Home to the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas,” is a quaint community just 30 minutes from Downtown Austin. The city hosts events and festivals all year long, including summer concerts and the legendary Red Poppy Festival. For 19 years, locals have celebrated Georgetown’s distinction as the Red Poppy Capital of Texas. The city is one of the few places in the country where red poppies reseed themselves each year.
Georgetown also boasts miles of hiking and biking trails, serene city parks, and a historic downtown with retail shops that beg to be explored. The city buzzes with an exciting nightlife, from theater productions to live music. Active adults interested in moving to Georgetown will find four exceptional 55+ communities.
Sun City Texas
Just 25 minutes away from Austin lies the sprawling 55+ community of Sun City Texas by Del Webb. This extravagant neighborhood boasts 9,900 homes and spans across 5,300 intricately manicured acres, making it the largest age-restricted community in Texas. Here, homeowners can pursue endless recreation opportunities without ever leaving the community. Between multiple activity and recreation complexes, residents can enjoy more than 86,000 square feet of indoor amenities, including a billiards hall, library, and ballroom. Residences include single-family homes and duplexes that range in size from 940 to more than 3,000 square feet.
Active adults who desire a little variety in their community will appreciate Heritage Oaks. Every home in this 55+ community is custom built by Jimmy Jacobs to be slightly different from all the others. The neighborhood contains 417 single-family homes that range from 1,427 to 2,557 square feet. With 15 different floor plans and elegant touches such as mahogany entry doors and granite kitchen countertops, active adult homebuyers are sure to find a size and style that meets their needs. Residents can stay physically and socially active at the community’s exceptional amenities center or take in the sights and sounds of Austin, which is only 30 minutes away.
Gardens at Verde Vista
Gardens at Verde Vista is a new 55+ community set amidst 34 acres of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Upon completion, this peaceful neighborhood will contain only 149 single-family homes. Active adult homebuyers can choose from eight floor plans that offer 1,600 to 2,806 square feet. Homes in the Villa series include their own attached casita with a full guest bath and separate entrance, making it ideal for active adults who like to host friends and family for a few days. Residents can come together at the neighborhood’s 3,000 square-foot clubhouse or stroll along the half-mile walking trail that loops the community.
Oaks at Wildwood
With only 86 affordable, attached homes, Oaks at Wildwood stands out as a close-knit community where neighbors get to share life with each other. Active adult homebuyers can choose from two models arranged in groups of four that range from 1,718 to 1,884 square feet. Designed for active adults who desire a maintenance-free lifestyle, this community handles lawncare and exterior maintenance through a reasonable homeowners’ association fee. Residents can meet up with friends for book club, casino night, dance classes, and wine and cheese parties.