Group of seniors dancing and socializing in outdoor space at Kissing Tree clubhouse

Kissing Tree's modern amenities give residents plenty to do even when they're not visiting nearby Austin.

Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has much to offer residents. This vibrant city stands out as one of the best places to retire in Texas for its abundance of recreation opportunities, exciting nightlife, and eclectic culture. Situated in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, Austin also stands out for its spectacular natural beauty.

Active adults looking for affordable Texas homes for sale near Austin can choose from many 55+ communities. Discover some of the Austin area’s most affordable active lifestyle and age-restricted communities below.

Sun City Texas – Georgetown

High $100s – Low $1Ms

The largest active adult community in Texas, Sun City Texas spans 5,300 acres and contains 9,900 homes and three 18-hole golf courses. Del Webb started construction on this community in 1995, offering a variety of affordable single-family and attached duplex homes that range in size from 940 to more than 3,000 square feet.

Homeowners can pursue almost any hobby and interest in Sun City Texas, which offers more than 86,000 square feet of indoor amenities. This active adult community contains a 20,000 square-foot fitness center along with several multipurpose hobby and craft studios, meeting rooms, billiards hall, library, and a grand ballroom with a dance floor and stage.

Residents can also join dozens of clubs and interest groups such as woodworking, stained glass, photography, and tennis.

Oaks at Wildwood – Georgetown

Low $200s – High $200s

Oaks at Wildwood in Georgetown contains 86 affordable attached homes that allow active adults to enjoy low-maintenance living. Homeowners pay a reasonably priced homeowners’ association fee that covers lawn care and exterior building maintenance.

Two models are arranged in groups of four, providing 1,718 or 1,884 square feet. Homes feature ample storage space, a four-seasons room, and open living space with private entrances.

A variety of social clubs, such as bridge club and book club, and events, such as casino night and wine and cheese gatherings, give residents many different opportunities to stay engaged. The clubhouse at Oaks at Wildwood contains a big-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen. Homeowners can stay in shape at the 24-hour fitness center or relax at the outdoor pool.

Heritage at Vizcaya – Round Rock

Mid $200s – Low $500s

Part of the master-planned, all-ages Vizcaya community, Heritage at Vizcaya will contain 1,200 affordable homes upon completion.

Homes are available in three series with more than 20 models designed with active adults in mind. Active adult homebuyers can explore floor plans that range in size from 1,500 to more than 3,000 square feet and feature open floor plans, gourmet kitchens, and spacious owners’ suites.

This 55+ community in Round Rock, just 30 minutes north of Downtown Austin, features a full-time lifestyle director who plans a variety of fun and interesting events for homeowners. Residents can stay fit and have fun by playing tennis, pickleball, or bocce, or join in a class at the aerobics and dance studio.

Active adults who enjoy spending time outdoors can take advantage of the community’s many outdoor amenities, including an event lawn, dog park, fire pit, barbecue area, and miles of walking and biking trails.

Heritage Oaks – Georgetown

High $200s – Mid $400s

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Austin, Heritage Oaks in Georgetown contains 417 single-family homes that range in size from 1,427 to 2,557 square feet.

Homes aren’t just affordable in this resort-style community, they’re also custom built by Jimmy Jacobs, meaning no two homes are identical. Homes, which are available in 15 different floor plans, sit on intimate wooded lots and feature signature touches such as granite kitchen countertops and Jenn-Air appliances.

Heritage Oaks offers a rich assortment of amenities, including a 24-hour fitness center, grand ballroom, library, catering kitchen, and a hobby and billiards room. A part-time activities director keeps many events and happenings on the calendar, whether active adults want to play poker or bridge or meet with neighbors during coffee hour.

Kissing Tree – San Marcos

Low $300s – Low $500s

Upon completion, Kissing Tree in San Marcos will be one of the state’s largest 55+ communities. Brookfield Residential plans to build 3,200 single-family homes in 18 different floor plans. Homes range in size from 1,424 to 3,398 square feet and allow active adult homebuyers to customize with outdoor living space and casitas.

Living in Kissing Tree gives residents access to an exciting mix of amenities, including a biergarten, indoor and outdoor bar, live-music stage, food truck, fire pits, and a community classroom.

Homeowners can get some exercise and catch up with friends on the community’s eight pickleball courts, six bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, and 18-hole putting course. Kissing Tree also contains an indoor pool, resort-style outdoor pool, a barbecue area, and 15 miles of walking and biking trails.