Gated Communities in Texas

What Makes Texas's Premier Gated Communities Ideal

If you haven’t heard, everything in Texas is gigantic—and that includes the appeal of this state as your retirement destination or second home location. Texas has a rich western heritage and a colorful, unique history. Between exciting cities, luxurious resort towns, and the rugged outdoors, there’s something for everyone. Known for its grandeur, Texas also hosts some of the best gated communities designed for those seeking luxury, security, and vibrant culture.

Defining Features of Gated Living in Texas

  • Luxury Amenities: From state-of-the-art fitness centers, private golf courses, to exquisite clubhouses, gated communities provide facilities that cater to diverse interests and hobbies.
  • A Close-Knit Community: Form lasting connections with like-minded neighbors. The exclusivity promotes community events, gatherings, and shared moments, enriching social lives.
  • Lush Landscapes and Pristine Environments: These gated communities prioritize beautifully landscaped environments, allowing residents to reconnect with nature without leaving their sanctuary.
  • Privacy and Security: One of the prime benefits, each of these gated communities provides security, ensuring privacy and peace of mind. With controlled access, residents enjoy a serene environment, free from external disturbances.

Why Relocate to Texas?

Let’s start with the geographical landscape. Whether you’re exploring desert badlands, catching rays along the coastline, hiking lush mountains, or taking in prairie views, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to appreciate. You’ll also find cities bustling with culture, entertainment, good eats, shopping—the list goes on. Some hot spots include:

  • The Dallas Arts District – Here you’ll find the Dallas Museum of Art, showcasing a global collection and special exhibitions throughout the year. At the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, you can explore everything from dinosaur fossil skeletons to gems and minerals and enjoy other special events and programs. Catch a show at the Dallas Theater Center, take in the sounds of a symphony at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, embark on the Texas Sculpture Walk, and so much more.
  • Houston – The city itself is brimming with activity, but most notably, it’s home to the Space Center Houston, NASA’s Mission Control. Visit the Sam Houston Park for a trip back in time, or explore the popular Museum District, where you’ll find 19 world-class institutions.
  • Big Bend National Park – From sightseeing to hiking, horseback riding to camping, there is an abundance to see and do in this park. The river, desert, and mountains are all within the 800,000-acre attraction.
  • Austin – The state capital is also known for its live music scene, with big nods to country, blues, and rock genres. But music aside, you’ll want to explore the many unique attractions that make this city one of a kind.
  • San Antonio River Walk – A fun way to navigate the city, the river walk offers access to shopping, dining, sightseeing, and more. You can stroll by foot and find the treasures of San Antonio on your own, or take a guided tour on a river barge. Whether you end up at a historical site like the Alamo or in a restaurant enjoying good food al fresco is up to you.

Life in Texas's Best Gated Communities

Although summers tend to be hot and humid, warm weather seekers will appreciate the mild winters. Overall, the climate is favorable year-round. Texas also has a low cost of living and has no income tax. This means that retirement income, including Social Security benefits, pension income, and retirement account income are not taxed, so your dollar can go farther.

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Homes San Antonio TX | Homestead | Planned Community with Amenities


Schertz, TX
Homes from $400K - $700K+

Homestead is located in the small-town of Schertz, providing the perfect balance of urban convenience and countryside living with new homes near San Antonio. Just 15 minutes from the military bases, Homestead is located between San Antonio and New Braunfels in the town of Schertz, providing a quaint, close-knit community conveniently positioned near large employment hubs.

Homestead offers quick commutes and connections to exceptional shopping, dining and attractions. Residents are also close to New Braunfels, a traditional German community with small shops and boutique restaurants, just a few miles northwest of Homestead.


Tuscan Village

Horseshoe Bay, TX
Lock & Leave Townhomes, Villas & Golf Estate Homes From Mid-$600s - $1.9M+ Designed for Active Adults 55+

Welcome to the Good Life. There has truly never been a better time to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to the wide open spaces of the Texas Hill Country. Tuscan Village is Texas’ premier community for active adults 55+. Located within the prestigious Horseshoe Bay Resort Community, a renowned golf destination, Tuscan Village is perfect as an everyday retreat or home away from home.
At Tuscan Village, residents are invited to celebrate this chapter of life – fondly referred to as The Good Life. Offering low-maintenance Lock & Leave townhomes, villas, and golf estate homes, as well as an array of world-class amenities, Tuscan Village residents enjoy a socially-rich lifestyle just steps outside their front door. Move-in ready homes as well as homesites are available from the mid-$600s to $1.9M+.

The heart of the community, Club Salus, is the exclusive homeowner’s clubhouse conveniently located just steps from each resident’s front door. Club Salus offers a private space for residents to socialize and participate in health and wellness activities in the company of like-minded neighbors. The recently completed Phase 2 of Club Salus provides residents with additional gathering space for year-round socializing, events, and activities. Through strategic partnerships, Tuscan Village residents also enjoy membership opportunities at Horseshoe Bay Resort – including golf options to play at four private, renowned courses.

Whether you’re looking to downsize without compromise or find a weekend retreat without the upkeep, Tuscan Village’s low-maintenance homes deliver a lifestyle of leisure, luxury and convenience.


Experience Texas with Ideal Living

Considering a transition to gated community living in Texas? Options like active senior communities and 55+ communities give you the perfect place to settle down, complete with the resort living lifestyle you’re after. If you’re curious, set up some time to visit a community that catches your eye. Try it on for a weekend. See if it fits. Then, you’ll know for sure that the Lone Star State offers you the big things you want for this time of your life.


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