Central Florida is best known as a tourist destination because most of the theme parks in the state are located in central Florida. There are a lot of retirement communities to choose from. Central Florida is great area to settle into an active retirement community, especially if you have grandkids who will be visiting.
Some prominent central Florida cities include Orlando, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Ocala, Gainesville, and Lakeland.
Here are some of the best 55+ communities in Central Florida today…
On Top of the World – Ocala, FL
At On Top of the World Communities, 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.
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 mid-$100s to the mid-$300s.
Request more information about On Top of the World here.
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.
You can also meet up with newfound friends, share the fun in social clubs, and enjoy lifelong learning classes and countless other amenities—inviting you to do it all, or nothing at all.
Request more information about Solivita here.
Esplanade at Highland Ranch – Clermont, FL
Carefree living, quality Taylor Morrison construction and lots of choices – that’s what you’ll find at Esplanade at Highland Ranch in Clermont. Whether you’re ready to live the Florida lifestyle year-round or ease into it with a vacation home, the time of your life is waiting at this resort style 55+ community.
Esplanade at Highland Ranch is outfitted with an extraordinary level of amenities including a stunning clubhouse with fitness room and multipurpose room for yoga and exercise classes, a card room, pickle ball, bocce ball, tennis courts and billiards. Swim laps or just soak in the large resort-style pool or hot tub. Large conservation areas supply opportunities for strolls on elevated boardwalks and nature trails.
Select from a variety of distinctive floor plans designed for the way you live, play and entertain. Twelve beautifully designed floor plans ranging from 1,700-3,000 square feet showcase the most popular standard features inspired by homeowners to add convenience, style and value.
The Villages – The Villages, FL
The Villages is the most popular retirement community in the country. Now home to more than 120,000 people, people are attracted to The Villages because of its many golf courses, activities, amenities, and the convenience of having almost everything be golf cart accessible.
New and resale homes can be found priced from the $100k’s to more than $1 million and at every point in between.
Read more about The Villages here.
Del Webb Stone Creek – Ocala, FL
Del Webb Stone Creek is a gated 55+ active adult community of brand-new energy efficient homes located in beautiful Ocala, FL.
The Reunion Center is the focal point of social life here, and residents can enjoy a wide range of amenities that includes fitness classes at the movement studio and water aerobics in the indoor heated pool. And don’t forget about the beautiful 18-hole golf course.
Del Webb Stone Creek boasts a collection of single-family homes that come in 24 different varieties to fit your needs in the best way possible.
Del Webb Orlando – Davenport, FL
Located in the master-planned community of Ridgewood Lakes just southwest of Orlando.
The primary appeal for this destination is definitely the close proximity to Orlando, but don’t let that allow you to look past community amenities, which are all centered around the gorgeous Montecito Clubhouse.
Del Webb Orlando offers six different floor plans that range from just under $200k to just under $300k.
Del Webb Oasis – Winter Garden, FL
Coming soon to the Orlando, FL area, this 55+ community is offering single-family homes and villas for residents who want to live in a brand new community.
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 will be offering a selection of single-family homes and villas starting in the mid-$300’s.
Del Webb Sunbridge – St. Cloud, FL
Del Webb Sunbridge is a 55+ active adult community that will be located just five quick minutes up the road from Lake Nona, FL and Medical City, FL.
There are many benefits that come with being so close to the Orlando area, but the real amenities to enjoy here are all of the state-of-the-art features you will find in the 25,000 square foot clubhouse.
Del Webb Sunbridge will be offering multiple options for single-family homes and villas that are priced in the mid-$300k’s.
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Retirement Spotlight – Clermont
Sitting right in the heart of Central Florida, just 20 miles west of Orlando, is where you will find the impressive little city of Clermont, Florida. It has been ranked as one of the Top 25 Best Places to Retire by Forbes and Money Magazines and was also voted the #1 Florida Bicycle-Friendly Community.
Retirement Spotlight: Kissimmee
If one of your concerns is that you move to Florida for retirement and your kids and grandkids never come to visit, that won’t be the case if you end up in Kissimmee. In fact, you might have a hard time getting them to leave!
Retirement Spotlight: Ocala
The Ocala area represents a unique combination of history, horses, and culture that is surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural environments you will find anywhere. Sprinkle in the collection of interesting shops and restaurants in Ocala’s downtown district and you will find Ocala to be the type of place where no one struggles to find something to do!
Retirement Spotlight: St. Cloud
St. Cloud is a quiet city that was originally known as a retirement destination for Civil War veterans. In addition to having a rich history, the area also offers a type of small-town living that is getting harder and harder to find here in Florida. Combining that small town atmosphere with access to all of the amazing amenities located just to the north in Orlando makes St. Cloud a perfect mixture of old and new Florida living.
Retirement Spotlight: Winter Garden
Located about 25 minutes west of downtown Orlando, Winter Garden offers residents the perfect combination of an Old Florida feel and plenty of modern amenities. You’ll love strolling through the historic downtown district but will also enjoy the lake lifestyle, the thriving cultural scene, shopping at the weekly farmers’ market, and dining at the impressive collection of modern restaurants.
Retirement Spotlight: Lake Nona
Located just inside the city limits in southeastern Orlando, Lake Nona is the ultimate combination of everything that most Baby Boomers are looking for in a retirement destination. The entire community is built around living a better, healthier lifestyle.
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