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, easy access to retirement worthy amenities including healthcare, shopping, dining, and recreation, this trend is expected to continue well into the future.
As soon as you enter Vitalia at Tradition, 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 taken the art and science of resident-centered community planning to new levels.
With bicycles and golf carts as the preferred method of transportation, active adult residents can join friends within the neighborhood or explore the vast 8,300 acres of Tradition. While the scale may be large, the feel is still small town America with a Town Hall, boutique restaurants and shops, spas and salons, along with the town center, Tradition Square. It’s the lively hub where residents gather for year-round events, entertainment, and concerts.
For those who want to stay in to enjoy the quaintness of their own neighborhood, Vitalia unveiled an outstanding 24,000-square-foot clubhouse encompassing everything from tennis and bocce courts to great lawn with fire pits and a putting green to a ballroom, fitness rooms and more! The Captiva Club is a private lakefront facility offering year-round recreation and social activities for Vitalia residents, complementing an active lifestyle.
Valencia Cay at Riverland is the newest 55+ community on Florida’s East Coast. Located in Port St. Lucie, Valencia Cay 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.
Known for its world-class amenities, Valencia Bay in Boynton Beach…just north of Boca/Delray…offers a 55+ resort lifestyle that caters to residents looking to live life to its fullest. 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, cocktail parties and galas. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or fitness enthusiast, there is a club or program to satisfy everyone’s taste. To ensure a lifestyle that is second to none, an onsite, full-time lifestyle director will perfectly curate an exciting social calendar and plan exciting trips to enhance your experience at Valencia Bay. Home prices start in the $500k’s.
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Retirement Spotlight: Stuart
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.
Simply put, “Boca” is paradise. This is the place that most people have in mind when they dream of a laid back Florida retirement lifestyle.
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.
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 is something for just about everyone in Delray Beach. Each of these communities also have their own unique sets of amenities, which can really make your life here enjoyable.
Whether you are heading to Delray Beach for a leisure trip or on a mission to find the perfect retirement destination, you will want to have a basic idea of some of the best places to eat, the best places to stay, and the attractions you absolutely must see while you are in town. Otherwise, you are likely to find yourself overwhelmed with all of the possibilities.
Here are some of our favorite places to eat, sleep, and play in Delray Beach.
Retirement Spotlight: Delray Beach
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.”
This is obvious to anyone who visits based solely on the number of art galleries, restaurants, and nightly entertainment events available throughout the popular downtown area. Delray Beach is the place where you can find big city culture in a small town environment…which is why so many people have decided to make their homes here.
Port St. Lucie was ranked 10th overall in 2009 by Portfolio.com among the “Best Places to Retire in the U.S.”
Port St. Lucie and other neighboring towns in St. Lucie County promote themselves as offering “the real Florida,” which they describe as a perfect atmosphere for golf lovers or anyone looking for a small, friendly, beach town.
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!