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Ladera by Taylor Morrison in Bee Cave, Texas

If you have been to Target or Home Depot lately in Lakeway/Bee Cave, you may have noticed that they are starting to move some dirt around in the hills behind the stores. That will soon be the site of approximately 250 new single family homes built by Taylor Morrison. Roads to this new development should be complete in April and pre-sales will actually be starting next month. There are no plans for an amenity center; however, Bee Cave Central Park is very close by and there are a couple of public pools in the area as well. Of course, the new Lakeway Regional Medical Center will be minutes away and the Hill Country Galleria is practically walking distance. Being that the community is in Bee Cave, the tax rate will be one of the lowest in Austin. Home prices will start in the high $200s, although the views in the area are fabulous which means they may have some homesite “premiums” that could push prices realistically into the mid $300. Ladera should shape up to be a very nice, intimate, attractive community of homes. Taylor Morrison builds homes with great open floor plans and lots of curb appeal. Check out the Taylor Morrison homes online or in person at Fairways in Steiner Ranch and their  60′ section of Crystal Falls, to get an idea of the homes they will be building at Ladera, in Bee Cave, Texas.

If you are interested, you should get on their interest list!

UPDATE as of 7-3-2012

Ladera is NOW OPEN!  The roads are cut and you can drive into the community. The trailer is located on the corner of Ladera Drive and HWY 620 across from the Chic-fil-a. The actually community is located behind the Target and Home Depot in Lakeway.  It is looking good!!


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Rocky Creek- Bee Cave


Since I just posted an article about the growth in Bee Cave and Lakeway, I thought I would highlight some of the newer communities in the area- starting today with Rocky Creek. If you have never been on a drive out hwy 71, towards Hamilton Pool Road, get in your car and go today! It is peaceful and the landscape is stunning. It makes for a great lazy Sunday drive. Rocky Creek is located in this gorgeous hill country setting- it’s on Hamilton Pool Rd just past Crumley Ranch Road.

For those of us who have lived in Austin for awhile, Rocky Creek certainly seems “far out there” but really with all the new development in Lakeway,  it is not far at all. The Hill Country Galleria is only about six minutes away. And, all you really need is a great mall, right? But seriously, there are grocery stores, great restaurants,  Bee Cave Central Park, and  Lakeway Regional Medical Center will be open in April which is located only about ten minutes from Rocky Creek.

Another appealing aspect of Rocky Creek is that the students will go to the Lake Travis School District. Bee Cave Elementary-Lake Travis Middle School- Lake Travis High School. All fabulous, highly rated schools!

There are huge surrounding easements on both sides of Rocky Creek that have been dedicated to Nature Conservancy of Texas, meaning there are lots of open green spaces…although talk to the builders for more about the facts about that. What I do know for sure is that there are many nature trails in and around the community. I’ve never been hiking on them but judging from the breath-taking surrounding scenery, I bet they are incredible. The community also has a pool and kids play area.

There are plans to build about 400 homes. Highland Homes and Drees are the builders. The prices range from the high $300s to the high $500s.

There is more information and some great photos on the developers site- Hillwood Communities.

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Lake Travis Area Growth

Wow. The Lake Travis area (Bee Cave, Lakeway, Spicewood) is growing like crazy! I can attest to that every morning while I’m sitting in traffic on 620. Grrr! BUT it is a great place to live, play, and raise kids. The Lake Travis School District is top notch and I’ve never heard anything but praise for the teachers, sports programs, academics, and the overall system.

There are several new communities slated for the area, and I am looking forward to covering them in depth here very soon.

Here is an article from Community Impact, which gives an overview of developments in the works for 2012.

Here is an excerpt from the article about all the residential growth:

Falconhead West, Rocky Creek and Spanish Oaks all had many home sales in their new developments, Murphy said.

“We have Ladera coming on with Taylor Morrison, which is going to have about 250 houses,” Murphy said.

Masonwood is also adding a development near Falconhead West with about 300 homes and 300 apartments.

Morningside between The Home Depot and Falconhead West has an agreement to put in 50 new single-family homes and about 300 condominiums.

Galleria Townhomes will have about 40 townhomes—two- to three -story single-family homes—facing the parking garages behind the Hill Country Galleria along Bee Cave Parkway.

“The housing market is very good here. We continue to attract successful, self-disciplined people with initiative who want to move out here and be in a nice neighborhood,” Murphy said.

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