There are many good reasons to retire in Texas, from an overall low cost of living to a friendly, welcoming culture. The country’s second-largest state also offers a mix of climates and regions, giving active adults plenty of options, whether they’re looking for Texas homes for sale in a coastal town or near a big city such as Dallas or Houston.
In Texas, you can discover a 55+ community that’s perfect for your budget and lifestyle. See where other active adults are flocking to in this roundup of some of the best-selling 55+ communities in the Lone Star State.
1. Sun City Texas – Georgetown
Located near Texas’ exciting capital city of Austin, Sun City Texas in Georgetown is the state’s largest active adult community. Started in 1995 by Del Webb, this age-restricted community sprawls across 5,300 acres and contains 9,900 homes and three championship, 18-hole golf courses.
Other amenities include tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts, a dog park, gardening plots, a softball field, and a nine-mile network of walking and biking trails. Residents can also enjoy the 20,000-square-foot fitness center and participate in classes such as aerobics, yoga, and Pilates.
Active adult homebuyers will find a mix of new and resale homes for sale within Sun City Texas. Whether active adults seek single-family or attached duplex homes, there are several dozen floor plans to choose from. Homes range in size from 940 to more than 3,000 square feet and feature upgrades such as gourmet kitchens, custom outdoor living space, and spa-like bathrooms.
2. Hill Country Retreat – San Antonio
Hill Country Retreat is one of the best-selling 55+ communities in Texas right now. Located in historic San Antonio, this active lifestyle community offers a resort-style atmosphere, from the cascading waterfalls and mature oak trees at the entrance to the rich line-up of amenities for homeowners to enjoy.
A 28,000-square-foot clubhouse called The Resort stands at the heart of Hill Country Retreat. Here, residents can enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool with lap lanes, and a second-story indoor walking track. Outdoor amenities include two tennis courts, bocce ball courts, and walking and biking trails that lead to area lakes.
Started in 2006 by Del Webb, this active lifestyle community will contain more than 2,000 single-family homes upon completion. In 2013, Village Builders bought 100 lots, giving active adult homebuyers terrific variety when it comes to home size, style, and price range. Both Del Webb and Village Builders offer many floor plans that range in size from 1,109 to nearly 3,000 square feet.
3. Frisco Lakes – Frisco
Situated 30 miles north of Dallas, Frisco Lakes is another best-selling community in Texas at the moment. This 55+ community in Frisco will contain nearly 3,000 single-family homes upon completion.
Active adult homebuyers can choose from several floor plans that are designed with active adults in mind. Many homes feature expansive great rooms, generous outdoor living space, and gourmet kitchens. Since these homes require minimal maintenance, residents have more time to enjoy the many amenities within Frisco Lakes.
Outdoors, residents can take advantage of an 18-hole, par-72 golf course designed by Gary Stephenson Golf Design as well as horseshoe pits, bocce ball courts, pickleball courts, miles of walking and biking trails, and an outdoor pool and patio. An activities director ensures there’s always a fun line-up of classes, events, and activities available for residents. Clubs cater to nearly every interest, from camera club to theater club.
4. Scenic Hills – Schertz
A quiet 55+ community situated 25 miles from San Antonio, Scenic Hills is one of Texas’ best-selling communities. Developed between 1982 and 1989, this active adult community contains 204 homes that range in size from 1,294 to 2,270 square feet.
Homes feature Corian countertops, plantation shutters, and open floor plans. Some homes even offer views of the neighboring golf course. A homeowners’ association fee covers common area maintenance, lawn care, and guard service, simplifying life for residents.
Scenic Hills offers a robust variety of social and physical activities, including line dancing, water aerobics, and tennis. Homeowners can meet new neighbors and connect with friends at cowboy breakfasts, ladies’ luncheons, dominoes, and golf outings.