Jacksonville Retirement Communities

Jacksonville and other parts of North Florida have a wide array of retirement communities from which to choose. Living in Jacksonville and the Northeast part of Florida gives you a chance to be away from the hustle and bustle of South Florida, while enjoying a slightly milder climate, though the city of Jacksonville itself it pretty busy.

Featured Communities:


Fernandina Beach, Florida, just outside of Jacksonville, is the location of Amelia National 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, relaxing lifestyle on a daily basis. This magnificent community embodies exclusive, country club living at its best; from the Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole golf course to championship quality Har-Tru tennis courts.

Often considered the gateway to the enchantingly quaint Amelia Island, Amelia National Golf & Country Club also offers its resident members the private and elegant French provincial clubhouse and luxurious fitness accommodations, such as the state-of-the-art gym and resort-style pool and hot tub; delicious dining; nature walks through rich forests; and an outstanding customer service staff. All of this is located within a 24-hour guard-gated, secure environment. The community is located just 15 minutes from the beach and ocean, and just 25 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport.

Amelia National Golf & Country club features stunning, award-winning new home plans that range from 1700 – 2700+ sq. ft. You’ll love Fernandina Beach and the Florida lifestyle as a proud resident of Amelia National.

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Cascades at World Golf Village – The Cascades at World Golf Village is a Jacksonville retirement community which just happens to be located in the same community as the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Costa Verano – Nestled along Florida’s northern coastline, Costa Verano condominium and townhome residents will enjoy the convenient location to downtown Jacksonville’s business and art districts just 17 miles away.

Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation is far from what one would consider a Jacksonville retirement community. For one thing, the community is not age restricted, as families of all ages are welcome.

Grand Haven – Grand Haven in Palm Coast is one of the east coast’s finest golf communities. Grand Haven sits on over 1,400 acres along Florida’s Intracoastal waterway. Perhaps the biggest highlight of the gated Grand Haven community is the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. Combine this with award winning homes by some of the areas best home builders and you’ve got the perfect formula to attract baby boomers looking for a community in which to enjoy the retirement lifestyle in Florida.

Riverwood at Nocatee – Riverwood is actually a community within a community, located in the upscale Ponte Vedra area between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Riverwood provides a gated community within the award-winning Nocatee master-planned community, just minutes from the ocean. The Nocatee Preserve is located nearby, with almost 2,400 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway offering a variety of outdoor sites and activities.

Sweetwater by Del Webb – Sweetwater is one of two Jacksonville retirement communities built by Del Webb, the original pioneers of the 55+ and active adult retirement community concept. Sweetwater boasts all the usual amenities you would expect from the leader in 55+ retirement living.

Toscana – Toscana is a new community by ABD Development located in Palm Coast Florida. Toscana is a gated community with estate sized lots overlooking 120 acres of conservation area. While Toscana is not a retirement community per say, the community is surrounded by the types of amenities and lifestyle retired baby boomers are looking for.

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About Jacksonville – Wikipedia’s Jacksonville webpage has all the facts and figures you’d ever want to know.