The secret is out, U.S. News has profiled Georgetown, Texas as one of the best places to retire. To current residents, this is no surprise. Nestled in beautiful Texas Hill country, centered over the San Gabriel River, Georgetown is certainly a beautiful place to retire. Residents enjoy long warm summers and mild winters, and southern hospitality only adds to its comfort. Perhaps what makes Georgetown so attractive however, are the superior real estate opportunities. A number of attractive retirement communities with state-of-the-art amenities have sprung up, and the town boasts an active community.
There are several Georgetown, Texas, homes for sale in some fantastic age-restricted communities:
Heritage Oaks: Active adults 55 and up can enjoy 118 acres of rolling terrain in this community by Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes. It offers single-family homes from 1400-2000 square feet priced from the high 100’s. Just opened is an 8,200 square foot clubhouse featuring a 24-hour fitness center, grand ballroom, game room, library, and outdoor BBQ area.
Texas Traditions is the original retirement community by Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes. Texas Traditions is more established, with homes dating back to 1999. They are in the final stages of development and have a few homes still available. Remaining single-family homes are priced from $230,000.
Sun City Georgetown is arguably the premiere retirement community in Georgetown. Residents have access to championship golf courses, swimming pools, walking trails, tennis courts, a fitness center, art studios, a computer lab, and more. Sun City is currently expanding their amenities and will introduce a new sports and activities complex (with an indoor track and lap pool) along with Sun City Park – featuring a softball field, dog park, and fishing pond. Current homes on the market range in price from $135,000 to 385,00 (two and three bedrooms anywhere from 1,300 to 2,700 square feet) and custom homes are also available.
River Bend: This is a senior community with homes priced from the mid $100’s. An ideal location and low HOA fees make this an attractive and economical alternative to Sun City.
Oaks at Wildwood offers two and three-bedroom, single-story, maintenance-free condo style homes from the high $100s. The clubhouse features a heated pool and fitness center and monthly activites foster community.
Mariposa Apartment Homes offers active seniors the opportunity to rent instead of own. One and two-bedroom apartments or independent cottages are available starting at $612 a month. The clubhouse facility features a pool, exercise studio, game room, movie theater, salon, and more.
While these housing communities certainly offer a lot in the way of things to do, there is no shortage of activities available in Georgetown. For starters, there are 14 parks, five city golf courses, 40 religious centers, and a number of historical sites. Lake Georgetown and the San Gabriel river offer the chance for water sports, camping, or simply relaxing by the water. Continuing education can be found at Southwestern University, Sun City’s Senior University, and nearby University of Texas at Austin. The Georgetown Hospital, Southwestern University, Habitat for Humanity, and local school and churches all offer opportunities for the volunteer.
It’s easy to see why Georgetown is considered the “Retirement Capitol of Texas.” In addition to boasting a wealth of local activities, Georgetown is host to some of the best active adult communities in the nation. It has experience rapid growth in the last few years due to its appeal to the active senior, but its not too late to take advantage of Georgetown, Texas real estate and everything the town has to offer.