There is no shortage of first-class active adult communities to choose from throughout the state of Florida.
That much is for certain.
Depending on your own personal likes, interests, and tastes, you will naturally be more drawn to certain types of communities.
But how will you really know which community is the perfect fit for your lifestyle?
Luckily, many of these communities offer excellent programs that allow you to spend a few days living as if you were a resident.
When you are ready to get serious about narrowing down your options and choosing a community where you will spend the best years of your life, here are some of the ones that offer great deals to come and visit for a few days.
Please keep in mind that all of these prices are subject to change at each community’s discretion. Contact the communities directly for current pricing and availability.
On Top of the World – Ocala, FL
This Ocala community offers a 3 day / 2 night stay in a fully-decorated two-bedroom, two-bath guest home for only $149 plus tax for single or double occupancy.
On the first day, you see amenities and a brief tour of downtown Ocala.
On the second day you see models, brand-new move-in ready homes, and available homesites to build your new home in six months.
You can also take full access of all member amenities during your stay, and they will even give you access to your very own golf cart to get the complete “World Tour” experience.
Reserve by calling 866-228-5878 or get more information about On Top of the World here:
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.
Amenities include 54 holes of golf on three courses, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a 14-acre 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.
There are 23 floor plans available with prices ranging to suit every budget starting in the high $100k’s.
GL Homes “Valencia” 55+ Communities – 4 Locations
GL Home currently offers a Stay & Play program at four of their 55+ “Valencia” communities.
The last time I checked they were offering 3 days/2 nights for $99, but that is of course subject to change.
You can call 800-551-5733 to book, or learn more about each community below:
Valencia Cay at Riverland and Valencia Grove at Riverland are two of the newest 55+ communities on Florida’s East Coast. Located right next to each other in Port St. Lucie, Valencia Cay and Valencia Grove bring 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 these new communities, 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 $300s.
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 in the $700k’s.
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 starting in the $300k’s that provide the ultimate in 55+ living at an incredible value.
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 in the $400k’s.
Latitude Margaritaville – Daytona Beach, FL
Latitude Margaritaville offers what they call the “Change in Latitude Getaway“, which is a very appropriate name for a stay-and-play program from a community partnered up with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand.
The program offers:
- 2- or 3- nights in a Margaritaville-inspired home at Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach
- Full access to community amenities
- Use of golf cart during your stay
At the time of this writing they were advertising a price of $133/night, but again, that is subject to change and you’ll need to check with them to see what the current rates are.
The agent I work with who actually lives in Latitude Margaritaville can help set this visit up for you. Get in touch with her here or learn more about the community below:
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.
It’s hard to research retirement communities without taking a close look at The Villages, and you can take an even closer look with their Lifestyle Preview Plan.
They welcome prospective residents to visit The Villages for 4-7 nights at rates of $99-$199/night, depending on the season and availability.
During your stay at The Villages, you will have access to the unbelievable amount of amenities that are available to all residents. You will also have no problem getting around because each stay includes access to your very own golf cart.
Explore Del Webb (Multiple Locations)
Some (but not all) Del Webb communities in Florida offer a stay and play called “Explore Del Webb”.
The prices, length of stay, and what’s included varies from community to community, and again, not every Del Webb community offers this.