Sun City Homes For Sale
Named “Best Place in America to Retire” in 2007 (Retirement Places Rated, Seventh Edition), Sun City Texas is the largest active adult community in the Lone Star State. This 55+ community is located within the historic city of Georgetown, just 35 miles north of Austin. Its 4100 luxurious acres of resort-style living lie 6 miles north of Historic Downtown Georgetown in 78633, hammocked between highway 195 and Williams Drive. Commonly referred to as the Red Poppy Capital of Texas, Georgetown is known for its small-town charm, low taxes, low crime rates, and extremely affordable cost of living, and has one of the finest collections of Victorian commercial architecture found in the state of Texas.
Beautiful Sun City Texas, one of many award-winning retirement communities developed by Del Webb, was designed for active retirees (typically between the ages of 55 and 65) interested in golf, swimming, tennis, and wide selection of activities, travel, and clubs. The community is fabled for its shady oak groves, meandering creeks, and Hill Country wildlife, all set against the breathtaking vistas and gorgeous, year-round sunny climate of Texas. Sun City offers not one, but three world-class golf courses, two state-of-the-art fitness centers, 14 miles of hiking trails, a lake for fishing, a community garden, an arts and crafts complex, a dog park, and more.
The historic City of Georgetown maintains 34 parks on 473 acres, as well as 8.2 miles of hike and bike trails, a tennis center, a dog park, and an athletic complex. Its recreation center is home to a full schedule of programs for adults, kids, teens, and seniors and has a natatorium and various youth and adult sports leagues.
Georgetown is home to four municipal pools, including a year-round indoor pool, four golf courses, an award-winning challenge course, and a tennis center. Lake Georgetown, which offers great boating and fishing, is only three miles from Sun City Texas.
Scott &White Clinic , a privately owned and operated healthcare clinic, is adjacent to Sun City Texas. Specifically developed for the mature market, this state-of-the-art facility offers an array of programs emphasizing wellness and a healthy lifestyle. In addition the to the Georgetown Hospital, some of the best health care facilities in the country are located in nearby Austin, including Seton Medical Center and the Heart Hospital of Austin.
Nearby theatres include City Lights Theatres (with 12 screens), Klett Center for the Performing Arts at GISD, the historic Palace Theatre, and the two performance halls of Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts.
Georgetown attractions also include seven art galleries, Historic Downtown, Williamson County Courthouse, Grace Heritage Center, Old Williamson County Jail, The Williamson Museum, and Georgetown Public Library (which houses and administers a collection of 80,000+ items).
The zip code for Sun City homes is 78633. The first Sun City homes, mostly single-family, were built in 1995 and range from 1,000 to 5,000 square feet. As a marketing tool, there are a few attached homes designed as getaways for prospective homebuyers to enjoy Sun City living for a few days. Development of new home sites continues in Sun City to this day!
Properties in Sun City
At Sun City, a variety of housing styles and prices are available to match the preferences and budgets of almost any buyer, from highly upgraded luxury homes with golf course views to inexpensive villas. Already the largest and fastest-growing among Del Webb communities nationwide, Sun City Texas has grown into a neighborhood of 11,500+ residents and 7,000+ homes — and is poised for yet another growth spurt.
Prospective buyers can select from single-family and attached duplex homes that range from 1,000 to over 5,000 square feet. Most homes in Sun City Texas include two or three bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage. Larger homes offer a den, extra bedrooms, and three-car garages. Included features and available upgrades range from very basic to highly upgraded homes with gourmet kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, and custom outdoor living space.
Del Webb Homes, part of Michigan-based Pulte Group Inc. (the nation’s largest homebuilder in annual sales) recently unveiled updated model homes that showcase nine new styles ranging from 1,151 square feet to 2,848 square feet and that are priced from about $140,000 to the $400,000s. Del Webb officials said they hope the new designs will further boost sales at Sun City, which has ranked at or near the top in new home production in Central Texas during its history.
Homeowners Association (HOA) dues of $1040 yearly per household (as of September 2012) cover the use of all community amenities (except for golf), the maintenance of all common areas, and other HOA obligations. Residents of Sun City Texas pay no state income tax and pay a local sales tax rate of 8.25%. The local property tax rate is approximately 2.23%.
Within this “active adult” community, home buying is age-restricted. All residents (and at least one of married couples) must be 55 years or older, and it is legal to drive licensed golf carts on the streets!
Sun City Texas features three championship golf courses covering 315 acres of prime Texas Hill Country, all open to the public. Legacy Hills Golf Course (1996) and White Wing Golf Course (2001) were designed by PGA Hall of Famer Billy Casper. Cowan Creek Golf Course, designed by Gary Stephenson, opened in 2008. Each of the three 18-hole courses offers a pro-shop, a driving range, a putting green, and a professional staff available for lessons for all levels of golfers.
Two main attractions at Sun City are the 20,000-square-foot, world-class fitness centers, one located at 2 Texas Drive and the second, at 1433 Cool Spring Way. The Fitness Centers are open to all residents and offer a place for active adults to build strength, endurance, and discipline through weight training, cardiovascular exercise, and group exercise classes. Its state-of-the-art facilities include 12 tennis courts, an indoor walking track, a 6-lane covered lap pool, a resort-style pool with beach-entry, a hot tub and spa, and an aerobics studio, as well as a vast array of cardiovascular and weight machines.
The 5,000 square-foot Legacy Hills Pavilion is an open-air facility and amphitheater overlooking Berry Creek Lake. The pavilion plays host to dozens of neighborhood gatherings and parties throughout the year.
An energetic staff, including a full-time Lifestyle Director, organizes Sun City activities and special events that fit a wide variety of needs within the community. The Director also arranges bus trips and other travel opportunities. Outings are almost always sold out!
The complexes of Village Center offer a combined 120,000 square feet of indoor amenities and stand as the central hub for Sun City’s recreational and social activities. The Activity Center offers a conference room, atrium, various craft studios, a 4,000 square-foot woodshop, a computer lab, a billiards hall, and four internet-connected meeting rooms for clubs and classes. The Social Center features a grand ballroom, conference room, three boardrooms, a ballroom, and a patio under the oaks.
Sun City residents utilize the Village Center to meet with like-minded neighbors who share their interests. It abounds with various Interest Groups and Clubs, from wood-working and stained glass to cycling, gardening, and everything in between — aviation, cribbage, great books, mentors, golf, NFL football, poker, ballroom dancing, bridge, theatre, singing, hiking, horseshoes & walkers, line dancing, table tennis, pinochle, and more. The list goes on and on! The center also provides a number of valuable Support Groups, such as Alcoholic Anonymous, Alzheimer’s, Breast Cancer, Grief, Overeaters, Parkinson’s, Polio, and others.
For residents interested in taking classes, Sun City Texas also partners with the University of Texas at Austin to offer Informal Classes on a broad range of subjects, from Kung Fu to Digital Photography and French!
Veterans Memorial Plaza, which includes an 82-foot limestone memorial wall, was designed by Del Webb to honor those men and women who have served, or are serving, in our military forces. It commemorates the 170-plus service members from Williamson County who gave their lives during WWI, WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam conflict and the War on Terrorism. The plaza contains over 2,700 engraved bricks with the names of veterans from across the USA and is designed to accommodate additional engraved bricks for those wishing to recognize a veteran or unit. Flags for the United States of America, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines fly over the lighted memorial 24 hours a day.
Shopping and Restaurants
Between Sun City and Georgetown, there are numerous places to eat, from fine dining to sandwich shops.
Legacy Hills Golf Club (in Sun City)
White Wing Golf Club (in Sun City)
Cafe on the Green (1.3m)
BB’s Home Cooking (3.1m)
Yaghi’s Pizza (3.5m)
Catfish Parlour (4.0m)
Berry Creek Country Club (4.7m)
The Manhattan Pie Co. (5.5m)
La Playa Mexican Cafe (5.5m)
V&P China Garden (5.5m)
The Pit Barbecue (5.7m)
Georgetown Country Club (6.1m)
Hardtails Bar & Grill (6.2m)
Chili’s Grill & Bar (6.2m)
Plaka Greek Cafe (6.6m)
Shanghai Express (6.8m)
Cici’s Pizza (6.8m)
Montana Mike’s Steakhouse (6.8m)
Duke’s Smokehouse BBQ (6.9m)
Monument Cafe (7.3m)
Casa Ole (7.3m)
Cotton Patch Cafe (7.3m)
Mama Fu’s Asian House (7.3m)
Starbucks Coffee (7.3m)
Firehouse Subs (7.3m)
Zio’s Italian Kitchen (7.4m)
Fish City Grill (7.4m)
Dia Thai Cuisine (7.5m)
Down the Alley French Bistro (7.5m)
El Patron Mexican Restaurant and Cantina (7.5m)
Galaxy Bakery & Coffeehouse (7.5m)
Dos Salsas (7.7m)
Tony & Luigi’s Italian Restaurant (7.8m)
Milano Trattoria (7.5m)
Walburg German Restaurant (9.4m)
City Market (1.7m)
Herbery Natural Foods (5.1m)
Wal-Mart Supercenter (6.6m)
Williamson Village Center Shopping Mall (4m)
Lake Aire Shopping Center (4.3m)
Wolf Ranch Shopping Mall (6m)
Hobby Lobby (6m)
Wal-Mart Supercenter (6.6m)
T.J. Maxx (6.1m)
Thousand Oaks Shopping Mall (6.9m)
Round Rock Premium Outlet (11m)
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