Explore the Nation’s Best Active Adult Communities

You’re not a sit-around type—so why let your environment keep you that way? When you move to an active adult community, you’re signing yourself up for a lifestyle of fun and adventure—at the pace you’re looking for. Read on for more on the active adult communities there are across the country.

Why choose an active adult community?

Experiencing the best out of life is important to you, so why live anywhere but a place filled with adventure? When you choose to live in an active adult community, you’re opting into a full life. Hobbies you love, people to enjoy it with, and an environment that keeps up with the pace of life you want—what’s not to love? Below are some of the reasons

What are the benefits of living in an active adult community?

There are plenty of reasons people choose to live in an active adult community. For many, it’s the healthy lifestyle that draws you in, but often it’s the sense of community that makes you stay. Learn more about the benefits of an active adult community below.

 

From game night to tasty meals, top-line health care to home cleaning services, there are so many reasons people opt to stay in a senior living community. Read on to learn the benefits that people find when they choose this lifestyle. Then consider if it might suit you, too.

 

  • Activities, activities, activities: No matter the time of day, you’ll never be bored in an active adult community. Whether you’re in the pool doing water aerobics, taking the boat out for a ride, sailing on the sound, or playing tennis in the sunshine, you’re surrounded with activities that keep you moving—just how you like it.
  • Sense of community: There’s always a friend around the corner when you’re in a senior living community. Whether you’re looking to grab a morning cup of coffee or take a stroll with a neighbor, many find that friendships blossom in senior living communities.
  • Accessibility: You’ll find buildings and amenities designed for easy accessibility: well-paved sidewalks, wheelchair access, and plenty of lighting that make everyday activities feel safe and comfortable.
  • Privacy: Don’t worry about loud noises, heavy traffic, or crowds. Senior living communities are designed for peace, privacy, and serenity.
  • Activities: Whether you’re a chess fan or a pickleball pro, you’ll often find that senior living communities have organized clubs for any sort of hobby you love to take part in.

 

Ready to embrace the active adult lifestyle?

Don’t wait to get active! There are plenty of active adult communities you can choose from across the U.S. Take your time exploring the options below. You might opt for somewhere with a warm climate near the coast, or maybe you’ll pick somewhere close to family and friends elsewhere. It’s up to you to pick your ideal spot to get active!

Browse the options below, and once you see and use the information request form to contact a local representative from each. You can ask questions about the community, chat with someone living there, and get a feel for the activities you can do there.

If you’re seeking a certain location or activity, try using the filtering options on the left to narrow down your options and find the active adult community that suits your lifestyle.

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River Dunes

Oriental, NC
Homes: $225K - $1.1M Lots: $90K - $585K

River Dunes is an award-winning coastal retreat on the coast of North Carolina. You’ll find big water, big views, and big adventure here. River Dunes offers the best in coastal living and year-round boating, set in an unparalleled location with fourteen miles of shoreline on the big waters of the Pamlico Sound, Intracoastal Waterway and Neuse River. The award-winning master plan embraces gathering spaces, spectacular water views, and outdoor living. Traditional coastal architecture and a bustling Harbor Village draw upon the rich heritage of life on the coast. River Dunes is a place for enjoying the back porch with neighbors, the peace of an early-morning kayaking trip and fellowship on the docks in the afternoon. Enjoy luxurious guest accommodations, live music at the Pavilion and dining with friends.

The 400 slip Marina features floating docks, fuel, dockage and deep water access for boats up to 150′. The Harbor Village in the heart of the community offers dining, shopping, provisions, fitness, tennis courts, a day spa, accommodations, bikes, kayaks, trails and the new Design Center. The Harbor Club has a spectacular clubhouse with waterfront dining, pool, and hot tubs.

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Carolina Colours

New Bern, NC
Homes: $280K - $600K Lots: $50K - $125K

Carolina Colours brings to life the very best of small Carolina towns-past, present and future. A mere 30 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, the waters of the Trent and Neuse Rivers converge to surround the vibrant waterfront town of New Bern, NC. Community amenities include the 25+-acre Carolina Lake, a Harris Teeter grocery, parks, trails and sidewalks, an Activity Campus with golf, fitness, tennis, swimming, pickleball and-for those quiet moments-rocking chairs.

Located in New Bern, NC, perhaps North Carolina’s most desired small town retirement destination for the past 25 years, CAROLINA COLOURS offers a variety of living environments and lifestyle choices. While typical homesites are of a size that many modern communities consider over sized, these half acre and larger sites have proven popular and have allowed numerous custom homes to be constructed, giving the core of the community an eclectic but attractive architectural composition, with trees abundant.

With quality custom builders ready to help you design and build on any homesite you purchase and with three regional/national builders constructing dozens of homes for sale that will be ready for occupancy in the summer of 2022, your choices of location within the community are varied. Carolina Colours Realty, located on-site, sells only new and resale properties within Carolina Colours and is staffed with agents that know all there is to know about the many properties and activities within the community and the New Bern area. In this period of high inflation, Carolina Colours still provides one of the best values in the coastal plain of North Carolina for those that want an attractive, planned community with numerous amenities and activities to fit any lifestyle. And for golfers, the Carolina Colours course is widely considered the premier layout in the region.

The Carolina Colours Golf Course has been very well received. The course is considered by many one of the most attractive and fairest tests of golf in the region, with six teeing alternatives allowing players from scratch golfers to beginners the proper challenge, with sufficient variety for those that play four times a week. Unlike many new courses that create a setting, the Carolina Colours course, designed by Bill Love, the long time chairman of the environmental committee of the National Association of Golf Course Architects, fits into a wooded, rolling landscape as though it belongs. Even non-golfers love to ride or walk its paths.

What sets Carolina Colours apart, however, is its incredible sense of community. From Friday night gatherings for drink and food at the Pavilion, the 16,000-square-foot community clubhouse, to seemingly endless scheduled activities, both active and passive, neighborhood gatherings, walking and biking, organized trips and more, the community welcomes newcomers with a smile and an open invitation to join with others as frequently as one desires.

New Bern, North Carolina’s first capital city, has its historical districts and quaint shopping areas right downtown, where the Neuse and Trent rivers converge, giving many an Annapolis feel. With abundant local marinas and the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean only about 30 miles away, water activities abound. And with a commercial airport and close proximity to major highways, New Bern is easy to get to. Once there, the quality of medical care and the numerous regional cultural and festival type events allows for a life that can be as active or inactive as suits any chosen lifestyle.

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Gated Community near Wilmington NC | The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

Leland, NC

Gated Riverfront Living, Boundless Joy in Nature

The Bluffs on the Cape Fear is a vibrant, master-planned community perched on a pristine stretch of the Cape Fear River. Just 15 minutes from the classic waterfront hometown of historic Wilmington, NC, The Bluffs is a private, coastal haven for the families who call it home.

The unique vision of The Bluffs is realized every day: natural woodlands and the unspoiled riverfront landscape are preserved and celebrated. Classically-styled coastal homes exist in harmony with lush woodlands, and the riverfront.
Our visionary developers created The Bluffs with access and abundance in mind. Accordingly, residents here enjoy a close-knit, active lifestyle with total access to the riverfront and an impressive collection of amenities. We invite you to experience the joy of our authentic riverfront community, The Bluffs on the Cape Fear, with our 3 day-2 night Discovery Package.

Amenity List:
– 50-Slip Marina with Scenic Boardwalk
– 2-Acre Riverfront Park with Boat & Kayak Launch
– Lakefront Clubhouse with Resort-Style Salt Water Pool
– Private Beach Club on Oak Island – with Full Ocean Access
– Winding Walking & Biking Trails
– Golf Cart Friendly Community
– Tennis & Pickleball Courts
– Fully-Stocked Lake
– Community Boat & RV Storage
– And soon, a New State-of-the-Art Fitness & Wellness Center

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Cortland Park | 55+ Retirement Living | Active Adult Community

Cortland Park

Mechanicsburg, PA
Single Family Homes and Townhomes from the upper $300K

Cortland Park is an age-55+ community in the Pennsylvania countryside designed for retirees and active adults who want to get the most out of life.

Part of the Winding Hills master-planned community, Cortland Park residents have their own private neighborhood clubhouse with meeting space and lifestyle amenities. All of the other resort-style facilities of Winding Hills are also available to Cortland Park homeowners, including the community clubhouse with saltwater pool, fitness center, parks and 120 acres of open space with hiking and biking trails in the natural woodlands.

Developed by industry leader Landmark Homes, Cortland Park residences offer maintenance-free designs that fit right in with the active-adult lifestyle. Most of the single-family homes and townhomes at Cortland Park are single-level floor plans with two or three bedrooms, two full baths and two-car garages. Also available are spacious two-story townhomes with nearly 2,400 square feet of living space.

Located in the friendly town of Mechanicsburg, Cortland Park residents are just a short drive away from Cumberland County’s best restaurants and shopping centers. In addition, the nearby Liberty Forge Golf Course welcomes Cortland Park players and the Penn State Health-Holy Spirit Medical Center offers a variety of primary care and specialty services.

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Natural Oceanfront Community near Charelston SC | Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island, SC
Homes and lots $100K - $2M+

A private, welcoming oceanfront community just miles from historic Charleston, SC, Seabrook Island offers a vibrant lifestyle with endless amenities among the 2,200 acres of natural environment, including four miles of unspoiled beaches. Designated a Certified Sustainable Community by Audubon Intnl. 36 holes of championship golf on two Audubon-certified courses, ranked among “Best You Can Play” in SC, offer uncrowded playing conditions. Crooked Oaks (by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.) winds through marsh and century-old live oaks. Ocean Winds (by Willard Byrd, renovated by Rees Jones, Inc) takes you to the Atlantic Ocean.

The 2021 PGA Championship was held on nearby Kiawah Island. The renovated Beach Club boasts a cafe, beach store, pools, and oceanfront dining. A full-service, 22-acre Equestrian Center features trail and beach rides. The Racquet Club sports 15 Har-Tru tennis courts, 2 pickleball courts, and pro shop. The Lakehouse has indoor/outdoor pools, fitness and more. The Clubhouse with ocean/golf views has renovated dining spaces and new golf veranda with fire pits. Idyllic settings for special events and weddings. Nearby marina and shopping center.

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Latitude Margaritaville Watersound

Panama City Beach, FL
New Homes from the High $200s

Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is located on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast between Pensacola and Panama City. It is just off of the Scenic Highway 30A corridor that runs along 20 miles of coastline with views of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound offers a unique living environment with access to the Intracoastal Waterway. This area, with its many small coastal towns, is the embodiment of the relaxed, beachy vibe that is at the heart of the Latitude Margaritaville lifestyle. There also are many outdoor recreational activities, ranging from boating and deep-sea fishing to hiking, biking, golfing and more. A full range of lifestyle components is nearby, including an enticing array of dining, shopping, entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities as well as service businesses, medical offices, hospitals and more. The community’s initial phase is anticipated to include approximately 3,500 homes. The master-planned community, inspired by the legendary music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, features four distinct home collections – the Conch Cottage Collection, Caribbean Villas Collection, and the Beach and Island Collections of single-family homes. Floor plans range from 1,204 to 2,564 square feet under air.

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Wellen Park

Venice, FL
Priced from upper $300K-$600K+

Imagine more fun times at Wellen Park. From boutique shops to live music, all-day eateries to stunning sunsets, there are hundreds of ways to brighten your days. With beautiful residences and awesome amenities – not to mention amazing residents – each neighborhood is crafted so that the well life reigns supreme. Wellen Park is a vibrant community where everyday fun flourishes and the spirit of wellness thrives. That’s why living at Wellen Park truly feels like your best day ever, every day.

We invite you to stop by the Wellen Park Welcome Center to learn more about the community. One of our brand ambassadors will meet with you to answer questions and guide you through interactive touchscreen kiosks that display neighborhood amenities, home plans, Downtown Wellen shopping and dining, and regional attractions.

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Gated Communities | Waterways | Best Places to Live in Georgia

Waterways

Richmond Hill, GA
Homes: $400K - $900K+ Townhomes: $300K Homesites: $90K - $300K

One of the best places to live in Georgia.

Nestled amid ancient moss-draped oak hammocks, winding freshwater lagoons and the salt marshes of coastal Georgia’s low country, Waterways is a private gated community with distinctive homes and modern amenities, just 30 minutes south of historic Savannah in Richmond Hill, Georgia. This surprising low country community offers luxury homes surrounded by a protected natural landscape. Starting with homesites from the 90s and townhomes from the mid-200s, homes in the mid-300s, and at Waterways encourage an elegantly relaxed lifestyle.

This is ideal living.

Just outside of Savannah, on the Georgia coast, there’s a master planned community that’s rooted in nature and built with modern amenities. Here, water’s influence is the center of the lifestyle, and health and wellness are valued along with days of adventure and exploration.Here, your family can escape from the noise of the world in a place where spontaneous get-togethers, outdoor activities, and the influence of water create a new rhythm of life.

The Waterways Marina Is Now Open….

Located along Redbird Waterway, the Marina features direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, the Great Ogeechee River, and the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring dry slip storage, a ship store, and fueling and launching facilities, Waterways residents will have all they need for endless adventure. The center of our waterfront lifestyle is found at the Marina Village, with stunning views of golden marshes, dry slip storage spaces, along with fresh water boat slips for residents. Green spaces and events lawns will complement a curated collection of quaint retail shops and casual dining. Accessible from every corner of the community via Harbor View Drive, a road with spectacular views of glistening waters, Marina Village is sure to become the heartbeat of Waterways. Choosing the perfect place for your next adventure is about so much more than finding a home. Get a feel for the Waterways lifestyle with a Discover Waterways Visit, an immersive three day, two-night getaway. Schedule Your Visit Today!

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Grandview at Gateway

Jasper, GA
Homes in the 200K-400K

At Grandview at Gateway, North Georgia’s Premier Active Adult Community, we aren’t just building homes, we are also creating lifestyles. It’s not just about the homes, facilities, and amenities. It’s about adding value to our homeowners. The full focus of Grandview is to create an environment not only to promote social interaction but also encourage physical activity, mental stimulation and just plain fun. Grandview at Gateway is located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia and the first mountain city of Jasper, GA. Our amenities include: Clubhouse, Resort Style Pool with Lap Lanes, Fitness Center, Pickleball Courts, Yoga, Games, Arts & Crafts, and Card Room, Firepit, Cabanas, Dog Park, Community Garden, Hiking Trails, Interest-Based Clubs and Social Groups, Demonstration Kitchen, Library, Community Lake. A low monthly HOA includes the amenities along with weekly lawn maintenance, cable/phone/internet, and trash. Come out and join us on July 11 & 12 for our Early Bird Lot Reservations!

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Beau Coast | Communities in Beaufort | Coastal Living in NC | The Carolinas

Beau Coast

Beaufort, NC
Homes from the mid $300K and Homesites starting at $149.5K

Beau Coast is found in the quaint coastal town of Beaufort, NC, which was named “South’s Best Small Town” by Southern Living Magazine. If you’re wondering why Beaufort deserves those accolades, the explanation is simple: it’s a small town with big character.

Historic Beaufort, NC is more than just a small coastal town, it’s steeped in a distinct history. First established in 1709, it’s the third oldest town in North Carolina and was a port town visited by patriots, merchants, and craftsmen. When you call Beau Coast home, you’ll find yourself at the center of it all. The coastal charm. The compelling culture. The stunning natural areas. And so much more.

Beau Coast’s Best Features also include:
• 365 Day Lifestyle
• Prime Location
• Beautiful Clubhouse
• Resort Style Pool
• Kayak Barn
• Event Lawn
• Onsite Deli
• Gathering Areas
• Community Day Dock
• Miles of Sidewalks
• Numerous Social Events
• Townhomes, Single-Family Homes and Homesites Available
• Low HOA Dues
• Affordability
• Trusted Developer

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Keowee Key

Salem, SC
Homes, Townhomes, Condos: $100K - $1M

Looking for the perfect lifestyle community for retirement or to raise your family? Keowee Key has more of what you love. Golf, tennis, fitness center, swimming, boating and pickleball are just a few of the amenities this active, gated, lakeside community offers.

Located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Salem, SC, and surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Keowee, Keowee Key is a 1,600-acre community carved out of a forest of hardwood and pines. You’ll find a wide variety of home styles and price points available in a natural setting with mild seasons and an abundance of local adventure.

All homes in Keowee Key are custom-built, including lakefront, mountain or golf-course views. For a maintenance-free lifestyle, you’ll find ample condominiums, town homes and cottages. Choose a lakefront home with private dock or use one of 5 community docks with 324 boat slips, pontoon and kayak rentals, and a supply store.

The challenging 18-hole, par 72 George Cobb Golf Course, features four tee boxes to match all skill levels. A clubhouse with award-winning chef, lakeside leisure trail, three swimming pools, and a dog park, contribute to Keowee Key’s country club lifestyle.

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Grande Dunes

Myrtle Beach, SC
Homesites from $150K, THs, Villas, Cottage Homes & Single Family Homes from $400K and Home and Land Packages from $600K

This master-planned resort sits on the sandy beaches of Myrtle Beach, SC and stretches across 2,600 acres on the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. With near perfect year round climate, members and guests enjoy a wide-variety of outdoor activities and social gatherings.

The exclusive par-71 course offers its guests a classical inland style and features wide, generous fairways. A 126-slip marina, marks the Intracoastal Waterway’s only marina in Myrtle Beach. Members stay active with additional amenities including a Tennis Club, Members Club and Ocean Club with beach access.

At Grande Dunes there are choices to fit a wide variety of lifestyles and budgets. Discover exciting new homes including Golf Village with Mediterranean-style custom homes and golf course homesites, Marina Village which includes Del Webb for active adults as well as waterway homesites and various villas and townhomes, and Ocean Village with Lowcountry-style homes closer to the ocean. Homebuyers have the option to buy an existing home or a custom homesite to build a custom home by AR Homes, Nations Homes II, CRG Companies, Carrell Group, Traditional Homebuilders, or a builder of their choice.

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Riverlights | New Homes near Wilmington NC | New Coastal Community

Riverlights

Wilmington, NC
Single-family, 55+, townhomes and luxury: $300K - $1M+

Riverlights is the coastal community where salty air meets southern hospitality. We like to say it feels something like wiggling your toes in the sand with a sangria in hand. Our perfect location makes all the difference – along the Cape Fear River and just five miles from historic Wilmington, rated the most charming beach town on
the East Coast with award-winning restaurants and shops.

When you live in Riverlights, your days radiate with the positive energy that happens when you live on the water in the Carolina sunshine. Eat up as the sun goes down at our waterfront restaurant. Venture through the art gallery and local shops at our Marina Village. Kayak on still waters for a sun-soaked day on the river. Walk and bike our trails. Join new friends for sunrise paintings on the boardwalk, front porch happy hours or book clubs that give back to local charities. This all sounds good to us. Hopefully, it sounds good to you.

Our array of single-family, luxury, townhomes, apartments, low- maintenance and Del Webb 55+ homes, means something for everyone. So, schedule your personal tour with our community specialists or start your virtual tourhere.

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Baymont Farms

Middletown, DE
Homes priced from the low $400K

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.

Contact a Community Information Specialist to sign up for the community’s VIP list, and be the first to receive the latest updates and invitations to special events!

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Birchwood at Brambleton | 55 Plus Community in Northern Virginia | 55+

Birchwood at Brambleton

Brambleton, VA

Located in award-winning Brambleton, in the heart of Loudoun County, Virginia and just 30 miles from Washington, DC, Birchwood has become the best-selling active adult community around. Buyers have fallen in love with this new walkable community where everything you want is right at your fingertips including an amazing 20,000 square foot clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools, open spaces, trails, shopping and dining. And Birchwood is within easy access to the new Metro rail extension, Dulles International Airport and dozens of wineries, breweries and historic sites. Another reason to love Birchwood is that Virginia is ranked 3rd for lowest real estate taxes of all east coast states. Plan your visit today, move in this year! ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH?

BIRCHWOOD AMENITIES
Birchwood is intentionally different, better, refreshed. at the center of it all is a magnificent 20,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, designed to inspire. party space, private space, cocktail sports and hard charging activities, it’s all here, yet unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. The clubhouse includes indoor & outdoor pools, demonstration kitchen, indoor & outdoor bars, theatre & game rooms, health & wellness center, art studio, golf simulator, social gathering spaces, pickleball & bocce courts, fishing pier with catch and release fishing, and outdoor fitness stations. Add our beautiful outdoor spaces featuring biking/walking trails, picnic/lawn area, greenhouse & garden area and nature stations and you’ve got the makings of someplace very special.

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