201 Kissing Tree Lane, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Large 55+ Community of Kissing Tree in the Texas Hill Country Has Single Family Homes, a Variety of Architectural Styles, a Restaurant, a Golf Course and Much More
Kissing Tree, a large 55+ community in San Marcos, an inviting Texas Hill Country town, is the brainchild of Brookfield Residential, a company whose building practices emphasize efficiency and sustainability. The development's first phase is underway.
When complete, Kissing Tree will have 3,200 single family homes and be the largest community of its kind in the state. Floor plans range from about 1,450 square feet to about 3,513 square feet. Floor plans include a gourmet kitchen, a lanai, an optional den, up to three bedrooms, a two to three car garage, and ample storage space. Architectural styles include variations on farmhouse, Mediterranean, contemporary and more.
Prices begin in the high-$200,000s. Please verify these prices as they are subject to change.
The heart of Kissing Tree is a clubhouse with a fitness center, an indoor pool, a billiards room, hobby studios, a food studio, and game rooms. A biergarten, a patio, fire pits, and a BBQ area surround the clubhouse. Other outdoor amenities include 15 miles of trails, an 18-hole putting course, an 18-hole golf course, and courts for tennis as well as pickleball.
The surrounding area of San Marcos is approximately halfway between San Antonio and Austin. It is the home of Texas State University and the NCAA Bobcats. Two rivers and four creeks run through the city. The town square, anchored by an historic courthouse, was built in 1851. Downtown has grown around the square and supports an array of restaurants, shops, and music venues.
Central Texas Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.
The climate is hot and humid in the summer and mild and damp in the winter. Summer temperatures reach into the high 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, the area receives 35 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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