55places Community of the Year Award

"Community of the Year" badge over the pool at Sun City Texas in Georgetown, Texas.

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The 55places 2023 Community of the Year is Sun City Texas in Georgetown, Texas. As the largest 55+ community in the Lone Star State, this Del Webb development consists of more than 9,900 single-family and attached homes, 86,000 square feet of resort-style amenities, and three 18-hole championship golf courses.

Only one age-restricted community receives the annual Community of the Year Award. So how did we decide on Sun City Texas as this year’s winner? Keep reading to find out what makes Sun City Texas by Del Webb stand out among the rest.

The 55places Community of the Year Award

"Community of the Year" banner over the entrance to Sun City Texas in Georgetown, Texas.

The 55places Community of the Year Award identifies one exceptional 55+ community with homes, lifestyle activities, and amenities worth celebrating. With so many worthy communities to consider, we scrutinize our top choices using five key metrics that have the greatest impact on resident satisfaction and the overall quality of an age-restricted community. These factors include:

  • the variety of homes available
  • quantity of listing opportunities
  • number of 55places transactions
  • offerings of amenities and lifestyle activities
  • popularity with website visitors

With an abundance of new and resale homes for sale, glowing reviews, and world-class amenities, Sun City Texas by Del Webb checks all these boxes and more for active adults interested in a Texas retirement.

Sun City Texas: A Premier Active Adult Community

The outdoor patio at Sun City Texas in Georgetown, Texas.

Sun City Texas by Del Webb is located in Georgetown, Texas, a historic city about 45 minutes north of Austin. The surrounding area provides plenty of conveniences along with quick access to several major highways and interstates. Residents can easily reach the city of Austin and its world-famous food and artistic attractions such as Austin City Limits. Georgetown also provides a spread of cultural and entertainment options closer to home. Residents looking to spend time outdoors can find scenic natural areas like Lake Georgetown and Jim Hogg Park just minutes from the entrance of Sun City Texas.

Renowned active adult community developer Del Webb began construction of Sun City Texas in 1995. Del Webb’s reputation as a premier 55+ community developer originates from its unrivaled dedication to crafting homes and communities that cater specifically to active adults.

The builder developed some of the biggest and most well-known communities in the United States, including the original Sun City in Arizona which has grown to include more than 27,000 homes. Active adults searching for their next home in an age-restricted community have certainly heard the Del Webb name and reputation, which consistently appears in the 55 Best 55+ Communities.

Sun City Texas by Del Webb reflects a prime example of the builder’s world-class age-restricted communities. Even with 9,900 residences and counting, the community provides a close-knit atmosphere enhanced by resort-style amenities and low-maintenance lifestyles. Year-round pleasant weather ensures active adults can enjoy the indoor and outdoor amenities throughout all four seasons. Also, the community’s full social calendar allows residents to find new hobbies.

The homeowners’ association (HOA) takes care of all lawn care and landscaping, which allows for even more free time for residents to make connections and take part in the dozens of clubs and activities happening every week. 

Community Highlights

The art studio at Sun City Texas in Georgetown, Texas.

The atmosphere of Sun City Texas by Del Webb illustrates the ideal resort lifestyle sought after every year by so many 55+ homebuyers. From the thoughtful homes to the exciting amenities to the busy lifestyle calendar, Sun City Texas provides the total package when it comes to the 55+ community experience. 

Meticulously Crafted Homes

The meticulously crafted homes within Sun City Texas are designed to fit the active adult lifestyle. Both the single-family and attached homes include ample spaces for indoor and outdoor entertaining, first floor primary suites, gourmet kitchens, large windows to let in natural light, smart home features, and easily accessible storage. New and resale homes come in a variety of floor plans that range from 1,229 to 2,784 square feet, providing opportunities for customization to meet homebuyers’ individual needs and preferences.

World-Class Amenities

The Community of the Year boasts a wide range of world-class amenities and gathering spaces available to residents. Residents can access more than 86,000 square feet of indoor amenities, including the Cowen Creek Amenity Center with a two-story fitness studio and indoor lap pool. Numerous other recreational buildings within the community house spaces such as ballrooms, arts studios, restaurants, movie theaters, community kitchens, and game rooms. 

Outside, residents can enjoy three 18-hole championship golf courses. Residents also have access to more than nine miles of walking and biking trails, acres of greenspaces and parks, outdoor amphitheaters, and numerous facilities for tennis, bocce ball, pickleball, and softball.

Dozens of Activities and Clubs

Dozens of activities and club meetings happen every week at Sun City Texas, allowing residents daily opportunities to find like-minded individuals or try something new. Neighbors can partake in fitness-oriented meet-ups like exercise classes, yoga, tennis, pickleball, dance groups, and softball, or they can compete in table games like poker, cribbage, or bridge.

Interest groups like hunting and fishing club, garden club, nature club, and photography club meet routinely. Also, there are frequent options for low-key hangouts like movie nights and holiday parties. Events, performances, farmer’s markets, and fairs are commonplace throughout the year for residents to enjoy. Residents can even read Sunrays Magazine, the community’s own monthly publication.

A Well-Balanced Lifestyle

Sun City Texas by Del Webb provides a well-balanced and enriched lifestyle with cornerstones of community, convenience, and resort-style living. For entertainment options outside of the community, the surrounding area presents plenty of possibilities for outdoor recreation, dining, performing arts theaters, shopping, and cultural attractions.

Tips for Prospective Residents

The outdoor pool at Sun City Texas in Georgetown, Texas.

Active adults and retirees intrigued by our 2023 Community of the Year may begin their research into Sun City Texas. When starting your search, we have a few tips to keep in mind. 

Find the Right Lifestyle

Consider whether a 55+ community is the right fit for your needs, preferences, and budget. Life in a bustling 55+ community like Sun City Texas has many benefits, but it may not be right for everyone. We recommend touring a community to get a better idea of its unique atmosphere and amenities.

Start Wide, Then Narrow Down

When deciding upon a retirement destination, start with a wide lens and then narrow it down. With an open mind, contemplate whether Texas is the right fit for you. Then, take a closer look at the Austin area, Georgetown, and the neighborhood. Envision what daily life could look like in Sun City Texas. If the prospect renews your excitement for the future, then pursue it further.

55places Is Ready to Help

Navigating the homebuying process can often be confusing, burdensome, and overwhelming, especially in the ever-changing digital landscape. That’s why the experts at 55places are ready to help you find a community that fits your unique preferences. Reach out to an agent today to learn more about Sun City Texas and begin your 55+ journey.

Congratulations Sun City Texas!

Thank you for joining us to celebrate Sun City Texas as the 55places 2023 Community of the Year! Each well-conceived facet of this stand-out community can inspire retirees to pursue an active and vibrant Texas retirement. Interested active adults should continue to explore this award-winning community and browse Sun City Texas homes for sale.

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