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Age 55+ communities in Florida are sought after by retirees and seniors.   

Climate, proximity to the East Coast and 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.


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Newest Communities in East Coast Florida Chart

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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Alert:  This is to point out that many communities in Florida have moved prices up again and many are selling out.  We have not had a chance to change all FL prices. 

Newest 55+ Communities in East Coast Florida Chart





NAMELocation/Starting PriceLink
1. Artisan LakesPonte Vedra/$200's More
2. Bridgewater at Viera (coming)Melbourne/$coming More
3. Lake Park at TraditionPort St Lucie/$190's More
4. Oasis DaytonaDaytona/Coming More
5. Bridge Bay at Bannon LakesSt. Augustine/Coming More
6. The SavannahsMelbourne/low $200'sMore
Lake Park at Tradition - Port St. LucieLake Park at Tradition - Port St. Lucie

More New Communities Selling Now in Florida:

Jacksonville/St. Augustine 

Tip: Hurricanes can hit anywhere in Florida, but it is generally known that the Northeast coastal area is less prone to hurricanes (verify).   

The "First Coast"
New in St Augustine, Ponte Vedra
Resale in Jacksonville and St. Augustine
Rental in Jacksonville

Ponte Vedra

Coastal Lifestyle

From $221,990  
SIZE LARGE - DEL WEBB
Visit Stay Available

Del Webb Ponte Vedra clubhouse

Del Webb Ponte Vedra   

LOCATION: Coastal  

Single Family Homes

FEATURES: 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

New name comes from the location.  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. 


St. Augustine

Coming - Bridge Bay at Bannon Lakes by Del Webb - 
International Golf Parkway, St. Augustine - In master community of Bannon Lakes - clubhouse, pool, canoe and kayak launch and more resort amenities.  877-892-1458

New Villages of Seloy 

LOCATION: St. Augustine

2 and 3-bedroom European-styled homes

FEATURES:  Gated with clubhouse, pool, recreation, 10 minute drive to beaches and near St. Augustine for shopping, dining and more. Nearby golf courses including World Golf.  

CONTACT: 206 Seloy Dr., St. Augustine - 904-810-2098 -  Shown by appt

PRICE: $$ Start in $200's


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

Cascades at World Golf Village

LOCATION: St. Augustine, beaches and 20 minutes to Jacksonville

FEATURES: Golf

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.    

Jacksonville Area Senior Rental Homes

Cecil Pines in Jacksonville

LOCATION:  Jacksonville 

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"

Daytona

Coming

Oasis Daytona - Planned 3000+ homes by Minto - Golf cart-friendly community On 1600 acres.  

New homes from low $200's - LOW TO HIGH PRICING
MED. - WINSTON-JAMES

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.  

Deland New and Resale Communities

New Cresswind at Victoria Gardens by Kolter Homes

LOCATION:  Deland

FEATURES:  Close to historic downtown

CONTACT:  101 Garden Club Dr., Deland - 888-714-0989 - Open Daily

Medium to large single homes from very low $200's - 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. 

VISIT TOUR: 3 days/2 nights

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)

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  

New in Port St. Lucie

Traditional Lifestyle

The Tradition Retirement Community in Port St. Lucie is a master community with the following 55+ opportunities:

  • Vitalia
  • TownPark (sold out)
  • Lake Park
  • The Brennity (Independent Living)

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.

Vitalia at Tradition

LOCATION:   14 miles to ocean beaches. 

2 and 3-bedroom single homes 

FEATURES:  Part of the Tradition master community (famed for its small town America design appeal).  Start $170's.  Active adult lifestyle. Features clubhouse with lakeside pavilion, outdoor pool, cyber cafe and many social and recreational activities.

CONTACT:  10004 SW Oak Tree Circle, Port St. Lucie -  1-800-863-1954 

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

Independent and Assisted Living at Tradition:

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  

Vero Beach Resale

WoodfieldVero Beach - Price-$ to $$, Size-Medium - Gated master planned community with Lennar and Centex senior communities - Mediterranean-styled homes. Resort amenities.  7 miles to beaches.

Stuart Resales

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

St. Lucie West

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 Realtors.
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.  

Independent and Assisted Living in Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie

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. Climate is average 61 in January and 82 in August. Melbourne is home to Indian River citrus.

Coming Soon - Bridgewater at Viera - By WCI Communities - Resort amenities include large clubhouse, pool with beach entry and more -  Sign up on the Priority List now to get updates. 

Melbourne New and Resale

Now Selling 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)  

Alamanda Key model home in Melbournephoto by LifeStyle Homes

Alamanda Key - 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.

See local Realtors for resales.

4290 Alamanda Key Drive - 321-727-8188 - Open Daily

Viera Age 55+ Communities

Resort Lifestyle

Indian River Colony Club senior golfers

Indian River Colony Club in Viera 

Starts low $100's
Size large - IRCC
80% military -
Florida package $99/2 nights

LOCATION: Near Patrick AFB  

FEATURE:  Primarily Retired Military Residents  - 23 lakes

CONTACT: 1936 Freedom Dr. - 877-509-9532  - Sales 321-255-6000, #1 

IRCC is comprised of 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.  Dedicated to the customs of the U.S. Armed Forces.  Resales.

From $160's
LARGE - LENNAR

Heritage Isles Villas - Viera

LOCATION: Viera near Melbourne

FEATURES:  Villa homes developed by Lennar. Cruises leave from Cape Canaveral nearby.

CONTACT:  6600 Ingalls St. - Ph: 877-206-0832 - Open Daily

Award-winning over-55 master-planned community on hundreds of acres. Gated community of villas features clubhouse, fitness, pool, tennis, and trails. Also, nearby is the famed Duran Golf Club. 

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Cities: Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Orange Park,
Daytona, Port Orange, Deland,
Vero Beach, Stuart, Port Saint Lucie,
Melbourne, and Viera


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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 Isles Villas  |  Villages of Royal Palm (resales)  | Vitalia at Tradition  |  Alamanda Key

$$$ - $200,000-$300,000: Blue Heron Pond  |  Sweetwater   |   Del Webb Ponte Vedra  |  Villages of Seloy  |  TownPark at Tradition  |  Cascades at World Golf Village |  Woodfield  |  Villages of Royal Palm new homes

$$$$ - $400,000-$500,000: none
$$$$$ - above $500,000:  none


Most Popular 55+ Communities in East Coast Florida Chart*





NAMELocationMore
1. Villages of SeloySt. Augustine More
2. Alamanda KeyMelbourne More
3. Vitalia at TraditionPort St. Lucie More
Alamanda Key model homeAlamanda Key

*As determined by most click thrus in last 3 months.

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