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Top 10 Reasons to Move to a Planned Amenity Community

A planned amenity community is a residential development where careful thought
has been given to the lifestyle of its residents, enabling them to lead active, fulfilling lives.


Lots of Amenities.

Golf, tennis, pickleball, marinas, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, pools, fitness centers, spas, equestrian facilities, bocce ball and shuffleboard are just a few 

Sense of Community.

When asked what residents like most about a planned community, the answer is almost always “the people.” Planned amenity communities have a strong sense of community where people get to know each other well and form close friendships.



The top amenity requested by Ideal-LIVING readers is walking trails, and the good news is that almost every planned community has a network of walking trails to help residents stay in shape.

Healthy Living.

It’s easy to stay healthy when you are surrounded by world-class amenities that encourage a healthy lifestyle, from golf, tennis, and pickleball to pools and workout facilities with fitness classes and even fitness directors.


Many luxury planned communities are gated and have 24/7 security, which can give residents peace of mind.
Social Clubs. Some communities have 200+ social clubs. Join any club that interests you. If there isn’t one, you can always start one, and others will join you.

Currahee Club, Georgia

Lakewood Ranch, Florida


Planned amenity communities are often designed to be self-contained so that residents have everything they need within walking distance or a short drive, including restaurants, grocery stores, and doctors’ offices.

Proximity to Health Care.

As planned developments attract many retirees, quality medical centers and hospitals are generally nearby.

Maintenance-free Living.

Many luxury retirement communities offer maintenance-free living, which means that residents don’t have to worry about yard work or home repairs. This can be a great way to reduce stress in retirement.

Beautifully-Maintained Homes and Landscaping.

Planned communities have architectural guidelines that ensure the home’s design integrity and a community filled with beautiful flora and fauna.


Fawn Lake, Virginia



Reposted from an article in Ideal-LIVING Magazine, 2023 Summer Issue – Best Places to Live

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