Florida Retirement Communities
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More than 300 Florida retirement communities on six pages for 55+ (This page is the East Coast of Florida) 

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Florida is one of the top states to enjoy retirement and your senior years.  Climate, proximity to the East Coast and low cost of living are just some of the many reasons why.  Florida also has plentiful retirement communities to choose from.  Age 55+ communities in Florida are sought after by retirees and seniors.  We expect this long-standing trend to continue.

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CONTENT THIS PAGE (from jacksonville to melbourne, FLORIDA):

The First Coast

(Jacksonville, Wildlight, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, St. Johns, Orange Park)

The Fun Coast

(Daytona, Port Orange, DeLand)

The Treasure Coast

(Vero Beach, Stuart, Port Saint Lucie)

The Space Coast

(Melbourne and Viera)

Also see other areas of Florida (separate pages):

newest retirement communities on Florida's East coast

Summer Bay at Grand Oaks-St. Augustine $300's

Wildlight $300's

Valencia Walk at Riverland® - Port St Lucie/$300's

Reverie at Trailmark - St. Augustine/$300's

Telaro at Tradition - Port St. Lucie/$300's

Del Webb at Viera - Melbourne - Coming

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Retirement communities on "the first coast" in northeast  FL

  • Cities in Florida on Northeast Coast with retirement communities:  Ponte Vedra ~St. Augustine ~Jacksonville ~St. Johns 
  • Resales and Rentals in the Northeast Fl area

St. Augustine Retirement Communities in Fl

LOCATION: St. Augustine - By Freedom Homes 

FEATURES:  Medium to large homes are priced in the $300's - Amenities include park, pool, fitness and recreation 

CONTACT: 792 Parkland Trail - Open Daily - 844-262-7254 (Online sales counselor)

Gated active adult retirement community with lifestyle director to facilitate making new friends and staying active. 

LOCATION: St. Augustine

FEATURES: Gated, 306 single homes, views.  Join VIP List now.

CONTACT:  For more info call 904-604-6880.

By Pulte. Price starts in $300's.

LOCATION:  St. Augustine 

FEATURES: Gated 55+ single ranch homes between St. John's River and Atlantic Ocean - PRICE: $300's and $400's 

CONTACT:  Register on their website and someone will call - Open daily - 50 Rustic Mill Dr., St. Augustine - 386-749-3059

Reverie has various floor plans from 2-bedrooms to a large 2-bedroom with a flex 3rd bedroom and a three-car garage.  Also featured:

  • Lakeside clubhouse
  • Pickle ball courts (6)
  • Scenic trails
  • Pool and spa
  • Food truck and farmer's market pavilion

Wildlight

LOCATION: Wildlight, 22 miles to Jacksonville.  Near Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. 

FEATURE:  Gated; ten miles of trails; on-site bar and grill 

CONTACT:  904-595-8537 - 176 Eureka Ct. - From mid-$300's. 

Villas and single home collections with Del Webb amenities.

Jacksonville fl retirement community

  • $399's Del Webb eTown

LOCATION:  Jacksonville   

FEATURES:  A "smart" master planned community of eTown   

CONTACT:  11246 Town View Dr., Jacksonville - 904-543-3959  

PRICE:  Single homes starting in $400's.

In Central Jacksonville, near St. John's Town Center, with a modern vibe.  Upscale dining, entertainment and shopping nearby.  

Ponte Vedra

  • $400's Del Webb Nocatee

LOCATION: Ponte Vedra     

FEATURES:  Gated Florida retirement community of villas, singles, estates   

CONTACT: 73 Glenhurst Ave. - Open 9:30-6 daily - 904-543-3927

PRICE:  Retirement homes from $400's (villas) and up. Large kitchens with islands. Other collections are higher priced.

Resort-styled amenities.

St. Johns Fl retirement community   

LOCATION: St. John's     

FEATURES:  Gated; golf membership   

CONTACT: 64 Round Robin Run - Open 9:30-6 daily - 904-758-0477

By Lennar in Stillwater master community. Amenities include clubhouse, restaurant and bar, pool, 18-hole golf membership, and more.  Villas and single homes from $300's. 

LOCATION:  St. Johns   

FEATURES:   Villas and Single-family homes in master community; gated - kayak launch and fishing, event lawn; paw park

CONTACT:  90 Lanier St. - 904-479-4491; shown by appointment only at this time

By Mattamy Homes.  Medium to large homes from $399's (villas) and (single homes) - Resort-like with nature theme, trails, parks, water activities and more.  

Resales and rentals in northeast fl

Bridge Bay at Bannon Lakes 

St. Augustine - World Golf Village area; part of master community of Bannon Lakes; large homes with large garages. 23 Bridge Oak Lane - By Pulte active adult - Pulte smart home - International Golf Parkway - resort amenities, canoe and kayak launch and more. Started mid-$200's. Resale.

Del Webb Ponte Vedra pool

Del Webb Ponte Vedra Resale

Started from low $200's. There are a variety of sizes.  Location is between Jacksonville and St Augustine (Northeast Florida.)  Developed by Del Webb with a coastal resort feeling at Ponte Vedra Beach.   Adjoins Nocatee Preserve.  Single-family and multi-family mix of homes.  Mediterranean-styled architecture.  FEATURES: Gated 55 community with gorgeous clubhouse and pool area - 4 miles to Ocean - Adjacent to Nocatee Preserve for natural surroundings. 124 Del Webb Pkwy, Ponte Vedra  

Single Family Homes and Carriage Homes - Resale.

Orchard Pass Condominiums - 2-3-bedroom/2 bath carriage homes at Del Webb Ponte Vedra started in $200's. 

Artisan Lakes 

Ponte Vedra (27 miles to St. Augustine)  - In Nocatee master community; small 55 community in master community - 33 Ropemaker Court -  By Lennar - Started $300'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.  Resale.

Sweetwater by Del Webb

14 miles to Jacksonville city area -  Clubhouse, Fitness Center, Pool  - 11683 Surfbird   - See local Realtors - Started low $200's - Single-family and carriage homes in a 4-story building.  Resales.

Cascades at World Golf Village

St. Augustine, beaches and 20 minutes to Jacksonville - Golf - Single Homes - Price - $$ - from $269's, Size-Large - In St. Augustine.  Focus on golf. World Golf Village is a master-planned community.  1605 Sugar Loaf Lane - Sold out.    

Villages of Seloy 

St. Augustine  - Gated with clubhouse, pool, recreation, 10 minute drive to beaches and near shopping, dining and more.  2 and 3-bedroom European-styled homes. Nearby golf courses including World Golf.   206 Seloy Dr. - 904-810-2098 - Started in $330's -  Many standard upscale features.

Jacksonville area senior rental housing

Cecil Pines in Jacksonville

Jacksonville - Single Homes for Rent - By Front Porch - a former Naval base - no expensive amenities means value prices.   Month-to-month rental singles at reasonable prices.  Gated 55 community close to the city.  6008 Lake Cove Avenue, Jacksonville - Ph: 888-968-0905 - 


"the fun coast"  

  • Cities: Daytona Beach - New Smyrna - Port Orange - Deland 

Daytona, Florida, Retirement Community in $200k

LOCATION:  Daytona Beach  

FEATURES:   Jimmy Buffett's Unique Margaritaville brand; large 55+ community; Award-winning  

CONTACT:    2400 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach - 888-287-0605 - Open Daily

Planned thousands of homes by Minto and partnering with the Margaritaville brand -  Also, large retail shopping area. Pricing starting in low $200's 

Restaurants are a big part of the Florida lifestyle.  The Town Center has a restaurant and a clamshell for entertainment as well as other restaurants. Recreation includes large pool and pickle ball courts.  

Smart marketing with a fun vibe and tiki hut profile, competitive pricing, town center, golf cart community, etc., are just some of the features that make this one of the most popular retirement communities in Florida.  

New Smyrna Beach Active Adult Community

New $300's Oak Leaf Preserve-Freedom - New Smyrna Beach - Volusia County - There are 2 builders here.  The Freedom Homes Builder has the active adult community.  Gated community of single 2- and 3-bedroom homes. Amenities include park, pool.  Pricing starts $320's.  1839 Red Rock Rd., New Smyrna Beach - 386-888-2124 - Open daily Sunday and Wednesday noon to 6 PM and other days 10 to 6 PM.  

Resale in Port Orange

Villages of Royal Palm

Port Orange (near Daytona) Gated, resort-style  

Single homes By Winston James Development.  Not age-restricted but has features for active adults and retirement living.  Started low $200's for townhomes; single homes $300's.  1304 Coconut Palm Circle, Port Orange. Resales.

DeLand New and Resale Communities

Cresswind at Victoria GardensCresswind at Victoria Gardens

LOCATION: DeLand 

FEATURES:  Close to historic downtown; part of Victoria Park master community; Gated; miles of hiking, biking trails in conservation areas surrounding the retirement community 

CONTACT:  117 Old Moss Circle - 888-714-0989 - Open Daily

Medium to large luxury single homes from $400's by award-winning Kolter Homes.  Amenities for your best retirement lifestyle include:

  • The Club  
  • Golf at nearby Victoria Hills Golf Club 
  • 2 minutes to downtown shops in DeLand
  • Tennis courts and pickleball 
  • Resort-style pool 
  • Social Activities and clubs with full-time Lifestyle Director
  • Award-winning lifestyle program
  • Fitness Center
  • Scenic walk trails
  • Lifelong learning at nearby Stetson University
  • 20 minutes to beaches; 30 minutes to Orlando
  • and more. 

resales in deland

Victoria Gardens by Shea Homes

DeLandLocation is a little inland and approx. 25 miles to beaches.  Single homes in the master planned community of Victoria Park.  Close to Daytona and 24.6 miles to the beaches of New Smyrna.   It has a community in Florida for over 55 in it called Victoria Gardens. (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). 1001 Garden Club Dr., DeLand.  Resales.

55 plus on "The treasure coast"

~New in Port St Lucie ~ Resales in Vero Beach, Stuart, Port Saint Lucie ~Independent Lifestyle at Vero Beach and Port St Lucie  

New in Port St. Lucie

LOCATION:  Port St. Lucie  

FEATURE:    In master Community Riverland  

CONTACT:   10735 SW Matisse Lane - 772-226-9000 - Open Daily 9-5

By GL Homes.  Some luxury items included in price of home - starting $300's - 4 collections priced from $300's to $700's.  Amenities include Town Center, clubhouse, resort amenities including Sports Club with tennis courts, bocce, pickle ball, gym and more  - lush landscaping throughout.  Verify all information.  

the tradition master retirement community

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

  • Vitalia
  • TownPark 
  • Lake Park
  • PGA-Verano
  • The Brennity (Independent Living)
  • Del Webb at Tradition
  • Esplanade at Tradition
  • Telaro
Telaro 55+ community at Tradition in Port St. LucieTelaro 55+ community at Tradition in Port St. Lucie
  • $300's Telaro by Mattamy Homes at Tradition

LOCATION:  Port St. Lucie  

FEATURE:     In master community Tradition; Resort amenities

CONTACT:    Aquila Way, Port St. Lucie - Register on website or call 561-599-6053

400+ villas and singles.  Amenities include:

  • Clubhouse and resort-style pools
  • Poolside cafe and market
  • Electric bike share
  • Sport courts
  • and more.
  • $300's Del Webb at Tradition

LOCATION:  Port St. Lucie  

FEATURE:    In master community Tradition -

CONTACT:   12920 SW Gingerline Dr., Port St. Lucie - 877-215-3143

Single ranch homes and attached villas.  Resort amenities. From $300's. 

  • $300's Esplanade at Tradition

LOCATION: Port St Lucie 

FEATURES:

  • TM Livewell features for cleaner air and water
  • Low VOC paint by Sherwin Williams
  • Hands-free kitchen faucet
  • Honeywell Touchscreen thermostat with wifi
  • Energy-saving features
  • Resort-style pool and spa
  • Tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts
  • Pet park
  • Event Lawn
  • On-site Lifestyle Manager

CONTACT: 877-889-7055 or Sales at 866-495-6006.

By Taylor Morrison in master community of Tradition.  Medium to large single homes with resort amenities and Tradition Town Center.  2-5 bedroom single homes priced from high $300's.   

  • $300's   Veranda Preserve

LOCATION: Port St Lucie by Lennar  

FEATURE:  3-car garage; 3 Collections:  The Grand (55+), The Isles and The Woodlands - Large 3-bedroom, 3-bath homes on ground level. PRICE: Starting in $300's. 

CONTACT: 726 E. Woodbine Rd. - 833-306-0256 - Call for appointment.   

PGA Village Verano golfcoursePGA Village Verano by Kolter Homes

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 $300's.  Social activities, clubhouse and pools. Close to beach. 

resales on the treasure coast

Vitalia at Tradition model home

Vitalia at Tradition

14 miles to ocean beaches.  Part of the Tradition master community (famed for its small town America design appeal).    

2 and 3-bedroom single homes started low $300's.  Features clubhouse with lakeside pavilion, outdoor pool, cyber cafe and many social and recreational activities. 10097 Red Oak Ct., Port St. Lucie. Resales.

TownPark at Tradition   

Port St. Lucie  -  Club and Rec Center with resort-like amenities.  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. 11428 SW Lake Park Dr., Port St. Lucie - Resales

Lake Park at Tradition 55+ community pool and spa area

Lake Park at Tradition - Port St. Lucie -  The Club at Lake Park, pool with cabanas, dog parks and more.  11428 SW Lake Park Dr.  Single family and villa homes started from $200's.  Resort-styled by Minto. Resales.

Valencia Cay at Riverland - Port St. Lucie - In master community Riverland; 34,000SF clubhouse 10735 SW Matisse Lane - Single homes in five collections were from $300's - one mile to The Landing at Tradition for shopping, dining and more.  By GL Homes.

Valencia Grove at Riverland - Port St. Lucie -  In master Community Riverland. Previewed from the Valencia Cay community in Riverland at 10735 SW Matisse Lane - By GL Homes.  Some luxury items included in price of home - started $300's - town center, clubhouse, resort amenities including Sports Club with tennis courts, bocce, pickle ball, gym and more  - lush landscaping throughout.

The Brennity at Tradition - Homes and apartments for independent living plus assisted living and memory care if it is needed.  Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, Wellness Center, activities, dining options, and more. 10685 SW, Stony Creek Way, Port St. Lucie  772-345-2700  

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

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 (verify). 1991 SW Palm City Rd., Stuart  

Cascades at St. Lucie West pool and spa area

Cascades at St Lucie West -  Manned gated resort-styled community with 9-hole executive 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. Resales. 

Kings Isle - St. Lucie West - Established gated community -  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.  Resales. 

Indian River Estates West by ACTS Retirement - At Vero Beach by ACTS Retirement Life.  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" 55 Plus

  • Cities: 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.  The Kennedy Space Center is 14 miles to Viera.

Melbourne and Viera

LOCATION:  Melbourne   

FEATURES:  Gated entrance with security tower; single homes in an active adult resort retirement community where new friendships can be made  

CONTACT:   2015 Trift Bridge Circle, Melbourne - Open Daily or call ahead for appointment to see - 877-204-3384 (agent)

Resort amenities include large clubhouse, pool with beach entry, tennis, and more -  Gated community of more than 800 homes - Large singles of 3-4 bedrooms and single villas - Pricing from high $300's.  Lakes on site. By WCI Communities (Now part of Lennar family of builders) 

LOCATION:  Melbourne

FEATURES:   In master community with established town center; 2 miles from I-95 on "The Space Coast"; manned gatehouse

CONTACT:    Stadium Parkway, Melbourne - 407-214-3005

Join the Interest List now on their website for updates.

resales on "the space coast"

The Savannahs at Sawgrass Lakes - By DR Horton - West Melbourne - Ranch homes started from low $200's - Caladium Circle - Resales.  See local Realtors

Alamanda Key model home in MelbourneAlamanda Key

ALAMANDA KEY 55 PLUS 

Alamanda Key - Melbourne -  In style of Key West - metal roofs  -  Modeled after cottage homes in Key West. Gated manned community of cottages and villa styles. Amenities include clubhouse, pool, country front porches, lakes, pool and more. Design concept of homes focuses on a lifestyle of adults over 55. Attractive homes have metal roofs. Started low $200's. LifeStyle Homes. 4290 Alamanda Key Drive -  Resales.  See local Realtors.

Heritage Isle -  Viera near Melbourne - By Lennar. Cruises leave from Cape Canaveral nearby.  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 started from upper $200's. 6600 Ingalls St. See local Realtors.  Resales.

Pine Creek -  Melbourne -  Gated; Private Lake - Master community of medium to large single homes built after 2000.  Prices ranged from upper $100's to $200's.  1509 Waverly Place, Melbourne.  Resales.

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Master Communities 

Master communities have gained in popularity for their active life amenities.  Modern features of master communities in Florida:

  • Popular traditional and newer amenities include pickle ball, dog parks, fitness center, tennis court, tennis center, walking trails, card rooms, swimming pools, yoga center, amenity center, some with golf course, and community gardens.   
  • Often gated
  • Country club environment
  • Luxury single-family homes 
  • Variety of home prices, styles and types 
  • Planned open space 

New and resale master communities on this page with communities for 55+:

  • Nocatee Master Community 
  • Bannon Lakes
  • World Golf Village
  • Victoria Park
  • Tradition Master Community
  • Woodfield
  • Heritage Isle Viera
  • Riverland
  • Rivertown
  • eTown

F.A.Q.

What are the most popular Florida retirement communities?

1. Parkland Preserve

2. Latitude Margaritaville

3. Bridgewater at Viera

*As determined by most click-throughs in last 3 months.

Popular cities in Florida:

Fort Myers - See more

Naples - See more

Orlando - See more

Sarasota - See more

Tampa - See more

Palm Beach - See more

1. What are the best 55+ retirement communities in Florida?

  • Jimmy Buffett's Latitude Margaritaville
  • Tradition by Mattamy Homes 
  • eTown master community
  • Cresswind at Victoria Gardens

2. What are the most affordable over 55 retirement communities in Florida?

  • Latitude Margaritaville

3. What are the most luxurious retirement communities in Florida?

  • Cresswind at Victoria Gardens
  • Valencia Walk at Riverland

4. What are the most active retirement communities in Florida?

  • Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is designed for an active adult lifestyle

5. What are the most pet-friendly retirement communities in Florida?

  • Latitude Margaritaville has a dog park and pet spa
  • Watersong at Rivertown - paw park

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