Most Popular 55+ Communities in Florida

Most Popular 55+ Communities in Florida

At PCR, we’re all about connecting active adults with the community that best aligns with your unique essence. If you’re looking to find and settle down in the perfect community—based on climate, taxes, amenities, lifestyle activities, proximity to family, and everything in between—rest assured we know just the place. 

Not surprisingly, Florida is a sought-after destination for retirees and adults seeking a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle. Here’s a shortlist of this year’s most popular 55+ communities in Florida.


Solivita- Kissimmee, FL

Solivita is a lively and fun-loving 55+ 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.

Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach- Daytona Beach, FL

The most stressful part of your day here will be deciding how you’ll take your margs...blended or on the rocks. Inspired by the music and lifestyle of singer, songwriter, and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, this 55+ Florida community epitomizes the laid back beach life. Named “Best 55+ Community of the Year” by the National Association of Home Builders, residents at this beachfront retirement community enjoy a variety of recreational amenities, on-site dining, live entertainment, and a planned private beach club.

Valencia del Sol- Tampa, FL

Offering a low-maintenance retirement lifestyle with resort-style amenities and more than nine acres of recreational space, it’s not hard to see why Valencia del Sol made the list of most popular 55+ Florida communities. The community’s centrally-located clubhouse features a fully-equipped fitness center, indoor/outdoor restaurant, social hall with dance floor, massage room, sports lounge, billiards, arts & crafts studio, card room, and more. Just outside, there is a resort-style swimming pool, an event lawn, dog park, walking & biking trails, and lighted courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce. A full-time lifestyle director organizes year-round activities, trips, shows, and more than 100 clubs.

On Top of the World- Ocala, FL

Conveniently located in the heart of Florida, On Top of the World is always in the conversation of most popular 55+ communities in Florida. Three championship courses are complemented by tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, billiards and swimming, as well as 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. And with homes starting at just $169,990, it’s also one of the most affordable Florida communities.

Del Webb Lakewood Ranch- Lakewood Ranch, FL

Built with an active adult lifestyle in mind, this Florida 55+ community offers resort-style amenities and activities for a variety of interests. The 21,000-square-foot clubhouse is the social hub of the community, with a full-time lifestyle director to coordinate year-round activities and events. Aside from the sprawling championship golf course, residents enjoy a heated swimming pool, bar & grill, fitness center, WiFi café, arts & crafts studio, game room, fire pit, and more. There are also miles of walking & biking trails, a BBQ grill area, and courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball.

Indian River Colony Club- Melbourne, FL

Dedicated to serving those who served, Indian River Colony Club is a popular 55+ community on Florida’s east coast primarily for military retirees. It 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.

Cresswind at Victoria Gardens- DeLand, FL

A natural choice for one of the most popular Florida communities, Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is tucked away from the hustle and bustle, yet centrally located with all the amenities to enjoy. Near great shopping, dining, and entertainment, This 55+ community’s groundbreaking approach to home building ensures solid construction and maximum comfort with the least amount of worry possible--starting as low as the $200,000s.

Valencia Bonita- Bonita Springs, FL

Centrally located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, this sparkling beachfront 55+ community is designed specifically for active adults, offering resort-style living with amenities that include: a waterfront clubhouse, fitness center, social hall, restaurant, cooking studio, sports lounge, arts & crafts room, card rooms, and more. A full-time lifestyle director organizes a social calendar featuring programs and events that cater to all interests, including fitness classes, Broadway-style shows, cocktail parties, and galas.

Palms at Serenoa- Clermont, FL

Amenities at this Florida 55+ community include a private clubhouse, fitness center, yoga studio, game room, resort-style zero-entry swimming pool, pickleball courts, bocce ball court, activity lawn, outdoor fireplace seating area, and more. The wooded setting includes miles of walking trails and a dog park. Residents enjoy an active, carefree lifestyle with a variety of daily activity offerings and events organized by the on-site activity director.

Trilogy® Orlando- Groveland, FL

Trilogy Orlando is a popular 55+ community with a new club facility designed to accommodate an eclectic mix of social and recreational pursuits. Residents enjoy swimming and fitness facilities, tennis and pickleball courts, dog park, 2.5 mile trail, dining and event spaces and an active program of clubs, exercise classes and special-interest activities. The property is convenient to shops and restaurants in and around the city of Clermont, making it one of Florida’s most preferred communities.

While those are the 55+ Florida communities that generated the most interest from your peers when searching for their dream homes this year, rest assured it’s just the beginning. Visit PCR for a full listing of The Sunshine State’s most desirable communities.