Explore the best retirement communities in Florida

Florida Retirement Communities

Florida offers year-round sunshine and cities across the state routinely rank as some of the best places to retire in the United States. Aside from being a tax-friendly place to retire, retirement communities in Florida offer an extensive amenity list that appeals to 55 plus active adults, including golf, tennis, beach access, marinas, wellness centers, walking & biking trails, and much more. The top developers in the country continue to develop new retirement communities in Florida, as it maintains its reputation as one of the top retirement destinations in the country. Explore this list of retirement communities to help you decide where to retire in Florida.

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Ave Maria

Ave Maria, Florida Retirement Community
Ave Maria, Florida

This Naples-area master-planned community encompasses multiple residential neighborhoods, a town center with shopping and dining, golf courses, parks, tennis, pickleball and other family-friendly amenities on-site. Also, within the community is the 55+ Del Webb Naples neighborhood. New homes are priced from the high $200,000s. Read More...

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BallenIsles Country Club

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Retirement Community
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Buyers at this established Palm Beach County country club community gain exclusive access to three historic golf courses originally developed as the home of the PGA, plus a 22-court tennis center and a sports complex. Single-family homes priced from $500,000; Condos and Villas are priced from $400,000. Read More...


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Briarwood Active 55+ Resort

Port Orange, Florida Retirement Community
Port Orange, Florida

This 55+ manufactured home community near Daytona Beach offers resort-style living and a variety of active adult amenities, including a clubhouse, fitness center, ballroom, heated swimming pool and spa, stocked fishing lake, shuffleboard, and more. Homes priced from the $50,000s to the $200,000s; rentals are available. Read More...


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Cresswind Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, Florida Retirement Community
Lakewood Ranch, Florida

This gated 55+ active adult community is located within the award-winning Southwest Florida master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, resort-style swimming pools, walking trails, dog park and much more. Homes priced from the $400,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake

Westlake, Florida Retirement Community
Westlake, Florida

This 55+ active adult community near West Palm Beach offers a resort lifestyle and a wide range of amenities in Florida's newest city, Westlake. Planned amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, art studio, games & social rooms, tennis & pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, walking & biking trails, and a dog park. Residents have quick access to downtown West Palm Beach. Home prices from the $400,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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Del Webb Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, Florida Retirement Community
Lakewood Ranch, Florida

This Southwest Florida 55+ community is located within the award-winning master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch. Amenities are designed for an active adult lifestyle and include a clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool, walking & biking trails, and courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball. Residents have quick access to Lakewood Ranch's Main Street shops & restaurants and on-site hospital. Homes priced from $400,000 to $1.4 million. Read More...


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Del Webb Stone Creek

Ocala, Florida Retirement Community
Ocala, Florida

Located in Ocala, Florida, this 55+ active adult community offers the renowned Del Webb lifestyle, complete with resort-style amenities and convenient access to shops, restaurants, and healthcare. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, sports courts, dog park, walking & biking trails, catch-and-release fishing pier, and more. Homes priced from $258,990 to $486,990. Read More...


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Del Webb Sunbridge

St. Cloud, Florida Retirement Community
St. Cloud, Florida

This Central Florida 55+ community offers the signature Del Webb 55+ active adult lifestyle with resort-style amenities and quick access to shopping, dining, and healthcare. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness and wellness center, swimming pool, tennis and pickleball courts, community gardens, outdoor amphitheater, and more. Homes priced from $374,990 to $671,990. Read More...


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Fiddler's Creek

Naples, Florida Retirement Community
Naples, Florida

Award-winning Fiddler's Creek is a private, master-planned community in Naples offering a 54,000 square-foot Club & Spa, a nature park, an optional golf club with 18 holes of championship golf, and the optional Tarpon Club with beach pavilion providing beach access along with dining options and an active social calendar. Pre-construction and move-in-ready homes are priced from over $1.5 million to over $6 million. Read More...


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Grand Harbor

Vero Beach, Florida Retirement Community
Vero Beach, Florida

Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Grand Harbor is a waterfront resort in Vero Beach. Built with respect to natural surroundings and area wildlife habitats, the community features resort-style amenities including two championship golf courses, a 126-deep-slip marina, tennis & swim center and more. Mediterranean-style condominiums, townhomes, villas and single-family homes are priced from the $200,000s to $3 million. Read More...


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Harbour Ridge Presented by HR Properties

Palm City, Florida Retirement Community
Palm City, Florida

Harbour Ridge Presented by HR Properties, on Florida’s Treasure Coast, is situated on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, with two miles of pristine deep-water riverfront and mile-wide views of the St. Lucie River. Tucked into a wooded peninsula, the 885-acre gated community features two nationally recognized championship golf courses designated as “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries.” Additional amenities include an active Yacht Club and three marina pods with direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Locks leading to Lake Okeechobee and the west coast of Florida, a clubhouse, a robust tennis program with ranked players, a fitness center, dog park, and a natural habitat. Homes and condos priced from $200,000 to over $3.5 million; Rentals are available. Read More...

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Indian River Colony Club

Melbourne, Florida Retirement Community
Melbourne, Florida

“The Place Patriots Call Home,” Indian River Colony Club is an active adult, private country club community located on Florida's east coast. Amenities include a private 18-hole golf course and country club, tennis courts, a fitness center, a large heated swimming pool, fishing, and walking & biking trails. Single-family homes are priced from $200,000 to $400,000. Read More...

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Kings Gate

Port Charlotte, Florida Retirement Community
Port Charlotte, Florida

This Southwest Florida gated 55+ active adult community offers low-maintenance living and resort-style amenities near the Gulf Coast. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, bocce ball, walking & biking trails, shuffleboard, and more. Villa homes priced from the $300,000s to the $400,000s Read More...


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Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, Florida Retirement Community
Daytona Beach, Florida

This Daytona Beach, Florida 55+ community inspired by the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett offers resort-style amenities and low-maintenance new homes. Amenities include a fitness center, bandshell with live music, theater with stage performances and dancing, pet spa, business center, arts/crafts and card rooms, restaurant with indoor/outdoor bar, swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, and much more. Homes priced from the low $300,000s to the high $400,000s. Read More...


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Latitude Margaritaville Watersound

Panama City Beach, Florida Retirement Community
Panama City Beach, Florida

This 55-and-better community on Florida’s Emerald Coast between Pensacola and Panama City is a short drive from the scenic Highway 30A corridor and convenient to Gulf Coast beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway. Residents can enjoy an active lifestyle while appreciating the natural environment. Homes priced from the $300,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...


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Mediterra

Naples, Florida Retirement Community
Naples, Florida

Buyers at this Florida Gulf Coast country club community gain access to two 18-hole Tom Fazio golf courses plus an upscale sports facility and a private beach club at nearby Bonita Beach. Homesites are priced from $328,000 to $1.925 million; New single-family luxury homes priced from $1.1 million to $7 million. Read More...


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Nocatee

Ponte Vedra, Florida Retirement Community
Ponte Vedra, Florida

Nocatee is a prominent master-planned community in Ponte Vedra, Florida that blends an array of village-like neighborhoods with schools, commercial and retail property, and more than 5,000 acres of parks and nature preserves. The community is located east of Interstate 95 midway between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Homes, townhomes, and villas for sale span a broad range of budgets and lifestyles, priced from $400,000 to $2 million+. Read More...


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Ocala Preserve

Ocala, Florida Retirement Community
Ocala, Florida

The master plan for this new 55+, Florida horse country resort community includes a total of 1,700 single-family homesites, with a golf course, clubhouse, tennis center and other upscale amenities. Buyers will have a choice of single-family and duplex home designs built by Shea Homes®, one of the nation's leading residential builders. Homes are approximately priced from the mid $200,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...


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On Top of the World Communities

Ocala, Florida Retirement Community
Ocala, Florida

Spanning over 12,000 acres amid gently rolling hills and thoroughbred horse farms in scenic Ocala, Florida, this 55+ community offers active adults three golf courses, tennis courts, recreation centers, event venues, an education center and more than 175 clubs and organizations. All homes exceed ENERGY STAR™ standards and are built with steel-reinforced concrete block construction. New homes priced from the $300,000s to the $400,000s, including lot. Read More...

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PGA Village Verano

Port St. Lucie, Florida Retirement Community
Port St. Lucie, Florida

PGA Village Verano is an all-inclusive golf community located in the heart of Florida’s Treasure Coast, offering resort-style amenities coupled with a wide variety of resident clubs. Additionally, golf enthusiasts living within PGA Village Verano have special access to the award-winning PGA Golf Club, featuring 54 holes of championship golf by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye. Single-family and villa homes from the upper $200,000s to the $600,000s Read More...


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