Cowboys to Community

Like a lot of things in Texas, our story started with some larger-than-life dreams. We’re located in beautiful Steiner Ranch, named after National Cowboy Hall of Famer member T. C. “Buck” Steiner. Born at the end of 1899, Buck ran away and joined Wild West shows at the age of twelve. He toured the country as a rodeo performer, spent time in Hollywood as a stunt man, then settled back in Texas to eventually start a successful saddle and boot making shop in Austin. He bought what became known as Steiner Ranch, then sold it to be transformed into the master planned community it is today.

The next big idea came in 1998, when a retirement community management and a developer approached the University of Texas with the idea of building a retirement community for university staff and alumni. The Texas Exes had envisioned a similar community. The dream for Longhorn Village was born – a premier Life Plan Community dedicated to lifelong learning, life enrichment, and healthy longevity.

In the summer of 2009, the dream came true when the first residents moved in.

Steiner Ranch sits on 4,600 acres nestled between Lake Travis and Lake Austin, and was recognized by the Austin Business Journal as “Best Master-Planned Community” in the greater Austin area in 2004.
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