Homestead = small town charm + big city allure
By: Savannah Carter
For those who enjoy the relaxed pace of living in a small town but crave alluring cultural activities, world-class entertainment and award-winning dining, a new master-planned community in Schertz and Cibolo may be your ideal spot. Just 20 minutes beyond San Antonio and a short drive to Austin and the Texas Hill Country, Homestead is ideally located along the I-35 corridor, the area Forbes Magazine named “America’s next great metropolis.”
Developed by Freehold Communities, Homestead is based on a unique design concept founded on healthy living and an architectural style that reflects the rustic charm of the farms and homesteads of the past combined with contemporary styling and the modern features demanded by today’s lifestyles. Freehold Communities’ Vital Communities™ approach incorporates amenities and outdoor activities that encourage healthy living, fitness and bridging the gap between neighbor and community.
“The idea is to develop amenities that motivate residents to be active, to enjoy outdoor living and to engage with the community,” said Suzanne Maddalon, vice president of marketing for Freehold Communities. “Market research conducted locally and nationally revealed that the average American is seeking to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle and is searching for neighborhoods where recreational activities and fitness amenities are offered as well as a community with which to share them.”
The Art of Healthy Living At Homestead, amenities that allow healthy living to be an everyday routine include:
• More than 88 acres of open space, including an open air pavilion with fireplace, grill stations, outdoor play area with Kompan™ equipment, sports court, gathering spaces throughout the community and an adjacent pet park.
• Nearly five miles of hiking and jogging trails, ponds and parks.
• 14-acre City of Schertz park with direct access from the community.
• State-of-art fitness center with innovative equipment and a resort-style pool with kid’s splash pad.
• Full-time lifestyle director who will plan ongoing community social events.
The three builders selected by Freehold Communities for phase one – Scott Felder Homes, Pulte Homes and CastleRock Communities – are now selling single-family homes with varying lot widths of 55- and 65-feet starting in the $200s. Model homes are open.
The Appeal of Schertz and Cibolo
Because of its proximity to Randolph Air Force Base and Joint Base San Antonio, Homestead has proven popular with both current and former military. The location, supportive spirit of Schertz and Cibolo residents, and a strong job market are the main reasons the area is nationally ranked among the best places in the United States for military families, particularly military retirees.
Schertz has also been named among top small towns in America by CNN Money and Money Magazine, as one of the safest places to live in Texas and one of the fastest growing small towns in the state. In addition, the area’s cost of living is ranked lower than the national average. Such accolades are attracting new businesses and residents alike.
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