Explore Communities with Low-Maintenance Homes Under $400,000

by Robert Borges on July 8, 2024

5-minute read

Thinking about retirement? You're not alone. Millions of Americans are looking forward to their golden years, and many are seeking a lifestyle that offers both freedom and ease. Enter active adult communities. Many are designed for those 55 and over, these vibrant communities provide a chance to connect with like-minded people, explore new hobbies, and enjoy resort-style amenities. But what often sets them apart is the allure of low-maintenance living.

Recent research by Private Communities Registry (PCR) underscores this trend. An impressive 54% of respondents said "low-maintenance living" was the top reason they wanted to live in an active adult community, while 65% cited "low-maintenance" as a critical feature when searching for a new home.

And that's where this article comes in! We've scoured the country to find some of the most exciting active adult communities offering low-maintenance homes built by the nation's top, award-winning homebuilders. Whether you dream of sunny Arizona days or coastal breezes, there's a perfect community waiting to welcome you. So, ditch the yard work and get ready to embrace a life filled with fun, friends, and freedom. Let's explore some fantastic low-maintenance communities with homes under $400,000!

Las Palmas Grand Active 55+ Resort- Mesa, AZ
Homes priced from the mid $100,000s

Las Palmas Grand Active 55+ Affordable low maintenance community

Looking for an active adult lifestyle in sunny Arizona? Las Palmas Grand is a gated community in Mesa offering luxury resort living designed for those 55 and over. Enjoy low-maintenance pre-owned manufactured homes with a variety of floor plans and designer touches. The community showcases a vibrant social scene with a full-time activities director planning events, parties, and outings. Residents can relax by the heated pool, play pickleball, or explore the Phoenix area with the complimentary courtesy shuttle. Las Palmas Grand makes enjoying your golden years in Arizona both affordable and convenient.

Sun City Texas- Georgetown, TX
Homes priced from the $200,000s

Sun City Texas affordable low maintenance community

Sun City Texas offers an active adult lifestyle in a charming community north of Austin. While boasting world-class amenities like golf courses, fitness centers, and walking trails, this 55+ community is especially attractive for those seeking affordable living. Sun City Texas features low-maintenance homes, perfect for those who want to spend less time on upkeep and more time enjoying the Texas Hill Country sunshine.

Heritage Shores- Bridgeville, DE
Homes priced from the high $200,000s

Heritage Shores affordable low maintenance community

Retire in style and affordability at Heritage Shores, a 55+ community in Bridgeville, Delaware. Live a low-maintenance lifestyle in their thoughtfully designed homes, while enjoying world-class amenities like an Arthur Hills golf course, clubhouse, and fitness center. With award-winning facilities, social events, and convenient access to beaches and cultural hubs, Heritage Shores offers an active resort lifestyle at an attractive price point. You can even try before you buy with their flexible lease options!

Ryan Homes at Lakes at Riverbend- Navassa, NC
Homes priced from the high $200,000s

Lakes at Riverbend affordable low maintenance community

Nestled near Wilmington and the Cape Fear River, Ryan Homes at Lakes at Riverbend offers something for everyone. This North Carolina community boasts low-maintenance ranch homes and townhomes, perfect for busy families, active adults, and retirees. Residents can enjoy a resort-style clubhouse with a pool, fitness center, and social areas, while easy access to beaches, golf courses, and shopping ensures a convenient and fulfilling lifestyle. With included lawn care options and a variety of customizable floorplans, Lakes at Riverbend allows you to relax and enjoy coastal living at an affordable price.

Latitude Margaritaville Watersound- Panama City, FL
Homes priced from the low $300,000s

Latitude Margaritaville Watersound affordable low maintenance community

Retire to paradise with low-maintenance living at Latitude Margaritaville Watersound! This 55+ community in Florida's Panhandle near stunning beaches features a variety of affordable homes. Choose from a range of single-family home styles and sizes— the Conch Cottage Collection, Caribbean Villas Collection, and Beach and Island Collections—and experience the Margaritaville lifestyle inspired by Jimmy Buffett himself.

Cresswind Deland- Deland, FL
Homes priced from the $300,000s

Cresswind DeLand affordable low maintenance community

Embrace the active adult lifestyle in sunny Florida at Cresswind DeLand! This new 55+ community near Orlando and beautiful beaches offers affordable, low-maintenance homes designed for easy living. Choose from a variety of customizable floorplans to create your dream home, then enjoy resort-style amenities like a pool, fitness center, and walking trails. With convenient access to shopping, dining, and healthcare, this laid-back retirement community lets you live life to the fullest in Central Florida.

Cresswind at Spring Haven- Newnan, GA
Homes priced from the $300,000s

Cresswind at Spring Haven affordable low maintenance community

Downsize to affordable luxury at Cresswind at Spring Haven, a new 55+ community in Newnan, GA, near Atlanta. This Kolter Homes community offers low-maintenance homes with a variety of styles and customizable options to fit your needs. Enjoy resort-style amenities like a pool, fitness center, and walking trails, while a full-time Lifestyle Director keeps the social calendar buzzing. With its convenient location and focus on stress free living, Cresswind at Spring Haven lets you relax and live a life of leisure.

Trilogy® Sunstone by Shea Homes- Las Vegas, NV
Homes priced from the $300,000s

Trilogy Sunstone by Shea Homes affordable low maintenance community

Live life to the fullest at Trilogy® Sunstone, a new 55+ community in Las Vegas. Enjoy the convenience and affordability of low-maintenance single-family homes or duplexes. This gated community features a resort-style clubhouse with a fitness center, culinary kitchen, and social spaces, perfect for connecting with neighbors. Relax by the pool, explore nearby hiking trails, or hit the Las Vegas Strip—all just a short distance away. Trilogy® Sunstone offers modern living with easy upkeep, letting you focus more on your health, wellness, and social life.

Horizons at Summers Corner- Summerville, SC
Homes priced from the $300,000s

Horizons at Summers Corner affordable low maintenance community

Revel in a simplified lifestyle in a charming South Carolina setting at Horizons at Summers Corner! This new 55+ community near Charleston offers affordable and easy to maintain Lennar homes with Everything's Included® packages. Relax by the pool, explore walking trails, or enjoy the nearby lake. The community itself boasts a vibrant village center with events, shops, and entertainment, while Summerville and Charleston are just a short drive away. Start your next chapter in this friendly, convenient, and low-key Lowcountry paradise.