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What Is a Live-Work-Play Community?

October 15, 2021

However, live-work-play developments have made their way out of the city into suburban and rural areas. Their neighborhoods often include spaces for businesses and shared areas for work and play, providing residents with numerous resources that can support a multifaceted lifestyle.

Live-Work-Play Communities Vs. Typical Neighborhoods

Live-work-play developments have become increasingly popular due to the advantages they have over your typical neighborhood. Some of these benefits include the following:

  • Convenience – One of the major benefits of a mixed-use development is its convenience. In addition to great homes, live-work-play communities are built close to employment centers, shopping and services, plus they support remote working and a multitude of recreational and leisure pursuits. 
  • Broad Options – New homeowners can find a place in a mixed-use neighborhood alongside larger homes. Singles, couples, growing families and seniors can all be part of the community.
  • Community – Shared areas and quality amenities make it easy to form lasting bonds with your neighbors, creating a real sense of connection.

Ways to Live, Work, and Play

There are many ways in which planned communities help their residents live, work, and play. At Hillwood Communities, we place special emphasis on designing our masterplans to be an ideal place for you to live a full, enriching life. 


Hillwood Communities has a longstanding reputation for creating sustaining value for homeowners. We do this by partnering with respected builders that meet our high standards for quality and service.  

Homes for Every Age and Every Stage

Our communities offer homes in a range of styles, sizes, and prices for every stage of life, whether you’re buying your first home, feathering the nest for a growing family, or enjoying an active senior lifestyle.

Designed for Community

Each of our neighborhoods is carefully designed to bring people together. Walkways, gathering places, and amenities are all built to foster spontaneous encounters, creating a foundation of long-lasting friendships built with shared interests and common values in mind.


Mixed-use communities give residents many options when it comes to work, whether that’s from home or in traditional workplaces.

Smart Home Technology

Homes in our communities are designed for the 21st century with smart technology upgrades, and some neighborhoods even have on-site tech experts who can assist residents with setup. The end result is a modern environment that is perfect for working from home.

Co-working Spaces

In addition, our Pecan Square community in Northlake, TX includes an expansive co-working space, complete with all the equipment you’ll need to work remotely. Features include:

  • High speed WiFi
  • Printing, copying, and scanning equipment
  • Meeting rooms
  • Private phone booths and rooms
  • Lounge areas
  • Self-service snack station

All you need to do is bring a laptop and you’re set!

Short Commutes

Of course, not everyone has the option to work from home. Because of this, we make sure our communities are short drives to major commercial centers, providing numerous employment opportunities as well as access to the best that city life has to offer.

Stellar Education

For families with kids, education is extremely important. Our communities are located within top school districts and most of our neighborhoods even have on-site schools. We work with local school districts to try to ensure we have an elementary school within each of our neighborhoods in the future.


What’s life without time to relax? Enjoying time with loved ones, perfecting favored hobbies, and more fun pastimes are part of what living is all about. At Hillwood Communities, we provide many opportunities for play!

Fabulous Amenities

Each of our communities have so many wonderful ways to spend your play time. Just a few examples include:

  • Resort-style pools
  • Outdoor fitness parks
  • Fitness centers
  • Catch-and-release fishing ponds
  • Dog parks
  • Playgrounds
  • Food truck parks
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Game rooms
  • Party venues

There’s so much to do, you may have trouble fitting it all in!

Lifestyle Programs

Our Live Smart communities feature award-winning lifestyle programs that enrich our residents lives and foster connections between neighbors.  Each Live Smart community has a full-time, on-site Lifestyle Manager who plans and hosts more than 300 fun events each year!  Some examples include:

  • Movie nights
  • Craft classes and workshops
  • Community barbecues
  • Teen events
  • Concerts
  • Holiday parties
  • Community markets
  • Children’s activities
  • Game nights

And so much more!

Get to Know Hillwood Communities

Our live-work-play communities help people live enriching, fulfilling lives. If you like the way this sounds, learn more about how we create community. If you like what you see, contact us to learn more about our neighborhoods, or start looking for the perfect place for you.