Your Own Little
Corner of the World
When you live at Cordova, you’re central to world-class cities, the San Antonio International Airport, historic towns and the famous outlet malls in San Marcos. For every-day shopping and conveniences, HEB, Home Depot and other retailers are minutes away. The nearby towns of New Braunfels, Gruene and Boerne are replete with unique attractions—everything from the famous Gruene Hall to the original Schlitterbahn® (voted as the country’s best water park). All within minutes of your private retreat on Cordova are excellent wineries, championship golf courses, fishing, tubing, boats and kayaks on the river, food, entertainment and culture unique to the Texas Hill Country for you and your family to enjoy.
Living at Cordova
Boating & Marinas
Canyon Lake is the Water Recreation Capital of Texas, so if you love boats and waterfront living, you’ve found the right place! Canyon Lake has over 8,300 acres of clear blue water fed by the Guadalupe River and area springs. There are two full-service marinas—Cranes Mill Marina and Canyon Lake Marina—equipped with boat slips, convenient service and useful amenities readily available. The Hill Country Yacht Club is also located at Canyon Lake with services for both sailing and power boating.
Shopping is a true art form in the Texas Hill Country. Discover the most unique specialty shops (like the Fickle Pickle), along with the world-class outlet malls in San Marcos just minutes away from Cordova. We’re also close to malls in San Antonio and Austin. Antique shopping here is second to none. Twice a year, antique aficionados make their way to Round Top, TX for the largest antique and collector event in the country. In the immediate area, you’ll find amazing shops in Gruene and Boerne or you can take a short day trip to Fredricksburg. Shop all day and come home to relax surrounded by the beauty of Cordova on Canyon Lake.
Hill Country Wine Trails
Minutes away from Cordova are 35 exclusive wineries. Explore individually or visit on one of the monthly Texas Wine Trails. There are Holiday Wine Trails in December, Wine Lovers Trail in February and the Scenic Wine & Wildflower Trail in April.
Parks & Nature Trails
Challenge yourself on Madrone Trail or leisurely hike on the Old Hancock Trail. The Guadalupe Park Trail is also great for families of all ages. Enjoy the 463-acre Purgatory Creak Natural Area within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone or a glass-bottom boat ride over the famous Aquarena Springs in San Marcos. Near San Antonio, you can visit the 1.7-mile long Comanche Lookout Loop, featuring scenic views and year-round access.
Hill Country Music
Cordova is in the heart of Hill Country music. On any night of the week, in almost any town around Cordova, you can enjoy a true Hill Country music experience. You never know who’s going to show up in Helotes at John T. Floore’s Country Store or in Spicewood at Poodle’s Hilltop Bar. Music fans flock to the historic Gruene Hall, the River Road Ice House in New Braunfels and the WhiteWater Ampitheater to see live music. For more than 25 years, newcomers and legends have played at The Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos.
Cordova is near a wide range of golf courses to suit every level of play. Golf for fun just six minutes away, or choose any number of championship courses within a few miles. We’re smack dab in the center of Hill Country golf and, with too many courses to list, you’ll be sure to find your favorite course close to home. From the TPC San Antonio to Rebecca Creek, you’ll find levels of play and challenges for every golfer.
“Willkommen” to New Braunfels!!! – A city of German culture and old fashioned hospitality that makes you feel right at home. Dine at the many German-inspired restaurants and “bier gartens” or at many more delicious dining venues guaranteed to tempt your palate. Attending the annual “Wurstfest®” Festival in November is a must. Experience true German culture in the heart of Texas, along with December’s Wassailfest that kicks off the holidays. Water fun is everywhere in New Braunfels, from the world-famous, original Schlitterbahn water park (voted America’s best), to tubing down the Guadalupe or Comal rivers, to fishing and more. New Braunfels provides family fun in a friendly hometown atmosphere.
Historical Boerne is a town that’s as unique as its name. Stroll the charming historic streets of downtown Boerne (pronounced Bur-nee) to enjoy outstanding restaurants, specialty shopping, and true Texas culture with a German twist. Take in the beauty of the cypress-lined Cibolo Creek that flows through downtown, and then hike the trails of the Cibolo Nature Center. Boerne is known for its year-round fun and culture, with festivals, events, and music. From German cuisine to true Texas barbeque, Boerne’s dining options circle the globe. Boerne Market Days the Key to the Hills Rod Run are only two of the fun-filled events in Boerne that will please the entire family.
At Cordova, you’re just minutes away from the Live Music Capital of the World® and more than 250 music venues. Proudly “weird”, Austin boasts a vibrant entertainment scene, unique culture, and award-winning dining from restaurants to food trucks. Popular outdoor events like Austin City Limits Music Festival in October and South by Southwest (SXSW) in March, are known the world over. The new Bullock Texas State History Museum is entertaining and educational for the whole family. Don’t miss kayaking the Colorado river and watching the legendary bats that fly out from under the Congress Avenue bridge each night. For music, culture and entertainment, Austin is THE place to go.
Also founded by German settlers, the Gruene Historical District is a true Texas gem. Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas. World-class musicians come here to play every night of the year – from Willie Nelson to Marcia Ball to George Strait, the best of the best love to play Gruene Hall. Stroll down Hunter Street and enjoy unique shops and restaurants. Explore and shop the famous Gruene Market Days during the summer along with wine tasting, Gospel Brunches, and unique festivals all year long. Enjoy floating down the Guadalupe River or fly fishing on the banks. And don’t miss famous eateries like the Gristmill, Adobe Verde and Fickle Pickles.
Just a few minutes from your home in Cordova, San Antonio’s mix of rich history and attractions make it a splendid day trip or weekend getaway. “Remember the Alamo” with a visit to the first mission in Texas and experience a legendary trip back through time. Family fun is everywhere, including Sea World® and its new Aquatica water park, Six Flags®, Fiesta Texas, the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium, Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Ranch and much, much more. Enjoy the lively River Walk via boat tour or leisurely stroll, and take in the history and culture that is unique to San Antonio. Choose from a Spurs game, Missions baseball, or hockey in this sports city. You’ll love Night in Old San Antonio – the largest historic preservation festival in the nation. Shopping in San Antonio covers it all, from some of the best department stores to quaint boutiques and designer shops. And the vast variety of restaurants – from authentic Mexican food, to barbeque, and fine cuisine – make San Antonio an ideal place to visit. Don’t forget the covenient San Antonio International airport on the north side of town.