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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Retire to Robson Ranch near Dallas, TX

When I sold real estate in Dallas, Texas in the 1990's, there were a number of senior apartment complexes and assisted living facilities, but there were no age-restricted over-55 luxury retirement communities in the area.  Although there were many beautiful gated, golf communities where retirees often lived, they were not exclusively designed for seniors.  The nearest age-restricted development was Del Webb's Sun City Georgetown, Texas community near Austin.

Because of my knowledge of the area, I was delighted to hear that Robson Resort Communities, a premier builder of luxury retirement homes in Arizona, has now opened a lovely development just 35 miles north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, near Denton.

Amenities at Robson Ranch, Texas

* Lovely gated community with a roving security patrol

* 17,500 sq. foot Wildhorse Clubhouse with a lovely ballroom, plus activity and meeting rooms

* Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools

* Sports center which, in addition to the pools, also has a fitness center, aerobics exercise room, massage and steam rooms, tennis courts, volleyball courts, pickleball courts, and a gymnasium.

* Creative Arts Center with studios and gallery

* Gorgeous outdoor areas including a dog park, walking trails, children's playground, and a fishing lake

* Championship 18-hole Golf Course

Activities at Robson Ranch

With so many high-quality amenities, no one could possibly participate in all the choices that are available to the residents of Robson Ranch, including the emeritus life-long learning classes sponsored by the nearby University of North Texas and held in the Wildhorse Clubhouse, as well as a number of club activities, charitable events, golf tournaments, art classes, dance classes, a choir, and a wide selection of fitness classes.  There are plenty of choices for anyone who wants to live a healthy, stimulating life after retirement.

Attractive, Modern Homes at Robson Ranch, Texas

The beautiful new, energy-efficient homes in this lovely community are luxurious, yet affordable.  Prices range from about $210,000 for a 1624 sq. foot two bedroom home, to approximately $335,000 for a 3228 square foot home, and $400,000 for a 3746 square foot home with three bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms.  All of the homes have two-car garages.

More about Denton and the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Nearby Denton, Texas is home to the University of North Texas and Texas Women's University.  Consequently, the residents at Robson Ranch have all the conveniences you would expect in a college town ... access to live performances as well as plenty of restaurants, bars, shopping centers and movie theaters.

If you wish to attend professional sporting events, enjoy the symphony, shop at Neiman-Marcus, or take the grandkids to Six Flags amusement park, all of those possibilities and more are easily available to you in the nearby cities of Dallas and Fort Worth.

If you are considering a move to Texas from another state, you will be interested to know that Texas does not have a state income tax, although property taxes are a bit higher than they are in other states.  You will have to weigh these two taxes against each other to decide whether or not you are better off.

Texas Weather 

As a former resident of Dallas for over 25 years, I did want to let people know about the infamous Texas weather.  Winters are typically mild and pleasant, with an occasional dusting of ice or snow.  Summers can be brutally hot, with temperatures shooting up to over 100 degrees during the afternoon.  Summer nights, however, are comfortably warm and perfect for an evening barbecue with the neighbors.  From spring through the fall, there will be periodic thunderstorms, which can spark an occasional tornado ... although it is relatively rare for anyone to be injured.


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