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Everything may be bigger in Texas, but these 55+ communities are perfect for smaller budgets.

Active adults seeking Texas homes for sale for around $225,000 can explore multiple 55+ communities in this price range. The Lone Star State is big, but it offers plenty of homes to fit smaller budgets. The active lifestyle communities below contain reasonably priced homes along with abundant amenities that make life fun and enriching. Read on to see what active adults can get for $225k in Texas.

Sun City Texas - Georgetown, TX

Low $200s - Low $1Ms

Interior view of an art room at Sun City Texas in Georgetown, Texas

 This 55+ community sprawls over 5,300 acres and contains 9,900 homes.

Within Sun City Texas, the largest active adult community in Texas, homebuyers will find plentiful amenities, a robust lineup of activities, and homes for sale starting below $200,000. Located 35 miles north of Austin in Georgetown, this 55+ community sprawls over 5,300 acres and contains 9,900 homes and three 18-hole golf courses.

Amenities include a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, a grand ballroom, a computer lab, a billiards hall, a library, and a 4,000-square-foot woodshop. Homeowners can also enjoy the softball field, gardening plots, dog park, and pickleball, bocce ball, and tennis courts.

Del Webb offers several dozen floor plans, including single-family and attached duplex homes that range from 940 to more than 3,000 square feet. Included features and potential upgrades range from custom outdoor living spaces to spa-like bathrooms and gourmet kitchens.

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Del Webb Sweetgrass - Richmond, TX

High $100s - Low $500s

The outdoor pool beside the clubhouse at Del Webb Sweetgrass in Richmond, Texas

This community contains a natural creek, a 50-acre lake, and four miles of walking trails.

Del Webb Sweetgrass is a 55+ community situated on 500 acres in Richmond, southwest of Houston. In addition to affordable Texas homes for sale, this community contains a natural creek, a 50-acre lake, and four miles of walking trails.

Homeowners have access to a rich variety of amenities, including a boat launch, an outdoor amphitheater, a fire pit, a resort-style outdoor pool and whirlpool spa, and a pavilion area. The fully-staffed clubhouse includes a fitness center with an indoor lap pool. Residents can also enjoy a Wellness Center, a continuing education center, and an internet cafe.

Del Webb began construction in 2011, and Sweetgrass will contain 1,500 residences upon completion. Available in three series, homes range from 1,109 to 3,800 square feet. Homebuyers can choose from three exterior façades and select from premium lots that offer greenspace or water views.

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Hill Country Retreat - San Antonio, TX

Low $200s - Low $400s

Interior view of a lounge area at Hill Country Retreat in San Antonio, Texas

Homeowners always have something fun to do at Hill Country Retreat thanks to a full-time activities director.

Started in 2006, Hill Country Retreat is an active adult community in San Antonio that will contain 2,090 single-family homes upon completion. Homes range from 1,109 to nearly 3,000 square feet and include features such as crown moldings, 10-foot ceilings, and gourmet kitchens. Some homes also include an optional second-floor loft.

Homeowners always have something fun to do thanks to a full-time activities director who plans events such as Wednesday night movies, Friday night socials, ski trips, and nature trips. A 28,000-square-foot clubhouse offers a fitness center, an aerobics studio, an indoor pool, an indoor walking track, and several multipurpose rooms. For outdoor recreation, residents can stay fit on the tennis and bocce ball courts or go for a morning jog along walking and biking trails that wind through the community.

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Villas in the Park - Fairview, TX

Low $200s - Low $400s

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Here, active adult homebuyers can browse single-family and attached homes available for resale.

Villas in the Park in Fairview is another active lifestyle community that contains Texas homes for sale in the $225,000 range. Here, active adult homebuyers can browse single-family and attached homes available for resale. Developed between 2007 and 2014, this 55+ community contains 227 homes that offer up to 2,588 square feet. Residents pay a reasonable homeowners’ association (HOA) fee that takes care of watering and edging, weeding, fertilizing, and lawn mowing.

A community clubhouse allows residents to stay physically and socially engaged. Homeowners can stay in shape at the well-equipped exercise room and enjoy outdoor amenities such as a pool and patio, a basketball court, walking and biking trails, and a scenic pond. Residents can join in a variety of events and activities, including pool parties, potluck dinners, Bible studies, and game nights.

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Amberwood at Fall Creek - Humble, TX

High $100s - High $200s

A green grass meadow with trees in a city park in Humble, Texas

Homeowners enjoy a rich variety of amenities, including two 18-hole golf courses.

Located 15 minutes from Downtown Houston, Amberwood at Fall Creek is the only enclave of maintenance-free homes within the master-planned community of Fall Creek. The attached homes in this Humble community are designed with active adults in mind, featuring first-floor master bedrooms.

Some of the 58 homes are designed with a second level while all homes feature elegant cabinetry, plentiful storage, and excellent layouts. Homes also feature Energy Star appliances and programmable thermostats. Yards are maintenance-free, giving homeowners more time to pursue their favorite pastimes.

Homeowners enjoy a rich variety of amenities, including two 18-hole golf courses, a 31,000-square-foot practice range, and a clubhouse with a full-service restaurant. At The Park at Fall Creek, a resort-style activity complex, residents can take advantage of lighted tennis courts, a picnic area, an aquatic center, and a pool with a whirlpool spa and cabana.

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