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Guide to the Top 55+ 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 Living

Residents of 55+ 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

Luxury Homes in Charlotte NC | The Courtyards at Mint Hill

The Courtyards at Mint Hill

Matthews, NC
Luxury single-level homes from the upper $300's

Now selling, The Courtyards at Mint Hill will feature 38 beautifully designed, luxury ranch homes in a 55+ active lifestyle Epcon Community in beautiful Mint Hill, North Carolina.

Offering the best of both worlds, the community will be nestled in a scenic location off Idlewild Road, just minutes from access to I-485, and 15 miles from all Uptown Charlotte has to offer. Homeowners at The Courtyards at Mint Hill will also enjoy private amenities, including the grand central garden, gazebo, and wonderful walking trails.

In addition to the allure of living in a brand new low-maintenance home and active community, Epcon homeowners are drawn to the signature private garden courtyards that are the distinctive focal point of every home we build. Each Epcon home is uniquely designed around the courtyard so that it can be enjoyed from just about any light-filled room.

We invite you to discover how you can live well every day in your new Epcon home at The Courtyards at Mint Hill.

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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 well over $15M.

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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55+ Community Lakewood Ranch FL | Cresswind Lakewood Ranch

Cresswind Lakewood Ranch

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

Cresswind Lakewood Ranch is a gated, 55+ active adult community located in Lakewood Ranch, the #1 multi-generational community in the nation. Cresswind features new homes designed for today’s active adults, an award-winning lifestyle program, resident-only amenities and wide walkways. Lakewood Ranch, located in the Sarasota/Bradenton area along Florida’s “Cultural Coast,” is known for its diverse mix of villages, vibrant people, exciting events, and natural beauty.

This pet-friendly community features a lakeside clubhouse overseen by a full-time lifestyle director with multi-purpose event and social spaces, Cresswind SmartFIT Training Center powered by EGYM, yoga studio, art studio with ceramics, game rooms, and various social clubs. Outdoor amenities include pickleball & tennis courts, dog parks, resistance & resort-style pools, sundeck, event plaza with food court truck, bocce, outdoor social areas and more. 10 designer-decorated model homes are available to tour.

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