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55+ Community Articles

These articles share the latest trends and information related to 55 plus communities. If you're over the age of 55 and interested in learning more about what age-restricted communities have to offer, the resources here will help guide you. From "best of" lists to the most popular communities in different states and regions, you'll learn more about all the benefits to buying a home in a 55+ community.  

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.      

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?

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.  

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. 

 

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.  

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.

Most Popular 55+ Communities in North Carolina

North Carolina is a sought-after destination for retirees and adults seeking a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle. Here is a shortlist of this year’s most popular 55+ communities in North Carolina.  

Most Popular 55+ Communities in South Carolina

South Carolina is a sought-after destination for retirees and adults seeking a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle. Take a look at the most popular 55+ communities in South Carolina.    

Most Popular 55+ Communities in Arizona

Not surprisingly, Arizona is a sought-after destination for retirees and adults seeking a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle. Here is a shortlist of the most popular 55+ communities in Arizona.  

Best 55+ Communities in Northern California

If adventure and relaxation in the top half of The Golden State appeals to your lifestyle, here’s a shortlist of the best 55+ communities in Northern California. 

Best 55+ Communities in Coastal South Carolina

From towns steeped in history to extraordinary golf courses to some of the Atlantic coast’s best beaches, mouth-watering seafood, and more, there’s a lot for retirees to love about coastal South Carolina. For those looking to call this pleasant and picturesque region home, here are details on a few of the best 55+ communities in coastal South Carolina.   

Florida 55 Plus Communities with Homes Under $250,000

Did you know that real estate in The Sunshine State can also be pretty affordable in many of its top 55 plus communities? Here are the top Florida 55+ communities with homes under $250,000.  

Florida 55+ Communities Near the Beach

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

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.  

Affordable 55 and Over Communities on Florida’s East Coast

If you’re thinking about retiring in Florida, here’s a list of the best affordable 55 and over communities on Florida’s east coast.   

Most Affordable 55+ Communities in Florida

If retiring in Florida is on your radar, you have plenty of options that won’t break the bank. Read on to see for yourself and learn more about the most affordable 55+ communities in Florida.    

Best 55+ Communities in Delaware

Steeped in history and peppered with dune-backed beaches, Delaware is often overlooked as one of the best places for active adult retirement. What was once the nation’s “First State” is now home to a variety of master-planned lifestyle communities on the Atlantic Coast.  

Best Florida 55+ Communities with Golf Courses

You can’t swing a 9-iron in The Sunshine State without hitting a golf community centered around one lifestyle or another...so here we’ll help focus your attention on 55 plus communities with golf courses in Florida.   

Best 55 Plus Communities in North Carolina

Sit back, relax, and prepare to immerse yourself in the diversity of coastal regions, scenic mountains, and metropolitan areas that make the Tar Heel State such a dynamic and desirable retirement destination for active adults 55 and over.   

Best 55+ Communities in Arizona

If you're looking for a warm year-round climate coupled with gorgeous landscapes and plenty of stimulating activities, it’s tough to beat the Grand Canyon State. Here's a list of what we think are some of the best 55+ communities in Arizona.   

Best Retirement Communities for Singles

If you’re unmarried and looking for an inclusive setting that isn’t already full of happily-involved couples, here’s a glimpse of some of the best retirement communities for singles.  

Why Pickleball is the Perfect Activity for the 55+ Community

The tennis, ping pong and badminton-inspired game has caught fire in America, but it’s the dedication from individuals 55+ that has made the sport a staple at active adult communities.   

Who Can Live in a 55+ Community?

While not all 55 and older communities have the same rules, here are some of the basic guidelines you can expect to encounter as you conduct your search for your ideal retirement community. 

No Tricks, All Treats with These Retirement Discovery Packages

What really is the best way to decide on a retirement community when you’ve narrowed down your options? By treating yourself to all-inclusive discovery packages! 

5 Benefits of Living in a 55+ Community

Considering living in a 55+ community? Check out these five benefits to help you decide.

What is a 55+ Community?

55+ communities are popular real estate offerings attractive to retirees and pre-retirees. Here’s an explanation of their unique characteristics and how they continue to evolve.