55+ Communities in Tampa Area
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There are many types of 55 communities in the Tampa Bay area. This area has long been one of the most popular retirement places due to it's subtropical climate, beautiful beaches and health-oriented culture full of opportunities for outdoor physical activity.

You can also find many heated indoor pools open all year. The urban areas can be traffic congested but offer something for everyone.

The Tampa area has great advantages that attract retirees such as warm climate, open air food markets, 55+ golf communities and water sports.

senior couple golfing

A Changing Florida 

Tampa, the largest city in the area, used to be dominated by a senior population but not anymore.  New businesses and industry have made it an attraction for all ages.  


tampa bay area counties and cities on this page:

Apollo Beach, Lithia, Sun City, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Wimauma

South Pasadena, Clearwater, Dunedin, Seminole, Palm Harbor

Palmetto, Parrish

Pasco County:
Dade City, San Antonio, New Port Richey, Hudson, Land O Lakes, Trinity

Hernando, Spring Hill, Weeki Wachee

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Separate Page related to Tampa:  See West Coast Florida 55+ Communities

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Newest 55+ communities in tampa chart:

NAMELocation/Starting PriceLink
1. Esplanade at Wiregrass RanchWesley Chapel/$400'sSee More
2. AngelineLand O' Lakes/$200'sSee More
3. Del Webb Bayview Parrish/Start $360'sSee More
4. Medley at MiradaDade City/$200'sSee More

Hillsborough County  


  • Valencia del Sol - Wimauma - As Valencia Lakes is sold out, this community by GL Homes in this area is here.  Single homes and twin homes starting in $400's.  Large clubhouse and many amenities.  Final homes now.  15580 Corona Del Mar Dr.  - Office open Daily from 9AM - 813-634-8100.
  • Medley at Southshore Bay - Waumama - By Lennar - Pricing from mid-$400's. Single and villa homes.  Featuring a Crystal Lagoon, a popular clean water concept for resort activities.  16875 Scuba Crest St.

Resale in Hillsborough County

Lithia - FishHawk Ranch

Encore at FishHawk Ranch - About 20 miles to downtown Tampa -  Single homes started in mid $200's located in the master community of FishHawk Ranch.  Enjoy the amenities of FishHawk Ranch and the private and gated ones at Encore.  Clubhouse, social activities, pool and more. 6004 Thrushwood Rd., Lithia 

Sun City Center

Sun City Center has been around awhile but some of its new and upgraded services are very impressive and worth giving a "shout out" to.  

  • The Good Samaritan services include ambulance to doctor's appointments (with specified notice requirements), coordination of Meals on Wheels and have an Alzheimer's support group and respite program. Read more about Good Samaritan programs at Sun City.  Verify all information.

We have mentioned in previous articles that many large older 55+ communities are upgrading and expanding to remain competitive. Here are more recently upgraded features at Sun City:

  • New Visitor Center in a more convenient location and tours are conducted by homeowners instead of real estate agents.  
  • Upgraded Fitness Center
  • New and greatly improved softball field
  • Multi-club building including Photo club amenities.
  • Sun City Center (Homeowners)  Price-$ to $$$, Size-Large - Very large golf course community with lots of amenities - was formerly owned by Del Webb.   See Oakley Greens attached villa homes among their new 18-hole Scepter golfcourse.  Many pricing options. 
    1002 Cherry Hills Dr. (Information Center) - 813-633-3500 (8-3pm)
  • Kings Point in Sun City Center, Fl - By Minto Communities - Kings Point is another community in Sun City but differs.  Most of the homes are duplexes which is unlike Sun City's mostly single family homes. 1900 Clubhouse Dr., Sun City Center - 813-634-2063 (Main Gate)

Here is a good chart showing the differences between them to help you decide Kings Point VS Sun City (please verify all information--we are not responsible for 3rd party info since it may be inaccurate or out-of-date).

  • Aston Gardens at Sun City - Enjoy all the amenities of resort-style living in Sun City in these independent living apartment homes. Amenities include housekeeping, concierge, clubhouse, pool, activities and more. 1311 Aston Gardens Court, Sun City Center.

Last phase at Sun City Center:

Gated enclave of 2-bedroom paired villas were from upper $100's and singles from $200's.  30 minutes to Tampa.  105 Commercial Center Dr., Sun City Center

Wimauma - sold

Valencia Lakes poolValencia Lakes
  • Valencia Lakes by GL Homes

Resort-styled amenities include too many to list.  Some unique ones are the dog park with agility training and RV and boat parking (verify if available.)  Also mentioned:  sauna and steam (verify).  Many luxury interior features are standard.  24-hour manned gate (verify) at stunning entry.   5006 Stone Harbor Circle, Wimauma 

Apollo Beach

  • Southshore Falls by Del Webb - Price-$ - Size-Medium - by Del Webb - Tampa Bay area - Villas started $170's -  There are also single family homes (please verify). Lagoon-styled pools - Gated. Convenient to shopping, dining and healthcare facilities.  Resales.  5815 Sunset Falls Dr.,  Apollo Beach   

Tampa Bay 55+ Community

  • Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay Price-call, Size-Medium at Tampa - Resales only. 24 hr security - wellness center - concierge, heated pool, close to Westchase, fitness, daily breakfast - popular retirement community in Tampa with purchase villas or rental apartments with services.  12951 Limbaugh Ave. - 813-343-4673 

Pinellas County  

south pasadena

  • Bay Island - Price-$ to $$, Size-Large - Bay Island Drive - South Pasadena - Large waterfront condo complex - lots of activities - close to beaches and downtown Tampa. Many pools, gym, small marina, tennis, walkway. Resort-like. Waterfront - Resales


High population of seniors over 65 at approx. 20%.
(please verify for current data)

  • On Top of the World at Clearwater - Condominiums for sale or rent in great location - Amenities and activities. (They have another  community for over 55 in Ocala.) For rentals and seasonal rentals call:  727-799-3818 (rental office) Call early before September is best for the season. 
    For resales and general info, call the office at
    2291 World Parkway Blvd. West, Clearwater - Open daily 

  • Belleair Towers in Clearwater  Apartment Homes with services by Holiday Touch - owns and operates hundreds of retirement communities throughout U.S and 18 in Florida.

Resale affordable older condos in Dunedin and Seminole (check with your local Realtors) 


Pinellas Trail for Biking and Hiking

If you are looking for a quieter area, then check out Dunedin.  It is near the Gulf of Mexico for fishing and boating.  One of its features is the Pinellas bike and hiking trail that runs through it.  This is a 45-mile long bike trail from St. Petersburg up to Tarpon Springs (Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail).  Similar cities near Dunedin are Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs.

  • Edgewater Arms - Edgewater Drive - Older (1970's) highrise condos on water.  Close to downtown and marina.  Resales.
  • Heather Hill Apts - Patricia Ave and DeSoto Drive - single-story condos - resales under $100,000 (verify).
  • Scotsdale Villas - Scotsdale St. - (1980's) Zero lot line single story villas - 1 cat allowed
  • Villas of Forest Park - Belcher Rd and Beverly Dr. - 2-bedroom single-story condo villas - no pets
  • Royal Stewart Arms - Right before entry to Honeymoon Island State Park - tennis courts, fishing pier, Rec building - Pinellas Trail goes by entrance - water views - no pets


  • Seminole Square Condos - Resale garden-style condos at affordable prices. Built in 70's.  25 miles to Tampa. 10 minutes to beaches.  Check with Realtors. 11720 Park Blvd., Seminole, Pinellas County.

palm harbor

  • Highland Lakes - older large golf course community of condos, villas and single homes - executive golf (no fee for residents-verify), clubhouse, activities - boat launch on Lake Tarpon.  Affordable price ranges. (Rentals and sales listed on their website.)  3300 MacGregor Dr. (homeowners association) - 727-784-1402

Manatee County

  • Del Webb Bayview - Single homes start from mid-$370's - Your next adventure can start at Del Webb's 55+ resort-styled community.  Close to Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota.   8816 Sky Sail Cove, Parrish, Fl - 941-417-0505

Pasco County 

Dade City/san antonio

In Mirada master community for 55+:

Mirada has plans for 5000 homes.  You can use a golf cart to get around the grounds (verify).

  • Medley at Mirada - By Lennar - Tampa Bay area - Planned "lagoon paradise lifestyle."  In addition to the lagoon:  
  • walking trails
  • dog park
  • tennis
  • Zen Garden
  • bocce ball
  • and more.

The builder, Lennar, has new technology features in their homes such as smart homes options and faster internet speeds.

Three collections: The Estates, The Manors and The Villas (please check availability of villas) available now.  Villas start from high $200's.  Single homes from $300's.   

31726 Cannon Rush Dr., San Antonio, Fl. (Dade City)

san antonio resales

  • Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club by Lennar at San Antonio, Florida by Lennar. 20 minutes to Tampa - great amenities include golf.  3 communities started mid $100's.  Sold out.
    10573 Belmullet Drive -  San Antonio, Fl. 
  • Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club homes by K Hovnanian Homes San Antonio off I-75 - Pasco County - Eleven 2 and 3-bedroom designs - great amenities include golf, clubhouse, restaurant and bar, dog park - were from upper $100's. Energy Star certified.  Sold. 10401 Rough Road - San Antonio 

new port richey resales

  • Crosscreek at Summertree Price-$, Size-Small - New Port Richey - North of Tampa area - resales and new - clubhouse, golf, heated pool, exercise room - minutes to Gulf beaches and near airport - prices started in $170's.   Sold out.  11001 Kiskadee Circle
  • Timber Greens  Country club lifestyle - 783 single homes and villas in Pasco County - Clubhouse, pool, activities including 18-hole golf and tennis courts.
    6333 Timber Greens Boulevard - New Port Richey, FL.  Resales only.


  • Heritage Pines Country Club Price-$, Size-Medium at Hudson and within one hour to Tampa. North of Clearwater. Gated with variety of homestyles including villas. Lists rentals in community also. Pool, 18-hole golf.  Audubon award. Resales.  11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., Hudson - 727-861-7784

land o lakes

  • New Angeline - Land O' Lakes - homes and villas by Lennar - Starting in upper $200's.  11342 Flora Crew Court - By appointment only - 844-211-3414
  • Del Webb Bexley - Almost sold out.  Near the Tampa metro area but with natural surroundings - Gated community of planned 850 single homes - Planned Meridian Clubhouse, pool, bocce, recreation, and amenities - started in $300's.  Only 1 home remains priced in $500's.  5114 Beacon Light Point, Land O Lakes - 866-230-6089
  • The Groves Golf and Country Club Price-$ to $$, Size-Medium - Land o Lakes - Gated community 20 minutes north of Tampa. Golf.  Resales.
    7924 Melogold Circle, Land O Lakes - 813-995-2832 (H/O)


  • Heritage Springs - Trinity - gated country club community with golf, tennis, clubhouse and much more.  30 minutes to Tampa.  11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity.  Resales.

wesley chapel

  • Esplanade at Wiregrass Ranch - Taylor Morrison brings single homes and detached villas to Wesley Chapel - resort lifestyle - Less than 30 minutes to Tampa - Starting $400's -  866-495-6006

Hernando County  


Enjoy 4 golf courses at Citrus Hills

  • Terra Vista at Citrus Hills Hernando - 65 minutes North of Tampa - Single family and villas in a luxury country club setting with championship golf and spa activities.  From  $400's.  2400 N. Terra Vista Blvd., Citrus Hills - 352-746-6121 

spring hill

  • Timber Pines Over 55 Community Price-resales, Size-Large - Spring Hill in Tampa Bay area. Hernando County. Gated and minutes to Gulf beaches. Fishing in West Central Florida. Some resales in $200's.

This is a resident-owned, award winning community of 3452 homes and villas on 1400 acres featuring a country club lifestyle. Amenities include 54 holes of golf, walking/biking paths, tennis, resort-style pools, new fitness, woodwork shop, clubs and more. Single homes are not low maintenance but for additional fee from H/O fee, the villas can be low maintenance.   40 minutes to downtown Tampa.
6872 Timber Pines Blvd., Spring Hill

  • Wellington at Seven Hills - Spring Hill - Gated golf course community of singles and villas.  40 minutes to airport.  Large community with many amenities.  Resales only.  You can find rentals here also.
    400 Wexford Blvd. - Spring Hill

weeki wachi

  • Glen Lakes - Price-$, Size-Small - at Weeki Wachi north of Tampa and Port Richey. Ask for Sylvia 1-800-222-9003. Villa and estate lots. Fishing, boating.

Most Popular on this Page*:

  1. Encore at FishHawk Ranch
  2. Aston Gardens
  3. Valencia Del Sol
  4. Del Webb Bexley

*As determined by most clickthroughs in last 3 months.

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