Softball is picking up steam among active adults. The team sport that’s similar to baseball but played with a larger ball offers athletes of all skill levels the chance to work together, get some exercise, and have some fun. Softball remains one of the country’s most popular sports, with an estimated 40 million people playing at least one game each year.
Many 55+ communities in Texas make it easy for active adults to play the game or start their own softball league. Active adults who want to embrace their love of softball can explore life in one of these outstanding 55+ communities in Texas.
Sun City Texas – Georgetown
At Sun City Texas in Georgetown, softball enthusiasts of all talent levels can enjoy the game. This 55+ community boasts the Sun City Texas Softball Club (SCTSC) that was started in 2007 to promote slow-pitch softball. Open to men and women, the club hosts games and practices at the Del Webb Field. Active adults looking to hone their game and partake in a little friendly competition will enjoy the SCTSC’s sponsorship of many events outside of regular league games, including Grandkids Day at the Ballpark, Military Veterans Games, and Blue Santa Tournament. Players must pay membership dues along with an additional fee for each league or season.
The community itself stands out as a vibrant oasis in the Texas Hill Country. With 9,900 homes and three 18-hole golf courses, Sun City Texas is the largest age-restricted community in Texas. Active adult homebuyers can choose from a mix of new and resale homes available in several dozen floor plans. Many homes feature elegant upgrades such as gourmet kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, and custom outdoor living space. Residents can participate in dozens of clubs and interest groups ranging from stained glass and woodworking to bocce ball and photography. Through a partnership with Georgetown’s Southwestern University, active adults can stay mentally sharp through continuing education classes.
Robson Ranch – Denton
Homeowners at Robson Ranch who have a passion for softball can take part in the Robson Ranch Softball Association (RRSA). This co-ed softball league offers a competitive and fun way for active adults to enjoy the sport while staying socially and physically active. Athletes can hone their swing at batting practice on Wednesday and join pick-up games on Saturday. RRSA is open to all Robson Ranch Texas residents.
Inside this spectacular age-restricted community, active adult homebuyers will find world-class amenities along with exceptionally designed homes. A portion of the community is reserved for residents age 40 and older, but most of this gated community is geared toward residents age 55 and older. Active adult homebuyers can pick from 25 different floor plans that incorporate open living concepts, energy-efficient appliances, and inviting outdoor spaces. When softball fans take a break from the field, they can head to the Robson Ranch Creative Arts and Technology Center to have some fun in the arts and crafts studio, woodworking shop, or ceramics studio.