Guide to 55+ Communities in Florida



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Guide to 55+ Communities in Florida

Retirees and seniors who prefer an active lifestyle may want to consider 55+ communities. With resort amenities such as golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools and social clubs, the biggest problem residents may face is fitting all this fun into the daily schedule. These communities are a great place to make new friends who share your desire to be active and social in retirement.

Resort Living

Residents of 55+ living communities enjoy a resort lifestyle every day. Clubhouses with spa and fitness facilities are available for daily use. Onsite restaurants and bars give residents a night on the town without having to leave their neighborhood. 

Houses within these communities provide a mix of comfort and luxury. Generally, these single-family homes can be updated and customized. Newly constructed houses are outfitted with energy-efficient appliances. In some communities, landscaping and lawn care are also included in HOA dues so residents don’t have to spend hours trimming the lawn and shrubs.

Common areas within the neighborhood are also maintained. Residents will find manicured lawns, clean clubhouses, and trimmed pathways.

Safety and Privacy

Entry gates allow only residents and their guests into the neighborhood. There may also be extra security systems or patrolling units that make sure streets are safe.

Active Social Calendars

Holiday parties, themed dinners, golf tournaments, and tennis mixers are just a few events that are often on the calendar. Clubs for special interests, such as gardening and woodworking, are available so like-minded residents can gather and share their love for their hobbies.

Sample Communities to Discover

Waterset by Newland

Tampa, FL
Homes from the $400s

Waterset by Newland is a master-planned community located in Apollo Beach, just 16 miles south of downtown Tampa. Our community features new homes from six amazing homebuilders in a variety of sizes and styles. Plus, a brand-new 55+, low-maintenance neighborhood is coming soon.

With a range of amenities, including 12 miles of trails, multiple resort-style pools, 10+ parks, clubhouses, fitness centers, sports courts, and more, no two days feel the same. And community events throughout the year make it easy to make new friends and experience the welcoming nature of our residents. Our vibrant, inclusive way of life makes this a one-of-a-kind community where everyone feels right at home.

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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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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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