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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

The Uplands 55+ Active Adult Community in Suncadia

Cle Elum, WA
Homes from $1.4M - $1.8M

Announcing a new way to live at Suncadia: The Uplands 55+. Exclusive to residents 55 and older, this new, private gated neighborhood will nestle high on a forested ridge overlooking the Cle Elum River valley. Creating the tight-knit feel of a private retreat — but with access to Suncadia’s resort amenities too.

The Uplands 55+ will be an intimate neighborhood of only 60 homes gathered around a private clubhouse, trails and a three-acre woodland meadow.

The community clubhouse will include indoor and outdoor gathering spaces including a pool, pickleball court and more. A large, protected meadow will provide another connection point for social events, nature walks and impromptu gatherings.

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Serenity Walk at Plainsboro

Plainsboro Township, NJ
Single-Family Homes

Serenity Walk at Plainsboro is a new active adult 55+ community in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey offering 52 single-family homes for sale with up to 2,772 sq. ft. of living space and first floor primary suites. Relax with convenient amenities at this low-maintenance lifestyle community. Each home is offered in one of our new interior design Looks – Classic, Farmhouse, Loft or Elements, for on-trend style in your new home.

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Cresswind at Lake Harris

Tavares, FL
TBD

Cresswind at Lake Harris is a new, 55+ community in Tavares, Florida. Located in “America’s Seaplane City”, this new Central Florida community is designed for active adults with resort-style amenities and convenient access to local shopping, dining and entertainment.

The community overlooks scenic Lake Harris and gives residents access to a variety of water activities and recreational opportunities. The resident-exclusive clubhouse will feature a state-of-the-art Cresswind SmartFIT Training Center powered by EGYM, art studio, event area, and several indoor and outdoor gathering spots. Additional amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis and pickleball courts, walking trails, and more.

As Kolter Homes’ third Cresswind active adult, new home community in the area, homebuyers can choose from various floorplans designed for optimal flexibility to create a home Built Around You. Cresswind at Lake Harris will feature collections of all-new floorplans designed specifically for today’s active adult. Kolter Homes offers dozens of structural options, so homebuyers have the ability to add bedrooms, expanded garages, fitness or study spaces, and more. Plus, choose from hundreds of personalization opportunities in the onsite Design Studio.

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Scenic Harbor

Lewes, DE
Single-Family Homes Starting From the $600s

Welcome to K Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Scenic Harbor, a new active adult 55+ community located at the Rehoboth Bay in Lewes, DE. Featuring beautiful single-family homes and low-maintenance, resort-style living with a luxurious clubhouse, situated on picturesque homesites.

At K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons Scenic Harbor, you can enjoy the company of people who have worked hard and now want to enjoy all that a luxury community has to offer. The low-maintenance lifestyle assures that your lawn care is out of your hands, keeping you free to spend time with friends at the clubhouse or at the nearby beaches. Just minutes from downtown Lewes with tax-free shopping, dining and entertainment, this 55+ active lifestyle community pairs everyday convenience with the serenity of a picturesque Delaware landscape.

Whether you’re heading downtown for dinner with friends or staying in to watch the sunset, at K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Scenic Harbor you’ll never run out of activities. The relationships that you make and the people you spend time with here will create memories for years to come.

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Hatteras Hills

Magnolia, DE
Single-Family Homes starting from the $300s

Welcome to K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Hatteras Hills, a new active adult 55+ community in Magnolia, DE, offering low-maintenance, resort-style living. Come enjoy the best that active living has to offer with spacious home designs & access to countless amenities. Each home is offered in one of our new interior design Looks: Loft, Farmhouse, Classic or Elements for on-trend style in your new home.

At K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Hatteras Hills, you can enjoy the 6,000 sq. ft. clubhouse that offers plenty of activities and amenities for all residents. With a sparking pool, pickleball courts, a fitness center, a gameroom and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. A low-maintenance lifestyle assures that your lawn care is out of your hands, keeping you free to spend time with friends at the clubhouse. Just a short drive to downtown Dover with tax-free shopping, dining, and entertainment, this 55+ active adult community offers everyday convenience together with the serenity of a picturesque
Delaware landscape.

Whether you’re heading downtown for dinner or staying in for a game of cards with friends, at K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Hatteras Hills you’ll never run out of activities. The relationships that you make and the people you spend time with here will create memories for years to come.

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Beach Cove

Sebastian, FL
New Homes starting at $179,900

Beach Cove is a sought-after manufactured home community in the warm, tropical town of Sebastian, Florida. Whether you’re looking for a second home to escape to when the winter temperatures hit, or you’re ready for a full-time change in scenery, Beach Cove is the perfect place for you. Our 55+ active community features luxury amenities right outside your home, not to mention the world-class golf courses and beaches that are nearby. At Beach Cove, our new, custom homes aren’t just beautiful, they’re affordable too.

Come discover some of the best of what the Sunshine State has to offer at Beach Cove.

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