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Age-restricted retirement communities in Florida

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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 places for the best retirement communities, along with California and Arizona, in the United States, for the senior years.

We can expect this trend will continue.

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The First Coast

(Jacksonville, 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)

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Master-Planned Communities in Florida

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

  • Popular traditional and newer amenities include pickle ball, dog parks, fitness center, tennis court, tennis center, walking trails, card rooms, swimming pools, 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 

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

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Newest 55+ Communities in East Coast Florida Chart




NAMELocation/Starting PriceLink
1. Bridgewater Melbourne/$260's More
2. Veranda PreservePort St Lucie/$300's More
3. Latitude MargaritavilleDaytona/$200's More
4. Bridge Bay at Bannon LakesSt. Augustine/$200's More
5. eTownJacksonville/$200'sMore
6. Watersong at RivertownSt. Johns/$200'sMore
7. Cresswind at Victoria GardensDeLand/$200'sMore
8. Valencia Grove at RiverlandPort St. Lucie/$200'sMore
Cresswind Victoria Gardens poolCresswind at Victoria Gardens by Kolter Homes

More new Florida retirement communities selling now in Florida:

"the first coast"

~Ponte Vedra ~St. Augustine ~Jacksonville ~St. Johns
~Resales and Rentals  

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

Ponte Vedra - Coastal Lifestyle

Del Webb Ponte Vedra - nearing close-out - condos remain

Del Webb Ponte Vedra clubhouse and spa

LOCATION: Coastal  - FEATURES: Gated 55 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

Single Family Homes and Carriage Homes

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. 

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

Del Webb Nocatee - LOCATION:  Ponte Vedra - FEATURE:  Gated; Medium to large floor plans - CONTACT:  73 Glenhurst Ave., Ponte Vedra - 904-453-3927

Villas and single homes in resort-styled community starting in $200's to $400's.

Artisan Lakes - LOCATION:  Ponte Vedra (27 miles to St. Augustine) - FEATURE:   In Nocatee master community; small 55 community in master community - CONTACT:   33 Ropemaker Court - 904-624-4368- Open Daily - final homes selling now

By Lennar - 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

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. CONTACT: 23 Bridge Oak Lane - 877-892-1458 - Open Daily

By Pulte active adult - Pulte smart home - International Golf Parkway - In master community of Bannon Lakes - resort amenities, canoe and kayak launch and more. Starting mid-$200's.

Villages of Seloy 

LOCATION: St. Augustine - FEATURES:  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.  Phase 2A. - CONTACT: 206 Seloy Dr.  -  904-810-2098 -  Shown by appt

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

Jacksonville

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 $260's.

St. Johns

New  Watersong at Rivertown - LOCATION:  St. Johns - FEATURES:   Villas and Single-family homes in master community; gated - CONTACT:    90 Lanier St. - 904-479-4491; shown by appointment only at this time

Medium to large homes from mid-$200's - Resort-like with nature theme, trails, parks, water activities and more.  Mattamy Homes.

Resales and rentals in the first coast

Sweetwater by Del Webb - LOCATION:   14 miles to Jacksonville city area - FEATURES:  Clubhouse, Fitness Center, Pool  - CONTACT:  11683 Surfbird   - See local Realtors - PRICE: Low $200's - Single-family and carriage homes in a 4-story building

Cascades at World Golf Village - LOCATION: St. Augustine, beaches and 20 minutes to Jacksonville - FEATURES: Golf - CONTACT: 1605 Sugar Loaf Lane  - 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 55 community close to the city.


"the fun coast"

~Daytona ~ DeLand

Daytona

Latitude Margaritaville  - LOCATION:  Daytona Beach - FEATURES:   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.   

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 for townhomes; single homes $300's.  

DeLand New and Resale Communities

CRESSWIND AT VICTORIA GARDENS BY KOLTER HOMES

Cresswind at Victoria Gardens - One of the best 55+ retirement communities in Florida.  - LOCATION:  DeLand - FEATURES:  Close to historic downtown; part of Victoria Park master community; Gated - CONTACT:  117 Old Moss Circle - 888-714-0989 - Open Daily

Medium to large luxury single homes from $200'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.   

Resale  Victoria Gardens by Shea Homes  - LOCATION: 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 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)

"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

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  Valencia Grove at Riverland By GL Homes - LOCATION:  Port St. Lucie - FEATURE:    In master Community Riverland - CONTACT:   Previewing from the Valencia Cay community in Riverland at 10735 SW Matisse Lane  

Some luxury items included in price of home - starting $240's - town center, clubhouse, resort amenities including Sports Club with tennis courts, bocce, pickle ball, gym and more  - lush landscaping throughout.

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 in Florida that is generating a lot of excitement by area residents will be located on the Tradition campus in Port St. Lucie. Verify all information.

Florida Vitalia at Tradition 55+ community model home

VITALIA AT TRADITION

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 mid-$200's.  Features clubhouse with lakeside pavilion, outdoor pool, cyber cafe and many social and recreational activities.  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 POOL AND SPA

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. 

PGA Village-Verano by Kolter Homes golf course

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

New Veranda Preserve  - LOCATION: Port St Lucie - By Lennar - FEATURE: 3-car garage; 3 Collections:  The Grand (55+), The Isles and The Woodlands - CONTACT: 726 E. Woodbine Rd. - 833-306-0256 - Call for appointment.  Large 3-bedroom, 3-bath homes on ground level with 3-car garage priced starting in upper $300'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, dining options, and more. 10685 SW, Stony Creek Way, Port St. Lucie  772-345-2700  

Vero Beach Resale

Woodfield ResaleVero Beach - Price was $ 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

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  

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.  The Kennedy Space Center is 14 miles to Viera.

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 Melbourne

ALAMANDA KEY 

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

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 priced low $200's - See their model home designed for the community--the "Nevis." See "Sunsmart" features.

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

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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 

|  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  |  Bridgebay  Cresswind at Victoria Gardens  |  Sweetwater   |   Del Webb Ponte Vedra  |   Delwebb eTown   |   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   Valencia Cay   |   Valencia Grove   |   

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

most popular 55+ communities in east coast florida

1. Ponte Vedra

2. Cresswind Victoria Gardens

3. Artisan Lakes

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