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Guide to the Top 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

brightmore at wellen park

Brightmore at Wellen Park

Venice, FL

Now Open! Brightmore brings Mattamy Homes’ thoughtful brand of active and spirited 55+ living to the top master-planned community of Wellen Park. This fresh, new 55+ community in Venice, Florida, offers a unique lifestyle that is rooted in well-being, fun, and a sense of adventure.

Stylish paired villas and single-family homes in this low-maintenance, gated setting are complemented by future resort-style amenities. These vibrant amenities will include a clubhouse with a fitness center, resort-style pool, lap pool, 9 pickleball courts, paw parks, and more.  Brightmore’s premier location is just around the corner from popular Downtown Wellen with waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment and a short drive from world-class beaches, golf courses, parks, recreation, trails, and endless experiences.

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55+ Community near Jacksonville FL | WaterSong at RiverTown | Active

WaterSong at RiverTown

St. Johns, FL
New homes from $350K

WaterSong offers a truly unique take on active 55+ living. As a charmingly styled and self-contained neighborhood, WaterSong is designed in harmony with the rest of master-planned RiverTown. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind setting on the banks of the St. Johns River, with gently lapping waves and ancient oaks beckoning you for a kayak ride, pier fishing session or amphitheater concert.

Two separate amenity complexes — RiverHouse and RiverClub — offer fitness, dining, social and recreational options, with pools, playgrounds, parks and trails galore. WaterSong also has its own exclusive, resort-style amenity center featuring a fitness center, social room, pool, hot tub, fire put, pickleball court, events lawn and more — plus a full-time activities director to lead the fun.

Within this gated, low-maintenance community, you can choose from thoughtfully designed villas or single-family homes. Our splendid variety of exterior styles and convenient features make everyday living more spacious, stylish and fun.

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sarasota luxury homes

Sarasota Luxury Homes

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

Top Ten Reasons for… Considering Relocating to the Sarasota Area

Whether you’re considering a relocation because of your career or retirement, allow me to introduce you to a variety of reasons to encourage you to consider the Sarasota and surrounding area for your new residence.

  1. Culture…a world class arts community that enjoys gardens, museums, music, and theatres.
  2. Recreation…from the best beaches to the best golf courses and to many scenic parks…and of course, Spring Training for many of the Major League Baseball Teams, residents have almost limitless opportunities to enjoy.
  3. Diverse Neighborhoods…that provide a variety of options…depending on personal interests like being close to the Gulf Coast, shopping, and restaurants.
  4. Biking, Running and Walking Trails…for example, the Legacy Trail extends from Sarasota all the way to Venice for great biking, running, or hiking.
  5. Top rated schools…both public and private that are ranked nationally.
  6. Shopping Options…whether a shopping mall like University Town Center, St. Armands Circle or unique boutiques shops, residents are able to experience a ton of shopping options throughout the Sarasota area.
  7. Great Restaurants…whatever your appetite, residents have a variety of options…from fine dining to family style restaurants.
  8. Close proximity to domestic and international airports…provide residents many options to travel to and from the Sarasota area.
  9. Top rated Medical Services / Facilities…we enjoy the finest of healthcare facilities and staff throughout the area.
  10. Sunshine State…the best attribute about the Sarasota area is the weather which allows for a vibrant lifestyle…whether enjoying time on the best Gulf Coast beaches, biking, strolling through parks and museums, running on the many miles of trails, golfing on the beautifully manicured golf courses or enjoying some leisure time with family and friends on your Lanai.

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