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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

Active Adult Community Westlake FL | Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake

Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake

Westlake, FL
Homes from the $400s to $700s

Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake is a 55+ community for active adults and retirees who want to enjoy a healthy lifestyle in one of Florida’s most prestigious locations.

Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake by Kolter Homes offers a variety of ranch- style floorplans designed specifically for active adults ranging from 2- up to 5- Bedrooms and more than 4,000 total square feet of living space. 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.

The amenities at Cresswind Palm Beach are designed to promote an active lifestyle for better all-around health. Outdoor facilities include a resort-style pool with sundeck, a resistance pool and spa and sports courts for pickleball, tennis and bocce ball. Wide walkways for sunny strolls include stops at two community dog parks and the event lawn. Inside the private clubhouse, you’ll find a complete fitness center with cardio-workout equipment and yoga classes, an art studio and a full-time Lifestyle Director who organizes social activities and interest clubs that strengthen community connections.

Located between Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens, Cresswind Palm Beach residents have easy access to the Westlake Adventure Park, as well as local markets, restaurants and medical clinics. Beautiful Florida beaches, nature preserves, state parks and championship golf courses are all nearby, along with the popular cultural attractions and upscale shops of West Palm Beach.

Requesting more information below is your first step towards enjoying the sunny Florida lifestyle offered by Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake.

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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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Latitude Margaritaville Daytona | Florida Coastal Living | 55+ | Active Adult

Latitude Margaritaville Daytona

Daytona Beach, FL
Homes starting at the $300s.

With 23 miles of sun-soaked shoreline and endless entertainment, Daytona Beach is a place where every day feels like an escape. Now you can claim a piece of paradise at Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach, the 55-and-better community where fun and relaxation meet.

Just seven miles from the shore, Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach is a master planned community that allows you to make the most of your time. Enjoy the cabanas at the expansive Paradise Pool, with a poolside bar and grill, or take the free shuttle to the private beach club, with front row seats to the Atlantic Ocean. At Latitude Town Center, you’ll find the fully outfitted fitness center, a relaxed restaurant and bar, a theater, and a bandshell in the middle of the town square, where live music and dancing is a fixture of the night life. And just outside the community gates is a 200,000-square-foot retail space for all your shopping needs.

There are three different home collections at Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach; the new construction, single-level cottages, villas, and single-family homes each come in a variety of floor plans to give you the space you’re looking for. Villas and single-family homes come with a large lanai, where you have the option of installing a pool, whereas cottages have porches that can be screened in.

Life in Daytona Beach is as vibrant and fun as the residents at Latitude Margaritaville. The Daytona International Speedway keeps your adrenaline pumping, while the myriad of festivals, celebrating everything from art and music to motorcycles and Jeeps, create a real sense of community. At Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach, life is easy, neighbors are friends, and the party never ends.

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Finding and choosing the right active adult community can be a daunting task. This is where ideal-LIVING can help. Sign up below to receive our complimentary relocation package, which offers tips on how to find a community that suits your needs. In this guide, you’ll discover the top communities in Florida, as well as what you can do to get started. Sign up for this free package to take the first step in your exciting journey.

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