Category Archives: Texas

New Community: Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch

Everything’s bigger and Texas, and Taylor Morrison’s newly opened Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch is no exception. Part of the master-planned community of Cross Creek Ranch, Bonterra is a lush, and breathtakingly beautiful community for active adults 55, and better. From the moment residents drive through the gates of Cross Creek Ranch, a resort style setting surrounded by native landscaping, and waterfront views await. Bonterra will feature 700 single family homes each designed with impressive architectural details, and innovative design elements inside, and out. Baby boomers and empty nesters will have the luxury of their own resort-inspired amenities as well as those within the master planned community of Cross Creek Ranch itself.

Located in the charming small town of Fulshear in Fort Bend County, active adult residents will be near unique shopping, and dining with the close-knit atmosphere this destination is known for. Just over 30 miles away, the metropolis of Houston offers exciting attractions and entertainment for a day trip or a night on the town. From sports venues to outdoor recreation, Fort Bend County, and Katy offer a wealth of activities from the Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center, and Equestrian Center, to Historic Downtown Richmond, and Brazos Bend State Park.

The Mansions of Wylie Active Adult

Welcome to The Mansions of Wylie Active Adult, a premier luxury community for active adults 55 and better, where residents are offered the finest active, resort-style living experience in the area. Inspired by a unique city filled with alluring attractions. The Mansions of Wylie Active Adult has created a lifestyle of luxury sought after by many, and attained by few. Start living the lifestyle you deserve at The Mansions of Wylie Active Adult. Imagine living in a place where everything you need is only a moment away. Where you’re surrounded by a vibrant city filled with people who concern themselves with the finer things in life. Where you can pursue new and exciting experiences every single day. You’ve earned a lifestyle that affords you these luxuries and so much more.  Available studio, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments.

Isabella Village at Savannah

Isabella Village is an Active Adult enclave, catering to homebuyers 55 and better, within the 7,100-acre master-planned community of Savannah. This community is uniquely positioned to give its residents the benefits of private and exclusive amenities that allow the freedom to enjoy the adult only activities only open to Isabella Village residents. In addition to a private Active Adult Clubhouse, our residents may also take advantage of luxurious resort-style Savannah amenities in a multi-age setting. Living within the Active Adult enclave of the master planned community Savannah, you will experience peace of mind among friendly neighbors. Enjoy the drive down Isabella Lane and experience front porch living like years past. The new Active Adult club house of Isabella Village is now open allowing our homeowners to get involved in social gatherings and activities.
Isabella Village offers 6 exquisite single family plans that range from 1,212 to 2,434 square feet. These homes are appointed with highly desirable features and sought after upgrades. A variety of customizable options are available to our homebuyers who want to design their homes to match their lifestyle and personal taste. Nathan Carlisle Homes utilizes a centralized Design Studio that ensures that your vision of a perfect home is immaculately realized. Our Design Studio showcases a wide selection of options from faucets to lighting, ceramic tiles to carpeting, and countertops in various colors – you will be surrounded by gorgeous, high-quality products to choose from.

Brand New In 2016: Del Webb The Woodlands

A destination where nearly 8,000 acres of green space, wildlife, and an abundant lifestyle come together to create the idyllic setting is what 55+ retirees will find at The Woodlands. This new Del Webb community is near the township of Woodlands, Texas, a 28,000 acre master planned community that weaves its natural forested environment with high end homes, exciting attractions, and convenient access to services, and entertainment. This beautiful gated community is located just 30 miles north of downtown Houston, and offers everything active adults desire in a home, with an array of incredible amenities at their fingertips.

The Woodlands features seven single family home designs ranging in size from 1,710 to 2,593 square feet, with spacious two car garages, and options for 2-4 bedrooms, and up to 4 baths. Del Webb is known for building homes with innovative details, and design concepts, and this vibrant community is no exception. 55+ homebuyers will find floor plan options with gorgeous cook’s kitchens, formal dining areas, spacious open living rooms, and flex spaces perfect for a home office, or hobby area. Homeowners can also enjoy customization options depending on the model from sun rooms, and fireplaces, to covered patios, and lofts. Architectural details such as tray ceilings, wainscoting, and the brilliantly designed Everyday Entry to keep things organized, and clutter free.

Active Living Starts With Affinity

Living it up in the Lone Star state just got better for baby boomers who want to forget the headache of home maintenance, and say hello to living in style. Affinity Living Communities know that building homes for people 55 and bolder means designing not just for affordability, and functionality, but also to provide a dynamic, and active lifestyle.

Affinity puts the appeal back in renting with affordable rates that include utilities, Wifi, and cable, and is ideal for snowbirds, or spur of the moment jet-setters. This pet-friendly community welcomes four-legged tenants and rolls out the welcome mat for guests with a fully furnished apartment designed for visitors. Not your ordinary apartment complex, Affinity 55+ communities feature exciting amenities for today’s active boomers including a fitness center, pool, and spa, and for those with a green thumb, an on-site community garden. Residents can enjoy the social scene with their own Irish pub, movie theater, and community room, and relax at the internet cafe, library, or arts and crafts room.

Active Lifestyles Start With Freedom Homes

What does freedom mean to today’s discerning, and deserving baby boomers? Freedom to pursue a hobby, freedom to travel, or perhaps it’s the freedom to age in place in a home that’s move in ready, with minimal maintenance. For the 55+ homebuyer, D.R. Horton knows what active adults are looking for, with quality, beauty, and affordability being at the forefront.

For over 35 years, D.R. Horton has taken pride in constructing the American dream designed with boomers, and retirees in mind. Freedom Homes are being sold in idyllic locations including Arizona, Texas, and South Carolina with the most recent installment making its debut in Southwest Florida. Buying a new home vs. resale is practical in terms of affordability, and practicality. Aside from being turn key, without needing a new roof right off the bat, new construction offers the latest in energy efficiency, a home warranty, and in the case of Freedom Homes, provides a low maintenance lifestyle.

Boomers have been spearheading the active adult market for decades, with community builders working hard to design homes based around the desires of this fast growing demographic. Unique communities such as Farm at Brunswick in Carolina Shores, is a taste of Americana with spacious two bedroom, two bath homes priced in the $200’s with fun features including a windmill, and even a silo. In Katy, Texas, Wellspring at Tamarron gives the 55+ homebuyer a range of beautiful floor plans to choose from with options of up to five bedrooms, within a peaceful, gated community.

Freedom Home communities whether exclusively 55+ or age targeted, offer active lifestyle amenities some with resort style swimming pools, and walking trails to promote wellness, while being in proximity to dining, shopping, and local attractions. Active adults want quality of living, and affordability, with location being key, which is why D.R. Horton keeps doing what they do building retirement dreams one home at a time.

Best Cities for Dog Lovers

For us die hard dog people, a no dogs allowed sign is the bane of our existence. Fortunately, many cities across the country have rolled out the welcome mat for our fur kids providing amenities like sidewalk water stations, with some restaurants even offering a menu for their four legged clientele. You’ve got to love a place where green grass is plentiful, off leash parks are the norm, and there’s a poop back dispenser everywhere you go. According the United States Humane Society, pet dogs make up about 44% of households compared to 35% of those with cats. That said, finding a dog friendly town is a top priority, so let’s find out which destinations get the paws up from Fido and his people.

Bend and Portland Oregon are almost equal parts fur people, and humans. Residents have easy access to miles of trails, lakes, off leash dog parks, and lively walkable downtown areas. These northwest doggie havens are where outdoor adventures are enjoyed, with plenty of boutiques, specialized training centers, and even pet massage therapists. Grab a beer at Lucky Lab Brewery Portland, where you and your dog can chill out on the outdoor patio, or pick up a canine life preserver and head out on the Deschutes River in Bend for a day of kayaking.

Belle Vintage Park – A Luxury, Maintenance-Free, Rental Community

Renting a home is considered easier than buying one. This, of course, depends on you and your preference. While some 55+ Boomers may choose to buy a retirement home, others may choose to rent. So, if you are looking for 55+ communities for rent, you should definitely consider the rental community Belle Vintage Park in Houston, Texas. This choice will surely make you understand what the whole concept of active retirement living is all about.