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Guide to Active Adult Communities in Florida

Active adult communities are designed for retirees and working seniors who prefer a dynamic lifestyle in a fun, social environment. These master-planned communities offer resort-style amenities such as clubhouses and pools, as well as lively social and activity calendarsScreen Shot 2021-09-03 at 7.11.19 AM.png

While many active adult communities are age-restricted—which typically means that at least one member of the household must be 55 years or over—others welcome residents of all ages.

Homes Built for Comfort and Entertainment

Single-family, one-story homes are the norm in active adult communities. They can be customized to each household’s needs. Homes usually offer layouts and features that are standard in modern homes. Generally, master suites are complete with a spacious closet and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in tub. Newer homes also include office spaces for working seniors.

Houses in these neighborhoods are made for entertaining. Open living spaces, large patios, and screened porches make for ideal social gatherings. Visiting friends and family can stay overnight in the guest bedrooms.

Elevated Amenities for Residents

While many active adult communities operate independently, some are located within larger master-planned residential developments. Both types of communities offer exclusive amenities such as pools and clubhouses.

Workout facilities deliver classes and programs that cater to all fitness levels. Low-impact aerobics and yoga are some of the most popular programs offered.

Those who would rather be outdoors can take advantage of walking trails, parks, and picnic areas. Pickleball courts, tennis courts, and lawns for croquet and softball games are available for athletic residents to use.

Active adult communities may also include services that cannot be found in regular neighborhoods. Residents can walk to onsite restaurants, golf courses, and water features like lakes or ponds. For those who want services to come to them, hair stylists and physical therapists may be available on-call.

Hubs and Clubs for Various Interests

Activity directors help new residents connect with their neighbors. They organize clubs for community members of various interests such as gardening, cooking, and woodworking.

Residents can keep sharp by attending academic classes and visiting lectures in the community centers. Live concerts and film screenings will appeal to those who love performance arts.

Community service clubs are popular, too. Neighbors can organize charities, drives, and other public service events for the community at large.

Idyllic Communities in Ideal Locations

The best active adult communities are located near town or city landmarks. Hospitals and healthcare facilities, for example, are situated nearby. Residents have easy access to physicians and dentists that specialize in senior wellness.

Prospective residents should choose a community that best fits their lifestyle. Some neighborhoods are only a short walk or ride away from bustling city centers. Others are closer to quieter, small-town shops.

Sample Communities to Discover

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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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. Call today!

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
Village Green

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55+ Community Lakewood Ranch FL | Cresswind Lakewood Ranch

Cresswind Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, FL
Homes from the $400s to $800s

Whether you’re retiring or continuing to work remotely, Cresswind Lakewood Ranch is a 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 powered by EGYM with cardio studio, a lounge, a game room and an arts & crafts studio. The community Lifestyle 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, medical offices and so much more.

Choose from a variety of ranch-style floorplans designed specifically for today’s active adult, ranging 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 2- car garages. Kolter Homes’ Built Around You approach provides hundreds of structural and design personalization options to create your ideal home, including flex spaces and 2nd-floor bonus rooms.

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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