3 Great Places to Retire in Rockwall Texas 2023

If you live in Texas and want to look for places to retire.  Why retire in Rockwall? there’s no shortage of options, there are many cities in Texas to retire to.  With metro cities like San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and even gulf towns like Galveston, one of the biggest problem facing retirees is choosing where to live It’s one reason why Texas is the 5th best state to retire to on our list, because there are many good options. .  You could easily live in a city, a farm, on the coast… quite literally you could live in any environment you wanted in Texas, except maybe mountains.   We settled in on Rockwall, TX, a suburban city outside the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex because it offers amenities such as golf, water sports (fishing, etc), proximity to health care and proximity to a major city.

Retire in Rockwall, TX

Just about any home in Rockwall is going to be pretty nice and relatively speaking, affordable.  Based on where it sits on the map both in geography and proximity, Rockwall is almost the perfect city.  There are many things to do outdoors but there are additional activities to do that are part of the city itself.  In addition, it doesn’t hurt that you could be in downtown Dallas in under an hour.    Like Texas, choosing a city is a tough prospect with so many choices, however, we decided to highlight 3 options for retirees, specifically.

3 Great Communities To Retire To In Rockwall TX.

Note:  In our researching looking for communities for retirees looking to retire to Texas included Waters Edge but that community is located in Rowlett (incidentally another great retirement option).

As usual, instead of just picking random neighborhoods we used a bit of research and actual metrics to choose our subdivisions.  In this instance, we wanted amenities like lake views and golf as an option, and a strong HOA presence.  It just so happens that these three communities are all gated communities in Rockwall.   In addition,  for the neighborhood to be considered it needed to offer ranch or 1 story living.  While that’s not a requirement for a home in retirement we do know (also from our research) that it’s preferred.

Lakeside Village

The homes for sale in Lakeside Village all inside the gate and have access to Lake Hubbard..  We selected this neighborhood due to all the available housing that has several ranch style homes as well as master on the main suites.  In addition, in our research, retirees seem to prefer gated communities.  This almost completely mitigates the risk of crime in a community, however, it does raise the overall cost of home ownership.   When a community is behind a gate, the community grounds often become “private” property.  Meaning that if you want to redo the streets or change out the lighting on the street it’s up to the residents.

Chandler Landing

This gated community mixes single family home as well as condos. One of the few that do in Rockwall, meaning you could go maintenance free.   There are lake view options at Chandler Landing and overall it offers very similar amenities to Lakeside Village.    While it’s not on a golf course itself, there’s plenty to do in Chandler Landing as it’s close to golf, shopping and less than 30 miles to Dallas, TX.

Turtle Cove

Probably the most luxurious in terms of home offerings from this list, Turtle Cove features 1 story, ranch style homes with nice exteriors inside a gated community.   Turtle Cove truly has it all, access to the lake, a swimming pool for the community and tennis courts.   It’s a bit on the nose when it comes to traditional planned neighborhoods for the 2000’s, but that’s not a bad thing.   A club house, pool, tennis and a gate and a community full of 1 story homes.

Retire In Rockwall Communities Recap

Every neighborhood featured above has 3 bedroom homes (or larger) and start at $250,000 and up.  In addition, each neighborhood is gated, has access to the water, features an HOA with activities and is less than 30 miles to Dallas.  The most luxurious homes for sale were found in Turtle Cove, while the homes that were on a named lake, (Lake Hubbard) was Lakeside Village.   Note that none of these are official “retirement communities” but all offer amenities that retirees desire.