News Article | 12/10/2015

Wolf Ranch master-planned community breaks ground

Representatives from Hillwood Communities, the city of Georgetown, Williamson County and the Wolf family gathered Dec. 10 to break ground on Wolf Ranch, a 755-acre master-planned community.

The project, located near the Hwy. 29 and I-35 intersection, will include more than 1,600 single-family homes and 900 multifamily units upon build out as well as  140 acres of green space with community parks and trails.

Dallas-based Hillwood Communities acquired the land from the Wolf family in 2014.

“I love this land,” said Iva Wolf McLachlan, managing partner of the Wolf Legacy partnership. “By choosing Hillwood we are fulfilling our responsibility of being good stewards of the land.”

McLachlan’s father, Jay Wolf, began purchasing the property in 1950 after moving his family to Georgetown so he could attend Southwestern University, she said.

The family’s history inspired portions of the development, including a park to be known as Barefoot Park that was named after a story about McLachlan’s father who did not own store-bought shoes until he was 12 years old, McLachlan said.

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