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

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Click to explore the following 55+ communities. Request information from multiple communities by selecting the checkboxes to the right and completing the form below.

Realtors in Southwest Florida | North River Ranch | Coastal FL

North River Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, FL
We provide exclusive Buyer Representation for Condos, Villas, Single Family Homes and Estates from $250k to $1M plus.

While most people think of sunsets, sandy beaches, waterfront views and golf courses when you mention Southwest Florida, this area on Florida’s Gulf Coast is also rich in lifestyle options. From walkable downtowns to active 55+ communities, from perfect seasonal retreats to full-time simple or luxury residences, our Florida Gulf Coast has something for everyone to love. There are unique elements that make this area special, and we can educate you on all the Lifestyle options and discover which neighborhoods and communities best match your interests.

North River Ranch is that special kind of place that is somewhere between big city living and a small-town sense of community. This is one of the latest and most exciting master-planned new home communities along Sarasota’s Gulf Coast, and has one of the most accessible zip codes in the area – 15 minutes from Lakewood Ranch, 15 minutes to boating water, 20 minutes to pristine beaches and a short scenic drive over the Skyway Bridge to everything Tampa Bay has to offer.

Use our extensive knowledge, world-class experience and connections to explore the Gulf Coast and make the next right move for you.

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Venture Out!

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.

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