Sunset view of a highway leading to downtown skyline of Dallas, Texas

Active adults looking for a short commute to into Dallas should consider these 55+ communities.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex encompasses nearly 10,000 square miles, making it larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. For commuters, it makes for a better quality of life to live and work nearby. Dallasites spend more than nine days a year commuting, compared to a national average of 7.4 days, according to a report from

To cut down on their commute times, many active adults search for Dallas Texas homes for sale near their workplace. Professionals who drive into Dallas for work can explore several active lifestyle communities that provide easy access to Downtown Dallas.

Here’s a look at some of the best 55+ communities for commuting into Big D.

The Cottages at Lyndhurst - Keller, TX

Low $300s - Mid $300s

Situated in Keller, The Cottages at Lyndhurst gives residents easy access to Dallas via State Highway 114. Dallas is only 30 miles away, with Fort Worth is even closer at just 16 miles. Those who travel frequently for business or pleasure will appreciate that this community is only 11 miles away from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Inside this 55+ community, active adults will find 20 attached homes that range in size from 1,986 to 2,019 square feet. Developed between 2013 and 2014, these homes feature private patios, energy-efficient appliances, gourmet kitchens, and separate study rooms.

Residents enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle in The Cottages at Lyndhurst. A homeowners’ association fee covers landscaping along with front and backyard maintenance. While this community doesn’t offer a clubhouse, homeowners can still embrace the area’s natural beauty through scenic courtyards with fountains and sidewalks that link neighbors together.

Learn more information about The Cottages at Lyndhurst here.

Ladera Mansfield - Mansfield, TX

Mid $200s - Mid $400s

Ladera Mansfield is located just five miles from Interstate 20, giving commuters direct access to Dallas. This brand-new active adult community will contain 186 homes upon completion, including a select number of attached homes.

Floor plans range in size from 1,390 to 2,511 square feet. Most of these energy-efficient homes are designed with crown molding and tray ceilings and feature granite countertops as well as stainless-steel appliances. A homeowners’ association fee covers landscaping, lawn maintenance, and a water well system that protects against water shortages.

Homeowners can enjoy a variety of onsite amenities and activities, including bocce ball, pickleball, and community barbecues. A 4,500-square-foot clubhouse is currently under construction, giving residents a place to meet for social gatherings and physical recreation. This active lifestyle community also features an outdoor heated pool, a patio with fire pits, walking and biking trails, a gazebo, and scenic ponds.

Learn more information about Ladera Mansfield here.

The Village at Prestonwood - Plano, TX

High $200s - High $300s

Located just west of the Dallas North Tollway, The Village at Prestonwood gives residents coveted accessibility to Dallas. This 55+ community in Plano was built between 2005 and 2007 and contains 128 low-maintenance homes. Active adult homebuyers who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle can choose from a variety of attached homes that range in size from 1,330 to 1,930 square feet. Floor plans include bright sunrooms, walk-in showers, and high ceilings.

When it comes to amenities, residents of The Village at Prestonwood can enjoy an ideal blend of social and physical recreation. At the clubhouse, homeowners can stay fit at a 24-hour exercise room, keep in touch with relatives and friends at the business center, prepare special meals in the catering kitchen, and mingle with neighbors in the great room. Outdoor amenities include a pool and walking trails. At the Premier Club next door, homeowners can enjoy a fitness center, a bistro, and an indoor pool and spa for an additional fee.

Learn more information about The Village at Prestonwood here.