Sun City TX residents are flocking back after summer escapes. The temperatures are lower, home values higher. We in the real estate business are watching the market while most in our 55+ neighbors are getting back in the swing of town halls, clubs, social and fitness pursuits. There are no schools in our age-restricted community, yet habits of many years follow into active retirement.
Community news arrives in digital form, and in Sun Rays magazine delivered to every home by the end of the previous month. We keep up, and mark our calendars accordingly. Town Halls in the Sun City Ballroom are open to all interested, and are recorded for access on the community association website and on News and Views, broadcast to residents on cable. Anyone who is unable to attend can review presentations and Q&As.
A few October 2016 Town Halls of wide interest are:
Deer Management and wildlife update. Deer are counted and the census determines how many are netted at annual trapping sites for removal. The goal is maintaining a manageable and healthy population within our wooded central Texas Hill Country setting, where deer roam freely.
Expansion Task Force. As Sun City TX grows there are concerns about traffic increases, additional amenity centers and Pulte’s plans. Resident input was solicited, tabulated and made a difference, to improve our community overall. The Task Force updates residents.
Fire Wise, The same Hill country beauty and meandering natural areas we all enjoy pose a major fire fighting challenge. Working with the local fire department the Fire Wise program shows ways residents can protect their property and selves, should a wildfire take hold. Evacuation of residents is a priority for effective fire fighting. The periodic drought years, and summers scorching days, contribute to fire danger. Fortunately Sun City, TX has a fire and EMS station in the middle of the community, and the Georgetown Fire and Police headquarters stations nearby.
It's not all information though. We’re looking forward to a free outdoor concert just down the street, with Reunion Band, Farmers Market every Tuesday, and if business ever slows, one of the movie nights with friends in the ballroom.
What you hear about retirement days being busier than pre-retirement working years is true, if you choose. If not, your neighbors will wave, share gardening tips or news if desired, respond in an emergency, and respect your privacy. In other words, in our Central Texas resort community, live your way.
I look forward to talking or emailing with you soon.