What an incredible year 2016 was at Boot Ranch. We enjoyed record property sales, welcomed many new member families, orchestrated a robust schedule of popular Club events, and began work on our amenity expansion. As we start 2017, we’d like to share some highlights of the past 12 months.
We experienced terrific success in real estate, with 58 properties being sold or placed under reservation during the year. We launched two new property types—Country Homes and Village Homes—and both have met with an enthusiastic buyer response. In December we completed Sunday House 5 and welcomed its 8 owners to the Boot Ranch family. The Boot Ranch Realty team gave more than 180 tours of our breathtaking property to those interested in becoming members and owning property.
Speaking of breathtaking—the transformation of the Longhorn Lake area into the newest destination at Boot Ranch for outdoor fun is in full swing, and we’re on schedule to complete a two-mile trail segment and all the lake amenities by next summer. The Landing, a lakeside open air pavilion, is nearly complete and will soon be surrounded by a beach area for lounging, a boardwalk, and amazing treehouses. We’ve built an old-fashioned raft for crossing the lake to make a splash at the jumping rocks.
We have added to our long list of accolades year. The Dallas Morning News ranked Boot Ranch #8 in its prestigious “Top 100 Courses” issue in May. The 34-acre golf practice park at Boot Ranch was honored for the 5th consecutive year by the Golf Range Association of America as one of the Top 50 Private Golf Ranges in America for 2016. You can learn more about this prestigious award, HERE
This year we introduced a new member social format affectionately called the “Boot Up.” These popular Friday evening socials were held at the Clubhouse, the Ranch Club or at Member homes under construction. All featured lively music, an open bar, and appetizers from our culinary team. The 2017 season of Boot Up events is planned for April through early November. You can learn more about Boot Ups, HERE.
Boot Ranch was featured in esteemed print and online publications this year, including the Wall Street Journal, Cowboys & Indians,Dorado, D Home, Modern Luxury Interiors, Paper City, Links, and, TanyaFoster.com. Some featured beautiful homes, others focused on golf or our incomparable Hill Country lifestyle.
While 2016 was a great year, 2017 will be even better with new property offerings, the completion of the Texas Monthly Hill Country Show Home, and the new Metzger Park neighborhood with its putting park and play field. We hope you’ll plan a visit to experience firsthand the finest private club community in Texas.