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Windsor Lakes

1 Lake Windsor Circle, The Woodlands, Texas 77384

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Windor Lakes, a Gated Neighborhood Within The Woodlands, Boasts Single Family Homes, Attached Homes, a Spacious Clubhouse, an Activities Director and More

Built between 2003 and 2006, gated Windsor Lakes is a Lennar Homes 55+ neighborhood within The Woodlands, a sprawling, affluent master-planned community 40 miles north of Houston in southern Texas. The Windsor Lakes neighborhood consists of 572 single family and attached houses.

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Most of the residences have two to three bedrooms. The smallest living space is 1,491 square feet, and the largest is 2,666 square feet. All homes feature a fenced back yard, double paned windows, energy-efficient appliances and an attached garage. Exteriors are generally brick, vinyl or combination of both.

Resales start in the low- to mid-$200,000s. Please verify this price with a Realtor as it is bound to change. HOA dues help pay for yard and sprinkler maintenance, basic cable, exterior painting, as well as home security.

Windsor Lodge, the 20,000 square-foot clubhouse, has a well-equipped exercise room, a billiards room, an A/V room, a crafts studio, a library, a ballroom, a stage, and a catering kitchen. Outside the lodge are a pool, a spa, a patio, a horseshoe pit, and a shuffle board court.

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A full-time activities director oversees dances, dinners, clubs, classes, speakers, and outings. Walking paths lead to the neighborhood lake and the doors of Lone Star College. The college has a robust lifelong learning academy.

Nearby Lake Conroe runs through piney woods and offers a full menu of water recreation. The W. G. Jones State Forest has abundant lakes, trails, and picnic areas. Its trees attract more than 250 bird species. Downtown Houston's Theater District is less than an hour away and has nine professional companies within a 17-block radius.

St. Luke's Community Medical Center is in Thw Woodlands and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

This part of the country receives 50 inches of rain per year on average. Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s and 40s. Humidity is high.

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Visit www.windsorlakeshoa.org for more information. Go to tinyurl.com/y64ookap for listings.

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Texas:

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.

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Stats:

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

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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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