More than 300 Florida active retirement communities for 55+ (excluding mobiles)
Age 55+ communities in Florida are sought after by retirees and seniors.
Climate, proximity to the East Coast and low cost of living make this area one of the top 3, along with California and Arizona, in the United States, for the senior years.
We can expect this trend will continue.
These communities have gained in popularity. Today's modern features:
Master communities on this page with communities for 55+:
The First Coast (Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Orange Park)
The Fun Coast (Daytona, Port Orange, DeLand)
The Treasure Coast (Vero Beach, Stuart, Port Saint Lucie)
The Space Coast (Melbourne and Viera)
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|1. Artisan Lakes||Ponte Vedra/$200's||More|
|3. Lake Park at Tradition||Port St Lucie/$190's||More|
|4. Latitude Margaritaville||Daytona/$200's||More|
|5. Bridge Bay at Bannon Lakes||St. Augustine/$230's||More|
|6. The Savannahs||Melbourne/low $200's||More|
|7. Del Webb at Tradition||Port St. Lucie/Coming||More|
|8. Cresswind at Victoria Gardens||DeLand/$200's||More|
More New Communities Selling Now in Florida:
The "First Coast"
New in St Augustine, Ponte Vedra
Resale in Jacksonville and St. Augustine
Rental in Jacksonville
Single Family Homes
FEATURES: Gated community with gorgeous clubhouse and pool area - Only 4 miles to Ocean - Adjacent to Nocatee Preserve for natural surroundings.
CONTACT: 124 Del Webb Pkwy, Ponte Vedra - 866-224-4231 - Open Daily
Price $$ - From low $200's. There are a variety of sizes. Ponte Vedra is between Jacksonville and St Augustine (Northeast Florida.) Developed by Del Webb with a coastal resort feeling at Ponte Vedra Beach. Adjoins Nocatee Preserve.
Plans for single-family and multi-family mix of homes. Mediterranean-styled architecture.
New Artisan Lakes
LOCATION: Ponte Vedra
FEATURE: In Nocatee master community in Ponte Vedra
CONTACT: 33 Ropemaker Court, Ponte Vedra - 904-624-4368- Open Daily
By CalAtlantic - Starts upper $200's to $1 Millions - 196 gated ranch homes - many back to Preserve or water - private resort amenities including zero entry pool, putting green and pickle ball.
Now Open Bridge Bay at Bannon Lakes
LOCATION: St. Augustine
FEATURES: World Golf Village area; part of master community of Bannon Lakes; large homes with large garages.
By Del Webb - International Golf Parkway, St. Augustine - In master community of Bannon Lakes - clubhouse, pool, canoe and kayak launch and more resort amenities. Starting $230's.
23 Bridge Oak Lane - 877-892-1458
LOCATION: St. Augustine
FEATURES: Gated with clubhouse, pool, recreation, 10 minute drive to beaches and near St. Augustine for shopping, dining and more. 2 and 3-bedroom European-styled homes. Nearby golf courses including World Golf.
CONTACT: 206 Seloy Dr., St. Augustine - 904-810-2098 - Shown by appt
PRICE: $$ Start in $200's - Many standard upscale features.
Resales and Rentals in the First Coast
Sweetwater by Del Webb
LOCATION: 14 miles to Jacksonville city area
Single-family and carriage homes in a 4-story building
FEATURES: Clubhouse, Fitness Center, Pool
CONTACT: 11683 Surfbird - See local Realtors
PRICE: Low $200's
LOCATION: St. Augustine, beaches and 20 minutes to Jacksonville
CONTACT: 1605 Sugar Loaf Lane - 877-940-1689
Single Homes - Price - $$ - from $269's, Size-Large - In St. Augustine. Focus on golf. World Golf Village is a master-planned community. Sold out.
FEATURES: Single Homes for Rent
CONTACT: 6008 Lake Cove Avenue, Jacksonville - Ph: 888-968-0905
By Front Porch - a former Naval base - no expensive amenities means value prices. Month-to-month rental singles at reasonable prices. Gated community close to the city.
The "Fun Coast"
New: Latitude Margaritaville - Planned thousands of homes by Minto and partnering with the Margaritaville brand - Also, large retail shopping area. Pricing starting in low $200's (verify). Now accepting deposits for purchase.
2400 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach - 888-287-0605 - Open Daily
Villages of Royal Palm - Port Orange (near Daytona)
LOCATION: Port Orange
FEATURES: Gated, resort-style
CONTACT: 1304 Coconut Palm Circle, Port Orange - 866-891-5000 - Open Daily
Single homes By Winston James Development. Not age-restricted but has features for active adults and retirement living. Start low $200's.
FEATURES: Close to historic downtown; part of Victoria Park master community; Gated
CONTACT: 117 Old Moss Circle, DeLand - 888-714-0989 - Open Daily
Medium to large single homes from $200's by Kolter Homes. Amenities include The Club, golf at nearby Victoria Hills Golf Club, 2 minutes to downtown shops, tennis, pool, social Activities and more. Twenty minutes to beaches. Stay for the day or for a few nights with the Go Club Pass and Stay and Play Package.
Resale Victoria Gardens by Shea Homes
LOCATION: Deland's location is a little inland and approx. 25 miles to beaches.
FEATURES: Sold out. Single homes in the master planned community of Victoria Park.
CONTACT: 1001 Garden Club Dr., DeLand - See local Realtors for resales.
Close to Daytona and 24.6 miles to the beaches of New Smyrna. It has a community for over 55 in it called Victoria Gardens by Shea. (Shea Homes now has 3 communities in Florida: Victoria Gardens, Trilogy Orlando and Trilogy Ocala in Central Florida.) Pricing started in low $200's. 386-785-2700 (clubhouse)
Note: Shea Homes, known in California for a long time, has made many contributions to housing and construction. Also, Read about Shea Green Certified homes
The "Treasure Coast"
New in Port St Lucie
Resales in Vero Beach, Stuart, Port Saint Lucie
Independent Living at Vero Beach and Port St Lucie
Coming Del Webb at Tradition
LOCATION: Port St. Lucie
FEATURE: In master community Tradition
CONTACT: SW Village Pkwy north of Becker - 877-215-3143
Single ranch homes and attached homes. Resort amenities. Sign up for updates.
The Tradition Retirement Community in Port St. Lucie is a master community with the following 55+ opportunities:
News: The new VA Nursing Home that is generating a lot of excitement by area residents will be located on the Tradition campus in Port St. Lucie. Verify all information.
LOCATION: 14 miles to ocean beaches.
FEATURES: Part of the Tradition master community (famed for its small town America design appeal).
CONTACT: 10097 Red Oak Ct., Port St. Lucie - 772-675-4711
2 and 3-bedroom single homes start $180's-$280's. Features clubhouse with lakeside pavilion, outdoor pool, cyber cafe and many social and recreational activities. Visit Tour (verify). See more Vitalia at Tradition
TownPark at Tradition Now sold out -
LOCATION: Port St. Lucie
FEATURES: Club and Rec Center with resort-like amenities.
CONTACT: 11428 SW Lake Park Dr., Port St. Lucie
(See Minto's community Lake Park at Tradition.)
By Minto Communities - luxury 2, 3, and 4-bedroom singles started in the low $200's to $300's. Winner of Treasure Coast Builders Assoc.
Lake Park at Tradition - Newest at Tradition
LOCATION: Port St. Lucie
FEATURES: The Club at Lake Park, pool with cabanas, dog parks and more.
CONTACT: 11428 SW Lake Park Dr. - 866-966-1022 - Open Daily
Single family and villa homes $190's to $200's. Resort-styled by Minto.
VISIT TOUR: Stay and Play 3 days and 2 nights
LOCATION: Port St. Lucie
FEATURES: 3 Award-winning championship golf courses; recreation; gated
CONTACT: 17127 SW Ambrose Way - 772-345-5041 - Open Daily
By Kolter Homes. Plenty of recreation and golf on site. Villas and singles from low $200's. Social activities, clubhouse and pools. Close to beach.
LOCATION: Port St. Lucie
FEATURE: Resort community; Gated
CONTACT: 432 SE Bancroft Court - 877-805-1432
By DiVosta Homes - Some lake views - medium to large single contemporary and traditional-styled ranch homes. Resort amenities. Starts low $200's.
The Brennity at Tradition - Homes and apartments for independent living plus assisted living an memory care if it is needed. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, Wellness Center, activities and more. 10685 SW, Stony Creek Way, Port St. Lucie 772-345-2700
Woodfield - Vero Beach - Price-$ to $$, Size-Medium - Gated planned community with Lennar and Centex senior communities - Mediterranean-styled homes. Resort amenities. 7 miles to beaches.
Monterey Yacht and Country Club - Stuart - Inexpensive resale condos and Rentals - Large condominium community minutes to the beach - 9-hole golf free to residents on private course. Rentals listed on website. 1991 SW Palm City Rd., Stuart - 772-283-1415
Cascades at St Lucie West - Manned gated resort-styled community with golf, tennis, grand clubhouse. If one wants plenty of activity, one can find it here. See local Realtor Review of Cascades at St. Lucie West with photos.
503 NW Serene Meadow Way, Port St. Lucie
Kings Isle - St. Lucie West - Established gated community - resales only - Large resort-style - several "isles" within - starts in low price range - many clubs and activities with many for those who love cruises. See local Realtors. 100 NW Kings Isle Blvd.
Indian River Estates West by ACTS Retirement - At Vero Beach by ACTS Retirement Life offering continuing care as well as independent. ACTS has a brochure you can ask for called "Consumers Guide to Retirement Living." Priced affordable. 4 Financial Plans: With deposit or without deposit. 100 acre gated campus. 10 miles to beach. Amenities including pool.
2250 Indian Creek Blvd. West, Vero Beach - 772-562-7400
Abingdon - Port Saint Lucie - Independent and assisted living community part of Tradition Florida. Cottages and villas. Care options - Clubhouse, dining, housekeeping. 10685 SW Stony Creek Way - Phone: 772-345-2700
The Palms Retirement Community at Saint Lucie West in Port Saint Lucie - Independent and assisted living by Five Star. The spacious apartments have care options.
501 N.W. Cashmere Blvd., Port St. Lucie - Phone: 772-344-7441
The "Space Coast"
New and Resale in Melbourne, Viera (Brevard County)
Area: Slower-paced and good for seniors who want an active lifestyle. Climate is average 61 in January and 82 in August. Melbourne is home to Indian River citrus.
New - Bridgewater at Viera - By WCI Communities (Now part of Lennar family of builders) - Resort amenities include large clubhouse, pool with beach entry and more - Large singles of 3-4 bedrooms - Pricing from $325's.
2015 Trift Bridge Circle, Melbourne - Open Daily or call ahead for appointment to see - 877-204-3384
The Savannahs at Sawgrass Lakes - DR Horton
LOCATION: West Melbourne
FEATURES: Ranch homes from low $200's
CONTACT: Caladium Circle, Call for Appointment - Move-in ready homes available - 888-411-4663 (Laura)
FEATURE: In style of Key West - metal roofs
CONTACT: 4290 Alamanda Key Drive - 321-727-8188 - Open Daily; also for resales, see local Realtors
Melbourne - Modeled after cottage homes in Key West. Gated manned community of cottages and villa styles. Amenities include clubhouse, pool, front porches, lakes, pool and more. Design concept of homes focuses on a lifestyle of adults over 55. Attractive homes have metal roofs. Starts low $200's. 321-684-7761
LifeStyle Homes is selling new now in Alamanda Key - See their model home designed for the community--the Nevis.
Golf Course Country Club Community
LOCATION: Viera, Near Patrick AFB
FEATURE: Primarily Retired Military Residents; 23 lakes; Getaway Package for 2 nights at $99.
CONTACT: 1936 Freedom Dr. - 877-509-9532 - Sales 321-255-6000, #1
IRCC is comprised of 773 2-4 bedroom luxury single-family homes located on Florida’s Space Coast. 453 verdant acres with 23 lakes. The residents enjoy a maintenance program inside and out and 24-hour gated security services. Country club amenities include an 18-hole, par 72 golf course.
New construction and resales. High $100,000's to low $300,000's.
Dedicated to the customs of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Heritage Isle - Viera
LOCATION: Viera near Melbourne
FEATURES: By Lennar. Cruises leave from Cape Canaveral nearby.
CONTACT: 6600 Ingalls St. - Ph: 877-205-1256 - Open Daily
Award-winning over-55 master-planned community on hundreds of acres. Gated resort-styled community features clubhouse, fitness, pool, tennis, and trails. Also, nearby is the famed Duran Golf Club. Estates from upper $200's.
Resale Pine Creek
FEATURE: Gated; Private Lake
CONTACT: 1509 Waverly Place, Melbourne; See local Realtors
Master community of medium to large single homes built after 2000. Prices range from upper $100's to $200's.
Cities: Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Orange Park,
Daytona, Port Orange, DeLand,
Vero Beach, Stuart, Port Saint Lucie,
Melbourne, and Viera
Key to Starting Prices of Florida senior communities on this page: (If there are resales, they may be priced lower--check with local Realtors.)
$ - Under $100,000: Monterey Yacht and Country Club | Kings Isle
$$ - $100,000 to $200,000:
Victoria Gardens | Woodfield | Indian River Estates West | Indian River Colony Club | Heritage Isle Villas | Villages of Royal Palm (resales) | Vitalia at Tradition | Alamanda Key | Lake Park at Tradition | Pine Creek
$$$ - $200,000-$300,000: Artisan Lakes | Blue Heron Pond | Cresswind at Victoria Gardens | Sweetwater | Del Webb Ponte Vedra | Villages of Seloy | TownPark at Tradition | Cascades at World Golf Village | Woodfield | Villages of Royal Palm new homes | The Savannahs | Heritage Isle Estates | Latitude Margaritaville
$$$$ - $400,000-$500,000: none
$$$$$ - above $500,000: Artisan Lakes
|1. Del Webb Ponte Vedra||Ponte Vedra||More|
|2. Lake Park at Tradition||Port St. Lucie|| ||3. Woodfield||Vero|| More|
*As determined by most click thrus in last 3 months.
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