Having a meal is as simple as walking out your front door in these Houston 55+ communities.

Preparing, serving, and enjoying a home-cooked meal is a great way to bond with others, but sometimes, it’s nice to dine out and let someone else do the work. The Simple Dollar reveals that the average American dines out four or five times a week. For active adults, dining out is an opportunity to savor time with family and friends without the hassle of prep work and clean up.

Whether active adults chat over a cup of coffee and a slice of pie with a neighbor or they meet with a group for dinner and drinks, going out to eat offers many benefits. Some 55+ communities feature on-site restaurants, eliminating the need for homeowners to travel anywhere.

Residents can stroll over to their community’s restaurant whenever they like and not have to contend with traffic or parking at a nearby eatery. In Houston, active adults can enjoy a fantastic meal at one of these age-restricted communities with their own restaurants.  

Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch – Fulshear

Mid $200s - High $300s

Living in Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch gives residents access to many desirable amenities—including a country club dining experience. The Weston Lakes Country Club, which includes an 18-hole, par-72 course, is home to the Waterside Grill. Here, friends can gather for lunch or dinner and enjoy daily, chef-prepared specials such as juicy burgers and ribeye steaks.

Currently in progress, a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse will contain a café where homeowners can grab a light bite after an invigorating game on the volleyball, basketball, or tennis court. Started in 2016, this neighborhood will contain 700 single-family homes upon completion. Homes will range in size from 1,582 to more than 3,000 square feet, giving active adult homebuyers plenty of options.

Bonterra at Woodforest – Montgomery

Mid $200s - High $300s

Residents of Bonterra at Woodforest can enjoy more than natural wooded landscapes and spectacular single-family homes—they can also enjoy the convenience of an on-site restaurant. The master-planned community of Woodforest contains a restaurant in addition to a pro shop and 27-hole championship golf course.

The community stands out as a golfer’s delight, but the neighborhood also boasts many other amenities. Residents can take a dip in a sparkling outdoor pool, gather with friends around the fire pit, or challenge neighbors to a friendly game on the basketball, bocce, pickleball or tennis courts.

Homeowners can stay sharp by taking classes in the community’s continuing education center. Taylor Morrison began construction on Bonterra at Woodforest in 2014, offering 10 models that range from 1,606 to 2,878 square feet.

Amblewood at Fall Creek – Humble

Low $200s - High $200s

Containing only 58 homes, Amblewood at Fall Creek rises as an intimate, close-knit community in the Houston suburb of Humble. At this 55+ community, neighbors can convene at the Golf Club of Houston, which offers a full-service restaurant, a 31,000-square-foot practice range, and two 18-hole golf courses.

At The Park at Fall Creek, a resort-style activity complex set beneath a canopy of trees, residents can get some exercise on the lighted tennis courts or relax in the picnic area while their grandkids play at the playground. Homeowners at Amblewood at Fall Creek enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle and easy access to Downtown Houston, which is just 15 minutes away. Home sizes range 1,524 to 1,888 square feet.