Discover the Best Active Adult Communities in the US

You’re not the type to let retirement slow you down. In an active adult community, you can embrace an adventurous lifestyle that matches your energy and zest for life. Continue reading to explore the best active retirement communities in the US.

Why Choose Active Adult Communities?

You want to make the most of every day, so why not choose a living environment that complements your spirited lifestyle? Active adult communities are ideal for individuals who love leading a full, exciting life. There’s always something to do, friends to meet, and an environment that thrives on the same energy you bring to the table. Read on to find out why an active retirement community might be the perfect fit for you.

What is an Active Adult Community?

An active adult community is a specially designed neighborhood or residential area for adults, typically those aged 55 and over, who are in relatively good health and wish to lead an active and engaged lifestyle during their retirement years. These communities are tailored to fit the lifestyles of individuals who want to spend their golden years enjoying a variety of activities, socializing with like-minded peers, and taking advantage of convenient services and amenities.

What are the Benefits of Living in an Active Adult Community?

There's a multitude of reasons why people choose to live in active adult communities. It's not just about the active lifestyle, but also the sense of community, convenience, and peace that these communities provide.

 

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

 

  • A Healthy, Active Lifestyle: From early morning yoga to late-night game nights, active adult communities offer a myriad of activities to keep you engaged and moving. Whether it's water aerobics in the pool, a serene sail on the sound, or a competitive game of tennis under the sun, you’ll never experience a dull moment.
  • A Close-Knit Community: Active retirement communities are like small towns filled with friends. Whether you're having a morning coffee at the local cafĂ©, walking your dog, or participating in a club, you'll find that forming deep, meaningful relationships is easy and natural in such a nurturing environment.
  • Accessible and Comfortable: 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.
  • Peaceful and Private: Escape the noise and hustle of urban living. Active adult communities offer tranquility, privacy, and a serene environment that you can call home. Rest assured, your peace of mind is a priority here.

 

Embarking on an Active Adult Lifestyle

Why wait? Start exploring various active adult communities spread across the US today. Whether you prefer the warmth of the coast or closeness to family and friends, there's an active retirement community waiting to welcome you.

 

Browse through the options below, use the information request form to contact local representatives, and get a firsthand account of life in these communities. Filter your options based on location or activities to find the community that’s perfect for you.

Research and Find the Best Active Adult Communities for You

Your journey to a fulfilling and active retirement starts here. Dive into our comprehensive list of top active adult communities, and find your perfect place to call home.

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Tucan Country Club & Resort

CocolĂ­, PAN
Apartments from 230k to 800k and houses from 990k in advance, lots from 300k

Nestled in the heart of Cocoli, Tucán Residential Development is a testament to luxury living harmonized with nature’s tranquility. Spanning a lavish 74 hectares, this development is not just a residence but a lifestyle choice for those who seek the finest in living standards.

At Tucán, we offer a variety of living options, each tailored to meet the unique tastes of our discerning residents. From the majestic Palash Tower, the scenic views Forest Towers, the picturesque Splendor Village, to the charming Tucan Village, and a selection of residential land plots, we cater to your dream of building a personalized haven.

The complex, securely enclosed and monitored, stands as a sanctuary of peace and safety. It lies adjacent to a significant forest reserve in the canal area, immersing residents in a world where nature’s beauty is a daily background. Since its inception in 2004, Tucán has captivated attention with its elegant Mediterranean architectural style. This aesthetic charm is a blend of diverse cultural elements, including Spanish, French, Moroccan, Turkish, and Greek influences, creating an environment that is both opulent and welcoming.

Our commitment to maintaining a balance with nature is reflected in our design, preserving 80% of the space for medium-sized villas amidst lush greenery, ensuring each resident feels connected to the earth’s natural splendor.

The site’s historical significance as the former Horoko Golf Course adds to its allure. Transformed into an 18-hole golf course by Jeffrey Mayers in 2003, it stands today as one of the most exclusive and unique real estate developments, not just in Panama but globally.

The Tucan Country Club and Resort Real Estate development, situated near the iconic Panama Canal, adheres to the highest quality standards, coexisting with a rich natural environment. Here, centuries-old trees, rivers, lakes, and a diverse array of flora and fauna create a living painting that changes with the seasons.

Despite its proximity to Panama City, Tucán remains a paradise for exotic wildlife, offering majestic views and proximity to ecological trails, such as the 7 km TITI trail and the extensive Metropolitan Natural Park where you will fully enjoy nature

very close to cultural and leisure activities just one step away. The historic Casco Viejo, Panama City, with schools, hospitals, and more!

 

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Crossings at Sweetbriar

Lebanon, PA
Homes from 350K

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.

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Active Adult 55+ Community near Phoenix AZ

Sunrise Village

Mesa, AZ

Resort Living Can Be Beautiful and Affordable. Homes from the $30’s.
Step into this active 55+ community in East Mesa and be amazed at how affordable a resort lifestyle can be! You’ll discover friendly people, luxury amenities and newly remodeled homes from the $30’s. Our gated community offers a year-round calendar of social events planned by our Activity Director, a courtesy shuttle bus to get around town, a beautiful clubhouse, heated pool and so much more. Sunrise Village is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980.

Management and Sales offices are still open 7 days a week, 8-5. Please contact us for more information.

Virtual Tours now available! Feel free to watch our video playlist below. You can navigate to the next video by simply clicking the button to the right of the “share” icon.

Homes are shown by appointment only and social distancing and hygiene guidelines are strictly adhered to. Safety is our priority.

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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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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Tundidor Wealth & Investment Group

Arlington, VA

Welcome to Tundidor Wealth and Investment Group, an office of Cetera Financial Advisors. We are a full-service Independent Financial Planning practice focusing on Retirement, Investment Management, Income Spend-Down Strategies, Wealth Management, Tax Planning, and Estate Planning through our open architecture and unbiased approach. We give our clients the familiarity of a large national brand while providing the flexibility and intimacy of a local boutique firm. Our mission is to help clients grow and protect their wealth while having a one-on-one long-term relationship through retirement and the passing of any assets to future generations. We focus on pre-retirees/retirees, high net worth investors, and business owners.

Three Locations!

1800 John F Kennedy Blvd
Suite 300 Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 399-9389
Fax: (267) 238-3801
  1100 N. Glebe Road Suite 1010
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (215) 399-9389
Fax: (267) 238-3801
   
991 US Highway 22 Suite 200-210
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: (215) 399-9389
Fax: (267) 238-3801

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Alliance Home & Land Group

Alliance Home & Land Group
Keller Williams Premiere

Greensboro, GA
Homes from $200K - $5M+ Homesites from $30K - $2M+

Nestled along Georgia’s Lake Country shores are a wide array of communities to call home for even the most discerning of those looking to retire or relocate. There is no shortage of the finest golf courses, pickleball is all the rage, and a Ritz Carlton is in our backyard. Perfectly situated East of Atlanta for the convenience of a major airport and yet far enough removed to "get away from it all". Other notable spots: Athens, GA home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, Madison, GA winner of “Best Small Town in America” and Augusta, GA home to The Masters Tournament – just to name a few.

Georgia’s Lake Country isn’t just a place, it’s a lifestyle! There is truly something for everyone and at every price point.

From land to lake homes…love where YOU live!

Reynolds Lake Oconee • Great Waters • Cuscowilla • Harbor Club • Del Webb on Lake Oconee • Lake Oconee to Lake Sinclair • Athens to Macon • Madison to Milledgeville and everywhere in between.

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Active Adult Retirement Grantham NH | Eastman Community Association

Eastman Community Association

Grantham, NH
Homes, Condos: $135K - $1.5M Lots: $5K - $89K

Eastman Community Association – Four Seasons Paradise

The Eastman Community Association in Grantham, NH is an ideal active-adult and retirement destination. It’s also the perfect place to raise a family. Eastman is a sustainable, intergenerational community in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire.

Ultimately, Eastman is a nature-lover’s haven. Tucked away in the pristine woodlands of New Hampshire’s Upper Connecticut River Valley, the Eastman Community Association encourages an active and connected lifestyle. Residents move to the rhythm of four distinct seasons. And, outdoor adventure is a central theme.

Just Add Amenities

Eastman is centrally located, but just remote enough. It’s conveniently two hours north of Boston and three hours from Hartford. And, Lake Sunapee, New London, and Lebanon are just minutes away. As a result, residents have ample access to urban amenities. Cultural venues, medical facilities, as well as educational opportunities are all within reach.

New Hampshire’s Grantham Mountain offers a picturesque backdrop to Eastman’s 345-acre lake, and ample hiking trails. So, be sure to pack your boots!

Looking for more? Try 37 miles of cross country trails starting at the Eastman Cross Country Center. In summer, head to one of six beaches, kayak and canoe launches, or to the pool and fitness center year round. Eastman also boasts an 18-hole golf course, har-tru tennis courts and an award-winning restaurant as well.

Condos are available from $125,000 to $270,000. Eastman’s single-family homes range from $130,000 to $1.5 million. (Prices are subject to change.)

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Telaro at Tradition

Port St. Lucie, FL
Single family homes and villas from $400s

If you’re an active adult looking for an age-55+ community in Florida, Telaro at Tradition in Port St. Lucie might be the perfect place for you.

Industry leader Mattamy Homes is building Telaro at Tradition, which will eventually include more than 400 luxury single-level residences. All are being constructed to the highest energy-efficient standards and offer a variety of customizable options. Comfortable villa designs in the Serenity Collection offer nearly 1,900 square feet of living space. Suppose you need a larger single-family home for visiting family and friends. In that case, the Tranquility Collection features four distinctive floor plans, while the Oasis Collection homes offer three large bedrooms with three full baths.

While part of the growing Tradition master-planned community, Telaro residents have their own private clubhouse, poolside cafe and market, fitness center, and courts for tennis and pickleball. In addition, Telaro homeowners have direct access to the Tradition community’s unique T Trail, a 20-mile multimodal network with dedicated paths for walking and biking, plus South Florida’s first autonomous shuttle service. Tradition also features a variety of on-site dining, entertainment, and lifestyle amenities, including top-rated healthcare services at Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital. The lively Port St. Lucie area offers retail shopping, championship golf courses, and waterways just outside the gates for scenic sunset cruises.

Find out if Telaro at Tradition is the destination you’ve always dreamed of by requesting more information below.

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North Carolina Coastal Communities | Compass Point Lanai Night Pool Fountain

Compass Pointe

Leland, NC
Homesites from $200K. Homes from $500K.

Located on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, only 10 minutes from Wilmington, Compass Pointe is a gated, private community that offers an unmatched resort lifestyle. Every day feels like a vacation where you can relax by our award-winning pool, float along the lazy river, join one of 100+ community clubs, or get some exercise at our fitness center, indoor pool, or golf club. Come see for yourself why Compass Pointe was honored with the 2020 Best Health & Fitness Community and America’s Best Places to Live 2021.

Amenities:

  • Private, Gated Entrance
  • The Grand Lanai
  • Resort Oasis Pool
  • Compass Pointe Golf Club
  • Clubhouse (under construcion) & Pro Shop
  • The Pointe Wellness Center & Spa
  • Indoor Pool
  • Lazy River
  • Tennis & Pickleball Courts
  • Recreation Lawn
  • Putting Greens
  • Latitudes Restaurant and Bar
  • Dog Park
  • Cardinal Lake with Canoe & Kayak Launch
  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Sidewalks Throughout for Walking and Biking
  • Golf Cart Paths Throughout

Future Amenities:

  • Club Member Pool & Bar
  • Club Member Fitness Center
  • Club Member Golf Simulator

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Hatteras Hills

Magnolia, DE
Single-Family Homes starting from the $300s

Welcome to K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Hatteras Hills, a new active adult 55+ community in Magnolia, DE, offering low-maintenance, resort-style living. Come enjoy the best that active living has to offer with spacious home designs & access to countless amenities. Each home is offered in one of our new interior design Looks: Loft, Farmhouse, Classic or Elements for on-trend style in your new home.

At K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Hatteras Hills, you can enjoy the 6,000 sq. ft. clubhouse that offers plenty of activities and amenities for all residents. With a sparking pool, pickleball courts, a fitness center, a gameroom and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. A low-maintenance lifestyle assures that your lawn care is out of your hands, keeping you free to spend time with friends at the clubhouse. Just a short drive to downtown Dover with tax-free shopping, dining, and entertainment, this 55+ active adult community offers everyday convenience together with the serenity of a picturesque
Delaware landscape.

Whether you’re heading downtown for dinner or staying in for a game of cards with friends, at K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Hatteras Hills you’ll never run out of activities. The relationships that you make and the people you spend time with here will create memories for years to come.

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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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55+ Living in New Castle DE | Homes and Villas Riverbend | Coastal Town

Riverbend

New Castle, DE
Single Family Ranch and First Floor Owner Suites from the low $400K. Villa homes from the low $400K.

Welcome to Riverbend! 55+ Living in New Castle, DE. The perfect blend of a historic small town and modern living. Riverbend is located in the beautiful, historic riverfront town of New Castle, Delaware. New Castle has been named in the top 10 of the most beautiful small towns in the United States. Renowned for its Separation Day and A Day in New Castle events that showcase the town’s hundreds of years of history. There is never a shortage of things to see and do in New Castle, Delaware. Take your living outside the home with community amenities. The Riverbend community is a modern neighborhood with community amenities such as a clubhouse with an indoor pool and outdoor decks, a fitness center, and gathering spaces. Located along the Delaware River with access to New Castle’s many walking and bike trails, beaches, and fishing areas. This charming town is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington with easy access from I-95 and I-295 makes it conveniently located from many metropolitan draws such as Philadelphia (45 min), Baltimore (1.5hr), Rehoboth Beach (1.5hr), and Washington D.C (2hrs).

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Homes Townhomes in Ave Maria FL | Ave Maria Community | Coastal Life

Ave Maria

Ave Maria, FL
Homes priced $215K - $700K

Ave Maria is an award-winning master-planned community that combines an active lifestyle with the charm and friendliness of a small town in the Gulf Coast region of southwestern Florida. The Collier County community encompasses multiple residential neighborhoods, schools, a town center with shopping and dining, office space, business parks, and recreational amenities located 20 minutes east of Interstate 75 near Naples, Immokalee and Bonita Springs.

One of the best-selling communities in the nation, Ave Maria features a resort-style water park and two expansive community parks with picnic areas, sports fields, playgrounds, tennis, bocce and pickleball courts. Residents also have access to quality K-12 education, 100 miles of nature, hiking and biking paths, a dog park, a fitness center, 2 championship 18-hole golf courses, and much more.

Real estate options within Ave Maria include several family-friendly neighborhoods of homes in a variety of styles- from single-family homes to condominiums, plus the Del Webb Naples 55+ active adult community

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Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach FL | Minto Community Jimmy Buffett

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

Hardeeville, SC
Homes starting at the $300s.

Your Latitude! You’ve earned a life where every day feels like an escape. Find your paradise at Latitude Margaritaville, the 55-and-better lifestyle where fun and relaxation meet.

Inspired by the legendary music and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, this is where life rolls easy, neighbors are friends and the party never ends. Awesome recreation, FINtastic dining and entertainment will make the town center the place to be and just a golf cart ride away. Masterfully crafted new Latitude homes let you hang your hat where your heart is.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head is located on Highway 278, 2.5 miles east of I-95 in the city of Hardeeville, South Carolina – the scenic gateway to world-famous Hilton Head Island. The area is steeped in natural beauty, with an abundance of golf courses, pristine beaches and waterways for boating, kayaking, and fishing. Nearby are the historic cities of Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC filled with museums, cultural arts, shopping and dining.

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Bay Creek

Cape Charles, VA
Homesites from the $100s

Located along the sparkling waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Creek is a community where coastal living is defined by a deep appreciation of family, nature, and authentic shore experiences. Set upon 1,720 lush acres along the Chesapeake Bay, our community is a natural wonderland, enhanced with exceptional amenities and rich experiences. Distinctly designed homes and neighborhoods are set among hundreds of acres of lush nature preserves, waterways, and interconnected trails—the welcoming backdrop for your family’s next great adventure.

Bay Creek is the first golf resort in the country to feature Signature courses from two of the top names in golf: Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Both of these award-winning courses enhance the natural beauty of the land, employing acres of dunes, mature trees, and well-protected greens to create a challenging course for all skill levels. And with holes on the Chesapeake Bay and along Old Plantation Creek, it’s no wonder The Wall Street Journal ranks them among the “Top 100 Residential Golf Courses in the United States.”

This is coastal living at its most satisfying. A lifetime of memories will begin the moment you make this place home. ‘Home’ at Bay Creek is both varied and distinct. Ten exceptional neighborhoods each with unique character, offer homesites of varying views and sizes, elegant single-family homes, colorful cottages, townhomes, and large, scenic estates. So no matter what your perfect fit is, it’s easy to find yourself completely at home at Bay Creek. The best way to discover this incredible lifestyle, the charm of Cape Charles, and the magic of living on Virginia’s Cape is to experience it for yourself. Contact us to schedule your own Personal Real Estate Discovery Visit with a three-day, two-night getaway to Bay Creek.

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brightmore at wellen park

Brightmore at Wellen Park

Venice, FL

Now Open! 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 future resort-style amenities. These vibrant amenities will include a clubhouse with a fitness center, resort-style pool, lap pool, 9 pickleball courts, 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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