Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch
5403 Golden Manor Drive, Fulshear, Texas 77441
Stylish 55+ Enclave of Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch Outside of Houston, Texas Features Handsome Brick Homes and Single Level Living
Taylor Morrison broke ground on Bonterra, a 55+ enclave within the larger, all ages master planned development of Cross Creek, in 2016. The entire development is just west of Houston. At buildout, Bonterra will consist of 700 single family homes.
The three design collections feature a stylish single level with a covered rear patio, a gourmet kitchen, and a spacious master suite. A den, a living room fireplace, and an outdoor kitchen are possible. Homes have two to three bedrooms, range in size from 1,582 to 2,878 square feet, and sport an attached garage. Exteriors are brick with an elegant entryway. Yards are smal and feature tasteful landscaping.
Prices begin in the mid-$200,000s. Please verify this price with a Realtor as it is subject to change.
Bonterra homeowners enjoy the Cross Creek clubhouse with its extensive fitness center, lagoon-style swimming pool and patio. Neighbors are also welcome in the wider community's dog park, picnic areas, and tennis courts. The planned 10,000 square-foot Bonterra clubhouse should have a dance studio, a ballroom, a catering kitchen, a massage room, and a continuing education center.
Neighboring Weston Lakes Country Club beckons with an 18-hole course, pro shop, and grill. Residents can plan a getaway to the Brazos Bend State Park, which has 37 miles of hiking and biking trails.
Fulshear sponsors a farmers' market and a community center. Its arts council supports teaching artists and offers adult classes in writing, visual art, and dance. Houston art institutions include the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Menil Collection, and the Lawndale Art Center. Its Museum of Science has a butterfly center, planetarium, and IMAX theater. The city also supports professional basketball, football, baseball, and hockey.
There is no hospital in Fulshear, but Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital is 14 miles away in Katy and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
This area of Texas has a humid, subtropical climate, with summer temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Winter temperatures are in the 40s, 50s and 60s. On average, the area receives 45 inches of rain per year.
Visit www.crosscreektexas.com/bonterra for more information.
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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