Why April Sound?
by Ron Cooke – 23 year April Sound Resident
Just about everyone will find their ideal home and lifestyle in April Sound.
Whether you’re single, a growing family, empty nesters, or retired you’ll find that many options are available in April Sound.
Singles may want a condo or small town home. They are available lakeside or interior. Most of the condo groups have their own swimming pools and of course you may use the Country Club pools and restaurants. With their low maintenance, they are also a great option for retirees on a budget or those who travel often and do not want to worry about their home while away.
Want to meet new people? Try one of the activities like line dancing, Bunko, Pilates, Bridge, etc. at the POA’s Park Center Room. The Country Club is a great place to meet your neighbors and make new friends with its many events and daily activities.
Families with children will appreciate April Sound’s community parks. The largest is April Park. This convenient park is wonderfully landscaped and has a soccer field, baseball diamond, and play ground equipment for the youngsters. There are also open and covered picnic facilities with charcoal grills.
Children in April Sound attend the award winning MISD schools. School buses pick up and return students to April Sound every school day.
Young families will want to check out the many housing options. Many homes are within walking distance of one of the parks.
The swimming pool complex has a large family pool, an “adults only” pool, and large but shallow kiddy wading pool. The hot tub is located in the adult pool area. Beverages, snacks, and light menu items are available at the poolside cabana.
Empty nesters wanting to downsize will find patio homes and town homes available lakeside, on the golfcourse, or interior. Some will want to build their dream home just the way they want it on one of the few remaining building sites.
Retirees will find that the many special interest clubs and organizations will keep them as busy as they want to be. The April Sound Ladies Association meets monthly and has many sub groups of many interests that one my join. The April Sound Men’s Association has several sub clubs with a variety of interests. Members may invite others to attend the monthly luncheons which feature prominent, informative, and intriguing guest speakers.
Golfers will find the 27 holes of golf with rolling terrain, wooded fairways, and well designed water features challenging. The Pro Shop is always available for all of your golf needs. Lessons and range ball practice when ever needed. Many are intrigued by the aquatic driving range at the Club. Floating golf balls are retrieved using a small boat and fishing net. This is a coveted job by teenagers in April Sound and is a great first job for student’s interested golf.
Tennis players have 12 courts and will appreciate the 4 covered courts on rainy days. Pro Shop and locker rooms available.
Fitness enthusiasts will stay fit at one of the state of the art fitness centers located in April Sound featuring the latest equipment. Both free weights and machines available. Organized fitness classes led by trained instructors meet several times a week. Use of the fitness facilities and many of the extra activities are included in your Social Club membership.
Joggers/walkers will want to know the best place to run/walk. Pick up a trail map at the POA office. The map shows the layout of the running/walking trails that wind throughout the community.
Boaters will want to check out the April Sound marina with both open and covered slips. Mooring your boat is made easy because the docks are floating and adapt to lake levels. The boat launch can handle four boats at the same time. Security officers patrol the marina several times a day.
Gardeners can grow their own vegetables and flowers at the community garden area. Everything your green thumb needs to thrive is all in one place including other gardener friends ready and willing to share their gardening secrets!
Those who work in The Woodlands will agree the short 20 minute ride home is well worth it. Getting away from the crowds and the traffic at the end of a long day at work makes coming home the best part of the day. Executives may want to play a round of golf with their clients and finish with fine dining at the Club.
Everyone will have some comfort knowing that medical facilities are just minutes away. Whether it’s a less than five minute drive to a 24 hour Urgent Care clinic or ten minutes to Conroe Regional Medical Center, medical help is always nearby. Other major hospitals are located in The Woodlands Medical Center 20 minutes south: St. Lukes, MD Anderson, Hermann Memorial Hospital. The Lake Conroe Fire Dept. operates just across the highway from April Sound and also has an ambulance with paramedics on standby 24 hours a day. Also, the close proximity of the Fire Department helps reduce home owner insurance rates.
Shoppers will appreciate the variety of stores nearby. Grocery stores within 5-10 minutes include Kroger, HEB, Walmart, and Brookshire Bros. Drug stores Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS are five minutes away. The Conroe Outlet Mall is about 15 minutes.
Dining out can be as easy as taking a quick walk, golf cart ride, or drive to the Country Club. Fine dining begins at 5pm. The Phoenix Grille has a great view of Lake Conroe and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 6 days a week.
The Waterside Dining Room opens at 5pm for a fine dining experience. A full time chef prepares food and supervises all dining activities.
There are dozens of well known and some not so well known eateries within 10 minutes of April Sound. Whatever you’re hungry for, it’s nearby. Want to order take out or delivery? Many nearby places offer both.
Looking to have some fun but don’t want to leave the neighborhood? Just go down to the Club on Friday evening for the “Party on the Patio”. Drink and food specials are offered, along with a full menu and there’s usually a live band. Kids 5-12 can go to the Kids Klub and enjoy games, dinner, craft time and more while parents enjoy a night at the Club.
Do it yourselfers can get what ever their project requires just 10-15 minutes away at Home Depot and Lowes in Conroe or Jim’s Hardware in downtown Montgomery. It’s also reassuring to know that your property value has an advocate with April Sound’s Property Value Assurance Coordinator.
Need a handyman or gardener? Just check the classified pages of the April Sound Monthly Newsletter which is mailed to all property owners.
Above all, April Sound can provide extra peace of mind knowing that there are 24 hour patrols. The state of the art manned security gate entrance also eliminates door to door sales people or any other uninvited visitors. Also, Security Officers will check on your home while you’re away with the “Vacation Watch” program. Security Officers are trained to use the portable defibrillator carried in the patrol cars. They are also trained in CPR.
Whether it’s a full range of housing options, quality schools, numerous amenities, convenient shopping and medical facilities, abundant activities, or just a relaxed and fulfilling lifestyle, April Sound may have just what you’re looking for.
You can contact Ron with any comments or questions at email@example.com