The City of Buda is strategically located along Interstate 35 and State Highway 45 just 15 minutes south of downtown Austin. Buda, originally known as Du Pre, was formally established in 1881 when land was donated by Cornelia Trimble for the town site next to the rail depot. In 1887, the name was changed to Buda. Most historians attribute the name to the Spanish word for widow, viuda, out of respect for the widows who served at the Carrington Hotel during the time period. The Carrington Hotel is still located in historic old town and is now home to several retail and service businesses. Buda is the “Outdoor Capital of Texas,” with more park land per capita than any other city in the state. Buda City Park is home to several world-famous festivals and events, including the wiener dog races. Buda residents send their children to Hays CISD, which provides excellent education services to students. Buda is home to numerous growing businesses and has worked to diversify the local economy with a mix of business and industry types. US Foods, Capital City Steel, Texas Lehigh Cement Company, Comal Tackle, Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Cabela’s, and Centex Materials are all proud to call Buda home. Buda is home to a highly-educated workforce and residents have an average household income of over $101,500. Buda is a business-friendly city devoted to planned growth to meet the needs of residents and visitors.
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