For active adults, there are many upsides to downsizing. They often spend less on electricity and utilities and they don’t have to keep up with maintaining and cleaning a larger home, leaving more time for leisure activities. Nearly half (42 percent) of baby boomers say they would prefer to live in a smaller house, according to The Conference Board and Nielsen.
Less is indeed more. According to the latest trends, more Americans want to downsize than supersize—even in Texas, where everything is bigger.
Active adult homebuyers interested in Dallas, Texas homes for sale find many appealing options for downsizing from their large family home. Here’s a roundup of some of the best 55+ communities in Dallas that are perfect for downsizing.
Orchard Flower – Flower Mound
Containing just 98 homes upon completion, Orchard Flower stands out as an intimately sized community in Dallas-Fort Worth that is perfect for active adults looking to downsize. Here, homeowners can take advantage of a wealth of resort-style amenities, including a community center, an outdoor pool and patio, and miles of walking and biking trails.
Orchard Flower is small enough for neighbors to get to know each other and big enough for residents to make friends with like-minded others. A monthly association fee takes care of trimming, edging, and weeding yards, allowing homeowners to enjoy low-maintenance living.
Residing in Flower Mound gives active adults easy access to all the amenities and recreation opportunities in Dallas and Fort Worth. Closer to home, residents can enjoy the great outdoors at Grapevine Lake, Lewisville Lake, Murrell Park, and Rockledge Park, or explore the many shopping and dining destinations in Flower Mound.
Gatherings at Twin Creeks – Allen
Situated in Allen, just 26 miles north of downtown Dallas, Gatherings at Twin Creeks is an up-and-coming 55+ condominium community. Active adults who are ready to embrace a low-maintenance lifestyle have much to look forward to with this active lifestyle community, which will contain 189 condominium homes upon completion.
Homes within Gatherings at Twin Creeks will be richly appointed with private balconies, fireplaces, and open floor plans. Active adult homebuyers can choose from four single-level models that range in size from 1,529 to 2,031 square feet. A garage is reserved for every home, although residents can pick from a variety of surface, attached, and detached parking options.
Active adults who reside in Gatherings at Twin Creeks can stay as socially and physically active as they like. This 55+ community will contain an amenity center with a fitness center, swimming pool, and dining area. Homeowners can also enjoy the community’s two-and-a-half acres of open space, take their dogs to play in the dog park area, or meet friends for some bocce.
The Village at Prestonwood – Plano
The Village at Prestonwood, a gated active adult community in Plano, provides an ideal mix of a vibrant community paired with low-maintenance living. Active adults who long for a lock-and-leave lifestyle find themselves right at home in this charming, amenity-packed neighborhood.
Built between 2005 and 2007, The Village at Prestonwood contains 128 attached homes that range in size from 1,330 to 1,930 square feet. Residents enjoy spacious floor plans with walk-in showers, high ceilings, and a bright sunroom perfect for enjoying their morning coffee.
Homeowners can enjoy their favorite activities or pick up new hobbies at The Village at Prestonwood, which includes a 24-hour exercise room, conference room, catering kitchen, business center, and great room. A sparkling outdoor pool provides a great spot for relaxing or taking an invigorating dip.
The Corvalla at Stonebriar – Frisco
Active adults who want to enjoy resort-style amenities and a low-maintenance lifestyle will appreciate all that The Corvalla at Stonebriar offers.
This luxury condominium community in Frisco gives residents access to an on-site concierge, a clubhouse for private parties, an outdoor pool, and meticulously landscaped courtyards with fountains, fire pits, and green spaces. Active adults can savor it all without worrying about maintenance; the community’s condo association takes care of all landscaping and upkeep needs.
Upon buildout, The Corvalla at Stonebriar will include 121 luxury condominium homes that range in size from 2,439 to 2,773 square feet. Active adults who enjoy cooking will relish in the homes’ high-end appliances, including Wolf gas ranges, Sub-Zero refrigerators, and under-counter beverage chillers. All homes include private outdoor terraces and some also include fireplaces.