Looking to retire in Texas? Then you will want to find a retirement community that offers everything you need for a relaxing and fun time.
With dozens of retirement communities in Texas, there is something for everyone. Your ideal community may not be the same as someone else's, so consider your preferences. Nonetheless, Robson Ranch, Sun City Texas, and Kissing Tree are all great choices.
Take a closer look at some of the best retirement communities in Texas and learn more about choosing which one is a good fit for you.
Best Retirement Communities In Texas
Whether you live in Texas at the moment, your loved ones live there, or you want to retire in the state, you will have plenty of options. We've gathered the top-rated communities, but you will also have to consider your preferences and budget.
Texas Retirement Communities: How To Choose
As mentioned, everyone is different. Some people will only retire in a community with a golf course, while others need an outdoor pool. Maybe you need a community where your family is welcome to visit you and spend the night, or perhaps you prefer one where no one under 55 can spend the night. It all depends on you.
As you look at retirement options, keep the following considerations in mind.
- City and city amenities
- On-site amenities (golf, pools, tennis, activities, etc.)
- Types of homes
- Size of homes
- Price of homes
- Medical care (on-site as well as nearby)
- Level of care or assistance
- Restaurants (on-site and nearby)
You will also want to keep these factors in mind if you decide to consider 55+ communities in Texas that didn't make our list.
Alamo Country Club (Alamo, TX)
The Alamo Country Club is in the Rio Grande Valley, and there are just 526 homes, making it one of the smaller retirement communities in Texas. This is a great choice for those who love golf, as it has a nine-hole course, driving range, chipping greens, putting greens, and leagues that play year-round. Of course, you also get a fitness center, a library, group activities, and a ballroom. This is among the more affordable options, with homes starting at just about $100,000.
Amberwood At Fall Creek (Humble, TX)
Fall Creek as a whole is large, but Amberwood is a small development within it that only has 58 residents. This means you get the quiet and privacy of a small community within a larger community filled with amenities. Fall Creek features Redstone Golf Club, and you can also take advantage of the aquatic center and golf course. And if you want more excitement, you are just 15 minutes from downtown Houston.
Del Webb Sweetgrass (Houston, TX)
Just to the southwest of Houston, Del Webb Sweetgrass covers 500 acres of land. It includes a 50-acre lake, a natural creek, and four miles of trails for walking. You can also work up a sweat at the bocce ball, tennis, or pickleball courts or in the fitness center.
Frisco Lakes (Frisco, TX)
Frisco Lakes sits along the shore of Lake Lewisville, giving residents gorgeous views about 30 miles to the north of Dallas. Choose properties from the mid $200,000 to the high $600,000. Enjoy the on-site bars and restaurants. Get creative in the art studio or visit the library or learning center. When you want more activity, visit the fishing pond or boating lake. Or head to the 18-hole golf course, fitness center, sports fields, indoor walking track, or outdoor trails. Frisco Lakes also has a clubhouse, game rooms, and a ballroom.
Hill Country Retreat (San Antonio, TX)
This is a Texas retirement community with gorgeous, natural landscaping and nearby hills, historic oak trees, and waterfalls. The result is feeling as if you are in a luxury resort. Prices start at the low $200,000 and go up to the low $400,000 on the 2,000 homes. Members can take advantage of the resort clubhouse with its library, game and billiards rooms, and catering kitchen. The clubhouse is also where you will find social activities, classes, and hobby rooms. Work out in the fitness center or swim in the pools, of which there are both indoor and outdoor options. Or use the sports courts and fields or walk along the outdoor trails. If the weather is poor, use the indoor track instead.
Kissing Tree (San Marcos, TX)
Kissing Tree features single-family homes for between the mid $200,000 to the low $500,000. The community as a whole spans 20 acres and includes plenty of outdoor amenities, such as an 18-hole course for golf and putting, plus a driving range. You can dine at one of the restaurants within the community or attend a performance at the event stage or theater. Craft in the art studio or make use of the BBQ area and fire pit. Walk or bike along 18 miles of trails, use the sports courts and field, or work out in the fitness center. Swim in the pool or enjoy the indoor and outdoor bars. The community even has a Biergarten.
Longhorn Village (Austin, TX)
This active retirement community gives you plenty of ways to stay fit and active, including a Health Care Center. There are also plenty of activities, dining options, fitness classes, live concerts, and support groups. There are even trips. Best of all, living in Longhorn Village is maintenance-free, with weekly landscaping and housekeeping.
Onion Creek Village On The Park (Austin, TX)
Among the various 55+ communities in Texas, this is among the most urban options, as it is just 15 minutes south of downtown Austin. Choose from single-family or attached homes. Residents get to enjoy resort-style amenities, such as a 27-hole championship golf course. The Onion Creek Club features a fitness center, a pro shop, and fine dining. As a bonus, you can transition to assisted living options as you get older and need more assistance.
Paloma Creek (Little Elm, TX)
Paloma Creek is just north of Dallas, so you still have easy access to all the city has to offer. This gives you the small-town feel with the amenities of a city. And you may not even want to venture outside of Paloma Creek. It features junior Olympic pools as well as trails for biking and hiking.
Robson Ranch (Denton, TX)
Robson Ranch is a good option even for early retirees, as a section is dedicated to 40+ residents. Most of the community, however, is for 55+. The fact that there are younger residents means that you will find plenty of amenities for an active lifestyle. These include sports courts, an aquatic center, a fitness center, and an 18-hole golf course. Other amenities include biking and walking trails, fishing lakes, gardens, and parks. You can also dine at the restaurant by the golf course, attend a performance in the theater, read in the library, or enjoy crafts in the art studios. You can also book an appointment at the full-service salon.
Sun City Texas (Georgetown, TX)
Sitting in Texas hill country, you can expect scenic views at Sun City Texas. You can find duplex homes from the high $100,000, estate homes in the low $1 million, and everything in between. Among those options, you get your choice of layouts and home styles. Living in the community gives you access to three golf courses, a fitness center, pools, entertainment rooms, sports fields, and miles of trails for biking or walking. Relax in the library, bring your pup to a dog park, or take your grandkids to a playground.
Tavolo Park (Dallas, TX)
Tavolo Park offers your choice of home types. You can also choose from various neighborhoods and enjoy the town lake and trails. Or head to the Big Table, the main activity and fitness center. Here, you will find a pool, bocce ball, and other amenities. This is a newer community, and homes start from $300,000.
Additional 55+ Communities In Texas To Consider
In addition to all of the retirement communities in Texas already mentioned, there are plenty of other great options. Consider the following:
- Affinity Retirement (Round Rock, TX)
- Atria at the Arboretum (Austin, TX)
- Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch (Fulshear, TX)
- Boot Ranch (Fredericksburg, TX)
- CountryPlace (Pearland, TX)
- The Continental (Austin, TX)
- Del Webb Sun City (Georgetown, TX)
- Del Webb at the Woodlands (Houston, TX)
- Foster's Ridge (Conroe, TX)
- Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch (Katy, TX)
- Isabella Village at Savannah (Dallas, TX)
- The Stayton at Museum Way (Fort Worth, TX)
- Tuscan Village at Horseshoe Bay (Horseshoe Bay, TX)
- The Village at Tuscan Lakes (League City, TX)
- Willis Ranch (San Antonio, TX)
Whether you plan on golfing, want to swim, want to be close to nature, or want to live in a city, there are retirement communities in Texas for you. Any of the options mentioned above will be a great place for you to live a long and happy life. You have to decide which city or area of the state you prefer and which amenities you need.
Shawn Manaher is a former financial advisor, has founded 5 online businesses, and is a coach, speaker, podcast host, and author. He's been featured on Forbes, The Consults Corner on TAE Radio, The Writing Biz, What's Your Story, and more.