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Best Places to Live & Retire in Florida

Our free Digital Retirement Guide and Ideal-Living Magazine offer an abundance of information on which states, towns and cities are the best for retirees, vacationers and second-home buyers. This includes retirement communities in Central Florida, as well as the panhandle and Southern Florida.

In Florida, we have many communities for which you can get all the information you need. You can compare locations within Florida as well as vacation and retirement communities all across the U.S. Our Ideal-Living Digital Magazine includes numerous articles such as the top travel destinations, tips on selling your home, and how to make the most of your retirement. Our Guide allows you to compare cities and communities on variables such as climatepopulationhome valuescost of living and the proximity of schools, hospitals and airports.

Besides its natural beauty and incredible coastline, Florida is one of the most tax friendly states for retirees and seniors. The tax benefits of living in Florida include:

No state income tax
No tax on social security benefits
Permanent residents qualify for Homestead Exemption
Seniors may qualify for additional property tax exemptions

 

Idyllic Communities in Ideal Locations

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.

We can help you find your ideal location to live and retire in the beautiful state of Florida. Our resources put all the information at your fingertips to make the best decision for you, including putting you in contact with representatives from the top retirement and resort communities in Florida, this includes FL Del Webb communities and Minto communities.

 

Sample Communities to Discover

Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club | Florida Golf Communities | Ormond
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Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club

Ormond Beach, FL
Townhomes & Villas from $200K, Single-Family Homes from the $300K, Estate Homes from $700K

A Place to Call Home.

You owe it to yourself to explore Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club in the charming seaside town of Ormond Beach, Florida. Plantation Bay is a private, guard gated community conveniently located close to area attractions like shopping, restaurants and historic St. Augustine, while still offering you tranquil isolation when you want to “get away”.

Sparkling facilities take this prestigious community to luxurious new heights. Two clubhouses, a magnificent 7,000 square-foot Spa and Fitness Center, along with lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, pickle ball courts, walking and biking trails, and 2.5 championship golf courses make it the perfect place to play and get pampered.

  • Manned, Gated Roving Patrol
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • 45 Holes of Private Golf
  • Low Initiation Fee
  • Practice Facilities & Pro Shop
  • On Staff Golf Pro’s
  • Use Your Own Golf Cart
  • Lighted Tennis Courts
  • On Staff Tennis Pro
  • Dedicated Pickleball Courts
  • 2 Clubhouses with Full Bar
  • Community Pools
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center & Spa
  • Homes with Golf & Preserve Views

Location, Location, Location

Plantation Bay is located in sunny East Central Florida in the charming seaside town of Ormond Beach, thirty minutes south of St. Augustine and twenty minutes north of Daytona Beach, just off Interstate 95 at exit 278.

Only twenty minutes south, the Daytona Beach International Airport is home of three exquisite airlines with direct flights to Charlotte, Atlanta and New York. We can also be reached nearby at the Jacksonville International Airport and the Orlando International Airport.

Just a twenty minute drive is the world famous Daytona International Speedway home of the Daytona 500. Head a quick one hour and twenty minutes west to Walt Disney World, or simply drive ten minutes to the surrounding beaches.

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in 2013 and only twenty minutes from Plantation Bay is the Florida Hospital at Flagler located in Palm Coast.

Homes that Meet Your Exact Needs

Whether you’re a family who needs to grow, considering retirement, empty nesters who want to live where you play, or you want a vacation home to call your own, Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club offers a wide array of new home designs in Ormond Beach, FL. Plantation Bay offers a wide variety of homes from low maintenance townhomes and golf villas to single-family homes and custom luxury estate homes. With all our choices, there is something perfectly suited to your personal style at exactly the investment range you want from the $200s to over a million.

Because ICI Homes has built thousands of homes, from affordable villas to breathtaking mansions, ICI Homes benefits from a volume purchasing advantage that ensures your home is built with the best quality materials at the greatest value for your money. Building a brand-new, one-of-a-kind home is easy and surprisingly affordable.

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Top Florida Golf Communities | Amelia National Golf and Country Club
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Amelia National Golf and Country Club

Fernandina Beach, FL
Homes: $340.9K - $562.9K

A Place to Call Home. Amelia National Golf & Country Club, a new home community in Fernandina Beach, FL, provides residents with some of the most sought after amenities. Manned, gated security, 18 holes of immaculate golf from master designer, Tom Fazio, practice facilities, brand new lighted tennis courts, fitness center with spa, and a charming French provincial county club featuring a resort-style pool are just a few of the amenities we offer.

  • Manned, Gated Security
  • Private Tom Fazio Golf Course
  • Low Initiation Fee
  • Practice Facilities & Pro Shop
  • On Staff Golf Pro
  • Use Your Own Golf Cart
  • Brand New Lighted Tennis Facility
  • On Staff Tennis Pro
  • Clubhouse with Full Bar and Dining
  • Community Pool with Hot Tub
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center & Spa
  • Homes with Golf & Preserve Views

Location, Location, Location

Amelia National’s close proximity to Amelia Island, the Jacksonville International Airport and the beach make it a highly desirable location for those looking for new homes in Fernandina Beach. Some of the finest restaurants, shopping and attractions are just a short drive from your front door. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, the heart of Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Georgia are easily accessible because of Amelia National’s convenient location just a few miles from interstate 95.

Homes that Meet Your Exact Needs

Luxury homes of grace, beauty and magnificent golf course views. ICI Homes has earned its reputation as Florida’s Custom Home Builder by offering in-house architectural services so you can design your new custom home from scratch or from a favorite plan you’ve found. Or if you’d prefer, you can select from our extensive portfolio of award-winning floors plans, all of which can be totally customized to suit.

Because ICI Homes has built thousands of homes, from affordable villas to breathtaking mansions, ICI Homes benefits from a volume purchasing advantage that ensures your home is built with the best quality materials at the greatest value for your money. Building a brand-new, one-of-a-kind home easy and surprisingly affordable, with home/lot packages starting from the $300’s.

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Villages of Citrus Hills

Hernando, FL
Homes from mid $400K - $1.5M

Terra Vista is Florida’s premier master-planned community featuring incredible resort-style retirement living just minutes from the spectacular Gulf Coast. This amenity-rich community is set in unique surroundings characterized by rolling hills, towering oaks, and moderating Gulf breezes.

The Villages of Citrus Hills stands as a truly unique departure from the traditional Florida lifestyle experience. Citrus Hills is amenity-rich, resort- style living, at its finest. The community is set in unique surroundings characterized by rolling hills, with an elevation up to 260 feet, towering oaks, and incredible landscaping. While one of the highest elevations in Florida the community is just miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Terra Vista at Citrus Hills offers a beautiful selection of customizable, single-family homes with a wide variety of world-class amenities just minutes from your door including: championship golf, first-class tennis, private dining and a spectacular spa and fitness complex.

At Citrus Hills you’ll discover Skyview, the region’s most elaborate country club, along with two other challenging 18-hole golf courses, two tennis centers, private restaurants and a 50,000-square- foot Spa and Fitness Center. Best of all Citrus Hills blends suburban charm with easy access to cosmopolitan Tampa Bay, Orlando and Ocala, so you are close to everything you want, yet far enough away from what you don’t want.

The Villages of Citrus Hills offers customizable single-family homes and detached villas from $360,000 – $1.5 million in a choice of beautiful neighborhoods designed to accommodate a wide variety of tastes and needs.

The Villages of Citrus Hills unquestionably is one of the Southeast’s most exciting resort-lifestyle opportunities. You must see it to believe it.

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