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.
Retirees and other active adults who want a relaxing lifestyle in a perfect location are discovering Pennsylvania’s Crossings at Sweetbriar.
Developed by Landmark Homes, the regional leader in creating upscale age-55+ communities like The Crossings at Sweetbriar, residents have a choice of both one- and two-story designs with open floor plans. Customizable options and special features make each residence unique, and the area’s low cost of living and property taxes add to the value of every home.
The Crossings at Sweetbriar residents have their own private community clubhouse for meetings and special events, plus walking and biking trails through more than 20 acres of preserved open space. But Sweetbriar’s most desirable amenity maybe its tranquil location in the rolling farmlands of central Pennsylvania. Historic sites and seasonal farmer’s market make every day trip an adventure. The nearby town of Lebanon features fine and casual dining restaurants, retail stores, antique shops, and cultural centers like the Gretna Theatre. The Iron Valley Golf Course tops the list of local outdoor-recreation venues, while the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital and the Lebanon VA Medical Center offer top-rated health care services. Just a short drive to the southwest is the state capital of Harrisburg, the regional center of commerce and culture.
Request more information below to get all the details. The active-adult lifestyle at a great location offered by The Crossings at Sweetbriar may be just what you’re looking for.
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.