Hill Country Retreat blends affordable homes with modern amenities.

In Central Texas, active adults can experience a remarkable quality of life, whether they want to take in some live music, explore picturesque wineries, or simply savor the area’s spectacular scenery. Whether you want big cities or open fields, the heart of Texas has it, which is why the Texas Hill Country stands out as an appealing retirement destination.

Active adult homebuyers who want to hang their hat in the Hill Country will be delighted to find many Texas homes for sale under $250,000. Here’s a look at a few age-restricted communities with homes available for under $250,000.

Sun City Texas – Georgetown

Low $200s - Low $1Ms

Texas homes for sale under $250,000 don’t only exist in smaller 55+ communities. In Sun City Texas, the largest active adult community in Texas, active adult homebuyers can explore a broad range of new and resale homes that start in the low $200s and range in size from 940 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet. Homebuyers can choose from single-family homes and attached duplex homes, many which include elegant features such as spa-like bathrooms and gourmet kitchens.

Sun City Texas offers a vibrant and exciting way of life, with three 18-hole golf courses and more than 86,000 square feet of indoor amenities. A 20,000 square-foot fitness center is the ideal destination for fitness enthusiasts, while the new Cowan Creek Amenity Center offers an indoor lap pool, walking track, and aerobics studio.

Hill Country Retreat – San Antonio

Low $200s - Low $400s

When searching for luxuriously appointed Texas homes for sale, active adult homebuyers can explore many enticing options in Hill Country Retreat. This 55+ community by Del Webb and Village Builders features stunning homes starting in the low $200s. The single-story, single-family homes from Del Webb are available in three styles on a new and resale basis. Village Builders offers six additional floor plans that are available on a resale basis.

Living in Hill Country Retreat means there’s always something exciting on the calendar. A full-time activity director keeps the fun going through a variety of events and activities such as Friday night socials, Wednesday night movies, walking clubs, nature trips, and more. Homeowners can also pursue all their favorite pastimes at The Resort, a 28,000 square-foot clubhouse that offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics studio, and indoor pool that offers free swim, aerobics, and lap lanes.  

Scenic Hills – Schertz

Mid $100s - High $100s

In the serene community of Scenic Hills in Schertz, active adult homebuyers will discover a welcoming atmosphere along with Texas homes for sale starting in the mid $100s. Homes in this established 55+ community range in size from 1,294 to more than 2,200 square feet, featuring open floor plans, plantation shutters, and Corian countertops. Some homes even feature fantastic views of the neighboring golf course.

Scenic Hills shines with opportunities for active adults to make new friends and stay socially connected. The community offers a range of events and activities for all kinds of interests, whether active adults want to play poker, sit down to a cowboy breakfast, or mingle with like-minded others at a ladies’ luncheon. Scenic Hills also features an outdoor pool and patio, two tennis courts, horseshoe pits, and four shuffleboard courts. R.V. owners will appreciate the community’s R.V. parking.  

The Orchards at Valley Ranch – San Antonio

Low $200s - High $300s

With homes starting in the low $200s, The Orchards at Valley Ranch appeals to many active adult homebuyers who want to stay in a certain price range. This vibrant 55+ community in San Antonio contains 88 single-family homes that range in size from 1,675 to 2,245 square feet. Some homes feature desirable extras such as a fireplace or courtyard.

Living at The Orchards at Valley Ranch allows active adults to take advantage of the pleasant Central Texas climate. The community features an open-air pavilion that’s perfect for picnics, a basketball court that’s ideal for friendly games with neighbors, and a lap pool for getting in some exercise in the water. There’s even a waterpark with two spiraling water slides for when grandkids come to visit. A 10,000 square-foot clubhouse featuring a well-equipped exercise room serves as the community hub.

Oaks at Wildwood – Georgetown

Low $200s - High $200s

Active adult homebuyers continue to be drawn to Oaks at Wildwood for the community’s close-knit environment and low-maintenance lifestyle. Texas homes for sale in this 55+ community start in the low $200s and range in size from 1,718 to 1,884 square feet. Homeowners enjoy having plenty of open living areas, generous storage space, and a four-seasons room. A homeowners’ association fee covers lawn care and exterior building maintenance, making this neighborhood ideal for active adults who desire maintenance-free living.

Containing just 86 single-family homes, Oaks at Wildwood makes it easy for residents to get to know each other. The community offers a variety of social clubs including bridge club and book club. Homeowners can also mingle with neighbors at casino nights and wine and cheese gatherings. When it comes to staying fit, a 24-hour fitness center allows active adults to get in some exercise whenever they like. This 55+ community also offers weekly yoga and dance classes and an outdoor pool.