The prospect of living in a beautiful, newly constructed home in a small town with excellent schools is reason enough for many families to settle in a master-planned community.  Others choose such a community because they want their new dream home to be in a neighborhood with green spaces, walking trails, and exclusive, deluxe homeowner amenities that they can enjoy.  Still others may choose a master-planned community because they want a beautiful home in a sheltered, well-maintained neighborhood with reasonable tax rates that will likely hold its value or appreciate.

These are all wonderful benefits of living in a planned development. But there’s another reason people love living in master-planned communities—particularly those like Union Park by Hillwood.  It’s because they are known to be sought after lifestyle communities with marvelous lifestyle programs!

What is a Lifestyle Community?

A lifestyle community is a residential development where homeowners who share a variety of diverse interests can enjoy an array of amenities and programs tailored to those interests.   These communities are beautifully maintained and often have country club quality amenities for residents to enjoy.  Residential real estate leader Hillwood Communities is known for creating well-managed, sought after lifestyle communities with high quality amenities.

Hillwood Communities properties, including Union Park in Little Elm, TX, have amenities such as resort-style pools, splash pads, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, deluxe outdoor kitchens, indoor/outdoor event venues, sports fields, lakes and ponds for catch-and-release fishing, playgrounds, food truck parks, dog parks, sports courts, game rooms, green spaces, and hike/bike trails, among others.  There is something fun to do virtually everywhere you turn!

What is a Lifestyle Program?

What sets Union Park and other Hillwood Communities apart from other master-planned communities is our lifestyle program.  A lifestyle program offers a set of curated community social events and activities designed to help bring homeowners and their families together over common interests.  Making crafts, playing games, or learning a new skill can be the perfect catalyst for striking up a conversation.  It’s during these times of fun, exploration, and recreation that connections are made, and friendships are formed. This is one of the reasons why our residents say our community feels more like a family.

Of course, not every event and activity will pique the interest of every resident, but there are plenty to choose from, and rest assured, there is something for everybody.  In a typical year, Jenny Laible, Lifestyle Director at Union Park, plans and hosts more than 300 community events for residents to experience and enjoy together!  What do those resident activities and events look like, you might wonder?  Here is a sample of the fun activities Union Park homeowners have had the chance to enjoy in the recent past:

  • Christmas in July in Central Park
  • Back-to-School bash
  • Tie-dye party
  • Cornhole Tournament
  • Kids Fire & Police Safety
  • Adults-Only Pool Party
  • Rock the Block Party
  • Tesla Drive Experience
  • Wreath Making Class
  • Kids Art in the Park
  • Dive in Movie
  • Labor Day Party with Music & Inflatables
  • Kids Play-Doh Event
  • Community Garage Sale
  • Giant Beer Pong Tournament
  • Coffee Talk

In addition to these offerings, Union Park’s Lifestyle Director also arranges for a variety of food trucks to visit the community’s food truck park each month.  Here are a sample of the food trucks that residents have had the chance to try recently:

  • Fletcher’s Corny Dogs
  • Loaded Dallas
  • Curbside Cravings
  • Cousins Maine Lobster
  • Down Home Mobile Kitchen
  • Kona Ice
  • Chef G’s
  • Sparkle Southern Gourmet
  • Frios Pops
  • Not Just Q BBQ
  • Halal Mother Truckers
  • Renee’s Jerk Chicken
  • Hook & Ladder Pizza
  • Taste of Paradise
  • Taste Gringo
  • El Chifrijo

Union Park’s food truck park is a great place to sample some new cuisine, chat with neighbors, and take a break from cooking!

Union Park’s award-winning lifestyle program is among the best in the industry, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Dallas Builders Association.  Union Park’s Lifestyle Program was honored with the Nationals Silver Award from the NAHB for 2021. And, our former Lifestyle Director, Dee Davidson, was named the McSam Lifestyle Director of the Year for 2020 by the Dallas Builders Association.  It’s easy to see why homeowners at Union Park love our lifestyle community!

Join our Lifestyle Community at Union Park

If a welcoming, beautiful new home community where it’s easy to meet your neighbors and there is always something fun to do sounds like what you’re looking for, check out Union Park by Hillwood.  With seven builders to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect home for you.