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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.

Master-Planned Communities in Florida

These communities have gained in popularity.  Today's modern features:

  • More lifestyle amenities 
  • Usually gated 
  • Variety of prices, styles and types 
  • Planned open space 

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
  • eTown


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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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Newest 55+ Communities in East Coast Florida Chart

NAMELocation/Starting PriceLink
1. Artisan LakesPonte Vedra/$200's More
2. Bridgewater Melbourne/$260's More
3. Lake Park at TraditionPort St Lucie/$200's More
4. Latitude MargaritavilleDaytona/$200's More
5. Bridge Bay at Bannon LakesSt. Augustine/$200's More
6. eTownJacksonville/$200'sMore
7. Del Webb at TraditionPort St. Lucie/$200'sMore
8. Cresswind at Victoria GardensDeLand/$200'sMore
9. Valencia Cay at RiverlandPort St. Lucie/$200'sMore
Cresswind at Victoria Gardens by Kolter Homes

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

Del Webb Ponte Vedra 

Del Webb Ponte Vedra clubhouse and spaClubhouse Photo permission of Del Webb
Del Webb Ponte Vedra clubhouse and spaClubhouse Photo permission of Del Webb

LOCATION: Coastal  

Single Family Homes and Carriage Homes

FEATURES: Gated community with gorgeous clubhouse and pool area - Only 4 miles to Ocean - Adjacent to Nocatee Preserve for natural surroundings.   Almost sold out.

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. 

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

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 $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. 

st. augustine

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 Pulte active adult - Pulte smart home - International Golf Parkway, St. Augustine - In master community of Bannon Lakes - clubhouse, pool, canoe and kayak launch and more resort amenities. Starting mid-$200's.
23 Bridge Oak Lane -  877-892-1458 - Open Daily

Villages of Seloy 

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.  Phase 2A.

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

PRICE: $$ Start in $290's - Many standard upscale features.


New  Del Webb eTown

LOCATION:  Jacksonville

FEATURES:  A "smart" master planned community

CONTACT:  11246 Town View Dr., Jacksonville - 904-543-3959 - Now pre-selling with scheduled appointments

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


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"


  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  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.  

DeLand New and Resale Communities

Crosswind at Victoria Gardens Florida poolsideCresswind at Victoria Gardens - By Kolter Homes
Cresswind at Victoria Gardens Florida poolsideCresswind at Victoria Gardens - By Kolter Homes

New Cresswind at Victoria Gardens  


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  

New in Port St. Lucie

New Valencia Cay at Riverland By GL Homes

LOCATION:  Port St. Lucie

FEATURE:  In master community Riverland; 34,000SF clubhouse

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

Single homes in five collections priced from $200's - one mile to The Landing at Tradition for shopping, dining and more. Models to view.

New 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 low $200's. 

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

  • Vitalia
  • TownPark (sold out)
  • Lake Park
  • PGA-Verano
  • The Brennity (Independent Living)
  • Del Webb at Tradition

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.

Vitalia at Tradition

Vitalia at Tradition model homePhoto Credit: Vitalia at Tradition
Florida Vitalia at Tradition model homePhoto credit: Vitalia at Tradition

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 by Minto

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 from $200's.  Resort-styled by Minto.

VISIT TOUR: Stay and Play 3 days and 2 nights

PGA Village-Verano by Kolter Homes golf coursePGA Village-Verano by Kolter Homes

PGA Village-Verano  

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.  

Veranda Gardens

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.

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 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 pool and spa

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.  

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 who want an active lifestyle. Climate is average 61 in January and 82 in August. Melbourne is home to Indian River citrus.

Melbourne and Viera

NewBridgewater at Viera - By WCI Communities (Now part of Lennar family of builders)

LOCATION:  Melbourne

FEATURES:  Gated single homes in resort community

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 $240's.  Lakes on site.  

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

LOCATION:  Melbourne

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.

Viera Age 55+ Communities

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  

LOCATION:  Melbourne

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.  

Location and Price Guide

Find by Location:

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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Find by Price:

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 

|  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

Most Popular 55+ Communities in East Coast Florida Chart*

1. Cecil PinesJacksonville More
2. Lake Park at TraditionPort St. LucieMore
3. Del Webb TraditionPort St. Lucie More

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

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