The buzz: Sweetwater sets up six community honeybee hives

5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

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 Honeybees,Sweet Life,Sweetwater Living

May 2016 Resident Events

5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Come out as the weather warms up to try one of our newest fitness classes - water aerobics now offered every Wednesday!

Events,Resident Events

Somethings A' Buzz in Sweetwater

4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Honeybees Make Life Sweeter in Sweetwater!

Learn about our bees and find out how much honey they can produce.  Why have a Rough Life, when you can have a Sweet Life instead?

Sweetwater Living,Sweet Life,Honeybees,Sweetwater Honeybees

Lake Travis High School ranks 4th on list of Austin’s best public high schools

3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

 

Lake Travis High School, the recently expanded and renovated Lake Travis ISD high school serving all of Sweetwater, ranks fourth on a new list of Austin’s best public high schools.

Schools,Lake Travis ISD,Lake Travis High School,Lake Travis Middle School

Sweetwater Sunsets are Spectacular

4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Life here is about pool parties in the hills, friendly neighbors, and catching up with family while catching a sunset.  Check out a time lapse video of a recent sunset.

April Resident Events in Sweetwater

4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Events,Resident Events,Sweetwater,Sweet Life

10 Incredible Reasons People are Moving to Sweetwater

3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

10 Incredible Reasons Why People are Moving to Sweetwater - Come discover for yourself why "A Climb is More Than a Climb!" 

Sweetwater,Sweetwater Accolades,Model Homes,Newland Communities,Schools,nature

March Events

3/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater Waterfall

3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

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!

Sweetwater,waterfall,nature

The History of Sweetwater

3/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Stagecoach trail preserves part of Sweetwater’s rich history

Sweetwater,history,Newland Communities

Dark Skies & Bright Stars in Sweetwater

3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater’s “Dark Sky Policy” means just that – you won’t find any streetlights other than on our main road through the community.  For additional light, you must look up.  Look up toward the full moon, the big, bright stars and a clear Texas sky.  Keep your eyes focused upward long enough, and it’s very possible you will see a shooting star. 

dark sky,Sweetwater,stargazing

If a Tree Could Talk

4/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater preserves 800-year-old Texas Madrone tree

Sweetwater,nature,madrone

March Resident Events in Sweetwater

3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Events,Sweetwater

Austin, TX - Ranked #2 on Best Places to Live List

3/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Austin, TX - Ranked #2 on Best Places to Live List

U.S. News and World Report's list of best places to live revealed Austin as the #2 location in the United States. 

Austin Accolades,Sweetwater,Newland Communities,Model Homes

Coventry Leap Into Savings Sales Event

2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

For a limited time, all Coventry new home buyers will receive 50% off options and upgrades at the design center when purchasing a home Feb 12-29th, 2016!  Visit the homefinder tool for all plans and immediately available homes. 

Wildflower Festival Call for Vendors

2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Wildflowers are coming!  The Wildflowers are coming!  Save the date - April 23rd, 2016 for the Sweetwater Wildflower Festival benefiting Austin Pets Alive!  See more for vendor opportunities.

February Resident Events in Sweetwater

2/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

From Cupid's Cocktail Night to Xtreme Teen Night - events are ramping up in Sweetwater!  Residents can log into SweetwaterLife.com to register and see the full line up of events! 

 

Events

50 Most Famous People From Texas

1/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

50 Most Famous People From Texas

Whether you were born in Texas or not, there is no denying the amount of Texas Pride in our great state.  And those who come to Texas find themselves not wanting to leave - celebrities included. 

Texas,Texas Proud,Hill Country Living,Texas Living

Newland earns Developer of the Year

1/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

7 Reasons Why Buying a New Home Makes Sense

1/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

1. Personalize Your Home

Structural choices: additional bedrooms, home offices, dens, extended patios, casitas, and more. Design choices: cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring, luxurious bathrooms and more.

Fun is job one for Sweetwater’s Lifestyle Coordinator

12/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Fun is job one for Sweetwater’s Lifestyle Coordinator

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.

Outdoors in the Texas Hill Country

11/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

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.

4 Pet-friendly Home Tips

11/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

 

We would all do anything for our furry kids, but they can provide challenges to our way of living from time to time. Here are a few quick and easy ways to achieve harmony with your pets!

Ten Steps to Select the Right Home Builder

11/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Selecting the right builder for your needs is easy with these 10 steps.

5 Must-do's When Moving Into a New Home

10/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Moving is exciting, but it’s also work. Here are 5 tips to make your transition a happy one.

Top 10 Reasons Buyers Prefer New Homes

10/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

Today's new homes offer more benefits than ever before. Here's a quick list of the Top 10 reasons why so many home buyers prefer new homes to used houses:

1) Design Your Dream Home Your Way: Why settle for someone else's choices when you can select your favorite cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets and flooring? While you're at it, you can choose gorgeous bath and kitchen fixtures, lighting and other options that you lov. Yur new home will reflect your style, not someone else's taste.

Things to Do With Kids in the Texas Hill Country

9/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

 

We think living in the Texas Hill Country is great, but don't take our word for it. Check out this kid-friendly list of best things to see and do near Sweetwater.

Barbecue: A Texas Love Story

9/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Texas is known for its BBQ and we have plenty of it to choose from.  Whether attending a block party with your neighbors, grilling out at the Sweetwater Club or venturing out to the local area BBQ joints - one thing is for sure, Texas Loves Barbecue!

5 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster

9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Moving is exciting, but it's also work.  Here are 5 tips from HGTV.com to make your transition a happy one.

Why Choose Newland? Recognition of Excellence

8/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

Why Choose Newland Communities?

The company you keep matters, especially when it comes to sharing the most precious aspects of life - the places and spaces you call home and the people you call neighbors.

10 Best Swimming Holes in Central Texas

8/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hamilton Pool is on the "10 Best Swimming Holes in Central Texas" List

Highland Lakes of Central Texas

8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

All of our residents agree that the recreation and outdoor opportunities are endless in the Hill Country - boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming, rafting and tubing are among the most popular things to do. We found this article courtesy of About Travel that explains the Highland Lakes of Central Texas.

With 25 Grand Slam, home shoppers can win prizes totaling $25,000

7/9/2015 12:00:00 AM



In early September, there will be a big party at Dell Diamond with drawings for five prizes totaling $25,000 – and odds likely to be much better than playing the lottery. There’s only one way to enter.

Newland Communities,25 Grand Slam

Sweetwater pool chosen as one of top 17 pools in the nation

7/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

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 Communities.

Sweetwater Club

Best Day Trips from Austin

7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

Sometimes you just need a quick get away.  Check out these Best Day Trips from Austin. Stop at one of the local Texas Hill Country wineries or breweries.

 

Introducing Sweetwater's new model by Coventry Homes

6/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

Here is a look inside one of Sweetwater's new model homes in Hillcrest by Coventry Homes.

Coventry Homes,Model Homes

Best of the Texas Hill Country

6/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Wine Harvest Tours made the list of "Best of the Texas Hill Country".  See what else is on the list.

 

 

Sweet model home grand opening on Saturday May 9th

5/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

Located in a beautiful Hill Country setting near Lake Travis and the Hill Country Galleria, Sweetwater has a sweet deal for visitors during its model home grand opening and “Open House” event this weekend.

Model Homes,Coventry Homes,M/I Homes

Checklist for Prepping Your Home for Sale

5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Of course you want your home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Here’s a rundown of friendly reminders on prepping your house into a welcoming and marketable home.

Coventry Homes wins ABJ's Production Builder of the Year

3/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Congratulations to one of our Sweetwater builders, Coventry Homes, who has been named "Production Builder of the Year" in the Austin Business Journal's 2015 Residential Real Estate Awards.

Coventry Homes

Open Floor Plans: The Way We Live Today

3/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

The kitchen has open sight lines to the family room, breakfast nook and patio. The master bedroom offers privacy in a quiet corner of the home.

As you plan your new home, one of the most important decisions is selecting the floor plan. The arrangement of rooms, the flow from one room to another and the use of space help determine the feel of your new home.

M/I opens Model Home

12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

We are happy to announce that our newest builder, M/I Homes, has completed its beautifully furnished model home.

Model Homes,M/I Homes

Santa visits Sweetwater

12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

On Sunday, December 7th, Sweetwater residents gathered at the Sweetwater Club to decorate cookies and meet with Santa. There was a great turnout for this fun event!

Resident Events

Sweetwater Holiday Market

12/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

On Friday, December 5th, the first annual Sweetwater Holiday Market was held, allowing residents to showcase some of their goods and services.

Resident Events

The Sweet SPOT Corral is now open in Sweetwater

10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater's four-legged friends are making good use of their new half-acre, leash-free dog park -- the Sweet SPOT Corral.

Sweetwater Club,Dog Park

Sweetwater Fall Festival

10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater hosted its annual Fall Festival for residents on Sunday, October 19th at the Sweetwater Club.

Resident Events

M/I Homes now selling in Sweetwater

10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

M/I Homes has opened sales in Sweetwater from a cool Airstream trailer parked in our newest neighborhood, Hillcrest.

M/I Homes

Photo tour of River Oaks flagship model home

9/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

The new River Oaks flagship model home is located in our gated Davenport Summit neighborhood.

River Oaks Homes,Model Homes

Sweetwater welcomes new Lake Travis Middle School to the neighborhood

8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

The latest aerial photo of Sweetwater shows the new Lake Travis Middle School finishing completion and ready to open in a couple of weeks for the 2014-15 school year.

Lake Travis ISD,Schools

New elementary school set to open for Sweetwater students

8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

The 2014-15 school year will open in two weeks with a brand new elementary school, West Cypress Hills, for Sweetwater families to attend.

Lake Travis ISD,Schools

River Oaks Model Home Grand Opening

7/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

The model home grand opening will take place on Saturday, July 19th from noon to 5pm.  There will be a catered dessert bar, pastry demonstrations, and cupcake decorating for the kids.  Tour the brand new model and register for prize drawings as well.

River Oaks Homes,Model Homes

Austin Business Journal reports strong Austin economy

6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

In a recent article posted by the Austin Business Journal, Austin economy led the entire nation in growth of gross metro product in 2013 and is expected to stay on top through 2020.

Austin Accolades

Sweetwater is featured in news story on natural gas vs propane

6/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

There's been a lot of buzz lately about natural gas vs propane, especially in the Lake Travis area.  Not all master-planned communities are equal when it comes to energy costs.

Natural Gas

Chesmar Model Home Grand Opening in Sweetwater

6/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

The model home Grand Opening will take place on Saturday, June 14th and Sunday, June 15th, from noon to 5.  There will be wine tasting, catered snacks, and face painting for the kids.  Tour the brand new model and register for prize drawings.

Chesmar Homes,Model Homes

M/I to feature homes in Hillcrest village from the $400s

5/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater has announced that M/I Homes will join the roster of builders in Sweetwater.

M/I Homes

Sweetwater residents featured on New Home Source TV

5/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hear from one of our Sweetwater families, the Gutt's, who speak of their home building experience with David Weekley and during their relocation from Minnesota.

Latest Sweetwater aerial photo shows growth

5/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

The latest aerial photo of Sweetwater shows the continuing growth of our community and immediate surrounding area of Western Travis County.

Sweetwater Aerials

Sweetwater Named Best Master-Planned Community

4/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater received the top community award, "Best Overall Community (Over 300 Units)," at the 2014 Sales and Marketing (MAX) Excellence Awards annual event gala held Saturday, April 5, at the Hyatt Regency Austin.

Sweetwater Accolades

2014 Sweetwater Wildflower Festival

3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Thanks to everyone for coming out to the Sweetwater Wildflower Festival.  We had over 1,500 visitors join us for a fun-filled day of food truck fare, sports, model home tours and concerts on the events lawn.

Wildflowers

Ryland Homes adds 4 new home plans in Sweetwater

3/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Last Saturday's Austin American-Statesman highlights Ryland Homes which officially kicked off the sale of 4 new home plans in Sweetwater.

Ryland Homes

River Oaks Homes by Centerra to build in Sweetwater

2/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater announced the newest addition to its homebuilding family, River Oaks Homes by Centerra. River Oaks will offer luxury Tuscan and Hill Country Modern home plans in the gated Davenport Summit neighborhood in Sweetwater with pricing expected to start in the mid $500s.

River Oaks Homes

Sweetwater adds Chesmar Homes to its builder roster

2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater has announced that Chesmar Homes is being added to its current roster of six home builders.

Chesmar Homes

New Sweetwater aerial shows future school, neighborhood villages and club

1/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

This is our latest aerial photo taken of Sweetwater, which shows the exciting progress that is being made in and around our community.

Sweetwater Aerials

Sweetwater drives natural gas to western Travis County

1/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Texas Gas Service has just completed a 2 1/2 year process to bring a natural gas pipeline out to Western Travis County. Sweetwater was the driving force behind this extension. 

Natural Gas

Austin ranked #1 best-performing city for jobs

12/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Austin receives yet another number 1 ranking for "2013 Best-Performing Cities Where Jobs are Created and Maintained," according to the 2013 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index, which ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth.

Austin Accolades

Austin homes sales hit seven-year high

12/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

The strength of the Austin housing market and a positive outlook for 2014 is noted in the recent report released by the Austin Board of Realtors.

Austin Accolades

Breakfast with Santa in Sweetwater

12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

View photos from Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, December 14th. Families enjoyed breakfast, live music, and a chance to talk to Santa.

Resident Events

Sweetwater Wins Three National Awards

12/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater has been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders with top marketing awards for its Welcome Center, for radio advertising, and for a special promotion.

Sweetwater Accolades

Austin is Tops for Entrepreneurs

9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

By now, we Austinites have become a bit blasé about all of the national accolades we receive. We’re No. 1 for this and No. 1 for that. Gee thanks, but we’ve got no wall space left to hang the plaques.

Austin Accolades

Sweetwater Club pool now open!

8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM

The gorgeous resort-style pool at the Sweetwater Club is now open.

Sweetwater Club

CVS Coming Soon

8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater residents enjoy super-convenient shopping in the Galleria area—just 5 minutes away.

Retail Centers

Pre-Opening Party at Playground

8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Though it's not yet officially open, the playground at the Sweetwater Club was the site of an impromptu neighborhood party last night.

Sweetwater Club

Sweetwater Club Pool is Almost Ready

8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

The lower pool is filled. The middle pool and shallow beach-entry area are filling up fast. The splash pad is done. 

Sweetwater Club

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Partners with Sweetwater

7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

We are proud partners with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in protecting the native plants and grasses here in Sweetwater.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center,Wildflowers

Introducing Sweetwater's First Residents

7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

The Chavez family are the first Sweetwater residents.

Sweetwater Welcome Center Worth a Visit

7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater's overall plan is illustrated in this scale model located at the Welcome Center, which is a great stop for anyone looking in the neighborhood.

Welcome Center

Austin: Bloomberg's No. 1 Boomtown

5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Bloomberg.com ranks Austin our fastest growing boomtown in America.

Austin Accolades

Drees Model Home is Now Open in Sweetwater

4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Come out to Sweetwater soon to tour the gorgeous new model from Drees Custom Homes

Model Homes,Drees Custom Homes

Models by Ryland Homes are Now Open at Sweetwater

2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Both of the beautiful new models by Ryland Homes are now open at Sweetwater.  Come out to visit them soon.  You'll find them in our Highland Lakes neighborhood.

Ryland Homes

Austin Again Tops Forbes' Fastest-Growing Cities List

12/19/2012 12:00:00 AM

For the third year in a row, Forbes magazine ranks Austin as the nation's fastest growing city.

Austin Accolades

Austin Among Nation’s Healthiest Housing Markets

12/19/2012 12:00:00 AM

Austin is one of the healthiest housing markets in the country.  That's according to a new study by Trulia, the real estate tracking website.  Trulia ranks Austin as the fifth best city nationwide for home ownership.

Austin Accolades

High Over Sweetwater

10/23/2012 12:00:00 AM

This photo, taken last week, has us pretty excited about the way Sweetwater is shaping up. To orient yourself, that’s Hwy 71 the bottom of the picture and the view is to the south.

Sweetwater Aerials

Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks Austin Number 8 Best City

10/10/2012 12:00:00 AM

Eighth place isn't always that great.  But it is when that's where Austin ranks on the Bloomberg Businessweek list of America's 50 Best Cities.

Austin Accolades

Coventry Model Home Awarded LEED Certification

9/28/2012 12:00:00 AM

A representative of the U.S. Green Building Council today formally presented LEED certification to the Coventry Homes model home at Sweetwater.

Coventry Homes,Model Homes

A Very Good Time to Buy New Homes in Austin

9/18/2012 12:00:00 AM

Austin is the second best place in the country to buy a new home these days.  That is among the findings of a recent study by Realtor.com, Forbes magazine reports.

Austin Accolades

Ryland Plans Now Available on Homefinder

9/3/2012 12:00:00 AM

Ryland Homes has unveiled 11 plans for new homes in Sweetwater’s Highland Lakes neighborhood.  Prices for these Ryland homes start in the $250s.

Ryland Homes

Construction Begins on Sweetwater's New Welcome Center

8/20/2012 12:00:00 AM

That’s the new Welcome Center going up at Sweetwater. It’s on Pedernales Summit Parkway, just inside the entrance. We expect to have it open by the holiday shopping season.

Welcome Center

More Austin Families Are Seeking Single-Story Homes

8/8/2012 12:00:00 AM

Builder sales representatives at Sweetwater, the new master-planned community in the Austin area, are seeing a trend: growing preference among Austin new home buyers for single-story plans.

Austin Business Journal Recaps Noteable Accolades

7/31/2012 12:00:00 AM

Austin shows up on so many “best of” lists that it’s hard to keep track of them all.  Colin Pope, editor of the Austin Business Journal, gave us a pretty comprehensive recap, though, in a recent column.

Austin Accolades

Indoor Sports Complex Planned Near Sweetwater

5/30/2012 12:00:00 AM

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.

Retail Centers

Sweetwater Students Assigned to Serene Hills Elementary

5/27/2012 12:00:00 AM

The school board of Lake Travis Independent School District last week changed the elementary school assignment for students living in Sweetwater to Serene Hills Elementary School.

Lake Travis ISD,Schools

Sweetwater’s Wildflowers

5/25/2012 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater is awash with wildflowers.  Come out this weekend and take a look.

Wildflowers

Drees Custom Homes to Build in Sweetwater

5/11/2012 12:00:00 AM

Sweetwater has announced that Drees Custom Homes will join the roster of builders in the community’s initial neighborhoods.

Drees Custom Homes

Austin area’s job and population growth are substantially boosting demand for housing

4/2/2012 12:00:00 AM

Addressing the Austin chapter of the Urban Land Institute, Eldon Rude of Metrostudy said the area’s job and population growth are substantially boosting demand for housing.

Austin Accolades

Sweetwater's Builders Open for Business

3/23/2012 12:00:00 AM

Home buyers are so eager for information about what’s available at Sweetwater that most of our builders are opening temporary sales offices on site now, rather than waiting until their models are completed.

David Weekley's First Home at Sweetwater Under Construction

3/14/2012 12:00:00 AM

The photograph above might not look like much, but it sure got us excited.  This week, these David Weekley Homes construction workers are getting ready to pour the slab on the first home to be built at Sweetwater.

The Story Behind the Name Sweetwater

3/2/2012 12:00:00 AM

To us, Sweetwater isn’t just a pretty name. It’s a responsibility. To live up to it, we’re building water conservation and water quality into the very foundations of the community.

Five Home Builders Announced for Sweetwater

2/24/2012 12:00:00 AM

The developer of the 1,400-acre Sweetwater master-planned community in the Lake Travis area, has announced five home builders for the community’s initial villages.

Sweetwater Area Schools Awarded Exemplary

2/2/2012 12:00:00 AM

Once again, the Lake Travis ISD schools serving Sweetwater have received top marks for academic performance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

Lake Travis ISD,Schools

Worth the Wait - Introducing Sweetwater

1/26/2012 12:00:00 AM

Our website is coming soon and so is Sweetwater, the new master-planned community in western Travis County.

Sweetwater Aerials