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Active Adult Communities

Choosing the right senior living lifestyle

Request an information packet from the Austin active adult communities of your choice.  Many offer a variety of amenities and activities so it pays to shop around.

Request an information packet from the Austin active adult communities of your choice. Many offer a variety of amenities and activities so it pays to shop around.

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 Village

12501 Longhorn Parkway
Austin, TX 78732

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 Oaks

4805 Big Bend
Georgetown, TX 78628

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 Road

2600 Hunter Road
San Marcos, TX 78666

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 Bend

121 River Bend Drive
Georgetown, TX 78628

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 Texas

1501 Sun City Boulevard
Georgetown, TX 78633

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 Arboretum

9306 Great Hills Trail
Austin, TX 78759

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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Jan 21, 2014 11:58 am
 Posted by  aowusu

I would like information about active senior housing/apartment communities in Austin and surrounding areas.

May 21, 2014 07:54 pm
 Posted by  Bobbi37

Looking for independent retirement living apartments for spouse and I in 2B 2B facility. Do not need special needs or requirements at this time. Looking to be close to our children in the SW Austin area and are open to No, So, Ea side near Bastrop, Hutto area.

Apr 13, 2015 11:38 pm
 Posted by  lindasummerlin

I am looking for a small home or cottage style house, not an apartment, with a one or two car garage. I prefer a detached home for privacy and quiet. I have one large dog and two small dogs, so I need a small to medium fenced yard.

Jan 30, 2016 12:36 pm
 Posted by  Anastia

Recently retired with plan to relocate here in Austin,from expensive New York;I'm looking for 1bedroom,1bathroom condo or apartment that will allow my 2 old beagles enough space and I have one car I use for transportation .I prefer country style peaceful and quiet but still accessible to basic shops and entertainment.

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