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Dallas, Texas is popular among retirees thanks to its perfect combination of big-city excitement, suburban charm, and Southern hospitality.

Dallas, Texas and the nearby Fort Worth area is rapidly becoming a popular destination for active adult retirees. The region offers sunny weather, scenic neighborhoods, and plenty of exciting things to do. Dallas is home to world-class shops, restaurants, cultural attractions, and teams in all four major national sports.

Active adult communities in the area are diverse, ranging from sprawling resorts with thousands of residences to intimate neighborhoods with around 200 homes. With all of this, it’s easy to see why the Dallas-Fort Worth area is popular with active adult retirees.

Warm Weather

The climate in the Dallas-Fort Worth area features the hot summer weather that appeals to many active adult retirees. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures that make the area one of the hottest regions in the country.

Daytime temperatures often climb over 100 degrees, with nighttime lows only falling to the low to mid-70s. Winters are mild, with days ranging in the mid-50s and 60s and nights commonly dropping to the low 40s.

Sports Teams

Dallas gives area sports fans plenty of reasons to cheer. The city is home to professional teams from all four major sports: the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), the Dallas Mavericks (NBA), the Texas Rangers (MLB), and Dallas Stars (NHL). The area is also home to the Major League Soccer team FC Dallas and the American National Rugby League team, the Dallas Dragons.

The Great Outdoors 

Outdoor enthusiasts and recreational sports lovers will also love living in the Dallas area. State parks, recreational lakes, and forest preserves are abundant throughout the region. There are numerous recreation centers, sporting fields, and golf courses. Each year, Fort Worth also hosts one of the most important men’s professional golf tournaments, the Fort Worth Invitational.

Cultural Attractions

As one of the country’s largest cities, Dallas features both modern skyscrapers and historic districts. The surrounding area, including the city of Fort Worth, features several of its own hot spots, including cultural districts, shopping centers, and recreational attractions.

Cultural attractions in the Dallas area include world-class museums and performing arts. Just a few of the impressive venues in the city include the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Ballet Theater, the Dallas Theater Center, and the Dallas Museum of Art. Nature and animal lovers can also enjoy attractions such as the Fort Worth Zoo and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

World-class Active Adult Communities

Active adult communities in the Dallas area appeal to many different residents. With plans for 7,200 homes, Robson Ranch Texas is the largest age-restricted community in the area. Its sprawling grounds feature several amenity centers, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sports courts, and two 18-hole golf courses. The community is about 35 miles northwest of both Dallas and Fort Worth.

Mid-sized age-restricted communities in the Dallas area include popular destinations like Frisco Lakes in Frisco, and Heritage Ranch in Fairview. These resort-style developments features many attractive amenities including swimming pools, golf courses, and spacious clubhouses. Frisco Lakes also has the benefit of sitting on the shores of a fishing and boating lake.

Smaller communities are also available in the area, such as Isabella Village at Savannah and The Retreat at Craig Ranch