Which 55+ Community is Best for You?
To help readers determine which active retirement community is right for them, Lee Builders compares two of the most popular 55+ communities in this blog post. We cover:
- Pros and cons of living in Del Webb Sweetgrass
- Pros and cons of living in Savannah Lakes Village
- Which 55+ community is best for you
As you look ahead to the next chapter of your life, you might be exploring your options for 55+ communities. Like with any relocation, choosing where you’ll spend your golden years isn’t a decision to take lightly. It’s important to weigh your options carefully so you can pick the best community for your individual needs.
To help with your decision-making process, Lee Builders compares two of the most popular active retirement communities in the blog post below. Read on to discover whether Del Webb Sweetgrass or a home in Savannah Lakes Village is the better option for you!
Pros & Cons of Del Webb Sweetgrass
Del Webb Sweetgrass is an active 55+ community located in Richmond, TX. Included on this sprawling campus are a natural creek, 50-acre lake, and four miles of walking trails. As with any community, Del Webb Sweetgrass has its fair share of advantages and disadvantages — namely:
- Amenities: Featuring a 27,000 square-foot clubhouse, residents have easy access to plenty of unique amenities, including billiards, indoor lap pool, resort-style outdoor pool, spa, fitness programming, and internet café. The community also offers extensive nature areas with plenty of walking trails, a firepit, outdoor amphitheater, and boat launch.
- Maintenance: The Del Webb Sweetgrass homeowners’ association maintains the common areas and amenities. This helps provide a stress-free, low-maintenance living experience to residents.
- Convenience: Located in Richmond, Del Webb Sweetgrass is within easy reach of all your daily necessities and local attractions. Situated nearby plenty of local restaurants, stores, bars, natural parks, golf courses, and the entire Houston Metro Area, neighboring amenities are never in short supply.
- Dining: One amenity that’s obviously absent in the Del Webb Sweetgrass community is an on-site restaurant. If you’re looking for a 55+ community with convenient, on-site dining options, Del Webb is not the choice for you.
- Homes: While there are 1,500 available homes to choose from, there are only three series of homes from which residents can select. This means there are limited options when it comes to picking a home — and there are no options for community members to build their own homes.
- Lifestyle: Del Webb Sweetgrass offers an on-site activities director that helps shape the “active calendar” for residents. For some, this might seem reminiscent of a school counselor guiding your class and club selections — not exactly the handholding experience you may desire.
Pros & Cons of Savannah Lakes Village
Savannah Lakes Village is an impressive lakefront community that spans across 4,300 acres and is located between three state parks and a national forest. According to our research, here’s what we found are the top pros and cons of living in this active retirement community:
- Recreation: Residents of Savannah Lakes Village have no shortage of outdoor recreational activities from which to choose. Golfing, boating, hiking, hunting, pickleball, tennis, and more are all within easy reach at this 55+ community.
- Dining: Unlike Del Webb Sweetgrass, Savanah Lakes Village features three on-site, full-service restaurants in the private clubhouse conveniently located in the heart of the community.
- Homes:Instead of choosing from a limited selection of pre-built homes, Savannah Lakes Village gives residents the option of building a custom home on their own plot of land within the community.
- Nightlife: If you’re looking for a break from the outdoors to satisfy your city life cravings, you’ll need to travel at least 35 minutes to Augusta or 2.5 hours to downtown Atlanta.
- Fees: Because Savannah Lakes Villages is an “a la carte” community, residents are charged fees based on the amenities they use. This is important to note if you’re seeking more of an “all-inclusive” experience.
- Dues: In addition to amenity fees, residents may be required to pay POA dues depending on the property they select. These dues help cover common area maintenance and improvements for the community.
Which Active Retirement Community is Best for You?
Selecting the right active retirement community comes down to your personal preference. Those seeking a customizable living space, on-site amenities, and outdoor recreation will find an excellent home in Savannah Lakes Village.
As the premier homebuilder for this active retirement community, Lee Builders is proud to help new residents build their forever homes in Savannah Lakes Village. If you’re looking to get started with building a custom home in this 55+ community, request a consultation with our team today!