Best Gated Retirement Communities Near Orlando

by Robert Borges on April 7, 2020

Close to world-class attractions and just a short drive from coastal beaches, shopping, and dining, gated retirement communities near Orlando are surrounded by an abundance of fun and entertainment. 

Here we’ll go beyond the gates and step inside to spotlight a few of the best gated retirement communities near Orlando—opening your eyes to all they have to offer.

On Top of the World- Ocala, FL 

Conveniently located in the heart of Central Florida, and surrounded by vast thoroughbred horse farms and rolling landscapes, this Orlando area gated retirement community community offers amenities such as golf on three championship courses, tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, billiards and swimming. Other resort-style perks include lifelong learning opportunities, fitness facilities with active-aging programs, entertainment and social clubs. There is also a private 14-acre R/C airplane flying field, drone course, and an off-road R/C car track.

Del Webb Sunbridge- St. Cloud, FL

Del Webb Sunbridge is a new gated retirement community located near Orlando. It’s 27,000-square-foot clubhouse includes a health & wellness center, tavern & grille, ballroom, arts & crafts rooms, demonstration kitchen, and a full-time Lifestyle Director to organize year-round activities. Other amenities will include a zero-entry swimming pool with spa, tennis & pickleball courts, outdoor amphitheater, community gardens, fire pits, and a grille pavilion. 

Solivita- Kissimmee, FL

Solivita is a lively and fun-loving gated retirement community located 21 miles south of Walt Disney World in the vibrant Orlando-Kissimmee area of Central Florida. In addition to optional golf club membership, homeowners have access to an impressive array of amenities and activities created to support a fulfilling active adult lifestyle – from tennis courts, an indoor jogging track and multiple swimming and fitness facilities to dozens of social and recreational clubs and a full program of arts, exercise and special-interest classes.