What Are Ladera 55+ Communities? How We Differ from Other DFW Active Adult Communities

If you’re currently searching for a new home in DFW, you may have come across a few real estate terms like Dallas 55+ Communities, Dallas Active Adult Communities, and Dallas Retirement Communities. While some search engines try to categorize these communities as the same, there are many differences with the lifestyle offerings and who may qualify to live in these kinds of communities.

Ladera 55+ communities are specially designed around the unique needs and desires of the 55+ crowd. We understand the desire to downsize but not give up the privacy and security of a single-family home. We understand you want to control your own social calendar, and you want access to fun amenities just steps from your front door. Perhaps most importantly, we also understand the need for a true community where neighbors are not strangers and a friendly connection is easy to find.

Join us as we delve into how Ladera 55+ Communities differ from traditional DFW active adult communities.

What is a 55+ Community?

55+ communities are age-restricted neighborhoods catering to individuals aged 55 and older. While guidelines and rules will vary by community, there can be exceptions to allow people under 55 to live in the community in the case of a younger spouse or an adult child over the age of 18 who may still reside at home.

What are the Benefits of 55+ Communities?

Simply put, a 55+ community offers homes and amenities designed with you in mind. If you’re currently living in a larger home that’s become a hassle to maintain, a 55+ community like a Ladera community provides low-maintenance floorplan options so you can ‘right size’ into a home that is crafted around your current lifestyle needs.

Ladera 55+ communities redefine lock-and-leave living. Many Dallas active adult communities promise a low-maintenance lifestyle while not offering a gated entry or lawncare maintenance. In a Ladera 55+ community, your front and backyard are taken care of for you, and you have the added security of a gated neighborhood.

Additionally, Ladera 55+ communities are designed smaller than traditional Dallas active adult communities, only offering 300 or fewer homes. This makes it easier to get to know your neighbors and the ability to enjoy your community amenities without a long wait to use the facilities.

What Amenities Do Ladera 55+ Communities Offer?

What sets our communities apart from other 55+ DFW neighborhoods? We boast an array of fantastic amenities tailored to the active adult lifestyle.

Pickleball, a sport experiencing rapid growth nationwide due to its low-impact nature and leisurely pace, finds a home in all our communities. Additionally, pristine walking trails meander through our communities to help homeowners maintain an active lifestyle.

At the heart of every Ladera community lies “The Hub” clubhouse, a vibrant center of activity. Here, residents gather to enjoy card games, watch football games in open lounging areas, utilize the on-site fitness facility, unwind by the resort-style pool and firepit, and partake in social events organized by our homeowner Social Committees.

Speaking of community events, don’t forget to explore our recent “Happenings the The HUB” blog to gain deeper insight into the social lifestyle awaiting you in our communities!

Find Your DFW 55+ Community

Does a Dallas 55+ community sound like the right fit for you? Ladera is proud to build low-maintenance homes in Fort Worth, Rockwall, Prosper, Mansfield, and Little Elm!

Let us help you get started right-sizing into your ideal single-story Ladera home, where a lock-and-leave lifestyle awaits. Contact us today and visit LaderaLiving.com for more information about Ladera 55+ communities.