As the 4th largest metropolitan area in the United States, the resilient economic engine of the Dallas-Fort Worth region continues to be a draw for active adults who wants to be in the middle of it all. Whether you want to take in a round of golf, catch a Dallas Cowboys game, hike in an urban nature preserve, or relax to blues music in the famous Arts District, Dallas is sure to have an active retirement community option which is perfect for you. Many of the people moving to Dallas active adult communities are in search of a warmer climate or they are following their children and grandchildren who move to the Dallas area. Still, many of the 55 and older residents who reside in active adult communities in Dallas are still working. The proximity of many of the areas 55+ communities means residents can enjoy the luxury of living in a world-class active adult community while still enjoying a relatively short commute to Dallas, Fort Worth or Plano, TX.When compared to some of the larger retirement cities such as Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas, the number of age-restricted active retirement communities in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas area is relatively pale in comparison. Despite having fewer active adult retirement communities in the region, the amenities, homes and lifestyle offered by Dallas 55+ active adult retirement communities are top caliber. There are three options for older adults and 55 and over retirees who want an active adult community in Dallas or Fort Worth. The region s first active retirement community was Heritage Ranch in Fairview, TX. Heritage Ranch has 1,144 homes that were built between 2000 and 2007. There are no longer any new construction homes available but there are continually resale homes for sale in Heritage Ranch. Homebuyers who want a new construction 55-plus active adult retirement community near Dallas or Fort Worth can choose from Del Webb s Frisco Lakes in Frisco and Robson Ranch in Denton, TX. Robson Ranch was started in 2002 and upon completion will be home to over 7,200 residences. It has an enviable array of amenities that include several clubhouses, a restaurant and an 18-hole golf course. Frisco Lakes by Del Webb was started in 2006. This magnificent active adult community is wrapped around the shores of Lake Lewisville 30 miles north of Dallas, TX. It includes a large clubhouse, 18-hole golf course and is located adjacent to the lake, which has 183 miles of shoreline and is perfect for boating, fishing and recreational activities.Housing options in Dallas retirement communities include an array of single family homes that range from intimate two bedrooms to large 3,000 square foot estate homes. Prices in the Dallas area are very reasonable and homebuyers at active adult communities in Dallas, TX will typically find they can get more for there money here than in other parts of the country. Included features vary by active adult community and home, but most of the homes include designs that are appealing to 55+ adults. Expansive great rooms, spacious kitchens and ample outdoor living space are hallmark on many of the Dallas 55+ communities.Many of the people who are attracted to the Fort Worth and Dallas active adult retirement communities enjoy the aspect of having world-class amenities at their disposal. The active adult communities in Dallas and Forth area all have luxurious clubhouses and finely appointed amenities that include fitness centers, swimming pools, tennis courts and more. Living in a Dallas area 55+ community is like living in a resort with a lifestyle that you can tailor to your liking. All of the retirement communities near Dallas include a lifestyle director who coordinates fun activities, clubs and social outings. From fitness classes to sports clubs to support groups to hobby and craft clubs, the Dallas active adult retirement communities have it all.