Hill Country Retreat, San Antonio, Texas
By Del Webb, single family homes for people age 55 and better
Lakes, Frisco, Texas
Del Webb Community on Shores of Lake Lewisville in Northern Texas Proves Popular with Retirees
Grand, Katy, Texas
Retirees are Drawn to Heritage Ranch, an Active Adult Neighborhood in the All-Ages Community of Cinco Ranch Outside of Houston, Texas
in the Forest, Conroe, Texas
55+ master-planned community
that offers condominiums for lease
City, Georgetown, Texas
Established Texas 55+ Golf Community Boasts Top-Notch Amenities, Including Three Golf Courses, and Reasonable Housing Prices
Ranch, Denton, Texas
Affordable Country Club Amenities Brings Retirees to Robson Ranch
Hills, Cibolo, Texas
Lakes, League City, Texas
This state is large, and the population is estimated at 22,900,000. Two Spanish explorers were the first to visit the area, and this was in the 17th and 16th centuries. They settled near El Paso in 1682. There was also a short-lived French colony located at Matagorda Bay. Americans started to settle at the edge of the Brazos River, in 1821. Mexico controlled Texas at this time, and Mexico had become recently independent.
There was a series of short spats between the Mexican government and the American settlers until the Americans declared an Independent Republic of Texas, with Sam Houston as the head. The war did produce a couple of legendary battles, namely San Jacinto and the Alamo. There was the Mexican War in the mid-1800s, between Mexico and Texas. Texas has large amounts of natural resources, and its two biggest are agricultural products and industrial products. It's 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.
Tourists are eager to spend over $44 billion each year when they visit over 100 state parks, the Gulf Coast resort area, recreation areas, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, the Alamo, Austin, and the Guadalupe and Big Bend Mountains Natl. Park. Visitors to Texas may also notice the variety of vegetables and fruit, peanuts, sugarcane, rice, and hay available in the state. Texas also produces asphalt, helium, salt, sulfur, drove mine, graphite, cement, natural gas, and clays.