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With more than two dozen retirement communities, Dallas attracts many active adult homebuyers in search of an affordable home. 

Dallas is one of the best places to retire in Texas. The city contains more than two dozen retirement communities that offer Texas homes for sale in a variety of floor plans, styles, and price points. Active adult homebuyers living on a fixed income can also discover many reasonably priced homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Here’s a look at four of the most affordable retirement communities in Dallas.

Watermere at Southlake – Southlake

Mid $100s – High $800s

Active adult homebuyers on a budget don’t have to sacrifice amenities at Watermere at Southlake. This 55+ community in Southlake offers a robust assortment of resort-style amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, a yoga and Pilates studios, a library, multi-purpose rooms, and a billiards and cards room. Homeowners can also enjoy a full-service day spa that offers massages as well as nail and hair salon services.

Residents of Watermere at Southlake don’t have to leave their neighborhood to dine out. The community features several onsite dining options, including La Mer Restaurant, which offers modern cuisine in an elegant setting, and River Bend Café, which serves lighter fare in a casual atmosphere. Stone Ridge Lounge is the neighborhood’s full-service bar, offering regular happy hours. 

Homes in this active lifestyle community range from 2,127 to nearly 4,000 square feet. In The Residences, active adult homebuyers can browse 106 attached and custom homes that feature 10-foot ceilings and first-floor master suites. A homeowners’ association fee takes care of lawn care, common area maintenance, landscaping, and exterior maintenance, freeing up residents’ time to spend how they wish.

The South Village features custom cottages built by four builders. Homeowners pay an HOA fee and can access the clubhouse for an additional fee.

Villas in the Park – Fairview

Low $200s – Low $300s

Developed between 2007 and 2014, Villas in the Park contains 227 single-family and attached homes available on a resale basis. This active lifestyle community in Fairview has a community clubhouse that includes a multipurpose room and a well-equipped exercise room.

Outdoor amenities include a pool and patio, a basketball court, walking and biking trails, a picturesque pond, and a gazebo. When it comes to staying socially engaged, homeowners can meet new friends and mingle with neighbors at holiday gatherings, pool parties, and potluck dinners. They can also get together with others for Bible study, game nights, movie nights, and Bunco. 

Designed with brick and stone exteriors, single-family homes offer up to 2,588 square feet of living space. These homes also feature private outdoor spaces and open floor plans. Low-maintenance attached homes feature private patios, first-floor master suites, and granite countertops. A homeowners’ association fee covers lawn mowing, weeding, fertilizing, watering, and edging, allowing residents a carefree lifestyle.

Isabella Village at Savannah – Aubrey

Mid $200s – High $200s

Conveniently situated in Denton County, Isabella Village at Savannah offers a variety of affordable Texas homes for sale. This age-restricted community contains 180 single-family homes that range in size from 1,212 to 2,398 square feet.

Homes are designed with upgrades such as granite countertops, custom oak cabinets, and built-in Whirlpool Energy Star appliances in the kitchen. Master bathrooms feature oversized vanity mirrors, dual vanities, garden tubs, and cultured marble countertops. 

Part of the master-planned Savannah community, Isabella Village at Savannah puts residents within 20 miles of Plano, 35 miles of Dallas, and 40 miles of Fort Worth. However, homeowners don’t have to travel far to enjoy exciting activities and engaging social opportunities. This 55+ community offers organized events such as exercise classes, canasta, poker, and bingo. Homeowners can also relax at a matinee movie or challenge friends with mental aerobics.

At the 20,000-square-foot Club Savannah, residents can take advantage of a well-stocked library, a three-story fitness center, a café and juice bar, and a craft room.

Del Webb at Trinity Falls – McKinney

Mid $200s – Low $400s

Del Webb at Trinity Falls is Del Webb’s third active adult community in Dallas-Fort Worth. This up-and-coming 55+ community in McKinney will contain 537 single-family homes upon completion.

Situated along 127 acres, homes in this age-restricted neighborhood will range in size from 1,306 to 2,605 square feet. Many homes will feature sunlit morning rooms, open floor plans with central kitchens, and guest suites. Some homes will include features such as oversized pantries, breakfast nooks, and covered back patios. 

Part of the master-planned Trinity Falls community, Del Webb at Trinity Falls gives residents access to abundant amenities. Homeowners can enjoy a 10,000-square-foot private clubhouse, more than 20 miles of walking and biking trails, a resort-style swimming pool, and courts for bocce ball and pickleball. The community plans to hire a full-time lifestyle coordinator to organize social events and clubs.