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Carmine TX Real Estate

Located between the urban centers of Houston and Austin, the rural community of Carmine sits right on the Fayette-Washington county line. Carmine is known as “The Little City with a Big Heart,” a nickname that it has no problems living up to. Despite its small size (Carmine covers a total area of less than two square miles), the city has plenty to offer residents and tourists alike with its great collection of homegrown shops, museums, restaurants, and more. Carmine is also home to the Texas Basketball Museum. Less than 300 people make up the city’s population, which makes for a tight-knit community.

The city, which was established in the late 19th century, was initially known as Sylvan and got its present name when it was rechristened as Carmine to honor the city’s first postmaster, Newton Carmean. Carmine is situated on a major thoroughfare, Hwy 290, which also passes through the cities of Houston, Giddings, Austin, and Fredericksburg. Tourism is one of the main drivers of the city’s economy.

Carmine Homes for Sale

In Carmine, you’ll find plenty of residential real estate options. Build your dream home on undeveloped land –significant acreage is available here – or start living the Texas country life in a bucolic farm or ranch. Single-family residences and homes with acreage are also offered in Carmine’s real estate market.

Events and Attractions

  • Attracting visitors from all over the country and the world, the Texas Basketball Museum is described as the basketball centerpiece of Texas. The museum features a display of various memorabilia commemorating past legends and up-and-coming hotshots. Uniforms, Vintage basketballs, trophies, photographs, and signed items are also displayed here. A definite must-visit for the basketball fanatic!

Quick Facts

  • Carmine is served by the Round Top-Carmine Independent School District.
  • Carmine was originally spelled as “Carmean.” It was only changed to Carmine on January 14,1886 since the mail service experienced some difficulty with the original spelling.