CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER
HORSESHOE BAY — Lakeway-based developer Legend Communities has launched an age-restricted community project within the footprint of the fledgling Horseshoe Bay golf course development Summit Rock.
Designers nestled Tuscan Village Horseshoe Bay within the master-planned Summit Rock, located at the southeast corner of RR 2147 and Texas 71.
Developers anticipate as many as 300 housing units — villas, townhouses, and golf course estates — limited to homebuyers ages 55 and older.
Summit Rock, which features a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, opened in 2012 with a limited number of single-home family lots sold.
Legend Communities is expected to breathe new life into the development.
“Horseshoe Bay has generally been a retirement community,” said Bill Hayes, chief operating officer of Legend Communities. “For the level of homes that we’re building, which is on the upper end of that age-restricted community as opposed to Sun City, which has a broader range, we’re much more comfortable with the more affluent surrounding area that helps support what we need.”
Sun City is a Georgetown-based restricted retirement community that features golf courses, fitness centers and an amphitheater.
Tuscan Village Horseshoe Bay is set for pre-construction sales in mid- to late summer.
“We’re taking the villas and the townhome concept out to Horseshoe Bay, and then we’re adding golf estate lots, larger homes that back up to the golf course that act more like a single-family home,” Hayes said. “On top of that, having a hospital nearby is hugely important.”
Developers believe the Tuscan concept will complement existing community features.
“It’s a smaller version of what’s being built out there,” he said. “It’s complementary to everything in Summit Rock. It’s a 100 percent masonry, stone and stucco, tile roofs, high-end finishes.”
The success of similar projects, including Tuscan Village Lakeway, encouraged expansion into the Hill Country.
“We’re essentially sold out of Tuscan Village Lakeway, except for the condos,” Hayes said. “We have averaged twice as many sales per month as a typical builder would in, for example, Rough Hollow, which is another community we have in Lakeway.”
Residents of Tuscan Village, with its own built-in central propane system, will connect to the city of Horseshoe Bay water system as well as choose from resort options.
“There will be opportunities for the different levels of membership with Horseshoe Bay Resort,” he said. “It’s a great blend with everything that comes with the community.”
Other features of the planned community include:
- The majority of the development will be comprised of villas (60 percent); the rest will be townhouses along with 13 golf estate lots.
- •Townhouses (1,294-1,790 square feet) will start in the low $300,000s; villas (1,800-3,200 square feet) will start in the low $400,000s; and golf estate lots (3,600-4,400 square feet) will start in the low $800,000s.
- Amenities will include a clubhouse, walking/jogging trails, a swimming pool, a community garden, a faux vineyard, a fitness/wellness facility, and an activity building.
- • An activities director will coordinate programs, including yoga, group exercise, arts and crafts, and dancing lessons.
“We keep our residents busy all the time with all kinds of activities and lots of opportunities to interact with each other,” Hayes said.