Premier 55+ Communities

Embark on the next chapter of your life in style and comfort. Ideal-LIVING’s selection of 55+ communities caters to those who seek more than just a home, but a place to live life to its fullest. Discover communities where every detail is designed with your active lifestyle in mind.

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 a younger age are welcomed.

What Are 55+ Communities?

55+ communities, also known as active adult communities, are designed for those who are 55 and older and crave an energetic, fulfilling lifestyle among peers. These communities offer a blend of residential options, from single-family homes to apartments and condos, all situated within a setting that promotes community engagement, health, and happiness.

Why Choose a 55+ Community?

Active Lifestyle:

Embrace a community where staying active is part of the daily routine. Enjoy golf, tennis, swimming, fitness classes, and more.

Community and Connection:

Find camaraderie and build lasting friendships with neighbors who share your zest for life.

Maintenance-Free Living:

Say goodbye to yard work and exterior maintenance, and hello to more free time for hobbies and relaxation.

Security and Peace of Mind:

Many 55+ communities offer gated access and security personnel, ensuring a safe environment for all residents.

Luxurious Amenities:

Clubhouses, spas, arts and crafts studios, and dining venues are just the beginning. Live where luxury meets convenience.

Exploring the Best States for 55+ Living

Discover the charm of Florida’s endless summer, the serene beauty of the Carolinas, or the rustic appeal of the Southwest. Each state offers its unique blend of climate, culture, and community amenities. What's the best state for you? It's where your desires align with the lifestyle offered by our handpicked communities.

Navigating the World of 55+ Communities

Finding the Right Fit:

With options spanning the coastal, urban, and rural landscapes, finding the perfect community is about matching your lifestyle aspirations with the amenities and social atmosphere of a community.

Understanding the Rules:

Age restrictions ensure that communities cater specifically to the lifestyle needs of active adults, but policies can vary. It’s important to understand the specifics, such as guest policies and age requirements, which can influence your decision.

FAQs for Prospective Residents

Can Under-55s Live in a 55+ Community?

While the primary resident must meet the age requirement, communities often have rules allowing a percentage of residents to be younger. Additionally, spouses and children can have different rules applied.

What Are the Disadvantages?

Considerations include adherence to community rules and HOA fees. However, many find the trade-offs well worth the benefits.

How Do I Choose the Best 55+ Community?

Consider your lifestyle preferences, desired location, budget, and the types of activities you enjoy. Many communities offer "stay and play" packages to experience life there before making a decision.

Ready to Find Your Ideal 55+ Community?

  • Start Your Journey Here: Explore our curated list of 55+ communities across the United States and beyond. Use the filters to narrow down your search by state, amenities, and lifestyle options.
  • Connect and Discover: Request more information directly from the communities that catch your eye. Schedule visits, ask questions, and start envisioning your life in your new home.
  • Embark on Discovery Tours: Nothing compares to experiencing a community firsthand. Take advantage of discovery tours to see, feel, and embrace the lifestyle that awaits.

Research and Explore the Best 55+ Communities

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Four Seasons at Kent Island | Active Adult Living in MD

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Kent Island

Chester, MD
Homes from the mid $500K to upper $700K

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Kent Island is a resort-style active adult 55+ community offering waterfront, Chesapeake Bay living with new single-family homes and luxury elevator condominiums. After decades of anticipation, this community is finally open—and homes are selling fast.

Ten versatile single-family home designs offer from 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,693 square feet and a 2-car garage to 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3,601 square feet and a 3-car garage, so you can find your perfect fit, whether you’re looking to downsize or keep plenty of space for family and friends to visit. Each of our single- family homes are finished in one of our designer-curated interior Looks, so your home is cohesive, stylish and fits your taste: Loft, Farmhouse, Classic or Elements. Three luxury condo designs offer elegance, spaciousness and a low-maintenance lifestyle with up to 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,602 square feet and a 1-car garage.

Set along the banks of Maryland’s Chester River and Macum Creek, K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Kent Island offers stunning views and a wealth of outdoor recreation, including a canoe and kayak launch, a 450-foot in-community pier overlooking the Chester River and an in-community trail system, connected to the popular Cross Island Trail. From the game room and grand ballroom to the fitness center, yoga studio and sports courts to the resort-inspired indoor and outdoor pools, fire pit and waterside bar, you’ll find endless opportunities to socialize, exercise and relax at the 24,000 square foot Chester House clubhouse.

There’s even more shopping, dining and recreation to explore in nearby Washington DC, Baltimore and Annapolis—all just a short drive (or sail) away. Or, boat over to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to explore picturesque towns like Saint Michaels. With proximity to Route 50, excursions and commutes are a breeze!

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On Top of the World Communities

Ocala, FL
Homes: $167,990 - $327,990

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!

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Palmas Del Sol East Active 55+ Community in Apache Junction AZ

Palmas Del Sol East

Apache Junction, AZ

Palmas Del Sol East is an age-55+ community for retirees and active adults who want a carefree lifestyle in the year-round Arizona sunshine.

The Palmas Del Sol East Clubhouse offers resort-style amenities, plus meeting space for community clubs and lifelong-learning classes. There’s also a fireside lounge, game rooms, a library, and a full-time activities director. Healthy lifestyle facilities include a fully-equipped fitness center, heated pool and spa, tennis and pickleball courts, miles of walking and biking paths, and a fishing lagoon.

As a Thesman Community, Palmas Del Sol East features single-family homes that combine quality and affordability. Their custom-built “Palmas Homes” are energy-efficient designs with unique floor plans and low maintenance costs. A selection of completely remodeled and upgraded homes are available.

The nearby town of Apache Junction is just a short drive or complimentary shuttle bus ride away. You’ll find grocery markets, pharmacies, and medical services there, plus convenient shopping centers, golf courses, and other recreational amenities throughout the area. The cultural attractions, fine-dining restaurants, and world-class health care centers in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area are just to the west.

Request more information below to find out about the Arizona resort lifestyle at Palmas Del Sol East.

Also check out our other Thesman Communities:
Briarwood
Las Palmas
Las Palmas Grand
Las Vegas Meadows
Palmas Del Sol
Palmas Del Sol East
Sunrise Village
Village Green

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Lakeside at River Green

Canton, GA
Homes from $500K to $850K

Lakeside at River Green is a new, gated active-adult neighborhood by John Wieland and his team at the JW Collection. Offering luxury, customizable one to three level single-family homes in a private neighborhood surrounded by natural scenic views, Lakeside at River Green truly is a unique environment for the age-qualified home buyer. Residents will enjoy amenities like pickleball, nature trails, a catch-and-release lake, and a 10,000+ sq. ft. neighborhood clubhouse in the Lakeside at River Green neighborhood.

Residents may also access the amenities available in the River Green master-planned community, which is located adjacent to Lakeside. River Green’s resort-style amenities include three swimming pools, soccer and playfields, lighted tennis courts and playgrounds, and its own newly renovated 10,000 sq. ft. clubhouse. Lakeside at River Green is just minutes from downtown Canton, the north metro Atlanta area, and top-quality healthcare services.

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Top Florida Golf Communities | Amelia National Golf and Country Club

Amelia National Golf and Country Club

Fernandina Beach, FL
Single-Family from $600K, Estate Homes from $700K

A Place to Call Home. Amelia National Golf & Country Club, a new home community in Fernandina Beach, FL, provides residents with some of the most sought after amenities. Manned, gated security, 18 holes of immaculate golf from master designer, Tom Fazio, practice facilities, brand new lighted tennis courts, fitness center with spa, and a charming French provincial county club featuring a resort-style pool are just a few of the amenities we offer.

  • Manned, Gated Security
  • Private Tom Fazio Golf Course
  • Low Initiation Fee
  • Practice Facilities & Pro Shop
  • On Staff Golf Pro
  • Use Your Own Golf Cart
  • Brand New Lighted Tennis Facility
  • On Staff Tennis Pro
  • Clubhouse with Full Bar and Dining
  • Community Pool with Hot Tub
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center & Spa
  • Homes with Golf & Preserve Views

Location, Location, Location

Amelia National’s close proximity to Amelia Island, the Jacksonville International Airport and the beach make it a highly desirable location for those looking for new homes in Fernandina Beach. Some of the finest restaurants, shopping and attractions are just a short drive from your front door. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, the heart of Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Georgia are easily accessible because of Amelia National’s convenient location just a few miles from interstate 95.

Homes that Meet Your Exact Needs

Luxury homes of grace, beauty and magnificent golf course views. ICI Homes has earned its reputation as Florida’s Custom Home Builder by offering in-house architectural services so you can design your new custom home from scratch or from a favorite plan you’ve found. Or if you’d prefer, you can select from our extensive portfolio of award-winning floors plans, all of which can be totally customized to suit.

Because ICI Homes has built thousands of homes, from affordable villas to breathtaking mansions, ICI Homes benefits from a volume purchasing advantage that ensures your home is built with the best quality materials at the greatest value for your money. Building a brand-new, one-of-a-kind home easy and surprisingly affordable, with home/lot packages starting from the $300’s.

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Manalapan Crossing

Manalapan, NJ
Single-Family Homes starting in the mid $700s

Welcome to K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Manalapan Crossing, a new active adult 55+ community in Manalapan, NJ offering single-family homes with up to 3,092 sq. ft of living space. Make lasting connections and enjoy low-maintenance living surrounded by exciting local excursions in Monmouth County. Each home is offered in one of our new interior design Looks, Classic, Farmhouse, Loft or Elements for on-trend style in your new home.

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brightmore at wellen park

Brightmore at Wellen Park

Venice, FL

Seven decorated models are open daily! Brightmore brings Mattamy Homes’ thoughtful brand of active and spirited 55+ living to the top master-planned community of Wellen Park. This fresh, new 55+ community in Venice, Florida, offers a unique lifestyle that is rooted in well-being, fun, and a sense of adventure.

Stylish paired villas and single-family homes in this low-maintenance, gated setting are complemented by an 11-acre resort-style amenity campus for you to stay and play all day. These vibrant, vacation-style amenities are under construction and will include a clubhouse with a fitness center, resort-style pool, lap pool, café and bar, 9 pickleball courts including a stadium competition court, paw parks, and more. Brightmore’s premier location is just around the corner from popular Downtown Wellen with waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment and a short drive from world-class beaches, golf courses, parks, recreation, trails, and endless experiences.

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Cresswind at PGA Village Verano | 55+ Community in Port St. Lucie FL

PGA Village Verano

Port St. Lucie, FL
Homes from the $300s to $800s

PGA Village Verano is a gated, new home community in Port St. Lucie, FL. This neighborhood features nineteen unique floorplans ranging from 2- to 4-Bedrooms and a wide range of personalization options.

PGA Village Verano’s clubhouse, Club Talavera, is the centerpiece of the community. Residents enjoy access to resort-style amenities that include South Florida’s largest, private Pickleball Center featuring 27 courts. The Talavera Fitness Center includes an indoor pool with lap lanes & apa; locker rooms with saunas; cardio studio; full strength training & cardio center; tennis, bocce and basketball courts; and a resort-style outdoor pool with cabanas and sundeck. As the only master-planned, new home community affiliated with the PGA Golf Club, our residents enjoy golf cart access and special privileges to our award-winning neighbor. The Talavera Social Club is the perfect place to gather, and features billiards & card rooms, lounge, library, demonstration kitchen, arts & crafts studio and ballroom with catering kitchen. A full-time Lifestyle Director keeps the social calendar full of activities and events.

Verano’s new SmartFIT Training Center also offers PGA Village Verano residents a cutting-edge, easy-to-use circuit training system as part of Kolter’s exclusive partnership with global fitness leader EGYM.

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Cresswind Charleston

Summerville, SC
Homes from the $400s to $700s

Cresswind Charleston brings the award-winning Cresswind active adult lifestyle to the Charleston area. This gated community is integrated within the thriving community of The Ponds while maintaining its own privacy. Cresswind features a full list of resort-style amenities, all located within a natural, Lowcountry setting.

Residents can take a short walk to the 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, enjoy pickleball and tennis or participate in activities at the event lawn and amphitheater. Additionally, homeowners have the opportunity to enrich their lives with cooking and yoga classes or bocce ball. Residents also can nurture their talent in the art room, play pool, swim in the resort-style pool, fish or kayak – and stay fit and healthy at a well-equipped fitness center.

Cresswind Charleston offers spacious homes featuring a wide range of personalization opportunities, designer choices, uniquely designed with careful attention to details. Single-family, ranch-style homes will include designer features, energy efficiency and designs complementary to active living. Tour nine designer-decorated model homes, open daily.

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55+ Community Wilmington NC | Master Planned | Del Webb Wilmington

Del Webb Wilmington

Wilmington, NC
Ranch homes starting from the upper $200K

Del Webb Wilmington, in the master-planned Riverlights community, features resort style amenities for active adults 55 and greater. Residents will enjoy an indoor and outdoor pool, walking trails, tennis and pickleball courts, and social clubs. All homes are ranch style with flexible, open concept inspired designs in a low maintenance living environment.

There are 3 collections of home series with bedroom ranges of 2 to 5, bathroom ranges of 2 to 4 and square footages of 1,262 to 2,565 and up. Homes are priced from the upper $200Ks plus with many options to customize and personalize your home.

Riverlights is a large community where residents can enjoy everything at their fingertips. Take a golf cart ride to Marina Village, a retailer hub onsite or Smoke on the Water, a restaurant with live music. Riverlights is on the Cape Fear River with 38 acres to kayak, paddleboard or canoe. There are miles of trails and an abundance of amenities and planned resident activities. Del Webb Wilmington features an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis, pickleball and bocce courts, dog park, lifestyle director and clubhouse with a fitness center.

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Lake Arrowhead | Mountain Community near Atlanta GA | Golf Community

Lake Arrowhead

Waleska, GA
Single Family Ranch Style Homes from $300K - $500K.

Lake Arrowhead sits on a 540-acre lake surrounded by mountains, pristine wilderness, and championship golf. Enjoy Resort style living that includes a 24 hour manned, guarded entry, a 2-story marina pavilion, sports courts with basketball, fishing pier, 18+ miles of hiking trails, swimming pools, pickleball, tennis, boat rental slips, dry storage, and a Dog Park to name a few. We encourage you to browse our inventory of homes here, our photo gallery here, and our video gallery here. The great part about our location is that we are in close proximity to the State of the Art Northside Cherokee Hospital, have easy access to the interstates, fine dining, shopping and entertainment.  Our county taxes are the lowest in the state for residents 62 and older.

Something For Everyone, Mountain Cottages, Ranch Homes, Golf & Lake Villas, Townhomes

Lake Arrowhead’s Portfolio of Ranch Style Homes are selling in three Neighborhoods.
The Woodlands Ranch Style Homes start in the mid $300’s, Highlands Vista Ranch Style Homes and Golf Villas are starting in the $400’s.

Our Newest 2024 Neighborhood, Red Cloud Cabins offer Mountain Cabins starting in the Mid $300’s.

The newly released neighborhood of Franklin Elm offers Single Family Ranch homes starting from the $400’s.

The three remaining new neighborhoods Waterview townhomes, Marina Parc Villas Phase II and Fort Gibson will be released for sale in 2024.

We invite you to add your name to the VIP List to be among the first to know about exciting releases of new home opportunities this year or call us at 770-720-2700 for a private VIP Tour of the community.

Come visit us at our Sales Center now open until 6 pm!

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Venture Out, and Embrace the Lifestyle You Deserve

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.

Choosing to live in a 55+ community isn’t just about finding a new home; it’s about embracing a lifestyle that brings joy, wellness, and fulfillment. Let Ideal-LIVING help you find not just the perfect place to live, but the perfect way to live.

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