This Is our Village

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Hi all,
From the inception of our BLOG, we have had consistent heavy visits from the city of Georgetown Texas. I have wondered why. Finally I did some research this evening and I have the answer. One of the oldest and most venerable Age Restricted communities is located in Georgetown Texas. it is Sun City the Del Webb community.
It would be nice perhaps to establish a "sister city" relationship with Sun City and exchange some of our experiences as Senior Citizen communities. So, we in West Palm Beach Century Village would enjoy hearing from Sun City residents. If you Sun Citians would like, please forward Email correspondence to me at and I shall post interesting stuff on the BLOG.
Here is some WIKI data on Sun City:
Sun City Texas is a 5,300-acre (21 km2) age-restricted community located in Georgetown, Texas (United States), a city 35 miles north of Austin off I-35. It is part of the chain of Sun City communities started by Del Webb. Residency is restricted to persons over age 55 (except in the instance of guardianship and marriage) and the community is generally oriented toward retirees.

Sun City Texas is made up mostly of single family dwellings, but also has duplexes. It is legal to drive golf cars on the streets in the development and most shopping has special parking slots for same. There are golf courses, hobby shops, pools, lakes for fishing, and many other recreational facilities. There are clubs for almost any interest or hobby including crafts, computers, sewing, cards, investments, and dancing. The community's close proximity to Southwestern University provides access to a variety of additional cultural activities. And, of course, the thriving city of Austin is nearby providing a variety of urban activities and the surrounding Hill Country region provides many opportunities for outdoor activities.
Although the community attracts residents from all over the country it has proved especially popular with retirees from the Upper Midwest because of the lower cost of living and relatively mild climate. Murray Wier, a former college basketball All-American and National Basketball Association (NBA) player, is a resident of the retirement community.
Dave Israel

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Del Webb knows how to market.
    "Welcome to Sun City Texas -
    Breathtaking sunsets and endless vistas await you at your Sun City Texas home. Located in historic Georgetown, Sun City Texas is an oasis of beauty and luxurious amenities in the hill country. This community for active adults age 55 and better offers the charm of small-town living, yet the culture and excitement of Austin a short drive away.”
    They have somone like Courtney, they call her the Lifestyle Director.


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