The Fizz: Get the latest news from Sweetwater

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.

Sweetwater February Events

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! 

 

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

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

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

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

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