What Is a 55+ Community?
55+ communities are ideal for active adults who want to surround themselves with like-minded, healthy people who are at, or near, retirement age, but young at heart. Many are located in warmer climates and offer a fun, outdoor-oriented lifestyle year-round.
All active adult communities are designed with mature residents in mind--from floor plans, to amenities, programs, and resources--but not all have an age requirement. True 55+ communities are age-restricted, meaning that one of the household’s residents must be 55 years of age or older in order to purchase property there. Of course, visitors of younger age are welcomed.
Why Choose a 55+ Community?
55+ communities typically offer a number of exciting amenities and social programs. Residents are drawn to features like:
- Luxury lifestyle amenities: golf courses, tennis courts, pools, fitness centers, walking paths, clubhouses, restaurants, bars, and sometimes much more.
- Secure, gated entries offering safety and piece of mind for both full-time and seasonal residents.
- An active calendar of social events - Holiday parties, themed dinners, golf tournaments, tennis and pickle-ball mixers, bridge, clubs for special hobbies and interests, guest speakers, and much more.
- Hassle-free exterior home maintenance, such as lawn care and landscaping, included in HOA dues.
- New construction homes which are energy efficient and require very little upkeep.
- Well-maintained common areas, architectural standards, and other aesthetic features.
- Neighbors who are friendly and social.
Where To Next?
Browse the 55+ communities listed below and use our easy information request form to connect with a community representative who can answer any questions you may have. You may wish to ask about homes or lots for sale, HOA fees, or anything else related to the community.
If you already know what state(s) you are interested in, use the filtering options at left to narrow your search.
As we all know, retirees flock to the Sunshine State every year to escape chilly winters. And, to bask, permanently, in the sun. Subsequently, 55 plus communities are abundant in Florida. As a result of the high level of competition, amenities in most communities are exceedingly good, and consistently being upgraded.
Looking for somewhere a little less populated? Can't live without four distinct seasons? Then you might be interested in the mountain and lake communities of North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Or, head West! Arkansas, Arizona, Texas, and Nevada are all 55+ havens for those seeking natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and golf and luxury options.
Research and Explore the Best 55+ Communities
Click to explore the following 55+ communities. Request information from multiple communities by selecting the checkboxes to the right and completing the form below.
Scottsdale Heights is a new gated community coming soon to the highly sought-after area of North Scottsdale. This new Active Lifestyle neighborhood is for those 55 and better and will offer four designs of single-family homes. Designed for low maintenance these villa-style homes will provide just the right amount of private outdoor space and many amenities throughout the neighborhood. Scottsdale Heights will have a community pool, spa and barbecue pavilion. Homeowners will love being nearby some of the best golf courses in the state.
Located in Middletown, DE,. K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Baymont Farms is a 55+ active lifestyle community featuring low-maintenance single family homes. With an ideal location in Middletown, there’s plenty of shopping and dining nearby to explore. But you won’t need to leave the community to find your next adventure.
K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Baymont Farms will feature a 6,000-square-foot clubhouse. It’s where you’ll gather around the grand fireplace of the social lounge and bar area, or enjoy recreation of your choice in the fitness center, game room, billiard room, card room or aerobics studio. The adventure continues outside, where you’ll find an outdoor pool, a tiki hut, pickleball courts and walking trails.
K. Hovnanian Homes has decades of expertise curating exceptional active lifestyles for those 55 or better. Its last active lifestyle community in New Castle County, K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Silver Maple was Delaware’s best-selling 55+ community from 2014 until its completion in 2016.
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Coming soon to south central Pennsylvania is Winding Creek, a 55+ lifestyle community by Landmark Homes. Nestled among peaceful farmlands of Palmyra PA, Winding Creek boasts picturesque views and a serene location, all within close proximity to dining, shopping, and recreation. The community is convenient to major travel routes, simplifying travel and day trips to popular destinations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and all Hershey area attractions are a short drive away. Fantastic amenities planned for the community include a private clubhouse with pool, tennis courts, and walking and biking trails. Winding Creek 55+ will offer a low maintenance lifestyle with thoughtfully designed home plans for a relaxed lifestyle.
At Kolter Homes’ award-winning active adult community, Cresswind Peachtree City, residents enjoy a long list of amenities specifically designed for those 55 and over. Located among 400 wooded acres with rolling hills and winding trails, Cresswind Peachtree City offers a haven for active living in an ideal location near Atlanta, Georgia.
With a focus on fitness, relationships, education and entertainment, Cresswind Peachtree City is designed to help residents live better, longer. Cresswind Peachtree City features a brand-new 17,000-square-foot community clubhouse, offering a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis and pickleball courts, arts & crafts room, and more.
Along with all the amenities and activities within Cresswind’s resort-style community, residents have quick access to all that Peachtree City offers, including golf courses and nearly 100 miles of golf cart, bike and walking paths. Cresswind Peachtree City is removed from the congestion, yet offers easy access to Atlanta’s attractions as well as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, all located 25 minutes away. Tour 11 designer model homes. Move-In Ready homes available now.
Del Webb at Traditions, located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, is within the Master Planned community of Traditions minutes away from downtown. Specifically designed for active adults 55+, our upcoming clubs and classes will be for residents and by residents with the help of an onsite Lifestyle Director, coming soon. Prices start in the low $300’s and there are 9 thoughtfully designed floorplans to choose from.The community will feature a 18,000 square foot amenity center and social hub where activity abounds, from aerobics in the morning to dancing and parties in the evening. Meet new friends on the pickleball and tennis courts or relax with old friends at the coffee bar. Del Webb at Traditions will offer a quiet resort style atmosphere, nestled around more than 50 miles of greenway trails and within walking distance to 132 acre Wake Forest Reservoir Park. Cool off on hot summer days at the indoor pool. Expand your interests and your social circle attending classes and community events at the amenity center.
North Carolina has always been recognized for its natural diversity and gracious hospitality, which now has made it into an extremely popular retirement destination. Choices abound for a healthy, happy retirement setting, whether you want to relax on the beach or enjoy the great outdoors in our mountains or stay busy in a bustling city. The North Carolina Certified Retirement Community designation means a city has completed a comprehensive evaluation process with requirements outlined by the North Carolina General Assembly. These Certified Retirement Communities are recognized for providing the amenities, services and opportunities retirees need to enjoy active and productive lives.
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Johnston County has become the first county in North Carolina to be designated a Retire NC destination. Johnston County’s top retirement destination, Clayton, is located at the crossroads of I-95 and I-40. Experience rural small-town living, just 15 minutes from Downtown Raleigh. Retirees will find rural farmland and small town charm in and around the Research Triangle Park region. Find out more about the 55+ communities located in the Clayton area and visit us for a weekend to see what awaits you in retirement — local festivals, unique boutique shops, a little nightlife, good people, even better BBQ and quality built homes.
Step into this active 55+ community just minutes from the beach in Port Orange, Florida and be amazed at how affordable a resort lifestyle can be! You?ll discover friendly people, luxury amenities and homes for sale and rent. Our community offers a year-round calendar of social events planned by our Activity Director, two beautiful clubhouses, heated pool, lake for fishing, and so much more. Briarwood is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980.
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Style. Location. Value. The Crossings at Sweetbriar 55+ community has it all. Located in tranquil Lebanon, PA, with a vast expanse of scenic farmland to the north, and recreation, shopping, dining, and medical centers just to the south, Sweetbriar offers a relaxing lifestyle for adults 55 and over in a low cost of living area, yet with all the simple conveniences of life nearby.
Residents can enjoy the private community clubhouse with pool, in addition to walking and biking trails which meander through acres of preserved open space.
Combine all of these wonderful features with new home prices that start in the $300’s, and you’ll not only love Sweetbriar 55+ community for its location, convenience, and amenities, but for its value, too.
Encore by David Weekley Homes will soon offer a new 55+ lifestyle community in Arlington. You will shortly be able to enjoy thoughtfully-designed one-story homes and bright, open floor plans. Elements at Viridian – Signature Series homes are situated on 45 and 50 foot homesites and will feature expanded Outdoor Living Areas for entertaining. Here, you can soon enjoy the home of your dreams, plus the lifestyle you’ve been looking for, including:
• Calendar full of activities planned by a Lifestyle Director
• Staying in prime shape on the miles of walking, hiking and biking trails
• Relaxing in the resort-style pools
• Gathering with friends at the amenity center’s lounge
• Fishing in the catch-and-release lakes
• Enjoying a friendly game on the putting greens, shuffleboard, bocce ball and tennis courts
Renowned for beautiful homes and unrivaled active and social amenities, On Top of the World in Ocala, FL, is truly a leader in creating quality lifestyles.
A world of opportunities to relax and enjoy life-while staying active with both body and mind-is waiting for you at On Top of the World.
Repeatedly named one of the best places in the country to live by Where to Retire magazine, this 13,000 acre master-planned community appeals to active adults looking for a fabulous lifestyle and well-designed, beautifully appointed homes. Surrounded by central Florida’s celebrated horse country and crystal clear springs, On Top of the World is close to everything, yet far from the ordinary.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll find at On Top of the World:
• Concrete-block, energy-efficient home designs
• Several different communities and neighborhoods available featuring single family, maintenance-free and luxury estate homes, many with golf or preserve homesites
• Three, par-72 golf courses with PGA and LPGA professionals on staff
• Over 250,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities
• Community Town Square with indoor entertainment venue, fitness center and lifelong learning programming at Master the Possibilities Education Center.
• And much more!
When you choose a home, you also choose a community. At The Retreat at Poland Hill you have the opportunity to live close to the one’s you love. Poland Hill and The Retreat at Poland Hill offer homes that fit the needs of each family member in a unique master planned community where you can live just steps from friends and family of all ages.
The Retreat at Poland Hill is centrally located in Loudoun County just off Route 50 in Chantilly, VA. This new neighborhood offers single family homes and villas for active adults 55 and older. At The Retreat at Poland Hill you will have quick access to dining, shopping and entertainment, as well as the convenience of living close to family, where you can spend more time with those that matter most!
Home Towne Square in Ephrata, PA
What makes the 55+ community of Home Towne Square in Lancaster County, PA so very unique from other 55+ communities is the design of our “Arts & Crafts-style” new homes, within a classic village-style neighborhood. Welcoming front porches on 1-and 2-story homes filled with character and finished with unique color palettes, a low-maintenance lifestyle, walking and biking trails, landscaped common areas, a community clubhouse, and an active calendar of events coordinated by the homeowners make Home Towne Square 55 plus not only a charming neighborhood, but also a wonderful place to settle in near or at retirement. Plus, residents own their land, which means no monthly land lease payments. Located just west of the town of Ephrata, PA in Lancaster County, and only a few blocks off of Route 322, Home Towne Square is convenient to all that the Pennsylvania Dutch country has to offer, with the added benefit of being in a low cost of living area. Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Jersey are quick and easy trips from Ephrata, PA, while a lively schedule of street fairs, festivals and concerts, dinner theaters, and entertainment gives year-round energy to the local area. Call or visit today to start relaxing and enjoying the life you deserve now in Home Towne Square, a 55 plus community.
Home Towne Square 55 Plus Living
Orlando Realty Solutions welcomes you to award winning Plantation at Leesburg, which we believe is one of the premier 55 + Active Adult communities in Central Florida. We can also assist you with a new build or resale purchase in any Central Florida 55 + community, including the ones mentioned below.
Plantation at Leesburg is located in the hills of Leesburg. This region of Florida is known for its geological ridge providing hills covered in ancient oak trees, combined with massive lakes nestled in-between small historic towns such as Leesburg, Tavares, Mount Dora & Clermont. Residents of this area enjoy small town festivals and year-round community events, as well as the family owned and operated organic Bountiful Farm and Bistro in nearby Okahumpka or the Rose Plantation Restaurant in Fruitland Park.
Lakewood Development was the builder of Plantation at Leesburg and took special care to leave residents with numerous grand oak trees giving this 24 hour guard gated community a beautiful and relaxed southern appeal. Home owners utilize wide golf cart paths to enjoy any one of the three staffed clubhouses with heated pools, two fitness centers, two championship golf courses or to visit the onsite Oaks at Plantation restaurant.
Orlando Realty Solutions can represent you on your purchase of a new construction home, so let us arrange your Discovery Days visit to tour the community and learn of everything that Plantation at Leesburg has to offer.
We also can assist with your purchase or sale of a resale home and offer property management and rental services.
Orlando Realty Solutions offers assistance with many communities in the central Florida region, please contact us for more information on great communities such as Royal Highlands, Kings Ridge, Lakes at Mt. Dora, Legacy of Leesburg, Esplanade at Highland Ranch, On Top of the World, Solivita, Four Seasons at Orlando, Twin Lakes, Del Webb Orlando, Del Webb Stone Creek, Del Webb Sunbridge, Latitude Margaritaville, and many more. Let us help you find your ideal home today!
Now, for the fun part. Once you’ve made a short list of communities you’re interested in, make plans to visit! Many communities offer discovery tours or “stay and play” packages, so you can experience, say, for a weekend, what it would be like to live there. This is the very best way to know for sure if a community is right for you.