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Guide to Resort Communities in Florida

Resort communities offer the comfort of home with the luxury amenities of a vacation destination. Features such as on-site restaurants, pools, tennis courts, and pickleball courts are available for residents. Clubhouses are always busy with scheduled events and activities for residents and their guests. Neighbors become friends through interest clubs and socials hosted throughout the year.

There are a variety of resort communities to choose from. For example, those who love to hit the links may find their perfect home in a golf community, while those who prefer the sand and sea can find their haven in a coastal community.

Aside from amenities and lifestyle offerings, important considerations when selecting a new home destination include factors such as preferred climate, cost of living, and tax considerations.

Social activities

Being part of an exclusive community means that neighbors get to know each other well. Onsite amenities, such as clubhouses and pools, foster these close relationships. Staff members also organize themed dinners, holiday events, and special interest groups.

Top-Notch Amenities

Resort communities offer updated facilities. Pools, fitness rooms, and tennis courts are generally found onsite. Those who have particular interests such as golf or sailing can find resort communities that cater specifically to those activities.

Family-Friendly Environment

Resort communities are diverse. They may also be gated communities, active adult communities and/or coastal communities. They can be a sanctuary to young families and empty-nesters alike. From playgrounds to lounges, these communities offer amenities to entertain residents of any age. 

Further, these amenities add value to the neighborhood, which benefit homeowners in these communities.

Sample Communities to Discover

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Villages of Citrus Hills

Hernando, FL
Homes from $360K - $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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Master Planned Community Sarasota FL | Palmer Ranch

Palmer Ranch – Sarasota

Siesta Key, FL
Condos, Villas, Single Family Homes and Estates from $300K to over $15M.

You will find an abundance of recreational activities, beautiful country club living, well kept tree-lined neighborhoods, and the top-ranked beach in the U.S.A, Siesta Key, make the Sarasota area, Palmer Ranch, Lakewood Ranch, and the barrier islands of Siesta Key, Longboat Key, and Lido Key some of the finest retirement destinations anywhere in the country. Palmer Ranch is Sarasota’s largest master-planned community and is just a short 10-15 minute drive from white sand beaches, water activities such as fishing or boating, the beautiful theaters, and the cozy downtown area with many fantastic restaurants to choose from. We have several major league spring training sites in the area, and professional football and hockey just a short 45 drive up the freeway in nearby Tampa. Lakewood Ranch is the #1 rated master-planned community in the U.S.A. and is just 20-25 minutes from all of the Sarasota area’s best attractions, beaches and the Sarasota/Bradenton International airport. Palmer Ranch and Lakewood Ranch provide buyers with many unique neighborhoods to choose from, with a wide range of lifestyle choices, from maintenance-free villas to condominiums to elaborate country club estates and beautiful single-family homes, all nestled into the natural Florida landscape. Numerous scenic parks, bike, and walking trails, and the Legacy Trail, a nature-based 10-mile trail system, invite residents to the outdoors.

When considering where to retire, not only does the Sarasota area offer a year-round active lifestyle, best-in-class medical facilities, and easy accessibility via international airports; it is rich in lifestyle diversity, green spaces, and the smell of the ocean in the air. Come explore Sarasota with us, there is something here for everyone to love to come home to.

You can Click here to search our Interactive Map that allows you to view properties on a map or refine your search to find what is best suited for you.

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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 and social distancing and hygiene guidelines are strictly adhered to. Safety is our priority.

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

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