Austwell is known as the "Gateway to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge." The city of Austwell is located on State Highway 239 in Refugio County. Accessible by exiting State Highway 35 or FM 774, Austwell sits atop a natural bluff overlooking beautiful Hynes Bay, which is part of the San Antonio Bay ecosystem.
Centrally located 60 miles North of Corpus Christi, 20 miles South of Port Lavaca, and 30 miles Southeast of Victoria, Austwell-Tivoli provide gas stations, convenience stores, restaurants, and postal service for local residents and visitors. Also, located in Austwell for tourists visiting the area is the Austwell, Texas Whooping Crane RV Park.
The city of Austwell has many fine homes: many of the old historic homes having been brought back to life with modern convenciences. (Shown below is the old Murphy house.) Developers are currently expanding Austwell making provision for new, upscale homesites.
Austwell is part of the Austwell-Tivoli ISD, which is a 1-A school district. The school provides an excellent educational opportunity by supporting a low teacher/student ratio.