40023 Pelican Point Parkway, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737
Elegant, All Ages Pelican Point is in Southern Louisiana and Has a 55+ Enclave, Two Golf Courses, Amenity Centers and Lovely Homes
Built by Acadian Residential Contractors, the elegant golf community known as Pelican Point is only 15 minutes from New Orleans and 35 minutes from Baton Rouge in southern Louisiana. It spills across 800 acres and is filled with nearly 1,000 single family homes, garden homes and town homes. Building started in the early-2000s and continues today.
The Greens is Pelican Point's 55+ enclave and has 130 single family homes and attached homes. Buyers have 10 floor plans from which to choose. Floor space ranges from 1,640 square feet to almost 3,500 square feet with two to four bedrooms and two to four baths. Most designs feature a wide foyer, a gourmet kitchen, a pantry, a spacious master suite, walk-in closets, a double garage, a jetted tub, and double vanities. With R-13 wall insulation and R-30 roof insulation, energy efficient construction is the norm. Exteriors are brick and stucco with a dark, pitched roof. Many backyards have golf course views.
Prices begin in the mid-$200,000s. HOA fees range from about $450 to about $2,000 per year, depending on the neighborhood, and are paid quarterly. They cover the costs of common area maintenance, security, special events, clubhouse usage and more. In the Greens, the dues range from about $1,500 to $1,750 per year. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are bound to change.
The Pelican Point Golf Club has two 18-hole courses, a restaurant, pro-shop, practice facilities, tennis courts, and a pool. Other community amenities include walking trails, volleyball courts and baseball fields. The Greens also has a dedicated activity center with a ballroom, kitchen, billiards room, and crafts studio. Residents gather for potlucks, theater outings, classes, and clubs.
Because of its long-running Jambalaya Festival, Gonzales has been called the "Jambalaya Capital of the World." The town manages parks, pools, and tennis courts. Its Jambalaya Park permits fishing along Bayou Francois. The Ascension Community Theatre produces one acts, musicals, and three main-stage plays per year. The town's River Region Art Association sponsors a gallery and classes. Shoppers enjoy a Tanger Outlets.
St. Elizabeth Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 40s, 50s and 60s. On average, the area receives 60 inches of rain per year.
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The Pelican State was admitted to the Union on April 30, 1812. By the 1840's, plantations dotted the state's lush lowlands, Mississippi steamboats reached the Gulf of Mexico, and New Orleans became the country's second largest port.
Perched above the Gulf at the mouth of the Mississippi, Louisiana is comprised mostly of lowlands, bayous, rolling pine hills and prairies. Its highest point, Mount Driskill, is only 535 feet above sea level. Semi-tropical conditions dominate. Areas close to the coast see very little difference between summer and winter.
Louisianans are leading producers of sweet potatoes, rice, sugar cane, shrimp, and muskrat fur. The state's extracted mineral wealth comes from deposits of salt, sulfur, natural gas, and offshore crude petroleum. Tourism continues to be an important part of the economy.
The state is the only one in the Union with laws on the books that refer back to the Napoleonic Code. It is also the only state to shun counties as a political subdivision. Louisiana prefers a system of parishes instead.
Population - 4,681,666
Persons 65 years old and over - 14%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 83%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 22%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 5%
White persons, not Hispanic - 59%
Median household income - $45,047
Median home value - $144,100
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Why Would Someone Age 55+ Retire in an All Ages Development?
While communities designed for people age 55 or better have a lot of benefits, not everyone wants to retire in a development where most of the residents are the same age and often of the same socioeconomic background. All ages community by law cannot discriminate based on age so they nearly always have a wide range of residents, from families and single professionals to empty nesters and often retirees. Many older all ages neighborhoods are organic, that is having grown over time and never having been "master planned." These usually do not have amenities such as a pool, tennis courts, etc. But more and more new all ages communities are master planned, gated, with covenants and HOA fees. Retirees often prefer these to 55+ communities because they allow more interaction with people from more cross sections of the country.
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