Over 55 Communities in Texas..gaining in popularity (43 new and resale)

downtown Austin and Colorado RiverDowntown Austin and Colorado River
photo by K Patalsky

Over 55 communities in Texas continue to be a strong choice for retirement due to low cost of living and mild climate.  I would add to that availability of retirement communities, job opportunities in city areas, and reasonable home prices.  However, home prices have moved up in Texas in recent years. 

The most popular areas for retirees are the Texas Hill Country and Georgetown.


Dallas/Ft Worth area



San Antonio area/New Braunsfel

Newest Communities in Texas Chart

New homes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area 

LOCATION:  Flower Mound

FEATURE:   Large homes on single level      

CONTACT:  3754 Legends Path - 469-608-8828 - Open Daily - You can book an appointment from their website to see.

By Lennar - Single homes from upper-$300's - nice amenities include gated, clubhouse, pool, pond, trails. Large homes on single-level or 1 and 1/2 levels. Square footage from 2054-3310 (always verify with builder.)

Ladera Mansfield homeBy Integrity Group

LOCATION:  Mansfield

FEATURE:   1 mile to Shoppes di Lucca and 3 minutes to golf club

CONTACT:   1900 E. Debbie Lane, Mansfield - 877-235-6149 - Open Daily

186 semi-custom homes, Euro-styled, with Activity Center, pool, grilling area, walking trails and more. Lake and park views.  Small to large homes from $200's-$400's.  Gated and low maintenance features.

Isabella Texas model home by Nathan CarlisleRender by Nathan Carlisle Homes

LOCATION:  Savannah, TX

FEATURE:   In master community Savannah

CONTACT:   905 Dogwood Trail, Savannah - Ph: 972-347-5458

Within the master community of Savannah which is 38 miles north of Dallas and near Denton. Small to medium square footage homes with many recreational amenities. By Nathan Carlisle homes.  Starts low $200's. 

Robson Ranch model homeRender by Robson Ranch


FEATURE:   Gated with roving patrol; Wildhorse Golf Club

CONTACT:   9501 Ed Robson Blvd., Denton, TX - 940-246-2000 - Open Daily

By Robson Communities - Active adult resort lifestyle. 35 miles north of Dallas. Gated with roving patrol, views and single ranch homes with resort amenities.  Medium to large single homes and villas from $260's-$700's.    Pickle ball is popular here with expansion coming.  Some plans have golf cart garage.  Phone for villas availability and pricing: 888-988-3927. 

Watermere at Southlake Texas condosPhoto by Watermere


LOCATION:  Southlake

FEATURE:   Area amenities include Southlake Town Square for more activities, shopping and restaurants.

CONTACT:   Union Church Rd West of Davis Blvd., Southlake, TX - 817-337-2964

Dallas/Ft.Worth area - Price: $$-$$$$ - Luxury condominiums, cottages and villas in a gated community with home ownership selling fast.  Also assisted living available called Isle at Watermere - meals included in monthly fee.  Area amenities are upscale. 

  •  Grenadier at Southlake - 251 Watermere Dr., Southlake, by Grenadier Homes - gated patio homes start $700,000's. 817-488-0700


FEATURE:   Small town; 18-hole golf

CONTACT:  1011 Pasatiempo Dr., Frisco, TX - 877-293-2289

Small town with big shopping venues - on shores of Lake Lewisville in Frisco.  Price: $$-$$$ - starts $235,990. - Offers wide variety of amenities including 18-hole golf, amenity center, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, planned parks and trails, Fitness.  Small town ambience.

Easy access to Dallas/Ft. Worth airport (30 miles).  9 miles to Centennial Med Center and 5 miles to Baylor Med Center - Clubs and social activities with Lifestyle Director.  3-night visit stay available (see rules). 

  • Brookdale Ridgmar

LOCATION:  Ft. Worth

FEATURE:   Independent Living

CONTACT:   2151 Green Oaks Rd., Ft. Worth - 866-880-7199

Independent living apartments - outdoor garden.

LOCATION:  Grapevine

FEATURE:   Oversized lots

CONTACT:   4679 Trevor Trail, Grapevine - 817-488-0700

Not designated over 55 but focused on amenities for seniors: low maintenance, clubhouse, fitness, pool, walking trails, forest views and more.  Also, oversized lots, green building, front porches, some with 3-car garage. Easy to get to airport.  Large homes from upper $300's.  By Grenadier Homes.  

LOCATION:  Flower Mound

FEATURE:   Large patio homes in small community

CONTACT:   200 Flower Mound Rd., Flower Mound - 817-488-0700

By Grenadier Homes - Just 98 large patio homes in gated community - Clubhouse, pool, walking trails and more. Large back porches.  From the $400's.

LOCATION:  Highland Village  

FEATURE:   1 mile to The Shops at Highland Village

CONTACT:   For more information, call 877-235-6149/817-430-3318.

Proposed for Future at 1010 Chinn Chapel Rd., Highland Village - By Integrity Group - Area amenities include The Shops at Highland Village and Whole Foods Market.  100 homes planned with proposed starting prices to be $270's-$500's.  Aclivity Center, pool, recreation and more. 

Compare New Communities in Dallas:

Name Starting Location Type Design Size
Frisco Lakes $200's Frisco Single Ranch Med.
Grenadier $700's South Lake Condo Modern Med.
Isabella $200's Savannah Singles Classic Med.
Ladera Highlands $200's Highlands Village Singles Classic Small
Ladera Mansfield $200's Mansfield Single Luxury Med.
The Legends $300's Flower Mound Single Euro Med.
Orchard Flower $400's Flower Mound Patio Modern Small
Robson $200's Denton Singles/villas Upscale Large
Stonebridge (not 55+) $300's Grapevine Singles Classic Med.
Watermere $500's South Lake Condo Modern Med.

Sold Out in Dallas/Fort Worth

  • Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club - Active adult community - by Lennar at Fairview - North of Plano. Clubhouse, Fitness, gated, golf, pools, tennis, bocce.  Restaurant.  Resales.
    465 Scenic Ranch Circle, Fairview - 972-886-4700
  • Villas of Stone Glen - By Integrity Group - Gated community of 115 patio homes now sold out - Beautiful use of stone - Activity Center, pool and more.  301 Borland Rd., Keller, TX

downtown Austin and Colorado RiverDowntown Austin and Colorado River
photo by K Patalsky

New in Austin Area-Georgetown-Lakeway

Heritage at Vizcaya

LOCATION:  Round Rock

FEATURE:   Homes and resort amenities made for your new lifestyle

CONTACT:   4900 Fiore Trail, Round Rock -  512-845-7350 - Open Daily

Very convenient to downtown Austin with work centers, medical, educational and more.  2 and 3-bedroom medium to large single-story Taylor Morrison homes.  Planned amenities include pool, hot tub, fire  pit, tennis, clubhouse, lifestyle director, and more.  Medium to large homes from mid-$200's.

Sun City Texas model home by Del WebbRender by Del Webb

Sun City Texas by Del Webb

LOCATION:  Georgetown

FEATURE:   Del Webb amenities

CONTACT:   1501 Sun City Blvd., Georgetown - 877-627-9700

Price: $-$$$ - From $208,990.  About 45 minutes to Austin.  Gateway to Texas Hill Country.   Miles of scenic hiking, Village center, golf, fishable lake, indoor/outdoor pools and recreation. Three golf courses.

Heritage Oaks model home by Jimmy Jacobs in TexasPhoto by Jimmy Jacobs

LOCATION:  Lakeway

FEATURE:   Tuscan-style homes; Yacht Club and Marina

CONTACT:   111 Medici Ave., Lakeway, TX - 512-327-1200

In Lakeway by Legend Communities - In Texas Hill Country 25 minutes to downtown Austin.  200+ townhomes and villas start in low $300's to $600's - Upscale finishes - many customized options - Resort-style - Clubhouse with concierge - community library - Membership in Yacht Club and Marina - Lakeway Sailing Academy nearby.  New and resale.

  • The Overlook at Rough Hollow Lakeway - Village Builders offers a Next Gen home which is a separate suite (a home within a home).  This suite can be used for parents, returning children, etc.  Not over 55 but this plan lends itself to many uses for those over 55. Priced in $300's. This community has an adult pool with swim-up bar.
    903 Highlands Blvd., Lakeway   

Care Communities

  • Emeritus at Plaza on the River - Continuing care community with independent and assisted living.  
    135 Plaza Dr., Kerrville - 512-774-3995
  • Longhorn Village - associated with University of Texas for lifelong learning - Independent living apartments and luxury villas - life care available if needed - deposit and monthly fee -  amenities include pool, social activities, day spa.  Within Steiner Ranch master community and near Lake Travis.
    12501 Longhorn Pkwy, Austin - 512-266-5600

Sold Out in Austin

  • Heritage Oaks - By Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes - in Georgetown. Property taxes in Georgetown among lowest in Texas.  Medium to large single homes started $280's.  4805 Big Bend Trail, Georgetown
  • Lake Ridge - In the Rough Hollow Lakeway master community - Gated spacious courtyard homes adjacent to marina (not over 55).  From $500's. (Other offerings at Rough Hollow include large homes with casitas at The Bluffs.)  903-Highlands Blvd., Lakeway 

Also see our article about the Texas Hill Country

Go to Georgetown City Website  for more information.

New in Houston Area

Houston is the largest city in Texas.

Now Selling! - Wellspring at Tamarron


FEATURE:   In master community Tamarron

CONTACT:   Open Daily. 29031 Karloo Walk Court, Katy - 864-908-5660 (Terri, Sales)

By DR Horton - Gated enclave of only 109 medium-sized single homes to be built in the master community of Tamarron - From mid-$200's - resort amenities will include Lifestyle Director.  Some lake view lots.   

LOCATION:  The Woodlands

FEATURE:   Resort lifestyle

CONTACT:   FM1488 and Old Conroe Rd., The Woodlands - 866-210-6878

North of Houston - Grand Opening now.  Spacious homes from upper $200's-$400's.  Plans from 1700SF.  Models now open.

Del Webb Sweetgrass model homeThe Classic Collection

LOCATION:  Richmond

FEATURE:   Small to large square footage homes  

CONTACT:   3031 Persimmon Grove, Richmond - 866-232-6072

Price: $-$$ smaller square footage 2-bedroom homes in garden collection from $180's - 29 miles southwest of Houston - Brazos Town Center across street - 3 collections: Garden, Classic, and Estate - Amenities and golf.  Overnight stay available.   

  • The Woodlands 

LOCATION:  The Woodlands

FEATURE:    Award-winning Master planned community

CONTACT:   Town Center: 2000 Woodlands Parkway
Development Company: 281-719-6300; Open: Every day

North of Houston - Many types of villages in this master planned community began in the 70's--Apartments, assisted living, over 55 and village-styled communities for golf, lake, gated and woodland. 

More in Houston, Texas:

LOCATION:  Montgomery

FEATURE:   Award-winning Large community

CONTACT:   102 Beautyberry Court - 281-670-1007 - Open Daily

Montgomery - Live life in a forest in the Houston area.  Planned 700 homes around Woodforest Golf Club.  Resort-style with future clubhouse, Lifestyle Director and lagoon pool.
Start $230's.  By Taylor Morrison. (Woodforest  is a top master community.)  

LOCATION:  Fulshear

FEATURE:   In award-winning master community

CONTACT:   5403 Golden Manor Dr. - 

By Taylor Morrison - this is the 2nd Bonterra Community in the Houston area. Gated community on 268 acres offering same amenities as the Woodforest community (verify).  Planned 700 single homes in this popular master community.  Starting low-$200's.  

LOCATION:  Houston

FEATURE:   Care community

CONTACT:   14703 Eagle Vista Drive, Houston - 800-917-1060

By Erickson for 62+ - Care community in West Houston.  Deposit and monthly fee required (check financials when there is a deposit--% of deposits are not refundable until someone replaces it-verify.)  Independent apartment homes with care available if needed. Tour the Audubon Clubhouse.  Pool, activities, fitness, 2 restaurants.

Sold out in Houston area

  • Bellavita at Green Tee by Village Builders - Near downtown Houston (17 miles) - Harris County - attached garden homes started in the $200's and Veranda Collection from $230's  - Clubhouse, pool, activities. Energy Star builder.  Resales.
    1548 N. Riviera Circle, Pearland
  • Heritage Grand - America by Lennar - Clubhouse, community center, pool, trails, gated for active adults. Just west of Houston in Katy.   
  • Four Seasons at BellaVita by K Hovnanian Homes - Pearland near Houston area (17 miles) - Harris County - Sold out.
  • Heritage Grand - K Hovnanian - 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, Katy, Texas - Katy in Fort Bend County near Houston (28 miles) - big homes and small prices - Sold out.
  • Four Seasons Heritage at Towne Lake - K Hovnanian - Cypress in Harris County 27 miles Northwest of Houston - 2400 acre resort community. Stocked lake for fishing and boating. Hiking trails. 
  • Heritage at Towne Lake In Cypress Texas by Village Builders - Price: $-$$ - Various resort-style collections started in $180's to upper $200's.   
  • Bentwater on Lake Conroe in Montgomery 54 miles North of Houston. Luxurious resort with many amenities including golf, tennis, Yacht Club, Fitness, water, marina/boating.  Not age-restricted.
    100 Bentwater Dr., Montgomery, TX
  • The Village at Tuscan Lakes by Pulte Homes - League City near Houston. Gated single medium to large size homes started high $100's ($190's). 2-3 bedroom ranch homes.  Minutes to Galveston. 2 collections:  Classic and Estate. Check out some of the amenities:
  • outdoor pool with beach entry and outdoor spa
  • 12000 SF clubhouse and recreation
  •  social clubs, volunteering, card games, recreation and more
    League City Pkwy and Tuscan Village Dr. - 866-864-6631
  • Windsor Lakes  The Woodlands  - North of Houston - Resort lifestyle - lock up and go - Montgomery college for lifelong learning classes designed for seniors.  Pool, hot tub, activities, billiards, shuffleboard. Front lawns maintained.  1 Lake Windsor Circle, The Woodlands, TX

New in San Antonio

Texas Hill Country mountain viewsTexas Hill Country mountain views

The Northern part of San Antonio features medical centers and universities. There are biking and hiking trails in its parks and in The Hill Country.  This is one of the most popular areas for retirement in Texas. The "Y" is active here.  Nutrition-conscious menus in its restaurants are common. Thousands of students and academics live in the area. 

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LOCATION:  San Antonio

FEATURE:   28000 SF Clubhouse    

CONTACT:   12318 Desert Palm, San Antonio - 210-937-1059 - Open Daily

At Alamo Ranch by Lennar - large homes designed to impress - Gated, luxury clubhouse with 2 pools, tennis court, trails, recreation and more.  Start in $280's.  

LOCATION:  San Antonio

FEATURE:   Del Webb amenities

CONTACT:   Singing Water and Del Webb Blvd., San Antonio - 800-580-8436

Price: $-$$$ (starts high $100's) - Premier gated active adult community in San Antonio - Entry features cascading waterfalls for a private resort feeling. Drive down Del Webb Blvd. to experience water fountains, paths and beautiful 2-3 BR ranch homes. Area features beautiful hill country views and lots of wildlife.  28,000 SF Amenity Center - Projected homes: 2000    

  • Dominion Village San Antonio

LOCATION:  San Antonio

FEATURE:   Gated golf community

CONTACT:   8 Dominion Dr., San Antonio

Within golf membership community - gated, concierge, clubhouse, housekeeping, fitness, heated pool and more. Independent and assisted living.   210-887-5500

LOCATION:  San Antonio

FEATURE:   Independent living

CONTACT:   20550 Huebner Rd., San Antonio - 210-615-4000

At Stone Oak San Antonio - age 62+ concierge, walk paths, hobby studios. Independent retirement community with services and resort-styled.  Deposit required.   

Sold in San Antonio

New Braunfels Between San Antonio and Austin:

  • The Enclave at Westpointe Village - Texas Hill Country By Chesmar Homes - 32 miles to San Antonio - 48 miles to Austin - Near Canyon Lake - walk to shopping - large 2 to 5 bedroom homes start upper $200's to mid-$300's.  411 Mission Hill Run, New Braunfels  

Newest 55+ Communities in Texas Chart

NAMELocation/Starting PriceLink
1. LaderaMansfield/$200'sSee More
2. Orchard FlowerFlower Mound/$400'sSee More
3. Wellspring at TamaronKaty/$200'sSee More
4. Del Webb at the WoodlandsThe Woodlands/$200'sSee More
5. Bonterra at WoodforestMontgomery/$200'sSee More

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