On this page you’ll find what we feel are the best Florida retirement communities to consider in 2021.
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 $300’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 $200k’s.
Valencia Trails in Naples, FL offers the best resort lifestyle with a magnificent 42,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse where every day new events, clubs, and entertainment abound. Relax by the pool, grab a bite at the restaurant, catch a show in the social hall, or take a relaxing stroll or jog along the community’s iconic trails. The options are endless!
Designed for 55+ living, the gorgeous contemporary style single-family homes at Valencia Trails offer the ultimate in style, convenience, and luxury with spacious living areas, impressive gourmet kitchens, and screened and covered patios to make the most of Florida’s beautiful weather year-round. Come home to luxurious standard features including tile roof, brick pavers, stainless steel and gas appliances, designer tile flooring throughout main areas, rich stone exterior finishes and so much more. Homes start from the $500k’s.
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 from the $500k’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. Homes start from the $400k’s.
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. Homes start from the $700k’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 $300k’s.
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. Prices start in the $200k’s.
Del Webb Sunbridge
Del Webb Sunbridge is a new 55+ gated community in St. Cloud, which is in Central Florida, just minutes from Lake Nona and Orlando.
The 27,000 sf. Clubhouse will feature luxurious indoor and outdoor amenities like a zero-entry pool, resistance pool, pickleball and tennis courts, a fitness center, movement studio, and more.
Single-Family Homes and Villas start from the $300k’s.
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 will will offer 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.
Single-Family Homes and Villas start from the $300k’s.
Del Webb Stone Creek
Del Webb Stone Creek is a gated, 55+ active adult community located in the horse capital of the world, Ocala, FL. Boasting an 18-hole championship golf course with full grill, resort-style pool, fitness center, spa, multiple game courts, a full-time lifestyle director and more, you will be ready for your “Next Great Adventure.”
Single-family homes start in the $200k’s.
Del Webb eTown
Del Webb eTown is a new, smart-living, 55+ gated community in Jacksonville centrally located near prestigious St. Johns Town Center off I-295.
Meet friends at the private clubhouse and amenity center with recreational activities including tennis, pickleball, bocce courts, walking trails, outdoor pavilions, fire pits and so much more.
Single-Family Homes start from the $300k’s.
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 $200k’s to over $1 million, there really is something for everyone at Venetian Bay.
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.
Home prices start in the $200k’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 $200k’s, Lakewood Ranch offers a neighborhood option for just about every type of family and budget. There are also two 55+ community options available: Del Webb Lakewood Ranch and Cresswind Lakewood Ranch.
Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach
Latitude Margaritaville is a new 55+ community in Daytona Beach, inspired by the lifestyle and music of Jimmy Buffett.
Amenities include a fully outfitted gym / Spin Room, aerobics room with virtual personal trainer, indoor whirlpool spa and lap pool, Latitude Town Square where you’ll find the Bandshell with live music, The Last Mango Theater includes a banquet hall with stage for performances and dancing, Barkaritaville Pet Spa, Coconut Telegraph Business Center, Latitude Bar & Chill Restaurant, Changes in Attitude Bar, Paradise Pool with beach entry, cabanas, and tiki huts, plus, an amenity that you don’t see every day…your very own private beach club!
Home prices start in the low $200k’s.
Champions Gate is a 900-acre master-planned community located in southwest Osceola County, Florida. Champions Gate is ideally situated with easy access to the Orlando International Airport, Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando.
The 20,000 sq. ft. Oasis clubhouse features a huge resort-style pool with water slides, lazy river, splash park, state-of-the-art fitness center, tiki bar, movie theatre, and volleyball courts. For those interested in hitting the links, there’s an on-site 18-hole championship golf course. And, next door to Champions Gate is another 36 holes designed by Greg Norman.
Champions Gate offers condos, townhomes, and single-family homes starting in the $200k’s, perfect for those looking for either a year-round or vacation home in Orlando.
Sunkissed Village RV Resort is a 55+ Luxury RV and Park Model community located in Summerfield, FL. Enjoy restaurants, shopping, and nightly entertainment just 5 minutes away in The Villages. The community features a spacious, modern clubhouse, fitness center, game room, heated pool with paver deck, Tiki bar and grill area, Pickleball courts, Bocce Ball court, Shuffleboard courts and more. Enjoy the Florida lifestyle seasonally on a spacious, pull-through RV site, or as a year-round resident by purchasing a new customized park model starting in the $70,000’s.
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