Florida 55+ Communities Near the Beach

Here are the best Florida 55+ retirement communities near the beach. Keep reading for all the balmy details and ride the wave where it takes you...   

Uncover Paradise: Dive into Southwest Florida’s Spectacular Active Adult Communities

This article delves into the best active adult communities in Southwest Florida, where residents can enjoy not only the beauty of the Gulf Coast but also a diverse range of amenities and activities designed to enhance their overall well-being. From picturesque locations to top-notch recreational facilities, these communities are redefining the concept of retirement living in one of Florida's most sought-after regions.

Discover the Allure of These Prominent Active Adult Communities in Central Florida

From gated golf and tennis havens to resort-style communities with an abundance of amenities, Central Florida's active adult offerings create a tapestry of experiences that redefine retirement living. Explore these top active adult communities in Central Florida.

Florida Retirement Communities with Marinas

If you are an avid boater who wants nothing more than to ensconce yourself in a year-round boating lifestyle, here are some of the top Florida retirement communities with marinas.     

Celebrating the Season: Festive Holiday Activities for 55+ Communities

Whether you already live in a 55 and over community or are considering a move, here are some fun activities that are perfect for bringing residents together and spreading Yuletide cheer throughout 55+ communities.

10 New Year's Resolutions for Seniors: A Guide to Health and Happiness

Setting thoughtful and intentional resolutions can contribute to a fulfilling and healthy life in your golden years, and in this article, we'll explore some meaningful New Year’s resolutions for seniors.

Pawsitively Perfect Living: The Joys of Residing in a Pet-Friendly Community

From pet-friendly retirement communities to those designed for 55-plus and active adults, to family-oriented master-planned communities, more and more include amenities, perks, and conveniences that cater to pets and their pet parents. Keep reading to discover the joys of living in a pet-friendly community. 

Tips for Moving to Another State

According to our recent research, almost 70% of PCR users looking for retirement communities say they plan to relocate to another state. So, we thought we’d share some valuable tips to help make your transition to a new state as smooth as possible.

Top Communities in “The Cities Everybody Wants to Move to Right Now”

According to Realtor.com, there are several towns in particular that homebuyers from other parts of the country are targeting, and this article will highlight 5 of those cities—as well as some of the popular master-planned communities in or near those cities.

Pros and Cons of Living in a Gated Community

Gated communities have become increasingly popular in recent years as people seek security, privacy, and a sense of community. And while these communities offer a range of benefits, there are also a few drawbacks depending on your preferences and priorities for finding the perfect place to call home. In this article, we’ll explore the pros and cons of living in a gated community to help you make an informed decision about whether it's the right choice for you.

The Benefits of Living in Oklahoma

From the bustling urban centers with their thriving art scenes and culinary delights to the serene landscapes of rolling prairies and tranquil lakes, Oklahoma can be a great place to live. If you’re considering a move to the Sooner State, keep reading to discover the benefits of living in Oklahoma. 

Embrace the Gem State: Why You Should Move to Idaho

From breathtaking natural landscapes to a thriving economy and strong sense of community, this article shares some highlights of The Gem State and top reasons why Idaho is an exceptional state to call home.

Most Popular Mountain Communities of 2023

Whether you’re an avid outdoor enthusiast, a seeker of serenity, or simply crave an escape from the urban hustle and bustle, these popular mountain communities are part of our Most Popular Communities of 2023 list—and promise a lifestyle enriched with unparalleled experiences and incomparable peace.

Most Popular Lake Communities of 2023

Whether it's watching breathtaking sunsets, engaging in water sports, or simply enjoying a picnic by the water's edge, these popular lakefront communities encompass both physical and emotional well-being, making it an idyllic choice for those seeking a harmonious and vibrant lifestyle.

Recent Empty Nester? Here Are Some Fulfilling Ways to Spend Your Free Time

Are you a recent empty nester? If so, it might seem daunting to face the world again, filled with limitless possibilities. After all, there's so much to do and see—where should you start? If you've been looking for advice on how to fill your time in a relaxing and fulfilling way, keep reading for a few interesting ideas.

10 Most Popular Golf Communities of 2023

As an extension of our “Most Popular Communities of 2023,” we’re taking a deeper dive into 10 of those communities that feature exceptional golf courses and facilities. In addition to providing residents with a plethora of health benefits, golf communities offer beautiful homes with increased real estate value, lush landscapes, opportunities for socialization, privacy and security, and an array of additional resort-style amenities. Check out the top 10 golf communities of 2023 here!

Midlife Crisis: An Opportunity for Positive Change

People often dread or discuss midlife crises in hushed tones. But what if you could reframe your midlife crisis as an opportunity for positive change? What if it was a platform to step back, reflect, and decide how you want to move forward? Here are some of the ways you can use this season to bring more positivity and improvement into your life!

5 Must Know Health Benefits of Golf for Seniors + Tips to Start Playing Today

Golf is an ideal sport that can provide opportunities for physical exercise and social interaction in your community. Not only is golf fun, but it also comes with several significant health benefits – from improving balance and mobility to reducing stress levels. In this blog article, we'll look at how golfing can improve overall health while having fun.

Downsizing for Seniors: Tips for Moving Into a Smaller Home

Have you been thinking about selling your home and moving into a smaller space? Downsizing is a common move for seniors who don’t want to spend their retirements cleaning and maintaining a larger home, as well as a great way to save money! It can be challenging, though, that's why we've put together some downsizing tips for seniors. 

10 Most Popular 55+ Communities of 2023

With amenities and homes specifically designed for residents 55 and over, some of the nation’s top builders have gone all in on providing accommodations that cater to a comfortable, low-maintenance, and socially engaged lifestyle for retirees and active adults. Hand-picked from PCR’s most popular lifestyle communities of 2023, here are some of those communities that are exclusive to 55+ homebuyers.

Benefits of Living in an Equestrian Community

With a wide range of locations and property options, horse-friendly communities provide residents with perks and a rewarding way of life—physically, mentally, and emotionally. Let's explore some of the benefits of living in an equestrian community.

How to Play Pickleball: Everything You Need to Know

If you want to learn more about pickleball, you've come to the right place. This comprehensive article examines the history of pickleball, what equipment you need, the basic rules to follow, and even some strategy tips.

Most Popular Communities of 2023 with Homes Under $350,000

Located in several Sunbelt states from Florida to the Carolinas to Georgia and even Texas, here are several top communities of 2023 with homes under $350,000.

2023 Top Communities with Pickleball

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America, and has become an essential amenity for community developers to offer active adult homebuyers. This article spotlights some of 2023's top communities with pickleball courts and facilities. 

The Most Popular Lifestyle Communities of 2023

This diverse list of top 2023 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 a wide range of data that combines user engagement, page visits, and information requests from the previous year. Read on to discover the most popular communities for 2023 are…

Revealed: The Best Communities Near Nocatee, FL

Considered a suburb of Jacksonville with a population of almost 20,000, Nocatee is an unincorporated community located primarily in northern St. Johns County, Florida. In this article, we’ll showcase a few featured communities in or near Nocatee, FL, and tell you a little about their amenities, real estate, and more.

Affordable Retirement Communities in Virginia

Often listed as one of the best states to retire in, Virginia checks a lot of boxes for retirees. Thanks to its affordability, quality of life, access to healthcare, and more, Virginia has a lot to offer. In this article, we’ll look at a few of the more affordable retirement communities in Virginia.

Best 55+ Communities in Central Florida

Central Florida is a wonderland for 55+ communities. Here is a breakdown of several of the best 55+ communities in central Florida.  

Top Communities in 2023’s “Most Interesting Markets to Watch”

Zonda recently unveiled its list of 2023's most interesting housing markets. In this article, we’ll zero in on a few of those markets and spotlight some of the top master-planned lifestyle communities in or near those cities. 

Revealed: The Best Communities Near Goodyear, Arizona

There is no shortage of lifestyle communities for families, active adults, and retirees in or near Goodyear, Arizona. With great schools, world-class golf, 300+ days of sunshine, and plenty of entertainment and recreation with proximity to both the big city and the mountains, check out these communities in or near Goodyear, AZ.

Revealed: The Best Communities Near Ave Maria, FL

Near the Gulf Coast, and within proximity of desirable Florida cities like Naples, Fort Meyers, Bonita Springs, and Miromar Lakes, people interested in living in or near Ave Maria in Southwest Florida can enjoy beautiful beaches, boating and fishing, museums, performing arts venues and cultural events. Learn more about Ave Maria itself, as well as a few of the best communities near Ave Maria.

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 20,000 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.