Tradition is a large master-planned community in Port St. Lucie comprised of several neighborhoods, some of which are designated 55+ communities. Telaro at Tradition From the developer’s website: Telaro at Tradition is Mattamy Homes’ debut 55+ Active Adult neighborhood in the extraordinary master-planned community of Tradition. This highly anticipated enclave of 400+ homesites will feature … Continue Reading » about New 55+ Communities in Tradition Port St. Lucie
Here is a terrific video detailing exactly where PGA Village Verano is and highlighting all of the great amenities nearby that residents can enjoy.
Del Webb Bexley is a 55+ community located about 30 minutes north of Tampa on Florida’s west coast.
If you are seeking a smaller 55+ community, without astronomical starting home prices, Veranda Preserve deserves a closer look.
Cresswind Lakewood Ranch is one of a handful of 55+ neighborhoods located within the master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch in the Sarasota area on Florida’s west coast. For the uninitiated, Lakewood Ranch is the #1 best-selling multigenerational community in the country at the time of this writing. Only The Villages – which is age-restricted – … Continue Reading » about Cresswind Lakewood Ranch: Location, Amenities, and Homes
If you want to retire in the lap of luxury in South Florida, Valencia Sound in Boynton Beach deserves your full attention.
This might come as a surprise to you, but new cities are still being created here in Florida. One of the newest Florida cities is called Westlake, which is located in Palm Beach County, between Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens, and it is home to Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake: Westlake got it’s start in … Continue Reading » about Everything You Should Know About Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake
Avalon Trails is a 55+ community in Delray Beach with 105 single family homes and 208 attached villas.
Del Webb BayView is located in Parrish, FL, which is about halfway between Tampa and Sarasota, a roughly 30 minute drive to each, and about 25 minutes (much of it on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge) to St. Petersburg. Because most Del Webb communities in Florida offer pretty much the same amenities and floorplans, the main … Continue Reading » about Del Webb BayView Retirement Review
A lot of people think that Daytona Beach is “The Birthplace of Speed” but that distinction actually goes to Ormond Beach. According to the city’s website: “In 1903, the smooth, hard-packed sands of Ormond Beach became a proving ground for automobile inventors and drivers. These first speed tournaments in the US earned Ormond the title … Continue Reading » about Ormond Renaissance – 55+ Condo Living in The Birthplace of Speed
Groucho Marx famously said “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong.” It’s safe to say then, that residents in one of Port St. Lucie’s hottest 55+ communities are doing everything right. But don’t just take my word for it, check out this lifestyle video from Valencia at Riverland, located near the best that … Continue Reading » about Get Ready for Fun in Port St. Lucie, FL
American Village is a very small, 55+ gated community located in Palm Coast, FL. Why it matters: In addition to 45 single family homes, there are also 96 condominium units available. It’s hard to find 55+ communities with condos. Very few amenities: If you care about amenities like clubhouses, fitness centers, activities directors, pickleball and/or … Continue Reading » about American Village: Gated 55+ with Condos in Palm Coast
Most communities you visit here in Florida will proudly tell you that they’re not just selling houses, they’re “selling a lifestyle”. But what does that actually mean? To see a great example, just check out this lifestyle video from Valencia Bonita, located between Fort Myers and Naples in Bonita Springs, FL: Leisure, laughter, and living … Continue Reading » about Vacation-Inspired 55+ Living in Bonita Springs, FL
WaterSong at RiverTown is a 55+ community in Northeast Florida. Situated almost equidistant between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, the RiverTown master-planned community is located along the banks of the St. John’s River, pictured above. Like most master-planned communities, there are multiple neighborhoods within RiverTown, and WaterSong is the only one right now that is designated … Continue Reading » about WaterSong at RiverTown Retirement Guide
Amidst all the Del Webb’s, Latitude Margaritaville’s, and The Villages of the world…well-known communities you’ve likely heard about with thousands of homes and multiple exciting amenities…there exists a small subset of communities being developed that are on a far less grand scale, but for the right person, might contain massive appeal. One such community I … Continue Reading » about Matanzas Lakes – A Small 55+ Community in Palm Coast, FL
Located in Bonita Springs, between Fort Myers and Naples, Valencia Bonita offers easy access to everything Southwest Florida is famous for. This “lifestyle video” captures the essence of what life at Valencia Bonita is like for residents: With an exciting vacation-inspired lifestyle that rivals the finest resorts, Valencia Bonita by GL Homes features an opulent … Continue Reading » about Living the 55+ Lifestyle at Valencia Bonita
Golf may not hold the allure it once did for some retirees, but golf courses are still a popular amenity in some of the best Florida retirement communities.
Starkey Ranch is a Tampa area master-planned community in Odessa, FL. This new residential development has homes for purchase with prices from the $200k’s to over $900,000 and offers lots of amenities like a community pool, clubhouse and walking trails. In 2020, Starkey Ranch sold 535 new homes, landing them at #35 on the list … Continue Reading » about Starkey Ranch: A Tampa Area Master-Planned Community
Located in Ponte Vedra (between Jacksonville and St. Augustine), Nocatee is one of Florida’s best-selling all ages communities. But, it also has a 55+ component called Del Webb Nocatee. In the Fall of 2021, the 22,000 sq. ft. Amenity Center called the Canopy Club opened, and it looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Take a look: This 22,000 sf … Continue Reading » about The Canopy Club at Del Webb Nocatee
While a lot of the communities we talk about on this site are age-restricted 55+ communities, we also talk about a lot of communities that are not age-restricted. Some people call these “all ages communities” or “multigenerational communities” but no matter what you call them, the idea is the same; residents of all age groups … Continue Reading » about Best Florida Non-Age Restricted Communities
The Floridian Club of Sarasota is the destination for Sarasota luxury Villa living, located just 6 miles to pristine gulf coast beaches. This modern, single-level Villa home community is for lease only and features nine unique floor plans between $1690-$1920 per month, with spacious, open layouts, modern finishes, and several standard design packages to choose … Continue Reading » about Floridian Club of Sarasota Virtual Community Tour
In today’s article we are taking a closer look at Twin Lakes and The Lakes at Harmony. How are they similar? How are they different? Which one is better? Let’s jump right in to comparing these two great communities on the basis of their respective locations, the features of the communities themselves, and of course … Continue Reading » about Twin Lakes vs. The Lakes at Harmony
Editor’s Note:If you enjoy this sort of thing, in my private, member’s only community for future Florida retirees, I’m comparing lot’s of other popular Florida retirement communities just like you see here. Learn more here… (opens in a new window) Two of the most popular 55+ communities in Florida today are The Villages and Latitude Margaritaville Daytona … Continue Reading » about The Villages vs. Latitude Margaritaville
See also:The Villages vs. Citrus HillsThe Villages vs. On Top of the WorldThe Villages vs. Tradition Introduction Check out the most popular forums frequented by residents and prospective residents of The Villages, and you’ll see that one of the most often discussed community (other than The Villages itself, of course) is Solivita. Solivita is a … Continue Reading » about The Villages vs. Solivita
See also:The Villages vs. On Top of the WorldThe Villages vs. SolivitaThe Villages vs. Tradition The Villages is the best-selling community in the country (retirement or otherwise) for a reason, but not everyone who takes a look at The Villages for retirement falls under her spell. We thought it’d be fun to compare The Villages … Continue Reading » about The Villages vs. Citrus Hills
Of all the community comparison articles I’ve written, this is probably the one people have focused on the most. Some people describe On Top of the World in Ocala as a miniature version of The Villages, and that’s a fairly good description. “The Villages Light” if you wish. I think that most people living in … Continue Reading » about The Villages vs. On Top of the World
Venetian Bay is unique in that it represents not one home, but an epic “Community” of homes and a splendid lifestyle that goes with it. Whether you are buying your first home or your dream home Venetian Bay has something to offer for everyone. Perfectly situated Central Florida’s favorite beach town, New Smyrna Beach, Venetian … Continue Reading » about Discover Venetian Bay in New Smyrna Beach, FL
Editor’s Note:If you enjoy this sort of thing, in my private, member’s only community for future Florida retirees, I’m comparing lot’s of other popular Florida retirement communities just like you see here. Learn more here… (opens in a new window) Tradition is a Master-Planned community on the east coast of Florida and though it is not as … Continue Reading » about The Villages vs. Tradition
That video is a short preview of the full 34-minute commercial-free video that my Florida Retirement Insider members get access to. You can learn more about that here. 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. Making … Continue Reading » about Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Retirement Guide
I just got word yesterday that the Clubhouse at Valencia Bay, a 55+ community in Boynton Beach is now open. I’ve got the beautiful pics for you below. The opulent 33,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse and Lifestyle Complex serves as the hub of the community and offers hundreds of exciting events including Broadway style shows, matinees, … Continue Reading » about Valencia Bay Clubhouse in Boynton Beach Is Now Open
Located in the Tampa area, FishHawk Ranch has been one of the top-selling communities in Florida for several years. David Weekley Homes introduced its first age-targeted neighborhood, the gated 55+ community of Encore at FishHawk Ranch, last year and it has successfully attracted buyers wanting to live near their children and grandchildren, but in a … Continue Reading » about Gated, 55+ Living in Encore at FishHawk Ranch
Minto Communities, who have had active adult communities featured on my site for several years, recently announced that they are partnering with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand on a massive new 55+ community in my hometown, Daytona Beach. The nearly 7,000 home, golf cart-friendly community is called Latitude Margaritaville. Get More Information About Latitude Margaritaville The … Continue Reading » about Minto Announces Latitude Margaritaville Community in Daytona Beach
The St. Joe Company recently announced plans to develop pockets of “The Villages” style retirement communities in Northwest Florida. Those projects are still a little ways off, but St. Joe has a new development underway there already named Watersound Origins. While not age restricted, its got a lot of the features and amenities I know … Continue Reading » about “The Villages” style communities in the Panhandle
The Villages of Citrus Hills is a Tampa area retirement community designed specifically for those looking for the best in active adult and retirement lifestyle communities. Located just north of the Tampa area, and only about an hour from the Orlando/Greater Central Florida area, the location and surrounding community offer so many great choices for … Continue Reading » about Discover the Villages of Citrus Hills
Today I’d like to introduce you to On Top of the World, a premier Active Adult lifestyle community in Ocala Florida. At On Top of the World, active adults will find all they dream about and so much more. The location puts On Top of the World close to top-rated Marion County hospitals and The … Continue Reading » about Sitting On Top of the World
Vitalia at Tradition is a 55-Plus neighborhood located within the master-planned community of Tradition. As soon as you enter Vitalia, you’ll know you have found the ultimate active adult lifestyle in Port St. Lucie. From the welcoming palm-lush and Mediterranean-inspired entrance to the passionate attention to detail in every resident home, Vitalia at Tradition has … Continue Reading » about Vitalia at Tradition – A Treasure Coast 55-Plus Community
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. Request More Information No matter where you live within this lush gated 55-plus community in Kissimmee, you can easily walk, … Continue Reading » about Solivita – An “Attraction Zone” 55-Plus Community
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 … Continue Reading » about Delray Beach Retirement Community Profiles
If there’s one thing the residents of the popular community Sun City Center believe in, its the tried and true real estate axiom of “location location location”. Sun City Center is surrounded by five popular Florida cities known for their arts, culture, restaurants, shopping, and beautiful scenery: Tampa, Sarasota, St. Pete, Clearwater and Bradenton. Let’s … Continue Reading » about Location is King at Sun City Center
Today let’s take a head-to-head look at two of the biggest 55+ communities in Florida, The Villages and Sun City Center. History Sun City Center on the West Coast of Florida near Sarasota has actually been around longer than The Villages. Del Webb Florida began Sun City Center in 1961, about a decade before Orange … Continue Reading » about The Villages vs. Sun City Center
One of my favorite things about the On Top of the World community in Ocala, FL is the sheer number of amenities available to residents. How could you ever get bored here? Let’s take a closer look at some of my favorites… Master the Possibilities is On Top of the World’s lifelong learning program that … Continue Reading » about Amenities Galore at On Top of the World
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 … Continue Reading » about Photo Tour: The Villages of Citrus Hills
One of the most unique retirement communities in all of Florida is located about an hour outside of Orlando in Polk County. The community’s name is Nalcrest, and the unique thing is that with very few exceptions, all of its residents are retired US Postal workers. History The original idea for the community came from … Continue Reading » about Nalcrest – A Florida Retirement Community for Letter Carriers
Today we’re comparing two very different communities situated less that 45 minutes from each other, The Villages and Trilogy® Orlando. You all know The Villages as the most popular retirement community in the country right now. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better than any of the other communities we compare it to, including Trilogy®. … Continue Reading » about Community Toss-Up: The Villages® vs. Trilogy® Orlando