If you’ve already retired (or will soon), you may be pondering whether to stay where you are or move to a different location. The big question is, how to choose where to retire? While the criteria are as individual as each person, there are some common themes.

For about 90% of retirees, living at home as long as possible is essential, and 75% own their own homes. Nearly 38% of retirees choose to move to a new home for various reasons.

  • 32% move closer to family and friends
  • 29% want to reduce expenses
  • 29% choose to downsize
  • 22% decide to start a new chapter
  • 9% want a more aging-friendly home

Active adults 55+ looking for retirement communities near Dallas, Tx have it made!  Del Webb at Union Park by Hillwood in Little Elm, Texas is a perfect place to start a new chapter and find a new home that makes aging in place easier and more convenient.

Living in Little Elm

Little Elm is a great place to explore active retirement communities in North Texas. It is a burgeoning town of around 56,000 people conveniently close to the extensive dining and entertainment options in Denton and Frisco and an hour from downtown Dallas. All the activities you could want are available in and around the area.

Take Little Elm Park at Lake Lewisville, for instance. This beautiful lakefront park offers swimming, a boat ramp, an amphitheater, sand volleyball, and more. There are numerous nature and hiking trails to explore.  The Lakefront at Little Elm offers several eateries and pubs, such as the brand new restaurant and event venue, Tin Man Social, that make socializing exciting and close to home.

If you enjoy festivals, there are plenty of those as well. Enjoy beer? Craft Brew & Que might be for you. Is fall your favorite season? Check out Autumn Fest and Pumpkin Hallow. And Lights on the Lake is just after that to celebrate the holiday season.

But when living at Del Webb at Union Park, one of the best retirement communities in the Dallas area, you might not even want to leave home.  That’s because this new home community was specially designed to build community among its residents.

Enjoy Retirement at Union Park

Are you looking for a small-town feel with big-city amenities in retirement communities near Dallas? Do you want to live in an area that beckons you to get out and stay physically active? We’ve designed Union Park for precisely that. You get the best of both worlds in an affordable, vibrant 55+ community.

Research shows that staying physically and socially active keeps your body, mind, and spirit healthy throughout this next chapter of your life. We designed Union Park to offer amenities supporting a healthy, active lifestyle.

Walk out of your home to miles of trails and the 30-acre wooded peace of Central Park. Is fishing your thing? The catch-and-release fishing ponds give you that special time to “sit a spell” alone, with friends, or with grandkids.

The 10,000 square-foot amenity center at Del Webb at Union Park offers additional options:

  • Fitness equipment
  • Group fitness rooms
  • A resort-style pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Pickleball courts

Health is more than physical, so Union Park provides places to engage with others and make new connections.  Have an al fresco dinner at the Food Truck Park.  Meet up with neighbors for a meal at The Kitch, an outdoor kitchen designed for gathering.  There’s even a Bark Park, a place for you and your four-legged buddy to make new friends.

Find the Perfect Home for Your Active Retirement

Del Webb offers a variety of beautiful floor plans designed for the 55+ active lifestyle. The open dining and gathering areas, relaxing views, and smaller footprint are perfect for easygoing, scaled-down living. And, Del Webb homes at Union Park come pre-wired with CAT6 Wireless Access Points (WAP) to enhance internet speed, so you have the option of adding the smart home technology of your choice.

Del Webb sales consultants are ready to talk to you in person, but if you’re more comfortable exploring virtually, you can do that too. Watch a few videos that give you the flavor of Union Park.  Customize your search to pick your lot, view quick move-in homes and choose your favorite design. We even offer eClosings that enable you to digitally sign most of your home documents.


What are some common mistakes retirees make when choosing where to live?

Avoid the biggest mistakes retirees make by doing a few simple things:

  • Visit several places before committing to one.
  • Explore the area surrounding your prospective new home.
  • Choose for you, not for your family. You may commit to a location only to have your children or grandchildren move away.
  • Take the time to explore any community you consider. Does the place match your lifestyle?

Should you move for retirement?

The answer to this question is as individual as you are, and there are many things to consider:

  • Is your current home more than you want to maintain?
  • Do you still want to care for a yard?
  • Do you want amenities for active living close to home?
  • Do you want to be closer to or further from family?
  • Is the location where you live conducive to building and maintaining relationships?

Come Home to Union Park by Hillwood in Little Elm

If you’re looking for one of the best places to retire in the Dallas area, look no further than Union Park by Hillwood in Little Elm.   Contact us today or visit our Del Webb models to explore your new home retirement options at Del Webb at Union Park.