There is lots to do in Orlando retirement communities and in Orlando itself. Orlando is a huge employment center as well. Disney World, located here, sometimes has job openings for seniors with the benefits including reduced entrance fee (verify); great for grandchildren. If your city isn't here, also see the Central Florida category.
Orlando is in Orange County but adjacent counties are sometimes less than 30 minutes away, therefore, see the Central Florida page as well.
LOCATION: St. Cloud
FEATURES: Near Lake Nona
CONTACT: Narcoossee Rd., St. Cloud
Singles and attached villas priced in mid-$300's (verify pricing). 5 miles to Lake Nona - Amenity Center.
LOCATION: Winter Garden
FEATURES: Close to Orlando and theme parks
CONTACT: 14001 Hartzog Garden - 800-580-0896
Singles and villas. Starting mid-$300's.
LOCATION: Harmony near St. Cloud
FEATURES: Within master community of Harmony; Resort-styled with golf
CONTACT: Open Daily or call for appointment 407-501-7298/407-593-2285
By CalAtlantic in Harmony, Fl. - 3310 Sagebrush St. - Medium-sized to spacious singles from very low $200's. Lots of resort amenities. 30 minutes to the Disney resort.
By Beazer Homes - condominiums in a low-rise building with garages. 2 and 3-bedrooms from upper $200's with balconies and 1-car garages. Some water view sites. Near airport. Laureate Blvd and Benavente Ave., Orlando - 321-445-5050
Sold out. Singles and townhomes with new designs by Del Webb (sold out) - This popular community is very near to Disney World. Amenities include manned gated entrance, resort-style pool and spa, clubhouse, recreation, activities and more. All ages. Started mid-$200's. 1384 Masters Blvd., Championsgate - See Realtors for resales.
By K Hovnanian - Formosa Gardens Blvd., Kissimmee - Medium to large single-family homes in gated resort-styled 55+ community. From upper $200's | Near Walt Disney World Theme Park
2117 Antilles Club Dr., Kissimmee - 321-263-2627 - Open Daily
In Kissimmee by Taylor Morrison - Award-winning master-planned gated golfcart community. Plenty of activity with the wide selection of amenities including semi-private Stonegate Golf Club. Attached and detached homes from upper $100's.
395 Village Dr., Kissimmee - 877-335-1543 - Open Daily
Price: $-$$ - One of two over 55 communities located in master-planned golf community of Ridgewood Lakes - Nearby shopping, dining and medical facilities. 30 minutes to theme parks.
When Del Webb Orlando opened, Del Webb added 2 smaller square footage homes. In their survey they discovered that more people wanted smaller homes. In this economy, a smaller home is more affordable and doesn't require as much upkeep.
Smaller square footage plans from upper $100's. Almost sold out.
500 Del Webb Blvd., Davenport - 866-671-3330 - Open Daily
Florida golf season is from October-May. The summer is not very busy because the snowbirds leave and only the regulars are playing. This time of year people generally play other Florida courses because the rates are cheaper. Communities are golf cart friendly but you cannot go shopping in your cart.
The course is wide open in the summer, and getting a tee-time is no problem at all. The winter months are a bit busier, but the men’s and women’s leagues guarantee tee-times for all members.
Davenport 30 miles to Orlando - Established over 55 gated community at Ridgewood Lakes Golf and Country Club master planned community. Resales. Award-winning golf course and over 600 custom single homes. Close to Disney and Orlando Airport. Price: $-$$$
Highway 27, 2 miles south of I-4 - See Realtors for resales
In the Orlando area - 30 minutes to Disney World - homes from 1200SF and priced from $220's to mid-$400's.
Shea Homes, always the innovator of beautiful design now brings you the no electric bill home - This community is their second one in Florida. They are well known for their beautiful communities in California and Washington state.
Their other communities in Florida are Victoria Gardens in DeLand on Florida's east coast (sold out), and not too far from Orlando, and Trilogy at Ocala Preserve in Ocala (see Central Florida communities).
Dream Big: The Imagine Model has a beautiful video tour on their website.
Spacious single homes from medium to high square footage. Starting in $220's. See new Freedom Collection starting in mid-$200's.
100 Falling Acorn Avenue, Groveland, FL - 800-685-6494 - Open Daily
By Taylor Morrison in Clermont - 3 miles of walking trails connect to the 7-mile South Lake Trail which connects to West Orange Trail. Single ranch homes from $200's - 1010 Braewood Dr. - 877-889-7055 - Open Daily
By Freedom Homes (DR Horton) - 500+ homes in gated community. Single and villa homes from low $200's. Amenities include many activities for exercise, social activities and more.
16124 Yelloweyed Drive, Clermont - 844-509-7696 - Open Daily
Resale only - Located in Clermont in Lake County by award-winning builder Lennar.
Many amenities and activities. Price-$-$$, Size-Large - 30 minutes to the west of Orlando in Lake County. On-site vineyard. Golf simulator. 2-4 bedroom homes and medium to large square feet - Prices started $230's.
3195 Heritage Hills Blvd., Clermont
Clermont - Large gated community with many amenities including, pools, spas, two golfcourses and more. In Lake County approx. 30 minutes west of Orlando. 2088 homes. Luxury amenities. Near the Heritage Hills community. Route 27, 3 miles south of State Route 50.
Deland - Price: $$ - Gated community less than an hour drive to Orlando and Daytona. Spanish tiled roofs and natural lake settings. 60% of homes on lake or lake view. Lot Packages - Custom homes start $250,000's. Choose your lot and decide when you want to build (see website for more information.) Docks and slips for non-power boats.
State Road 11 & Carter Rd, Deland, FL
Located in Winter Park - Independent senior apartments and villas. Services include 1 meal/day, bi-weekly housekeeping and more (verify). Also, assisted living with medicare approved Health Center.
Lifelong Learning with Rollins College. Entrance fees start $135,270 (verify) plus monthly maintenance fees. For one person monthly fee starts $2005 (verify). Please verify all information as it can change at any time. Prices are listed on their About Us page.
1620 Mayflower Court - 407-672-1620
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