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Amarillo Terrace now open at Eagle’s Trace

West Houston community welcomes its newest residents

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January 11th, 2017
Eagle’s Trace resident Marilyn Black

Eagle’s Trace resident Marilyn Black, pictured here in the Oleander Lounge in Amarillo Terrace, serves as an ambassador, welcoming new neighbors and guests to the community.

After months of anticipation, Eagle’s Trace is welcoming a wave of new residents. The West Houston Erickson Living community’s newest residence building, Amarillo Terrace, is now open.

Amarillo Terrace adds 108 beautifully appointed one- and two-bedroom apartment homes in 17 never-before-seen floor plans, inspired by customer feedback. The design aesthetic of the new building lends a Tuscan flair to the community, with stone and wood accents offering a cozy setting amidst the scenic 70-acre campus.

“A number of the new residences have patios and screened-in porches for easy access to the outdoors,” says Sales Director Pam Burgeson. “Inside, the apartments feature high-end finishes like granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, as well as thoughtful architectural details.”

With the opening of Amarillo Terrace, all Eagle’s Trace neighbors will benefit from the building’s amenities, which include a fitness center, theater room, classroom, Oleander Lounge, and Stetson’s Restaurant.

Earl and Yvonne Routh were the first to move into Amarillo Terrace. The couple selected a two-bedroom, two-bath, Lucchese-style apartment.

“I retired, and we sold our home in June, so we were ready to move when the time came,” says Yvonne. “We were excited.”

Warm welcome

With up to four Amarillo Terrace move-ins scheduled each day, Eagle’s Trace has been abuzz with moving trucks throughout November and December.

The community’s Welcome Committee, chaired by resident Jack Cinque, began preparing for the swell of new neighbors in spring 2016. 

“We have nine residents on the Welcome Committee, so we knew we’d need to recruit additional volunteers to help us greet all the new people moving into Amarillo Terrace,” says Jack. “We put the word out and had over 50 people sign up.”

After a greeting by a staff member serving as a “welcome home representative,” an Eagle’s Trace community member visits the new resident with an invitation to dinner and an offer to answer any questions.

“It’s a way to connect the new residents with current residents who can answer any questions they might have about the community,” says Jack, who’s lived at Eagle’s Trace since 2010.

Sought-after lifestyle

Clayton Mills moved to Eagle’s Trace from his home in the Lakes of Eldridge North subdivision. He chose his two-bedroom, two-bath, San Jacinto-style apartment on the first floor of Amarillo Terrace for the stunning view of the community’s Lake Aguila.

“I had a large screened-in porch at my house, so when I saw this apartment had a screened-in porch overlooking the lake, I knew this was the apartment for me,” says Clayton, a retired mechanical engineer.

What Clayton didn’t anticipate was the rose garden just steps from his porch.

“I didn’t realize the outdoor plans called for such beautiful landscaping just outside my apartment,” he says. “I’m enjoying the view even more than I thought I would.”

Within a week of settling into his new home, Clayton felt confident he made the right decision to move to Amarillo Terrace.

“I decided to move for practical reasons: the on-site restaurants and the fact that continuing care is available right here at the community should I ever need it,” he says. “But now that I’m here, I see all the amenities that encourage people to live longer and healthier lives. Not only that, but the people are warm and helpful. This is a lifestyle that’s designed to make people happy.”