Fountain in pond in front of CountryPlace clubhouse

If you want the low-maintenance lifestyle of an attached home, try CountryPlace.

Houston, Texas is a hotspot for retirees for many reasons. Active adults can explore a variety of things to do in Texas’ largest city, from touring museums and savoring new restaurants to rediscovering the great outdoors at Buffalo Bayou Park or Hermann Park. 

Houston also stands out as one of the best places to retire in Texas for its sheer variety of Texas homes for sale. Active adult homebuyers who desire the maintenance-free lifestyle that comes with living in an attached home can explore several 55+ communities that offer these desirable residences.

Keep reading to browse four active adult communities that give residents the convenience and perks of an attached home in the vibrant Houston area.

CountryPlace - Pearland

Low $100s - Low $400s

Situated south of Houston in Pearland, CountryPlace is an established 55+ community that contains 841 homes, including 196 townhomes. Many of these low-maintenance homes offer views of the golf course or lake. Built between 1981 and 2000, the residences offer low-maintenance living with plenty of open living space.  

Residents of CountryPlace can participate in a variety of planned events, activities, and clubs, including bridge, tennis, and poker. At the clubhouse, homeowners can work out in the exercise room, relax with a book in the library, attend a play, dance, or special event in the multipurpose room, or embrace their creativity in the craft room.

Those who want to soak up the sun can go for a swim in the pool, play a game on the tennis courts, or savor the lake view along the community’s walking paths. 

Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch - Katy

Low $200s - High $300s

Constructed between 2002 and 2010, Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch is a 55+ community situated in the master-planned Cinco Ranch development in Katy. This gated community contains 650 homes available in 26 different models for single-family homes and two duplex models.

Duplexes range in size from 1,611 to 1,896 square feet. With an optional loft, homeowners get an additional bedroom and bathroom. All homes in this gated community include monitored alarm systems, sprinkler systems, and fenced-in backyards for enhanced privacy.

Homeowners can join the fun and stay engaged with a variety of amenities and activities, whether they get some exercise in a yoga or water aerobics class, take part in an organized field trip, or mingle with neighbors in crafters club, garden club, book club, or dining club.

Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch also offers horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, basketball courts, and bocce ball courts, along with an 18-hole championship golf course. An outdoor pool includes lap lanes and a counterflow exercise circle in addition to a spacious spa. 

Windsor Lakes - The Woodlands

High $100s - High $300s

Windsor Lakes is a gated 55+ community in The Woodlands that offers a village-like atmosphere and an appealing mix of amenities and activities. Built between 2003 and 2006, the community contains 572 single-family and patio homes that range from 1,491 to 2,666 square feet. These energy-efficient homes are designed with private, fenced-in backyards and double-pane windows.

Some units also include desirable touches such as granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Homeowners enjoy low-maintenance living thanks to a reasonable homeowners’ association fee that covers home security, yard maintenance, basic cable, exterior painting, and sprinkler maintenance. 

At the heart of Windsor Lakes stands the Windsor Lodge, a 20,000 square-foot clubhouse that includes a fully equipped exercise room. Residents can also enjoy a billiards room with pool tables and a dart board, an arts and crafts room, a library with computers, and a stage and catering kitchen that can accommodate gatherings of all sizes.

The community also contains an outdoor pool, walking and biking trails, and several parks and natural spaces. 

Amberwood at Fall Creek - Humble

Low $200s - High $200s

Located in Humble, only 15 minutes from downtown Houston, Amberwood at Fall Creek offers a carefree lifestyle along with a broad range of amenities. The community, which is the only enclave of maintenance-free homes within the master-planned Fall Creek development, contains 58 single-story attached homes.

Some homes include a second level, but all homes are designed with the master bedroom on the first floor. Active adult homebuyers can explore four models that range from 1,524 to 1,888 square feet. These energy-efficient homes feature programmable thermostats, ample storage space, patios, porches, and maintenance-free yards. 

Residents of Amberwood at Fall Creek can enjoy a small-town feel while still having conveniences nearby. Homeowners can enjoy several amenities open to all age groups in the master-planned development, including lakes, swimming, sports, and parks.

The community contains a resort-style activity complex surrounded by mature wooded landscape, along with lighted tennis courts, a picnic area, and a children’s playground.

An aquatic center features a six-lane competition pool in addition to water amusement features. At a second recreation center, residents can relax at another pool that features submerged shelves for sunbathing along with a jacuzzi and a cabana.