Explore Florida’s Best Communities

Oh, Florida: Sunshine, sea, and plenty to see and do. Florida might be known as the go-to retirement state, but there’s a reason for it. Why not spend the best years of your life in an incredible place to live? Read on for why people relocate and retire in Florida to learn if it might be the right place for you.

Why live in a Florida community?

Florida is famous as a beach destination and a retirement location—but it’s more than meets the eye. Florida offers unbeatable nature access, year-round short-sleeve weather, and a pace of living that’s comfortable and accessible for families and retirees alike.

What are the benefits of living in Florida?

There are many reasons people choose to relocate to or retire in Florida. For one, the cost of living is hard to beat. There’s no state income tax, and property prices are notably reasonable.

    • Relaxed pace of life: Florida isn’t an island, but it’s a-okay to operate on island time here. The sunshine and friendly demeanor of Floridians means that you’re free to take your time, enjoy yourself, and live life in the present.
    • Warm weather: Sunshine is abundant in Florida, so no matter what city you choose, you’re sure to get your dose of Vitamin D and feel comfortable, all year long. No snow shovels in sight, no heavy jackets and gloves. Just you and mild weather.
  • Low taxes and cost of living: Florida has no state income tax, which is a major draw for many who are relocating here. But beyond taxes, Florida is also known for a low and reasonable cost of living.
  • Entertainment and arts: Hello, Disney World! Of course, there’s much more to the state than “The Most Magical Place On Earth.” Florida is filled with entertainment for all ages. Visit Art Basel in Miami each year to see fine art from around the world. Attend concerts outside. See art deco design speckled throughout town. Florida isn’t short on vibrant color and fun.
  • Outdoor activities: Florida’s coastlines provide opportunity for endless water activity—and the views aren’t bad either. Go kayaking at first light in Naples, stroll along the beach in the Keys, or take a hike while spotting wildlife in the Everglades.
  • National and state parks: Speaking of the Everglades, Florida is home to many national and state parks. Have you visited Dry Tortugas National Park, the only national park made mostly of water? Or lounged on the white sandy beaches of Key Biscayne? These destinations, which many consider once-in-a-lifetime vacations, are a long weekend for Florida residents.

Ready to live the Florida lifestyle?

There are so many communities to choose from in Florida—but don’t let the options intimidate you in your search. Browse the options below to learn more and get a taste of what Florida communities have to offer. You might opt for a larger city like Orlando or Miami, or you could choose a smaller location like Venice or Pembroke Pines.

When you see some Florida communities that look interesting to you, use the information request form to contact a local expert from each. You can ask questions about the community, chat with someone living there, and get a feel for the lifestyle. You can even get the nitty gritty details, like nearby health care facilities, clubs and activities offered, and other details a local real estate representative can help you with.

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Villages of Citrus Hills

Hernando, FL
Homes from mid $400K - $1.5M

Terra Vista is Florida’s premier master-planned community featuring incredible resort-style retirement living just minutes from the spectacular Gulf Coast. This amenity-rich community is set in unique surroundings characterized by rolling hills, towering oaks, and moderating Gulf breezes.

The Villages of Citrus Hills stands as a truly unique departure from the traditional Florida lifestyle experience. Citrus Hills is amenity-rich, resort- style living, at its finest. The community is set in unique surroundings characterized by rolling hills, with an elevation up to 260 feet, towering oaks, and incredible landscaping. While one of the highest elevations in Florida the community is just miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Terra Vista at Citrus Hills offers a beautiful selection of customizable, single-family homes with a wide variety of world-class amenities just minutes from your door including: championship golf, first-class tennis, private dining and a spectacular spa and fitness complex.

At Citrus Hills you’ll discover Skyview, the region’s most elaborate country club, along with two other challenging 18-hole golf courses, two tennis centers, private restaurants and a 50,000-square- foot Spa and Fitness Center. Best of all Citrus Hills blends suburban charm with easy access to cosmopolitan Tampa Bay, Orlando and Ocala, so you are close to everything you want, yet far enough away from what you don’t want.

The Villages of Citrus Hills offers customizable single-family homes and detached villas from $360,000 – $1.5 million in a choice of beautiful neighborhoods designed to accommodate a wide variety of tastes and needs.

The Villages of Citrus Hills unquestionably is one of the Southeast’s most exciting resort-lifestyle opportunities. You must see it to believe it.

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Golf course bunker and clubhouse at sunset at Amelia National Golf and Country Club in Fernadina Beach, Florida
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Amelia National Golf and Country Club

Fernandina Beach, FL
Homes: $340.9K - $562.9K

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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Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club | Florida Golf Communities | Ormond
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Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club

Ormond Beach, FL
Townhomes & Villas from $200K, Single-Family Homes from the $300K, Estate Homes from $700K

A Place to Call Home.

You owe it to yourself to explore Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club in the charming seaside town of Ormond Beach, Florida. Plantation Bay is a private, guard gated community conveniently located close to area attractions like shopping, restaurants and historic St. Augustine, while still offering you tranquil isolation when you want to “get away”.

Sparkling facilities take this prestigious community to luxurious new heights. Two clubhouses, a magnificent 7,000 square-foot Spa and Fitness Center, along with lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, pickle ball courts, walking and biking trails, and 2.5 championship golf courses make it the perfect place to play and get pampered.

  • Manned, Gated Roving Patrol
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • 45 Holes of Private Golf
  • Low Initiation Fee
  • Practice Facilities & Pro Shop
  • On Staff Golf Pro’s
  • Use Your Own Golf Cart
  • Lighted Tennis Courts
  • On Staff Tennis Pro
  • Dedicated Pickleball Courts
  • 2 Clubhouses with Full Bar
  • Community Pools
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center & Spa
  • Homes with Golf & Preserve Views

Location, Location, Location

Plantation Bay is located in sunny East Central Florida in the charming seaside town of Ormond Beach, thirty minutes south of St. Augustine and twenty minutes north of Daytona Beach, just off Interstate 95 at exit 278.

Only twenty minutes south, the Daytona Beach International Airport is home of three exquisite airlines with direct flights to Charlotte, Atlanta and New York. We can also be reached nearby at the Jacksonville International Airport and the Orlando International Airport.

Just a twenty minute drive is the world famous Daytona International Speedway home of the Daytona 500. Head a quick one hour and twenty minutes west to Walt Disney World, or simply drive ten minutes to the surrounding beaches.

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in 2013 and only twenty minutes from Plantation Bay is the Florida Hospital at Flagler located in Palm Coast.

Homes that Meet Your Exact Needs

Whether you’re a family who needs to grow, considering retirement, empty nesters who want to live where you play, or you want a vacation home to call your own, Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club offers a wide array of new home designs in Ormond Beach, FL. Plantation Bay offers a wide variety of homes from low maintenance townhomes and golf villas to single-family homes and custom luxury estate homes. With all our choices, there is something perfectly suited to your personal style at exactly the investment range you want from the $200s to over a million.

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 is easy and surprisingly affordable.

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Luxury Living in Ormond by the Sea FL | Verona Oceanside

Verona Oceanside

Ormond by the Sea, FL
Custom Single Family Homes from $500K

Verona Oceanside offers beachside luxury and community living. This sought-after development off A1A will feature custom single-family homes and townhomes with direct ocean access. Verona will offer an all-new set of casual lifestyle floor plans for this exciting community accentuating outdoor living with front and back porches, an abundance of windows and plenty of open spaces.

Located near a historic WW II Watchtower on A1A in beautiful Ormond by the Sea, enjoy the beach lifestyle without sacrificing the convenience. Quaint shopping and dining are located along A1A with spectacular views, with Verona’s close proximity to Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach, travel just 5 miles to the bridge to find all your favorite stores and restaurants.

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Cresswind at PGA Village Verano

Port St. Lucie, FL
Homes from $300K to $500K

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.

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Active Adult Community Westlake FL | Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake

Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake

Westlake, FL
Homes from $300K to $500K

Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake is an age-55+ community for active adults and retirees who want to enjoy a healthy lifestyle in one of Florida’s most prestigious locations.

The Kolter Homes at Cresswind Palm Beach offer customizable designs in a variety of choices with two to four bedrooms and two-car garages. The single-level options with distinctive floor plans range in size from 2,100 to more than 4,000 total square feet of living space. All feature energy-saving air-conditioning systems and appliances.

The amenities at Cresswind Palm Beach are designed to promote an active lifestyle for better all-around health. Outdoor facilities include a resort-style pool with sundeck, a resistance pool and spa, and sports courts for pickleball, tennis, and bocce ball. Wide walkways for sunny strolls include stops at two community dog parks and the event lawn. Inside the private clubhouse, you’ll find a complete fitness center with cardio-workout equipment and yoga classes, an art studio, and an activity director who organizes social activities and interest clubs that strengthen community connections.

Located between Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens, Cresswind Palm Beach residents have easy access to the Westlake Adventure Park, as well as local markets, restaurants, and medical clinics. Beautiful Florida beaches, nature preserves, state parks, and championship golf courses are all nearby, along with the popular cultural attractions and upscale shops of West Palm Beach.

Requesting more information below is your first step towards enjoying the sunny Florida lifestyle offered by Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake.

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55+ Community in Sun City Center FL | The Preserve at La Paloma | Coast

The Preserve at La Paloma

Sun City Center, FL
Attached villas and single-family homes - Pricing coming soon

Coming early 2022, The Preserve at La Paloma is the perfect place to relax or play in year-round sun, leaving cold winters behind. Move to the climate that never comes between you and a round of golf — and where your snow shovel will never be needed again.

This exclusive 55+ enclave of just 104 homesites is ideally situated in vibrant Sun City Center, Florida. It’s a securely gated community with lawn maintenance included where you can enjoy resort-style amenities like pool, spa, clubhouse, pickleball and more. Residents can choose from Mattamy Homes’ collection of versatile, space-efficient single-family or attached villa floorplans. Each design offers style and convenience via flowing space and useful features.

The Preserve is near a thriving, golf cart-friendly town full of social activities, conveniences, dining, shopping and medical care. Nearby highways lead to more adventure. Spend weekends exploring award-winning beaches, the arts of Sarasota and the championship sports action of Tampa — plus all the cultural, culinary and recreational delights in between.

This community will begin sales in early 2022! Join Mattamy’s Community Insider list to receive the latest updates.

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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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Master Planned Community Sarasota FL | Palmer Ranch

Palmer Ranch – Sarasota

Siesta Key, FL
Condos, Villas, Single Family Homes and Estates from $300K to over $15M.

You will find an abundance of recreational activities, beautiful country club living, well kept tree-lined neighborhoods, and the top-ranked beach in the U.S.A, Siesta Key, make the Sarasota area, Palmer Ranch, Lakewood Ranch, and the barrier islands of Siesta Key, Longboat Key, and Lido Key some of the finest retirement destinations anywhere in the country. Palmer Ranch is Sarasota’s largest master-planned community and is just a short 10-15 minute drive from white sand beaches, water activities such as fishing or boating, the beautiful theaters, and the cozy downtown area with many fantastic restaurants to choose from. We have several major league spring training sites in the area, and professional football and hockey just a short 45 drive up the freeway in nearby Tampa. Lakewood Ranch is the #1 rated master-planned community in the U.S.A. and is just 20-25 minutes from all of the Sarasota area’s best attractions, beaches and the Sarasota/Bradenton International airport. Palmer Ranch and Lakewood Ranch provide buyers with many unique neighborhoods to choose from, with a wide range of lifestyle choices, from maintenance-free villas to condominiums to elaborate country club estates and beautiful single-family homes, all nestled into the natural Florida landscape. Numerous scenic parks, bike, and walking trails, and the Legacy Trail, a nature-based 10-mile trail system, invite residents to the outdoors.

When considering where to retire, not only does the Sarasota area offer a year-round active lifestyle, best-in-class medical facilities, and easy accessibility via international airports; it is rich in lifestyle diversity, green spaces, and the smell of the ocean in the air. Come explore Sarasota with us, there is something here for everyone to love to come home to.

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Parkland

Parkland, FL
Homes starting from the Upper $600s.

Welcome to K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Parkland, a new active adult 55+ community in South Florida offering 14 unique ranch-style home designs. Enjoy an all-inclusive, resort-at-home lifestyle with access to countless amenities and activities.

Residents can take advantage of the community’s 24,000 sq-ft. clubhouse, fondly known as The Club, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center, multiple rooms for cards, billiards, and ping-pong, and full-size ballroom for events, complete with a catering kitchen.

Located in sunny Parkland, Florida, residents can also enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Take a dip in the tropical beach-entry pool or experience the heated spa. Get a great session of exercise on one of five lighted tennis courts and three pickleball courts. Plus, with a full-time lifestyle director on-site, there are always social events and outings so you can get to know your neighbors and enjoy the fun together. Experience the best of active adult 55+ living together with South Florida’s natural beauty.

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55+ Community Lakewood Ranch FL | Cresswind Lakewood Ranch

Cresswind Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, FL
Homes from $300K to $600K

Whether you’re retiring or continuing to work remotely, Cresswind Lakewood Ranch is an age-55+ community for active adults who want to live and play in southwest Florida’s most enticing location.

Cresswind Lakewood Ranch is a gated community with its own private clubhouse that includes the Cresswind SmartFIT Training Center with cardio studio, a lounge, a game room, and an arts & crafts studio. The community activity director organizes interest club meetings and social events. Outdoor exercise can be enjoyed in the resort-style, resistance, and spa pools or on the pickleball, tennis, and bocce ball courts.

In addition, Cresswind residents have access to all of the amenities and services in the surrounding Lakewood Ranch master-planned community, including golf courses, a polo club, village centers with shops, restaurants, and medical offices, and so much more.

New single-family residences by Kolter Homes in Cresswind Lakewood Ranch offer luxurious style in 20 different models that range from just over 2,100 to more than 4,400 total square feet of living space. All of the designs have spacious great rooms for entertaining and two-car-garages, while many can be customized to add a bedroom or home office.

In addition to the convenient Lakewood Ranch amenities, Cresswind residents have access to all of the top-rated medical centers, cultural attractions, fine-dining restaurants, and year-round festival events in the nearby Sarasota-Bradenton area. The region’s finest Gulf Coast beaches are just a short drive away.

Request more information below and discover why Cresswind Lakewood Ranch may be the ideal Florida destination for you.

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Plantation at Leesburg

Leesburg, FL
Homes from $150K to $400K

Orlando Realty Solutions welcomes you to award winning Plantation at Leesburg, which we believe is one of the premier 55 + Active Adult communities in Central Florida. We can also assist you with a new build or resale purchase in any Central Florida 55 + community, including the ones mentioned below.

Plantation at Leesburg is located in the hills of Leesburg. This region of Florida is known for its geological ridge providing hills covered in ancient oak trees, combined with massive lakes nestled in-between small historic towns such as Leesburg, Tavares, Mount Dora & Clermont. Residents of this area enjoy small town festivals and year-round community events, as well as the family owned and operated organic Bountiful Farm and Bistro in nearby Okahumpka or the Rose Plantation Restaurant in Fruitland Park.

Lakewood Development was the builder of Plantation at Leesburg and took special care to leave residents with numerous grand oak trees giving this 24 hour guard gated community a beautiful and relaxed southern appeal. Home owners utilize wide golf cart paths to enjoy any one of the three staffed clubhouses with heated pools, two fitness centers, two championship golf courses or to visit the onsite Oaks at Plantation restaurant.

Orlando Realty Solutions can represent you on your purchase of a new construction home, so let us arrange your Discovery Days visit to tour the community and learn of everything that Plantation at Leesburg has to offer.

We also can assist with your purchase or sale of a resale home and offer property management and rental services.

Orlando Realty Solutions offers assistance with many communities in the central Florida region, please contact us for more information on great communities such as Royal Highlands, Kings Ridge, Lakes at Mt. Dora, Legacy of Leesburg, Esplanade at Highland Ranch, On Top of the World, Solivita, Four Seasons at Orlando, Twin Lakes, Del Webb Orlando, Del Webb Stone Creek, Del Webb Sunbridge, Latitude Margaritaville, and many more. Let us help you find your ideal home today!

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Orlando

Kissimmee, FL
Homes from the lower $300s to upper $400s.

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Orlando is a 55+ community in Kissimmee, Florida. This active adult community is situated within the 600-acre Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, offering a championship golf course, recreation, and an array of amenities and activities.

Residents of K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Orlando enjoy exclusive amenities and resort-style living year-round. Planned amenities include a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse with swimming pool, fitness center, a card room, arts & crafts room and more. There are plenty of ways to stay active outdoors, with an abundance of sidewalks for walking,, tennis and pickleball courts.

This ideal location offers easy access to major roadways, shopping, dining, theme parks, and the entertainment attractions of Orlando. Everyday conveniences such as grocery stores, cafes, and healthcare facilities are just down the street in the prestigious town of Celebration. Homebuyers may select from 8 low-maintenance home designs with up to 2,328 square feet.

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Naples Estates | Active Adult Living Naples FL | 55+ Community | Mobile Homes

Naples Estates

Naples, FL
Beautiful new homes starting in the high $100K

Naples Estates 55+ Retirement Community is the area’s premier home community for active adults. Our new Resort Style Clubhouse features a grand ballroom with concert staging, a dance floor and catering kitchen to host your large events. The clubhouse also features rooms for arts and crafts, ceramics and stained glass classes complete with a kiln. A Billiard room with four championship size tables, separate card room and well-equipped fitness center help you for you to stay fit and build new friendships.

Our activity center is just as exciting as the ballroom with a new resort-style pool and therapy spa, adjoining party pavilion, bandstand and dance floor. A mini-golf course and shuffleboard courts are next door ensuring you always have something fun to enjoy.

A multitude of floor plans are available that range from simple to elaborate offering features like raised ceilings, fully equipped kitchens, walk-in closets and a large covered front porch. Our manufactured homes are also rated for Wind Zone 3 giving you more peace of mind.

Contact Howard or Betty to learn more.

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Realtors in the Florida Area | Live Sarasota | Team Rothschild

Live Sarasota

Lakewood Ranch, FL

With over 30 years of combined experience, Irv and Leslie Rothschild of LiveSarasota are the experts on finding real estate that fits your needs and price range in the Sarasota area.

Fantastic weather year-round, thriving culture, and beautiful beaches all make the Sarasota area one of the hottest real estate markets in the country with homebuyers of all ages.

Lakewood Ranch, a sprawling master-planned community just outside of Sarasota proper, is the selling community in the country. It truly offers everything you could possibly need, from schools and medical centers to multiple country clubs and a busy Main Street district.

The LiveSarasota team can show you different homes and builders in Lakewood Ranch, or even expand your horizons elsewhere across the greater Sarasota area.

As far as things to do, the city itself has something for everyone. Art lovers will fall for the beautiful Ringling Museum of Art, with Rubens, Velazquez, Bernini, and more pieces. Both the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature and the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium fill science enthusiasts with wonder. Theater and music are alive at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Players Centre, and the near dozen other venues and theaters across the city. Innumerable culinary experiences will start your night on the town right or end your day at the beach on a high note.

It’s clear why Sarasota continues to draw new residents every year. As buyer’s agents, Irv and Leslie Rothschild and the team at LiveSarasota aim to make finding your dream home an easy and enjoyable process.

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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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Windward at Lakewood Ranch

Sarasota, FL
Paired villas from the high $200K and single-family homes from the low $300K

Windward at Lakewood Ranch is a southwest Florida community for retirees, remote workers, and growing families who want a complete list of premier lifestyle amenities.

Windward’s British West Indies design theme is highlighted by palm trees and lush landscaping. The neighborhoods at Windward offer a variety of home models that start with single-level villas featuring two bedrooms, two full baths, and two-car garages. If you need more room, three distinctive series of single-family homes offer three or four bedrooms in customizable floor plans of more than 2,900 square feet of living space.

The heart of community life is the residents-only Windward Clubhouse, where the full-time activities director organizes interest clubs and social events. The facility also includes a complete fitness center, a resort-style pool, and a separate pool for the kids with an adjacent playground. Eight pickleball courts, two tennis courts, two dog parks, sports fields, and walking trails are all part of the active Windward lifestyle.

In addition to those private neighborhood amenities, Windward residents have access to everything else that the 33,000-acre Lakewood Ranch master-planned community has to offer. Town centers with shops, restaurants and medical services, golf courses, a sports campus, a polo club, and more than 150 miles of hiking/biking paths give residents plenty of active-lifestyle amenities on the property. The nearby towns of Sarasota and Bradenton offer art galleries, live performance venues, and community festivals, while beautiful Gulf Coast beaches are just 20 miles to the west.

Request more information below to discover your Florida destination for the good life in Windward at Lakewood Ranch.

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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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Latitude Margaritaville Daytona | Florida Coastal Living | 55+ | Active Adult

Latitude Margaritaville Daytona

Daytona Beach, FL
Homes starting at the mid-$200s.

With 23 miles of sun-soaked shoreline and endless entertainment, Daytona Beach is a place where every day feels like an escape. Now you can claim a piece of paradise at Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach, the 55-and-better community where fun and relaxation meet.

Just seven miles from the shore, Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach is a master planned community that allows you to make the most of your time. Enjoy the cabanas at the expansive Paradise Pool, with a poolside bar and grill, or take the free shuttle to the private beach club, with front row seats to the Atlantic Ocean. At Latitude Town Center, you’ll find the fully outfitted fitness center, a relaxed restaurant and bar, a theater, and a bandshell in the middle of the town square, where live music and dancing is a fixture of the night life. And just outside the community gates is a 200,000-square-foot retail space for all your shopping needs.

There are three different home collections at Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach; the new construction, single-level cottages, villas, and single-family homes each come in a variety of floor plans to give you the space you’re looking for. Villas and single-family homes come with a large lanai, where you have the option of installing a pool, whereas cottages have porches that can be screened in.

Life in Daytona Beach is as vibrant and fun as the residents at Latitude Margaritaville. The Daytona International Speedway keeps your adrenaline pumping, while the myriad of festivals, celebrating everything from art and music to motorcycles and Jeeps, create a real sense of community. At Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach, life is easy, neighbors are friends, and the party never ends.

Request more information below about the Change in Latitude Getaway package. Try before you buy and take your first step to life in paradise.

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Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, FL
Homes, Townhomes: $300K - $1M

There’s no better place than Lakewood Ranch to live the Florida lifestyle you’ve dreamed of.
Here, living healthy and well is as much about nourishing the body as it is the heart, mind and spirit. That’s why, in addition to incredible active recreation and best-in-class medical facilities, you’ll also find that access to nature, educational opportunities, community traditions and creative pursuits abound.

Our natural areas and common spaces connect to homes through trails and parks, that in turn connect to gathering areas like three town centers, a sports campus, Sarasota Polo Club and a farmers’ market.

And just beyond our backyard, you can enjoy the dynamic shopping district of University Town Center, Sarasota’s white sand beaches and arts scene, Tampa’s sport teams and entertainment, and quick access to four airports.

In fact, living at Lakewood Ranch offers so many of the elements believed to positively impact our wellbeing that it has been selected as the home for a landmark, multi-generational research initiative that will have global impact on brain health.

These are just some of the reasons why Ideal Living named Lakewood Ranch Best Health and Fitness Community, and why it is the country’s #1 best-selling community.

With more than 20 distinctive villages, Lakewood Ranch blends unique home choices with a community designed to support wellness in all aspects of life. New homes rrange include townhomes, attached villas, single-family homes and estates, with prices from the high $400s to over $1 million.

Come explore Florida’s favorite place to call home.
What to expect at The Ranch:
• More than 20 villages (2 are 55+)
• 3 town centers and multiple Publix-anchored neighborhood centers
• 150 miles of multi-surface trails
• 10,000+ acres of lakes, parks, and preserves
• 60+ clubs and groups
• Over 200 shops and eateries
• 8 community parks
• 162 holes of golf
• 32 courts for racquet sports
• A-rated schools & higher education campuses
• Sarasota Polo Club
• Farmers’ market
• Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club
• 22 fields at Premier Sports Campus

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Solivita – Taylor Morrison

Kissimmee, FL
Single-Family homesites and quick move-in homes from the low $200K - $300K

“Solivita” combines “sun” and “life”, the perfect name for this gated 55+ community in Kissimmee, Florida. The incomparable Solivita offers an exciting and unique active lifestyle filled with amenities, events and beautifully designed single-family residences, and is well-located with easy access to the many allures of Central Florida. Choose from a variety of open-concept floor plans to build your new home or browse the available quick move-in homes. Solivita offers single-family homes ranging in size from 1,364 – 2,929 square feet. Visit the Solivita Welcome Center, open 7 days per week, to tour the model homes and learn more about 55+ Living in Florida.

The highly praised golf-cart friendly community in Kissimmee, Florida has received an impressive variety of awards. Honors include a designation as one of America’s Best Master-Planned Communities for active adults by Where to Retire Magazine and has earned more than 70 design and community planning, environmental sustainability and other awards.

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Village Green Active 55+ Resort | Florida Thesman Community | Retire FL

Active 55+ Resort Village Green

St. Petersburg, FL

Affordable 55+ Luxury Living
Welcome to Village Green, where you’ll find luxury living at an affordable price. Village Green is an active 55+ adult community with a wide selection of pre-owned homes from the $30’s, a multi-million dollar clubhouse, a full-time Activities Director, friendly people, and the finest in resort amenities. Whether you’re looking for the best value in retirement, or simply a place to live life a little easier near the water, you’ll find it a Village Green. Visit us and see why so many of our residents say it’s like being on vacation all year long.

Village Green is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980.

Additional Amenities Include:
Full-Time Activities Director, Year-Round Activities, Fitness Center, Ballroom, Billiards, Arts and Crafts, Courtesy Shuttle Bus, Pet Park, and Bike to Bay.

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

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Shearwater

St. Augustine, FL
Single Family and Townhomes priced from the mid $200K to $600K

For retirees and families who want an active-lifestyle community in a perfect north Florida location, Shearwater offers choice amenities and homes near St. Augustine.

Shearwater’s Kayak Club is a lakeside gathering place for community residents, where you’ll find a full-time Lifestyle Director who organizes interest clubs and special events. Just outside is the unique swim-center complex with a resort-style lagoon, multi-lane lap pool, winding lazy river, and a three-story water slide tower. There are also four lighted Har-Tru clay tennis courts, including a stadium court for tournament play. Next door is the Fitness Lodge with state-of-the-art workout equipment and staff members who lead daily exercise classes. Kayak launches, community parks, and 15 miles of walking and biking trails give Shearwater residents even more healthy lifestyle choices.

Residential options at Shearwater include luxurious single-family homes and spacious townhomes by leading Florida builders like Lennar, David Weekly, and Dream Finders. Rental properties by 360 Communities are also available.

Located in St. Johns County on the north Florida coast, Shearwater is just minutes away from the area’s pristine beaches, championship golf courses, and all of the historic sites, restaurants, and shops of St. Augustine. A short drive north brings you to the city of Jacksonville, home to the region’s top-rated medical centers and premier cultural venues.

Request more information below and explore all that Shearwater offers to make the most of your new Florida lifestyle.

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55+ Homes Port St. Lucie FL | Telaro at Tradition | Active Adult

Telaro at Tradition

Port St. Lucie, FL
Single family homes and villas from $200K

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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Community in Florida with a Farm | Agrihood | Arden | Wellington FL

Arden

Wellington, FL
Single Family and Paired Villa Homes from the mid $300K - $900K

With a Palm Beach County location and a unique collection of lifestyle extras, retirees and families are finding a premier Florida residential destination at Arden.

Arden’s lakeside clubhouse is home to a state-of-the-art fitness center, meeting spaces for community clubs, a tea and coffee bar, and a multi-tier pool complex with fountains and a splash pad. Nearby is the community dock with ramps for launching kayaks, canoes, and electric-powered fishing boats. Tennis and pickleball courts, playing fields, an event lawn, and 20+ miles of walking and biking trails are among the outdoor recreation offerings. But Arden’s signature amenity is its unique “Agrihood,” a five-acre community garden for growing organic fruits and vegetables, plus a big red barn for community events and family gatherings.

Developed by Freehold Communities, Arden features customizable single-family homes and villas by leading Florida builders like Lennar, D.R. Horton, and Ryan Homes. All of the Arden neighborhoods have been planned to make a natural connection to healthy living, with contoured green spaces to enhance privacy and a wildlife refuge directly across the boulevard.

Just outside Arden’s gates are convenient grocery markets, retail stores, and restaurants. Resort golf courses and white-sand Atlantic beaches are also nearby, along with all of the first-class medical centers, schools, and cultural amenities that you’d expect in the heart of Palm Beach County.

Request more information about Arden and discover why this one-of-a-kind Florida community may be the perfect fit for your Sunshine State lifestyle.

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55+ Community near Jacksonville FL | WaterSong at RiverTown | Active

WaterSong at RiverTown

St. Johns, FL
New homes from $350K

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.

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Briarwood Active 55+ Resort near Daytona Beach FL | Coastal Luxury

Briarwood

Port Orange, FL
Homes Sales From $30K Rentals from $895.

Step into this active 55+ community just minutes from the beach in Port Orange, Florida and be amazed at how affordable a resort lifestyle can be! You?ll discover friendly people, luxury amenities and homes for sale and rent. Our community offers a year-round calendar of social events planned by our Activity Director, two beautiful clubhouses, heated pool, lake for fishing, and so much more. Briarwood 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

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Jimmy Buffett Inspired Community FL | Latitude Margaritaville Watersound

Latitude Margaritaville Watersound

Panama City Beach, FL
New Homes from the Mid $200K

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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Realtors in Southwest Florida | North River Ranch | Coastal FL

North River Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, FL
We provide exclusive Buyer Representation for Condos, Villas, Single Family Homes and Estates from $250k to $1M plus.

While most people think of sunsets, sandy beaches, waterfront views and golf courses when you mention Southwest Florida, this area on Florida’s Gulf Coast is also rich in lifestyle options. From walkable downtowns to active 55+ communities, from perfect seasonal retreats to full-time simple or luxury residences, our Florida Gulf Coast has something for everyone to love. There are unique elements that make this area special, and we can educate you on all the Lifestyle options and discover which neighborhoods and communities best match your interests.

North River Ranch is that special kind of place that is somewhere between big city living and a small-town sense of community. This is one of the latest and most exciting master-planned new home communities along Sarasota’s Gulf Coast, and has one of the most accessible zip codes in the area – 15 minutes from Lakewood Ranch, 15 minutes to boating water, 20 minutes to pristine beaches and a short scenic drive over the Skyway Bridge to everything Tampa Bay has to offer.

Use our extensive knowledge, world-class experience and connections to explore the Gulf Coast and make the next right move for you.

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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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