In a national publication Llano and Burnet Counties in Central Texas were listed as one
of the best places to retire in the U.S. It was also mentioned that Llano county has
one of the oldest average populations in the entire country. Llano County is on the
west side of Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake and Lake LBJ. Burnet County is on the east
side of the lakes.
People come from all over the country to retire in the Highland Lakes area for several
reasons. The main attractions for the retirees are the climate, the lakes, golf, the
lifestyle and because there are so many retirement communities here. You can play
golf year round in this part of Texas.
There are several communities with a large percentage of retired residents along the
west side of Lake Buchanan consisting of 15 to 50 homes in each area. They are:
Floyd Acres, Golden Beach, Greenwood Acres, Geola Estates, Tow and Paradise Point.
Each community has their own boat launch and some have park areas. Most of the
residents are retired and have moved to the area from out of state or from other parts of
Texas. You will never feel like a stranger in the Highland Lakes area because almost
everyone here came from somewhere else, and we always welcome newcomers.
The prices on homes for sale in these communities runs from $79,000 to over $250,000.
Waterfront homes are the higher priced homes.
There are also retirement communities on Inks Lake and Lake LBJ. Some of these
areas are: Highland Haven, Granite Shoals, Sunrise Beach, Blue Lake, Deer Haven,
Kingsland and Horseshoe Bay. Kingsland is town of about 3,500 people at the north
end of Lake LBJ and has some shopping, restaurants, etc. The prices on the homes in
these areas can vary from a low of $70,000 to several hundred thousand dollars depending
on the area.
Horseshoe Bay is both a retirement community and a very popular recreational area for
golf, boating and tennis. Horseshoe Bay is located on the south shore of Lake
LBJ about 6 miles from Marble Falls and 45 miles from Austin. Condos sell for
$65,000 to over $200,000 with the higher priced condos on the waterfront. Homes are
priced from $125,000 to over a million dollars. There are nice golf course homes,
view homes and waterfront homes in Horseshoe Bay.
Lake Marble Falls has the town of Marble Falls and Meadowlakes. Marble Falls has
a population of over 5,500 and is the main shopping center for the area. They have a
Walmart Superstore, several restaurants and other types of stores. Meadowlakes is a
gated golf and retirement community on the lake next to Marble Falls.
If you are interested in receiving more information about retiring in our area,
information on property availability and prices, amenities, taxes, cost of utilities,
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