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Kissing Tree Partners With San Marcos Heritage Association for 42nd Annual Heritage Home Tour

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Kissing Tree, Brookfield Residential’s new baby boomer community, recently announced a partnership with the San Marcos Heritage Association’s Heritage Home Tour. Now in its 42nd year, this year’s event is taking place May 4-7, 2017 and will include a number of complementing events over the course of the weekend. With a theme that focuses centers around the magic of interior design, the weekend itinerary will build up to the traditional home tour taking place in San Marcos, right here in the Texas Hill Country.

Kissing Tree Partners with San Marcos Heritage Association for 42nd Annual Heritage Home Tour

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Situated on the southwest edge of the City of San Marcos, Kissing Tree is the first baby boomer-focused community designed for those that are 55 years of age and better. The first of its kind in the area, its name refers to Sam Houston’s local 1857 gubernatorial speech which took place in front of a tall oak tree made infamous when he proceeded to kiss several of the female attendees, causing quite a bit of a stir. Today, the Kissing Tree community of San Marcos is a planned, 3,200-home development of neighborhoods, in close proximity to all conveniences as well as access to I-35. Designed to change the mindset of baby boomers moving into the next phase of their lives, it offers a unique collection of indoor as well as outdoor amenities, including hundreds of acres of trails, parks, and green space. In conjunction with the San Marcos Heritage Association, a preview of the Heritage Home Tour weekend will take place on Thursday, May 4, in Kissing Tree’s Model Home Park, complete with food, music and professional entertainment by comedians and magicians.

Kissing Tree Partners with San Marcos Heritage Association for 42nd Annual Heritage Home Tour

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Following this event, visitors for this eventful San Marcos weekend can explore the downtown core and the river on a “Magical History Tour” scheduled for Friday, May 5. With both commercial and historic sites of interest to not only visitors but longtime residents as well, event attendees can try their hand at solving puzzles along the way and making an appearance at an art gallery reception in the afternoon. The Kissing Tree community will also be hosting a free open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., that same day, with live music taking place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The weekend’s historic home tour and designer showcase will take place Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., including eight historic and modern homes throughout the City of San Marcos, with the Kissing Tree community’s Clarkson model featured along the tour. Guests will also have the opportunity to speak with interior designers from Millennium Designs in order to get tips and tricks for their decorating quandaries. Of this year’s event, Dirk Gosda, President at Brookfield Residential Texas has said, “Kissing Tree is invested in the history and heritage that makes San Marcos truly unique. We’re excited to be a part of this year’s stellar line-up of events and it is our pleasure to support an organization and an event that recognizes San Marcos’ rich history.”

Kissing Tree Partners with San Marcos Heritage Association for 42nd Annual Heritage Home Tour

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All proceeds from the San Marcos Heritage Association’s Heritage Home Tour will go towards funding Heritage preservation projects in the area. San Marcos has in its possession one of the largest intact residential historic districts in the Lone Star State, and their efforts to preserve and maintain are second-to-none. Even the Kissing Tree community itself just recently announced a historic landmark marker located on its property, celebrating the area’s rich history dating back to the 1840s. The 2017 tour will be self-guided, with visitors driving themselves to and from each tour sites. Tickets and event information can be found at the Heritage Association of San Marcos website, or by calling (512) 392-4295.