Mid-Year Review of 55 Communities in 2020

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This mid-year review of new 55 communities includes those 55+ communities in the most popular areas for retirement that have come out so far this year in 2020 and those mentioned by builders as coming soon up to 2021.  (Not all communities are listed.  See the state pages to get the complete lists.)  

Spaciousness at home and in the outdoor natural environment  are recurring themes this year.  Nature trails, hiking trails, lakes, large pool complexes with plenty of room to spread out, smart home amenities, new luxury finishes all play into the theme

These communities might deliver the peaceful surroundings and comfortable homes you are looking for.

(Not all communities are listed. See the state pages on our website for the complete lists.)


Asante Heritage: Encore by Lennar  Active adult community within Asante master community in Surprise, Arizona.  Large single homes priced in $300's and $400's.  Resort-like amenities include clubhouse, pool, trails, lake, parks, pool, spa and more.  Ready in August.  See Phoenix 55+ page for more.  


Esplanade at Turkey Creek by Taylor Morrison  Coming early 2021 to Lincoln, California.  Resort amenities will include clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools and Jacuzzi, fitness center, pickle ball, tennis and more.  There will be a restaurant and bar and coffee shop. 30 minutes to downtown Sacramento.   (Verify all future amenities.)  See Northern California 55 communities.

Citron at the Grove by Shea Homes  Coming soon:  Single family detached spacious homes in Camarillo, Ventura County, California. This gated community on 83 acres will offer trails, scenic vistas, parks, dog parks, and featuring outdoor amenities.  Also, the 4900 SF recreation center and complex will have pool, spa, cabanas, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, pickle ball courts and more.  Not far from Los Angeles.

Verano at Aliento by Pardee Homes in Santa Clarita  Inside the gated master community of Aliento is Verano for 55+.  Have your wine locker at The Club at Verano.  Recreational amenities can be enjoyed at The Terrace, resort-style club.  From $550's.


Fairway Villas at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club by Oakwood Homes in Denver   The location isn't far from downtown Denver or the Denver International Airport.  The community is inside the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club master community.  Coming soon is The Lodge recreation center with rustic design.  Priced in $300's and $400's.  See Colorado 55.

Regency at Montaine by Toll Bros. in Castle Rock, Douglas County  A resort-styled community coming soon.  Single homes from the low $400's.  Miles of walking and biking trails.  Hike to the top of Mt. Montaine.   Join the VIP List now from their website for updates.  

The Reserve at Green Valley Ranch by Oakwood in Aurora  10,000 SF Resort Amenity Center and yes they have pickle ball too.   

The Retreat at Banning Lewis Ranch by Oakwood Homes in Colorado Springs  Single-family and court-yard like homes.  10,000+ SF Amenity Center.  Connects to parks, trails and amenities.  A resort-like community with Lifestyle Director.  Priced in $200's and $300's.


Bayview by Del Webb (west coast Florida) in Palmetto, Florida  A coming soon community near Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa.  Medium to large single homes minutes from beaches, harbors, nature parks, shopping, and entertainment. Sign onto VIP List for updates.  

Medley at Mirada (west coast) by Lennar in San Antonio, Florida   3 collections near Tampa: The Estates, The Manors, and Villas are all in $200's and $300's price range.  Resort-like amenities include the upcoming Crystal Lagoon.  See 55+ Tampa for more. 

Cresswind Palm Beach by Kolter Homes at Westlake  A new resort-styled community for 55+ in Palm Beach County with award-winning amenities.  2-4 bedrooms with options for second-floor bonus room and expanded outdoor living areas.  Located between Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens.  Pricing starts in $300's and sizes range from medium to very large.  Open daily 10-6 following state and federal guidelines.

Cresswind Lakewood Ranch by Kolter Homes  Located on 250+ acres in the scenic Sarasota, Bradenton area.  Numerous resort-styled amenities.  Medium to very large floor plans from low $300's to $500's.  Now open daily in Lakewood Ranch following state and federal guidelines.

Esplanade at Tradition 55+ community by Taylor Morrison  Coming soon to the Tradition master community in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.  The Tradition master community is on 8000+ acres with a Town Center for shopping and restaurants.  Tradition is  designed to have a small town ambience.  Medium to large 2-3 bedroom homes. Sign onto VIP List now on their website.

Regency at Avenir by Toll Bros. in Palm Beach Gardens in Palm Beach County   400+ spacious homes with resort-style amenities.  Sign on to VIP List for updates for this coming soon active adult community.  Priced from $500's.

Latitude Margaritaville by Minto Homes in Daytona Beach  Inspired by the  lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett and his music.  Homes priced from low $200's.  Town Center and 13 models now open following federal and state guidelines.    

Valencia Sound by GL Homes in Boynton Beach, Florida   Live an elegant lifestyle with so many things to do.  Indoor and outdoor amenities feature 39000 SF clubhouse, full-service restaurant, sports lounge, pickle ball, bocce and tennis courts, shows and entertainment, and more.  From $500's to $900's.  Now open (face covering required.)


Avalon Trails by Lennar in Delray Beach  Single medium to large homes with resort amenities priced at $300's and $400's.  Available July-December.   See Florida 55 for more.

Veranda Preserve by Lennar  This active community is coming soon to Port St. Lucie.  The Grand collection will have large 3-bedroom homes.


Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes by Kolter Homes  Located in the master community of Twin Lakes 40 miles northeast of Atlanta with access to nearby Hoschton and Braselton. The 55 community features miles of nature trails, 2 lakes for fishing and kayaking and more resort-styled amenities. Numerous outdoor recreational activities including a large pickle ball complex.  Models are now open.

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Seacrest Pines by DR Horton in Barnegat, NJ  Immediate move-in opportunities near New Jersey beaches and minutes from Long Beach Island.  Wooded homesites and an amenity-filled clubhouse includes pool, nature trails, and fitness Open daily.  Open for appointments.  See more New Jersey 55+.

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Auburn Village by Lennar in Garner in Raleigh area.  11 miles to downtown Raleigh with a country ambience.  Four collections for an active 55+ lifestyle from $200's to $400's.  Amenities include clubhouse, a saltwater pool, trail, fitness center, sport court, pond and more.  The single homes are medium to large sized.  Some are available now.


Southpointe by 55+ builder Traditions of America near downtown Pittsburg  Medium to spacious traditionally-designed homes priced in $300's to $400's in North Hills area.  Amenities include  clubhouse, outdoor heated (verify) pool, wine cellar, sports bar, coffee shop, expansive seating on patio with adirondack chairs and fire pit great for relaxing.  Lifestyle Director for help with planning your social activities. 


Sun City Texas - Del Webb  Three golf courses - trails - spacious homes with lots of storage areas - food storage anyone?  Coming soon to Georgetown, Texas

Also see:  Social Distancing at Retirement Communities