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Welcome to Kissing Tree

Kissing Tree is a distinctly Texan community built for those 55 and better. Carved into the foothills of the Texas Hill Country, the 1,300-acre gated-community is perfectly placed at the center point of Austin and San Antonio in the charming town of San Marcos. Built with a Texas attitude, the unique collection of amenities were designed with legendary living in mind. The Mix is the all-encompassing lifestyle hub where you can plan your day to a “tee” or make it up as you go. Bocce Ball, swimming, pickleball, golf, you never know what fun you’ll stumble upon at this Texas-sized amenity campus. Here’s to living out each day on your own terms.

Every home is built to match its homesite, making the most of its Hill Country location and view. Today more than 600 neighbors call Kissing Tree home and with plans for nearly 3,000 homes, the legend is just beginning.

An Active Adult Community for Those 55 and Better

Kissing Tree is the first baby boomer-centric gated community designed specifically for the spirit of Texas. The lifestyle, homes and amenities are geared toward the active adult lifestyle of those 55 and better. Kissing Tree’s 20-acre amenity campus, The Mix, includes an 18-hole golf course, eight pickleball courts, six bocce ball courts, putting greens, a social building with an indoor and outdoor bar, hiking trails and more! To learn more about active adult communities, see our FAQs or Contact Us.

What in the Sam Houston kind of name is Kissing Tree?

This Kissing Tree is actually kind of a Texas legend. It’s 1857, and a war hero named Sam Houston is running for governor. He’s made his way to the newly settled town of San Marcos, where the whole community has gathered to hear him speak. Sam Houston stands under the shade of an enormous live oak; behind him a Texas flag, handmade by the women of San Marcos. To Sam Houston, that flag was a special kind of hospitality – one that should be celebrated.

So the General thanked each of these kind ladies with a kiss on the cheek. Back then, this had a touch of impropriety and gave people something to talk about. They remembered it so well that the majestic live oak came to be known as the Kissing Tree. We named our community after the welcoming spirit that inspired this legend. And, as it so happens, we think Kissing Tree is still something to talk about.

The Legend of Kissing Tree

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About Brookfield Residential

Brookfield Residential has been developing thoughtful master-planned communities and building homes of distinction throughout North America since 1958. Brookfield creates the best places to call home through combined experience, passion for the business and unique product. Based in Calgary, the headquarters operates with the same strong values as we do here in Central Texas – passion, integrity and community.

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The Brookfield Residential Story

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Kissing Tree is a distinctly Texan community built for those 55 and better. Set on the banks of the Hill Country, we are located between Austin and San Antonio in the charming town of San Marcos. Here’s to living life on your own terms.

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