7900 Monticello Drive, Granbury, Texas 76049
Pecan Plantation, a Large Community Nestled Amid Tall Pecan Trees in North Central Texas, Features Single Story Brick Homes, a Golf Course, A Village Center, a Dog Park, River Access, a Marina, Riding Stables and More
Southwest of Fort Worth in north central Texas, Granbury is the setting for The Pecan Plantation, a community surrounded by a bend in the Brazos River. Most of the 4,200 acres are dedicated to single family properties, although an active pecan orchard remains. Residents include families, empty nesters and baby boomers.
Construction started in the 1980s, and so far about 2,500 homes have been built, with home sites still available. The community has a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own characteristics. One of the newest, Park Place, has a four acre lake and mile long walking trail. The Landings Airpark has a landing strip and touts "fly-in" living. Nearly all homes are single story and made from brick (or have a brick veneer). Older dwellings are shaded by tall pecan trees, while newer ones stand next to freshly planted saplings.
Prices begin in the high-$200,000s. Homeowners pay a one time fee of $4,300 at closing plus monthly dues of about $152 for access to the country club and 24/7 gated security. Golf dues are $225 per month. Please verify these prices with a Realtor and they are bound to change over time.
Pecan Plantation has three parks with access to 17 miles of river. Its 18-hole golf course features a clubhouse with a pro-shop, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a dining facility, and hotel rooms. The activity center has a dog park, an outdoor lap pool, and an indoor basketball court. The Nutcracker Golf and Fitness Club extends more options for those willing to pay extra fees. The commercial village includes a grocery store, bank, and a pharmacy. Stables, a marina, and an archery range are also on the property.
Nearby Granbury manages extensive trails, a Lake Granbury beach, and a lively town square. The Granbury Theatre Company, in the town's historic opera house, has a full season of drama and musicals.
Lake Granby Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Summer temperatures are in the 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 20s, 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 35 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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