Discover the Best Biking Communities
When you think about retirement, do you visualize riding a bike in a t-shirt on a sunny day? Many people do, and great news: there are many communities that are built for people with this vision.
Why choose a great biking destination for retirement?
For those who love an active lifestyle, finding a retirement destination where you can ride your bike is often a priority. There are people who like to ride their bike to the park, or the grocery store with a basket on the front of your beach cruiser. Then, there are people who love recreational road cycling—longer rides and beautiful views on paved roads. Last but not least, there’s gravel biking or mountain biking, both for the real adventurous retiree who’s looking for a good workout. No matter which camp you fall into, finding a retirement destination that’s prime for biking can make a big difference in your daily lifestyle.
Thankfully, you can find great bike towns all over the country. Key West in Florida is a great biking destination where you barely need a car to get around. Gainesville, Florida, is also very bike-friendly with great weather and dedicated bike boulevards separate from roads. Tempe, Arizona, is also known for their biking infrastructure efforts, as they’re creating bike underpasses for intersections allowing bikers to get across roads without ever being near a crossing car.
What other benefits do biking destinations bring?
If you love cycling, you already know what benefits it brings you: it makes you happy, keeps you fit, lets you explore the great outdoors, and even gets you from place to place. But there are many other benefits you can get from retiring in a biking-friendly destination.
- Endless ride options: When you’re in a destination that’s prime for biking, you’ll have plenty of rides to choose from when you want to get out there. You’re not limited to one or two paths—there are usually 10+ options to choose from.
- Safety first: When you’re in a place where biking is a priority, you’ll find you feel safer. This means well-maintained biking trails and paths, green paths alongside the road, and a population that respects bikers will share the road.
- Cheap transportation: When you’re riding a bike to the grocery store or to the park, you’re saving on gas—great for the environment and your wallet.
- Active lifestyle: Those who retire in places with great biking can easily stay active and healthy. You’re surrounded by others who love to get out on the bike path, and you can find others to ride with so you’re never on your own.
- Weather of your choice: When you’re biking, the best weather is mild—so you’ve got your choice of options along the mild coastal states.,
Ready to get cycling?
Ready to hop on your bike? We’ve collected the best retirement communities for those who love to ride their bikes. Browse the options below to see what’s out there. When you find a community you like, use the information request form to contact a local representative. You can ask questions, chat with neighbors who bike there, and get a feel for it. If there’s a location in particular that interests you, use the filtering options on the left to narrow down and find the tennis community you’re looking for.
Research and Explore the Best Biking Communities
Click to explore the following biking communities. Request information from multiple communities by selecting the checkboxes to the right and completing the form below.
Located in the rolling countryside of northern Virginia, Spring Creek offers exceptional home choices and amenities for retirees, families, and those working from home.
The lifestyle amenities truly set this 960-acre community apart. The Spring Creek Golf Club is home to an award-winning championship course and Tavern on the Green restaurant and pub. In addition, the 9,500-square-foot Sports Club & Fitness Center at Spring Creek features cardio and aerobic workout equipment, tennis/pickleball courts, and a 25-meter pool, as well as a wading pool and playground for the kids. There’s also a catering kitchen, plus meeting space and banquet rooms for up to 150 guests. Walking trails meander throughout the property and a year-round calendar of social activities keeps everyone involved in community life.
A variety of Spring Creek homesites are available that include pond, woodland, and fairway views. Three of Virginia’s top builders—Stanley Martin Homes, Evergreen Home Builders, and Greenwood Homes—offer innovative designs in spacious townhouses and custom single-family homes with main-level master suites.
Just outside the community’s gates is the Spring Creek Business Park, where you’ll find two medical centers with doctor’s offices, dental clinics, and physical therapy facilities. Also right in the neighborhood are grocery markets, retail stores, and restaurants. Historic downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia campus are just a 15-minute drive away in an inviting region filled with historic sites, state parks, gardens, and wineries.
The homes at Heritage Shores have been designed to maximize your lifestyle by incorporating the latest technologies that provide ease of maintenance and energy efficiency. There’s something for every taste and budget at Heritage Shores, with flexible main-level living home designs featuring two-car garages and available second levels, lofts and outdoor spaces. With a wealth of available upgrades, there are virtually endless possibilities for personalizing your new home. Plus, Heritage Shores also offers rental opportunities on some of its most popular floorplans, with flexible one- to five-year leases and all amenities included.
Additional amenities include: Full-Time Activities Director, 18 – Hole Arthur Hills Championship Golf Course, State-Of-The-Art Fitness Center, Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools, Tennis, Pickleball and Bocce Ball, Fresh Air Exercise Circuit, Health & Wellness Center, 28,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse, Kayak Launch, On-Site Restaurants, Sugar Beet Market, Woodshop, Aerobics and Dance Studio, Arts and Creative Studio, Billiards and Card Room, Pro Shop, Dog Park, Performance Lawn, Outdoor Chess and Checkers Tables, Shuffleboard, and Many Classes & Clubs.
Call 302.956.6129 for more information or to schedule a visit to our Discovery Center.
For retirees, active adults, and remote workers, Port Ludlow is an inviting resort-style community on the shores of Puget Sound in the state of Washington.
Westharbor Homes is building new Port Ludlow residences to the highest environmental standards with energy-saving appliances. In the Ludlow Cove Cottages and Olympic Terrace II neighborhoods, you’ll find a delightful variety of floor plans, including beachfront single-family homes, waterfront condominiums, and spacious villas with fairway views.
The amenities and activities at Port Ludlow start with play on the community’s 18-hole golf course, a scenic layout along the water and through the maritime forest. The 300-slip marina offers complete boating services and launches for kayaks and paddleboards. In addition, there are two community clubhouses with fitness centers, swimming pools, and tennis/pickleball courts. You can also enjoy 30+ miles of walking trails, more than 100 community social clubs, and genuine farm-to-table dining with fresh seafood always on the menu at the Fireside Restaurant.
The nearby towns of Chimacum and Port Townsend feature cafes, bakeries, artisan shops, and grocery markets, plus convenient health care services that include specialty practices. And just a 30-minute ferry ride away is the dynamic city of Seattle, home to some of the nation’s leading hi-tech companies, a thriving cultural arts scene, and major professional sports teams.
When you request more information below, you’ll be on your way to discovering the waterfront lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest at Port Ludlow.
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Cresswind at PGA Village Verano is a 55+ gated neighborhood within the gates of PGA Village Verano. This age-restricted neighborhood features eighteen unique floorplans. Cresswind neighbors enjoy access to Club Talavera’s amenities including a 27,000 sq. ft. Social Center and 13,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center, as well as its own neighborhood pool and pool house. The social clubs and full-time Lifestyle Director make it easy to try new activities along with meeting your neighbors and lifelong friends.
PGA Village Verano neighbors the PGA Golf Club that includes three championship courses. Also, Cresswind homeowners have access to the PGA Village Verano Pickleball Center designed with 27 pickleball courts, the largest private pickleball complex in South Florida. Cresswind’s groundbreaking approach to home building ensures solid construction and maximum comfort with the least amount of worry possible. You’ll find quality brands adorning each model, with options to keep your home customized and complete. Ten designer-decorated model homes open daily.
The Riviera Maya is a dream vacation for many people, but for Anah Tulum owners, it’s an everyday reality. Sitting on nearly 5 acres of Mayan jungle abutting the sparkling Caribbean Sea, Anah Tulum Bahia Principe is a beautiful resort-style gated community that will sweep you away to paradise.
Located within the Bahia Principe Hotel & Residential Complex, Anah Tulum offers exclusivity and security in a luxurious and elegant atmosphere, allowing you to enjoy resort living at its best.
The townhomes that make up the Anah Tulum community are carefully designed for existing in harmony with their surroundings. Picture windows, sliding glass doors, patios, and plunge pools allow Mother Nature to be the incredible backdrop to life in the luxury townhomes. Inside, the modern design, with marble finishes and spacious rooms, takes advantage of the abundant natural light.
Being an owner at Anah Tulum comes with the services and infrastructure of the Bahia Principe Hotel & Residential Complex. In addition to a vacation rental program, an on-call doctor, and free transportation throughout the larger complex, residents can utilize all the amenities available to resort guests. A nearly mile-long beach, multiple pools and gyms, facilities for tennis, basketball, and soccer, and 27 holes of golf designed by Robert Trent Jones II will keep you outdoors and active. Over a dozen international restaurants and twenty bars provide plenty of options when you feel like indulging.
Just over an hour south of Cancun International Airport, living in Anah Tulum provides you with the opportunity to enjoy the stunning Riviera Maya with the convenience of luxury resort living. With fewer than a dozen townhomes left, be bold and take advantage of our special offer, exclusively for the ideal-LIVING community.
Cresswind Charlotte is a luxury age-55+ community that is ideal for active adults and retirees who seek a private retreat that’s still convenient to uptown attractions.
Kolter Homes brings its national reputation for building top-quality, energy-efficient residences to Cresswind Charlotte. Here you’ll find customizable single-family homes with 11 distinctive floor plans from which to choose, with two or three bedrooms and two-car garages. Designer models and a choice selection of move-in-ready homes are available for live or virtual tours.
Club Cresswind is the heart of community life at Cresswind Charlotte, where the full-time activity director schedules weekly events and interest club meetings that keep everyone engaged. The fully-equipped fitness center features yoga and aerobics studios, while the indoor pool has lap lanes and a spa. Just outside is the resort-style pool, sports courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball, and trailheads for walking paths that meander throughout the 370-acre woodland property.
Just beyond the Cresswind Charlotte entranceway are grocery stores, restaurants, and the Novant Health Mint Hill medical complex. Cultural arts centers and entertainment attractions in Uptown Charlotte are only a 25-minute drive away. Additional options include day trips to national forest hiking trails and cozy weekend getaways to nearby mountain ski resorts.
When you request more information below, you’ll be on your way to a healthier and happier lifestyle at Cresswind Charlotte.
At Cadence at Lansdowne, you’ll discover a new spacious and stylish villa home from a trusted builder and an amenity-rich 55+ lifestyle in the well-established Lansdowne area. Enjoy a close-knit community nestled within a bustling urban hub close to everything you want and need without leaving Northern Virginia. A low-maintenance lifestyle leaves plenty of time to enjoy all the attractions that make Lansdowne a golf, retail, and resort destination. And you’ll be close to family, friends and everything you know and love!
Brookfield Residential delivers the latest style trends and innovative home design elements you desire most. Floorplans have been designed to maximize your lifestyle, easy single-level living, and a low-maintenance lifestyle. Our experienced team will guide you through the personalization process that’s included in every Brookfield Residential home. Our Empower collection of innovative features will enhance each step of your new home experience.
Amenities at Candence at Lansdowne include a dog park, walking trails, picnic and grilling pavilion, pickleball and multi-sport court, and community amphitheater.
K. Hovnanian’s ® Four Seasons at Kent Island is an active lifestyle community offering waterfront living with new single family homes and luxury elevator condominiums. After decades of anticipation, this community is finally open—and homes are selling fast. Set along the banks of Maryland’s Chester River and Macum Creek, Kent Island offers stunning views and a wealth of outdoor recreation, from a canoe and kayak launch to in-community trail system, connected to the popular Cross Island Trail.
There’s even more shopping, dining and recreation to explore in nearby Washington, DC, Baltimore and Annapolis, MD. Future amenities at the waterfront Chester House clubhouse include indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and a 450-foot in-community pier overlooking the Chester River. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime new home opportunity. Schedule a tour of five fully decorated single family model homes today! Condo models are coming in 2019! K. Hovnanian’s ® Four Seasons at Kent Island is an active lifestyle community offering waterfront living with new single family homes and luxury elevator condominiums. After decades of anticipation, this community is finally open—and homes are selling fast. Set along the banks of Maryland’s Chester River and Macum Creek, Kent Island offers stunning views and a wealth of outdoor recreation, from a canoe and kayak launch to in-community trail system, connected to the popular Cross Island Trail.
On the North Carolina’s Inner Banks is a golf and marina community with a lifestyle like no other! Albemarle Plantation is perched between historic Edenton and Elizabeth City, NC, it’s an easy drive to any major city along the coast going north or south. With easy access to Tidewater Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, you will experience small town charm and big city culture at its finest. Spend days honing your game on the greens, charting a course to boating adventures and bountiful fishing or simply enjoying life amid the tranquil environment that surrounds you.
The broad blue waters of Albemarle can be right outside your door. You can put your boat in the slip and be on the Dan Maples designed golf course in minutes. Every amenity you would expect from a private waterfront community is here. All amenities are complete and owned “debt free” by the Property Owner’s Association. Homesites range from $32,500 to $425,000; Homes start at $299,900.
WaterSong offers a truly unique take on active 55+ living. As a charmingly styled and self-contained neighborhood, WaterSong is designed in harmony with the rest of master-planned RiverTown. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind setting on the banks of the St. Johns River, with gently lapping waves and ancient oaks beckoning you for a kayak ride, pier fishing session or amphitheater concert.
Two separate amenity complexes — RiverHouse and RiverClub — offer fitness, dining, social and recreational options, with pools, playgrounds, parks and trails galore. WaterSong also has its own exclusive, resort-style amenity center featuring a fitness center, social room, pool, hot tub, fire put, pickleball court, events lawn and more — plus a full-time activities director to lead the fun.
Within this gated, low-maintenance community, you can choose from thoughtfully designed villas or single-family homes. Our splendid variety of exterior styles and convenient features make everyday living more spacious, stylish and fun.
Plan your biking community visit
Don’t forget your helmet. The next step is to plan a visit to some biking retirement communities to get a feel for them. Several communities offer tours or will arrange for you to stay nearby to check it out. The best part about visiting? You can plan some morning rides while you’re there.