Bentwater on Lake Conroe
800 Bentwater Drive, Montgomery, Texas 77356
Lakeside Community of Bentwater on Lake Conroe in Southern Texas Boasts Private Islands, a Marina and a Wide Range of Home Prices
Developed by the Belin and Associates of Houston, this attactive 1,400 acre master-planned community is open to all ages. It is just south of 22,000-acre Lake Conroe and 160,000-acre Sam Houston National Forest about an hour north of Houston in southeastern Texas.
Bentwater homes range from low-maintenance cottages to large estates on ample lots. Prospective owners can choose their own builder as long as the community's architectural standards are met. Current resales have waterfront views, corner lots, two-car garages, flexible dining and living spaces, large master suites and fireplaces.
Homesites may be had for about $20,000. Houses begin in the low-$200,000s and top out in the millions. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are bound to change over time.
The community's acreage includes 12.5 miles of shoreline and two private islands. The community has two gates, one of which is manned 24/7. Residents can enroll in a variety of club memberships. A Grand Membership allows for use of all 54 holes of golf, pro shops, dining facilities, clubs, the fitness center, swimming pools, the day spa, and the marina. Use of swimming pools, the marina, and clubhouses are part of the more modest Social Membership.
The Montgomery County Performing Arts Society in nearby Conroe brings a rich menu of music, dance, and theater to the area. The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is a two day food and fine arts event. The Conroe Art League supports about 250 local artists, galleries, and art classes for all.
Conroe Regional Medical Center, about 20 minutes away in Conroe, is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Summer temperatures in the 80s, 90s and low-100s. Winter temperatures dip into the 40s and 50s. On average, Montgomery receives 50 inches of rain per year.
Visit www.bentwater.com for more information. Go to http://tinyurl.com/j8mromy for listings.
Two Spanish explorers in the 16th and 17th centuries were the first Europeans to visit this area and settled near El Paso in 1682. A French colony also existed for a time at Matagorda Bay. Americans started to settle at the edge of the Brazos River in 1821. Mexico, recently independent from Spain, controlled Texas at this time.
The American settlers eventually rebelled against Mexico and fought for their independence in the Texas Revolution (1835 to 1836). Legendary battles included San Jacinto and the Alamo. The U.S. annexed Texas in 1845, and the Mexican-American War began in 1846 as Mexico fought to keep Texas.
The U.S. captured Mexico City in 1848 and ended the war. The subsequent Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo not only kept Texas in the U.S. but gave the Americans ownership of California, half of New Mexico, most of Arizona, Nevada, Utah and parts of Wyoming and Colorado. Texas has been a part of the U.S. ever since.
The Lone Star State is the second biggest in the country in size, after Alaska, and it leads every other state in the production of cattle, sheep, oil, as well as cotton. Geography ranges from arid, flat plains in the west to the thick piney woods in the east.
Texas also boasts 100 state parks, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, the Alamo and Big Bend Mountains National Park. In September, 2017, one of its major cities, Houston, received 51 inches of rain during Hurricane Irma.
Population - 27,862,334
Persons 65 years old and over - 12%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 81%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 27%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 37%
White persons, not Hispanic - 45%
Median household income - $53,207
Median home value - $169,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
What are the Benefits of a 55+ Development?
Developments designed for the 55+ crowd offer a lot of benefits. The main ones are security, plenty of recreation opportunities and a sense of community with people of similar backgrounds, but the benefits do not end there. Nearly all 55+ single family home communities, particularly newer ones, have single story homes, whether single family homes, town homes or condominiums. No more having to go up and down stairs all day long. Many have a homeowners' association that take care of the exterior maintenance, including mowing the lawn and shoveling the snow. Others have rental programs so that if you decide to go on vacation for six months, the association will find a qualified renter for you. There are even communities that will, for a monthly fee, provide meals, housekeeping and 24/7 emergency services.
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