Bonterra at Wood Forest
101 Elk-Trace Parkway, Montgomery, Texas 77316
Outside of Houston, Wooded, Secluded Woodforest is One of the Nation's Top Selling Master Planned Communities and Home to Bonterra, a 55+ Neighborhood
Located in Montgomery, Texas, Bonterra is a handsome 55+ neighborhood within the beautiful all ages development of Woodforest. An hour and 15 minutes north of Houston and about half an hour north of The Woodlands, Bonterra at Woodforest is just to the west of Lake Conroe, one of southeastern Texas' most popular recreation areas.
Woodforest rambles across 3,000 wooded, well tended acres and is dotted with lakes, parks and ponds. It has a secluded, rustic feeling and is one of the nation's top selling communities. Bonterra is its newest addition, with construction starting in 2014. Building will continue until 700 single family homes are established.
Bonterra homesites come in three different sizes, and there are 27 floor plans, ranging from 1,344 square feet (two bedrooms and two baths) to more than 3,063 square feet (three to four bedrooms and three baths). Exteriors are brick, and all residences have an attached two car garage. Builders include Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes.
Bonterra prices start in the mid-to high-$400,000s. The HOA fee is about $235 per month, but please check with a Realtor to verify prices.
Bonterra homeowners have access to Woodforest's extensive amenities, as well as to their own private amenities. The amenities open to all include a 27-hole golf course, a 10,000 square foot clubhouse, a restaurant, a tennis and aquatic center, a dog park, basketball courts and a zero-entry pool. Bonterra amenities include a clubhouse with a ballroom, an outdoor lagoon-style swimming pool, tennis courts and a fitness center.
An activities director is on hand to ensure that there is always an event to attend or a game to play. Nature trails run throughout Woodforest and do the same throughout Bonterra. A 90-acre retail center is planned for the overall community. Woodforest is hoping to eventually be in the same top tier category as The Woodlands when it comes to upscale master planned developments.
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. The chance of a tornado striking is 153% above the national average.
Montgomery is a small but growing. It does not have a hospital, but Conroe Regional Medical Center is well regarded and is 15 miles away in Conroe. It is accredited by the Joint Commission.
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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.
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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