BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--SouthStar Communities announced today the groundbreaking of the new King Oaks Amenity Complex in its Bryan-College Station community, which is attracting Houston retirees who are ‘retired but not tired.’ In fact, about 60 percent of King Oaks’ homeowners are from the Houston area. The Amenity Center will feature a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, tennis court and walking trails and will be located at the intersection of Lancaster and Commonwealth, putting homeowners within easy walking distance.
“Bryan-College Station has many positives that attract Houston retirees”
“Our Houston retirees are out there fishing, hiking and playing tennis,” said Dennis Jones, sales director at King Oaks. “These are active people who enjoy being outside and are living life after the corporate world. They want to get out of the city and experience the peace and quiet our community brings, but still want to be close to great entertainment, dining and other recreational activities.”
Homesites in the 950-acre custom home community are priced starting at $49,900 and range from 1 to 3 acres. The new Amenity Center will further enhance the lifestyle opportunities that make living at King Oaks and owning a piece of prime Texas land so special. The neighborhood is within close proximity to Texas A&M and the best of Bryan-College Station. King Oaks is perfectly situated for games and campus events, yet its private location on the east side of Highway 6 allows residents and land owners to enjoy a relaxed, peaceful, country way of life unique to this community.
"Bryan-College Station has many positives that attract Houston retirees," said Judy Richter, a realtor with RE/MAX Select. "From low taxes, great parks, and quality medical facilities, and of course the university, many retirees are moving to, or back to Aggieland. When they begin their home search, King Oaks is at the top of the list for finding their dream homesite."
Alan Finney battled Houston traffic for 28 years before he and his wife Nancy discovered King Oaks. “I wanted a slower, nicer pace of life,” he said. “We are Aggies and our kids are grown. I’ve always liked the country atmosphere and now have my own peace of heaven with neighbors close enough to be friends with. We love it.”
King Oaks also features:
- 1.84% total taxes, with no city taxes, as compared to 2.5% taxes in Bryan-College Station
- Low association dues
- Higher value per acre than nearby neighborhoods
- Majestic oak and other hardwood trees throughout the community
- Additional amenities including a 60-acre nature preserve, trails, fishing ponds, and pavilion
- Fun community events
- Partnership with Operation FINALLY HOME to support veterans
- Master-planned expertise of SouthStar Communities
Bryan/College Station has recently been named USA Today’s 4th best unknown retirement destination, Forbes 25 best places to retire in 2013 and number four in Best Places for Military Retirement by USAA.
About SouthStar Communities:
SouthStar Communities is a fully integrated real estate investment, development and management firm focused on the residential marketplace. Based in Austin, Texas, SouthStar has been creating healthy communities and a legacy of success throughout the Southern United States for a generation. Since its inception in 1999, SouthStar has acquired and developed residential assets valued in excess of $ 2.5 billion. The company continues to seek opportunities to leverage its experienced team and processes to deliver great experiences for owners and strong financial results for its portfolio partners. For more information, visit www.southstarcommunities.com.