Green grass and trees surrounding a wooden walkway leading to the clubhouse at CountryPlace in Pearland, Texas

CountryPlace or Del Webb Sweetgrass: Which Houston community is right for you?

Houston, Texas is a vibrant and thriving city with an abundance of fun things to do. Living in Space City gives active adults access to endless recreation opportunities in addition to all the perks and amenities of residing in one of the country’s largest cities.

Whether active adults are looking for Houston, Texas homes for sale or they’re native Houstonians searching for their ideal 55+ community, they should be sure to take a look at Houston’s largest active lifestyle communities: CountryPlace in Pearland and Del Webb Sweetgrass in Richmond.

Read on to learn more about these large active adult communities in Houston and decide which one is best for you.

CountryPlacePearland, TX

Low $100s – Low $400s

Conveniently located south of Houston near Hobby Airport, CountryPlace is a 55+ community that was built between 1981 and 2000. Active adults who want to make new friends and meet new people will feel right at home in this community. Residents can stay physically and socially active through a variety of planned activities, clubs, and events.

As one of Houston’s largest active lifestyle communities, CountryPlace gives active adult homebuyers plenty of options. This gated community contains 841 homes, including 196 townhomes. Active adults who desire low-maintenance living without giving up the space and functionality of a single-family home can explore the townhomes for sale in CountryPlace. Most residences offer views of the lake or golf course and give homeowners plenty of open living space.

At the CountryPlace clubhouse, residents can get together for a variety of social and physical activities. Every day offers something new, whether residents work out in the exercise room, make a masterpiece in the craft room, read a classic novel in the library, or delight in a play in the multi-purpose room. Outdoors, homeowners can enjoy a pool, tennis courts, and walking paths that offer lake views. Golfers of all skill levels can hone their game at the CountryPlace Golf Course, a well-kept 18-hole golf course that welcomes all levels of play for a reasonable fee.

Residents can also participate in many planned activities, including Mah Jongg, bingo, oil painting, quilting, dominoes, piano lessons, discussion groups, and travel club. To stay physically fit, homeowners can join in yoga, tennis, water aerobics, or Jane Fonda exercise classes.

Learn more information about CountryPlace here.

Del Webb SweetgrassRichmond, TX

High $100s – Low $500s

Active adults who live in Del Webb Sweetgrass are only about a 30-minute drive from Downtown Houston. This 55+ community is situated on 500 acres southwest of Houston and contains a 50-acre lake, a natural creek, and four miles of walking trails. Residents enjoy the natural scenery but also value the easy access to everything Houston has to offer.

Opened in 2011, Del Webb Sweetgrass will contain an estimated 1,500 single-family homes available in 23 floor plans. Home sizes range from 1,109 to 3,800 square feet. Active adult homebuyers who prefer a new construction home have their choice of three series: Garden, Classic, or Estate. Each model is available with a choice of three exterior facades, and some homes come with optional second floors. Active adult homebuyers can also select premium lots that offer water views or greenspace views.

As one of Houston’s largest active adult communities, Del Webb Sweetgrass is big on amenities. The Lodge, the community’s state-of-the-art recreation center, offers 27,000 square feet of resort-style amenities. Homeowners can play games in the billiards room or mingle with neighbors at community events in the ballroom.

At the fully staffed clubhouse, residents can make use of the fitness center, the indoor lap pool, and the broad mix of fitness programming that includes Pilates, yoga, and Zumba. The Lodge also provides residents with a Wellness Center, an internet cafe, and a continuing education center.

True to Del Webb’s style, residents of Del Webb Sweetgrass can enjoy an exciting variety of activities, clubs, and classes. An on-site activities director helps manage an active calendar that caters to homeowners’ desires for fun social activities. Residents can select from dozens of events and clubs that include investment, art, cards, drama, and gardening. Other popular activities residents enjoy include yoga, craft club, genealogy club, and book club. At the fitness center, homeowners can stay committed to their workout routines or try new health-related activities such as water sports in the pool or aerobics with neighbors.

Learn more information about Del Webb Sweetgrass here.