Texas 55+ Apartment Communities: Why They’re Popular

55+ apartment communities are popular throughout Texas—and for good reason. They offer an active, social lifestyle for those 55 and over that many find attractive, and they can be affordable. Bear in mind, however, that each 55+ apartment community is different, with varying atmospheres, activities, and amenities. You’re not just choosing a place to live—you’re choosing a lifestyle and a community. It’s important to take your time and find one that’s a great fit.

Sometimes referred to as age-restricted communities, 55+ apartment complexes don’t just offer a place to live to their residents—they offer a social connection with like-minded neighbors of a similar age. These communities are very popular with older adults in many states, including Texas.

Most of these communities have one rule in common: you must be over a certain age to live there. Usually, the minimum age is 55, although it may be as old as 62. In general, families with children are not allowed, and there may be strict rules about how long grandchildren are allowed to visit. However, some communities are stricter about minimum age limits than others.

In most cases, only one person in the household must be at or above the age limit—but there may be lower restrictions for other household members. For instance, spouses may need to be at least 40 and children must be 18 or older. In some complexes, younger residents are allowed to live in a certain percentage of units.

55+ apartment communities differ from housing and condo communities with age restrictions. While the latter are usually pricey—requiring residents to buy the condo or house as well as pay high monthly fees for services and maintenance—age-restricted apartments are rentals, and the prices can be surprisingly affordable.

Prices run the gamut from under $1,000 per month in some areas—including in Austin—to $2,000 per month and considerably more. The price depends on a range of factors, including location, amenities, services, and the size of the apartment.

In Texas, a tax credit program gives developers incentive to keep their rents below market rates. In addition, some communities allow their residents to rent parts of their units to adults under the age of 55, keeping costs down.

Many apartment complexes with a 55+ age restriction offer amenities such as pools, tennis courts, fitness centers, walking and hiking trails, Internet cafés, and event centers. The higher-end communities may offer chef-prepared meals, concierge services, on-site spas, and more.

The goal of many age-restricted living communities is to bring residents in contact with each other—and build a sense of connection. To that end, there are often activities available such as live concerts, cooking and fitness classes, shopping trips, movie and game nights, hiking and walking, shopping trips, and other excursions. These vary widely depending on what’s locally available as well as your price point.

There are significant health benefits to choosing to live in one of these communities. Studies resoundingly show that older people stay healthy and independent longer when they can maintain an active and socially connected life—something that’s strongly encouraged in 55+ apartment communities. An environment that encourages gentle activity and reduces social isolation can help older adults lower their risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and a host of other mental and physical health problems.

Even less active seniors can benefit from these communities. Most 55+ apartment communities are handicapped-accessible and provide opportunities for physical activity at a range of ability levels. While healthy, active seniors are usually the target demographic, some 55+ age-restricted communities offer support services for those who need them, including help with housekeeping and errand-running, meal preparation, rides to doctors’ appointments, rehabilitation services, emergency call systems, grocery delivery, and medication reminders. Most 55+ apartment communities do not provide round-the-clock medical staff on site as a full nursing home facility would, but the services they do provide allow residents to stay independent for a long time—even with mobility challenges.

Texas 55+ Apartment Communities

 

Affinity at Monterrey Village Affordable Senior Apartments for Adults 55+

Affinity at Monterrey Village

9003 Vista West Dr. | San Antonio, TX 78245
Affinity at Monterrey Village is a senior living community with affordable rents specifically designed for active, mature adults 55 plus. Monthly rentals range from $1,367.00 – $2,345.00 plus, $150.00 / mo. per additional resident. Amenities include Nine spacious floor plans to choose from, spacious bathroom, beautiful well-equipped kitchens, ALL utilities paid, washer and dryers in every apartment, garages, and carports, fitness center, swimming pool and spa, Internet cafe’, community gardens, workshop, game room, Outdoor Kitchen & BBQ and more! There are scores of activities you can participate in—or choose not to. Your lifestyle is whatever you want it to be. Pet-Friendly. Conveniently located to Boerne, New Braunfels, San Marcos, and Schertz, TX. MORE DETAILS >>


Affinity at Wells Branch Austin Senior Apartment Living for Adults 55+

Affinity at Wells Branch

14508 Owen-Tech Blvd. | Austin, TX 78728
Affinity at Wells Branch is an affordable senior living community for active adults 55+ with monthly rentals ranging from $1,299.00 to $2,085. Apartment and community amenities include: Nine spacious floor plans to choose from, spacious bathroom, beautiful well-equipped kitchens, ALL utilities paid, washer and dryers in every apartment, garages and carports, fitness center, swimming pool and spa, Internet cafe’, community gardens, workshop, game room, Outdoor Kitchen & BBQ and more! Living at Affinity is like having 30,000 square feet of extra living space. There are scores of activities you can participate in—or choose not to. Your lifestyle is whatever you want it to be. Pet-Friendly.Conveniently located to Cedar Park, Leander, Pflugerville and Round Rock, TX. MORE DETAILS >>


Attiva Park Apartments - Fort Worth 55+ Senior Apartment Community

Attiva Park Senior Apartments

3850 Silverton Circle | Fort Worth, TX 76133

Attiva Park is an attractive, tranquil apartment community for residents age 55 years and older. Our comprehensive social calendar brings neighbors together for games, exercise, crafts, and much more. Attiva Park offers apartment floor plans from 1 to 3-bedrooms. Each apartment boasts soaring 9 ft. ceilings, crown molding, balconies, and brand new granite counter tops. Our residents also enjoy community features such as an outdoor swimming pool, walking trails, game and craft rooms, and wellness center in addition to our community social gatherings. Visit our Fort Worth senior living community today! Rental Rates: $875.00 to $1,600.00. Conveniently located to Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, and Hurst, TX. MORE DETAILS >>

Bluffs Landing Senior Village, affordable 55+ senior housing.

Bluffs Landing Senior Village

3201 Bluffs Landing Way | Round Rock, TX 78665
Bluffs Landing Senior Village is an affordable independent senior apartment community for adults 55 plus. Our senior apartments in Round Rock, TX feature unique details with floor plan options to fit any budget. Every home features granite counter tops, Whirlpool Silver Energy Star appliances, cherry wood finished cabinets, and full-size washer & dryer connections. Our senior living apartments in North Austin feature a resort-style swimming pool with sundeck, an executive business center with computers & internet access, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and much more. Small Pet-Friendly. Onsite pet park. Visit our senior living community in Round Rock today! Conveniently located to Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, and Leander, TX. * * Age and Income Guidelines Apply.  MORE DETAILS >>


Creekside Villas Senior Village, a Senior Living Community in Buda, TX

Creekside Villas Senior Village

590 FM 967 | Buda, TX 78610
Creekside Villas Senior Village in Buda, TX is an independent senior living community for active adults 55 plus. Monthly Rentals: One Bedroom / One Bath From $361.00 – Two Bedroom / One Bath From $427.00 and Two Bedroom / Two Bath From $427.00. Five stories (with elevators) building offers the ultimate in residential options and amenities. Each of our apartment homes features the kind of living space you should expect. A truly convenient location with easy access to local expressways, shopping, dining, entertainment, hospitals and Austin is located only fifteen minutes away. Small Pet-Friendly. Contact Creekside Villas Senior Village today! * * Age and Income Guidelines Apply. Conveniently located to Driftwood, Kyle, and San Marcos, TX.  MORE DETAILS >>


Denton Creek Senior Living - Independent Senior Living Community in Denton, TX

Denton Creek Senior Living

13471 Raceway Drive | Roanoke, TX 76262
Denton Creek Senior Living is an apartment community for active adults 55+ that offers a lifestyle free of responsibilities and full of active living. We take Section 8 which is low income, the age requirement is 55+, but there are no income requirements. Denton Creek Senior Living events calendar is full of fun and exciting social and cultural activities designed by our resident’s wishes. We will also transport you to the events and attractions of your choice. Services include utilities, linen and housekeeping services, transportation, maintenance, fun and exciting social and cultural activities. Visit Denton Creek Senior Living today and find out why you’ll soon be calling us home! Pet-Friendly.Conveniently located to Denton, Fort Worth, and Grapevine, TX.  MORE DETAILS >>


Lake Travis Independent Living - Lakeway TX Senior Living

Lake Travis Independent Living

302 Medical Parkway | Lakeway, TX 78738
Welcome to Lake Travis Independent Living, a newly built independent living community that opened early 2017 and offering 140 pet-friendly apartments, luxurious amenities like a theater and library, and lots of living space with 30 percent devoted to common areas. Here you’ll enjoy daily chef-prepared meals, on-site concierge services, and dozens of social and wellness activities — all in the community of Lakeway, Texas – just minutes away from Lake Travis. Respite stays subject to availability. Pet-Friendly. Conveniently located to Austin, Bee Cave, Horseshoe Bay, Lakeway and Spicewood, TX. MORE DETAILS >>


Leander Station Senior Village - Affordable Senior Living in Leander, TX

Leander Station Senior Village

11450 Old 2243 West | Leander, TX 78641
Leander Station Senior Village is a modern and visually striking apartment community for independent senior adults 55+. Our grand, four-story building (with elevators) and 24 Casitas offer the ultimate in residential options and amenities. Take pleasure in peaceful country living where sunsets are a daily treat in this idyllic environment. Our “Time to Live Life Well” program promotes wellness through a wide variety of activities. Visit our affordable senior living community in Leander today! Pet-Friendly. Conveniently located to Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, and Round Rock, TX. ** Age and Income Guidelines Apply. MORE DETAILS >>


Mariposa Apartment Homes at Bay Colony, a Dickinson Senior Living Community.

Mariposa Apartment Homes at Bay Colony 

1101 FM 517 | Dickinson, TX 77539
Mariposa Apartment Homes at Bay Colony in Dickinson, TX 55+ offers Variable Pricing Structure to Meet Your Specific Income Needs for active adults 55 plus. Our senior living community (with controlled gated access) includes a beautiful Craftsman-style three story buildings surrounding a centralized clubhouse area, a resort-style pool, fitness studio, card room with billiards, movie theater, library, beauty & barber salon and more. Located just west of IH-45 South near the FM 517 intersection and close proximity to hospitals, clinics, shopping, churches, grocery, entertainment and Hobby Airport. Visit our Dickinson senior living community today and see why we say “We Have a New Lease On An Active Adult Lifestyle!” Conveniently located to Baytown, Clear Lake, Friendswood, Galveston, La Porte, League City, Texas City, and Webster, TX.  MORE DETAILS >>


Mariposa Apartment Homes at Elk Drive - Burleson, TX

Mariposa Apartment Homes at Elk Drive

155 Elk Drive | Burleson, TX 76028
Mariposa Apartment Homes at Elk Drive in Burleson, TX offers Variable Pricing Structure to Meet Your Specific Income Needs for active adults 55 plus. Our 180-unit multi-family housing features include: 1 & 2 bedroom designs from 775 – 1,243 square feet, three story clubhouse and apartment building with elevators, controlled gated access, beautifully landscaped courtyard to name a few. Located just west of SW of Wilshire Boulevard and minutes from shopping, the Burleson Recreation Center, Bartlett Park, hospitals, clinics, churches and entertainment. Reserve one of four charming floor plans today that fits your 55+ lifestyle. Conveniently located to Alvarado, Cleburne, Crowley, Fort Worth, Joshua, Keene and Rendon, TX.  MORE DETAILS >>


Mariposa Apartment Homes at Ella Boulvard, affordable Houston senior living

Mariposa Apartment Homes at Ella Blvd.

16354 Ella Boulevard | Houston, TX 77090
Mariposa Apartment Homes at Ella Boulevard Houston offers Variable Pricing Structure to Meet Your Specific Income Needs for active adults 55 plus. Our beautiful Craftsman-style cottages all surround a three-story apartment/clubhouse facility featuring a resort-style pool, exercise studio, card and game room, movie theatre, library, beauty & barber salon and so much more. Just west of IH-45 North near the FM 1960 intersection and blocks from the northwest health centers and hospitals. Visit our Houston senior living community today. Small Pet-Friendly. Conveniently located to Champion Forest, Conroe, Cypress, and Spring, TX. MORE DETAILS >>


Mariposa Apartment Homes at Hunter Road, Senior Living in San Marcos, TX

Mariposa Apartment Homes at Hunter Road

2600 Hunter Road | San Marcos, TX 78666
The best part of Mariposa Apartment Homes at Hunter Road, for active adults 55 plus, is the affordability! Voted Property of the Year 2015 by the Austin Apartment Association, our beautiful three-story apartment, and clubhouse facility features a resort-style pool, fitness studio, card and game room, movie theater, library, beauty & barber salon, scheduled social activities and so much more. One Bdrms – $860.00 / Two Bdrms – $1,030.00. “Be Sure to Ask About Our Specials!!” Located minutes from the Central Texas Medical Center, outlet malls and more. Visit our San Marcos senior living community and see why we say “We have a new lease on an active adult lifestyle!”Conveniently located to South Austin, Buda, Driftwood, Kyle, and New Braunfels, TX. MORE DETAILS >>


Mariposa Apartment Homes at Jason Avenue, Affordable Senior Living in Amarillo.

Mariposa Apartment Homes at Jason Ave

509 Jason Avenue | Amarillo, TX 79107
Mariposa Apartment Homes at Jason Avenue in Amarillo, TX offers Variable Pricing Structure to Meet Your Specific Income Needs for active adults 55 plus. Features include a beautiful three-story apartment and clubhouse facility, resort-style pool, exercise studio, card and game room, movie theatre, library, beauty & barber salon, scheduled social activities and so much more. This affordable senior community for active adults 55+ has three comfortable 1 & 2 bedroom floor plans. Visit our beautiful senior living community in Amarillo today and see why we say “We have a new lease on an active adult lifestyle!” Pet-Friendly. One bedrooms starting from $625.00 / mo. MORE DETAILS >>


Mariposa Apartment Homes at Pecan Park - La Porte, TX

Mariposa Apartment Homes at Pecan Park

3535 Canada Rd. | La Porte, TX 77571
Mariposa Apartment Homes at Pecan Park in La Porte, TX offers Variable Pricing Structure to Meet Your Specific Income Needs for active adults 55 plus. Mariposa at Pecan Park is a beautiful Craftsman-style three-story community building (with elevators) surrounding a centralized clubhouse area featuring a resort-style pool, fitness studio, card room with billiards, movie theatre, library, beauty & barber salon and much more.Reserve one of four charming floor plans today that fits your 55+ lifestyle. Pet-Friendly. Conveniently located to Baytown, Clear Lake, Deer Park, Dickinson, Friendswood, Houston, League City, Pasadena, and Texas City, TX. MORE DETAILS >>


Mariposa Apartment Homes at Reed Road, Affordable Houston Senior Living

Mariposa Apartment Homes at Reed Road

2889 Reed Road | Houston, TX 77051
Mariposa Apartment Homes at Reed Road offers Variable Pricing Structure to Meet Your Specific Income Needs for active adults 55 plus. Located just one mile south of the 610 Loop on the 288 corridor in Houston is a beautiful craftsman-style cottages surrounding a three-story apartment and clubhouse facility. Enjoy our large outdoor resort-style pool, fitness studio, card and game room, movie theatre, library, beauty & barber salon and social activities. Minutes from the Texas Medical Centers, Hobby Airport, shopping and more. Visit our affordable senior living community in Houston today and see why we say “We have a new lease on an active adult lifestyle!”  Pet-Friendly. MORE DETAILS >>


Mariposa Apartment Homes at River Bend, Affordable Senior Living in Georgetown.

Mariposa Apartment Homes at River Bend

121 River Bend Drive | Georgetown, TX 78628
Mariposa Apartment Homes at River Bend in Georgetown, TX offers Variable Pricing Structure to Meet Your Specific Income Needs starting at $708.00 /mo. for active adults 55 plus. Beautiful craftsman-style cottages surrounding a three-story apartment. Clubhouse facility, resort-style pool, fitness studio, card and game room, movie theatre, library, beauty & barber salon, social activities and more. Five comfortable 1 & 2 bedroom floor plans available to choose from. Minutes from grocery shopping, churches, and major healthcare facilities. Visit our affordable senior living community in Georgetown today and see why we say “We have a new lease on an active adult lifestyle!” Small Pet-Friendly. Conveniently located to Belton, Cedar Park, Hutto, Killeen, Leander, Round Rock, Salado, Sun City, and Temple, TX. MORE DETAILS >>


Mariposa at South Broadway Joshua TX 55+ Independent Senior Living Apartments

Mariposa Apartment Homes at South Broadway

1211 South Broadway | Joshua, TX 76058
Mariposa Apartment Homes at South Broadway located in Joshua, TX (with easy access to Fort Worth) has something for everyone, including you. The beautiful traditional brick three-story Clubhouse and apartment buildings with elevators feature a resort style pool, fitness studio, card room with billiards, movie theatre, full library and study, pet park, beauty and barber salon, controlled gated access, resort style swimming pool and so much more! Our community offers three charming, one and two bedroom floor plans, with a variable pricing structure that meets your specific income needs. Pet-Friendly. Dog Park. Conveniently located to Alvarado, Burleson, Cleburne, Crowley, Fort Worth, Grandview, Joshua, Keene and Mansfield, TX. MORE DETAILS >>


Mariposa Apartment Homes at Spring Hollow - 55 Plus Apartments Saginaw, TX

Mariposa Apartment Homes at Spring Hollow

451 E. McLeroy Boulevard | Saginaw, TX 76131
Mariposa Apartment Homes at Spring Hollow in Saginaw, TX offers Variable Pricing Structure to Meet Your Specific Income Needs for active adults 55 plus. Our beautiful traditional brick three-story Clubhouse building surrounded by single story cottages features a resort style pool, fitness studio, card room with billiards, movie theatre, full library and study, pet park, beauty & barber salon and more. Our clubhouse is informal and comfortable, with covered porches out front and out back with plenty of room for sitting with friends and visiting family. It has a great room for gatherings and a kitchen for bringing in your favorite potluck dish. Conveniently located to Bedford, Fort Worth, Hurst, North Richland Hills, and Watauga, TX. Starting at $609.00 /mo. Pet-Friendly MORE DETAILS >>


Merritt Heritage Affordable Senior Apartments for Seniors 62+ Georgetown TX

 

Merritt Heritage For Active Adults 62+

4700 Williams Drive | Georgetown, TX 78633  

OPENING WINTER 2018!! Reserve Your New Apartment Today! Brand-new luxury (and affordable) senior living has a new destination – Merritt Heritage. Located in beautiful Georgetown, TX, just north of Austin, near Round Rock and Sun City our senior apartments have everything you are looking for in a comfortable, carefree lifestyle. With a great selection of floor plans to choose from you will love calling Merritt Heritage home. Our studio, one, and two bedroom apartments feature a variety of lavish interior finishes that you are sure to enjoy. Surround yourself with a fabulous lifestyle that offers faux wood flooring, built-in desks, stainless steel appliances, and so much more. Private patios with extra storage and spacious kitchen pantries provide you with even more convenience. Conveniently located to Austin, Georgetown, Round Rock, Salado and Sun City, TX. MORE DETAILS >>


Merritt Hill Country Senior Apartments for Active Adults 55+ Dripping Springs TX

 

Merritt Hill Country Senior Village

28865 Ranch Road 12 | Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Merritt Hill Country Senior Village, with an anticipated opening date of December 2017, will be a luxury senior apartment community located in beautiful Dripping Springs, TX just West of Austin. Our professionally designed studio, one, and two bedroom luxury residences were built with you in mind. Each of our apartment homes features the kind of living space you should expect to fit your favorite furniture and belongings. Private patios with extra storage and spacious kitchen pantries provide you with even more convenience. Pet-Friendly / Pet Park. Conveniently located to Austin, Buda, Dripping Springs, Kyle and Wimberley.  Reserve Your New Apartment Today! MORE DETAILS >>


Primrose of Shadow Creek, An Affordable Senior Living Community in Austin TX.

 

Primrose of Shadow Creek

1026 Clayton Lane | Austin, TX 78723

Primrose of Shadow Creek is an affordable senior living apartment community in Austin, TX for active, independent adults 55 plus. Primrose offers unbelievable apartments with lots of luxuries and pleasantries for the dollar. Located on five acres in the 290 & IH-35 area behind the Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse, Primrose of Shadow Creek features a Jr. Olympic swimming pool (wheelchair accessible), community center and library, large recreation room for social activities and events and a modern up-to-date kitchen area for entertaining. Visit our affordable senior living community today! Small Pet-Friendly. Conveniently located to Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Round Rock, TX. ** Age and Income Guidelines Apply. MORE DETAILS >>


San Gabriel Senior Village, An Affordable Senior Living Community in Georgetown.

 

San Gabriel Senior Village

2101 Railroad Street | Georgetown, TX 78626

San Gabriel Senior Village in Georgetown, TX is an affordable state-of-the-art apartment community for active independent adults 55+. This beautiful senior living development is where quality and affordability. Our affordable rental rates include EXTENDED basic CABLE TV, WATER, SEWER, and TRASH! Southwest Medical group on site twice a month. Located in a convenient location with easy access to local expressways, shopping, dining, entertainment, and hospitals. Visit our affordable senior living community in Georgetown TX today! Small Pet-Friendly. Conveniently located to North Austin, Round Rock, Salado and Sun City, TX. ** Age and Income Guidelines Apply.  MORE DETAILS >>


Skye Senior Living 55+ Apartments in Leander TX

 

Skye Senior Living

11350 Hero Way West | Leander, TX 78641

 

Skye Senior Living is located in Leander, TX just North of Austin. We are the epitome of luxury living. Our exclusive senior living community is ideal for active adults 55+ who desire top-tier services while maintaining their privacy and independence, all in a luxurious resort-quality environment. Enjoy spacious apartment accommodations and a variety of floor plans to meet the needs and preferences of residents. With an array of recreational options and activities designed to encourage residents to pursue their passions, our senior living community allows you to continue to learn, make friends and have fun! Conveniently located to North Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander and Round Rock, TX. MORE DETAILS >>


Stone Brook Seniors Community, Affordable Senior Living in San Marcos, TX

Stone Brook Seniors Community

300 South Stagecoach Trail | San Marcos, TX 78666

Stone Brook Seniors Community in San Marcos, TX is an affordable and uniquely designed senior living community for active adults 55 and older. But what sets Stone Brook Seniors Community apart from other senior apartment communities is that you really receive A LOT for your dollar. Large apartment homes with full-size country kitchens, lots of closet and cabinet space, Jr. Olympic swimming pool, computer desks with Internet access, and so much more! Come visit our affordable senior living community in San Marcos, TX today! Pet-Friendly. Conveniently located to Kyle, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Wimberley, TX. * * Age and Income Guidelines Apply.  MORE DETAILS >>


The Villages at Collinwood - A 55+ Affordable Senior Apartments in Austin, TX

 

The Village at Collinwood

1001 Collinwood West Drive, Austin, TX 78753

The Village of Collinwood is an affordable active senior community located in North Austin. Choose from a wide array of resident activities while enjoying the modern amenities. Monthly Rental Rates: 1×1 – $844.00 | 2×1 – $899.00. Convenient elevator access, well-kept community common areas, covered parking, large bathrooms and spacious walk-in closets. Full-size Washer/Dryer Connections. Valet Trash Service. Large Bathrooms. Covered Parking. Located just 10 miles north of downtown Austin off I-35. Pet-Friendly. Conveniently located to Cedar Park, Georgetown, Pflugerville and Round Rock, TX. ** Age and Income Guidelines Apply.  MORE DETAILS >>

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