View of boats and waterskiing on a lake behind tree branches

These Texas 55+ communities make it easy to get out on the water.

When searching for the best places to retire in Texas, many active adults flock to 55+ communities located on or near a lake. Whether they enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, or just spectacular waterfront views, active adults have many choices throughout the Lone Star State.

Here’s a look at four 55+ communities offering Texas homes for sale near lakes.

Villas at White Oak Ranch – Conroe

Mid $200s – Mid $300s

Situated on Lake Conroe, Villas at White Oak Ranch is a 55+ community that will contain 91 single-family homes upon completion. Low-maintenance homes are available in six distinct floor plans that range in size from 1,654 to 2,513 square feet.

Built by renowned Epcon Communities, homes are designed with spacious first-floor master suites, private outdoor areas, and nine-foot ceilings. Home exteriors are all masonry or stucco. Residents can spend more time enjoying the lake thanks to a homeowners’ association that handles lawn care as well as common area and exterior maintenance.

In addition to watersports on Lake Conroe, residents can take advantage of the many amenities at the community’s clubhouse. They can use the exercise room and aerobics studio or express their creativity in the arts and crafts studio. Homeowners can also enjoy the billiards table, multi-purpose rooms, and catering kitchen.

The amenities continue outdoors with a pool, patio, a dog park, walking trails, a pickleball court, and a bocce ball court. There’s even a boat launch, making it easy for homeowners to enjoy all that Lake Conroe has to offer.

Water Crest on Lake Conroe – Conroe

High $200s – Low $500s

A new active adult community, Water Crest on Lake Conroe is nestled inside a larger master-planned community that gives residents access to a variety of activities and amenities, including a boat launch.

Upon completion, this community will contain 31 low-maintenance homes offered in seven distinct floor plans. These single-family homes range in size from 1,828 to 2,421 square feet and feature open floor plans, spacious walk-in closets, and covered porches. A homeowners’ association fee covers many routine tasks such as common area maintenance.

Whether spending the day on the lake or taking a dip in the resort-style pool, active adults can enjoy the great outdoors in a variety of ways. This community also contains a lap pool, cabana, patio, and playground. With Houston just 45 minutes away, residents are never far from the excitement and recreation opportunities in the country’s fourth-largest city.

Del Webb Frisco Lakes – Frisco

Mid $200s – High $700s

Wrapped around the shores of Lake Lewisville, Del Webb Frisco Lakes features two clubhouses, an 18-hole golf course, and a line-up of desirable amenities.

Containing a mix of new and resale homes, this 55+ community offers a variety of single-family floor plans that range in size and style. Upon completion, Del Webb Frisco Lakes will contain 3,000 homes designed with active adults in mind. Many homes feature views of the golf course or lake.

Residents of Del Webb Frisco Lakes have many amenities at their fingertips, including a 7,099-yard, par-72 course designed by acclaimed golf course architects at Gary Stephenson Golf Design.

The community contains a 28,000 square-foot Village Center and Sports Complex that contains a ballroom, an arts and crafts studio, an indoor lap pool and spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Sports enthusiasts can get some exercise on the community’s four tennis courts, four bocce ball courts, and pickleball courts, or try a line dancing class.

Heritage Towne Lake – Cypress

High $200s – Mid $800s

Heritage Towne Lake in Cypress is situated along a 350-acre stocked lake, giving residents easy access to miles of shoreline for fishing, boating, and water recreation.

As the age-restricted enclave of the master-planned Towne Lake community, Heritage Towne Lake contains single-family homes ranging from 1,553 to more than 3,000 square feet. Upon completion, the community will contain 440 homes that are designed with features such as attached garages and covered patios.

The community’s resort-style atmosphere invites homeowners to have fun and meet new friends, whether they’re exploring the lake; enjoying a friendly game with neighbors; or meeting up for book club, wine tasting, or Saturday coffee.

Amenities include a 16,000 square-foot clubhouse that offers a fitness center, ballroom, hobby and game room, and library with computers. Outdoors, homeowners can get some sunshine at the outdoor pool or along the walking and biking trails.