Active adults searching for Texas homes for sale under $200,000 have an abundance of options, whether they desire urban or rural living. The Lone Star State is home to dozens of active adult communities, and many of them feature affordable homes for sale.
Read on to explore a few of these 55+ communities in Texas.
Below $100k – High $100s
Sunshine Country Club Estates offers many affordable Texas homes for sale. This gated 55+ community in Harlingen, just 30 minutes from South Padre Island, contains 305 lots on 57 acres. Active adult homebuyers will find custom brick and conventional site-built homes in addition to manufactured homes. Built between 1981 and 2000, homes range from 560 to 1,549 square feet.
Homeowners can enjoy a mix of amenities and events, from potlucks at the multipurpose clubhouse to parties at the outdoor pool and whirlpool spa. Sunshine Country Club Estates also contains a woodworking shop, a fully equipped fitness center, pickleball courts, tennis courts, and a billiards room. Residents who enjoy golf pay no fee to use the community’s nine-hole golf course. Those who own a boat or RV can enjoy peace of mind thanks to the community’s boat parking and RV storage area.
High $100s – Mid $300s
Built between 1981 and 2000, CountryPlace in Pearland contains 841 single-family and attached homes on a resale basis. Most homes feature views of the golf course or lake. Active adult homebuyers who desire low-maintenance living can enjoy a carefree lifestyle at this gated 55+ community.
When it comes to amenities, homeowners can take advantage of a clubhouse, exercise room, library, craft room, and multipurpose room. Outdoors, the community contains a pool, tennis courts, and walking paths that offer lake views. CountryPlace surrounds the CountryPlace Golf Course, a well-kept, 18-hole course that accommodates golfers of all skill levels for a reasonable fee.
Low $200s – Low $1Ms
Located among 67 acres of scenic ponds and greenspaces, Watermere at Southlake is a 55+ community that contains 106 attached homes and single-family models. Active adult homebuyers can browse attached homes that range from 2,127 to 2,661 square feet with 10-foot ceilings and first-floor master suites. Homeowners pay a homeowners’ association (HOA) fee that covers landscaping, lawn care, common area maintenance, and exterior maintenance.
Amenities abound at Watermere at Southlake, from a state-of-the-art fitness center to several onsite dining options. A 35,000-square-foot clubhouse contains most of the community’s amenities, including an indoor lap pool, a full-service day spa that offers nail and salon services, as well as a yoga and Pilates studios. The amenities continue with tennis, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, walking trails, and a stocked lake.
A mere five minutes north of the U.S./Mexico border, Siesta Retirement Village is a 55+ community of manufactured homes. Residents live here for the warm year-round climate and the attractive amenities. The resale properties are on lots that can be either purchased or leased.
Residents at Siesta Retirement Village have access to amenities such as a recreation hall with an exercise center and a billiards area as well as craft rooms, a woodworking shop, a library, and a fireplace room. Outside, residents can enjoy the heated saltwater pool and hot tub, the 24 shuffleboard courts, and plenty of open space for walking, biking, and jogging.
There are a total of 380 single-family manufactured homes in this community. Most homes offer two or three bedrooms, one or two bathrooms,1,100 to 1,700 square feet, and carport parking. Some homes include upgrades like new air conditioning units, outdoor sheds, fireplaces, and porches.
Low $200s – Mid $400s
Conveniently located half a mile west of Interstate 45, Windsor Lakes is a gated enclave of 572 homes in The Woodlands. This active adult community offers a village-like atmosphere and contains single-family homes for sale that range from 1,739 to 2,666 square feet. Active adult homebuyers who don’t need as much space can explore patio homes, which offer between 1,491 and 2,210 square feet of living space. These energy-efficient home models are designed with double-pane windows and private, fenced-in backyards.
Windsor Lakes offers residents a robust line-up of activities and events, thanks to a full-time activities director who plans a variety of get-togethers. Homeowners can join clubs such as bridge, poker, dance, and readers theatre or mingle with friends in the community’s billiards rooms. Outdoor amenities include a pool and walking and biking trails. Homeowners pay a reasonable HOA fee that covers yard maintenance, exterior painting, home security, sprinkler maintenance, and basic cable.