Alpine is a city in and the county seat of Brewster County, Texas. The town was established in the late nineteenth century, but grew slowly till the beginning of the twentieth century. It has a total area of 4.1 square miles, all of which is land.
Retail trade, construction and educational services are the major commercial activities here. Public education comprises an elementary, a middle and a high school. Sul Ross State University is located here. Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport is the major local airport. Big Bend Regional Medical Center is the local healthcare provider. The cost of living here 18.80% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 16 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 59. Snowfall is about 3 inches annually.