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

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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 in Texas, job opportunities in city areas, and more reasonable home prices.  This page covers three great regions: Austin, Houston and San Antonio.  Dallas is on a separate page.

The most popular locations for retirees are the Texas Hill Country around Austin and Georgetown, an Austin suburb.

Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Go here to find 55+ homes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area (separate page).

Counties in the Austin area

Williamson County

Liberty Hill  

LOCATION: Liberty Hill, Texas

FEATURE:   In award-winning master community of Santa Rita Ranch

CONTACT:  Ronald Reagan Blvd. and Tower Rd., Liberty Hill, TX - 833-405-8655

In resort-like, award-winning master community of Santa Rita Ranch, northwest of Austin, by Toll Brothers.  Miles of nature trails in a rural neighborhood.  Single homes pricing starts $300's.  15 miles to Georgetown, TX, area.  Ronald Reagan Blvd. and Tower Rd., Liberty Hill, TX - 833-405-8655

downtown Austin and riverDowntown Austin

Round Rock

LOCATION:  Round Rock

FEATURE:   Homes and resort amenities made for your new lifestyle

CONTACT:   (Model home open daily to view or make appointment with agent) 4900 Fiore Trail, Round Rock -  512-845-7350 

A fast-growing suburb of Austin.  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 $300's.


Sun City Texas model home by Del WebbRender by Del Webb

LOCATION:  Georgetown

FEATURE:   Del Webb amenities

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

DISTANCING FEATURES:  This community in a  popular Texas city has 3 golf courses, 2 fitness centers, outdoor sports fields, and large pool.  There are 5 large floor plans.  The Martin Ray has a huge pantry for food storage. 

There are small to large floorplans from $300's.  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.

travis county


LOCATION:  Lakeway 

FEATURE:   Tuscan-style homes; Yacht Club and Marina - Horseshoe Bay

CONTACT:   111 Medici Ave., Lakeway, TX - 512-327-1200 - Contact them for pricing.

Award-winning 55+ community In Lakeway features Tuscan-style homes, Yacht Club and Marina. In Texas Hill Country next to Lake Travis and 25 minutes to downtown Austin. 200+ townhomes and villas and now golf estates - With upscale finishes and many customized options.  A resort lifestyle with clubhouse and concierge.  Membership in Yacht Club and Marina.  Lakeway Sailing Academy is nearby. 

LOCATION:  Horseshoe Bay

FEATURE:   Nearby Horseshoe Bay Resort; Resort styled

CONTACT:   819 Summit Rock Blvd., Horseshoe Bay - 830-693-0424

Managed by Legend Communities Tuscan Village retirement community.  This one near Lake LBJ and HB Resort.  Prices  start in $700's but prices change so verify current information.  Just 300+ Townhomes, villas and golf estates. 

NextGen Homeplan design in Master Community

  • 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 an over 55 community but this plan lends itself to many uses for those over 55.  This community has an adult pool with swim-up bar. 903 Highlands Blvd., Lakeway - 512-617-1776
  • Also, there are over 30 neighborhoods some with condo lock and leave lifestyles. Amenities include golf. Call the Rough Hollow Welcome Center at 512-617-1776

Austin Area 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

55+ Resale Communities 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.

Future community-Margaritaville coming to texas

  • Latitude Margaritaville communities - will be expanding from Florida into Texas. This 55+ brand has been wildly popular in Florida with a "laid-back" vibe.  No one knows what cities in Texas will be chosen or when but you can stay in touch with the brand and get future updates on their communities and lifestyle.

New 55+ Communities in Houston Area   Houston is the largest city in Texas.

LOCATION:   Houston

FEATURE:      Luxury condos by Beazer Homes

CONTACT:    6804 Westview Dr., Houston - 281-214-0450

55+ community - new location northwest of Houston -  condo community.  From $360's.

The Woodlands

LOCATION:  The Woodlands

FEATURE:   Resort lifestyle

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

North of Houston - Spacious homes from $400's.  Plans from 1700SF.  Final opportunities now. Shown by appointment only.

  • 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. 

Independent living in houston area

Spring, Tx

LOCATION:   Spring, TX

FEATURE:      Independent senior living by Discovery Senior Living 

CONTACT:     8215 Cypresswood Dr., Spring - 832-802-7477

1- and 2-bedroom senior apartments for lease.  Restaurant-style dining.  Housekeeping, wellness programs, concierge and many more amenities.  See their website or give them a call for more information.


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.
Starting $300's.  By Taylor Morrison. (Woodforest  is a top master community.) 


LOCATION:  Fulshear outside Houston

FEATURE:     Resort amenities; 1223-2712 SF approx.

CONTACT:    7733 Fulshear Blvd., Fulshear - 281-626-8839 

From $280's.  Just outside the metropolitan Houston area.  Check out the great starting price.  Plus the great amenities that include:

  • walking trails
  • indoor and outdoor pools
  • 18-hole putting course
  • pickleball, bocce ball and more recreation and social events.
  • Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch

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 $299's.



FEATURE:  Marina access to Lake Conroe. 

CONTACT:  By Beazer Homes

Resort-styled community.  Duets homes in master community  - start price $390's.  


FEATURE:    9-hole golf course; private marina on Lake Conroe; pool; trails    

CONTACT:  9854 Vista Ridge Creek, Willis Tx - 936-220-4500

9 miles north of Conroe.  Near Houston but in a more country area.   Starting $290's. 

Care community in houston area

  • Eagles Trace


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.

Houston Area Resales

  • 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
  • Del Webb Sweetgrass - Sold out - Richmond - Small to large square footage homes  3031 Persimmon Grove, Richmond -Price: $-$$ smaller square footage 2-bedroom homes in garden collection were from $190's - 29 miles southwest of Houston - Brazos Town Center across street - 3 collections: Garden, Classic, and Estate - Amenities and golf. 
  •  Grand Mission Estates - Richmond - Spacious patio homes - 8006 Bellaria Lake Lane - By Lennar - Spacious patio homes started from $200's-$300's.  
  • Foster's Ridge by Freedom - Conroe - Master Community; large homes value-priced. 14002 Autumn Creek Ct., Conroe - Single homes started $280's.  Rec Center, pool and more.  Access to The Woodlands (verify).  Gated section for adults.  
  •  Water Crest on Lake Conroe - Conroe - In master community on Lake Conroe - 8302 Hibiscus Court, Conroe - Country ambience - Large homes started $240's.  In master community of Water Crest on Lake Conroe. Amenities include pools, recreation, clubhouse and more.
  • Heritage Grand - America by Lennar - Clubhouse, community center, pool, trails, gated for active adults. Just west of Houston in Katy.   
  • Four Seasons at BellaVita by K Hovnanian Homes - Pearland near Houston area (17 miles) - Harris County - Sold out.
  • Heritage Grand - K Hovnanian - 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, Katy, Texas - Katy in Fort Bend County near Houston (28 miles) - big homes and small prices - Sold out.
  • Four Seasons Heritage at Towne Lake - K Hovnanian - Cypress in Harris County 27 miles Northwest of Houston - 2400 acre resort community. Stocked lake for fishing and boating. Hiking trails. 
  • Heritage at Towne Lake In Cypress Texas by Village Builders - Price: $-$$ - 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
  • Wellspring at Tamarron Sold Out - Katy - In master community Tamarron - 29031 Karloo Walk Court, Katy 
  • By DR Horton - Gated enclave of only 109 spacious single homes. Started from upper $200's - resort amenities - Some lake view lots.

  • 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 area

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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. 

Kendall County



FEATURE:   Access to Esperanza master plan; 35 miles to downtown San Antonio

CONTACT:   106 Miraval, Boerne, North of San Antonio

Priced from $400's -Medium to large single homes by Toll Brothers.  Amenities will include clubhouse, resort-style pool, pickle ball, bocce and more.

LOCATION:  San Antonio

FEATURE:   Del Webb amenities

CONTACT:   12801 Thornbrooke, San Antonio - 210-741-9720

(starts $306'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    

Independent living in San Antonio 

  • 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

Independence Hill and Independence Village

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

 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 started upper $200's to mid-$300's.  411 Mission Hill Run, New Braunfels  SOLD 
  • The Orchards at Valley RanchSan Antonio - In Valley Ranch master community by Freedom Homes - 9203 Sundrop Valley, San Antonio - Medium to large 2-bedroom homes started from $290's.  Focus on active adults.  Resort amenities. 
  • The Reserve at Hill Country Retreat - Sold At Alamo Ranch by Lennar - large homes designed to impress - Gated, luxury clubhouse with 2 pools, tennis court, trails, recreation and more.   28000 SF Clubhouse  -  Started in $290's.  12318 Desert Palm, San Antonio

Newest 55+ Communities in Texas Chart

NAMELocation/Starting PriceLink
1. Regency at Santa Rita RanchLiberty Hill/$300'sSee More
2. Gatherings at Chambers CreekWillis/$390's See More
3. Regency at EsperanzaBoerne/$400'sSee More
4. Del Webb FulshearFulshear/$280'sSee More
5. Gatherings at WestviewHouston/$300'sSee More
6. Del Webb in Chambers CreekWillis/$290'sSee More
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Most Viewed on this Page

#1:   Tuscan Village

#2:   Regency at Santa Rita Ranch

#3:    Regency at Esperanza

My Notes

(Price changes are from when this page was updated not when the community changed prices and doesn't include all communities.)

---Added to Coming in 8/26/21:  Regency at Santa Rita Ranch in Liberty Hill near Georgetown; Del Webb Fulshear - coming 2022; Coming soon: Del Webb in Chambers Creek 5/2022; June 2022: Gatherings at Chambers Creek by Beazer

---Added to Coming 7/24/22: Regency at Esperanza

---Added to Final Opportunities to buy 8/26/21:  The Orchards at Valley Ranch

---Sold: Fosters Ridge; Orchards at Valley Ranch

---Prices Changed 8/26: Bonterra at Woodforest starting prices changed from $250's to $260's; Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch prices changed from low $200's to upper $200's; Sun City Texas start prices changed from $200's to low $300's; Foster Ridge start price from $200's to $280's; Orchards at Valley Ranch start price changed from $270's to $290's.    

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requirement in Texas

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