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Guide to the Top 55+ Senior Living Communities

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 Senior Living

Residents of 55+ senior 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

Wildlight

Wildlight, FL
Homes from the $300s - $700s

A new kind of Lowcountry Living

You might say that Wildlight is where the beachy vibe of Amelia Island and the culture of Jacksonville meet in the middle—with each destination a mere 25 minutes in either direction. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a community that focuses on both walkability and wellness—where a short stroll or bike ride can lead you to your favorite ice cream shop, burger spot (and soon a Publix supermarket). And a UF Health and YMCA are right in the neighborhood.

Soon, we’ll be introducing Del Webb Wildlight, a special place within this unique community for residents 55+. This gated neighborhood will feature luxury single-story, low-maintenance homes starting in the $200s, along with a dedicated clubhouse, private resort-style pool and more.

A town, in nature

You’ll find that what has been preserved at Wildlight is every bit as important to the community as what has been developed. Miles of scenic nature trails wind through neighborhoods and take you into the town center. And nearly 350 acres of the community has been set aside for permanent conservation—with wetlands, parks and trails putting the great outdoors steps from your front door.

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55+ Community in Charlotte NC | Cresswind Wesley Chapel | Active Adult

Cresswind Wesley Chapel

Unionville, NC
Single-Family Homes from $400k - $500k

Cresswind Wesley Chapel is the Charlotte Area’s newest active adult community. This gated 55+ community will feature an array of new single-family homes specifically designed for active adults. The community offers a collection of unique Move-In Ready homes and 2- to 4-Bedroom floorplans with hundreds of available structural and design options to help you build the ideal home to fit your lifestyle and needs. With a full-time Lifestyle Director and a wide range of resort-style amenities, classes, and social clubs based around residents’ interests, our award-winning lifestyle program has been designed to help you live better, longer.

The Wesley Chapel area is one of the top-rated suburbs in Greater Charlotte, offering a relaxed, natural feel with a blend of modern conveniences and country charm. Located roughly 40 minutes from Charlotte City Center, Cresswind Wesley Chapel provides its residents with easy access to the Village of Wesley Chapel, Weddington, Waxhaw, SouthPark, Charlotte International Airport, Uptown, and the many attractions that consistently rank the Queen City region among the nation’s top retirement destinations.

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

Ave Maria

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

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

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

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

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Gated Community in Kissimmee FL | Solivita | Homes from $200K

Solivita

Kissimmee, FL
New Homes from $426,995. Resales from mid $200K.

Welcome to award winning Solivita, which we believe is the premier 55+ Active Adult community in Central Florida.

It is located less than 40 minutes to Disney & the other attractions and the Orlando International Airport.

Solivita is located on 4300 acres with most homes built on conservation, pond or golf course lots.

Taylor Morrison is the home builder and offers 10 beautify appointed home designs on display in their model home center, with prices currently ranging from only $426,995.

Community amenities include:
* a Guard Gated Entrance,
* 2 championship 18 hole golf courses,
* community village with 3 restaurants, entertainment center, fitness center, pharmacy, business center,
* 2 clubhouses, 14 indoor & outdoor community pools,
* softball, tennis, bocce, pickleball & shuffleboard,
* over 250 clubs and hundreds of cultural and social events, so there is something for everyone.

We can represent you on your purchase of a new construction or resale home, call us to arrange your community tour and learn of everything that Solivita has to offer.

If you are selling your Solivita home, ask about our Equity Saver Marketing Program which will save you more of your equity on the sale of your home & sell your home faster than the market average.

Call us at 407-614-4570 for more details or arrange your community tour.

We look forward to assisting you with your move to this awesome community.

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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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Low Maintenance Homes Clarksburg MD | Cabin Branch | 55+

The Village at Cabin Branch

Clarksburg, MD
Main Level Villa Homes from the upper $400K

Stanley Martin Homes at Cabin Branch gives you the opportunity to live in a low-maintenance new home in an outstanding location close to everything you already know and love in and around Clarksburg, Maryland. Cabin Branch offers new construction single-family villas tucked off I-270 across from the Clarksburg Premium Outlets. This new neighborhood offers an array of distinctive, new villa home designs with all the modern-day features you will love including open-concept floorplans, main-level living, dedicated work-from-home spaces and outdoor living options; all conveniently located in a prime Montgomery County location.

This new neighborhood offers single-family villas for active adults 55 and older. Our villa homes feature a single story or story and a half home design with the owner’s suite on the main level. Our villas are attached with 2 or more homes in each row. Inside, villas live like a single-family home. At Cabin Branch you will have quick access to dining, shopping and entertainment, as well as the convenience of living close to friends and family in and near Montgomery County, so you can spend more time with those that matter most.

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