We are a Custom Home Builder & Remodeler for Burnet, TX

Building high quality, custom homes in the Burnet & Lake Travis, Texas area since 1993.

Silverton Custom Homes is proud to be offering its premier custom home building services here in the wonderful city of Burnet TX. Burnet is situated one mile west of the divide between the Brazos and Colorado River watersheds close to the Center of Burnet County. It is approximately 54 miles northwest of Austin, at around 1 to ½ hour’s drive.  It has a population of 6,104 people.  The average income in the city is $43,149 and the average home value is $138, 600. Burnet is a city that offers affordable living and close proximity to Austin, one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

Burnet Custom Home Builders

Silverton Custom Homes offers a wide selection of available home sites across the Austin area, on Lake Travis and the surrounding Hill Country. We provide top-of-the-line custom home building services on these available properties or your land and or can provide assistance to finding the best homesite in your desired area here in Burnet TX.  We hold true to our values and reputation. Our word is our bond. We put high regard on integrity as one of our main qualities and we put this into each and every home we have built over the years. We always strive to deliver the best quality of service to our customers across all price points.  Our proven track record of building top quality custom homes on time and on budget speaks for itself. Let Silverton Custom Homes be your partner in finding the perfect homesite and building the perfect custom home for you.

Through the years we have built custom home properties with designs ranging from classic to contemporary to modern. Although our portfolio consists of a lot of luxury million dollar custom home projects, we want you to know that we can offer an amazing job for you regardless of whatever size or budget home you intend to build. It is our pride and joy to see a vision of a home become a reality. Whether it is a simple starter design or a luxurious property, we are here to provide you with all the expert assistance you need to make it a reality.

The City

Burnet is considered Hill Country and the views are very nice. It is close to Lake Buchanan. Climate is much less humid compared to other parts of Texas with lower humidity around 30-50% during the summer. The fall season begins after September and the weather begins to cool down. Winters can have snow and ice but can go years without either. May is historically the rainiest month of the year here in Burnet. People are nice and friendly here and there is deer hunting season in the west part of Burnet.  The major employers in the city are the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District with 285 employees. This is followed by Entegris a manufacturer of semiconductor materials for flat panels with 180 people. The Burnet country government has in their employ 140 people. Other major employers in the city include: Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice, HEB Grocery, Sure Cast, Hoover Companies, Southwestern Graphite Co., Whataburger, Bilbrough Marble Co., Lone Star Industries and Dash Covers Inc.  Public education in the city is provided by the Burnet Consolidated School District and is home to the famous Burnet High School Bulldogs.


Highlands Lake Air Museum in Burnet, TX

Explore Burnet and get to enjoy many attractions for the whole family. There is the beautiful Highland Lakes, Longhorn Cavern, Inks Lake State Park and the historic Burnet Square. You can also find the Highland Lakes Air Museum, the Fort Croghan Museum and Ground, the Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Hamilton Creek, Galloway Hammond Recreation Center and the Delaware Springs Golf Course. There are many buildings that were built in the early 1880s at the Historic Square and features lots of one-of-a-kind shops and dining establishments.


A Texas Ranger Division under the command of Henry E. McCulloch founded a station at the site of what is now Burnet back in December of 1847. The site was meant to provide protection to the frontier settlers against Indian raiding parties.  By March 1849, the station was selected as a federal fort and then named Fort Croghan.  In 1852 a town was established just next to the fort and Burnet County was established.  Originally named Hamilton after John Hamilton, the post office was established in August 1852 and named Burnet Courthouse. In 1857 thirty five residents petitioned the state legislature to change the name of the town to Burnet as there was another town in Texas with the name of Hamilton. The name change was granted in 1858. The city of Burnet was incorporated in 1933.


Statistic Burnet Texas National
Population 6,161 26,956,435 318,558,162
Population density (sq mi) 568 97 91
Median age 39.6 34.2 37.7
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 53% 56% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 36% 48% 43%
Speak English 81% 65% 79%
Speak Spanish 19% 30% 13%

Burnet, TX has a population of 6,161 and is the 5,658th largest city in the United States. The population density is 568 per sq mi, which is 486% higher than the Texas average and 527% higher than the national average. The median age in Burnet is 40, which is approximately 16% higher than the Texas average of 34. In Burnet, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 81% speak English and 19% speak Spanish. 74% of Burnet residents were born in Texas, 21% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

  • The average age in Burnet is 16% higher than Texas
  • 86% of the population is Caucasian
  • 12% of the population is African-American
  • 78% of the population is Asian

Cost of Living

Index Burnet Texas National
Cost of living index 92 91 100
Index Burnet Texas National
Goods & Services index 94 93 100
Groceries index 92 91 100
Health care index 100 96 100
Housing index 83 83 100
Transportation index 93 94 100
Utilities index 111 100 100

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

  • The cost of living in Burnet is 2% higher than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Burnet is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Burnet is 17% lower than the national average.

As you can see, with the average cost of living in Burnet, TX being 92, that puts it 2% higher than the average of Texas and 8% lower than our nation’s average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Burnet, TX, the price of goods and services are 1% higher than the average of Texas as well as 6% lower than the nation’s average.

Nearby Groceries

  • HEB
  • Miller’s Food Store
  • Dollar General
  • Hill Country Food Mart
  • Corner Store
  • H&R Food Mart
  • Stripes
  • Bealls
  • Walgreens
  • Hairston Creek Farms
  • Kwik Stop

Electrical Company

  • Burnet City Utilities
  • Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Gas Company

  • Burnet City Utilities

Water Company

  • Burnet City Utilities

Sewer Company

  • Burnet City Utilities

Trash Service/Garbage Collection Company

  • Hill Country Recycling Corporation
  • Allied Waste Services
  • Onsite Disposal
  • BFI Transfer Station

Cable/Satellite Company

  • Off Leash TV
  • Hyper Fusion LLC
  • Northland Communications
  • Spectrum Cable TV and Internet
  • Svoboda Satellite LLC
  • AT&T Internet and TV services
  • Spectrum Cable
  • Zeecon Wireless Internet
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Spectrum TV Official
  • Suddenlink
  • Bat City TV
  • Grande Communications
  • Amerisat Authorized Dealer
  • Advanced 1

Phone Company

  • T-Mobile
  • Metro by T-Mobile
  • Entegris
  • Hyper Fusion LLC


The city is served by the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District and is home to the Burnet High School Bulldogs.  There is a summer camp just outside Burnet called Camp Longhorn that features three branches namely: Inks Lake, Indian Springs and C3.

Places of Worship

Here are some of the churches in the city:

  • Church at the Epicenter
  • Church of Christ
  • East Lake Fellowship
  • First Assembly of God
  • First Baptist Church
  • First Lutheran Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Hoover Valley Baptist Church
  • Northside Baptist Church
  • Our Mother of Sorrows Parish
  • Presbyterian Church of Burnet
  • Victory Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Burnet


The top employers in the city are:

  • Burnet Consolidated Independent School District
  • Entegris
  • Burnet County Government
  • Seton Highland Lakes Hospital
  • Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice substance abuse facility
  • City of Burnet
  • HEB Grocery Store
  • Sure Cast
  • Hoover Companies
  • Southwestern Graphite
  • Bilbrough Marble Co.
  • Lone Star Industries
  • Dash Covers Inc.

Restaurants & Nightlife

Bill’s Burgers, Wings and Things —  If you are looking for a good burger in the city then Bill’s is the place to be. They serve some of the best burgers and onion rings around. The burgers are available in several sizes and the fries are amazing too. Do try their Margaritas. They offer charming outside seating with music. Service is great too.

Mama’s Home Cooking —  The chicken fried steak is absolutely amazing and the homemade mac and cheese and fried okra are definite must try items on their menu.  Do also try the blackened catfish and the grilled chicken too. Service is always exceptional.

Barbq Shak  —  The place is in the Texas monthly top BBQ joints list. The brisket is moist, very tender and the oak smoke was just right. The staff is extremely friendly. It is a small restaurant with limited parking space. The cole slaw and potato salad are amazing as well as the beans too. The brisket sandwich is amazing too with just the right amount of sauce in it.

Fun Things to Do in Burnet

The city is home to the Highland Lakes, Longhorn Cavern, Inks Lake State Park, the Historic Burnet Square, the Highland Lakes Air Museum, Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds. You can also find the Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Hamilton Creek Park, Galloway Hammond Recreation Center and the Delaware Springs Golf Course.  The Historic Square has buildings that date as far back as the 1880s and you can also find a number of unique shops and restaurants in the area.

Burnet truly is a great place to live.  If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Burnet, Texas give us a call.  We can’t wait to meet you.

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