Top 4 Retirement Communities in Houston

A water slide that empties into a small pool sits just west of a large, lagoon-style pool at Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch.

A lagoon-style pool at Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch is just one amenity that residents can enjoy.

Houston is a vibrant city with diverse communities. That’s just as true for Houston’s retirement and active adult communities.

Here’s a list of the top four 55+ communities that Houston has to offer and some of the amenities that any active adult will love for years to come.

1. Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch

The gated community of Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch is within the master-planned community of Cross Creek Ranch, giving residents access to a diverse community as well as the privacy of an age-restricted community when like-aged company is desired.

Residents of Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch enjoy natural surroundings with lakes, hike ad bike trails and a lagoon-style pool. A future clubhouse will have a lifestyle director to help residents engage in activities that will keep them active, their mind sharp and their connections with neighbors lasting.

With more than 15 spacious floor plans to choose from, home shoppers will easily be able to find the home of their dreams.
                                                                                                The entrance sign at Del Webb-The Woodlands has a waterfall and pond in front of it and several small bushes.

2. Del Webb-The Woodlands

A leader in the active adult lifestyle for years, Del Webb has brought their research and knowledge to The Woodlands. This gated 55+ community not only includes many amenities to help residents stay fit — pickle ball and tennis courts, a fitness center, walking trails — but it includes social activities to help them stay social too.

Homes in the community are thoughtfully researched to make sure residents can live life easily and conveniently. Extra storage space ensures downsizing residents don’t have to get rid of a lifetime of memories, while floor plans with guest suites mean it’s not too crowded when kids and grandchildren visit and lowered microwaves and raised dishwashers are just a few ways to make it easier to age in place.

                                                                                            Four bocce ball courts sit outside the community amenity center at Del Webb Sweetgrass in Richmond, Texas.

3. Del Webb Sweetgrass

This wonderfully affordable (three of the homes start at less than $200,000) retirement community does not skimp on the amenities. A state-of-the-art amenity center features an indoor pool, pool tables and a fitness center with an aerobics room. Outdoor amenities include an outdoor pool with a beach entry, tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts and a boat house with launch.

Again, Del Webb takes its expertise in 55+ homebuyers and offers homes that are made with thoughtfulness: homes include conveniently located laundry rooms so homebuyers don’t have to lug laundry long distances and spa-like master baths with zero-entry showers make getting ready for the day luxurious and safer.

                                                                                This model home at Bonterra at Woodforest in Montgomery, Texas, has space enough for a table with six five seats and a tufted headboard accent wall with bench.

4. Bonterra at Woodforest

Aptly named, Bonterra at Woodforest is surrounded by forests of oak and pines trees and is close to the Woodforest Country Club. Residents enjoy such amenities as a lagoon-style pool and hike and bike trails that take advantage of the community’s natural scenery. The Admiral Bark Park is ideal for residents with dogs.

The plethora of homes in the community feature open floor plans for entertaining, covered patios that extend living space to the outdoors. A full-time lifestyle director ensures monthly and annual social activities such as Derby Day and Oktoberfest celebrations and more.

These four active adult communities in Houston are among the top retirement communities that the area has to offer. By making a list of the lifestyle that suits you and the amenities that you would like, you can easily find the right retirement community in Houston for you. Search NewHomeSource to find your new home today.
Patricia L. Garcia is an award-winning journalist and former content manager for NewHomeSource. You can find her on Google+.

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