FAQs 2017-07-28T09:47:26+00:00

FAQs

Here’s a quick look at things we think are pertinent to living at Kissing Tree. If you don’t find what you need, give us a call, we love to chat,  512-539-3700.

Location

Kissing Tree is perfectly placed on the banks of the Hill Country in San Marcos, Texas. Our Sales and Design Center is located at 201 Kissing Tree Lane, San Marcos, TX 78666.Visit us Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Traveling from I-35, take Exit 200 onto Centerpoint Road in San Marcos. Continue west on Centerpoint, cross Hunter Road and arrive at the Kissing Tree entry.

San Marcos is conveniently located 31 miles south of Austin and 50 miles north of San Antonio.

San Marcos is a thriving, youthful community with the perfect amount of small town charm. There are plenty of reasons to love this town, but we narrowed down a few favorites on our blog here:

http://kissingtree.com/blog/hill-country/live-san-marcos/

We can’t wait for you to visit! Our Sales and Design Center as well as our eight model homes are open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For a personalized visit and an opportunity to tour the future amenity site, schedule an appointment by contacting us at 512-539-3700 or at kissingtree@brookfieldrp.com. We’ll see you real soon!

About Kissing Tree

The name Kissing Tree refers to Sam Houston’s gubernatorial speech in 1857 in front of a mighty oak tree in San Marcos. After the speech, he famously kissed several of the female attendees on the cheek, creating a bit of a local legend. Watch the video about the legend here.

The lifestyle and amenities at Kissing Tree are geared toward the active lifestyle of those aged 55 and better.

The lifestyle and amenities at Kissing Tree are created with the active adult lifestyle in mind including fitness centers, pools, social buildings, hiking trails and more! Under 55 and looking for a place to call home in San Marcos? Blanco Vista is a vibrant community situated on 575 acres of prime riverfront land in Northern San Marcos. Brookfield Residential is the developer for this expansive master-planned community which caters to every stage of life. The community offers a wide array of first-class amenities – from a fully-stocked fishing pond to a network of interconnected hike and bike trails. Discover the Blanco Vista community by visiting http://blancovista.com/

The community spans 1,332 acres which includes indoor and outdoor amenities, the Kissing Tree Golf Course and miles of scenic hike and bike trails.

Kissing Tree is a planned 3,200-home community. We currently offer 18 floor plans and five architecturally distinct exteriors which work together to create an eclectic and diverse community streetscape.

Community Information

The HOA fee will include all of the maintenance of the community common areas, access to the amenity buildings, 24/7 security and reduced green fees for residents at the Kissing Tree Golf Course. The HOA assessment is anticipated to be $210 per month.

The current total tax rate is $2.4043 / $100.00 which includes; City of San Marcos $0.5302 / $100.00; Hays County $0.46 / $100.00 and San Marcos ISD $1.4141 / $100.00

Utility providers for Kissing Tree include: electric: Pedernales Electric Cooperative, water and waste water: City of San Marcos (www.sanmarcostx.gov), cable/internet/TV/phone: Time Warner Cable or Grande Communications.

Kissing Tree provides options that allow you to live life the way you want. We offer several landscape options and allow you to design the best plan for your lifestyle including low maintenance designs.

We look forward to providing products that fit your lifestyle. We are not currently offering Garden Homes in our first two neighborhoods, Fair Park and Driskill, however, there may be opportunities for additional products in future development.

Several options exist: Central Texas Medical Center is located only 3.5 miles away. Additional quality care and medical providers are located a short distance away including Live Oak Walk-in Care, Seton Medical Center Hays, Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, and Resolute Health Hospital.

Capital Area Rural Transportation Systems (CARTS) is a great service for getting around San Marcos as well as the Municipal Bus Service which provides a fixed bus route. Uber is also available.

The San Marcos Municipal Airport is a short distance away, while the Austin Bergstrom International Airport and the San Antonio Airport are conveniently located nearby with access to flights.

There’s an unlimited amount of fun activities to do both indoors and outdoors right around the corner from Kissing Tree. Head over to our locality map to find out more about where you can create, taste and thrive in San Marcos!

Our community is built for easy golf cart commutes to and from your neighbor’s home, through the amenity campus and throughout the golf course.

Kissing Tree is a gated community with a staffed guardhouse at all times.

There is not RV parking on the Kissing Tree property, however, RV parking can be found just outside the community across the street on Hunter Road. You’ll find ample space for your covered and climate-controlled items at several nearby storage facilities.

Lifestyle & Amenities

The Mix is Kissing Tree’s one-of-a-kind collection of amenities that brings an active and fun approach to this unique 55-plus community. An upbeat social hub, The Mix will include a mix of amenities that allow you to thrive, create and taste! At Kissing Tree there is a unique focus on health and well-being, foods and flavors, and arts and cultures.

Be part of the fun at the Biergarten, show kitchen, indoor/outdoor bar, 15 miles of scenic hiking trails, 18-hole golf course, 18-hole putting course, golf clubhouse and restaurant, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, pickleball courts, bocce ball courts and horseshoe pits. Hundreds of acres will be reserved for parks, trails and green space.

The social building and sales and design center will be the first buildings open in 2017 followed by the indoor pool. The golf course is under construction and will be ready for previews in winter 2017. For a little competition on your next visit, putt a few on the putting green at our Sales & Design Center or stop by for a quick game of washers or cornhole! Future amenities will include pickleball, bocce ball, 18-hole putting course, horse shoes, walking trails and more.

We are having fun at Kissing Tree! You can get into all kinds of activities any day of the week including activities focused on health and well-being, the food revolution and arts and culture. Explore the fun of these themes on our site by following the icons for Thrive, Taste and Create! Join us even before moving in by signing up for one of our events here: Kissingtree.com/events

Join us for some fun while we thrive, create and taste at our distinctly Texan community! Kevin Wilson, Kissing Tree’s Lifestyle Director, will get you jumping into the list of activities for 2017. To find out more, contact Kevin at kwilson@ccmcnet.com or 210-336-2227. Take a look at the great list of Kissing Tree and Hill Country events on our event page here: Kissingtree.com/events

Kissing Tree Golf Course

The Kissing Tree Golf Course is designed by Gary Stephenson, and we chatted with him about the course design on our blog. View the virtual tour of all 18 holes here. Stop by and try our golf simulator!

The Kissing Tree Golf Course will be semi-private with priority tee times and discounted rates provided to residents. The course will be open to the public with discounts given to San Marcos residents.

We anticipate all 18 holes of the golf course to be complete by the end of 2017. Construction on the golf clubhouse and restaurant will begin in early 2017.

The average cost per round will be around $45 with seasonal rates.

The golf green fees are not included with the purchase of the home or HOA fees. However, residents will enjoy priority tee times and reduced green fees.

The comfortable restaurant will be an inviting place for all with a full bar and a tasty menu of American food managed by Troon Golf.

The Homes

Brookfield Residential is the sole developer and homebuilder for Kissing Tree. Through our expertise, passion and focus on outstanding customer service, we strive to create the best places to call home. At every stage of life, our thoughtfully designed communities make it easy for buyers to find their dream home. For more information, visit BrookfieldTX.com

Prices range from $276,000 to $500,000. Every home at Kissing Tree is built to match its unique home site, making the most of its location and view.

Kissing Tree homes are built with a Texas attitude, and each home can be made your own with a variety of architectural styles to choose from, as well, as an array of finishes, options, colors and features. Our homes are built with industry-leading green and sustainable practices and incorporate the latest in energy efficiency. With 18 floor plans available, the plans reflect Brookfield Residential’s focus on thoughtfully designing homes with the homebuyer in mind. View our plans here.

There are five architecturally distinct exterior home styles available for all 18 floor plans, including; Contemporary, Traditional, Modern Farmhouse, Santa Barbara and Texas Hill Country.

The two home series allow you to choose what’s most important in your home. The most significant differences between the series include a higher ceiling plate height in the Regent series, along with 360 degree architecture around the exterior of the home.

Designing your dream home at Kissing Tree is exciting! Enjoy building life on your own terms with the home that perfectly suits your needs. Homes take approximately 6 to 8 months to build.

The Designer Contract allows you to build your home from the included 18 floor plans and five architecturally distinct exteriors. The Distinctive Contract provides the opportunity to make custom architectural changes to your floorplan. The Distinctive home buyer is invited to select home sites in future phases of the development.

You can make the home uniquely yours by having the freedom to rearrange elements of the floor plan for a more customized design. The Distinctive Contract is a program which allows you to make selections and changes that are not included in the standard portfolio of offerings.

We currently have seven Quick Move-in Homes under construction and ready for move-in March of 2017. Because of the high interest in the community, we have a simple reservation program that allows you to save your place in line to select your future home site. For more information on this program or to set an appointment, please reach out to a helpful team member at kissingtree@brookfieldrp.com or 512-539-3700.

Brookfield Residential

Brookfield Residential Texas, a division of Brookfield Residential, is a full-service homebuilder and developer in Central Texas. Through expertise, passion and focus on outstanding customer service, we’ve been helping homebuyers find the best places to call home in Central Texas for more than 10 years. At every stage of life, our thoughtfully designed communities and homes make it easy for buyers to fulfill their dreams.

For more than 50 years, Brookfield Residential has been developing communities and crafting homes of distinction throughout North America. For the last decade, we've been setting down roots in Central Texas, right here in the Greater Austin area. So that Texas accent you hear – it comes naturally.

Realtors

We love working with Realtors at Kissing Tree and have some great tools in the works for you to share with your clients. We like to share development news with our Realtor community first.

We can’t wait to share our community with you! We’re excited to offer our Realtor friends exclusive access to our golf course, clubhouse and amenities. “The Grove” is our Realtor program, and we can’t wait to tell you more in the spring of 2017!

Join “The Grove: Preferred Realtor Program” this spring! Don’t miss the exclusive classes, tours and first looks in the four-part series to become KT preferred!