Active adults are drawn to Texas for all kinds of reasons, from the diverse landscape and pleasant climate to the friendly and welcoming culture. Whether you want to live in a golf course community in the Texas Hill Country, or you want to live near a big city but still enjoy views of scenic lakes out your window, you can find it in Texas. The Lone Star State is home to dozens of active adult communities that allow residents to live the kind of life they envision.
If you’re thinking about moving to the country’s second-largest state, check out this guide that explores everything you need to know about moving to Texas. And if you already have your heart set on Texas, read on. We’ll show you some of the best-reviewed communities in the state. These communities received two or more five-star reviews by resident homeowners.
Low $200s – Low $1Ms
Situated three miles from Lake Georgetown and just 30 minutes from the entertainment and dining in Austin, Sun City Texas offers residents convenient access to all the recreation and beauty of the Texas Hill Country. As the largest active adult community in Texas, Sun City Texas also offers an abundance of recreation and socialization opportunities right at home. The community features 86,000 square feet of indoor amenities, three championship golf courses, and many unique offerings, such as a 4,000-square-foot woodshop and the Veterans Memorial Plaza.
Sprawling 5,300 acres, Sun City Texas makes it easy for homeowners to enjoy the area’s flora and fauna. One homeowner says, “I feel like we’re in a wildlife sanctuary! The deer, their fawns, the birds, and the squirrels are all happily scurrying around in the mornings while I drink my coffee on the back patio. We love it here!”
Active adult homebuyers researching both new and resale homes for sale in Texas can explore a variety of options in Sun City Texas. The community contains single-family and attached duplex homes in several dozen floor plans, ranging from 940 to more than 3,000 square feet.
Low $300s – Mid $600s
For many residents, Kissing Tree in San Marcos offers it all. One homeowner says, “The location, the choices of homes, the young vibe, the amenities, and the choices of modifications to homes made Kissing Tree an absolute no brainer.” This 55+ community located halfway between San Antonio and Austin is slated to contain 3,200 single-family homes upon completion. Active adult homebuyers can explore 18 floor plans that range from 1,424 to 3,398 square feet. Many models feature options such as outdoor living spaces, gourmet kitchens, and casitas.
When it comes to amenities, Kissing Tree offers a selection seldom found in other 55+ communities. The community clubhouse features a biergarten, an indoor/outdoor bar, a demonstration kitchen, a community classroom, a live-music stage, and fire pits. Homeowners can work on their golf game on the 18-hole putting course, at the 18-hole golf course, or at the driving range. Kissing Tree also contains eight pickleball courts, six bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, 15 miles of walking and biking trails, and a resort-style pool and patio.
Mid $200s – High $700s
Set along the shores of Lake Lewisville in Frisco, Frisco Lakes is another one of the best-reviewed communities in Texas. One homeowner says, “The community is well maintained. We live on the lake and have one of the best views in Texas. Our neighbors are terrific. We travel often and feel our property is secure. There is so much to do, we have never felt left out or bored!” Frisco Lakes features numerous amenities, including two clubhouses, an 18-hole golf course, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor lap pool and spa, four tennis courts, and four bocce ball courts.
For active adults who want to live near family in Dallas or Fort Worth, Frisco Lakes provides easy access to both cities. The community contains 3,000 new and resale single-family homes for sale, many of which offer views of the golf course, green belts, or Lake Lewisville.
High $100s – Low $500s
One homeowner calls Del Webb Sweetgrass, “a community unlike any other” with “a small-town feel where everyone waves, with a real sense of pride and camaraderie. Del Webb is an extremely unique and fun place to live.” This 55+ community, about 30 minutes south of downtown Houston in Richmond, will contain 1,500 single-family homes upon completion. New homes are available in three series, with each model available with three exterior facades. Residences range from 1,109 to 3,800 square feet, with premium lots offering views of greenspace or the lake.
Del Webb Sweetgrass contains a 27,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, an indoor lap pool, an internet cafe, and a continuing education center. Outdoor amenities include courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball, in addition to a resort-style pool, spa, and pavilion area.