Most Popular 55+ Communities in Florida

by Robert Borges on May 6, 2021

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 popular 55+ FL community

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

Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach 55+ Florida community

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.

On Top of the World- Ocala, FL

On Top of the World Communities 55+ Florida community

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

Del Webb Lakewood Ranch FL 55-plus community

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

Indian River Colony Club Florida 55-plus community

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.

The Villages- The Villages, FL

The Villages Florida 55-plus community

Retire to your own paradise at The Villages, Florida's largest 55+ community. Spanning over 20,000 acres across three counties, this self-contained town boasts over 50 golf courses, numerous town squares with shops, restaurants, and healthcare facilities, all connected by golf-cart friendly paths. Residents enjoy a vibrant lifestyle with fitness centers, pools, social clubs, and entertainment options, making The Villages more than just a place to live, it's a friendly and active community to call home.

Cresswind Deland- Deland, FL

Cresswind Deland popular FL 55-plus community

This active adult enclave near Orlando and pristine beaches offers resort-style 55-plus living with a focus on convenience. Enjoy stunning lake views, an amenity-rich clubhouse with a fitness center and art studio, and an outdoor pool perfect for soaking up the sunshine. Stay active with tennis, pickleball, walking trails, and a dog park, all steps from your doorstep. Kolter Homes gives you the freedom to personalize your dream home with a variety of floorplans and hundreds of design options, making Cresswind DeLand a perfect Florida oasis.


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.