Georgetown and Sun City TX are Seeing New Developments

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Georgetown is not the sleeping town it once was…… Georgetown, Texas has hit the big times. There is a new 70 acre retail development planned, Coming Soon . A group out of Tucson, Ariz. announced its plans to build a major retail development on the SE corner of IH 35 and Inner Loop Rd. to be intergrated into what is called Longhorn Junction. Longhorn Junction is a 350 acre mixed use, master planned project scheduled to break ground in 2009. Projected by the developers this area would be upscale, family oriented and a point of destination for many. There are possibilities of a hotel, department stores, live entertainment venues and a possible Bass Pro Shops Outlet (which is a huge coo).

As quoted in several local papers, the economic development director stated that it will meet the city’s demand for eating and drinking establishments. There is a real need for eateries other than fast food in Georgetown, so this will surely add to the quality of living in the area. The nearby area already sports a Premier Outlet Mall and IKEA (located between Georgetown and Round Rock) but this is very exciting for the IH 35 corridor. In addition to the growth in retail for Georgetown Texas, there is also much growth in Real Estate. Sun City continues to expand with three full 18 hole golf courses, 2 restaurants, City Market (get your free ice cream cone here), an Amenity center that hosts 3 swimming pools (inside and out), an aerobic center, crafts center, wood working shop, their own Fire Station and more. Homes range from the $130’s to $500,000 in the custom end. Sun City is an adult living community; you must be 55 to reside here. Then you have prestigious Berry Creek also built around a golf course. This is a very nice familygolf oriented neighborhood that also has many amenities such as an Olympic size pool, exercise center, beautiful club house and trails to walk. Homes range from the $200’s to $600,000. Now if you want quaint in the quaint town of Georgetown – there are several pockets of smaller communities such as Georgetown Village – if you love Americana and picket fences, this is the place to be. Parks and common areas abound in this neighborhood, so that kids can come to play, adults can barbeque and have small gatherings. Homes range from $130’s up. Another affordable community is Katy’s Crossing close to downtown San Gabriel Park. There are many more subdivisions at a variety of home prices that have been established for a while with big Oak trees and nice yards. There are also many more new subdivisions coming on line in 2008 and 09 that will add great quality of life to the city.

One more interesting thing about Georgetown….it has an airport. It is publicly owned, has a pilot school, airport rental capabilities, they can provide aerial tours, aerial sight seeing as well as aircraft maintenance.

Other promising projects in Georgetown are

1. The Summit at Rivery Park which will be a hotel and convention center
2. Three Forks Community, a 353 acre mixed use project close to Berry Creek Community
3. A 600 acre urban development just outside Georgetown’s city limits.

From once a slow, quaint little town comes progress, traffic, new homes and lots of shopping. Some might even call most of that… heaven.

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