Quality of Life

There are many factors that influence a business's decision to locate in a community.  One of the most important is whether their employees will have a safe and supportive community in which to live.  Refugio County and its communities offer the small town environment that people want to come home to.  


The three school districts of Refugio County (Refugio ISD, Woodsboro ISD, and Austwell-Tivoli ISD) offer a quality education in a small setting that allows for one on one attention.  These Districts provide students with excellent academics, dual credit college prep, career and vocational prep, as well as athletics and other extra curriculars. The adage "it takes a village" is alive and well in Refugio County.


Small Town Charm

Get out of the rat race and enjoy the slow pace lifestyle of Refugio County.  Low crime, friendly neighbors, and a supportive community are what make Refugio County a great place to live.  To find out more about our community please visit our Chamber of Commerce.



Refugio County is quintessential Texas.  Our community can trace its roots back to the Spanish colonial days and is one of Texas' original counties.  Each epoch of the development of Texas is embodied in the history of Refugio County; from its colonial founding, to its battle for independence, through the cattle drive days to the oil field boom.  Come and live among the historic homes and still thriving historic ranchs of Refugio County. For more information click here...