August 25th, 2020

Headwaters Community in Dripping Springs, Texas Named Community of the Year

2020 Honors for Best Masterplan Community, Lifestyle Director and Welcome Center Awarded to Headwaters

The Homebuilders Association of Greater Austin (HBA) has recognized the Headwaters community with three 2020 Marketing and Advertising Excellence Awards. The MAX awards are hosted by HBA’s Sales and Marketing Council. They honor builder, developer, remodeler and associate members for achievements during the previous year. Among nearly 400 submittals, Headwaters took the Grand Max Award for Masterplan Community of the Year (600 acres or more). It also received Best Sales/Welcome Center and Lifestyle Director of the Year, going to Remi Almani.

“It is such an honor to work with Freehold Communities at this award-winning community!” said Headwaters Lifestyle Director Remi Almani. “I have been so fortunate to create lasting connections and joyful memories for residents through our unique events.”

Headwaters, in Dripping Springs, Texas (west of Austin) is the 1,335-acre community by Freehold Communities®. It includes broad expanses of greenbelts and five protected hilltops, 1,000 acres of open space, plus resort-style split-level pool, Wi-Fi café, and eight miles of trails.

Headwaters, like all of Freehold’s new communities, expresses the company’s Vital Communities® approach that embraces healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship and distinctive home design. All are distinguished by extensive amenities, including nature preserves, or innovative mergings of homes and open space, such as “agrihoods.”

The Headwaters master plan employs an enlightened, preservation-development approach. Designers crafted the community to preserve the natural landscape, protect the Barton Creek watershed and provide for the well-being of the people who call it home. The plan preserves over 1,000 acres for parks and open space, with miles of trails. HW Central (the amenity center), offers an abundance of options for residents, including the resort-style, split-level pool with waterfall, state-of-the-art fitness center, Wi-Fi café, and outdoor socializing.

With 1,000 unique homesites, Headwaters harmonizes unique community amenities with its beautiful natural setting.

The land plan allows each home back-up to open space, while preserving the hilltops for magnificent views and natural contours. It also strictly limits impervious cover so that rainwater is absorbed into the soil and vegetation. Forward-thinking design guidelines encourage the use of native species and home designs that respect the history and natural resources of the property.

About Freehold Communities

Freehold Communities®, headquartered in Boston, MA, is currently developing approximately 15,000 residential units within mixed-use and master-planned communities in Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, California, and Virginia. Freehold creates Vital Communities® that embrace healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship and distinctive home design. As it evaluates opportunities, the company focuses on the right planning, the right properties and the right partners. Beginning with comprehensive research to gain insight into the unique needs, trends and preferences in the local market, Freehold carefully considers each property to determine how to best maintain its beauty and character to create a Vital Community® by partnering with quality, creative builders who share Freehold’s philosophy of offering niche solutions and unique, timeless designs. To learn more, visit