Affordable 55 and Over Communities on Florida’s East Coast

Affordable 55 and Over Communities on Florida’s East Coast

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. 


LakePark at Tradition- Port Lucie, FL

This award-winning 8,300-acre master-planned community blends tranquil residential neighborhoods with a mix of commercial and retail properties, community services, and more than 400 acres of lakes and waterways. You’ll find new single-family homes and villa homes for sale surrounding an established clubhouse and recreational complex—starting in the low $200,000s. Complete with swimming and fitness facilities, screened porch area, and an active program of events and activities, there’s no doubt this is among the best 55 and over communities on Florida’s east coast.


Viera- Viera, FL

Viera is a prominent master-planned community—and without question one of the most expansive 55 and over communities on Florida’s east coast. The community spans about 20,000 acres along Interstate 95 in the Melbourne-Cocoa Beach Area. Recreational amenities at this 55+ Florida community include two established golf courses, sprawling parks and nature areas, as well as tennis and fitness facilities. Residents also have access to shops, restaurants, and entertainment at several commercial centers within the community (including the Brevard Zoo and the Space Coast Baseball Stadium!), along with a full-service hospital and other health care providers.


Freedom at San Salito- St. Augustine, FL

Here’s a Mediterranean-style 55 and over community on Florida’s east coast that offers a low-maintenance lifestyle with amenities and single-family homes thoughtfully designed for senior retirees. A lifestyle director organizes year-round activities and events, and residents also enjoy access to a clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool, tennis courts, volleyball court, playground, and more.


Indian River Colony Club- Melbourne, 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.