If you love to vacation south of the border every once in a while, then you may want to consider living in an active adult community that will make your traveling a bit easier. There are plenty of 55+ communities located near or along Mexico’s border that make driving into the country a breeze. With a beautiful climate, authentic cuisine, and great cultural and historic attractions, Mexico is a great destination for retirees looking to relax and unwind in paradise. Check out some of the best communities for easy trips to Mexico below.
Alamo Country Club – Alamo, TX
Located in the heart of Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, Alamo Country Club is situated just north of the border that makes it easy for retirees to enjoy quick weekend getaways in Mexico. Residents can drive about 45 minutes south to visit the border city of Reynosa or three hours west to Nuevo Laredo and explore all of the cultural attractions and traditional Mexican cuisine they offer. They can also visit Monterrey for big-city entertainment and attractions, which is just under a three-hour-drive. When staying put, this active adult community also features an exciting line-up of indoor and outdoor amenities including an exercise room, card room, banquet hall, billiards room, outdoor pool, nine-hole golf course, driving range, and chipping and putting green.
Winterhaven – Sierra Vista, AZ
Winterhaven in Sierra Vista is an established 630-home active adult community that’s just an hour’s drive from Tucson international Airport. With easy access to the airport, residents can catch quick flights into Mexico to visit destinations like Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Mazatlan, and Guadalajara. Homeowners can also take quick day trips by driving an hour south to visit the border city of Nogales in Mexico. In addition to a prime location near the Mexican border, retirees also have easy access to daily necessities like a shopping mall, restaurants, and Fort Huachuca.
Vista View Resort – Sierra Vista, AZ
Southern Arizona’s Vista View Resort is an affordable 55-plus community that’s just 75 miles southeast of Tucson and less than a two-hour drive to some of the border cities in Mexico. Vista View Resort provides a friendly atmosphere where neighbors can join clubs to share similar interests or plan day trips to casinos south of the border.
Quail Creek by Robson – Green Valley, AZ
Quail Creek in Green Valley, Arizona is a gated 55-plus community that provides retirees with abundant amenities, reasonably priced homes, and a prime location that’s close to everything they could want or need. Quail Creek is nestled away from the hustle and bustle yet still has a tranquil and quiet setting. Despite its somewhat remote location, residents of Quail Creek are just ten minutes away from shopping, dining, and retail stores within Green Valley and are 30 miles north of Tucson where they can catch a flight to Mexico’s top vacation resorts. Homeowners looking to utilize their R.V.s can drive into Mexico’s border town of Nogales in less than an hour or head a bit farther west to visit Mexicali, which can be reached in five hours.
Green Valley Recreation – Green Valley, AZ
Green Valley Recreation is a conglomerate of 55+ neighborhoods located just south of Tucson that will host more than 13,000 homes at build out. This massive active adult development features multiple subdivisions that combine to form the Green Valley Recreation association, which allows all members of every section to enjoy the amenities throughout every Green Valley community. If residents are seeking a more robust social lifestyle, they can take trips with family or friends into Mexico. Catching a flight out of Tucson is a breeze and residents can also opt to explore the border towns and various regions throughout Mexico.
High Country Villas – Encinitas, CA
Retirees flocking to Southern California will find the beautiful active adult community of High Country Villas in Encinitas, CA. This 55+ community is ideally situated near San Diego, three miles from the Pacific Ocean, and just under an hour from the Mexican border and Tijuana, Baja California. Boomers will enjoy High Country Villas’ charming amenities and social atmosphere as well as its prime location. Homeowners can catch flights out of San Diego International Airport into Mexico’s popular resort towns like Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, or Acapulco. If they prefer to drive down south, they can visit nearby Mexican cities like Tijuana, Mexicali, Rosarito, and Puerto Nuevo that offer exciting entertainment, cultural attractions, and authentic Mexican cuisine.
Oaks North – San Diego, CA
Oaks North is an age-restricted community in San Diego, California. It has just under 2,000 homes and provides residents with a lively social atmosphere and a rich line-up of world-class amenities at the Oaks North Community Center. Oaks North is also popular because of its prime location in Southern California that allows homeowners to travel easily throughout the area and into Mexico. San Diego International Airport is about 28 miles away, which lets residents catch international flights to vacation hot spots just south of the border, including Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, or Acapulco. Retirees who want to stay a bit closer to home can take quick day trips to border towns like Tijuana and Mexicali in under an hour’s drive. Oaks North boasts the amenities and ideal location that today’s active adults seek in Southern California.