All you need to play pickleball is a paddle, a ball, and a small court—about a third the size of a tennis court. The sport’s simplicity is one of the reasons it continues to be popular. The USA Pickleball Association reports a 650-percent increase in players over the last few years with no signs of slowing down.
Pickleball enthusiasts in Texas can choose from a variety of 55+ communities that make playing pickleball a breeze. If you’re specifically looking for Texas homes for sale in the Hill Country, read on. We’ll show you five Central Texas communities big on pickleball.
Low $200s - Low $1Ms
Residents of Sun City Texas can take advantage of the community's numerous pickleball courts. This 55+ neighborhood in Georgetown is the largest active adult community in Texas and offers a robust line-up of amenities. In addition to pickleball, homeowners can enjoy three 18-hole golf courses, several recreation and activity complexes, numerous multi-purpose hobby and craft studios, and a 4,000-square-foot woodshop.
Sun City Texas offers a wide mix of homes for sale, including single-family and attached-duplex homes. Whether homebuyers are looking for a new or resale home, they can find a size, style, and price to fit their needs and budget. Del Webb offers several dozen floor plans that range from 940 to more than 3,000 square feet. Homes feature gourmet kitchens, custom outdoor living space, and spa-like bathrooms.
Mid $200s - Low $500s
Part of the master-planned community of Vizcaya, Heritage at Vizcaya is a 55+ community that contains pickleball, bocce ball, and tennis courts. At The Lodge, the community’s private 6,500-square-foot clubhouse, homeowners can enjoy a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, billiards and cards rooms, and an open catering kitchen. This community also features an event lawn, a fire pit, a barbecue area, and walking and biking trails along the greenbelt.
When browsing homes for sale in Central Texas, prospective homeowners will discover great variety within Heritage at Vizcaya. This community features three home series with more than 20 models designed specifically for active adults. Some residences feature desirable touches such as gourmet kitchens, gathering rooms with fireplaces, and extended walk-in showers. Homes range from 1,500 to more than 3,000 square feet.
High $200s - High $700s
A resort-style active lifestyle community in Lakeway, Tuscan Village offers residents many amenities, including courts for pickleball and bocce. This Italian-inspired neighborhood promotes community and friendships through numerous groups and clubs. Residents can play cards with neighbors, join in a yoga class, or connect with others through a memoir-writing group. Amenities include an 11,000-square-foot public library, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a two-acre Central Park.
Started in 2012, Tuscan Village will contain 196 villas and townhomes upon completion. Townhomes range from 1,294 to 1,790 square feet while villas range from 1,663 to 3,219 square feet. Most residences feature an outdoor patio and den. A monthly homeowners’ association fee covers landscaping, road repair and maintenance, exterior pest control, clubhouse and amenities maintenance, concierge services, and a social membership to Rough Hollow Yacht Club.
Low $300s - Low $500s
Residents can enjoy eight pickleball courts and abundant amenities at Kissing Tree. This 55+ community in San Marcos offers many amenities not commonly found in other communities, including a biergarten, an indoor and outdoor bar, a live-music stage, and a food truck. Residents can stay in shape at the fitness center and indoor pool or work on their golf game at the 18-hole putting course and semi-private 18-hole golf course.
Single-family homes in Kissing Tree range from 1,424 to 3,398 square feet, and homebuyers can explore 18 floor plans from Brookfield Residential. All residences include a range of options such as outdoor living spaces, gourmet kitchens, casitas, and ample storage space.
High $100s - Low $1Ms
Living in Tuscan Village at Horseshoe Bay makes it easy for pickleball enthusiasts to enjoy the sport. This 55+ community, located about an hour outside of Austin, features pickleball and bocce ball courts along with a dance studio, outdoor pool, community garden, faux vineyard, and walking trails. Homeowners can get to know each other through a variety of coordinated programs such as yoga, dancing lessons, and arts and crafts nights.
Started in 2017, Tuscan Village at Horseshoe Bay is projected to contain 304 homes, including single-family golf estates, single-family villas, and attached townhomes. Residences range from 1,294 to more than 4,000 square feet and feature many high-end finishing touches, such as tile roofs and stucco exteriors.