As Texas continues to grow as a retirement destination, more and more 55+ communities are added each year. These new communities, as well as larger, established neighborhoods, offer sunny weather and a friendly tax environment.
To reflect on another big year, we're looking back at the 10 best-selling 55+ communities in Texas during 2019. The list features a number of long-time favorites with some newer communities that are sure to be cornerstones of Texas' retirement landscape for years to come.
High $100s - Low $1Ms
Located 35 miles north of Austin in Georgetown, Sun City Texas is the largest active adult community in Texas. Residents have access to three 18-hole golf courses, each of which has its own set of challenges and characteristics. Sun City Texas offers plentiful amenities in addition to golf, including a 4,000-square-foot woodshop, gardening plots, and numerous outdoor tennis, bocce ball, and pickleball courts.
Del Webb started Sun City Texas in 1995, and construction is still underway. Active adult homebuyers can browse several dozen floor plans that range from 940 to more than 3,000 square feet. Whether active adults prefer a single-family or attached duplex home, they have a wide range of options.
Low $200s - Low $400s
Situated in historic San Antonio, Hill Country Retreat is one of the best places to retire in Texas for active adults who want to enjoy the picturesque Texas Hill Country. This 55+ community is surrounded by several golf courses, including The Golf Club of Texas, which is the only golf course in the United States to feature 100 percent, tee-to-green Zoysia grass.
Hill Country Retreat will contain more than 2,000 single-family homes upon completion. Active adult homebuyers can browse new and resale homes that range from 1,109 to 2,691 square feet. Some homes feature an optional second floor, while all models are designed with flowing floor plans.
3. Frisco Lakes - Frisco, TX
Mid $200s - High $700s
Residents of Frisco Lakes have access to many amenities, including four tennis courts, four bocce ball courts, an outdoor pool and patio, and miles of walking and biking trails. It also boasts an ideal location in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Upon completion, Frisco Lakes will contain nearly 3,000 single-family homes. True to Del Webb’s style, residences are designed with active adults in mind, requiring minimal maintenance. Many homes within this active lifestyle community feature views of the golf course, green belts, or Lake Lewisville.
4. Robson Ranch - Denton, TX
Mid $200s - High $700s
Within Robson Ranch, active adult homebuyers can explore a vast array of Texas homes for sale. This active adult community in Dallas-Fort Worth will contain a projected 7,200 attached and single-family homes upon completion. Residences range from 1,413 to nearly 3,000 square feet and feature open kitchens, expansive great rooms, and large outdoor living spaces.
Residents have access to the 18-hole Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch Texas, a par-72 course that features multiple tee placements. The community may add additional courses as more residents move in. Additional amenities include a 17,500-square-foot clubhouse, a state-of-the-art fitness center, six lighted tennis courts, and pickleball courts.
High $100s - Low $500s
Slated to contain 1,500 single-family homes and 23 floor plans, Del Webb Sweetgrass gives active adult homebuyers plenty of options. This 55+ community in Richmond offers Texas homes for sale that range from 1,100 to 3,800 square feet. Premium lots offer views of the water or greenspaces.
Residents of Del Sweetgrass can enjoy numerous amenities, including a 27,000-square-foot clubhouse, a variety of sports courts, an outdoor amphitheater, a boat launch, and a fire pit. Homeowners can meet new neighbors through dozens of events and activities, such as craft club, book club, Zumba, Pilates, and yoga.
Mid $200s - High $300s
Living in Bonterra at Woodforest gives residents access to a 27-hole championship golf course in addition to a pro shop and a restaurant. This active adult community in Montgomery also features scenic trails, numerous parks, an outdoor pool and patio, a fire pit, and an events lawn. Homeowners can take classes at the community’s continuing education center or meet friends for some tennis or bocce.
Bonterra at Woodforest is an enclave of 700 single-family homes located inside the Woodforest master-planned community. Active adult homebuyers can explore 10 models that range from 1,606 to 2,878 square feet. Residences feature energy-efficient windows, extra garage space, and stainless-steel appliances.
7. CountryPlace - Pearland, TX
Low $100s - Low $400s
Golf enthusiasts who live in CountryPlace don’t have to travel far to hit the green—this 55+ community in Pearland contains the well-manicured, 18-hole CountryPlace Golf Course. The course accommodates all levels of play for a reasonable fee. Homeowners can also take advantage of the community clubhouse, library, craft room, and multipurpose room. Additional amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis courts, and walking paths.
Active adult homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Texas near Houston will find 841 homes, including townhomes, within CountryPlace. Most of these low-maintenance homes feature views of the lake or golf course.
Mid $200s - Low $400s
Located about 45 minutes from Dallas, Del Webb at Union Park puts residents within easy driving distance of plenty of restaurants and shopping. This active lifestyle community offers homeowners many amenities, including a clubhouse, a resort-style outdoor pool, a fully-equipped fitness center, and ball courts.
Active adult homebuyers can browse several styles of single-family homes that range from 1,400 to 2,500 square feet. With 10 floor plans available, those looking for Texas homes for sale are sure to find a style and size to fit their needs and budget.
High $200s - Mid $300s
The Village at Tuscan Lakes is a gated 55+ community in League City that allows active adults to pursue all their favorite passions, whether they want to fish in the stocked pond, jog along the neighborhood’s picturesque trails, or work with their hands in the arts and crafts studio.
This Del Webb community contains 358 low-maintenance, single-family homes. Active adult homebuyers can browse homes ranging from 1,109 to 2,581 square feet.
Mid $200s - Mid $400s
Ladera Mansfield is a brand-new 55+ community. It's so close to Walnut Creek Country Club that residents can drive their golf carts there. Residents can also enjoy a 4,500-square-foot clubhouse, an outdoor heated pool with a patio and fire pits, and pickleball and bocce ball courts.
Developed by Integrity Group, Ladera Mansfield offers Texas homes for sale that range from 1,390 to 2,511 square feet. Active adult homebuyers can explore mostly single-family homes, although the community also offers a select number of attached homes. Residences feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, crown molding, and tray ceilings.