Dallas stands out as one of the best places to retire in Texas. From spectacular scenery to top-notch healthcare, there are many reasons why active adults choose to retire in Dallas. Active adults who are drawn to the energy and excitement of Big D have several 55+ communities to choose from, all of which offer homes for sale for $300,000 or less.
Here’s a look at five active lifestyle communities that allow active adult homebuyers to find a home that fits within a $300,000 budget.
Mid $200s – High $700s
A gated community in Denton, Robson Ranch is primarily geared toward residents age 55 and older. However, a portion of this golf course community is reserved for residents who are 40 and older. Active adult homebuyers can explore a variety of single-family and attached homes available on a new and resale basis in 25 floor plans. Homes range in size from 1,404 to 3,746 square feet and feature open kitchens, spacious great rooms, and expansive outdoor living space. Upon completion, Robson Ranch will contain 7,200 residences.
This age-restricted community offers more than 60 clubs including dog club and pottery club along with regularly held events such as Wednesday dine out and Bible study.
When it comes to amenities, homeowners can enjoy The Pinnacle, which offers a weight and cardio room, an indoor lap pool, a whirlpool, saunas, and a full-service salon. The community also contains a library, a computer lab, an arts and crafts studio, a woodworking shop, and a ceramics studio. Golfers can enjoy the 18-hole Wildhorse Golf Club, which offers a fun and challenging round for golfers of all experience levels.
Mid $200s – High $700s
Del Webb’s Frisco Lakes gives active adult homebuyers a selection of nearly 3,000 homes for sale that start in the mid $200s. Located along the shores of Lake Lewisville, this 55+ community features homes in a variety of sizes and styles that are designed with active adults in mind. Homes require minimal maintenance and feature expansive great rooms, ample outdoor living space, and gourmet kitchens.
Homeowners can enjoy abundant amenities, including a 28,000-square-foot Village Center and Sports Complex that includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, a ballroom, an indoor walking track, a library, and a learning center, and an indoor lap pool and spa. A community fitness instructor plans a variety of fitness classes and events, including tennis and golf tournaments and water aerobics.
Outdoor amenities include horseshoe pits, pickleball courts, and an outdoor pool and patio. Golfers have access to the 18-hole Frisco Lakes Golf Club, a par-72 course that winds through the community and features a few holes tucked along the shores of Lake Lewisville.
Mid $200s – Mid $400s
Active adult homebuyers can stay within a $300,000 budget in Ladera Mansfield. This brand-new, 55+ community in Mansfield will contain 186 homes upon completion, including a select number of attached homes. Two floor plans—Perla and Sabina—offer 1,390 or 1,494 square feet. Single-family homes range in size from 1,519 to 2,511 square feet, providing all living space on a single story.
Some homes can include an optional second floor while all homes are energy-efficient and designed with crown molding, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances.
A homeowners’ association within Ladera Mansfield takes care of landscaping and lawn maintenance, including a water-well system that protects against water shortages. Homeowners can take advantage of a low-maintenance lifestyle and enjoy the community’s many amenities.
This 55+ community has a 4,500-square-foot clubhouse currently under construction, where residents can enjoy physical recreation and social events. Outdoor amenities include a heated pool, a patio with firepits, walking and biking trails, pickleball and bocce ball courts, and scenic ponds.
Mid $200s – Low $400s
Del Webb at Trinity Falls offers a variety of Dallas, Texas homes for sale that range in size from 1,306 to 2,605 square feet. Upon completion, this active lifestyle community will contain 537 single-family homes across 127 acres. Many homes will feature sunlit morning rooms, guest suites, open floor plans, and central kitchens, while other homes will include breakfast nooks, oversized pantries, and spacious covered back patios.
Located within the master-planned community of Trinity Falls, this age-restricted community gives residents access to many amenities. Homeowners can take advantage of a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, more than 20 miles of walking and biking trails, and a resort-style swimming pool.
The Club (the clubhouse for all Trinity Falls residents) contains a sunset terrace, an open-air pavilion with an oversized fireplace, and an amphitheater that overlooks a lake. Residents can also enjoy a disc golf course, a dog park, and 450 acres of open space. Active adults who love spending time on the water will enjoy the canoe and kayak launch the community plans to develop.