Introducing Austin Square

Beautiful new residences coming soon to Eagle’s Trace

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April 27th, 2020
Austin Square, a residence building now under construction at Eagle’s Trace, will bring 150 apartment homes and new amenities to the bustling community when it opens in 2021. This conceptual rendering shows the future building.

Austin Square, a residence building now under construction at Eagle’s Trace, will bring 150 apartment homes and new amenities to the bustling community when it opens in 2021.

Eagle’s Trace, the senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living in West Houston, recently announced the construction of Austin Square, a new residence building scheduled to open in spring of 2021.

Austin Square will be the third building in the community’s second neighborhood, joining Amarillo Terrace, which opened in 2016, and Galveston Crossing, which opened in 2018.

“We’ve experienced a tremendous demand for the lifestyle offered in our small-town setting,” says Pamela Burgeson, sales director. “Amarillo Terrace and Galveston Crossing are both sold out, and we have a robust priority list of future residents waiting for these new apartments to open.”

Exciting new amenities

When completed, Austin Square will be the largest and tallest residence building at Eagle’s Trace, adding 150 apartment homes spread across five floors. It will connect to all other buildings on campus via climate-controlled walkways, accessible through a first-floor connector to Galveston Crossing.

“We tried something new with the development of our second neighborhood,” says Executive Director Stephen Aigner. “We began incorporating amenities into residence buildings, and the feedback we’ve received tells us residents enjoy the proximity to restaurants, fitness centers, and gathering spaces.”

Austin Square will add a number of amenities to the already bustling campus, including the Waterloo Restaurant, a new dining venue with an outdoor dining patio, a 190-seat Life Enrichment Center, fitness studio, and an outdoor pickleball court.

“The Life Enrichment Center is a much-anticipated multipurpose room that will be wonderful for enriching lives through education, musical performances, theater, and lifelong learning sessions,” says Aigner. 

The Waterloo Restaurant pays tribute to Texas history, as the city of Austin was originally the riverside village of Waterloo. In 1839, Waterloo became the capital of the Republic of Texas and the name was changed to Austin to honor Stephen F. Austin, the republic’s first secretary of state.

“The Waterloo Restaurant will be a fast casual dining concept,” says Aigner. “It will also incorporate our second outdoor dining patio, so residents can enjoy a meal al fresco.”

Fitness amenities in Austin Square include a new exercise studio and outdoor pickleball courts.

Pickleball, one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis.

“These new amenities, along with the current amenities we already enjoy at Eagle’s Trace, will bring a lot of fun for our residents,” says Burgeson.

Variety of floor plans

Austin Square will feature sixteen floor plans, including one never-before-seen design. The Marfa, named for the artistic West Texas town, is a spacious two-bedroom, two bath apartment with an open concept living and dining area.

“In addition to the new floor plan, we’re bringing back some of our most popular floor plans that have sold out elsewhere on campus,” says Burgeson. “Many of the apartment homes in Austin Square will feature views of the lake and nearly all have a screened-in patio or porch.”

To accommodate resident and visitor parking, 350 parking spots are planned for the new building.

“We can’t wait to welcome new neighbors to Eagle’s Trace,” says Burgeson. “Austin Square will add to our already bustling culture and will be one more reason this a great place to call home.”