Heritage Ranch offers all private amenities active adults have come to exepct, without the large price tag.

Dallas/Fort Worth is a sprawling urban area offering endless recreation opportunities, a warm, sunny climate, and an exciting culture of Texas pride. As the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, the region boasts a thriving economy and is home to one of the country’s highest concentrations of corporate headquarters.

Active adults in Texas can find everything they need in their home state, including a diverse selection of affordable active adult communities. Baby boomers can stick to a budget and enjoy the lifestyle they love at many of the area’s 55+ communities. Several of the lowest-priced communities near Dallas/Fort Worth offer luxurious amenities, stylish home designs, and vibrant social scenes at prices that are easy on the wallet. Browse some of the Metroplex’s top lowest-priced communities below.  

Watermere at Southlake – Southlake

Low $200s - High $500s

Watermere at Southlake is a picturesque 55+ community nestled amidst 67 acres of scenic ponds and green spaces in Tarrant County. Centrally located between the bustling cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, residents of this resort-style community can enjoy a night out on the town or a relaxing day close to home. Inside a grand 35,000-square-foot clubhouse, residents can peruse periodicals at a richly appointed library, unwind in a yoga or Pilates class, or enjoy some pampering at the community’s full-service day spa.

Retirees on a budget will find many desirable home designs starting in the low $200s. Ranging in size from 2,127 to 2,661 square feet, The Residences attached homes offer two or three bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. All models feature first-floor master suites and kitchens boasting custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. Buyers looking for a little more space can explore The South Village’s collection of custom luxury cottages that range in size from 2,500 to 3,600 square feet. 

Villas at Willow Grove – McKinney

Mid $200s - Low $300s

Retirees seeking an active lifestyle will find several exciting amenities at Villas at Willow Grove. The community is situated in the highly sought-after community of McKinney, Texas, which was proclaimed a “Best Place to Live in the United States” by CNN Money in 2014. Residents can socialize with friends around the pool or patio, get their heart pumping in the exercise room, or get some fresh air on the hiking and biking trails that weave through the picturesque grounds. In addition to the many amenities, this 55+ community offers affordable, ranch-style homes starting in the mid $200s that are bursting with charm. Home sizes range from 1,259 to 1,691 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Dramatically tall ceilings allow the Texas sunshine to pour in.

Heritage Ranch – Fairview

Mid $200s - High $500s 

Active adults have a world of opportunities at their fingertips at Heritage Ranch, a 55+ community nestled amidst 575 acres of rolling hills, peaceful woods, and sparkling ponds in Collin County. Residents of this gated community can hit the links on an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, enjoy social activities in the ballroom or billiards and card room, and stay fit in the indoor lap pool. Along with these amenities, this active adult community offers reasonably priced homes starting in the mid $200s. Residents can choose from 1,144 single-family homes and attached villas available in 21 different floor plans ranging in size from 1,307 to 3,351 square feet. Most homes feature two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a two- to three-car garage.

Tuscan Hills – Denton

Low $300s - Mid $400s

With stunning views of Unicorn Lake, Tuscan Hills in Denton, Texas, is a tranquil destination with big-city amenities. Just five miles south of downtown Denton, this active-adult community is 30 minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and is conveniently located near Lake Lewisville.  Residents can mingle with neighbors in a charming, Italian-style clubhouse, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or savor the scenery along the community’s winding trails. With homes priced in the low $300s, retirees can get all they want without sacrificing quality. Charming, stone-front homes range from 1,900 to 3,032 square feet and feature open floor plans with first-floor master suites.  

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