In 2019, nearly a dozen new active adult communities sprang up across the Lone Star State. Some communities sit in major metropolitan areas such as Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Austin, while others offer the appeal of being set a little farther away from the hustle and bustle.
If you’re looking for the best places to retire in Texas, here’s everything you need to know about living in the state. And if you want to explore Texas homes for sale in a new community, read on. We’ll highlight nine communities new to Texas in 2019.
Low $300s - High $1Ms
Located about an hour outside of Downtown Houston, Chambers Creek Ranch in Willis will contain 3,000 homes across 1,200 acres. Homes start at 1,300 to 1,500 square feet. Also, residents pay a homeowners’ association fee that covers various community maintenance.
This 55+ community features a wide mix of amenities, including a Tom Lehman-designed championship golf course and an on-site marina with direct access to Lake Conroe. Homeowners can also enjoy a community clubhouse that contains a fitness center, movement studios, meeting spaces, and card rooms. Other amenities include a resort-style pool, miles of walking and hiking trails, and pickleball courts.
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Situated just 15 minutes from Downtown Houston, Gatherings at Westview is one of the best places to retire in Texas for active adults who desire urban living and a lock-and-leave lifestyle. This 55+ community will consist of 81 condominium homes across three buildings. Homes range from 1,529 to 2,031 square feet with open living spaces, private balconies, and optional additions such as walk-in pantries and offices.
Residents can stay as active as they like in this community, whether they want to work out in the fitness area or mingle with friends in the game area. Each building includes controlled-access elevators so residents can easily come and go.
Mid $200s - Low $400s
Upon completion, Del Webb at Trinity Falls will contain 537 single-family homes across 127 acres. Active adult homebuyers can browse 10 floor plans that range in size from 1,306 to 2,605 square feet. Some homes feature oversized pantries, breakfast nooks, and covered back patios.
Amenities abound in this 55+ community, from a 12-acre amenity center to more than 450 acres of open spaces. Residents can enjoy a fitness center, a resort-style pool with lap lanes, a hot tub, and courts for pickleball and bocce ball.
At The Club, homeowners can meet new neighbors in the social room that opens to a sunset terrace, in the open-air pavilion with an oversized fireplace, or at the amphitheater overlooking a lake. The community also contains a beach-entry swimming pool and a disc golf course. Those who enjoy water recreation will be able to take advantage of the canoe and kayak launch the community plans to develop.
Mid $300s - Mid $500s
Active adult homebuyers researching San Antonio, Texas homes for sale will find elegant single-family homes within Settler’s Ridge at Kinder Ranch. Upon completion, this gated community will contain 65 garden-style homes available in different floor plans. Home sizes range from 1,826 to 2,490 square feet and offer options such as cathedral ceilings and entertainer kitchens.
Settler’s Ridge at Kinder Ranch gives homeowners access to a rich array of amenities. Residents can exercise and socialize at the clubhouse or lounge at the junior Olympic-sized pool. Homeowners can also take advantage of ample greenspace, including a multi-acre park with a playground for when grandchildren come to visit.
Low $400s - Low $500s
Containing just 43 low-maintenance homes, Belterra – The Cove at San Saba is an intimate community located 20 miles outside Downtown Austin. This active lifestyle community offers active adult homebuyers eight floor plans that range in size from 1,840 to 2,820 square feet. Some of these single-family residences feature guest casitas, covered patios, and study spaces.
Belterra - The Cove at San Saba contains a clubhouse along with an outdoor pool and patio. Homeowners can also entertain grandkids at the playground or pick up a game at the basketball court. Walking and biking trails make it easy for residents to exercise while enjoying the pleasant Texas climate.
Low $600s - Mid $800s
Spread across 242 acres, La Cima at Cresta Bella offers San Antonio, Texas homes for sale that range from 2,357 to 3,459 square feet. These single-story, single-family homes feature studies, covered patios, and island kitchens. Residents pay an HOA fee that covers landscaping, allowing them to embrace a low-maintenance lifestyle.
With Downtown San Antonio just minutes away, homeowners enjoy convenient access to world-famous destinations such as the Riverwalk. Residents can enjoy upscale shopping at The Shops at La Cantera, or they can relax with a spa treatment at The Westin La Cantera Resort. La Cima at Cresta Bella is also close to several health care providers, including Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and University Hospital.
Mid $200s – Low $600s
Situated within a larger community, Foster’s Ridge Freedom contains 66 single-family homes for active adult homebuyers. Available in four distinctive floor plans, homes range from 1,801 to 2,479 square feet. All homes feature single-story living along with spacious walk-in master closets and a den or study. Active adult homebuyers can customize their home with options such as sliding glass doors, fireplaces, and sunrooms. An HOA covers all exterior and common area maintenance.
Amenities available to homeowners include a recreation center, a pool, and a patio. Homeowners can also take visiting grandkids to the playground. When residents want to enjoy a night out or cheer on a Houston sports team, they’re only 45 minutes from Space City.
Mid $200s - High $300s
Residents of The Enclave at Weston Oaks are just a half-hour drive from Downtown San Antonio, putting all the fun of the city within easy reach. Developed by Sitterle Homes, this active lifestyle community offers 10 single-family floor plans that range from 1,607 to 2,635 square feet. Residences feature flex spaces, modern appliances, covered patios, and walk-in closets. Some homes also allow active adult homebuyers to select their preferred exterior design.
While The Enclave at Weston Oaks doesn't contain a central clubhouse, residents are free to form clubs and interest groups to meet new neighbors and stay socially connected.
Mid $200s - Mid $300s
Situated 30 minutes from San Antonio and one hour from Austin, Veramendi is conveniently located between two of Texas’ biggest cities. This active lifestyle community in New Braunfels will contain 650 single-family homes after its first phase of construction, with plans calling for more than 5,000 homes spread across 2,400 acres. In the future, residents can look forward to a town center, retail stores, and a resort hotel.
Veramendi will offer amenities including a community clubhouse with multipurpose spaces, an outdoor pool and patio, sports courts, and ample parks and greenspaces. Residents will also have access to picnic areas and biking and walking trails.