores that.  Keep the local information coming!

Feb 01, 2023 10:13 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paula,

You jumped right out with the Active Rain February challenge and can hear and feel your enthusiasm for Granbury, TX! Love your photos and write up and didn't know they filmed some of the hit series "1883" in the downtown square! Thank you for sharing your love for Granbury!

Feb 01, 2023 10:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Paula... I fell in love with Granbury, Texas from you very first post on your lovely town! Now I just need to come and see it and fall in love all over again.

Feb 01, 2023 10:54 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I love how you jumped into February's contest on day one. It's easy to see why you are in love with Cranbury!

Feb 01, 2023 11:57 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Great looking town, the snow surprised me being Texas, but i think the architecture is interesting. I can see why you love your town.


Feb 01, 2023 12:13 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Michael Jacobs, we are iced in here in North Texas so this is a great time to get ahead on lots of things. And, you are welcome to come and see us anytime. You can stay at my hotel. :)

Feb 01, 2023 12:19 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Hey there, Dorie Dillard Austin TX - I am only 3 hours away from you. Come and see me. And, I will be in Austin next week for the TR Winter Meeting. I have an AR Meet up scheduled for next Friday evening. Hope you can join us.

Feb 01, 2023 12:21 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Nina Hollander, Broker - let's get you here. Just name the date! I will be your personal tour guide.

Feb 01, 2023 12:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Dr. Paula McDonald hi Paula... hopefully sooner rather than later! But certainly not in the winter. I would expect you're being hit with the ice storm today, as well.

Feb 01, 2023 12:34 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - since we are iced in here in North Texas, I have lots of time right now. :)

Feb 01, 2023 12:22 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - we get about 1-3 ice days here in North Texas. We don't have the equipment you all have up north so when it happens, we are crippled.

Feb 01, 2023 12:23 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543

Yes, I can see that would be a problem. We got snow last night, not much hardly enough to cover the ground, but it made the sidewalks icy. Everyone just went to work as normal and got on with their lives.

Feb 01, 2023 01:35 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paula, have not been to Granbury, but you do paint a very pretty picture, and reasons to come and visit, or STAY.

Feb 01, 2023 01:33 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Come on down and see me, Joan Cox! Would love to show you around.

Feb 01, 2023 02:01 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never been to Granbury, but it definitely sounds like a wonderful place to call home!  I have family that lives in the Fort Worth area, so perhaps if I am visiting them, you and I could also meet!

Feb 02, 2023 04:26 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Hey there, Brian England - it is time for you to make a trek out here. Let me know if you come this way.

Feb 02, 2023 02:52 PM
Brian England

If I do, I will certainly reach out!

Feb 02, 2023 04:57 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, you had me at Yellowstone, Paula! LOL 

Seriously, what a fabulous place you live. I would absolutely love visiting you and getting a tour of Granbury. It's just so beautiful and I love your photos.

Thank you so much for being the first entry in this month's challenge!

Feb 02, 2023 06:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paula- You really are off to an early start!  I can't believe that being a native     Texan I've never been to Granbury!  Everything you say about it makes it sound like a wonderful place to call home. 

Feb 03, 2023 11:48 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Grandbury certainly seems like a place I would like to live Dr. Paula McDonald 

I've been following your posts and reading about the area for some time now. 

Feb 04, 2023 03:08 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Bring it on, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist. You would fit right in. I know a great Realtor here who can help you. Wink!

Feb 04, 2023 04:15 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Paula:

It's so easy to see all the reasons you are in love with Granbury TX. All I know about the area comes from your wonderful posts. What a blessing to have such a great Ambassador. Thank you for bringing Granbury, TX to life for us!


Feb 25, 2023 08:14 PM