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Old 10-12-2007, 12:00 PM
 
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In Hays County, Wimberly looks like a winner.
But where are the communities in Williamson County that seems to have a significant amount of retirees in? Or are there none?
NOT interested in pre-planned over 55 y.o. adult communities near a golf course. Just areas that many over 55 years old have settled into.
Are there any hot spots like this in Williamson County?
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:22 PM
 
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I'm nearing retirement and like you have no interest in a 55+ community. I decided to purchase a home in the Red Oaks development in Cedar Park. It's my understanding that there are a number of retirees buying there. The homes are a bit more expensive than other developments nearby so maybe it attracts a somewhat older crowd.
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:11 PM
 
Location: NW Austin
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Georgetown has several retirement communities. I don't know if this spills over into the rest of town, but perhaps it's worth a look.

We were just up there for the Chisholm trail event. Nice historic small town square and friendly people.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:55 PM
 
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My gosh! I thought Austin was supposedly the boom capital in Texas for retirees! And nobody can pinpoint any areas hardly. Hmmmm....verrrry interesting. I wonder where the X million retirees coming to Austin by 2020 are supposed to live????
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:10 PM
 
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It surprises me that Austin would be considered "the boom Capital in Texas for retirees" other than wealthier retirees that are buying homes in the pre-planned community of "Sun City" next to Georgetown.

Austin is very youth oriented especially with all the Universities and its population is very spread out over a large area, so other than the pre-planned communities, it would be very difficult to determine any age trends in other neighborhoods.

However, I do see A LOT of older people in Georgetown. That might be due to the close proximity to Sun City or maybe a lot have decided to settle there near Sun City.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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I think the retirees come to Austin specifically to get away from other retirees. That's probably why you can't find large pockets of them.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:43 PM
 
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Austin is a "college town", and the medium age is 29......I would imagine that explains
it, without any need to elaborate
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:28 PM
 
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But where are the communities in Williamson County that seems to have a significant amount of retirees in? Or are there none?
You got your answer: Georgetown.
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Georgetown probably has the highest concentration of retirees in Williamson County, either in Sun City or outside of it, I would imagine.
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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AARP, the largest lobbying group in America, which is for old people (this is for young folks), has voted Austin as one of the top spots in the nation for retirees. Along with Money magazines annual list of Best Places for retirees. Along with scads of other groups and magazines voting Austin as in the top 10. If you go to about.com or an Austin website, you will confirm this. Which is WHY I am having a hard time understanding why there are not communities already for over 55 year olds there.
The Census Bureau projects the growth in Texas to 2020 of various cities there. Austin is proclaimed to have the largest group of retirees moving there, then Houston, then DFW.
Now you can see why I am wondering: what gives?
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