While a lot of the communities we talk about on this site are age-restricted 55+ communities, we also talk about a lot of communities that are not age-restricted.
Some people call these “all-ages communities” or “multigenerational communities” but no matter what you call them, the idea is the same; residents of all age groups living amongst each other in the same community.
We know it's not always easy to distinguish between age-restricted and non-age-restricted communities, especially since most of the communities we write about contain the types of amenities and offer the sort of lifestyle that would appeal to the 55+ crowd.
So with that in mind, we decided to create this page to highlight some of the best non-age restricted or “all ages” communities Florida has to offer.
Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often as we'll definitely be adding more communities to it in the near future.
Let's jump right in!
Not to be confused with The Villages (which is 55+) the Villages of Citrus Hills is located about 80 minutes north of Tampa on Florida's West Coast. The Villages of Citrus Hills is a master-planned community with single family homes and maintenance free villas, and an extraordinary collection of world-class community country club amenities and extensive social activities. A wide variety of homes and homesite packages are available.
Calesa Township is the first community of its kind in Ocala, Florida. The master-planned community offers a mix of home styles including single-family detached homes and, in future development, multi-family attached homes.
With top-notch amenities you enjoy at premier resorts, living at Calesa Township feels like being on vacation. From community pools, picnic & BBQ areas, basketball courts, and soccer fields, you’ll appreciate the myriad of recreational activities that are afforded to you. The extensive trail system at Calesa Township leads to Ina A. Colen Academy, Florida Aquatics Swimming & Training (FAST), and a wide array of amenities.
Offering 15 Single-Family Home floor plans starting from the $300k's.
Just minutes from the beaches of Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is the #1 best-selling multigenerational master-planned community in the country.
With everything from low-maintenance condominiums to single-family houses starting in the $400k's, Lakewood Ranch offers a neighborhood option for just about every type of family and budget. There are also a few 55+ community options available, including Del Webb Lakewood Ranch and Cresswind Lakewood Ranch.
Perfectly situated in Central Florida’s favorite beach town, New Smyrna Beach, Venetian Bay (A Geosam Capital development) offers World Class Resort-Style amenities to its residents. Play a round of golf on the 18-Hole Championship golf course, spend a day with your family at the Beach and Swim Club, enjoy a relaxing day at the World Class Spa, stay active by joining the on-site fitness center or walking and biking on the miles of beautiful trails.
Residents also enjoy dining at the onsite restaurants. Residents sense a feeling of belonging. Variety is well defined at Venetian Bay with wide spread appeal. You’ll discover luxury estates in gated private communities; semi-custom homes; mid-sized single family homes and duplexes; maintenance free luxury townhomes and apartment homes. With prices ranging from the $300k's to over $1 million, there really is something for everyone at Venetian Bay.
Wellen Park is just minutes from the beaches of Venice on Florida's West Coast. Wellen Park features boutique shops and restaurants, a number of 18-hole championship golf courses, and it is the new home of Atlanta Braves Spring Training.
Similar to Lakewood Ranch above, Wellen Park offers a variety of different neighborhoods with homes from different builders available in a range of sizes and price ranges.
Nocatee is located in Ponte Vedra, which is in the Greater Jacksonville area and is comprised of a number of neighborhoods from a variety of homebuilders. Nocatee is a coastal community that blends a variety of neighborhoods with schools, parks, recreation, offices, shopping, restaurants and so much more. Nocatee is home to world-class amenities, with several tranquil green spaces, pools, dog parks, and more.
By incorporating elements of “Smart Growth,” Nocatee provides its residents with employment opportunities, shopping, schools, recreation, and beautiful homes – everything needed for an exceptional quality of life.
Nocatee does have a 55+ component to it, and that is Del Webb Nocatee.
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 offers 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.
Viera is located on Florida's Space Coast, about halfway between Cocoa and Melbourne. Within Viera, you will find A-Rated schools, habitat preservation and environmental protection, shopping, dining, houses of worship, and healthy living options.
Shopping, dining, and entertainment options are available at The Avenue Viera and the Viera Town Center.
Like most of the communities above there are a number of neighborhoods, and there are 55+ options available as well.
Lake Nona is a very popular Orlando area community close to plenty of amenities like shopping, restaurants, the Orlando International Airport, and more.
Residents here can enjoy an impressive amount of preserved green space, pools in every neighborhood, endless miles of trails, and some of the fastest internet speeds you will find anywhere in the world. On top of that, Lake Nona offers a plethora of educational options and outstanding healthcare facilities.
The U.S. Tennis Association has a state-of-the-art training facility in Lake Nona with more than 100 tennis courts which will boost interest in Lake Nona in the coming years.
Lake Nona has a section of 55+ condos called Gatherings at Lake Nona.
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.
If one name stands out in the world of master-planned communities, it's Tradition. This vast community sprawls across more than 8,300 acres of prime real estate in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which is north of West Palm Beach on Florida’s East coast.
Tradition Florida is comprised of several distinct neighborhoods and communities. However, they all center around a couple of town centers, where residents enjoy easy access to a wide array of shops, restaurants, clinics, banks and other services.
While Tradition is home to all types of neighborhoods, there are active adult sections within it.
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.
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.
Located in Southwest Florida just north of Fort Myers, Babcock Ranch is the first solar-powered town in America, and will ultimately include 19,500 homes and six million square feet of commercial space.
Downtown Babcock Ranch, an area featuring restaurants, a lakeside boardwalk area, band shell for live entertainment, outfitters and equipment rental store, marketplace, co-working office space, Healthy Life Center and a splash pad fountain.
Babcock Ranch offers more than 50 home designs ideal for young millennials, growing families, empty nesters and retirees alike.
The first 55+ section of Babcock Ranch, called Regency at Babcock Ranch, opened in 2023.
Starkey Ranch is located just north of Tampa on Florida's West Coast. The community itself comprises more than 2,400 acres and is adjacent to the 18,000 acre Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Preserve.
Amenities include a planned 20-mile trail system, multiple parks, a handful of dog parks, and more.
A variety of homebuilders have been chosen to build Starkey Ranch, and like most of the other communities on this page you'll find an array of home sizes and styles available.
Located in Land ‘O Lakes, about 30 minutes north of Tampa, Bexley is one of the best-selling communities in the United States right now.
There are miles of multi-surface trails for biking, running, and walking, two resort-style pools with splash pool and lap pool, a dog park, and much more.
Bexley offers an array of homebuilders, a variety of new home options, and though most parts are not age-restricted, Del Webb is currently building a 55+ neighborhood called Del Webb Bexley.
There's more to come…
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