Retama Village – Texas 55+ Living in the Heart of the Rio Grande Valley

Retama Village is a popular 55+ community among retirees in the Rio Grande Valley area of South Texas.
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Retama Village is a popular 55+ community among retirees in the Rio Grande Valley area of South Texas.

Nestled in the Rio Grande Valley, Retama Village in Mission, Texas is an active adult community surrounded by the wonders of nature. The gated 55+ community, which has plans for 500 single-family and courtyard homes, offers a treasure trove of opportunities to explore the surrounding countryside and its many riches.

Located within the 2,600-acre Bentsen Palm Development master planned community of 5,500 planned homes, Retama Village is within walking distance of a wide variety of ecological jewels, including the World Birding Center Headquarters at Bentsen-RGV State Park, which is the top birding sight in the U.S. Also nearby is the North American Butterfly Association’s new International Butterfly Park, which is the largest outdoor butterfly park in the world. This is all set within thousands of surrounding acres of state and federally protected wildlife habitat that includes parks, lakes and the Rio Grande River.

Amenities in the active retirement community of Retama Village abound. Open exclusively to residents, the Retama Clubhouse features something for everyone. Swim enthusiasts find a heated outdoor pool, lap pool and spa area. To accommodate poolside festivities, an outdoor kitchen overlooks an expansive party deck. The facility also houses a billiards and card room, library, theater room, crafts room, lounge and catering kitchen, as well as a fitness center.

Retama Village residents also have access to the many amenities offered by the Bentsen Palm community. These include a woodworking shop and large dog park, as well as an opportunity to explore the surrounding ecological wonders with rentals for bikes for the many biking trails and kayaks to paddle the area’s pristine lakes. Those who prefer to explore on foot can enjoy the area’s myriad of hiking trails and community parks.

Retama Village opened in 2007 within the gates of Bentsen Palm Development, with plans for 500 single-family and courtyard homes and deeded RV lots. Construction continues today by Esperanza Homes Inc. Floor plans range from 794 to 1,527 square feet for a courtyard home and 1,062 to 1,622 square feet for a single-family model.

Floor plans of Retama Village homes feature one to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms and one to two-car garages, depending on the model. The varied designs include features such as breezeways and patios, kitchen nooks, utility closets and RV storage. Homes throughout the Retama Village community offer a variety of sought-after features such as granite kitchen countertops, hardwood cabinets and tile floors. Options include pergolas, fenced backyards and covered patios. Residents of Retama Village pay a low quarterly homeowners association fee which allows them access to the many exciting amenities at this Texas 55+ community.

Available RV supersites in Retama Village feature their own neighborhood section. The sites offer a concrete coach pad, auto parking, patio and a permanent Texas Coach House featuring plumbing for a bathroom and washer/dryer.

Active adults looking for a 55+ community where they can revel in nature are sure to love the upscale community of Retama Village and its surrounding ecological jewels.

For more information on this community click here: Retama Village – Mission, TX

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