Know Your Neighborhood: Sonterra

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Austin TX New Home Community - Sonterra

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 Sonterra community.

Gepetto’s Pizzeria
20400 S Ih 35
Salado, TX
(254) 947-7255
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If you’re in the mood for a slice of pie and you’re not in the mood to drive to Georgetown, Gepetto’s Pizzeria is a local pizza shop just a quick drive up I35 from Sonterra. Serving up pizzas off exit 280, Gepetto’s is sure to satisfy even the hungriest family member.
Inner Space Cavern
4200 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road
Georgetown, TX
(512) 931-2283
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Pack up the kids and a day exploring the Inner Space Cavern, one of the best preserved caves in Texas. Located just 16 miles south of Sonterra, this easy day trip is the perfect way to get your children excited to learn about science and the natural history of the state. Your children are sure to love the ancient limestone formations, flow stones and natural columns housed within the cave.
Skydive Temple
15771 South IH-35
Salado, TX
(254) 947-3483
skydivetemple.com
Seven miles northeast of Sonterra daredevils and extreme sports enthusiasts will find the opportunity of a lifetime at Skydive Temple, the only skydiving dropzone in Texas owned by a national parachuting champion. Both tandem and solo dives are available for new and experienced divers.
Georgetown Palace Theater
810 South Austin Avenue
Georgetown, TX
(512) 869-7469
georgetownpalace.com
A short drive south to Georgetown, the Georgetown Palace Theater presents live musicals and dinner theaters the whole family can enjoy. Originally built as a silent film theater in 1926, the Georgetown Palace Theater now serves as a live performance theater putting on productions of beloved plays and musicals, such as “Miracle on 34th Street,” “South Pacific,” and “A Few Good Men.”
Ruby’s Cafe and Bakery
305 Limestone Terrace
Jarrell, TX
(512) 746-5050
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If you’re craving the comfort of a home cooked meal, Ruby’s Cafe and Bakery is the place to be. Just a mile away from the Sonterra Community, Ruby’s Cafe and Bakery is a locally owned restaurant serving up authentic home-style fare.

LGI Homes Offer Young Buyers an Affordable Alternative

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Information gleaned from the most recent United States census has identified the 10 youngest cities as Provo, UT; Gainesville, FL; Athens, GA; Tallahassee, FL; Columbia, MO; Killeen, TX; Denton, TX; Ann Arbor, MI; Laredo, TX; and Tempe, AZ. With an average age of 26.5, these cities—most of which are home to major universities—would seem to have a leg up in attracting young, first-time home buyers. But most home builders have failed to attract this important segment.

The reluctance of many consumers to buy homes has put rentals in high demand, driving up the cost of apartments and long term leases—the housing that young people traditionally gravitate toward. That’s where a builder like LGI Homes can buck the national trend and attract young buyers by offering them an affordable alternative.

Denton Texas New Home Community - Quail Run

Quail Run is a new home community in Denton, Texas featuring new homes from LGI Homes starting as low as $629 per month.
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LGI Homes’ Quail Run community in Denton, Texas, and the grand opening of Sonterra near Killeen, both offer custom homes starting at just $629 a month—less than most apartment rents. While it’s true that some banks are stingier giving out mortgage loans, LGI Homes offers mortgage assistance to help first time buyers get the loan they need.

Each LGI Homes property includes $10,000 worth of free upgrades including state of the art appliances, granite countertops, brushed nickel hardware and fixtures, rounded corners, custom built cabinets, vaulted ceilings fenced in yards, two car garages, and landscaping. Every community features a variety of amenities such as family parks, neighborhood playgrounds, walking trails and greenbelt areas—and no homeowners’ fees.

Even with a slow growing economy and sluggish job market, LGI Homes makes homeownership the smartest financial move a young buyer can make. So instead of throwing money away on rent, talk to an LGI Homes professional to see how you can start building equity today.

LGI Homes Announces its New Communities in Phoenix’s East Valley and Austin

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Hot on the heels of 2011′s incredibly successful sales year (in which we placed a record number of buyers into their own beautiful new homes), 2012 is already promising to become another milestone in LGI Homes‘ history. That’s because this year we’re bringing the LGI Homes model of home building into two new cities: Austin, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona!

Austin Texas New Home Community: Sonterra

LGI Homes' new home community Sonterra, located in Austin, TX.

The LGI Homes focus on value, affordability and quality has driven our success in a number of markets across Texas, so we’re excited to expand into the unique and dynamic setting of Austin, one of Texas’ most forward-thinking, diverse and vibrant cities. Sonterra, our first community in Greater Austin, is ideally situated just off of I-35, and offers homebuyers exceptional value, with prices starting at just $679 per month. Commuters will enjoy unparalleled access to the urban areas of Austin, Georgetown, Salado, Belton, Temple, and Killeen/Ft. Hood, while those staying closer to home will enjoy countless superb amenities and a close-knit community experience. Floorplans at Sonterra range from 3-5 bedrooms, and include over $10,000 worth of designer upgrades at absolutely no cost to the buyer. With oversized lots, a family park with clubhouse, a pool with toddler-friendly splash-play area, walking trails and a brand-new elementary school, Sonterra promises to be one of the Austin area’s most popular family-friendly communities.

San Tan Valley New Home Community: San Tan Heights

LGI Homes' new home community San Tan Heights, located in San Tan Valley, AZ.

In Phoenix—our first expansion outside of our home state of Texas—buyers will thrill at the homes we are offering in San Tan Heights, a stunning master-planned community in Phoenix’s East Valley. San Tan Heights offers easy access to all points in the greater Phoenix-metropolitan area, but capitalizes on the quiet beauty of its location in East Valley foothills. An incredible natural setting, exceptional community amenities and astonishingly affordable prices (starting at just $679 per month!) make San Tan Heights a premiere choice for homebuyers looking for family-friendly communities and the active, adventurous lifestyle so typical of this Southwestern state. Whether it’s the spacious oversized lots, the modern 3-5 bedroom floorplans, or the generous home warranty that brings you out to visit us at San Tan Heights, you’ll soon find that you stay because of the neighborhood feel, the ideal location, and the level of service, quality, affordability and value that is the signature of LGI Homes.

So here’s to 2012, a great year that promises—especially for the savviest homebuyers in Austin and Phoenix—to be one of the best yet.