Looking for a great retirement community near Delray Beach?
There are plenty of great communities to choose from in the area. All of these options are just another one of the great aspects about this wonderful little beach town!
Regardless of price range, community size, or the type of home you are looking for, there is something for just about everyone in Delray Beach. Each of these communities also have their own unique sets of amenities, which can really make your life here enjoyable.
If you are only interested in brand new age restricted communities, then Villagio Reserve is where you will want to start your search, because it is the only 55+ retirement community in Delray Beach that is still building new homes.
The community has existed since 2013 and their plans are to build out a total of only 600 homes and villas. Those homes can generally fall in the $200,000-$400,000 range. The single family home floor plans are all just under 2,000 square feet, and the villas are a bit more manageable at 1,300-1,600 square feet.
The amenities at Villaggio Reserve will include a 38,000 square foot resort-style club with a fitness center and a grand ballroom. There will also be three outdoor pools, tennis courts, and miles of walking trails.
Seven Bridges, The Bridges, and Tuscany by GL Homes
While Villagio Reserve is the only age restricted community being developed in Delray today, you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not checking out the communities GL Homes is currently building here.
GL Homes does build 55+ communities and they have in the past in Delray (you'll learn about Valencia Falls and Valencia Palms a little later in this article), so they understand what that type of buyer is looking for, and even though they don't have the 55+ designation, I think these three communities will still appeal to Boomers because of the combination of amenities and home styles GL has carefully selected for each.
True to its name, seven beautiful bridges span sparkling waterways and introduce you to one of Florida’s most elegant neighborhoods. A breathtaking entry, stunning streetscapes, gorgeous residences and world-class amenities are all a part of life at Seven Bridges. You really can't go wrong location-wise in Delray, and Seven Bridges location offers easy access to upscale shopping, gourmet dining, nightlife, great schools, airports and major roadways.
Seven Bridges’ impressive array of world-class amenities rivals the finest resorts and offers endless ways to spend your leisure time. The expansive 27,000 sq. ft. clubhouse has it all — the well-appointed lounge is perfect for hosting socials with neighbors and friends.
There are two card salons, game room, kids’ room, and indoor sports court for basketball, volleyball, or any other activity you can imagine. There's also a fully-equipped fitness center, group fitness studio, and multi-purpose room for personal training.
Outside is the resort-style pool, spa, and sundeck with luxurious shade cabanas. There's also a lap pool, poolside café, a kid-friendly wading pool and aqua lot, shaded playground, party pavilion, and full-court basketball. Some of you know that tennis is my sport and if it's yours too you'll enjoy the 12 Har-Tru courts and one hard court, lighted for night play. The tennis center also has a pro shop, shaded courtside pavilions and a great viewing area.
Watch a commercial for Seven Bridges:
The Bridges is surrounded by some of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach area. This luxury community offers one of the best locations, being that it's close to shopping, nightlife, great schools and major roads. The Bridges is a GL Homes Signature community featuring the ultimate luxury lifestyle in an incredible Boca/Delray location.
The Bridges offers a 17,000 total square foot clubhouse featuring an elegant social hall with a catering kitchen that is a great place to host a party. Stay in shape at the yoga studio, fully equipped fitness center with locker rooms and saunas. The Bridges clubhouse also includes an indoor sports court to help you beat the Florida heat.
Check out this video that covers the amenities available at “The Club”:
Tuscany offers new single-family homes that meet the needs of families of any size. Tuscany is located just minutes from Delray Marketplace, which has dozens of national retailers, restaurants, bowling, movie theater, outdoor amphitheater and Publix grocery store. Just seven minutes away from Tuscany is the famous Atlantic Avenue that offers everything from shopping and dining to an exuberant nightlife and even gorgeous beaches.
Tuscany is separated into two sections (Tuscany North and South), each will have their own private recreation area to enjoy. You can keep fit in the 24-hour fitness center, play a game of tennis, relax by the resort-style pool and so much more.
The rest of the communities we talk about below are already completed, so rather than dealing with a builder/developer the best course of action if you want to learn more about them and see what homes are available would be to contact a local Realtor.
With all of its 362 homes built between 1977 and 1980, Camelot Village is an excellent option for anyone looking to retire in Delray Beach on a tight budget. Those homes can go for around $100,000 and residents still have access to great amenities in a beautiful Delray Beach community.
Emerald Pointe is a great community for middle-of-the-road budgets that are looking for a smaller community. There are 300 condominiums and attached homes here that were build between 1989 and 1994. Those homes typically sell for somewhere in the mid-to-high $200s and provide access to great amenities, including the gorgeous Emerald Pointe lakes and ponds.
Floral Lakes is known as a very social community that features impressive Mediterranean-style architecture and elegant landscaping. The homes here were built between 1996 and 2001 and typically sell for somewhere in the $200,000 range. One of the unique amenities available here is a miniature golf course.
Four Seasons at Delray Beach
If you are looking for luxury living in a very small community, the 315 single-family homes of Four Seasons at Delray Beach could be the perfect option. Homes here go for anywhere from the high $400s to the high $500s, and the amenities are definitely on par with the price point.
The centerpiece of Huntington Lakes is the 50,000 square foot clubhouse that is nothing short of impressive. This community is comprised of just over 2,000 condominiums that were constructed from 1980 to 1989. Those units range from 900 to 1200 square feet and typically sell for around $100,000.
Much like Huntington Lakes, the main attraction at Huntington Pointe is a 50,000 square foot clubhouse. This community contains 1,096 condominiums and villas that were constructed from 1996 to 2006. The homes here go for somewhere in the mid-to-high $100s.
Kings Point in Delray Beach
Kings Point contains 7,200 condominium units that were all constructed between 1973 and 1985. Those units tend to fall right around 1,000 square feet and generally sell for around $100,000. Amenities here include three clubhouses, two outdoor pools, 28 shuffleboard courts, and an 18-hole par-3 golf course.
King's Point was the subject of the documentary we told you about a few months back that we feel is a “must watch” for anyone considering retiring in Florida.
Milner Country Club
The featured amenity at Milner Country Club is the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. The 470 homes in this community were built from 2000 to 2013 and go for anywhere from the high $300s to as much as $2 million. This is some of the nicest real estate in Delray Beach, to say the least.
In the heart of Palm Greens you will find the Villa Delray Golf Club, which is a public course where residents of Palm Greens can either pay per round or join as members. The community contains 1,401 condominiums and villas ranging from 944 square feet to as much as 1,500 square feet. These homes typically sell for prices in the low-to-mid $100s.
If you are looking for luxury living in Delray Beach, Valencia Falls should be another one of the places on your list. Amenities include a stunning pool and clubhouse, as well as a stocked lake for the fishing enthusiast. The community contains 724 single-family homes that were all built from 2002 to 2004. These homes typical sell for anywhere from $400,000 to almost $600,000.
Valencia Palms offer a slightly different version of Valencia Falls, but is still packed with luxury amenities. There are 612 single-family homes here that range from the low $300s all the way up to the mid $700s. Those homes were all constructed between 2005 and 2007 and range from 1,600 to almost 4,000 square feet.
Exercise lovers will enjoy making use of the 4.6 acres of recreational space outside the clubhouse at Villa Borghese. The 582 single-family homes in this community were built between 1999 and 2005. The average home price is in the mid-$300s and contains somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 square feet.
Security is a top concern at Vizcaya, where there is a guard on duty at the gate 24 hours/day. There are 504 single-family homes here that surround the 22,000 square foot clubhouse. Those homes come in 11 different floor plans and range in price from the high $200s to the high $300s.