Sun City Texas
2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78633
Large, Gated Texas 55+ Golf Community of Sun City Boasts in Central Texas Top Notch Amenities and a Wide Selection of Housing Prices
Georgetown is a fast growing town 35 miles north of Austin in the Texas Hill Country and is the location of Sun City Texas, a gated, 55+ golf community. It was the first Del Webb community in Texas and is one of the reasons that retirees relocate to this old cattle-staging town. Eventually, Sun City will have 7,500 homes and nearly 15,000 residents.
The community meanders across more than 4,000 acres, and almost all homes are ranch ramblers (a few town homes are here, too). Buyers have dozens of floor plans from which to choose, and sizes range from a little less than 1,000 square feet to approximately 5,000 square feet. Floor plans are open and airy, and the majority of homes have two to three bedrooms, two baths and an attached two car garage. New homes and resales are available.
Prices start in the high-$100,000s and top out in the $900,000s. Please check with a Realtor to verify these prices as they may change.
The highlight of Sun City is its three golf courses. The White Wing Golf Club is a challenging, 18-hole, par-72 championship course, and Legacy Hills Golf Club is an 18-hole course nestled in rolling hills. It was designed by PGA champion Billy Casper and golf architect Greg Nash and is recognized as one of the premier golf courses of the Texas Hill Country. The Cowan Creek course has small landing zones off the tee and approaches into large undulating greens. A practice range, a putting green, a clubhouse, a pro shop and a lounge are here, too.
Sun City's residents enjoy a strong sense of community. The Village Center is where people meet to partake in chartered clubs, including ones devoted to aviation, bridge, RVing, tennis, gardening, investing and woodworking. At the Arts and Crafts Center, residents take classes and teach classes in painting, stained glass, fabric and fiber arts and ceramics. Monthly workshops bring in local artists to share their expertise.
Residents also enjoy a business center, a computer lab, restaurant and grill and a small library. Adult learning continues through Senior University, a partnership with Georgetown's Southwestern University that offers academic courses for retirees.
Sun City's 20,000 square foot recreation center/clubhouse provides even more to do. This facility boasts a ballroom (where theater presentations take place), a six-lane indoor pool, an outdoor, resort-style pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a spa and classes in everything from yoga to water aerobics.
Open-air Berry Lake Pavilion, built along the creek that runs through the grounds, is a popular gathering place for picnics and community events. Residents also take advantage of an extensive system of jogging/walking paths, parks and greenbelts throughout the community.
St. David's Georgetown Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is award-winning for pulmonary care, emergency medicine, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and stroke care.
Summer temperatures in this area reach the high-90s during the day and dip into the mid-70s during the evening. Winters are mild with high temperatures in the 50s and lows in the 30s. On average, the Georgetown receives 33 inches of rain per year.
Visit www.sctexas.org for more information. Go to www.thestacygroup.com/sun-city-listings 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
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