If you’re single and looking to relocate, some cities are more conducive to your needs than others. In Texas, which is home to nearly 30 million people, there are multiple attractions and recreation to suit almost any lifestyle. Whether you are looking for homes for sale in Texas near a big city, on the coast, or in the Hill Country, you can find a 55+ community in a location that’s great for singles.
55places.com looked at over 29,000 cities designated by the most recent census data, focusing specifically on major areas with a population of 20,000 or greater. We then broke down each area by how many single or unmarried people made up the total population. Additionally, we added a median price to income ratio from the census data to target areas where you can reasonably afford a home. From that data, we curated a final list of areas listed on 55places.com.
Read on to explore the best places for singles to retire in Texas.
Topping our list of the best places for singles to retire in Texas is Galveston, or The Oleander City, named for the area’s abundant oleander plants. This island city offers singles endless recreation opportunities both on and off the water. Active adults can go boating and fishing or enjoy the city’s many festivals and events. Mardi Gras! Galveston is the city’s oldest event, dating back to 1867.
The Village at Tuscan Lakes is just 30 minutes from Galveston. This gated 55+ community in League City contains 358 low-maintenance, single-family homes. Residences for sale start in the high $200s. In nearby Manvel, active adult homebuyers can take a look at Serenity at Meridiana. This 55+ community is only about an hour away from Galveston and is slated to contain 144 single-family homes upon completion. Residences in this active adult community start in the high $200s.
Known as the official capital of the Texas Hill Country, Kerrville is another ideal location for singles to retire in Texas. This picturesque city offers plenty of opportunities to get to know someone while enjoying parks and nature centers, and then finishing the day with a handcrafted beer at a local brewery or a meal at a farm-to-table restaurant.
Austin is another prime destination for single active adults. Downtown Austin is home to a thriving entertainment scene, from the Bullock Texas State History Museum to high-energy bars. If you live in a local city, you can also take a day trip to Austin and enjoy the city’s live music or vibrant culinary scene.
Onion Creek, an active lifestyle community just 15 minutes from Downtown Austin, offers single-family and attached homes that start in the high $200s. If you are looking for new Austin homes for sale, check out Belterra - The Cove at San Saba. These single-family homes start in the low $400s.
The Big D is a big draw for singles because of its vibrant culture and rich assortment of things to do. Dallas is home to several professional sports teams and offers a variety of cultural activities, from musicals and ballet to symphony concerts and art galleries.
Conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas, Preston Square is an established active lifestyle community. Active adult homebuyers can explore attached homes for sale starting in the mid $300s. At Frisco Lakes in nearby Frisco, active adult homebuyers can explore several single-family floor plans that require minimal maintenance. Homes in this development start in the high $200s.
Houston is another one of the best places for singles to retire in Texas. Living in Space City opens the door to a virtually endless array of things to do. And with unique art fairs, cultural events, and farmers' markets happening all year long in Houston, singles have many opportunities to mix, mingle, and meet new people.
Single active adults looking for low-maintenance living can check out Four-Leaf Towers. This active lifestyle community near the heart of Downtown features luxury condominium homes that start in the high $100s. Active adult homebuyers interested in new and resale homes can explore Heritage Towne Lake. This resort-style lake community in nearby Cypress offers several single-family floor plans that start in the high $200s.
6. San Marcos
This Texas Hill Country gem is another one of the top destinations for single retirees in Texas. San Marcos sparkles with heritage and history and offers active adults plenty of things to do and experience. Singles can explore the outdoors at the Wetlands Boardwalk, marvel at one-of-a-kind pieces of art at Wimberley Glassworks, or relax with a cold brew at Roughhouse Brewing.
Euless, a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, ranks as another one of the best places for singles to retire in Texas. Living here gives residents convenient access to the restaurants, nightlife, and museums in both Dallas and Fort Worth. Euless itself is home to many locations of historical significance, including the McCormick Barn, which offers free tours monthly.
Located in Arlington, Elements at Viridian is close to Euless and puts residents halfway between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas. This community will contain approximately 700 single-family homes upon completion. Homes for sale start in the low $300s. About 15 minutes north of Euless sits Watermere at Southlake, a 55+ community that contains attached and custom homes. Listings in this age-restricted community start in the mid $100s.
For singles looking to connect with new people while enjoying the great outdoors, Lewisville hits the mark. This city offers ample opportunities to soak up the local culture and make friends. Lewisville boasts a vibrant entertainment scene, from live music at outdoor venues to performances by the Lewisville Lake Symphony. On Lake Lewisville, members of the community can enjoy all their favorite water recreation, including boating, kayaking, fishing, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Only about half an hour outside of Austin, Georgetown lands on our list of the best places for single retirees in Texas. Home to a beautiful town square, Georgetown offers abundant dining, exciting shopping, and several breweries and wineries. The city also hosts several annual events, like POPPtoberfest which features an artisan market, live music, and flavorful foods.
Sun City Texas, one of the state’s largest active adult communities, is located in Georgetown. This community offers both new and resale homes for sale. Active adult homebuyers can explore multiple floor plans for both attached and single-family homes. Residences start in the low $200s. Heritage Oaks is another option for single active adults looking to retire in Georgetown. This active adult community contains 417 single-family homes starting in the high $200s.
Conroe rounds out our list of the top places in Texas for singles to retire. This lakeside city near Houston offers 157 miles of shoreline and plenty of opportunities for singles to enjoy a day on the water. Conroe also offers numerous birding and hiking opportunities, whether active adults head to the Lone Star Hiking Trail in the Sam Houston National Forest or the scenic Sweetleaf Nature Trail.
At Water Crest on Lake Conroe, active adult homebuyers can explore seven single-family floor plans that start in the high $200s. Villas at White Oak Ranch is another option for single retirees looking for homes for sale in Conroe. This 55+ community offers six different single-family floor plans. Residences start in the mid $200s.