The community offers a real bonus for
those seeking to get away from it all in
their own private forest on large tree-covered homesites in a master-planned
residential community. Neighborhood
amenities here include a tree-shaded
junior Olympic pool, tennis court, basketball court, sports fields, and wet and dry
saunas in the fitness center. The Colony’s
clubhouse offers a place for meetings and
neighborhood events, as well as for private
use by property owners.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Neighborhood amenities include an
Olympic-sized swimming pool, a community room, a park and playground, picnic
area, soccer and baseball fields, a community fishing lake, and greenbelts and
trails that connect to Bastrop’s city-wide
network of trails.
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.
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 Commis-
sion on the designation. The city also has
an active economic development board
that helps businesses relocate here.
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.
Elgin is located in Bastrop County, although
the Travis County line is located just out of
town, and Elgin’s city limits and school district
fall into part of Williamson, Lee, Travis, and
Bastrop Counties, so calculating property taxes
depends on the location of the home.
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.
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 District.
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, and horses.