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Fredericksburg, Texas

Address: 301 Chase Oaks Place
Price: $297,500
What you get: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 2,414 square feet
Price per square foot: $123

This brick veneer home offers a lot of bang for the buck. It has a nice terraced patio entrance with a custom wood door and sidelights. Inside, the family room has wood flooring, a media center, surround sound and a limestone fireplace. There's also a limestone bar with granite that opens into the kitchen, which offers granite counters, maple cabinets and custom recessed lighting. The office features built-in cabinets, and the master bedroom offers a walk-in closet, a study, a shower, a garden tub and double vanities. Step outside onto the covered porch for views of large oak trees and a well-landscaped lawn.

The home is located in Heritage Hill Country, a 55-or-older community with 60 acres of landscaped property, including nature trails. The clubhouse has a fitness center, pool, spa, library, kitchen, dining area and a great room with a fireplace. Koi ponds can be found throughout the community, and a small creek runs throughout. HOA fees are a modest $105 per month.  Forbes gives Fredricksburg high marks for its low crime and high walkability.

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Barbara Irwin; Heritage Realty; 830-889-4133