The largest active adult community in the state of Texas, Sun City is located in Georgetown, just 30 minutes from Austin city limits. Sprawling over 4,000 acres, Sun City provides first-rate amenities and is conveniently located nearby local eateries, shopping centers, and city life.
Del Webb offers 10 single-family home designs across three collections, with prices starting at $230,990. The floorplans vary, and feature two to four bedrooms and two to four bathrooms, and all come standard with a two-car garage. These layouts are flexible and customizable to include options such as a sunroom, extra bedroom, or hearth room, depending on your needs.
Sun City takes the “active” part of being an Active Adult Community to heart. Residents have access to two fitness centers with indoor pools, an aerobics room, an indoor walking track, and state-of-the-art equipment. You can also take part in one of more than sixty group classes, find assistance with a personal trainer, and enjoy a massage. Spread across the community are several pickleball and tennis courts, a softball field, three championship 18-hole golf courses, resort-style outdoor pools and hot tub, and a dog park. Looking to get outside and just enjoy nature? Stroll along the nine miles of walking trails within the community or enjoy live music under the stars at the outdoor Lakeside amphitheater.
If sitting by the pool during warm Texas summers isn’t your speed and you’d prefer something with air conditioning, check out the more than 50 special interest groups and clubs at Cowan Creek Amenity Center, Village Center Complex, or the arts and crafts center. Sun City boasts more than 50 special interest groups and clubs, meaning you’ll always be surrounded by good company who carry the same interests as you.
Other amenities include a billiards facility, community gardens, and a 5,000 square-foot open-air facility overlooking Berry Creek Lake. Within the clubhouse, residents have access to fiction, nonfiction, and movie library, plus shuffleboard, bocce ball, and horseshoe.
Grandkids coming to visit for the summer? Sun City hosts Junior Camp, a four-day day camp where kids can partake in tennis, golf, arts and crafts, and more! This popular event is a wonderful way to connect with your grandkids.
If you find yourself wanting to branch out from the community, there’s plenty to do in the Georgetown area. The historic city boasts the most beautiful town square in Texas, which is lined by locally-owned shops and eateries and is host to outdoor vendor markets and festivals regularly. On the square is also The Georgetown Palace Theatre, which hosts productions for Georgetown locals to participate in and attend.
Just a bit farther is Southwestern University, which has theatrical productions, musical performances, sporting events, and socials available to the public throughout the year. The university also hosts Senior University, which provides learning opportunities for locals aged 55 and older.
For outdoor recreation, there are 19 parks within 25 miles of Sun City, including Lake Georgetown and Blue Hole. And for shopping, the Round Rock Premium Outlets are only 25 minutes away. While there isn’t yet public transport from Sun City to the Georgetown town square, GoGEO has been gradually growing in the area to allow residents of different parts of Georgetown to connect.
If you’re looking to travel in your retirement, Sun City has you covered with travel advisors that plan group and individual trips. Trips include land tours and ocean & river cruises across the country and around the world. Join your neighbors for a trip to Australia, plan a trip with your bridge club to Alaska, or take a scenic river cruise through Europe with your family.
Sun City also recognizes that their residents are going to face ups and downs. The community has nearly 20 different support groups for medical and lifestyle challenges that their residents might be facing, a fire department and ambulance stationed within the community, and homes can come equipped with extras such as 911 locator lights that will flash during an emergency to indicate which house requires assistance.
Just like any major change in life, deciding which community you’ll retire to requires a lot of consideration. Everything from activities to neighbors to commute to the airport can all play a factor. The good news is that Sun City Texas has opportunities for potential residents to get to know the community and Del Webb lifestyle!
You can easily schedule a Day Pass visit at no cost that will grant you access to fitness centers and all amenities, as well as a chance to meet with a current resident. This is a great way to capture what a day at Sun City is like and get your questions answered while gaining a real feel for the community.
If you’re interested in a more in-depth experience, Sun City also offers Overnight Passes. For $99, you can stay an evening in Sun City; for $159, you can stay two nights, and for $209 you can stay for three. Each Overnight Pass includes on-site guest accommodations, an all-access pass to amenities and resources (excluding golf), a guided tour of the community, and use of a golf cart during your stay.
Don’t leave anything up to chance; be sure to take advantage of these Day and Overnight Passes to see for yourself how wonderful the Sun City community is.
Live Life to the Fullest
Just 30 minutes north of Austin, Sun City Texas is an ideal 55+ community for those looking to truly embrace the active adult lifestyle. Whether you want to spend your days lounging by the resort-style pool, pursuing a passion for woodworking, or traveling the world, you’ll find the community of Sun City ready to welcome you into the best years of your life.
Before you go, there is an Austin master planned communities list you should check out. If you are coming in from out of town, our Austin relocation guide might come in handy. Also, we have a list of the best places to retire in Texas if you want a few options.
Mia Zozobrado joined Builders Digital Experience (BDX) in 2019 as a content writer. A graduate of Southwestern University with a degree in English, Mia is passionate about the written word and making connections. Outside of work, Mia also serves on the Board of Directors for the Writers’ League of Texas.