Buda, Texas

Buda was formally established on April 1, 1881, when Mrs. Cornelia Trimble donated land for a townsite at an International-Great Northland Railroad depot there. The area had earlier been settled as part of a Mexican land grant. A common explanation for the name is that it derives from the Spanish word, viuda, meaning widow. The town had gathered a reputation as a popular eating stop for rail travelers and the name may refer to a pair of widows who cooked at the establishment in the late 1800s.

Only 17 miles from Austin on I-35, the town's growth has paralleled Austin's growth since the 1980s. Many original buildings along Main St. now house antique shops and related businesses, including a popular Farmers Market (May - Nov.).

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Buda, TX

Jimmy Clay/Roy Kizer Golf Course -Jimmy Clay

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Combine the natural beauty of a spring-fed river with family-friendly water fun on a giant scale and you have Schlitterbahn W...

Hills Country Club, The -Falls

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Live Music Capital of the World

The reason for Austin's famous name as the "Live Music Capital of the World" is not just because of the hoards of graduates...

Big Lake Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...