Evening view of the cafe tables along the riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas

Budget-minded active adults should consider these attractive communities in San Antonio, Texas.

Active adult homebuyers looking for San Antonio, Texas homes for sale can browse single-family and attached homes in a variety of sizes, styles, and price points. Alamo City offers abundant choices, from established communities near downtown to brand-new 55+ communities in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

It’s no surprise that San Antonio is a great retirement city. Retirees enjoy a low cost of living, an inviting culture, and plenty of recreation opportunities. If you’re interested in moving to San Antonio and want to stick to a budget, we've got three active adult communities in the area with homes for sale for $300k or less.

Scenic Hills - Schertz, TX

Mid $100s - Mid $200s

Active adults looking for homes for sale in Texas on the outskirts of San Antonio can pay a visit to Scenic Hills. This established 55+ community is located in Schertz, which is 25 miles from San Antonio.

Developed by U.S. Homes between 1982 and 1989, this community offers resale homes ranging from 1,294 to 2,270 square feet. Some homes feature plantation shutters, Corian countertops, and open floor plans. A few homes even offer views of the neighboring golf course. A homeowners’ association fee covers lawn care, guard service, an underground sprinkler system, and common area maintenance.

Scenic Hills offers a well-rounded assortment of amenities, including RV parking and a 13,000-square-foot clubhouse called The Lodge. Residents can enjoy an exercise room, an arts and crafts studio, a multi-purpose room, a library, a ballroom, a card room, and a billiards room. Outdoor amenities include four shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, two tennis courts, and a pool and patio. Residents can get some exercise along the community’s walking and biking trails or pause for some fresh air in the gazebo.

Learn more information about Scenic Hills here.

Hill Country Retreat - San Antonio, TX

Low $200s - Low $400s

Del Webb started Hill Country Retreat in 2006, and Village Builders added to the mix in 2013 with its purchase of 100 lots. Upon completion, this active adult community will contain nearly 2,000 single-family homes. Residents enjoy easy access around San Antonio due to the community’s proximity to Loop 1604 and Highway 151.

Whether active adults are looking to downsize or they want flowing floor plans for entertaining, they can find a home to suit their specific needs and preferences. Hill Country Retreat offers several elevations, upgrades, amenities, and floor plans. Homes built by Del Webb in this community offer single-story living with an optional second floor. These homes range in size from 1,109 to 2,691 square feet. Village Builders offers an additional six floor plans that provide between 2,150 to 2,838 square feet of living space. These energy-efficient homes feature crown molding, gourmet kitchens, and 10-foot ceilings.

A full-time activities director ensures there’s always an exciting event or activity to check out. Homeowners can meet new neighbors at potluck dinners or mingle with friends at Friday night socials, Wednesday night movies, and walking clubs. Active adults who want to pick up a new hobby or enjoy a cherished pastime can join the painting group or needlecraft and scrapbooking groups. Residents come together over many shared interests, including cycling, bowling, cards, and fitness.

Hill Country Retreat offers a robust array of amenities within a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse. Homeowners can enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center with an aerobics studio in addition to an indoor pool that offers lap lanes, free swim, and water aerobics. An indoor walking track above the indoor pool allows active adults to exercise in any weather. Outdoor amenities include two bocce ball courts and tennis courts as well as several biking and walking trails, some of which lead to nearby lakes.

Learn more information about Hill Country Retreat here.

The Orchards at Valley Ranch - San Antonio, TX

Low $200s - High $300s

Active adult homebuyers can stick to a $300k budget within The Orchards at Valley Ranch. This active lifestyle community is slated to contain 88 single-family homes upon completion. D.R. Horton began constructing homes in 2017, giving homeowners desirable features such as fireplaces and courtyards. Homes range in size from 1,675 to 2,245 square feet. A homeowners’ association takes care of all community maintenance.

Residents can stay physically and socially active at the community’s 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, which includes a well-equipped exercise room along with a catering kitchen. Outdoors, homeowners can enjoy a picnic at the open-air pavilion, pick up a friendly basketball game, or swim laps in the pool. When grandchildren come for a visit, residents can take them to the pool’s waterpark, which includes two spiraling waterslides.

Learn more information about The Orchards at Valley Ranch here.