The Woodlands is a popular master-planned community to all, but it's also home to three highly rated 55+ communities.

Set amidst 28,000 acres beneath a canopy of towering trees, The Woodlands has earned distinction as one of the best master-planned communities in America. Here, residents enjoy a superb quality of life with access to a range of dining, entertainment, and recreation opportunities.

Active adults can explore trails, meet friends at a concert at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, or get around town on a relaxing boat ride down The Waterway. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the Texas sunshine and spectacular natural beauty at the George Mitchell Nature Preserve, which includes a two-mile hiking trail loop and three miles of bike paths.

And with Houston just 45 minutes away, residents are near big-city amenities along with friends and family who reside in the city. Active adult homebuyers who long to retire in a unique, luxurious, and friendly master-planned community will find several fantastic age-restricted communities in The Woodlands.

Del Webb – The Woodlands

High $200s - Mid $300s

Active adults who find variety to be the spice of life will relish living in Del Webb – The Woodlands. This new 55+ community boasts an 11,500-square-foot clubhouse where homeowners can catch up with friends and meet new neighbors. The facility includes a fitness center, social lounge, catering kitchen, card room, arts and crafts studio, and coffee bar.

Active adults can also get some exercise on the tennis, pickleball, and bocce courts. When they’re done, they can relax with a cold drink by the outdoor pool, spa, and patio. Homebuyers can choose from two home series ranging in size from 1,711 to 2,604 square feet. Upon completion, this 55+ community will include 550 single-family homes.

Windsor Lakes

High $100s - High $300s

Homeowners at Windsor Lakes can stay as active as they please. This gated 55+ community provides a village-like atmosphere that puts everything right at residents’ fingertips. They can participate in events and meet with friends at the stunning 20,000 square-foot clubhouse, maintain a fitness regimen at the fully-equipped exercise center, or relax in the library that’s complete with computers for staying in touch with family and friends.

Active adult homebuyers can choose from single-family homes or patio homes depending on how much space they desire. Most homes feature granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and homes on private lots include spectacular native landscaping.

 Windsor Hills

Mid $200s - Low $400s

An emphasis on nature makes Windsor Hills an ideal place to call home. This age-restricted community boasts mature landscaping, native yaupons, tall pines, and spectacular hardwood trees. Residents can get some fresh air or take an invigorating stroll along many of the neighborhood’s walking paths.

They can also relax at the resort-style outdoor pool and spa, get creative in the arts and crafts studio, shoot some pool in the billiards lounge, or gather with friends for a special event in the community’s large multi-use room. And since this 55+ community is near The Woodlands’ many all-age communities, it becomes an ideal spot for grandparents who want to live near their children and grandchildren. Active adult homebuyers can choose from luxurious homes ranging in size from 1,733 to 2,738 square feet.