Oaks at Wildwood
23 Wildwood Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78633
Intimate, Settled 55+ Community in Texas' Pretty Hill Country Features Attractive Brick and Stone Condominiums, a Well-Appointed Clubhouse and a Sense of Privacy
Friendly Georgetown is along the San Gabriel River in lush central Texas. Tucked between the Blackland Prairie and the green Hill Country, it started as a farming and ranching community in the mid-1800s and today is the site of Oaks at Wildwood, an established, intimate 55+ community with just 86 condominiums.
Oaks at Wildwood was built from 2007 to 2012 and sits on 17 wooded acres. Each building houses four residences, all of which are single story. The buildings are arranged so that front doors face in different directions to ensure privacy. Condo sizes range from approximately 1,700 to 1,900 square feet, and the living space includes two to three bedrooms, two baths, a four season patio or veranda, plenty of storage space, cathedral ceilings and large windows. Each home has a two car attached garage with remote entry. The attractive building exteriors are stone with brick accents.
Prices begin in the low- to mid-$200,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change.
Amenities include a well-appointed clubhouse with a fitness center, a pool table, a fireplace, a giant television, a kitchen, a computer room and a cards room. Outside, a heated swimming pool awaits. Residents also enjoy planned activities and events that include a book club, a wine club, exercise classes, dance groups and more.
Georgetown's historic downtown has colorful storefronts, brick sidewalks and elegant residences. The city has won a Great American Street Award for its thriving old town district where gourmet chocolate shops, cafes, banks, clothiers and some very good restaurants reside. The Red Poppy Festival, Art in the Square and the Christmas Stroll are popular town events. There are also a two farmers' markets, five city golf courses and fourteen parks.
St. David's Georgetown Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is award-winning for pulmonary care, emergency medicine, general surgery and more.
Summer temperatures in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 40s, 50s and 60s. On average, the area receives 45 inches of rain per year.
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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.
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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