South Llano River - Junction, Texas
~ Creating Sustainability ~
The Junction Walkable Community Project
Jeanie and I are working on a project we have named the "Junction Walkable Community Project." Our vision is simple yet profound in its concept. The concept is to build a community of people who live and work in the same area. Junction is an ideal setting. Property is affordable. The Junction business area has been neglected for many years and our vision is to see it revitalized and renovated by creating an ecologically friendly walkable community. This area is located at the junction of two rivers, the North and South Llano. Kimble County has more running water than any other county in Texas. The slogan for Junction is "Rivers and Hills and Trees! Oh My!"
What makes this an ideal community for a sustainability project? Affordability, low housing cost, and the added benefit of more than 9000 vehicles per average weekday traversing the Interstate near the exit for Junction. The town and state park are approximately 90 minutes west of San Antonio on Interstate 10. Approximately 60,000 visitors per year visit the South Llano Sate Park. There are 245 motel rooms available with an occupancy rate of almost 50%. Junction is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and is a major site for eco-tourism, birders, naturalists, hunters and fishermen. Construction is currently underway for a new hospital and medical complex. Beginning in 2011 more than 10,000 baby-boomers per day will reach 65 years of age and many are looking for a safe, ecological friendly, and sustainable community to settle in. This trend will continue for the next 2 decades. In addition, many younger people, some with children, would like to simplify their lives. Junction meets all the criteria for safety, abundance of natural resources, great weather, natural beauty, friendly people and sustainability.
Jeanie and I are putting feet to our plans. We are remodeling an existing building to live in that is within two blocks of the King-Care Pet Center and the future site of the Junction Rivers Winery and Bistro. We are researching energy efficient building options so we can minimize our ecological footprint. Fuel prices will continue to climb and we are working toward building a safe community that we can live in, shop in, and is within walking distance of most services. We encourage others to research this option and join us in this exciting adventure. You can follow our progress through this website.
If this project interests you and you would like to talk with us about this or other options, we would love to hear from you through this website contact page.
Jeanie Brosius King and Joe King