Covering a wide swath of the Lone Star State, Central Texas abounds with natural beauty. Residents of cities such as San Antonio and Austin can enjoy all the perks and amenities of big-city living along with some of the state’s most picturesque scenery.
If you’re thinking about moving to Central Texas, you’ll find more than scenic views and urban conveniences—you’ll also discover many affordable 55+ communities. Read on to explore five neighborhoods that offer Central Texas homes for sale under $300k.
High $100s - Low $1Ms
As the largest active adult community in Texas, Sun City Texas offers homes for sale at all different price points. Active adult homebuyers can browse single-family and attached duplex homes that range from 940 to more than 3,000 square feet. Some residences also feature upgrades such as custom outdoor living space and spa-like bathrooms. Started in 1995, this community by Del Webb spans 5,300 acres and contains 9,900 homes.
Residents of Sun City Texas enjoy abundant amenities, including three 18-hole golf courses. The community offers more than 86,000 square feet of indoor amenities, giving homeowners access to several multi-purpose hobby and craft studios, many aerobics and dance studios, an indoor lap pool and spa, and a 20,000-square-foot fitness center. Outdoors, residents can enjoy nine miles of walking and biking trails, gardening plots, a dog park, and courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball.
Low $200s - Low $400s
Active adult homebuyers can browse new and resale Texas homes for sale within Hill Country Retreat. This active adult community by Del Webb and Village Builders will contain more than 2,000 single-family homes upon completion. Residences range in size from 1,109 to nearly 3,000 square feet, with some homes featuring 10-foot ceilings and crown molding throughout. All homes are designed with flowing floor plans for easy entertaining.
Homeowners always have something fun to do right in their own community thanks to a full-time activities director who plans events such as potluck dinners, Friday night socials, and nature trips. Residents can also join groups that cater to specific interests, such as cycling, bowling, cards, and fitness.
At the community’s 28,000-square-foot clubhouse, homeowners can take advantage of a fitness center, an indoor pool and walking track, a flexible ballroom, and multiple hobby and game rooms. Hill Country Retreat also contains two bocce ball and tennis courts along with walking and biking trails that weave through the community.
Mid $200s - Mid $300s
Brand new to New Braunfels, Veramendi will contain 650 single-family homes in its first phase of construction. Final plans for this active lifestyle community call for more than 5,000 homes spread across 2,400 acres. Active adult homebuyers can customize the look and feel of their new home, choosing from five builders and multiple floor plans. Residences range in size from 1,520 to more than 3,000 square feet.
While final plans are still underway for Veramendi, homeowners can look forward to plenty of amenities, including a community clubhouse, a pool and patio, sports courts, and a playground. As the community grows, residents can form clubs and special interest groups to connect with their neighbors.
High $200s - Mid $400s
Active adult homebuyers who appreciate variety will enjoy knowing that no two homes are the same in Heritage Oaks. This active adult community in Georgetown contains 417 custom-built homes by Jimmy Jacobs. These single-family homes are available in 15 floor plans and range from 1,427 to 2,557 square feet. Signature features include mahogany entry doors, all-sides masonry, and granite kitchen countertops.
Residents have access to many amenities, including a 24-hour fitness center, a grand ballroom, a library, a catering kitchen, and a hobby and billiards room. To enjoy the pleasant Central Texas climate, homeowners can head to the community’s wrap-around porch and barbecue area or stroll along the neighborhood’s walking trails.
High $200s - High $700s
Active adult homebuyers can browse nearly 200 villas and townhomes within Tuscan Village. This resort-style, active adult community in Lakeway offers five townhome floor plans that range from 1,294 to 1,790 square feet and feature a den and outdoor patio.
Villas are available in 13 floor plans that range from 1,663 to 3,219 square feet with a den and an outdoor patio. New homes are designed with handicap-accessible doorways and a ceiling fan in the great room. A monthly homeowners’ association fee covers landscaping, road repair and maintenance, concierge service, clubhouse and amenity maintenance, and a social membership to Rough Hollow Yacht Club.
Residents can form friendships through several activities and groups, including memoir-writing group and yoga class. The community contains a 9,000-square-foot clubhouse complete with an indoor pool and an aerobics and yoga studio. Homeowners can also enjoy an on-site, 11,000-square-foot public library in addition to the two-acre Central Park.