It only makes sense that there would be more new 55+ communities in Florida than in any other state, and I believe this is the most up-to-date list around.
If a 55+ community is still building and selling new homes, you'll find them on this list!
We are constantly updating this list, but if you find a phone number that needs to be updated, a community that's no longer relevant, or a community that we somehow missed, let us know here.
Because prices change so frequently, please visit the website links for each community to get the most current pricing.
We're also working on breaking this list down into smaller posts based on what/where people are interested in.
Here's what we've got so far:
- Most Affordable 55+ Communities
- 55+ Communities in Naples
- 55+ Communities in Ocala
- 55+ Communities in Palm Beach County
- 55+ Communities in Port St. Lucie
- 55+ Communities in Tampa
But what follows here is the complete list, organized by region. You can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part of Florida you are most interested in:
Florida Panhandle 55+ Communities
Latitude Margaritaville Watersound – Watersound, FL
Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is another Jimmy Buffett-style community that is located about halfway between Panama City Beach and Miramar Beach. In addition to all of the standard Margaritaville amenities, residents here will also enjoy access to some of the best beaches along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
The smallest homes at Latitude Margaritaville Watersound are called Cottages (Conch Collection) that range in size from 1,204 a/c sq. ft. to 1,466 a/c sq. ft.
The next size up are Villas (Caribbean Collection) that range in size from 1,503 a/c sq. ft. to 1,862 a/c sq. ft. After that there are two different collections of Single-Family Homes which max out at around 2,500 sq. ft. Prices start in the $300k's.
Northeast Florida 55+ Communities
Del Webb eTown – Jacksonville, FL
Del Webb eTown is a community of 346 single-family homes in Jacksonville that began construction in 2018. Plans here call for over five acres of amenities that include an 8,000 square foot clubhouse and a resort-style pool. Prices start in the $400k’s.
(904) 543-3959 | Request more information
Del Webb Nocatee – Ponte Vedra, FL
Del Webb Nocatee is a new 55+ gated community in Ponte Vedra, which is in Northeast Florida, just minutes from Jacksonville and St. Augustine, and about 4 miles from pristine beaches.
The Canopy Club will offer luxury amenities just a golf cart’s drive away, including a zero-entry pool, pickleball courts, fitness studio, and even an onsite Tavern & Grill with private wine lockers. Prices start in the $400k’s.
Del Webb Wildlight – Amelia Island Area
Del Webb Wildlight is a new 55+ community scheduled to open soon north of Jacksonville in the Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island area. For those who plan to travel frequently, the community is only about 15 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport. You can expect to see the same types of homes and amenities offered in other Del Webb communities here in Florida. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Everlake at Mandarin – Jacksonville
Everlake at Mandarin offers 192 luxury paired villa homes centrally located in the heart of Mandarin, a popular Jacksonville area neighborhood. Residences will offer lakefront, preserve, and privacy-focused homesites. The paired villas of Everlake are designed to liberate homeowners from day-to-day home maintenance so they have more time to pursue a carefree lifestyle.
Amenities will include a private clubhouse with an outdoor swimming pool, open-air pavilions, a fitness center, and more. Prices start in the $300k’s.
904-606-6616 | Website
Lakeview at Tributary – Yulee, FL
Matanzas Lakes – Palm Coast, FL
Matanzas Lakes is an age-restricted community in Palm Coast with just over 100 homes. The community features two lakes, a zero-entry community pool/amenities center, gated entrances, and low-maintenance living for those at least 55 years of age.
Lawn care is included in HOA fees and there are no CDD fees. There are 7 different floorplans available ranging in size from 1,623 to 2,033 sq. ft. of living space. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Parkland Preserve at World Golf Village – St. Augustine, FL
Located in historic St. Augustine, Parkland Preserve is a community of single-family homes that started construction in 2019. Community amenities include a swimming pool, fitness room, covered pavilion, park, and lifestyle director.
Parkland Preserve offers four different single-family floorplans and prices start in the $300k’s. At one point I heard there might be some condos going in there as well, but at the time of this writing, there’s nothing to indicate that on their website.
Reverie at Trailmark – St. Augustine
Reverie at Trailmark is a 55+ community in St. Augustine. The Lodge is a 4,600 sq. ft. Lakeside Clubhouse that features indoor and outdoor social spaces, six pickleball courts, a resort-style pool and spa, a catering kitchen, and what sounds to me like one of the coolest amenities…an open-air Bier Garten.
There are 11 new single-family home designs, ranging from 1,500 to 3,000 sq. ft. The community features lakeside and preserve homesites. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Stillwater – St. Johns, FL
Stillwater is a 55+ community by Lennar Homes located just off I-95 about 20 minutes south of downtown Jacksonville. Homeowners have access to exciting amenities, such as the Bobby Weed-designed 18-hole golf course and a community swimming pool. Plus, there are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby in St. Johns.
A total of 549 homes are planned here, and attached villages and single-family homes are available. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Summer Bay at Grand Oaks – St. Augustine
Located in St. Johns County, this community from Pulte Active Adult features homesites designed to showcase conservation, lake, and park views. The gated, 55+ neighborhood will have 1.5 acres of exclusive amenities including pickleball, tennis, bocce ball courts, and more. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Watersong at RiverTown – St. John's, FL
Located in the amazing master-planned community of RiverTown, Watersong at RiverTown is an active adult community of 800 attached villas and single-family homes. Residents here enjoy access to their own private community clubhouse, resort-style pool, and fishing pier. They can also find plenty to do in the larger RiverTown community.
Homes range in size from 1,431 to 2,554 square feet with 2 to 4 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Central East Florida 55+ Communities
Huntington at Hunter’s Ridge – Ormond Beach, FL
Located in the popular community of Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona Beach, Huntington at Hunter’s Ridge is a maintenance-free community of 326 attached villas and single-family homes. The resort-style amenities that residents can enjoy here include a 12,500 square foot clubhouse with a fitness center and a beautiful outdoor pool that is surrounded by walking trails.
With multiple building companies to choose from, there are more than a dozen different floorplans to choose from at Huntington at Hunter’s Ridge. Those homes can range in size from 1,517 square feet up to 2,235 square feet. Prices start around $300k.
(386) 753-3688 | Website
Ormond Renaissance – Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond Renaissance is a gated community of 280 condos across ten different buildings that is located in Ormond Beach. Amenities here include a 3,600 square foot clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center, resort-style pool, and plenty of community green spaces.
The condos at Ormond Renaissance are available in sizes ranging from 1,248 to 1,515 square feet. In last year’s update I wrote that Building 1 was sold out and pricing for Building 2 had not been released yet. Strangely that is still the current status at the time I’m updating this year. Most units in Building 1 sold in the $200k’s or $300k’s.
Latitude Margaritaville – Daytona Beach, FL
Latitude Margaritaville is a Jimmy Buffet-themed community of just over 3,000 attached villas and single-family homes located in Daytona Beach that is a perfect destination for any Parrothead. Residents here enjoy access to amenities like the Fins Up! Fitness Center, a fantastic resort-style pool, and all the “boat drinks” they can handle from the Latitude Bar & Chill Restaurant.
Homes at Latitude Margaritaville start in the $200k's and can get as high as the low-$500s. Those homes are available in a total of 15 different variations that are all themed after your favorite Buffet songs.
Here's a video from my recent visit to Latitude Margaritaville: Daytona Beach:
Bridgewater at Viera – Melbourne, FL
Located in Melbourne along Florida’s “Space Coast” just southeast of Orlando, Bridgewater at Viera is a gated community of nearly 900 attached and single-family homes. Amenities here will eventually include a 23,000 square foot clubhouse complex, a resort-style outdoor pool, and tennis courts.
Between the attached villas and the single-family homes, Bridgewater at Viera offers a total of five different floorplans to choose from that range in size from as little as 1,593 square feet all the way up to 2,807 square feet. Prices start in the $300k’s.
855-463-9515 | Website
Del Webb at Viera – Melbourne, FL
Situated over 500 acres, with plans for approximately 1,300 homes, Del Webb at Viera will offer retirement living in an acclaimed master-planned community known for its robust amenities and proximity to beautiful beaches, fine dining and shopping.
Expected to begin pre-selling in mid-2022, Del Webb at Viera will offer single-family and villa homes similar to those available in other Del Webb communities. At the time of this writing, pricing has yet to be released.
(407) 214-3005 | Website
Harmony Reserve – Vero Beach, FL
Harmony Reserve is a gated community of 397 attached and single-family homes that is located just outside of Vero Beach along Florida’s popular Treasure Coast. Amenities here include everything from a 15,000 square foot clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center to a huge outdoor pool surrounded by a collection of lakes and ponds.
Residents at Harmony Reserve can choose from six different attached villa floorplans and more than a dozen different single-family options. When you combine all of those models, this community can offer anywhere from 1,219 to 2,756 square feet. Pricing starts in the $400k’s.
772-562-9889 | Website
Southeast Florida 55+ Communities
Avalon Trails – Delray Beach, FL
Avalon Trails is a 55+ active adult community in Delray Beach, FL. If your retirement dream is to live just minutes from the beach, this is your place.
At the heart of the community is The Club at Avalon Trails, which will feature a resort-style pool and adjacent lap pool, a fully-equipped fitness studio, card rooms, a cafe, a community garden, walking trails, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and more.
The homes at Avalon Trails will include 2 and 3-bedroom villas and single-family homes that include features like granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and hurricane-impact windows and doors. Prices start in the $400k’s.
Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake – Westlake, FL
Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake is an active adult community located in Westlake, FL between Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens. The clubhouse offers residents a place to gather and participate in social activities facilitated by a full-time Lifestyle Director.
Outdoor amenities include pickleball & tennis courts, walking trails, a resort-style pool and spa, a resistance pool, a dog park, and event and entertainment areas.
New homes at Cresswind Palm Beach range from 2 to 4 bedrooms. Prices start in the $400k’s.
Cresswind at PGA Village Verano
Cresswind at PGA Village Verano is a community of 249 single-family homes that is located right in the heart of Florida’s Treasure Coast near Port St. Lucie. The large collection of amenities here includes access to the 27,000 square foot clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a dog park, and an enormous pickleball complex.
Cresswind at PGA Village Verano offers 18 different villa and single-family home options, and prices start in the $300k’s.
Del Webb Tradition
Located in beautiful Port St. Lucie, Del Web Tradition is a gated community of 550 attached and single-family homes that began construction in 2017. Amenities here include a large clubhouse, a resort-style outdoor pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
The attached homes at Del Webb Tradition clock in at 1,579 square feet and are available with either two or three bedrooms. The single-family homes range in size from 1,671 to 2,589 square feet and are available with two to four bedrooms. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Esplanade at Tradition
Esplanade at Tradition is a new 55+ resort-style community in Port St. Lucie, in the 8,300-acre Tradition master-planned community.
Single-family homes here range in size from about 1,600 to 2,900 sq. ft. And prices start in the high $300k’s.
Falls at Parkland – Parkland, FL
This 55+ active lifestyle community features a resort-style pool, lounge area, and many recreational activities, including pickleball. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room.
There are 6 single-family home floorplans available ranging in size from about 1,700 to 2,600 sq. ft. Prices start in the $600k’s.
Four Seasons at Parkland – Parkland, FL
Located just a bit north of Fort Lauderdale, Four Seasons at Parkland is a luxury community of 538 single-family homes built around 12 beautiful lakes. Amenities here include a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two resort-style pools, and a tennis pro shop.
Four Seasons at Parkland offers 14 different floorplans that range in size from 1,965 square feet all the way up to 3,615 square feet. Prices start in the $800k’s.
The Grand at Veranda Preserve – Port St. Lucie, FL
The Grand at Veranda Preserve is a new, resort-style community in Port St. Lucie designed for residents “55 & Better” from Lennar Homes. Amenities include a private Clubhouse with social spaces, a resort-style pool with a lap area and wet decks, a poolside bar, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis, pickleball, bocce ball courts, event lawn, and more.
There are three classes of models at Verandah Preserve, ranging in size from 1,410 sq. ft. of living space to just over 2,800 sq. ft. of living space. Prices start in the $500k’s.
Regency at Avenir – Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Regency at Avenir is a 55+, active-adult community in Palm Beach Gardens offering exclusive resort-style amenities and a low-maintenance lifestyle.
Regency at Avenir’s private amenities will include a resort-style swimming pool and spa, state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, a yoga studio, tennis, pickleball and bocce courts, a golf simulator, an art room with kiln, a ballroom, cafe, outdoor amphitheater, and more.
469 single-family homes are planned for Regency at Avenir, ranging in size from 1,800 to 2,800 square feet. Prices start in the $600k’s.
855-776-8655 | Website
Telaro at Tradition
Telaro at Tradition is Mattamy Homes' debut 55+ Active Adult neighborhood in the master-planned community of Tradition. This enclave of 400+ homesites will feature elegant and contemporary villas and single-family homes ranging from 1,370 sq. ft. to 2,800 sq. ft.. The exclusive Telaro lifestyle will include an abundant amenity offering, planned social spaces, lifestyle programming, and convenient access to all that the sprawling community of Tradition has to offer. Prices start in the $300k's.
Valencia Walk at Riverland – Port St. Lucie, FL
Valencia at Riverland is one of the newest 55+ communities on Florida’s East Coast. Located in Port St. Lucie, Valencia at Riverland brings together GL Homes’ famous 55+ resort-style living with an amazing master site plan to create a Florida lifestyle that’s second to none! In this new community, you’ll find a million ways to have fun. Walk to nearby shops and restaurants, spend the day at the beach or simply enjoy all the amenities right within your own neighborhood. Homes from the $400s – $900s.
Valencia Grand – Boynton Beach, FL
Valencia Grand in Boynton Beach offers truly premium 55+ living unlike anywhere else, with a prime South Florida location, sophisticated country-club lifestyle, and all-new unmatched amenities. Valencia Grand takes sophisticated living to the next level with one-story home designs made for 55+ living with stand-out features including expansive high ceilings, transom windows that let in even more Florida sunshine, impressive gourmet kitchens, spa-like baths, spacious outdoor living areas and more. Homes from the $900s – $1.5M
Veranda Preserve is a new, resort-style community in Port St. Lucie designed for residents “55 & Better” from Lennar Homes. Amenities include a private Clubhouse with social spaces, a resort-style pool with a lap area and wet decks, a poolside bar, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts, an event lawn, and more.
There are three classes of models at Verandah Preserve, ranging n size from 1,410 sq. ft. of living space to just over 2,800 sq. ft. of living space. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Southwest Florida 55+ Communities
Cascades at River Hall – Alva, FL
Cascades at River Hall occupies over 2,000 acres of beautiful land just outside of Fort Myers, Florida. The community plan here calls for around 575 single-family homes, as well as a host of amenities like a community clubhouse, outdoor pool, and fitness center. Residents here also have the option of joining the Davis Love III 18-hole golf course for an annual fee.
New homes here range in size from 1,600 square feet to around 2,000 square feet. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Del Webb Naples – Ave Maria, FL
Del Webb Naples is a massive community of 2,000 attached and single-family homes located in the even larger master-planned community of Ave Maria. Residents here can enjoy amenities like the 12,000 square-foot Oasis Club and the Panther Run Golf Club, plus they also have access to a number of additional amenities in the Ave Maria community.
Homes at Del Webb Naples range in size from 1,438 to 2,611 square feet depending on whether you are looking for a smaller attached villa or a larger single-family home. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Del Webb Oak Creek – Fort Myers
Del Webb Oak Creek is a new 55+ community that just opened in Fort Myers in 2022. Here you’ll find pretty much the same floorplans and amenities offered in other Del Webb communities, but if Southwest Florida is where you want to retire, this place is definitely worth checking out. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Valencia Trails – Naples, FL
Valencia Trails in Naples, FL offers the best resort lifestyle with a magnificent 42,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse where every day new events, clubs, and entertainment abound. Relax by the pool, grab a bite at the restaurant, catch a show in the social hall, or take a relaxing stroll or jog along the community’s iconic trails. The options are endless!
Designed for 55+ living, the gorgeous contemporary-style single-family homes at Valencia Trails offer the ultimate in style, convenience, and luxury with spacious living areas, impressive gourmet kitchens, and screened and covered patios to make the most of Florida’s beautiful weather year-round. Come home to luxurious standard features including tile roof, brick pavers, stainless steel and gas appliances, designer tile flooring throughout main areas, rich stone exterior finishes and so much more. Homes from the $700s – $1.3M.
Central West Florida 55+ Communities
Cascades at Southern Hills – Brooksville, FL
Cascades at Southern Hills is an age-restricted gated neighborhood of nearly 200 single-family homes inside the larger master-planned community of Southern Hills Plantation about an hour south of Tampa. Amenities here include a neighborhood clubhouse, as well as the opportunity to purchase access to all of the many amenities of Southern Hills Plantation.
New construction at Cascades at Southern Hills is currently available in seven different floorplans ranging from about 1,500 to 2,335 square feet.
815-403-1800 | Website
Cresswind at Lakewood Ranch – Lakewood Ranch, FL
Cresswind at Lakewood Ranch is a community of 650 single-family homes located just east of Sarasota and Bradenton. Amenities here include a huge community clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool, and access to additional amenities in the larger Lakewood Ranch community.
New homes at Cresswind at Lakewood Ranch are all single-floorplan models that range in size from two to four bedrooms with an optional upstairs bonus room. Prices start in the $400k’s.
Cypress Falls at The Woodlands – North Port, FL
Cypress Falls at The Woodlands is a gated community of 710 attached and single-family homes in North Port, Florida, which is about halfway between Sarasota and Fort Myers. Residents here enjoy access to amenities like a community clubhouse, resort-style pool, and a putting green.
New construction is available here for either attached or single-family homes. The attached homes range in size from 1,362 to 1,651 square feet. Then the single-family options are a little bigger ranging from 1,372 to 1,968 square feet. Prices start in the $300k’s.
(941) 214-7413 | Website
Del Webb BayView – Parrish, FL
Del Webb Bay View is located in Parrish, which is in Manatee County, about 30 minutes away from downtown Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa. Like most Del Webb communities, residents can expect resort-style amenities hosted by a full-time lifestyle director. Even though this community only just recently opened, I’ve already had a few readers purchase homes there. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Del Webb Bexley – Land O' Lakes, FL
Del Webb Bexley is a fairly new gated community of 850 single-family homes just north of Tampa. Amenities here will include a 19,000-square-foot clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center, a resort-style outdoor pool, a full-time activities director, and a homeowners’ associate to take care of general maintenance.
New homes at Del Webb Bexley are available in three different series that each offer three different floor plans. Altogether, those nine floor plans range in size from 1,372 square feet all the way up to 2,852 square feet. Prices start in the high $300k’s.
Del Webb Lakewood Ranch – Lakewood Ranch, FL
Located in beautiful Lakewood Ranch about halfway between Bradenton and Sarasota, Del Webb Lakewood Ranch will have nearly 1,300 attached and single-family homes across 17,500 acres. Residents here will enjoy access to all of the resort-style amenities you might expect from a larger master-planned community. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Esplanade at Wiregrass Ranch – Wesley Chapel, FL
Esplanade at Wiregrass Ranch is a community of single-family homes located in Wesley Chapel with convenient access to downtown Tampa. It’s an appealing combination of small-town charm and easy access to the big city.
You’re never far from upscale retail shopping in the Shops at Wiregrass, highly-rated healthcare facilities, casual eateries, fine dining, professional sports, enticing entertainment and exciting Gulf Coast recreation.
Single-family homes here range in size from about 1,700 to 3,500 sq. ft., and prices start in the $400k’s.
Manors at Angeline – Land O’ Lakes, FL
The Manors is a collection of new single-family homes exclusively for active adults 55 and better at the Angeline masterplan community in Land O’ Lakes, FL.
Residents will enjoy a private amenity center and clubhouse with a resort-style pool, fitness center and multiple sports courts. Spanning 6,200+ acres, Angeline will include a 750-acre Moffitt life sciences research park, community farm, up to 100 miles of trails and paved pathways, 3,600 acres of green space, Pasco County park, a MetroLagoon, and more.
Homes range in size from about 1,600 to 2,300 sq. ft. of living space and start in the $300k’s.
Mirada – San Antonio, FL
Located in the larger master-planned community of Mirada, Medley at Mirada is a gated community of 858 attached and single-family homes in San Antonio, Florida. Residents here have access to their own private amenities like a community clubhouse, fitness center, and resort-style pool. Then they can also enjoy the impressive selection of amenities in the larger Mirada community.
Medley at Mirada offers attached homes that range in size from 1,396 to 1,731 square feet. The single-family homes start at 1,683 square feet and can get as big as 2,775 square feet. Prices start in the high $200k’s.
Southshore Bay – Wimauma, FL
Southshore Bay is a community of 655 attached villas and single-family homes located in Wimauma, between Tampa and Bradenton. Available amenities here include a community clubhouse, fitness center, outdoor pool, and a large Crystal Lagoon.
Southshore Bay offers villas and single-family homes that range in size from 1,396 to 2,775 square feet. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Villages of Citrus Hills
Located just 10 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico (The Nature Coast), Villages of Citrus Hills residents get to enjoy endless outdoor recreation year-round, as well as resort-style country club amenities within the community gates. If you’re interested in a diverse lifestyle with unique experiences and rolling hills, Citrus Hills just might be what you are looking for.
Citrus Hills offers a gated 55-plus neighborhood, as well as other neighborhood options that have no age restrictions for your Florida Retirement. Prices start in the $400k’s.
Central Florida 55+ Communities
Covered Bridge – Lake Placid, FL
Located about two hours south of Orlando in Lake Placid, Covered Bridge is a community of 230 attached and single-family homes. Residents here enjoy access to amenities like a community clubhouse, heated pool, and a community boat ramp.
New single-family homes are available in eight different ranch-style floorplans that range in size from about 1,000 square feet to a little over 1,400 square feet. Prices start in the $200k’s.
863-455-9927 | Website
Del Webb Minneola – Minneola, FL
Del Webb Minneola is a new 55+ community scheduled to open soon just north of Clermont. The community is only one mile from the Florida Turnpike, which makes getting just about anywhere you need to go in the greater Orlando area extremely easy. You can expect to see the same types of homes and amenities offered in other Del Webb communities here in Florida.
(407) 214-3002 | Website
Del Webb Oasis – Winter Garden, FL
One of the biggest selling points of a brand new community is that you are going to get a full selection of brand new amenities. This community is slated to include a 14,000 square foot clubhouse that will be situated to provide an excellent view of theme park fireworks.
Del Webb Oasis offers a selection of single-family homes and villas. Prices start in the $400k’s.
Del Webb Stone Creek – Ocala, FL
Del Webb Stone Creek is a gated, 55+ active adult community located in the horse capital of the world, Ocala, FL. One of the only new Del Webb’s in Florida with an 18-hole championship golf course, there’s also a full grill/restaurant, resort-style pool, fitness center, spa, multiple game courts, a full-time lifestyle director, and more. Prices start in the $200k’s.
Del Webb Sunbridge – St. Cloud, FL
Del Webb Sunbridge is a new 55+ gated community in St. Cloud, which is in Central Florida, just minutes from Lake Nona and Orlando.
The 27,000 sf. clubhouse features luxurious indoor and outdoor amenities like a zero-entry pool, resistance pool, pickleball and tennis courts, a fitness center, a movement studio, and more. Both single-family homes and villas are available. Prices start in the high $300k’s.
(407) 805-1930 | Request more information
Four Seasons at Orlando – Kissimmee, FL
Four Seasons at Orlando is a gated community of 557 single-family homes located in Kissimmee, Florida, just south of Orlando. Amenities here include a 14,000-square-foot clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center and an arts and crafts room, as well as an outdoor swimming pool, pickleball courts, and access to the 18-hole Mystic Dunes Golf Club.
There are 7 floorplans that range in size from 1,428 to 2,328 square feet. Prices start in the $400k’s.
Gatherings of Lake Nona – Orlando, FL
Gatherings of Lake Nona is a community of 216 condos located inside the master-planned community of Lake Nona, just outside of Orlando. Residents here can enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle, as well as access to amenities like a large clubhouse, outdoor pool, and a dog park.
The condos at Gatherings of Lake Nona are available in four different floor plans that offer two or three bedrooms. Those condos can be as small as 1,368 square feet, and they can be as large as 1,805 square feet. Prices start in the $400k’s.
JB Ranch – Ocala, FL
With construction that just started in 2017, JB Ranch is one of the newer communities in the Ocala area. Plans here call for a total of 346 single-family homes, and the list of amenities includes a community clubhouse, fitness center, and outdoor pool with patio seating.
Homes range in size from 1,641 to 2,034 square feet. Prices start in the $300k’s.
(352) 509-7524 | Website
Lake Ashton – Winter Haven, FL
Set on over 1,200 scenic acres, amongst three spectacular lakes and nature preserves, Lake Ashton offers a great retirement lifestyle in the heart of Florida. This award-winning, 24-hour manned gated community is tucked between Tampa and Orlando.
Lake Ashton has two 18-hole golf courses, a 26,000 sq. ft. main clubhouse, a 30,000 sq. ft. fitness center, community pools, pickleball, and tennis courts, and so much more.
New homes and resales are available from the $300k's.
Lake James – Lakeland, FL
Lake James is a low-maintenance community of 216 single-family homes that is located right outside of Lakeland. Amenities here include a 2,000 square foot clubhouse with a fitness room and a resort-style outdoor pool, as well as miles of walking and hiking trails.
The homes at Lake James are available in more than a dozen different layouts ranging from as small as 1,510 square feet to a much larger 2,420 square feet.
863-683-2782 | Website
Lakes of Mount Dora – Mount Dora, FL
Located just north of Orlando, Lakes of Mount Dora is a gated community of 950 single-family homes that combines 178 acres of lakes with New England-style architecture. Amenities here include an 18,000 square foot clubhouse complete with a fitness center and a banquet facility. Then there is the resort-style pool and hot tub outside.
Lakes of Mount Dora offers a few different ranch-style homes that range in size from as small as 1,263 square feet all the way up to something as large as 3,700 square feet. Prices start in the $400k’s.
866-324-0868 | Website
Liberty Village – Ocala
Liberty Village is a masterplan community of new homes exclusively for residents aged 55 and better in Ocala. The community is surrounded by beautiful lakes and a rolling countryside filled with gorgeous thoroughbred horse farms. The community features proximity to great shopping and dining options at historic Downtown Ocala, as well as popular hot spots for water sports, including Silver Glen Springs, Rainbow Springs State Park and the Crystal Springs of Ocala.
Homes range in size from about 1,500 to 2,200 sq. Ft. Of living area and start in the $300k’s.
Ocala Preserve – Ocala, FL
Ocala Preserve is a 623-acre community of 1,600 single-family homes located in Marion County, Florida. Amenities here include a 17,000 square foot clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center, a zero-entry resort-style pool, and an 18-hole championship golf course.
New homes at Ocala Preserve are available in a variety of different collections that range in size from as small as 1,320 square feet up to 2,370 square feet. Prices start in the $200k’s.
352-402-3100 | Website
On Top of the World – Ocala, FL
At On Top of the World, active adults will find all they dream about and so much more. Located in beautiful Ocala Florida, On Top of the World residents can enjoy any schedule that suits their tastes – from activity packed to unhurried.
Here's a video from my tour of On Top of the World:
Leisure amenities include 54 holes of golf on three courses, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a 14-acre R/C flying field, bocce, racquetball and basketball courts, fitness center, health club and spa, restaurants, cultural venues, and much more.
Residents can also participate in over 175 clubs, leagues, hobbies, and lifelong learning opportunities.
There are 23 floor plans available with prices ranging to suit every budget starting in the $200k’s.
Palms at Serenoa – Clermont, FL
Located just west of Orlando, Palms at Serenoa is a gated, active adult community of 570 attached villas and single-family homes that began construction in 2018. Residents here enjoy access to amenities like a community clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style pool, and more than 16 acres of parks and green spaces around the community.
The attached homes at Palms at Serenoa are a 1,608 square foot floorplan with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The single-family homes range in size from 1,402 to 2,034 square feet and come in six different models. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Solivita – Kissimmee, FL
Solivita is a national award-winning retirement community in Central Florida’s attraction zone, offering great natural beauty, vast recreational amenities and enough to do to keep any active adult as busy as you care to be. No matter where you live within this lush gated 55-plus community in Kissimmee, you can easily walk, bike or drive your golf cart to indoor and outdoor dining venues, state-of-the-art spa and fitness complexes, pickleball or tennis courts, and other facilities for sports and games.
With two stunning championship golf courses, intimate neighborhood centers, a softball field, miles of green space for walking, and cycling and too many classes and clubs to count, you will have many ways to enjoy the Solivita life. Residents have access to a full-time on-site Activities Director and Lifestyle Team dedicated to creating a diverse, packed schedule of events, as well as assisting the 200+ Social Clubs created by Solivita residents. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Stonecrest – Summerfield, FL
Stonecrest is a 55+ community that has been around for decades, and Lennar is building the last few homes here. Amenities here include an 18-hole golf course, a family-friendly pool, and more. Residents also enjoy easy access to great shopping and dining options nearby, including in The Villages which is just minutes away.
Home sizes range from about 1,700 sq. ft. to more than 2,300 sq. ft. Prices start in the $300k’s.
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Tohoqua Reserve – Kissimmee
Tohoqua Reserve is a 55+ Active Adult neighborhood from Pulte Homes. It is located within a master-planned community in Kissimmee. Tohoqua Reserve is less than 10 minutes from the Florida Turnpike, making commutes to all major areas of Orlando much easier.
Amenities include a private amenity center exclusively reserved for active adults with a clubhouse, resort-style pool, sports courts, and more.
Single-family homes and villas are available in sizes ranging from 1,500 sq. ft. to more than 2,800 sq. ft. Prices start in the $300k’s.
The Lakes at Harmony – St. Cloud, FL
The Lakes at Harmony, is the newest addition to Harmony from Jones Homes USA. These two and three-bedroom homes are built for the way you live today, with space where you need it most. Residents here enjoy less crowded living with spacious outdoor living areas, many of which include water or conservation views, and a private recreation center and pool.
From the miles of walking and biking trails, to the community garden, parks, and fitness center, Harmony has something for everyone. Gather at the Town Square which includes a spa, market, physician's office, restaurants, and more, or play a round of golf on the only Johnny Miller Signature course in Central Florida without ever leaving your community. Prices start in the $400k’s.
With more than 60,000 attached villas, manufactured homes, and single-family homes, The Villages is one of the largest active adult communities in the entire world. With three different town squares, more than 35 community centers, more than 80 different pools, and more than 50 different golf courses, the list of amenities available to Villagers as residents are affectionately known goes on for days.
Just like the list of amenities, the list of floorplans available around The Villages is massive. You can pretty much find anything your heart desires in Florida’s most-popular retirement community. Prices start in the $300k's.
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Twin Lakes – St. Cloud, FL
Residents of Twin Lakes can enjoy lakeside living with boating, fishing, kayaking, and many other amenities.
With a clubhouse, pool, patio areas, a newly opened fitness center, and a full-time activities director, there is something for everyone in this outstanding community. Twin Lakes, by Jones Homes USA, is now selling new homes with luxury features and advanced home technology, in the “convenient to everything,” Orlando Area. Prices start in the $400k’s.