Exterior view of the clubhouse at Windsor Lakes in The Woodlands, Texas

The Lone Star State has many options for active adult homebuyers seeking budget-friendly homes.

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.

Sunshine Country Club Estates – Harlingen, TX

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 306 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 in size 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 hot tub. 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.

CountryPlace – Pearland, TX

Low $100s – Low $400s

Built between 1981 and 2000, CountryPlace in Pearland contains 841 single-family homes and 196 townhomes. 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.

Watermere at Southlake – Southlake, TX

Mid $100s – High $800s

Located among 67 acres of scenic ponds and greenspaces, Watermere at Southlake is a 55+ community that contains 106 attached homes and single-family residences. In The Residences, active adult homebuyers can browse attached homes that range in size from 2,127 to 2,661 square feet with 10-foot ceilings and first-floor master suites. Homeowners pay a homeowners’ association 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, and yoga and Pilates studios. Outdoors, residents can enjoy tennis, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, walking trails, and a stocked lake.

Sun City Texas – Georgetown, TX

High $100s – Low $1Ms

Sprawling across 5,300 acres in the Texas Hill Country, Sun City Texas is the largest active adult community in Texas. Here, active adult homebuyers can discover a variety of new and resale homes for sale to fit nearly any budget and style preference. The community contains 9,900 single-family and attached duplex homes that range in size from 940 to more than 3,000 square feet. Included features and available upgrades include spa-like bathrooms, custom outdoor living space, and gourmet kitchens.

With 86,000 square feet of indoor amenities and three 18-hole golf courses, Sun City Texas has much to offer its residents. The community contains several recreation and activity complexes, a state-of-the-art workout facility, multiple aerobics and dance studios, an indoor lap pool and spa, and craft studios dedicated to art, stained glass, jewelry-making, fine china, and sewing. Homeowners can also enjoy a 4,000-square-foot woodshop and a nine-mile network of walking and biking trails that surround a lake and weave through nature preserves.

Windsor Lakes – The Woodlands, TX

High $100s – High $300s

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 in size 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 homes 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 homeowners’ association fee that covers yard maintenance, exterior painting, home security, sprinkler maintenance, and basic cable.