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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Cortland Park | 55+ Retirement Living | Active Adult Community

Cortland Park

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

Cortland Park, a 55+ community in Mechanicsburg’s prestigious Winding Hills, is Landmark Homes’ newest upcoming addition to the neighborhood. Set among 380 acres of scenic Cumberland Valley countryside, Winding Hills offers an experience unlike any other: a resort-like community comprised of distinct homes, surrounded by nature, but minutes from the area’s best in dining, shopping and recreation. Plans for the new Cortland Park 55+ community include a private clubhouse, along with access to all of the amenities of the Winding Hills neighborhood, including the main clubhouse with pool and fitness center, 120 acres of preserved woodland, landscaped boulevards, hiking, walking trails, and community parks. Cortland Park will offer a low-maintenance lifestyle and will feature single-family and townhome plans, thoughtfully designed for those age 55 and older.

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Best Sunsets - River Bluffs Community Wilmington NC

River Bluffs

Castle Hayne, NC

A unique waterfront community with new homes from the $300s – $1.5M+ and available lots starting at $80k.

Located just 10 minutes north of Downtown Wilmington, NC (by boat or car) sits River Bluffs, a gated community that overlooks the Northeast Cape Fear River. River Bluffs offers a wide variety of home plans, including affordable cottage-style homes for a growing family, single-level homes with retirement-smart features, low-maintenance townhomes, and even fully-custom homes built by the area’s most prestigious builders. River Bluffs boasts a variety of luxurious amenities such as a a 2,700 foot river walk with covered gazebos, 188 slip marina, miles of walking trails and parks, a beach-entry pool, high-end fitness center, tennis and pickle ball courts, a community General Store, over 30+ resident clubs including kayaking, boating, and much more.

Enhance Your Quality of Life by Moving to River Bluffs:

• No city tax and no traffic!
• Low county & state taxes. North Carolina residents enjoy some of the lowest cost of living expenses on the Eastern seaboard!
• Enjoy low HOA dues which include yard maintenance, trash service, recycling, and access to all community amenities.
• 5.499% flat income tax and 0% estate or inheritance tax.

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The Isles of Collier Preserve

Naples, FL
Homes: $400K - $600K

Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from Downtown Naples, Florida’s preeminent new home builder is creating a colorful update of classic coastal living. Inspired by the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples, elegant new Minto homes overlook miles of scenic kayak and hiking trails. With over half of the 2,400-acres dedicated to lakes, nature preserves and natural habitat, combined with outdoor-inspired amenities, The Isles of Collier Preserve is an extraordinary new active adult gated community where the magic of Old Naples and unspoiled nature still coexist.

Enjoy all aspects of an active lifestyle influenced by wellness at The Isles Club, featuring resort-style amenities such as a resort-style pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and a yoga lawn. After a scenic day exploring this beautiful community, sip on cocktails and savor coastal Florida flavors with family and neighbors at the resident-exclusive Overlook Bar & Grill, overlooking the Cypress Waterway.

The Isles is a master-planned community boasting 1,600 unique coastal themed new construction residences for sale, including luxury, maintenance-included villas starting in the low $400’s, and single-family homes from the $500s, many with stunning water and nature views.

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Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain | NC Mountain Communities

Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain

Hendersonville, NC
Homes: $549K - $3.5M Lots: $69K - $450K

Grand Highlands, a North Carolina Gated Mountain Community

Grand Highlands is one of the dreamiest mountain communities in North Carolina. The most recent of a long list of awards was Community of the Year by the Asheville Builders Association (ABA). Grand Highlands encompasses 300 acres of woodlands and meadows. It offers panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as proximity to downtown Asheville, Hendersonville, and Lake Lure. Sprawling wooded home sites are among its most coveted features. A spacious, lodge-style clubhouse, private parks, and adjacent nature preserves are also bonuses. All home sites are just below 4,000 feet elevation. And, each has underground utilities.

Life as a Resident

A communal spirit is embraced by residents. Finally able to live on their own terms in such an idyllic place, they come together both in celebration and in peace and solitude. Whether on trails, on Grand Lodge verandas, or at the Community Barn for events, coming together is a way of life at Grand Highlands.

Nearby Hendersonville is a charming mountain town. It provides access to all necessities, along with a vibrant restaurant and shopping scene. Theatre and music venues are also plentiful in Hendersonville. And whatever Hendersonville doesn’t offer, Asheville, just 25 miles away, does.

Grand Highlands home sites are priced from $70,000 to $650,000. Homes range from $475,000 to $3.5 million.

Discover this breathtaking North Carolina mountains community. Grand Highlands is an ideal place to call home.

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Shell Point Retirement Community

Fort Myers, FL
Lifecare Units from studio to homes. $120K - $1M+

THE BEST PLACE TO BE
Shell Point® is an award-winning lifecare retirement resort located along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida just minutes from Sanibel Island and the Gulf of Mexico. When you retire at Shell Point, you have the comfort of knowing that your needs will be taken care of – both now and in the years to come.

RECREATION FOR EVERYONE
Shell Point offers an unparalleled lifestyle in an unparalleled waterfront setting. For those who enjoy exploring Florida’s waterways, there’s boating, fishing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing. For sport and fitness fans there is Shell Point’s championship golf course, four Har-Tru tennis courts, five pickleball courts, a bocce court, fitness centers with trained professionals and four heated swimming pools. Nature lovers will enjoy the boardwalks, bridges, bike paths and miles of walking trails. Residents who are interested in gardening enjoy individual garden plots, a lovely rose garden, and a fully-equipped orchid greenhouse and a butterfly garden.

ARTFUL LIVING
No other community offers the variety of outlets for creativity and personal expression that are available at Shell Point. Shell Point provides extensive craft and hobby facilities, including a complete woodworking shop, lapidary room, train room for miniature train enthusiasts, digital photography lab, modern pottery and ceramics studio, and an art studio with classes for beginners as well as advanced artists in a variety of media. Performing arts are enjoyed through choral ensembles, a jazz band, and multiple musical groups for participants at all levels.

DISCOVER SHELL POINT
Discover for yourself what residents of Shell Point already know – that Shell Point is the perfect place for retirement living – all in a resort-style setting. Shell Point offers private appointments with a tour of the community. Schedule your visit by calling (239) 466-1131, press 1 for Sales.

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The Governors Land at Two Rivers | Virginia Golf Community | Retire VA

The Governors Land at Two Rivers

Williamsburg, VA
Homes: $400K - $3M Lots: $85K - $1.5M

Beautifully built on 1,400+ acres nestled between the majestic James and Chickahominy Rivers, The Governor’s Land at Two Rivers is a private, member-owned country club community of distinction where new neighbors become family and peace of mind is a priority. Discover an immediate sense of serenity in our pleasantly spacious, hidden gem of a neighborhood that embodies the charm of Williamsburg, Virginia and features first-class amenities, including our deep-water marina, private beach, and our top-rated Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. The Governor’s Land at Two Rivers is a natural haven where our diverse community of families and retirees have discovered an undeniable allure and wish to preserve our place of beauty and tranquility. Easily access the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown and the College of William & Mary.

Schedule your Discovery Visit and experience our lively, welcoming, one-of-a-kind community in the “South’s Best Small Town” of 2020. After all, The Governor’s Land at Two Rivers is where you belong.

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Cumberland Harbour

St. Marys, GA
Homes: $350K - $2M Lots: $30K - $300K.

Located on a peninsula bounded by rivers and ocean we are Georgia’s Premier Coastal Community directly across from Cumberland Island National Seashore! Enjoy world-class amenities with pools, tennis, fitness center, parks and community docks. All protected by manned/gated 24/7 security for peace of mind. Located at the Southeastern-most point of Georgia we enjoy the mildest climate in the state. The metro area of Jacksonville, FL offers the finest in shopping, cultural activities, sporting events and health care that includes the Mayo Clinic. Jacksonville International Airport is 30 minutes from our frontgate.

The architecture in Cumberland Harbour is classic Low-Country Southern vernacular with wide porches, metal roofs, shiplap and vintage heart pine floors. Work with the region’s finest builders to create that one of a kind Dream Home. Choose from home sites with a wide variety of locations and price points. Our waterfront sites offer true deepwater access with the ability to put in your own private dock. Marshfront sites offer endless vistas and sunsets over the salt marshes. Our nature sites offer a live oak canopy perfect for relaxation on those Summer days. Play, Relax, Explore… Life lived better, Cumberland Harbour.

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Wild Dunes | Buyers Agents Serving the Charleston SC Area | 55 Plus

Wild Dunes

Charleston, SC
Charleston Area Homes, Condos, and Townhomes $150K - $10M+

We are your Buyers Agents for the Charleston area specializing in beach, golf, downtown and 55 plus active adult communities. We are committed to supporting the 55 Plus community in making key life decisions in the real estate market. We have a passion to help clients who are searching for life solutions to their next stage in life challenges. From historic downtown Charleston to the Flowertown of Summerville to the beach communities such as Kiawah Island, let us help you find your ideal home today.

Wild Dunes

Wild Dunes is an example of one of our oceanfront communities in South Carolina located on Isle of Palms that also has homes, condominiums, and penthouses for sale. Just minutes from downtown Charleston, Wild Dunes is surrounded by beaches and is the ideal location for a retirement or vacation home. Homes and also fully furnished condominiums for sale, ensuring that there is something for every price range.

Amenities include championship golf courses, swimming, tennis, or relax in a salon and spa. The Links Course and Harbor Course at Wild Dunes are two of Charleston most sought after golfing experiences.

To learn more about Wild Dunes and other Charleston area communities visit us at

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55+ Community near Houston TX | The Highlands - Encore

The Highlands – Encore

Porter, TX
45- and 55-foot single-story homes, request information for more pricing details!

David Weekley’s first 55+ active adult community is coming soon to the brand new, master-planned community of The Highlands! Located in Porter, TX, The Highlands is dedicated to everything you know and love about home and nature. The Highlands is a 2,300-acre exploration of natural beauty and will be built to take full advantage of its densely forested, national park-like setting. David Weekley’ section in The Highlands – Encore will feature 45- and 55-foot, single-story homesites along with top-quality construction, open-concept livability and a splendid Montgomery County location near shopping, dining and entertainment. In The Highlands, you’ll soon experience the best in Design, Choice and Service from one of Houston’s top home builders as well as a variety of amenities, including:

• Lifestyle Director to schedule activities
• 55+ clubhouse
• 18-hole golf course and tennis courts
• Hiking, biking and adventure trail system along the San Jacinto River
• Event lawn and pavilion, recreation field and playgrounds
• Acres of parks, greenspaces and onsite lakes for fishing and kayaking
• Waterpark with lazy river

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55+ Agri-community | Community Garden Farm | Chickahominy Falls

Chickahominy Falls

Glen Allen, VA
Carriage Homes and Villa Homes from $350K

Virginia’s 2020 Community of the Year! Situated on 180 acres hugging the Chickahominy River, Chickahominy Falls is redefining 55+ communities through a commitment to healthy living and special amenities that balance play with purpose. Chickahominy Falls is the first agri-community in Greater Richmond, Virginia and the first agri-community solely focusing on active adults in the nation.

This 400 home community combines over 73 acres of farmland, wooded preserves and green spaces to keep its rural feeling. The heart and soul of the community is Woodside Farms, a 10-acre, four-season, professionally managed farm that produces a curated mix of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers selected for their health and wellness benefits for active adults. Other signature amenities include The Barn, which carries on the farm theme with traditional red-siding, tin-roof, handcrafted barn doors, and covered porches. This welcome center and event space is the educational and social center of the community. Demonstration kitchen hosts neighborhood socials, harvest festivals and chef-led cooking classes. A 5-star Clubhouse complex consisting of main clubhouse, fitness building, resort style pool, porches, outdoor fire pits, and event lawns all with postcard views of a beautifully landscaped fishing pond. Other amenities include miles of walking trails and outdoor fitness stations, all to keep you active and healthy!

Chickahominy Falls, a community connected to a working farm where every home, community feature and amenity is designed to foster healthier, happier living. A place where healthy living comes naturally, friendships come easily, and good times roll all year long.

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Cresswind Charlotte

Charlotte, NC
Homes: $300K - $500K

Encompassing 370 woodland acres, Cresswind Charlotte is a 55+ community in Charlotte, North Carolina. This active adult community is situated away from the congestion of the city, but within a 25-minute drive of Uptown Charlotte.

Cresswind Charlotte is specifically designed for those 55 and over, with resort-style amenities and a variety of activities. Miles of walking trails meander throughout the community, and the 18,000-square-foot clubhouse will feature a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, pickleball, and bocce courts. A full-time activities director organizes fitness programs and clubs for every hobby.

Charlotte is home to NASCAR, Carowinds Amusement Park, and U.S. National Whitewater Center. The Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, and ski resorts at Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain are close enough for day trips and weekend getaways. Tour 9 designer model homes. Move-In Ready homes available now.

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Landmark Homes

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Landmark Homes – Pennsylvania Home Builder

Cliff and Claire Weaver founded Landmark Homes in 1998. Their intention? To create a company focused on three essential values: attention to detail, hard work, and excellence. These core values quickly became the company’s foundation. And, a peek at any Landmark home and the processes therein will tell you that these values are not only upheld, but diligently adhered to today.

From lot choice, to design, build, and move-in day; Landmark keeps their eye on the target, so you can too.

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It’s time to get out there. Review the active adult communities below to see what your options are. Don’t let the list overwhelm you—once you’ve selected some communities that look appealing, plan your visit as the next step! You can chat with neighbors, tour the area, and get a feel for the active lifestyle that awaits you.

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