Southeast Florida has been one of the nation's all-time most sought-after retirement community locations. The most popular destinations include Miami, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach. Because of great year-round weather, and easy access to retirement-worthy amenities including healthcare, shopping, dining, and recreation, this trend is expected to continue well into the future.
Southeast Florida 55+ Communities:
Valencia Grand – Boynton Beach
Valencia Grand in Boynton Beach offers truly premium 55+ living unlike anywhere else, with a prime South Florida location, sophisticated country-club lifestyle, and all-new unmatched amenities. Valencia Grand takes sophisticated living to the next level with one-story home designs made for 55+ living with stand-out features including expansive high ceilings, transom windows that let in even more Florida sunshine, impressive gourmet kitchens, spa-like baths, and spacious outdoor living areas.
Valencia Walk at Riverland – Port St. Lucie
Valencia Walk at Riverland is one of the newest 55+ communities on Florida’s East Coast. Located in Port St. Lucie, Valencia Walk 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! In 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.
Avalon Trails – Delray Beach
Avalon Trails is a 55+ active adult community in Delray Beach, FL. If your retirement dream is to live just minutes from the beach, this is your place.
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, a community garden, walking trails, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and more.
The homes at Avalon Trails will include 2 and 3-bedroom villas and single-family homes that include features like granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and hurricane-impact windows and doors. Prices start in the $400k’s.
Del Webb Tradition
Located in beautiful Port St. Lucie, Del Web Tradition is a gated community of 550 attached and single-family homes that began construction in 2017. Amenities here include a large clubhouse, a resort-style outdoor pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
The attached homes at Del Webb Tradition clock in at 1,579 square feet and are available with either two or three bedrooms. The single-family homes range in size from 1,671 to 2,589 square feet and are available with two to four bedrooms. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake – Westlake, FL
Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake is an active adult community located in Westlake, FL between Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens. The clubhouse offers residents a place to gather and participate in social activities facilitated by a full-time Lifestyle Director.
Outdoor amenities include pickleball & tennis courts, walking trails, a resort-style pool and spa, a resistance pool, a dog park, and event and entertainment areas.
New homes at Cresswind Palm Beach range from 2 to 4 bedrooms. Prices start in the $400k’s.
Cresswind at PGA Village Verano
Cresswind at PGA Village Verano is a community of 249 single-family homes that is located right in the heart of Florida’s Treasure Coast near Port St. Lucie. The large collection of amenities here includes access to the 27,000 square foot clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a dog park, and an enormous pickleball complex.
Cresswind at PGA Village Verano offers 18 different villa and single-family home options, and prices start in the $300k’s.
Esplanade at Tradition
Esplanade at Tradition is a new 55+ resort-style community in Port St. Lucie, in the 8,300-acre Tradition master-planned community.
Single-family homes here range in size from about 1,600 to 2,900 sq. ft. And prices start in the high $300k’s.
Falls at Parkland – Parkland, FL
This 55+ active lifestyle community features a resort-style pool, lounge area, and many recreational activities, including pickleball. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room.
There are 6 single-family home floorplans available ranging in size from about 1,700 to 2,600 sq. ft. Prices start in the $600k’s.
Four Seasons at Parkland – Parkland, FL
Located just a bit north of Fort Lauderdale, Four Seasons at Parkland is a luxury community of 538 single-family homes built around 12 beautiful lakes. Amenities here include a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two resort-style pools, and a tennis pro shop.
Four Seasons at Parkland offers 14 different floorplans that range in size from 1,965 square feet all the way up to 3,615 square feet. Prices start in the $800k’s.
The Grand at Veranda Preserve – Port St. Lucie, FL
The Grand at Veranda Preserve is a new, resort-style community in Port St. Lucie designed for residents “55 & Better” from Lennar Homes. Amenities include a private Clubhouse with social spaces, a resort-style pool with a lap area and wet decks, a poolside bar, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis, pickleball, bocce ball courts, event lawn, and more.
There are three classes of models at Verandah Preserve, ranging in size from 1,410 sq. ft. of living space to just over 2,800 sq. ft. of living space. Prices start in the $500k’s.
Regency at Avenir – Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Regency at Avenir is a 55+, active-adult community in Palm Beach Gardens offering exclusive resort-style amenities and a low-maintenance lifestyle.
Regency at Avenir’s private amenities will include a resort-style swimming pool and spa, state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, a yoga studio, tennis, pickleball and bocce courts, a golf simulator, an art room with kiln, a ballroom, cafe, outdoor amphitheater, and more.
469 single-family homes are planned for Regency at Avenir, ranging in size from 1,800 to 2,800 square feet. Prices start in the $600k’s.
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Telaro at Tradition
Telaro at Tradition is Mattamy Homes' debut 55+ Active Adult neighborhood in the master-planned community of Tradition. This enclave of 400+ homesites will feature elegant and contemporary villas and single-family homes ranging from 1,370 sq. ft. to 2,800 sq. ft.. The exclusive Telaro lifestyle will include an abundant amenity offering, planned social spaces, lifestyle programming, and convenient access to all that the sprawling community of Tradition has to offer. Prices start in the $300k's.
Veranda Preserve is a new, resort-style community in Port St. Lucie designed for residents “55 & Better” from Lennar Homes. Amenities include a private Clubhouse with social spaces, a resort-style pool with a lap area and wet decks, a poolside bar, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts, an event lawn, and more.
There are three classes of models at Verandah Preserve, ranging n size from 1,410 sq. ft. of living space to just over 2,800 sq. ft. of living space. Prices start in the $300k’s.
South Florida Retirement Articles
Located just about halfway between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Boynton Beach offers residents a lifestyle that is far removed from all of the popular Florida tourist destinations without actually being all that far away from those places.
Known as “The Sailfish Capital of the World,” Stuart is located along the Atlantic Coast of Florida, north of West Palm Beach and just south of Port St. Lucie. This area of Florida is also known as “The Treasure Coast” because so many ships have been lost here fighting to survive storms over the years
Homes in Jupiter, FL are always in demand because the weather is great year-round and there is plenty of waterfront property. The beach resort town has become a popular vacation destination and many snowbirds purchase homes to escape to during winter.
Considered by many to be the ultimate retirement destination, Boca Raton is located along the southeast coast of Florida just about equal distance between West Palm Beach to the north and Miami to the south.
Walkable, vibrant, and teeming with culture, dining, and recreational options, Delray Beach, Florida is an ideal retirement spot for the active boomer. Nestled on the southern end of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach is conveniently located 20 minutes from West Palm Beach and 20 minutes from Fort Lauderdale.
At just over 62,000 people, “the village by the sea” has been called the jewel of the gold coast and a city set apart in South Florida.
Located just an hour up the coast from Miami you will find one of the best small-town communities in the entire country. VisitFlorida.com describes Delray Beach as a “small and intimate town with big-city sophistication.”
Located a little more than halfway from Daytona Beach to Miami, the town of Port St. Lucie offers a more relaxed feel than its much larger coastal counterparts, but it does so without asking residents to concede many of the same amenities!
The Florida Keys is perfect whether visiting for a weekend or deciding to make it a permanent home.
An idyllic tropical setting at the tip of the United States combined with a myriad of recreation, entertainment, and cultural opportunities create the ideal place to spend the next stage in life.