Outdoor pool and desert landscaping in bloom at Sun City Texas in Georgetown, Texas

For active adults seeking a simpler lifestyle, these are the best 55+ communities in Austin, Texas for downsizing.

Active adults choosing to downsize to a smaller home benefit in many ways. They often reduce their energy bills, clear away the clutter, and gain more free time since they have fewer rooms and spaces to maintain. Active adults who want to downsize from their large family home in Texas may want to browse Austin homes for sale. This vibrant city in the heart of Texas offers abundant choices for those who want smaller homes or low-maintenance living.

Here’s a look at some of the best 55+ communities for downsizing in the Austin area. You can also get tips for scaling back in our active adult guide to downsizing homes.

Sun City Texas – Georgetown, TX

High $100s – Low $1Ms

Active adults who want to downsize don’t have to sacrifice desirable amenities. In Sun City Texas, resort-style amenities abound, from three 18-hole golf courses to more than 86,000 square feet of indoor amenities.

As the largest active adult community in Texas, Sun City Texas offers several multi-purpose hobby and craft studios, a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, multiple aerobics and dance studios, and an indoor lap pool and spa. Homeowners can also enjoy a billiards hall, a library, a computer lab, and a grand ballroom with a dance floor and stage.

Del Webb began this community in 1995. Upon completion, it will be home to 9,900 homes in a variety of housing styles and prices. Active adult homebuyers can select from single-family and attached duplex homes that range in size from 940 to more than 3,000 square feet. Many upgrades are available, including spa-like bathrooms, gourmet kitchens, and custom outdoor living space.

Oaks at Wildwood – Georgetown, TX

Low $200s – High $200s

Located in the heart of Georgetown near Interstate 35, Oaks at Wildwood is a 55+ community that offers many choices for downsizing.

With 86 low-maintenance attached homes, this community offers two models arranged in groups of four that range in size from 1,718 to 1,884 square feet. Homes are designed with a four-seasons room, ample storage space, private entrances, and open living space. A reasonable homeowners’ association fee takes care of lawn care and exterior building maintenance, giving residents the freedom to travel and embrace a maintenance-free lifestyle.

Homeowners have many opportunities to meet neighbors and make new friends, whether they attend bridge club, casino night, or book club, or they drop in for wine and cheese night or dance classes. The community clubhouse contains a fully equipped kitchen, a big-screen TV, a computer and media room, and a 24-hour fitness center. An outdoor pool rounds out the amenities at this active adult community.

Tuscan Village – Lakeway, TX

High $200s – High $700s

Active adults who want to downsize in the Austin area will discover a variety of housing options within Tuscan Village. This active lifestyle community in Lakeway, about 25 miles west of Austin, contains nearly 200 villas and townhomes that allow for low-maintenance living.

Started in 2012, Tuscan Village features five townhome floor plans that provide between 1,294 to 1,790 square feet of living space. Most townhomes also include a den and an outdoor patio. Residents pay a reasonable homeowners’ association fee that covers landscaping, road repair and maintenance, exterior pest control, clubhouse and amenities maintenance, concierge services, and a social membership to Rough Hollow Yacht Club, which offers views of Lake Travis.

Homeowners can stay engaged through a variety of clubs and activities, including yoga, memoir-writing group, and cards. There’s always something engaging underway at the 9,000-square-foot clubhouse, which contains a fitness center, an aerobics and yoga studio, social rooms, and a multi-purpose room. Residents can also enjoy an on-site, 11,000-square-foot public library that hosts book discussions and guest speakers. Community amenities continue outdoors with walking and biking trails, pickleball, and bocce ball.

Tuscan Village at Horseshoe Bay – Horseshoe Bay, TX

Low $300s

A new 55+ community from Legend Communities, Tuscan Village at Horseshoe Bay will contain 304 single-family homes upon completion. The community is situated on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Summit Rock.

Final plans haven’t been released yet, but active adult homebuyers looking to downsize can explore three distinct model collections including townhomes, single-family villas, and single-family golf estates. Townhomes range in size from 1,294 to 1,790 square feet, while the other models provide up to 4,400 square feet of living space. All homes feature energy-efficient designs with elegant touches such as tile roofs, masonry, and stone and stucco exteriors.

A proposed clubhouse in Tuscan Village at Horseshoe Bay will offer residents an exercise room, multi-purpose rooms, and a dance studio for homeowners to enjoy dancing lessons or yoga. Outdoors, residents can lounge at the pool and patio or get some exercise at the pickleball and bocce ball courts. This active adult community also contains a community garden, a faux vineyard, and walking trails.