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 Lili, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV

What are some of the most popular spots for retirees in the hill country west of austin?

Asked by Lili, Las Vegas, NV Fri Nov 16, 2007

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It depends on what you are looking for. If you could give me some more details on what you are looking for I could suggest some areas.
My parents are retired and live in Lakeway and they love it. They have great golfing, medical facilities nearby, loads of shopping options. They are out of the hustle and bustle of Austin proper, but still close enough to drive in to see a play or visit grandchildren. Most of the homes were built in the last 20 years so there is not too much work to be done besides the occasional update. There is a very active Seniors community in Lakeway they have; book clubs, finance clubs, ladies groups, sewing clubs, boating clubs, tennis clubs, etc.... You will find plenty of activities to keep you busy and entertained. Please let me know if I can help!
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Will,
Until recently I owned a Resort Marketing Firm (since 1977) . The Horseshoe Bay Marble falls area is more popular because Lake LBJ does not have the variance that Lake Tavis has. Sorry folks but we used to say you needed to like to hike as well as boat to buy at Lago Vista. I love Dripping Springs and the Wimberly area. I heard mention of Johnson City - too far out, I have marketed developments in all or these areas. But I agree with Bruce , Kerville has the best air in Texas. I don't know about you but I need that clean air.

You may try Bandera or Borne as well.

Good luck in your search

Margaret
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 14, 2008
It really depends on what you are looking for and your interests.
Horseshoe Bay is great for the golfers and any of the Highland Lakes is great for the water types.
There are also a number of affordable areas to live that are within a few miles of the shopping and medical care available in Marble Falls.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 6, 2008
Some great spots West of Austin in the hill country are Dripping Springs (also known as "the gateway to the hill country), Driftwood, or Wimberly. They are located within 30 minutes of Austin and major growth is taking place nearby. There is a Home Depot under construction in Dripping Springs now and an HEB Plus grocery store scheduled to open in 2008 as well! All areas are great spots to retire with acreage homesites starting around 200K.
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Maybe I'm partial because I live and work in Georgetown or maybe it's because I'm from Tucson, and love all the water and trees we have here, but I think Georgetown would be a great place to retire. We have a lake, lots of golf, affordable housing (including age-restricted communities like Heritage Oaks and Sun City), a historical downtown square, and it's only about 45 minutes from Austin. It was also voted #1 in places to retire by "Retirement Places Rated: What You Need to Know to Plan the Retirement You Deserve". But no matter where you decide to retire in Hill Country, you won't be disappointed!
Good luck & congratulations!
Kimberly Olson, Realtor - kim@texasland.net

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 14, 2007
i'd throw dripping springs and johnson city on the list -- marble falls fills many items on a checklist with liftestyle issues, health care availability, and access to recreation -- lago vista might fit the bill too --
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 13, 2007
There are a lot of great places to the west - but you need to consider what are your life style needs? Do you want to have a grocery store, pharmacy chain, hospital, golf course close by? Do you want to live on or near the water or in the country? Do you want an area that has a small town feel but convenience to the big town venues? Lots of factors to consider...
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I would suggest checking out Marble Falls.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 19, 2007
Kerrville, Marble Falls, Wimberly, Canyon Lake. I like Kerrville myself.
If you like the Sun City concept, there is also the Del Webb/Pulte Sun City town somewhat in Georgetown north of Austin about 30mins or 1hr.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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A great choice would be San Angelo. It's not in the Hill Country, but it is a great spot. Excellent golf courses, restaurants, symphony, theater, Angelo State University, historic Concho Street and more. It's a big small town.
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