Dallas, Texas downtown skyline at sunset

Dallas attracts many active adult homebuyers in search of affordable homes for sale. 

With plenty of affordable housing and no state income tax, Texas is a popular destination for retirees. Retiring in Texas allows active adults to stretch their nest egg further.

Texas is home to dozens of active adult communities, each with its own unique flair. Some are golf course communities while others feature state-of-the-art fitness centers. The best part? Many of these 55+ communities offer reasonably priced Texas homes for sale. If you’re specifically searching for North Texas 55+ communities, we're highlighting a handful of the most affordable retirement communities in the Dallas area.

Watermere at Southlake - Southlake, TX

Mid $100s - Low $1Ms

Trees and greenery surrounding the community sign for Watermere at Southlake in Texas

Watermere at Southlake features on-site dining, a stocked lake, multiple scenic ponds, and more.

With Texas homes for sale starting in the mid $100s, Watermere at Southlake ranks as one of the most affordable retirement communities in the Dallas area. Active adult homebuyers can choose from attached and custom single-family homes. A homeowners’ association (HOA) handles lawn care and common area maintenance.

Residents have access to numerous resort-style amenities, including a full-service day spa that offers massages and nail and hair salon services. Watermere at Southlake also features on-site dining, a stocked lake, multiple scenic ponds, and a fitness center with an indoor lap pool.

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Sweetwater at Light Farms - Celina, TX

Low $200s - Low $400s

About an hour outside of Dallas, Sweetwater at Light Farms offers Texas homes for sale that start in the low $200s. Upon completion, this active lifestyle community will contain 200 homes that range from 1,376 to 2,825 square feet. Active adult homebuyers can customize with features such as bay windows, sliding glass doors, and outdoor living space.

Homeowners can enjoy a fitness center and multipurpose rooms at the community clubhouse. Sweetwater at Light Farms also contains an on-site bar and restaurant, a pool and patio, a fire pit, and two dog parks. Residents can participate in some friendly competition at the community’s bocce ball, tennis, and volleyball courts.

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Cove of Hickory Creek - Red Oak, TX

Low $200s - Low $300s

Interior view of a living room in a model home at Cove of Hickory Creek in Red Oak, Texas

Residents can take advantage of numerous entertainment options nearby.

Cove of Hickory Creek is nestled in Red Oak, just 20 miles south of Dallas. This gated active lifestyle community is one of the most affordable retirement communities in the Dallas area, offering homes for sale that start in the low $200s. These single-family homes range from 1,259 to 2,233 square feet and feature main-level owners’ suites and walk-in closets. Many residences include front porches and family rooms with gas fireplaces. An HOA takes care of lawn care.

Residents can take advantage of numerous entertainment options nearby, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Alley Cats Entertainment, and Cinemark Movies 14. Cove of Hickory Creek is also located near several health care providers, giving homeowners peace of mind.

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Villas at Willow Grove - McKinney, TX

Mid $200s - Low $300s

Villas at Willow Grove rounds out our list of the most affordable retirement communities in Dallas. This active lifestyle community in McKinney contains attached homes for sale that range from 1,259 to 1,691 square feet. An HOA covers tasks like lawn mowing and weeding, giving residents a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Amenities include a clubhouse with an exercise room and a multipurpose room. Homeowners can head outdoors to enjoy the community’s pool, patio, picnic and barbecue areas, and walking and biking trails. Villas at Willow Grove also contains a dog park, a community garden, and a pond.

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Villas in the Park - Fairview, TX

Low $200s - Low $400s

Lounge chairs beside the outdoor pool at Villas in the Park in Fairview, Texas

Amenities in Villas in the Park include a clubhouse with a well-equipped fitness room.

If you’re looking for low-maintenance living in an affordable retirement community, check out Villas in the Park. This active lifestyle community in Fairview contains 227 attached and single-family homes. Many residences feature granite countertops and private patios. Residents pay an HOA fee, which covers lawn mowing, weeding, fertilizing, watering, and edging.

Amenities in Villas in the Park include a clubhouse with a well-equipped fitness room, an outdoor pool and patio, walking and biking trails, and a basketball court. Residents can also enjoy outdoor recreation at nearby Lavon Lake, Bratonia Park, and Ridgeview Memorial Park.

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