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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Nocatee

Ponte Vedra, Florida Retirement Community
Ponte Vedra, Florida

This prominent northeast Florida master-planned community blends schools and commercial and retail space with an array of village-like neighborhoods and more than 5,000 acres of parks and coastal nature preserves. Homes for sale span a broad range of budgets and lifestyles, from single-family and attached homes starting in the high $200,000s to retirement homes and custom estate homes priced at $1 million and up. 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 $180,000s to the $400,000s, including lot. Read More...

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Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club

Vero Beach, Florida Retirement Community
Vero Beach, Florida

This 600-acre private club community is styled in tropical elegance with a variety of living options. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway just north of Vero Beach, Florida, this intimate club features a championship Arnold Palmer golf course, an active fitness and tennis center, a spa, and an elegant Beach Club including terrace bar & lounge, dining room and oceanside pool. Custom Estate Homes, Courtyard/Cottages, and Oceanfront Condos are priced from $800,000 to over $10 million; Homesites from $150,000 to over $5 million. Read More...


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Palms at Serenoa

Clermont, Florida Retirement Community
Clermont, Florida

This 55+ active adult community is located less than one hour from Orlando and offers a carefree lifestyle with low-maintenance homes. Amenities include a private clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center, resort-style swimming pool, pickleball courts, activity lawn, walking trails, sports fields, and a dog park. Homes priced from the low $200,000s to $400,000. Read More...


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Parkland Preserve at World Golf Village

St. Augustine, Florida Retirement Community
St. Augustine, Florida

This new active adult community in St. Augustine, Florida features resort-style amenities, quick access to the renowned World Golf Village, and single-family homes by D.R. Horton. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, pickleball and bocce ball courts, firepit, and a dog park. Priced from the mid $300,000s to the high $300,000s. 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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Plantation Bay

Ormond Beach, Florida Retirement Community
Ormond Beach, Florida

Located in the charming seaside town of Ormond Beach, midway between Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida, this established private golf and tennis community is home to 45 holes of championship golf, two full-service clubhouses, ten tennis courts, a scenic pool pavilion, nature parks and miles of walking trails. Townhome Villas are priced from the $300,000s and Single-Family Custom Homes are priced from the $400,000s; Custom Estate Homes are priced from the $700,000s; with lease options available. Read More...

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Shea Homes® at 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 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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Solivita

Poinciana, Florida Retirement Community
Poinciana, Florida

This Central Florida 55+ active adult community currently encompasses 12 neighborhoods with Tuscan-style detached and attached single-family homes. Amenities include two 18-hole championship golf courses, spa & fitness center, ballroom, 18 lighted tennis and pickleball courts and two restaurants. The community’s Waterfront Galleries include a computer lab, billiards parlor, library, and art studios. Homes priced from the $200,000s to the $550,000s. Read More...


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The Club at Ibis

West Palm Beach, Florida Retirement Community
West Palm Beach, Florida

This established South Florida country club community features a unique trio of Nicklaus-family golf courses, including the acclaimed Legend course developed by golfing great Jack Nicklaus. Single-family homes within The Club at Ibis are priced from $200,000 to $3 million; Condos, Villas and Townhomes from $150,000 to $350,000. Read More...


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The Founders Club

Sarasota, Florida Retirement Community
Sarasota, Florida

An exclusive member-owned Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course is the centerpiece of this Southwest Florida country club community located half an hour from the beach on the outskirts of Sarasota. Lots from $200,000 to $944,000; Homes from $600,000 to $5 million. Read More...


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The Islands on the Manatee River

Parrish (Sarasota/Bradenton), Florida Retirement Community
Parrish (Sarasota/Bradenton), Florida

Situated on a 225-acre secluded island, this gated community features estate-sized lots with views of nature preserves and the Manatee River, minutes from downtown Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa Bay. Private docks provide boaters with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. An optional membership to the Golf & Country Club offers championship golf, tennis, fitness center and spa, and a restaurant and lounge. Lots priced from the $300,000s to over $600,000; Homes from the $800,000s to over $2 million. Read More...

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Trilogy® Orlando

Groveland, Florida Retirement Community
Groveland, Florida

Located in Central Florida, Trilogy Orlando is a popular active lifestyle community where residents have access to numerous resort-style amenities. A club complex, designed to accommodate an eclectic mix of social and recreational pursuits, includes deluxe swimming and fitness facilities, tennis, bocce and pickleball courts, dining and event spaces and an active program of clubs and classes. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...


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Twin Lakes

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

This central Florida active adult community is just minutes from the attractions of Orlando. Adults aged 55 and over enjoy a low-maintenance lakefront lifestyle with a variety of amenities to stay active. There is a clubhouse, fitness center, ballroom, swimming pool, tennis, pickleball, bocce, and more. A full-time lifestyle director coordinates a full calendar of events and activities. Homes priced from $290,000 to $470,000; Courtyard/Patio Villas from $230,000 to $260,000. Read More...


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Valencia Bonita

Bonita Springs, Florida Retirement Community
Bonita Springs, Florida

Located minutes from Naples, this 55+ community offers an active adult lifestyle in Bonita Springs, Florida. Amenities include a waterfront clubhouse, swimming pools, tennis & pickleball, fitness center, spa and more. Clubs and programs are designed to fulfill everyone's interests. A full-time lifestyle director and tennis pro help residents maximize their experience in and around the community. Homes priced from the $500,000s. Read More...

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Valencia del Sol

Tampa, Florida Retirement Community
Tampa, Florida

This 55+ community in the Tampa, Florida area offers a low-maintenance lifestyle and resort-style amenities designed for active adults. There is a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, indoor/outdoor dining, social hall, resort-style swimming pool, arts & crafts studio, billiards, and more. Outdoor recreation includes walking & biking trails, tennis, pickleball, and bocce. The community boasts an active social life with more than 100 clubs. Homes priced from the $400,000s. Read More...

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Valencia Grove at Riverland

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

This new 55+ community in Port St. Lucie, Florida offers resort-style amenities designed for active adults and new homes with luxury features. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, walking & biking trails, tennis & pickleball courts, bocce ball, and more. Homes priced from the $300,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...

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Valencia Sound

Boynton Beach, Florida Retirement Community
Boynton Beach, Florida

This 55+ luxury adult community is convenient to downtown Boynton Beach, the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic oceanfront. Residents can enjoy an active lifestyle all year round, with fitness, swimming, tennis and plenty of social activities. Homes priced from the $700,000s to $1.2 million. Read More...


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Valencia Trails

Naples, Florida Retirement Community
Naples, Florida

This 55+ luxury resort-style community nestled on 160 acres of pristine preserve in Southwest Florida is an ideal backdrop for a year-round active lifestyle. The community features a lifestyle complex with three pools, a racquet club, fitness center, miles of trails and a 10-acre recreation area for hiking, strolling, jogging or biking. Homes priced from the $500,000s to $1,000,000. Read More...


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Village Green Active 55+ Resort

St. Petersburg, Florida Retirement Community
St. Petersburg, Florida

Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, this 55+ manufactured home community for active adults features luxury amenities and year-round social activities. Amenities include a clubhouse, heated swimming pool, walking & biking trails, stocked fishing lake, shuffleboard court, barbecue area, RV storage, and more. Homes priced from $19,900 to $159,900; rentals are available. Read More...


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