Not sure how this video slipped past my radar when it was released a few months ago, but if you are at all considering Naples or the Southwest Florida area for retirement it has a wealth of information not just about this community but about the entire area. There’s also some good Q&A towards the … Continue Reading » about Valencia Trails Webinar
St. Augustine resident Vince Bell sat down recently to explain why he and his wife chose the Reverie at Trailmark 55+ community for retirement, how they’re keeping busy since moving there, and towards the end he gives some good insight on the main benefits of living in the St. Augustine area. Reverie at Trailmark is … Continue Reading » about Why Vince Chose the St. Augustine Area for Retirement
Some of my readers have recently become residents of WaterSong at RiverTown – one of the newest active 55+ communities in Northeast Florida. In this testimonial video, you’ll hear why WaterSong residents love calling this community their dream home destination. Situated almost equidistant between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, the RiverTown master-planned community is located along the banks of … Continue Reading » about WaterSong at RiverTown Reviews
Del Webb Viera is one of the newest Del Webb 55+ communities in Florida, and the first community Del Webb’s parent company has developed in the “Space Coast” region of Florida in more than 20 years. In this article, we’ll take a closer look using the Location + Community + Home methodology that forms the … Continue Reading » about Del Webb at Viera Community Review
Ocala Preserve is a resort-style community in Ocala that has been through a handful of iterations and changes over the years, but I still consider it one of the 3 main communities people should definitely check out when considering the Ocala area. The other two of course being On Top of the World and Del … Continue Reading » about Ocala Preserve Community Review
North River Ranch is a master-planned community in Parrish, FL, featuring homes from a variety of builders including Pulte, David Weekly, Neal Communities and more. Walk or bike through tree-lined neighborhoods, explore miles of trails, visit the bustling Village Center, relax poolside or gaze at Florida’s starry skies. Lightning-fast one gigabit of internet connects the whole … Continue Reading » about North River Ranch in Parrish, FL
Prosperity Lakes is a master-planned community by Lennar with collections of villas and single-family homes designed for active adults 55+ in Parrish, FL. In addition to an all-ages main amenity center with a clubhouse, sports courts and more, there is a gated amenity center exclusively for active adults 55+. Amenities include a resort-style pool, clubhouse, … Continue Reading » about Prosperity Lakes 55+ Community in Parrish, FL
Del Webb Nocatee, located in Ponte Vedra, is one of the most popular 55+ communities in Northeast Florida. This gated community has pretty much everything a retiree could dream of including a great location, terrific amenities, and a wide selection of homes to fit just about anyone’s needs. Let’s take a closer look! Location Del … Continue Reading » about Del Webb Nocatee 55+ Community Review
PGA Village Verano is a gated, golf resort community in Port St. Lucie. While not exclusively 55+, there is a 55+ neighborhood within PGA Village Verano called Cresswind at PGA Village Verano. Here is a terrific video detailing what living in PGA Village Verano is like: Location PGA Village Verano has a great location in Port St. Lucie. … Continue Reading » about Review of PGA Village Verano in Port St. Lucie
Located in Fort Myers, Verandah is a private, guard-gated golf course community. Verandah residents get to enjoy retirement life among mature oak trees, meandering bike paths and walking trails, and breathtaking views of the Orange River. Verandah offers the convenience of being close to everything while still being surrounded by nature, making it an ideal … Continue Reading » about Living the Good Life at Verandah in Fort Myers
There’s now another Del Webb 55+ community to explore in the Orlando area. In 2023 Del Webb Minneola joined Del Webb Oasis and Del Webb Sunbridge in the new Orlando area Del Webb community lineup. Here’s the latest overview video from the developer: Location What’s unique about Del Webb Minneola is owed to its location. … Continue Reading » about What We Know So Far About Del Webb Minneola
Despite being a website geared mostly towards Florida 55+ communities, I get readers all the time writing in and asking about communities that are not age restricted. If you are open to learning more about communities like that, Calesa Township in Ocala is a great option to explore. Interestingly, it is being developed by the … Continue Reading » about Calesa Township: A Community for All Ages in Ocala
Lakeshore by Simple Life is a cottage home community in Oxford, FL (less than 10 minutes from The Villages) designed for those looking to downsize and simplify their lives. Lifestyle is a key component to Simple Life Communities, and at Lakeshore, the options are endless. This video from the developer is a great overview: At … Continue Reading » about Start Living Simply at Lakeshore in Oxford, FL
Valencia del Sol is a 55+ community developed by GL Homes, located in the city of Wimauma which is in the Tampa area. The community began selling around 2017 and should wrap up development with a little over 550 homes in 2023. GL Homes is responsible for more than a dozen 55+ communities here in … Continue Reading » about Valencia del Sol 55+ Community Review
Del Webb Sunbridge is an Orlando area 55+ community located in St. Cloud, FL that held its grand opening in early 2020, about a week before the world stopped spinning for a while due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Once businesses were able to reopen a few months later, the community benefited from all of the … Continue Reading » about Del Webb Sunbridge 55+ Community Review
K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Orlando is a 55+ community in Southwest Orlando. Located in Kissimmee, this is one of the few new Orlando area 55+ communities with golf course access, so if golf is high on your list, you might want to give this one a look. Before we go any further, here are … Continue Reading » about Four Seasons 55+ Orlando Community Review
When two of my readers purchase homes on the same street in the same community within a month of each other, it definitely gets my attention. That happened recently in Stillwater, the only true golf course 55+ community in NE Florida. What’s so great about this new 55+ community in St. Johns, FL? That’s what … Continue Reading » about Stillwater by Lennar 55+ Community Review
Read our review of Kings Point Sun City Center with full details on the location, amenities, HOA fees, and home prices.
Babcock Ranch is a solar-powered, all-ages community located near Fort Myers in Southwest Florida. Anyone can live there, but it has all of the amenities and housing types our readers are interested in which is why we’re highlighting it. Plus, it is designed with walkability and bike-ability in mind, and much of it is golf … Continue Reading » about Babcock Ranch Florida Retirement Review
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
Reverie at Trailmark is a 55+ community developed by Dream Finders Homes, located in St. Augustine between the St. John’s River and the Atlantic Ocean.
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 Review
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 things … 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
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 $400k’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: Tampa Area Master-Planned Community Review
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 living … 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, two Orlando area 55+ communities. How are they similar? How are they different? Which one is better? Let’s jump right into comparing these two great communities on the basis of their respective locations, the features of the communities … 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 lots 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 the splendid lifestyle that goes with it. Whether you are buying your first home or your dream home Venetian Bay has something to offer everyone. Perfectly situated in Central Florida’s favorite beach town, New Smyrna Beach, Venetian … Continue Reading » about Discover Venetian Bay in New Smyrna Beach, FL
Tradition is a large Master-Planned community on the east coast of Florida and though it is not as big as The Villages, it will be one of the biggest in the state. While it’s not exclusively an active adult community, there are 55+ options in Tradition like Del Webb Tradition, Vitalia at Tradition, and others … 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