Interior view of The Resort Clubhouse at Hill Country Retreat in San Antonio, Texas

Searching for a gated active adult community in Texas? Look no farther than Alamo City.

If you want to live in a gated community in San Antonio, Texas, you’re in luck—the area has several options, each with its own distinctive appeal. Whether you desire a lock-and-leave lifestyle or you’re looking for plentiful amenities, you can find it in Alamo City. San Antonio, Texas homes for sale span a wide spectrum of styles, sizes, and price points, giving active adult homebuyers plenty of choices.

If you’re thinking about moving to a gated community, check out some pros and cons, and if you have your heart set on San Antonio, take a look at these popular gated neighborhoods in the city.

Hill Country Retreat

Low $200s - Low $400s

Started in 2006, Hill Country Retreat will contain more than 2,000 single-family homes. This 55+ community in the heart of the Texas Hill Country offers several floor plans, elevations, and upgrades with residences ranging in size from 1,109 to nearly 3,000 square feet. Most homes are single-story ranch homes with the option to add a second-floor loft.

Residents of Hill Country Retreat have access to a robust assortment of amenities at the community’s 28,000-square-foot clubhouse. There's a fitness center with an aerobics studio, an indoor pool, an indoor walking track, a flexible ballroom, multiple hobby and game rooms, a billiards room, and a library. The amenities continue outdoors with two tennis courts and bocce ball courts as well as walking and biking trails.

Learn more information about Hill Country Retreat here.

The Orchards at Valley Ranch

Low $200s - High $300s

At The Orchards at Valley Ranch, active adult homebuyers can browse single-family homes that range in size from 1,675 to 2,245 square feet. Upon completion, this active adult community will contain 88 homes with features such as courtyards and fireplaces.

With Downtown San Antonio only about a 20-minute drive away, residents are never far from the city’s cultural and entertainment options. Within their own neighborhood, homeowners can take advantage of a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, an open-air pavilion, a basketball court, a catering kitchen, and community paths. A lap pool and a waterpark with two spiraling waterslides are also available during the warmer months of the year.

Learn more information about The Orchards at Valley Ranch here.

The Enclave at Weston Oaks

Mid $200s - High $300s

With 10 floor plans to choose from, active adult homebuyers have plenty of options in The Enclave at Weston Oaks. This active lifestyle community contains 87 single-family homes that range in size from 1,607 to 2,635 square feet. Homes feature flex spaces, walk-in closets, modern appliances, and covered patios along with the option to customize the exterior design.

Located about half an hour from Downtown San Antonio, The Enclave at Weston Oaks offers many amenities at its central clubhouse. As more residents move in, neighbors can form special interest groups and clubs to connect with others and pursue their passions.

Learn more information about The Enclave at Weston Oaks here.


Mid $300s - Low $400s

Developed by Sitterle Homes, Roseheart is an active lifestyle community conveniently located just off the Charles Williams Anderson Loop. Built between 2003 and 2008, the community contains 244 homes that range in size from 1,955 to 2,835 square feet. Residences feature open floor plans, granite countertops, plantation shutters, and screened-in patios.

Homeowners can take advantage of a variety of indoor amenities, including a clubhouse, an exercise room, a catering kitchen, a billiards table, and a library. Outdoor amenities include a pool and patio, a tennis court, horseshoe pits, and walking and biking trails.

Learn more information about Roseheart here.

Settler’s Ridge at Kinder Ranch

Mid $300s - Mid $500s

Located inside the gated master-planned community of Kinder Ranch, Settler’s Ridge at Kinder Ranch will contain 65 single-family homes upon completion. The community’s garden-style homes are available in eight floor plans that range in size from 1,826 to 2,490 square feet. Homes sit on wooded sites and are designed with options such as extended outdoor living space, casitas with a separate bathroom, and cathedral ceilings.

Residents can use multiple amenities, including a clubhouse, a junior Olympic-sized pool, and a multi-acre park with a playground. With ample greenspace, those who enjoy the great outdoors have many opportunities to walk, jog, or picnic.

Learn more information about Settler’s Ridge at Kinder Ranch here.

Campanas at Cibolo Canyons

Low $400s - Low $700s

Active adult homebuyers seeking San Antonio, Texas homes for sale will find seven single-family floor plans in Campanas at Cibolo Canyons. Upon completion, the community will contain 300 residences ranging from 2,300 to more than 3,300 square feet. These single-story homes feature spacious master suites, kitchens with island workspaces, and dramatically tall ceilings in the living room. Homes also include covered patios or courtyards. 

An all-ages community, Campanas at Cibolo Canyons offers a vibrant lifestyle. Homeowners can socialize with others and enjoy the amenities inside the neighborhood clubhouse. The community also hosts several social events, including a fall celebration and holiday bazaar. When it comes to staying physically fit, residents can stay active through water aerobics, yoga, and tennis.

Learn more information about Campanas at Cibolo Canyons here.

La Cima at Cresta Bella

Low $600s - Mid $800s

Spanning 242 acres just minutes from Downtown San Antonio, La Cima at Cresta Bella is a lock-and-leave community that contains single-story homes. Residences range from 2,357 to 3,459 square feet and feature studies, utility rooms, covered patios, and island kitchens. A homeowners’ association takes care of landscaping, allowing residents to enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Living in La Cima at Cresta Bella puts residents within a short distance of many dining and entertainment options, including Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Topgolf, and the iconic San Antonio Riverwalk. Homeowners also enjoy peace of mind knowing they live near several health care providers, including Methodist Hospital, University Hospital, Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio, Southwest General Hospital, and Metropolitan Methodist Hospital.

Learn more information about La Cima at Cresta Bella here.