Active Adult Communities
Choosing the right senior living lifestyle
Many active adults find that they simply do not want to worry about the upkeep and maintenance of a home, preferring to spend their leisure time in other ways. Independent seniors in good health may find that they need nothing more than an active adult community where they can fully enjoy pursuing their personal interests. For them, moving to an active adult independent living retirement community might be the best fit for their budget and lifestyle, where options include renting an apartment or the outright purchase of a property in a senior community.
Many active adult communities have information packets that may be requested in advance, and offer tours of the community itself. A personal visit will give valuable, first-hand information and an opportunity to visit with current residents who can offer their own experiences and provide an insider’s view on the community. Be sure to determine that personal interests and pursuits are offered, such as health and fitness programs, organized activities, sports, etc. Other day-to-day living arrangements should also be considered, such as shopping centers and grocery stores within easy walking distance, or are transportation services provided? Where is the community located in proximity to major health care providers? And, what security measures are in place for residents? For ultimate peace of mind, some active adult seniors rent a home under a short-term agreement at first to make sure the community provides for their needs and lives up to their expectations.
Well known Austin-area active adult communites
Longhorn Village12501 Longhorn Parkway Austin, TX 78732 512-266-5600 www.longhornvillage.com
Located in the heart of Texas Hill country and developed in association with The Ex-Students’ Association of The University of Texas as part of Steiner Ranch master-planned community, Longhorn Village offers its residents a luxurious, service-oriented senior living lifestyle. Amenities include a fitness center, enclosed heated pool; day spa; arts & crafts studio; club room; card room; on-site banking; chapel/meditation room; convenience store/gift shop; mail and communications center; library; an on-site Health Care Center with a full continuum of care including assisted living, skilled nursing and memory support; clinic; and wellness center for assistance and education.
Heritage Oaks4805 Big Bend Georgetown, TX 78628 512-930-4005 www.jacobshomes.com/Communities-Heritage-Oaks
Quality custom designed homes on 398 heavily wooded home sites in active adult 55+ community. Features club- house/ amenity center, hike & bike trails, and offers excellent location and proximity to major medical and retail services as well as easy convenience to recreation such as Lake Georgetown and several private and public Golf Courses. Heritage Oaks offers a premier quality of life without heavy restrictions and fees.
Mariposa Apartment Homes at Hunter Road2600 Hunter Road San Marcos, TX 78666 512-392-9588 hunterroad.mariposaapartmenthomes.com
Tucked among shady oak trees in enchanting San Marcos, Mariposa is a charming, yet affordable community for active adults 55+. Enriched lifestyle with activities and elegant commons including movie theatre, gardens, fitness studio, pool, salon, library, card room & more.
Mariposa Apartment Homes at River Bend121 River Bend Drive Georgetown, TX 78628 512-930-4242 riverbend.mariposaapartmenthomes.com
Enjoy convenient, small town Georgetown surroundings with charming yet affordable cottage and apartment home living for active adults 55+. Enrich your active lifestyle among friends at your community pool, movie theatre, salon, fitness studio, activity room with dance floor, card room and more.
Sun City Texas1501 Sun City Boulevard Georgetown, TX 78633 877-805-1411 www.delwebb.com/communities/Texas/georgetown/sun-city-texas/index.aspx
Premier independent living for active seniors 55+, Single-family homes, golf, biking trails, tennis courts, aerobics, weight room, Senior University, concerts, planned events/entertainment, fine dining.
The Village at the Arboretum9306 Great Hills Trail Austin, TX 78759 512-346-4900 www.vparboretum.com
Exclusively designed for the active senior, the Village at the Arboretum blends the finest architecture with the charm and legacy of hill country living. Combining signature amenities and services, such as a full service concierge, 24-hour security, and superb restaurant style dining, with exciting social and recreational activities, The Village at the Arboretum provides residents the independent lifestyle they desire. Located in the beautiful Arboretum area of Austin, residents maintain life-long connections to family and community while cultivating new friendships and a lifestyle like no other.
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