Texas is home to 630 hospitals, more than any other state, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. The Texas Hospital Association reports that 27 percent of the state’s hospitals are situated in rural areas, while 73 percent exist in urban areas. No matter where they live in the Lone Star State, active adults are never far from topnotch healthcare facilities.
Texas also ranks as the sixth-least expensive state for personal health spending per capita, with the average cost hovering just under $6,000. Active adults who desire the peace of mind of living near one of the state’s best hospitals can take their pick of city and 55+ community. Keep reading to discover age-restricted communities with easy access to some of Texas’ best hospitals.
Active adults who reside in Houston can enjoy peace of mind knowing they’re near Houston Methodist Hospital, which ranks as the best hospital in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report. This hospital, situated in downtown Houston, is nationally ranked in eight adult specialties and has earned worldwide recognition for cardiovascular surgery, epilepsy treatment, cancer treatment, and organ transplants. Opened in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital boasts 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms, and more than 6,000 employees.
Houston is also home to Memorial Hermann, which is named the nation’s No. 2 rehab hospital. Houstonians can take advantage of Memorial Hermann’s 19 hospitals and several specialty programs and services located throughout the city.
Heritage Towne Lake – Cypress
Just 25 miles away from downtown Houston, active adults can find sanctuary at Heritage Towne Lake, the 55+ enclave of the Towne Lake master-planned community. Residents can pursue their favorite water activities, whether they spend the day fishing the 350-acre stocked lake, zipping around the lake by boat, or strolling the miles of shoreline. Active adult homebuyers can choose from five different home collections with various floor plans ranging in size from 1,553 to 3,372 square feet.
The Lagos at Aliana – Richmond
About 45 minutes from downtown Houston lies The Lagos at Aliana, a lush 55+ community containing just 44 low-maintenance, luxury patio homes. Active adult homebuyers can take their pick between 10 floor plans ranging from 1,742 to 2,703 square feet. A homeowners’ association manages many routine home maintenance tasks in this lock-and-leave community, giving residents more time to enjoy the 24-hour fitness facility, luxurious outdoor pool, tennis courts, and miles of biking and walking trails.
In Central Texas, active adults can take comfort knowing they have easy access to many world-class healthcare facilities. Seton Medical Center Austin stands out as the only hospital in Central Texas that performs heart transplants. This hospital has garnered acclaim for providing high-quality, person-centered healthcare through more than 100 clinical locations in the Austin area. Seton, a general medical and surgical facility, achieved the highest rating possible in one adult specialty and seven conditions and procedures.
Active adults in Austin can also receive top-quality care at St. David’s Medical Center, which offers a 24-hour emergency room and provides a range of services including breast care, cancer care, heart and vascular care, and joint replacement.
Tuscan Village – Lakeway
Tuscan Village, situated in beautiful Travis County, puts active adult homeowners within easy driving distance of Austin’s best hospitals. This Italian-inspired 55+ community offers nearly 200 villas and townhomes that range in size from 1,294 to 3,219 square feet. Most townhomes include a den and outdoor patio, while homes feature spectacular stone and stucco exteriors. A homeowners’ association fee includes concierge services and a social membership to the Rough Hollow Yacht Club.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area boasts many of the state’s best hospitals, including UT Southwestern Medical Center, which ranks No. 1 in the Metroplex. Situated in Dallas, UT Southwestern holds national rankings in seven adult specialties and stands out as high-performing in four adult specialties, and five procedures and conditions. The hospital remains one of the country's largest medical schools, training about 3,700 healthcare professionals each year.
Active adults who live in North Texas can also find exceptional care and expertise at Baylor University Medical Center, which is nationally ranked in two adult specialties. The hospital offers more than 20 medical specialty centers, many of which are ranked among the country’s top 50 hospitals.
Watermere at Southlake – Southlake
Set amidst 67 acres of glittering ponds and vibrant green spaces, residents of Watermere at Southlake are just minutes from some of North Texas’ top hospitals. Homeowners can stay in shape at a state-of-the-art fitness center, get their nails done at a full-service day spa, or mingle with friends at the Stone Ridge Lounge, the clubhouse bar that offers regular happy hours. This resort-style 55+ community contains 106 attached and custom homes that range in size from 2,127 to 2,661 square feet.
The Legends – Flower Mound
Active adults who reside in The Legends, a spectacular new age-restricted community in Flower Mound, enjoy quick access to hospitals and other world-class amenities of Dallas-Fort Worth. Upon completion, this neighborhood will contain 91 single-family homes that range in size from 2,094 to 2,517 square feet. Homeowners pay a monthly fee that covers lawn maintenance, freeing up more of their time to lounge by the pool, relax on the patio, or catch up with neighbors at the community’s 4,500 square-foot clubhouse.