Events are one of the things our residents love most about Sweetwater, and our 2022 calendar is filled with several new festivals, along with many of our most popular traditions. Live music is a common theme, because this is Austin, after all.
With the Hiking Club, Sweetwater residents can meet neighbors while exploring the community’s seven beautiful trails, along with activities in the surrounding Hill Country. The hikes are led by resident Rosemary Borthwick and her Australian Shepherd, Bonnie, who both love the outdoors.
Bee Creek Trail, Sweetwater’s newest trail, follows a scenic ridge along natural Bee Creek. The trailhead is near the Overlook Club, so you can plunge into one of the two swimming pools or simply relax in the shade after your hike.
Rated from easy to difficult, Sweetwater’s 5 trails meander through canyons and ridges amid a beautiful Hill Country environment. These trails are part of a growing system that already extends for more than 10 miles.
From easy to challenging, Sweetwater’s 5 trails each have a distinct personality. One thing they all have in common is spectacular Hill Country scenery. What Sweetwater trail fits you best? Take our fun quiz to find out.
New research is suggesting that just 15 minutes a day of jogging or other exercise can improve your mood and help prevent depression. That’s great news if you live at Sweetwater, where you can enjoy miles of trails and work out at the Sweetwater Club.
Sweetwater is a trail-lover’s paradise, with 5 distinct trails meandering along ridges, canyons and scenic creek crossings. In the first of a series, we profile of one of our most-loved trails, Maidenhair Trail.
From miles of trails to new homes with dog-friendly features, Sweetwater really puts out the “welcome” mat for dogs. And for the growing number of homebuyers who consider dogs a big part of the family, that’s great news.
Sweetwater is joining the American Hiking Society to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2. Residents will meet at the Sunset Pavilion for a morning hike along the community’s scenic trail system.
A sand volleyball court is the newest addition to the 10-acre Sweetwater Club. With these 10 fun facts about the sport, you’ll be the smartest person playing, especially if you do some pancakes, kongs and Filipino bombs.
What advantages do master-planned communities (MPCs) offer over smaller subdivisions? From lifestyle amenities to property values, here are 5 reasons why an MPC might be a better choice for your next home.
Connecting kids with nature has benefits ranging from increased mental acuity to decreased obesity and depression. Plus, it’s a lot of fun. Here’s how living in a nature-rich community like Sweetwater can help make kids happier.
Fall is a great time for trail exercise, especially if you live in a community like Sweetwater, with miles of scenic trails just footsteps from home. Here are some tips to help runners and walkers get the most out of trails everywhere.
The Sweetwater trails are spectacular and they are even better when you hike them with your closest companion. With over 700 acres to explore, you will want to make sure that you and your dog are prepared. Here are some of our top tips when exploring the hiking trails in Sweetwater with your dog.
As Sweetwater prepares for its second annual honey harvest this summer, all signs are pointing to a bountiful increase over last year, when Sweetwater first became home to six hives of apis mellifera honeybees.
Close to both Austin and the Hill Country, Sweetwater offers many reasons why you’ll never want to leave the community once you discover your new Austin home here. Our community has many attractions including green-built houses that have floor plans that let you live the way you want.
Austin Texas has grabbed the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s 100 Best Places to Live in the USA list for 2017. To come up with the rankings, U.S. News analyzed 100 U.S. metro areas based on quality of life, the job market, the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.
Spring is a beautiful time to drive up to The Summit, an exclusive estate home enclave atop one of the highest points in Sweetwater. With an elevation of 1,235 feet – one of the highest points in Travis County – The Summit is limited to only 30 estate homesites for sale within a gated entrance.
The Lake Travis Community Library is less than 5 miles from Sweetwater, but now there’s an even easier way to get your book fix. The Lake Travis Community Library Bookmobile is a regular visitor to Sweetwater.
Sweetwater devotes 700 acres, or roughly half of its overall residential acreage, to parks, trails and natural open spaces. That means many homesites in all price ranges can overlook a canyon, ridge or greenbelt.
Sweetwater's new fitness center will offer residents some of the newest aerobic fitness and weight training machines. It will also offer inspiring views of one of the community's most scenic canyons, providing an extra shot of inspiration for a great workout.
It's the first day on the job for the bees of Sweetwater, and they're up and at it early! With all of the windflowers and open space, we think they will be very happy here. Thanks to our partners at Round Rock Honey for coming out and getting them set up yesterday!
Sweetwater is home to residents of all ages, including one that’s estimated to be 800 years old. The oldest living being in Sweetwater is a rare Texas Madrone tree, located along the trail that follows Pedernales Summit Parkway, the community’s main thoroughfare.
Stagecoach trail preserves part of Sweetwater's rich history. Among the miles of trails already completed in Sweetwater, there is a preserved section of the old stagecoach route that used to run between Austin and Llano in the late 1800s.
Our canyons are home to waterfalls! Any normal day at Sweetwater, you can hear the sounds of nature. Birds chirping, a slow trickle of water flowing and the wind blowing through our canyons. After a good rain, mother nature delivers her best gifts. Check out this video!
With six years of experience as an eighth-grade teacher, a love of sports and two small kids of her own, Sweetwater resident Bess Ouahidi has the perfect background for her job as Sweetwater’s Lifestyle Coordinator.
Living in Sweetwater means that you not only see the bright stars at night, but are able to experience all of the things that the Texas Hill Country offers outdoors in the daytime. Check out the list of top things to do outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.
Builder Online, an industry news website for home builders and developers, recently released an article that features 17 stand-out community pools across the country. Sweetwater’s pool snagged a spot in the list along with five other communities developed by Newland.
Sweetwater residents will have plenty of sports opportunities right at home at the community's Sweetwater Club. For athletes looking for even more, there will also soon be a new indoor sports complex five minutes away, adjacent to the Backyard outdoor music venue in Bee Cave.