10 Most Popular Active Adult Communities of 2022

Based on user interaction, page views, and information requests through the PCR site this past year, these are the 10 active adult communities that were the most popular in 2022.

Top Neal Communities in Southwest Florida

Neal Communities has built over 15,000 new homes in Southwest Florida neighborhoods spanning cities including Bradenton, Parrish, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Fort Myers, and Naples. Learn more about them here. 

Trending Communities in the 2023 “Markets to Watch”

This article spotlights trending lifestyle communities in or near the Sun Belt region cities that have been named 2023’s top housing markets to watch.

Smart Home Upgrades for Seniors

With careful thought and planning, there are various smart technology home improvements that can be made to provide an added level of security and comfort for aging seniors. Let's look at some of the smart home upgrades that can be made to benefit seniors aging in place.

Health Benefits of Bike Riding for Seniors

There are many ways that seniors can improve their physical health. One of the most popular options is bike riding. There is a wide range of benefits that this activity can unlock. Let’s look at some of the reasons why seniors should consider jumping on a bike.

7 Fall Fitness Activities for Seniors

With the heat of summer starting to fade away, the fall months are the ideal time to work on boosting your fitness. There are plenty of fun activities that seniors can try. Here are seven ideas to consider.

Best 55 Plus Communities in Georgia

If you are thinking about retiring in The Peach State and prefer to be around like-minded contemporaries of a similar age, here are a few of the best 55+ communities in Georgia to consider.      

The Importance of Socialization for Seniors

In this article, we’ll take a look at the many physical, mental, and emotional benefits to socialization for seniors.

Equestrian Communities with Real Estate Under $400,000

For equestrian enthusiasts, finding a community to call home that offers services and amenities to accommodate their horse has many invaluable benefits. Even better if the community offers affordable land and homes for purchase. Here, we’ll explore a few equestrian communities with homes and real estate under $400,000.

Best Ski Resort Communities

Here are some of the best ski communities for active adults, each jam-packed with a variety of lifestyle-specific amenities, stunning mountain vistas, and panoramic views, and most importantly, just a snowball’s throw from a variety of the country’s best ski resorts.  

Top Communities in the ‘Best and Most Affordable Places to Retire'

In this article, we’ll spotlight five of the places that made Realtor.com’s list and offer information on the surrounding lifestyle communities featured on PCR’s site.

Exploring Thesman 55-Plus Communities Near Phoenix

The East Mesa area near Phoenix has become one of the world’s most desirable locations for active adult living. So what better place to start your search for Arizona 55+ communities? And who better to begin your search for 55-plus communities near Phoenix with than renowned Arizona developer, Thesman Communities?

The Increasing Popularity of Cottage Style Homes

In this article, we’ll tell you a little bit about cottage-style homes and even help get your search started with an overview of a few cottage home communities.

Exploring Kolter Homes 55-Plus Communities in the Southeast

Designed specifically and exclusively for active adults 55 and better, Kolter’s Cresswind communities are renowned for their lifestyle-oriented amenities based on the cornerstones of fitness, relationships, education, and entertainment. Focusing on Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, this overview will explore a few of Kolter's 55-Plus communities in the Southeast.

Exploring K. Hovnanian® 55-Plus Communities in the Mid-Atlantic

Committed to excellence since its founding in 1959, K. Hovnanian® Homes is a nationally recognized homebuilder and community developer with designs for every stage of life. With a presence in more than a dozen states nationwide and homes for everyone from first-time buyers to growing families to retirees, this article will focus on K. Hovnanian® 55-Plus Communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

Exploring Lennar 55-Plus Communities in Florida

Founded in 1954, Miami-based Lennar Corporation has solidified itself as one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Known for their community development in 17 states, this article will focus on a few of Lennar’s 55-plus communities in Florida.

Exploring Shea Homes® 55-Plus Communities in California

Having constructed more than 100,000 homes since its founding in 1968, Shea Homes is among the nation’s largest private homebuilders. Recognized as an industry leader with a reputation for design, quality, and customer service, Shea Homes builds new residential real estate in 10 states throughout the country. In this article, we'll explore Shea Homes communities in California. 

Things to Think About When Buying a New Home in a Master-Planned Community

Moving homes is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in your life. Like any good thing, however, it comes with a lot of work. From choosing the right new home to downsizing your belongings and cleaning the new house, the whole experience can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, purchasing your new home and moving in can be more enjoyable than it is stressful.

Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 10 Top Cities with Exceptional Lifestyle Communities

We looked at the top 25 cities on the U.S. News 2022-2023 Best Places to Live list and zeroed in on the ones with some of the country’s most sought-after master-planned communities. Keep reading to explore 10 of the best cities to live in the U.S.—and discover some of the top communities located in or near those cities.

Top Boating Communities in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Featuring exceptional marinas, established Yacht Clubs, and an abundance of year-round activities for retirees, active adults, and families to live life on the water, let’s explore a few of the top boating communities the Mid-Atlantic.

Latitude Margaritaville Amenities Provide Residents with Another Day in Paradise

For many retirees, the biggest benefit to living in an active adult community is gaining access to a myriad of amenities. And nowhere will you find a more impressive and unique array of resort-style amenities than within the sun-kissed grounds of Latitude Margaritaville communities.

Looking For Mountain Homes Under $350,000? Check Out These Communities.

In this article, we’ll spotlight several communities—from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Appalachians and Smokies, all the way northeast to New England—that offer both an abundance of recreational amenities and stunning low-cost mountain homes.

Why You Should Move to Arkansas

While many people may not even realize it, there are a lot of things that make Arkansas a unique and desirable place to live. Popular for its natural beauty, charming towns, vacation spots, spa cities, and retirement destinations, here are some reasons why you should move to Arkansas.

Why You Should Live in These Blue Ridge Mountain Communities

In this article, we’ll tell you why setting down in a Blue Ridge Mountain community is so desirable and rewarding. From the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Carolinas, and through Georgia, these communities in the Blue Ridge Mountains offer unrivaled real estate, amenities, and recreational opportunities.

Tennessee Boating Communities for Retirees

For those looking to retire on or near water, there are some wonderful options in the Volunteer State, and here we’ll explore a few of the best boating communities in Tennessee.

5 Top Tennis Communities in Florida

Whether you’re searching in the Panhandle, Gulf Coast, Treasure Coast, or elsewhere, these top Florida tennis communities are great for both the casual player and those looking to take their game to the next level.

Active Adult California Communities without Golf Courses

For residents of California, an idyllic golf course is rarely more than a 5-iron away, but there are some excellent California communities without golf. In this brief article, we’ll take a look at different parts of the state to explore five non-golf communities in California that feature next-level amenities for active adults. 

Popular 55+ Virginia Communities without Golf

There are many great master-planned communities in Virginia without golf. Here, we’ll take a look at five that feature world-class amenities, affordable real estate, and surrounding areas with year-round recreational opportunities.

Five Amenity-Rich Communities in South Carolina without Golf

PCR features dozens of community showcases in South Carolina, with and without golf courses. Here, we’ll zero in on five unique non-golf South Carolina communities—from the coast to the Midlands to the mountainous Upcountry.

Congratulations to PCR’s Top Communities of The Year

This diverse list of top communities includes several categories broken down by state/region. With dozens of appealing and desirable communities in each region, we narrowed them down to recognize the most popular based on user engagement, interest, and demand. The winners are…

Looking for Arizona 55+ Communities without Golf? Check These Out

Arizona communities without golf courses offer all the spoils of comfortable retirement while still providing a bevy of year-round recreational options to stay active and healthy. Here are a few to explore and get your search started. 

Want to Live More Eco-Friendly? Here Are 5 Sustainable, Green Communities to Consider

If eco-friendliness is on your checklist as you look for the perfect place to settle down in, here are a few environmentally considerate communities to help get your search started.

Check Out These North Carolina Communities without Golf Courses

For those who like to play golf but prefer not live in a golf community, we compiled a list of communities in North Carolina that don’t have a golf course—but rest assured they do have an array of awesome active adult amenities.

Five of the Best Lake Communities in the U.S.

Explore five of the best lake communities in the U.S., each offering a distinct style, unique natural beauty, and an impressive array of amenities to stay active while enjoying outdoor recreation and pristine lake living. 

Top 5 Georgia Active Adult Communities without Golf

The Georgia communities without golf featured here are all designed with active adults in mind, and while many still have golf nearby, residents of these non-golf communities can enjoy a peaceful and fulfilling living environment sans the greens, fairways, and golf crowds.

Fitness, Swimming, and Trails: Top 10 Retirement Communities with This Active Adult Trifecta

According to the latest PCR survey of active adult homebuyers searching for lifestyle communities, fitness, swimming, and trails are the must-have amenities for an overwhelming majority of retirees. Here, we’ll spotlight the top 10 retirement communities from across the country and tell you a little about their next-level active lifestyle amenities.

Top Florida Communities without Golf

From beaches to boating to tennis, pickleball, and more, what these communities lack in golf they make up for with so many other resort-style amenities. The best part? It’s Florida, so there’s always golf nearby for those who still want to play occasionally. Here’s a list with details on some of the best Florida communities without golf. 

Looking to Retire Near the Beach in a Home Under $450,000? Check Out These Communities!

If you’re among the many who are wondering where you can retire in an affordable home and have quick and convenient beach access, we’ve got just the list of communities to start your search! Here are a few of the top retirement communities with homes under $450,000 that are within close proximity to the beach. 

Top Active Adult 55+ Homebuilders

This list of the top active adult 55+ homebuilders spotlights the biggest builders in the business—and zeros in on their active, age-targeted communities where you’ll find both your dream home and your ultimate lifestyle.  

5 Stunning Oceanfront Communities

These luxury oceanfront communities are defined by posh, elegance, and year-round beach vibes. Learn more about five of the most stunning oceanfront communities for active adults.  

Best Retirement Communities in Northeast Florida

Whether you’re escaping the bitter cold weather, want to stay active year round or simply looking for a top-notch place to settle down, Florida retirement communities on the east coast have a lot to offer. Here’s a list of the best retirement communities in Northeast Florida. 

Most Popular 55+ Communities in California

California is a sought-after destination for retirees and adults seeking a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle. Featuring world-class amenities, a plethora of lifestyle activities and recreation, and top-notch real estate, here’s a shortlist of this year’s most popular 55+ communities in California. 

 

Best Equestrian Communities in South Carolina

Are you a horse enthusiast looking to retire in South Carolina? Then your research has led you to the right place! From thoroughbred breeding to horse races to sprawling landscapes for riding and top-notch equestrian facilities, here’s a list of the best equestrian communities in South Carolina.

A Look Inside Margaritaville Retirement Communities

If you’re looking for a change of scenery as you prepare to spend your golden years, perhaps a retirement change in latitudes and attitudes is also in order. Take a look inside these Margaritaville retirement communities inspired by the laid-back Jimmy Buffet lifestyle.

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Senior Living Community

With a variety of senior living communities for retirees these days, there are options for all ages, needs, and lifestyles. If you’re wondering what to look for in a senior living community, here’s a short list of the 7 key things you should keep in mind.

Most Popular 55+ Communities in Florida

Florida is perhaps the most sought-after destination for retirees and adults seeking a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle. Here is a shortlist of the most popular 55+ communities in Florida.  

Five Tax Friendly States and Private Communities for Retirees

Considering retirement? There are several states that offer tax benefits for all residents, in general, and retirees specifically. Here’s a look at five tax friendly states and private communities that will leave ample disposable income for living the good life.

Four Private Community Amenities that will Keep You Looking and Feeling Young

Want to live forever? We can’t help with that, but these four private community amenities will help.

Seven Sun Belt Golf Communities to Check Out Right Now

Golf participation has surged during the Covid-19 pandemic, largely due to golf courses remaining open while other sports and activities shutdown.

These Western North Carolina Communities Are Really Hot Right Now

From the foothills to the Tennessee Valley to the High Country, Western North Carolina features some of the Tar Heel State’s most diverse landscapes and desirable real estate.