Know Your Neighborhood: Presidential Glen

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Presidential Glen Community Attractions

Here at LGI Homes, we take pride in not only the quality and affordability of our homes, but also in the locations we select for building each of our communities. Each community location is chosen with you in mind, and we take every care to ensure our communities provide convenient access to some of the best restaurants, parks and attractions Texas has to offer. As part of a new series, we are showcasing some of these locations to help you become better acquainted with the area around you. Today, we are showcasing some of the best local attractions and businesses near our Presidential Glen community.

Cafe 290
11011 U.S. 290
Manor, TX
(512) 278-8780
texascafe290.com
If you’re in the mood for a roadhouse-style burger, a plate of enchiladas or a slice of meringue pie, Cafe 290 has it all just three miles east of the Presidential Glen community. Serving up authentic Tex-Mex and home-style fare, Cafe 290 is some of the best food in the Manor area.
Austin County Flea Market
9500 U.S. 290
Austin, TX
(512) 928-2795
citymax.com.com/austin
Whether you’re looking to snag a deal or clear out the garage, the Austin County Flea Market provides the place to do it less than three miles from Presidential Glen. With over 300 vendor booths, live music on the weekends and concession stands, it’s the perfect place to grab lunch and spend the day with the family while scoring unbeatable prices on jewelery, antiques, collectibles, sporting goods, clothes and more.
Bluebonnet Hill Golf Course
9100 Farm to Market Road 3177
Austin, TX
(512) 272-4228
bluebonnethillgolf.com
Gold enthusiasts at Presidential Glen will love the five minute drive to Bluebonnet Hill Golf Course, a 328 bermuda green course with rolling hills and beautiful scenery. Residents just starting out in the sport can take advantage of lessons at Bluebonnet Hill Golf Course, and the course offers various memberships to help you save on your favorite pastime.
Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo
9100 Decker Lake Road
Austin, TX
(512) 919-3000
rodeoaustin.com
Presidential Glen residents don’t have to wait for the rodeo to come to town, because they live less than four miles from the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo. The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo is the 5th largest indoor rodeo regular season ProRodeo, and offer year-round entertainment to people in the Austin area.
Texas Natural Science Center
2400 Trinity Street
Austin, TX
(512) 471-1604
utexas.edu
Treat your kids to a day of knowledge and excitement by taking a trip to the nearby Texas Natural Science Center. Here they will discover fossilized dinosaurs, Texas wildlife, ancient gems and minerals and more. The Texas Natural Science Center is a great place to learn more about the history of Texas, and is sure to be fun for the whole family.
Austin Children’s Museum
201 Colorado Street
Austin, TX
(512) 472-2499
austinkids.org
Like the Texas Natural Science Center, learning is fun at the Austin Children’s Museum; a museum built entirely with children in mind. From a city building exhibit to the Tinker’s Workshop and design center, there is something for children of all ages to enjoy at the Austin Children’s Museum, just 10 miles from Presidential Glen.
Highland Mall
6001 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX
(512) 454-9656
highlandmall.com
Whatever your shopping needs may be, the Highland Mall is sure to have what you’re looking for. With dozens of retailers and restaurants, including Foot Locker, Aeropostale, Radio Shack and SweetFactory, the Highland Mall is your one-stop shop for school clothes, Christmas gifts and more just six miles from your home in Presidential Glen.

Building Community

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Studies have shown that most buyers want the kind of residential housing that LGI Homes builds, free standing single family structures in designed communities, close but slightly removed from city centers. Those designs offer both privacy and the opportunity for “community.”

Community Playground and Trail System

Nearly all of LGI Homes’ communities feature a similar playground as this one located at Presidential Glen in the Greater Austin area.
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You may be perfectly happy to come home at the end of a long workday and use your fenced backyard as a retreat. You might wave to your neighbor, but you don’t have the energy or inclination to socialize. An LGI Homes’ design lets you do just that. Other members of the community, however, may desire to get to know each better and spend some time together. If you are one of the latter, how would you go about enhancing the “community” aspect of your LGI Homes neighborhood?

1. Communicating. Obviously, when you’re outside your home or making use of one the LGI Homes’ walking trails or playgrounds, you can introduce yourself to other residents. If you want a broader, more consistent opportunity for communication, consider starting a Yahoo Group. These moderated listservs provide a prompt, regular and easy way for everyone who wishes to join to stay in touch.

2. Swap Meets. How about the occasional (maybe spring and fall) swap meet where neighbors gather to exchange unwanted items (clothes, tools, books, household goods) and donate the rest to charity?

3. Book Clubs. Books clubs are very popular. Amazon has lists of recommended books for reading. Some book clubs restrict themselves to biographies, mystery or bestseller fiction. Sometimes one book (think Proust or Dante) is the focus of a club. Starting a book club is a way to find a community of readers near you.

4. Discussion Clubs. Related to book clubs, these groups usually pick a general topic of interest and meet periodically (maybe once a month) to discuss. Topics range from questions or concerns about spirituality to the economy.

5. Meetup. You can also use Google’s Meetup. These groups are usually organized around member interest. If you enjoy bike riding or plein air painting, likely there’s a Meetup group near you. If not, you can start one. You mind find members in your own LGI Homes’ community.

Greater Austin New Home Community – Presidential Glen

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Presidential Glen, the new Greater Austin planned neighborhood from LGI Homes, offers three, four and five bedroom homes in a well-designed landscape designed to foster a feeling of both privacy and community.

Presidential Glen Austin Texas

Community: LGI Homes has thoughtfully located each home on a generously sized lot. Fully landscaped in front and privacy fenced in the back, these freestanding distinctive residences share a natural green preserve crisscrossed by walking paths leading to a covered picnic pavilion. Nearby, in a park-like setting complete with benches, neighbors can sit and chat while they watch their children slide or swing high up to a Texas—wide blue sky.

Home Features: Each three, four or five bedroom home features an attached two-car garage and two baths. Free upgrades (valued at more than $10,000) include vaulted ceilings, brushed nickel fixtures and hardware, raised six panel doors, granite countertops and custom built cabinets. LGI Homes plans interiors to maximize room for you and your family and ease your daily chores with a utility room and high quality appliances. This spacious new home might be purchased for a little as $629/month. With low HOA fees, home ownership could be less than the cost of renting.

Come Home. With a new construction warranty and no money down, you may soon be comfortably living at Presidential Glen not far from the lively city of Austin, Texas.