Blue sky over a fountain in front of the sign for Hill Country Retreat in San Antonio, Texas

Active adults looking for new construction homes have several excellent options in the San Antonio area.

From the River Walk to the Alamo, San Antonio is a Central Texas city with a rich history and a welcoming culture. It’s one of the best places to retire in Texas for active adults who want to enjoy a small-town atmosphere with the perks and benefits of a big city.

There are many reasons to retire in San Antonio, especially for active adult homebuyers seeking new construction homes. Alamo City contains 11 active lifestyle communities, many of which offer brand-new, customizable homes. Read on to explore four active adult communities that offer new construction homes in San Antonio.

Hill Country RetreatSan Antonio, TX

Low $200s – Low $400s

Situated in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, Hill Country Retreat is a 55+ community that offers new and resale San Antonio, Texas homes for sale. Upon completion, the community will be home to more than 2,000 single-family homes built by Del Webb and Village Builders. Del Webb offers new one-story homes that range in size from 1,109 to 2,691 square feet. Some homes feature an optional second floor while all models are designed with flowing floor plans. The homes in Hill Country Retreat by Village Builders are available on a resale-only basis. 

When it comes to staying socially and physically active, homeowners enjoy a varied line-up of activities and events thanks to a full-time activities director. Residents can participate in a mix of events such as potluck dinners, walking clubs, and Friday night socials. Amenities in this 55+ community include a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse, an indoor pool surrounded by an indoor walking track, a billiards room, a library, and multiple game and hobby rooms. Outdoors, homeowners have access to two tennis courts and bocce ball courts in addition to walking and biking trails.

To learn more about Hill Country Retreat, request info here.

The Orchards at Valley RanchSan Antonio, TX

Low $200s – High $300s

Active adults interested in new construction, low-maintenance homes can explore The Orchards at Valley Ranch. This active adult community contains 88 single-family homes that range in size from 1,675 to 2,245 square feet. Some homes include a courtyard and an optional fireplace. A homeowners’ association gives residents the freedom to travel or enjoy the community’s many amenities.

A 10,000-square-foot clubhouse stands at the center of The Orchards at Valley Ranch. Here, homeowners can enjoy a well-equipped exercise room and catering kitchen. They can also head outdoors to enjoy an open-air pavilion, community paths, a basketball court, and a lap pool. The community contains a waterpark with two spiraling water slides for when grandchildren come for a visit.

To learn more about The Orchards at Valley Ranch, request info here.

The Grove at Vintage Oaks New Braunfels, TX

Mid $300s – High $500s

A gated community in New Braunfels, The Grove at Vintage Oaks is surrounded by 100 acres of scenic, open land. San Antonio is just 45 minutes away, giving homeowners easy access to the city’s offerings. However, residents have plenty of amenities and activities to enjoy within this neighborhood.

Situated within a master-planned community, The Grove at Vintage Oaks offers a resort-style amenity center, classes and activities throughout the year, and miles of winding trails. Other amenities include an Olympic-sized pool, a children’s pool, a lazy river pool, tennis courts, a basketball court, a soccer field, and a baseball field. There’s also a shaded picnic area with a native flower garden.

Started in 2017, The Grove at Vintage Oaks will contain 111 single-family homes upon completion. Active adult homebuyers can choose from a long list of customizable floor plans that range in size from 2,153 to more than 4,000 square feet. Features include granite countertops, hardwood floors, and stone fireplaces. All homes are designed with active adults in mind, featuring first-floor master bedrooms and smaller lot sizes.

To learn more about The Grove at Vintage Oaks, request info here.

Settler’s Ridge at Kinder RanchSan Antonio, TX

Mid $300s – Mid $500s

Homeowners in Settler’s Ridge at Kinder Ranch are just minutes from San Antonio’s conveniences and amenities. This new, single-family home community is one of four distinct neighborhoods within the gated, master-planned community of Kinder Ranch.

Upon completion, the community will contain 65 garden-style homes that range in size from 1,826 to 2,490 square feet. Active adult homebuyers can customize their home with options such as cathedral ceilings, casitas with a separate bathroom, an outdoor fireplace, extended outdoor living, and an entertainer kitchen. Homeowners pay homeowners’ association dues that cover all yard maintenance and landscaping.

Living in Settler’s Ridge at Kinder Ranch gives residents access to several amenities. The community contains a multi-acre park with a playground, ample greenspace, and a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool. Upon completion, a clubhouse will offer many opportunities for residents to socialize and stay connected with neighbors.

To learn more about Settler's Ridge at Kinder Ranch, request info here.