The great state of Texas is home to many master-planned communities that combine incredible amenities with affordable housing prices. Add in the state’s incredible weather and you have a magnet for retirees. Developers responded to this demand by designing active adult communities for the 55+ crowd. The following are six of the best active adult communities in Texas.

Isabella Village at Savannah

One of the more intimate active adult communities is Isabella Village at Savannah, located just north of Dallas in Aubrey, Texas. Although the neighborhood has only 180 homes, amenities include the 20,000 square foot Club Savannah, a café and juice bar, fitness center, ballroom, and a library with fireplace for curling up with a great book.

When it’s time to venture out, the greater D/FW area is only a short drive away. If hiking and fishing are more your style, the Ray Roberts State Park is right around the corner. Home designs include energy-efficient features and customizable upgrades. Floorplans range from 1,212 to 2,398 square feet, with prices starting in the mid $200s.

CountryPlace in Pearland

Thirty minutes south of Houston, you’ll find the charming CountryPlace 55+ community, in Pearland, Texas. There are over 800 homes here, with prices starting in the mid $100s. Floorplans are functional yet attractive, most with gorgeous views of either the lake or the golf course.

CountryPlace offers residents a wide array of amenities designed to support an active lifestyle. At the center all the community’s social and physical activities lies the Clubhouse. Here you’ll find a library, fitness area, a craft room to let your creative side roam free, and a multi-purpose room for any special events or groups to meet. Step outside for a game of tennis, a dip in the pool, or a stroll along one of CountryPlace’s walkways. Finally, play 18 holes on the CountryPlace Golf Course.

Sun City Texas

Just north of Austin, you find the state’s largest active adult community, Sun City Texas. Here you’ll find three championship golf courses, 86,000 square feet of amenities, and nearly 10,000 homes.

All activity revolves around The Village Center at Sun City. This central hub features a grand ballroom with stage and dance floor, billiards hall, computer lab, library, and much more. Sun City Texas also helps residents stay healthy with a state-of-the-art fitness center, athletic courts, swimming pools, and three golf courses. If you’re looking for people to share your passions and hobbies, there are over 50 chartered clubs and interest groups, including pottery, woodworking, quilting, gardening, hiking, and photography.

When you’re ready to venture out, Austin and its many attractions are only a short drive away. You can also check in with Sun City Texas’s Lifestyle & Activities Department, which is always organizing something fun for residents to do.

Floorplans include single-family detached and attached duplex homes, ranging from 940 to over 3,000 square feet. Prices start in the high $100s.

Hill Country Retreat

An oasis in the heart of Texas, Hill Country Retreat is less than 30 minutes north of San Antonio yet surrounded by the wide open space Texas is famous for. This 55+ community offers residents a variety of amenities, starting with the 28,000 square foot Resort clubhouse. The Resort includes a state-of-the-art fitness center and aerobics studio, and indoor pool. In addition, the clubhouse is home to numerous multi-purpose rooms where residents participate in an array of community-building activities.

Del Webb designed all of the single-story, single-family homes in Hill Country Retreat. In addition, homebuyers may customize their new home with an optional second story. Square footage ranges from 1,109 to 2,691 square feet, with prices from the low $200s.

Robson Ranch in Denton

Surrounded by acres of rolling green space, Robson Ranch in Denton, Texas is an active adult community featuring world-class amenities. Although the primary age group is 55+, the age restriction drops to 40 in certain areas.

Most of the community’s activities revolve around the Robson Ranch Clubhouse – 17,500 square feet of fun and excitement. The ballroom seats 400 and serves as host to dances, speakers, and theatrical performances. In addition, the clubhouse offers residents a catering kitchen and numerous multi-purpose rooms. There’s also a part 72 golf course designed by Gary Stephenson.

Homebuyers have multiple floorplan options ranging from 1,404 to 3,746 square feet. Design details include open kitchens, spacious great rooms, and entertainment-friendly outdoor living space. Home prices start in the low $300s.

The Village at Tuscan Lakes

Nestled between Houston and Galveston you’ll find The Village at Tuscan Lakes in League City. Amenities at this 55+ community include a resort-style pool with beach entry, stocked pond for fishing, putting green, and 12,000 square foot clubhouse. This is where the residents gather to socialize, work out in the fitness center, relax with a good book in the library, or take a class in the aerobics studio. There’s also an arts and crafts studio, billiards room, and ballroom for event hosting. When it’s time to venture out, the sights and sounds of Houston are only a short drive away. Or, head south to the ocean. The Village’s Activities Director stocks the social calendar with loads of outings so there’s always something fun to do. Homes come in a variety of floorplans and sizes to fit any budget, any need. Models range from 1,109 to 2,581 square feet and buyers have numerous customization options. Prices start in the high $200s.