Where to Live in DFW? A Guide to Ladera Living

Choosing where to live in DFW is a significant decision, especially for those in their golden years seeking a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle. In the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, there’s a growing trend toward gated communities that cater to the unique needs and preferences of the active adult crowd. Among these, Ladera DFW communities stand out as a prominent choice, offering exceptional living experiences in Fort Worth, Rockwall, Mansfield, Prosper, and Little Elm.

Fort Worth

Known for its rich cultural scene and friendly atmosphere, Fort Worth boasts a booming local economy and is home to entertainment hot spots, numerous museums, and world-class performing arts. Ladera’s Tavolo Park community, the only active adult community in Fort Worth, emphasizes both tranquility and accessibility.

Situated near various area amenities including The Shops at Clearfork and the Cultural District, Tavolo Park residents can enjoy a blend of nature and urban convenience. The city’s vibrant arts district, delicious dining options, and a plethora of outdoor activities make Fort Worth an ideal location for anyone looking to embrace an active lifestyle.

Ladera at Tavolo Park is a gated community showcasing beautiful outdoor amenities, walking trails, and a premier clubhouse with a pool, pickleball courts, putting green, and so much more. With a friendly atmosphere and endless list of things to do, Fort Worth is the ideal city to put down roots!


A picturesque, lakeside city on the eastern outskirts of DFW, Rockwall offers a unique blend of natural beauty and small-town charm.

With final opportunities selling quickly, Ladera Rockwall is the perfect retreat for DFW homebuyers. This stunning, gated community offers amazing views of outdoor amenities, pocket parks, and greenery. All this with the fabulous amenities Ladera communities are known for, including a private clubhouse with a pool, pickleball court, and miles of walking trails.


Situated in Tarrant County, Mansfield is on the rise as one of the fastest growing cities in the DFW Metroplex. From the city’s ideal location near both Dallas and Fort Worth to the abundant parks, golf courses, and trails, there are so many reasons to consider making your move to Mansfield TX!

Ladera at The Reserve in Mansfield is a close-knit neighborhood with bountiful amenities in a highly coveted area. This premier gated community offers unique views of lakes and parks and takes maximum advantage of accessibility to walking trails and The HUB clubhouse.


Prosper, a flourishing community known for its welcoming atmosphere, is consistently ranked among the best places to live in Texas. With great proximity to Metroplex hot spots and beloved community festivals, Prosper offers homebuyers a laidback setting away from the bustle.

Ladera Prosper is the area’s newest gated community, offering lock-and-leave living and incredible amenities. Homeowners gather at The HUB for social events, pool time, and play time on the pickleball courts.

Little Elm

Nestled along the shores of Lewisville Lake, Little Elm offers the best in lakeside views, walking trails, and water activities. The town’s commitment to fostering a strong sense of community makes it an inviting place to call home.

Ladera Little Elm is Ladera’s newest DFW community under development. Located on a Lake Lewisville peninsula, Ladera Little Elm is just minutes from scenic views and a short drive from shopping, dining and entertainment in bustling Frisco, Denton, Highland Village and more. Lots are selling now!

The DFW Metroplex offers diverse options for homebuyers seeking an engaging, active lifestyle community away from the congestion of the big city. Ladera is proud to build low maintenance homes in gated communities in Fort Worth, Rockwall, Mansfield, Prosper, and Little Elm.

Each location provides a blend of tranquility, community engagement, and convenient access to amenities, allowing homeowners to tailor their living experience to their preferences. Choosing a Ladera community in any of these vibrant cities ensures a fulfilling and enriching lifestyle for those embarking on their next chapter in life.