Two new 55-plus home communities on the way in North Texas

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A Dallas-based homebuilder hopes to woo older buyers with two new communities – one in Prosper and the other in Aubrey.

Nathan Carlisle Homes’ new projects are part of a housing industry trend to cater to 55-plus homebuyers who are seeking to relocate or downsize.

The planned Lakes at Legacy in Prosper will be built north of U.S. Highway 380 and will include 345 single-family homes.

The new houses will range from 1,600 to 4,000 square feet and are priced from the $300,000s to the $600,000s.

The new ArrowBrooke active-adult community in Aubrey is between Denton and McKinney and will include more than 200 houses.

The homes will range in size from 1,600 to 2,650 square feet and are priced from the $200,000s to the mid $300,000s.

Nathan Carlisle Homes has already built 55-plus housing projects in McKinney’s Craig Ranch community and in the Savannah community in Denton County.

"Lakes at Legacy and ArrowBrooke are located in two of the fastest growing areas of North Texas and both offer easy access to all that makes this an outstanding place to live–vibrant employment, dining and recreation centers, and leading medical facilities," Nathan Carlisle CEO Richard Dix said in a statement. "Nathan Carlisle has spent several years preparing to introduce these two communities.

"Many out-of-town companies are rushing into this market, but as a locally-based home builder we believe we have a unique perspective on what active adult buyers in this area want in a new home."

The new subdivisions will include features such as community centers with pools and walking and bike trails,

With many baby boomers seeking alternatives to large family homes, builders are scrambling to provide new housing to lure 55-plus buyers.

Several local home communities have recently announced new active adult communities.

"The active adult cohort is the most underserved new-home buyer in D-FW," Paige Shipp, regional director for housing analyst Metrostudy, said in a statement. "Households 55 and over comprise 41.7 percent of our market, while only 15.5 percent of new home sales are to active adults.

"Unfortunately, builders have not addressed this market with new lifestyle appropriate homes and communities."

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