Alamo Country Club
438 Country Club Drive, Alamo, Texas 78516
Alamo Country Club, a Comfortable, Established 55+ Community in Southern Texas, Has Single Family Homes and a Nine-Hole Golf Course
Nestled in Alamo in the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas, Alamo Country Club, a gated 55+ community with a comfortable ambiance, spreads across 200 acres. It has more than 500 single family homes (and some manufactured homes) and was built in the 1980s and 1990s.
Most residences are made from brick. Older homes have a smaller lot and a more traditional appearance. Newer homes have a larger lot and a Mediterranean appearance. Because multiple builders constructed the homes, buyers have a wide variety of floor plans from which to choose. Most homes, though, have at least two bedrooms and a one car, attached garage. Some have a large master suite, extra storage, and a screened porch. Most dwellings face the community golf course or the nature park.
Prices begin at around $100,000. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are bound to change. HOA fees help pay for 24/7 security, amenities, and common ground maintenance.
Alamo Country Club's nine-hole golf course has five water features, a driving range, and a chipping range. The clubhouse includes a pro shop, exercise rooms, a library, a banquet hall, and a catering kitchen. The outdoor pool is surrounded by a spa, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, and horseshoe pits.
Neighbors meet for bible study, drama club, water volleyball, and yoga. Community grounds include large grassy areas and ponds with water fountains.
Alamo is only an hour's drive from South Padre Island beaches and Laguna Astacosa's freshwater wetlands. To the south, the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge beckons. This 2,080-acre river preserve attracts a wide variety of migrating birds and butterflies. Nearby McAllen's International Museum of Art and Science hosts an annual Night at the Brew-seum. Edinburg's Museum of South Texas History, just down the road, holds a Sunday speaker series and history happy hours.
There is no Alamo hospital, but Rio Grande Regional Hospital, just eight miles away in McAllen, is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s, 90s and higher. Winter temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. On average, the area receives 39 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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