One of the largest cities in the United States, with a multicultural vibe all its own, Houston has happily escaped most of the recent economic issues. In 2009, Houston was named the healthiest housing market in the United States, making it one of the best retirement destinations in the United States for retirees who want to stay active. Shopping and fine dining rub elbows here with top-quality major league sports teams and a dazzling variety of artistic and cultural events. Urban, sophisticated, affordable, and easily accessible with direct flights from every major city in the United States, whats not to like?
It is no wonder that Houston has been attracting retirees from across the country who want to enjoy low-cost living in a warm climate near a large city. While the number of 55+ active adult retirement communities in Houston doesn’t come close to other large city rivals such as Phoenix, Tucson and Palm Springs, there are several active adult communities in Houston’s metroplex. Big name builders are taking notice to this previously untapped market for active adult retirement communities in Houston. Del Webb, the nations largest builder of 55+ active adult retirement communities has tapped Houston as its next new location for expanding the Del Webb name. Del Webb Houston in Richmond on Houston’s southwest side will soon open for active adult residents. This will mark Del Webb’s fourth active adult community in Texas after their Sun City Texas in Georgetown, Frisco Lakes near Dallas and Hill Country Retreat in San Antonio properties.
But retirees who want to live in an active adult Houston retirement community or age-restricted community don’t have to wait for Del Webb to begin construction. There are already several desirable active retirement communities in Houston. Just north of Houston in The Woodlands there are several fully completed 55+ communities. The active adult communities in The Woodlands include Windsor Hills and Windsor Lakes. Both communities were built by Lennar and are fully completed with clubhouses and mature landscaping.
Of course, buyers who want to live in a Houston active adult retirement community are not limited to The Woodlands. There are several other active adult communities near Houston. Heritage Towne Lake in Cypress, TX is an active adult community 25 miles northwest of Houston. It includes both new and resale homes centered around a magnificent 350-acre lake that features 15 miles of shoreline. Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch in Katy, TX is another of the desirable 55-plus active adult retirement communities near Houston. It is a unique age-restricted enclave within the Cinco Ranch master-planned community.
For active adult buyers who want a 55+ retirement community on the south or southeast of Houston, there are several options including BellaVita and Country Place in Pearland and The Village at Tuscan Lakes in League City, TX. Many of the 55+ age-restricted active adult communities in Houston, Texas host an exciting array of amenities that typically include a clubhouse, fitness center, walking trails, tennis courts and hobby and craft studios. Unlike most of the active adult communities in other states such as Arizona and Nevada, the active adult retirement communities in Houston do not include on-site golf courses. However, avid golfers should not be deterred since many of the Houston 55+ communities are located in areas with ample golf courses nearby. Plus, many of the active adult retirement communities around Houston have worked out special rates for residents to enjoy at nearby courses.
One of the most desirable attributes of the active adult retirement communities in Houston is the exciting lifestyle available to the residents. Many of the active adult communities in Houston include an activity director who plans fun trips, social outings, club meetings and community parties. Plus, many of Houston’s best active adult communities feature a variety of clubs and interest groups that cater from everything to sports and fitness to cards and crafts.With the size of Houston coupled by the city’s many desirable attributes it is likely that the number of 55+ active adult retirement communities in Houston, TX will continue to grow. Here is a list of all of the current 55+ active adult retirement communities in Houston:
View All Houston 55+ Active Adult Communities: Del Webb Houston – Richmond, TX (Coming Soon), Windsor Hills – The Woodlands, TX, Windsor Lakes – The Woodlands, TX, Heritage Towne Lake – Cypress, TX, Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch – Katy, TX, BellaVita – Pearland, TX, Country Place – Pearland, TX, The Village at Tuscan Lakes – League City, TX