When North Texas residents are boarding a plane, there’s a good chance they’re flying out of DFW Airport. With seven runways and 168 gates, DFW Airport is the world’s fourth-largest in terms of global flights. Departing from DFW, travelers can reach 191 domestic destinations and 66 international destinations.
Living in a 55+ community near DFW Airport makes the journey that much easier for frequent travelers. Here’s a look at four active adult communities that offer the shortest route to the area’s largest airport.
Low $300s – High $500s
Elements at Viridian, the newest addition to the master-planned Viridian community, is the closest 55+ community to DFW Airport. Residents can arrive at the airport in just minutes via Airport Freeway or Highway 360. Conveniently located in Arlington, this active adult community sprawls across 141 acres and will contain single-family homes in a variety of sizes and designs.
Homeowners can gather together at the clubhouse to enjoy the fitness center, pool, meeting facilities, and demonstration kitchen. Outdoor amenities include pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, a putting green, a patio, and a pool. Residents also have access to a wealth of resort-style amenities within the larger Viridian community, including four pools, a 150-acre wooded conservation area, and 850 acres of open space and lakes. The community also contains a dog park and the Viridian Artisan Market, which hosts special events and offers an assortment of foods.
Low $300s – Mid $300s
Active adult homebuyers looking for Dallas, Texas homes for sale can extend their search to Keller for a variety of homes near DFW Airport. The Cottages at Lyndhurst gives residents easy access to the airport via State Highway 114. This 55+ community contains just 20 attached homes that range in size from 1,986 to 2,019 square feet. Homes are designed with gourmet kitchens, separate study rooms, and private patios. Homes also include energy-efficient appliances.
While there’s no clubhouse within The Cottages at Lyndhurst, homeowners can make the most of sunny days and chat with neighbors at the scenic courtyards and fountains clustered between homes. With sidewalks linking neighbors together, it’s easy to make new friends. Homeowners pay a reasonable homeowners’ association fee that covers yard maintenance and landscaping.
Mid $100s – High $800s
Watermere at Southlake is one of the best places to retire in Texas if you want easy access to DFW Airport. This 55+ community is conveniently situated in Southlake, putting residents within reach of DFW Airport as well as Dallas and Fort Worth. Active adult homebuyers can explore attached homes in The Residences and custom-built cottages in the community’s South Village section.
Attached homes range in size from 2,127 to 2,661 square feet while the luxury custom cottages range in size from 2,500 to 3,600 square feet. Homeowners pay a reasonable homeowners’ association fee that takes care of exterior maintenance, landscaping, lawn care, and common area maintenance. Residents can pay an additional fee to join the clubhouse, which offers a robust array of amenities.
Within the community’s 35,000-square-foot clubhouse, homeowners can enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor lap pool, and yoga and Pilates studios. The community also offers a full-service day spa where homeowners can treat themselves to a massage or nail and hair salon services. When it comes to dining, residents can pay for food and beverages at La Mer Restaurant, River Bend Café, or Stone Ridge Lounge using credits that are part of their HOA fees. They can also use cash or credit. Watermere at Southlake features a variety of outdoor amenities as well, including a tennis court, shuffleboard and horseshoe pits, a stocked lake, and winding walking trails.