East Coast Retirement Communities

Known as the “Space Coast” because shuttle launches take place here from Cape Canaveral, this region includes Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna, Titusville, Melbourne, and Cocoa Beach. This popular retirement community destination is growing rapidly not only because of Northerners retiring there, but also because of people moving up from South Florida, to escape the high home prices and congestion.

Featured Communities


Ormond Beach, Florida, about an hour south of Jacksonville, is the location of Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club, an amenity-filled community of new custom homes developed by Daytona Beach-based ICI Homes, consistently ranked a “Top 100 Homebuilder” in the nation by Builder magazine. Residents experience and savor a vacation-type lifestyle on a daily basis.

This magnificent community embodies exclusive, country club living at its best; and its sparkling new facilities include: Two fantastic clubhouses, a magnificent 7,000 square-foot spa and fitness center, 10 lighted and championship quality Har-Tru tennis courts, and three golf courses with 45 holes of championship golf and great pro shops. Professional tennis and golf instruction is available.

Want fun and relaxation? Plantation Bay offers it in a variety of ways! Play an energetic fun game of Pickleball; enjoy lunch at the clubhouse with friends and then games of Mahjong, Bridge, Mexican Trains and Joker in the “Duffer’s Lounge;” participate with neighbors at the semiannual Westlake Block Party; contribute to the local food banks; enjoy “Music in the Park” twice annually at Prestwick Parke; and be a kid again with collective Happy Birthday parties every month!

ICI Homes builds townhomes, single-family and large estate homes from the mid $100’s to $1 million-plus on a wide variety of lots, including coveted golf course lots, lake views, nature preserves and everything in between.

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Crane Lakes – Crane Lakes is a 55+ manufactured home community in Port Orange Florida, just minutes from Daytona Beach. Crane Lakes is one of the nicer manufactured home communities in the area, and some of these homes go for over $200,000. Standing inside some of them you would never know it was a manufactured home.There are currently over 700 homes in Crane Lakes.

Halifax Plantation – Halifax Plantation is located in historic town of Ormond Beach off of Old Dixie Highway, one of the most beautiful stretches of roadway in the state of Florida. Halifax Plantation is a little over 10 years old and has over 1,000 homes, townhomes and condos. Boomers will find every amenity imaginable to create the retirement or snowbird lifestyle you desire.

Heritage Isle is a 55+ master-planned community being developed by Lennar Homes located in the town of Viera in Brevard County, FL. When complete this Florida East Coast retirement community will have more than 1,500 homes. There are currently three builders in Heritage Isle, Lennar, Burgoon Berger, and Tiffany Homes.

Pipers Landing Private Golf Community – Piper’s Landing is a Golf, Yacht, Tennis and Private Gated Community coming complete with a clubhouse capable of hosting any function imaginable, a newly re-designed ($4,000,000) Gene Bates golf course, tennis programs that include new lighted facilities considered to be the best in Martin County and a marina recognized as one of the safest and most accessible on Florida’s east coast.

The Villages of Royal Palm is a gated maintenance free lifestyle community in Port Orange Florida. Single family homes and townhomes include lawn care, pressure cleaning, painting, cable TV and more. Enjoy exclusive use of the 12,000 sq. ft. luxury clubhouse with 2 swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness center, billiard and card room, and more.

Venetian Bay – Venetian Bay is a community in New Smyrna Beach developed by The Johnson Group, a long time local developer. Venetian Bay is not a 55+ active adult community, but you will find that the homes and amenities available there will appeal to boomers looking for a community in Florida.