AUSTIN HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOODS
clubhouse offers a place for meetings and
neighborhood events, as well as for private
use by property owners.
munity fishing lake, and greenbelts and
trails that connect to Bastrop’s city-wide
network of trails.
school district fall into part of Williamson,
Lee, Travis, and Bastrop Counties, so
calculating property taxes depends on the
location of the home.
There are plenty of outdoor recreational
activities to enjoy in the area. A boat
launch on the Colorado River is a little
more than two miles away, and the
1,100-acre McKinney Roughs nature
preserve is also nearby. Just adjacent to
The Colony’s entrance is the Lost Pines
Resort and Spa, a Hyatt Regency resort
property that features an 18-hole championship golf course.
Hunters Crossing is located in the Bastrop
Independent School District, a designated
5A school district. Parental involvement in
their children’s education is key in
Bastrop, and the community is known for
its strong show of support of school sponsored teams and organizations. Homes in
Hunters Crossing are priced from the
$120s to the $170s, and the community
offers easy access to Bastrop’s retail
centers, restaurants, and schools.
THE ARBORS AT
Juniper, oak and loblolly pine trees add to
the landscape of the more than 500
acres of The Arbors at Dogwood Creek in
Elgin. Nestled away in the rural forest surrounding Highway 95, The Arbors gives
its residents the opportunity to enjoy
affordable country that’s close to Austin.
A master-planned community, ColoVista
offers the amenities found in the city, while
residents enjoy living in some of the most
beautiful natural surroundings Bastrop
County has to offer, including homes on
Located in a heavily wooded area
offering beautiful views of the Bastrop
countryside, homebuyers moving to
ColoVista will find plenty to do. Bastrop
State Park and four golf courses are
within a five-mile radius of each other.
Depending on the section, homes in
ColoVista start at around $150,000, and
can go to $1 million-plus, with the option to
build custom homes on the lot. Located in
Bastrop County, the community is located
within Smithville Independent School District.
City of Elgin
Chamber of Commerce
Residents say that Elgin offers a classic
small town feeling – with residents walking
in the evening or riding bicycles; gathering
on Main Street for parades; and getting
to know all their neighbors.
Elgin is a Main Street community and has
worked with the Texas Historical
Commission on the designation. The city
also has an active economic development
board that helps businesses relocate here.
Families will especially enjoy the lifestyle
that The Arbors at Dogwood Creek
offers, with a community park featuring
basketball, volleyball and tennis courts.
Gazebos with barbecue pits, a pavilion
and a playscape are also available to
residents, as well as a quarter-mile concrete jogging trail. Students attend
school in the Elgin Independent School
Home prices here range from the $170s
to more than $500,000, and homes are
architecturally controlled and well maintained to protect home investment values.
With the larger lot sizes, homeowners at
The Arbors also have plenty of room for
children to play, a pool, outbuildings, a
guest home, or horses.
Known for its famous “Lost Pines” forests,
its historic downtown and beautiful
Colorado River, Bastrop is the perfect setting for those who want affordable homes
and a wide array of neighborhood
amenities. Hunters Crossing offers small
town charm with new homes located
deep in the heart of beautiful Bastrop.
Many residents work in Austin, and are a
mix of retirees and middle-aged and young
couples. Elgin offers homebuyers a lot of
variation and choice in their decision to purchase a home. From new homes to custom
homes to homes on various sized acreages,
there are options for all. The market is strong
for homes on acreage and for older historic
homes, and prices are affordable.
Neighborhood amenities include an
Olympic-sized swimming pool, a commu-
nity room, a park and playground, picnic
area, soccer and baseball fields, a com-
Elgin is located in Bastrop County,
although the Travis County line is located
just out of town, and Elgin’s city limits and
Elgin City Hall By Matthew Rutledge