This page lists the newest 55+ communities in Central Florida, located in popular retirement destinations like Orlando, The Villages, Ocala, and more.
Central Florida is best known as a tourist destination because most of the theme parks in the state are located here, it is also a very popular place to retire.
Some prominent central Florida cities include Orlando, The Villages, St. Cloud, Clermont, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Ocala, Gainesville, and Lakeland.
Del Webb Oasis is located just minutes from Orlando area theme parks and attractions.
Like most Del Webb 55+ communities, Del Webb Oasis has a long list of amenities for residents to enjoy, including a 12,000 sq. ft. resort-style amenity center.
Del Webb offers 13 different floorplans here from their “Scenic”, “Distinctive”, and “Echelon” home series, plus the “Ellenwood” from their attached villa series. Prices start in the $400k's.
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.
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 around 20 different floor plans available with prices ranging to suit every budget starting in the $200k's.
Located about an hour north of Orlando, The Villages is the most popular retirement community in the country, regularly selling more than 2,000 new homes per year.
Now home to more than 130,000 residents, 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.
Home prices start in the $200k's.
Del Webb Sunbridge is a new 55+ gated community in St. Cloud, just minutes from Lake Nona and Orlando.
The 27,000 sf. Hammock Club 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. Attached villas here start in the $300k's and single-family homes are also available.
Del Webb Stone Creek is a gated, 55+ active adult community located in the horse capital of the world, Ocala, FL. The community has an 18-hole championship golf course, restaurant, resort-style pools, fitness center, spa, multiple game courts, a full-time lifestyle director and more. Home prices start in the $200k's.
Solivita is an award-winning retirement community in Central Florida’s attraction zone. 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, softball field, miles of green space for walking and biking, and too many classes and clubs to count, you will have many ways to enjoy the Solivita life.
Home prices start in the $200k's.
Popular Central Florida Retirement Articles
Retirement Spotlight: The Villages
The Villages is known for having the largest and most diverse collection of amenities of any community on the planet. Residents have access to an amazing collection of golf courses, recreation centers, and town squares, as well as an unparalleled number of clubs covering just about any topic you can imagine.
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: 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.
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: 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: Winter Haven
Located just 50 miles east of Tampa and about the same distance southwest of Orlando, Winter Haven is the perfect location for retirees who are looking to get away from the big cities but still be close enough to visit whenever they want.