Entrance and lake outside of Hill Country Retreat

Hill Country Retreat will eventually include 2,000 single-family homes that start in the low $200s.

When active adults are searching for the best places to retire in Texas, San Antonio often comes to mind. From its rich history and culture to its low cost of living and its endless assortment of recreation opportunities, San Antonio has much to offer active adults in the heart of Texas. This vibrant city in Central Texas claimed the No. 5 spot on our list of the 20 Best Places to Retire in 2018.

Active adult homebuyers searching for San Antonio Texas homes for sale can explore a variety of 55+ communities, each with its own distinctive appeal. Those who seek the most affordable communities can start by browsing some of the best lowest-priced communities in San Antonio below.

Scenic Hills - Schertz

Mid $100s - Mid $200s

Situated just 25 miles from San Antonio, Scenic Hills in Schertz is an active adult community that offers homes for sale starting in the mid $100s. This charming 55+ community contains just 204 homes that were built by U.S. Homes in the 1980s. Available on a resale basis, homes range from 1,294 to 2,270 square feet. Some homes feature desirable touches such as plantation shutters and Corian countertops, while other homes offer views of the neighboring golf course.

Residents of Scenic Hills can participate in a variety of physical and social activities, from tennis and water aerobics to line dancing and cowboy breakfasts. Active adults can pursue new hobbies or learn new skills through painting or quilting club and catch up with neighbors at happy hours, potlucks, and coffee calls. This 55+ community contains a 13,000-square-foot clubhouse that houses an exercise room, an arts and crafts studio, a library, card room, and billiards room. Active adults with an R.V. can avoid costly storage fees since Scenic Hills offers convenient R.V. parking.

Hill Country Retreat - San Antonio

Low $200s - Low $400s

Active adults who value affordability and also want impressive amenities are often drawn to Hill Country Retreat. Upon completion, this 55+ community will contain more than 2,000 single-family homes that start in the low $200s. With new and resale homes available that range in size from 1,109 to nearly 3,000 square feet, active adult homebuyers have many options to suit their needs, preferences, and budget.

This active adult community in historic San Antonio welcomes residents with cascading waterfalls and mature oak trees at the community entrance. At Hill Country Resort community’s 28,000-square-foot clubhouse, homeowners can stay physically fit at the fitness center, aerobics studio, indoor pool with lap lanes, or second-story indoor walking track. The Resort also contains a ballroom and multiple hobby and game rooms. Outdoors, residents can challenge neighbors to a friendly game at the community’s two tennis courts and bocce courts or go for a jog along the walking and biking trails that wind through the community.

The Orchards at Valley Ranch - San Antonio

Low $300s - High $300s

When browsing San Antonio Texas homes for sale, active adult homebuyers can find a variety of low-maintenance, modern homes within The Orchards at Valley Ranch. Upon completion, this active adult community will contain just 88 homes that range from 1,675 to 2,245 square feet. All homes include an attached two-car garage and some homes feature an optional fireplace or courtyard.

Amenities at The Orchards at Valley Ranch include a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, a well-equipped exercise room, a basketball court, and a catering kitchen. Residents can enjoy the outdoors at the lap pool and open-air pavilion or take a stroll along community paths. When homeowners have grandchildren over for a visit, they can head to the waterpark that includes two spiraling waterslides. A homeowners’ association takes care of community maintenance, allowing residents to embrace low-maintenance living.

The Grove at Vintage Oaks - New Braunfels

Mid $300s - High $500s

Nestled in scenic New Braunfels, The Grove at Vintage Oaks is located just 45 minutes from San Antonio and is part of the master-planned community of Vintage Oaks. In this gated age-restricted community, active adult homebuyers can explore a variety of highly customizable single-family homes that range from 2,153 to 4,191 square feet. Residences are designed with active adults in mind, from first-floor master bedrooms to smaller lots that require less maintenance. 

Residents of The Grove at Vintage Oaks can participate in a variety of activities and events throughout the year, including book club, wine club, and socials. When it comes to staying fit, homeowners can take advantage of yoga class, water aerobics, and circuit class. The community’s Fitness Club will also contain spa rooms, cardio rooms, an indoor pool, and locker rooms. The Vintage Oaks amenity center features a Tuscan-style clubhouse, catering kitchen, bar and grill, and a shaded picnic area. An Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s pool, and lazy river allow residents to enjoy some fun in the sun.