Aerial view of suburban homes west of Round Rock, Texas at sunset

Active adults seeking affordable homes should set their sights on the Lone Star State.

Homes for sale in Texas come in all styles, sizes, and price ranges. But active adult homebuyers who want to stick to a $250,000 budget will discover dozens of active lifestyle communities in the Lone Star State with homes for sale in this price range. Whether active adults are looking for single-family homes in a gated community or a low-maintenance attached home near a big city, they can find something to fit their budget and preferences Texas.

Read on to explore four 55+ communities in Texas with homes for sale under $250,000.

Amberwood at Fall Creek - Humble, TX

Low $200s - High $200s

Located within the master-planned community of Fall Creek, Amberwood at Fall Creek contains 58 single-story attached homes from Dunhill Homes. Some maintenance-free homes offer a second level or a sunroom, and all models feature a first-floor master bedroom. Homes in this age-restricted enclave range in size from 1,524 to 1,888 square feet and feature elegant cabinetry, ample storage space, and maintenance-free yards.

Amenities within Amberwood at Fall Creek include two 18-hole golf courses, a 31,000-square-foot practice range, and a clubhouse with a full-service restaurant. Homeowners can enjoy The Park at Fall Creek, a resort-style activity complex with a backdrop of scenic woods, as well as an aquatic center with a six-lane competition pool and several water amusement features. Located only 15 minutes from Downtown Houston, this community gives residents easy access to all the fun things to do in Houston.

Learn more information about Amberwood at Fall Creek here.

Oaks at Wildwood - Georgetown, TX

Low $200s - High $200s

Conveniently located near I-35 in Georgetown, Oaks at Wildwood contains a variety of Texas homes for sale in the $250,000 range. This 55+ community opened in 2007, and it contains 86 affordable attached homes from Epcon Communities. Two models are arranged in groups of four that provide 1,718 or 1,884 square feet. Homes are designed with plenty of storage space, a four-seasons room, and open living space with private entrances. Residents pay a reasonable homeowners’ association fee that allows for carefree living.

Residents can meet neighbors through a variety of events and activities, including casino night, wine and cheese gatherings, book club, and dance classes. Oaks at Wildwood contains a cozy clubhouse that’s equipped with a big-screen TV, a billiards table, and a fully stocked kitchen. Homeowners can stick to their exercise regimen at the community’s 24-hour fitness center or join in weekly yoga and dance classes to mix it up. An outdoor pool provides an ideal spot for residents to relax and enjoy the Texas sunshine.

Learn more information about Oaks at Wildwood here.

Ladera Mansfield - Mansfield, TX

Mid $200s - Mid $400s

A brand-new 55+ community in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Ladera Mansfield is being built by Integrity Group. This active adult community will contain 186 homes, including a select number of attached homes, upon completion. Active adult homebuyers can choose from two floor plans that range in size from 1,519 to 2,511 square feet. Most of these energy-efficient models include a den or study space while all models include stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and tray ceilings.

Homeowners can enjoy a robust line-up of amenities, including an outdoor heated pool, a patio, firepits, walking and biking trails, and plenty of parks and open spaces. The community also calls for pickleball and bocce ball courts as well as social areas such as a barbecue area, a gazebo, and scenic ponds. Currently underway, the 4,500-square-foot clubhouse will provide residents with a place to gather for social events and physical recreation.

Learn more information about Ladera Mansfield here.

Heritage at Vizcaya - Round Rock, TX

Mid $200s - Low $500s

Active adults seeking homes for sale in Texas near Austin will discover a great variety at Heritage at Vizcaya. This 55+ community in Round Rock contains 632 single-family homes built by Taylor Morrison. Heritage at Vizcaya is part of the master-planned Vizcaya community and gives residents access to 20 home models and a wide mix of amenities. Homes range in size from 1,344 to nearly 3,000 square feet and include desirable features such as long walk-in closets, en suite bathrooms with French door entry, covered patios, and gathering rooms with fireplaces.

When it comes to staying physically and socially active, residents have many choices. Heritage at Vizcaya employs a full-time lifestyle director who constantly plans engaging events for homeowners. Residents can mingle with neighbors over arts and crafts, billiards, and card games, or enjoy the outdoors with bocce ball, tennis, or pickleball.

Learn more information about Heritage at Vizcaya here.