Affordable 55 and Over Communities on Florida’s East Coast

by Robert Borges on March 27, 2024

Blue skies, white sand, warm clear waters. It may sound like paradise...and to some, it is. We’re talking about Florida’s Atlantic Coast, and with a coastline that stretches 360 miles, you can bet it features some of the world’s best beaches. It’s also known for its retirement communities—specifically 55+ communities. 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. 

Indian River Colony Club- Melbourne, FL
Homes starting in the $200,000s

Indian River Colony Club affordable 55+ community in FL

Dedicated to serving those who served, Indian River Colony Club is a 55 plus community on Florida’s east coast primarily for military retirees. The 55+ community sits on a pristine 453 acres—small enough to foster friendship and camaraderie, yet big enough to provide first class amenities. Residents enjoy 24-hour gated security and a full complement of country club luxuries, including an 18-hole, par 72 golf course.

Veranda Preserve- Port St. Lucie, FL
Homes priced from the high $200,000s

Veranda Preserve

Veranda Preserve is a new "55 and Better" community in Port St. Lucie, FL, by Lennar, offering resort-style living. With three collections of single-family homes, floor plans range from 1,410 to 2,807 square feet, featuring 2- to 3-bedroom/2- to 3.5-bath layouts. Interior highlights include tile flooring, stain-resistant carpet, stainless-steel appliances, wood cabinetry, and quartz countertops. Lennar's "Everything's Included" program provides added amenities like hurricane impact-resistant windows, modern home automation, and more.

Timbers at Everlands- Palm Bay, FL
Homes priced from the mid $300,000s

Timbers at Everlands affordable 55+ community in FL

Situated in the heart of Palm Beach County, Florida, The Timbers at Everlands is a gated 55+ community offering a serene retreat amidst lush landscapes, while still being conveniently close to Palm Beach's bustling attractions. Residents enjoy a luxurious clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool, jacuzzi, pickleball, and tennis courts for an active lifestyle. Just a stone's throw away from the coastline and major highways, residents have easy access to nearby recreational opportunities. Developed by Lennar, the community offers brand-new affordable single-family homes tailored to the needs of the active adult aged 55 and better, with various floorplans available across two unique home collections.

Stillwater 55+- St. Johns, FL
Homes priced from the high $300,000s

Stillwater 55+ affordable 55 plus community in FL

Stillwater 55+ is an active adult community located in St. Johns, FL, offering the perfect blend of serene retirement living and vibrant community spirit. Nestled amidst lush landscapes and rolling fairways, this gated golf community is conveniently located between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Enjoy golfing at the impeccably designed course or hone your skills at the TopTracer range. Beyond golf, residents can take advantage of amenities such as walking paths, a pool, and tennis and pickleball courts. Lennar Homes provides modern and elegant living spaces with open layouts and quality finishes. Whether relaxing on your private patio or hosting friends, these homes offer the ideal setting for every occasion. Experience the beauty of nature, the excitement of the fairways, and the warmth of a welcoming community.

Reverie at Palm Coast- Palm Coast, FL
Homes priced from the mid $300,000s

Reverie at Palm Coast 55 plus community in FL

This premier 55+ gated community on Florida's east coast is crafted by DreamFinders Homes. Positioned conveniently near golf courses, beaches, and essential amenities, Reverie offers an unparalleled active adult living experience. Residents can luxuriate in a meticulously landscaped gated entrance and a central 4,000 sq. ft. lakefront clubhouse, fostering social connections. Dive into relaxation with zero-entry swimming, lap pools, and spa, or embrace an active lifestyle on the six tournament-class pickleball courts. With lush green spaces, a dog park, and scenic sidewalks, Reverie caters to outdoor enthusiasts. Choose from an array of spacious homes ranging from 1,693 to over 3,700 sq. ft., featuring 2- and 3-car garages, and customizable options for private pools and picturesque views. HOA fees cover landscaping, yard maintenance, and full access to amenities, ensuring a carefree lifestyle in this vibrant Florida community.