It’s your home and we want you to love it. So we do a lot of listening, learning and research before we start designing. These days, that means turning to social media sources. So, for the first time in the history of homebuilding, we decided to crowdsource our design process. That’s why every home at Ladera, our new community in Bee Cave, Texas, drew inspiration from design ideas posted on Pinterest. Cool, huh? Sixteen million Pinterest users like you pinned pictures of what their dream homes would include – things like cute craft rooms and tiny nooks under stairs where kids (or pets) can hang. We poured over all those pinboards and now you’ll find them built into our new homes in this Austin area community.
The plan is to build 260 different homes at Ladera, each pulling different dreams from Pinterest wish lists. It’s not customization – that would price our homes out of the market for too many people. But it is responding to all the times our sales people have heard you say “I wish you had done this.” Your wishes have been granted! Learn more about our Pinterest approach to design here.
Fun Facts About Bee Cave
If you’re looking for Bee Cave, TX real estate, Ladera is a great place to start. It’s tucked away in the hills surrounding Lake Travis with easy access to local services and not too far from Austin. The schools get high ratings, there are plenty of fun things to do, great places to eat and, oh yes, you’re close to some world-class shopping. All excellent reasons to consider this area if you’re looking for Travis County homes for sale. But if you want to win some local trivia contests, put these fun facts about Bee Cave in your back pocket.
- Bee Cave’s first settler was Dietrich Bohls, who left over-crowded Austin (population 900) looking for a less crowded place to raise his family.
- Carl Beck was the city’s first entrepreneur. He opened the general store, a cigar factory and a cotton gin.
- Bee Cave was named by early settlers for a large cave of wild bees found near the site. A post office opened there under the name Bee Caves in 1870. Somewhere along the line, they dropped the “s”.
- You know about the north and south poles. But did you know that in 2007, the Texas Legislature declared that Bee Cave was the west pole?
- SpringFest, an annual Bee Cave event held in April, is the “biggest time in the smallest town.” The community festival offers fun, food, music and shopping for the whole family.
- FireFest, now in its 56th year, pays tribute each October to brave Texans who battle fires. Fesitivities include music, firefighter competitions and a fun run/walk.
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