On this page you’ll find what we feel are the best Florida retirement communities to consider in 2020.
Of course, you’ll find well-known communities like The Villages and Latitude Margaritaville, but you’ll also discover a bunch of other Florida retirement communities people are choosing that just haven’t made national headlines…yet.
To make your life even easier, you can request brochures, videos and more information about all of the following communities without even leaving our site.
If you prefer to sift and sort through all the communities we’ve looked at yourself, you might also enjoy our list of all 55+ communities in Florida.
Villages of Citrus Hills
Located less than an hour from The Villages, the Villages of Citrus Hills is a Florida Retirement Community with single family homes and maintenance free villas that have been built with today’s demanding baby-boomer in mind. But what makes the promise of Florida Retirement in the Villages of Citrus Hills truly come together for today’s new breed of active adult retiree is its extraordinary collection of world-class community country club amenities and extensive social activities. Depending on the style and neighborhood you choose, home and home site packages range from the the upper $200’s to over 1 million.
On Top of the World
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 private 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.
New homes are of quality construction, often exceeding ENERGY STAR criteria while offering comfort, convenience, and a wide variety of design elements.
There are 23 floor plans available with prices ranging to suit every budget starting from the $170k’s.
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.
With two stunning championship golf courses, intimate neighborhood centers, softball field, miles of green space for walking, cycling and meandering, 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. Your most difficult decision each day will be deciding how busy you’d like to be.
Offering easy access to everything Southwest Florida is famous for, GL Homes is proud to introduce Valencia Bonita— a new standard of 55 plus living on Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast. With an exciting vacation-inspired lifestyle that rivals the finest resorts, Valencia Bonita features an opulent 45,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and carefully designed single-family and villa home designs that are tailored to those looking for spacious layouts and sophisticated style. Valencia Bonita is located just minutes from pristine beaches, tranquil nature preserves, chic shops and fine dining. Plus, everyday conveniences including banks, grocery stores and top rated medical facilities are also just a short drive away. Homes start in the mid $300k’s.
Valencia Del Sol
Valencia Del Sol’s convenient Tampa location makes it easy to enjoy having fun in the sun along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Offering a robust and extraordinary 55+ lifestyle, Valencia del Sol caters to residents looking to socialize and stay physically active. Active adults will enjoy the 25,000 square foot Clubhouse offering an array of resort-style amenities including a fitness center, grand social hall, a relaxing pool and spa, tennis and pickleball courts as well as a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. A full-time, on-site lifestyle director will be dedicated to organizing a wide variety of fun events, clubs and opportunities for making new friends all year-round. This amazing new community features a stunning selection of twin villas and single-family homes that provide the ultimate in 55+ living at an incredible value.
Swim, play, dine, relax or socialize – you can do as much or as little as you want at Valencia Sound in Boynton Beach. The nearly 39,000 square-foot Clubhouse with upscale indoor and outdoor amenities, including a full-service restaurant, sports lounge and multiple pickleball, tennis and bocce courts, provides the ultimate 55+ lifestyle in Boynton Beach. Hundreds of clubs are available to join, Broadway-style shows and entertainment are found in the Social Hall, classes on everything from art to fitness are scheduled at the Clubhouse, and tournaments are held at the world-class Racquet Club. Home prices start in the $500k’s.
Valencia Grove at Riverland
Valencia Grove at Riverland is the newest 55+ community on Florida’s East Coast. Located in Port St. Lucie, Valencia Grove 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! At 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.
Get in on the ground floor of Florida’s next top master planned community with prices starting in just the $200s.
Freedom at San Salito
Freedom at San Salito is a 55+ neighborhood, located in St. Augustine, Florida that offers a low stress, low maintenance lifestyle. Located off State Road 16, residents will have easy access to a variety of public amenities. The community features include a gated entrance, private amenity center clubhouse and outdoor pool. Freedom at San Salito also has a part time Lifestyle Director who cultivates the ideal selection of clubs and events for homeowners.
The newly opened Freedom at San Salito’s amenities include an amenity center with a pool and covered patio, outdoor fireplace, two bocce ball courts, and a dog park. Residents of Freedom at San Salito also have access to the master community’s amenities which includes a clubhouse, multi-purpose room, pickleball courts, tennis courts, exercise room, and outdoor pool with patio. San Salito is close to the beach, golf courses, fantastic shopping, dining, music and entertainment!
Homes range in size from 1,585 to 2,033 square feet of living space, and include features like granite countertops, walk-in closets, and covered lanais. Prices start in the mid-$250k’s.
Parkland Preserve at World Golf Village
Parkland Preserve at World Golf Village is an active adult neighborhood offered by Freedom Homes, a D.R. Horton company. Freedom communities offer a low stress, active adult lifestyle in great locations.
Community features include a gated entrance, amenity center with pool and Lifestyle Director to help residents meet their neighbors, stay active and make new friends! Homes start in the $200k’s and are single-story, thoughtfully designed and feature covered lanais to enhance your Florida lifestyle.
Community amenities include a swimming pool, fitness room, covered pavilion, park, and lifestyle director. Parkland Preserve is close to many great golf courses, fantastic shopping, dining, music, and entertainment! Conveniently located near I-95, it makes visiting Historic St. Augustine, Downtown Jacksonville, and the Jacksonville International Airport a short drive.
The Lakes at Harmony
The Lakes at Harmony, an active adult community, 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 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.
The water is calling you to one of the most desirable active lifestyle communities in Central Florida. It’s time to live less crowded on the tranquil shores of Live Oak Lake where residents enjoy lakeside living with boating, fishing, kayaking and many other amenities usually reserved for fine resorts.
With a clubhouse, pool, patio areas, 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, from the low $200k’s in the “convenient to everything,” Orlando Area.
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 our 18-Hole Championship golf course, spend a day with your family at the Beach and Swim Club, enjoy a relaxing day at our World Class Spa, stay active by joining our on-site fitness center or walking and biking on the miles of beautiful trails.
Residents also enjoy dining at our 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 $200k’s to over $1 million, there really is something for everyone at Venetian Bay.
Avalon Trails by 13th Floor Homes is a 55+ active adult community located in Delray Beach, FL. If your retirement dream is to live just minutes from the beach, this is the place for you.
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, community garden, walking trails, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and more.
The homes at Avalon Trails will include single-story, 2 and 3 bedroom villas that include features like granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and hurricane impact windows and doors, with prices starting in the mid-$300k’s.
Marina Grande on the Halifax
Marina Grande on The Halifax is a luxury condominium project comprised of not just one, but two, 25 Story Towers with spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Daytona Beach, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Marina Grande features a 24/7 Gated Security Entrance, a 28-Slip Marina, Two clubhouses, a Fitness Center, an 18 Seat Private Movie Theater, two swimming pools (one of which is heated), a Steam Room, and both towers feature luxurious lobbies with concierge service.
Residence features include 9-foot volume ceilings, expansive windows with ocean and river views, imported Italian cabinetry, soaking tub with glass shower enclosures, and private balconies. Prices start around $250,000.
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.
New and resale homes can be found priced from the $100k’s to more than $1 million and at every point in between.
Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach
Minto Communities and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand made waves in 2017 when they first announced Latitude Margaritaville, a new 55+ retirement community in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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