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 adjoining the Collier County campus of Ave Maria University encompasses multiple residential neighborhoods and an established town center, with a golf club, parks, tennis, and other family-friendly amenities on-site. Also, within the community is 55+ Del Webb Naples neighborhood. Single-Family Homes are priced from the high $100,000s to the $500,000s. 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, Condos and Villas priced from $250,000 to over $3 million. 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 $30,000 to $140,000; rentals are available. Read More...


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Cresswind Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, Florida Retirement Community
Lakewood Ranch, Florida

This new 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, art studio, tennis & pickleball courts, resort-style swimming pool, walking trails, dog park and much more. Homes priced from the low $300,000s 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 mid $300,000s. 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 $250,000 to $800,000. 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 $186,000 to $382,000. 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 & wellness center, swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, community gardens, outdoor amphitheater, and more. Homes priced from the mid $200,000s to $800,000s. 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 the $700,000s to over $2 million. Read More...


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Freedom at Grand Reserve

Bunnell, Florida Retirement Community
Bunnell, Florida

This 55+ active adult community of brand-new homes in North Florida is convenient to the Flagler beaches, Palm Coast and St. Augustine. Residents can choose from several spacious floor plans and enjoy a vigorous lifestyle with a fitness center, social activities, swimming, and nearby golf. Homes priced from $2859,990 to $340,990. Read More...


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Freedom Square of Seminole

Seminole, Florida Retirement Community
Seminole, Florida

This senior living community is located on the outskirts of the Tampa Bay Area and a short drive from Gulf Coast beaches. Residents can enjoy an active lifestyle in their elegantly appointed apartments, participate in a wide variety of on-campus activities and transition to a higher level of assisted-living care as needed. Apartments from $1,299 to $3,800 monthly. Read More...


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Genova

Estero, Florida Retirement Community
Estero, Florida

This private, gated community offers Italian-inspired luxury condominiums in the village of Estero, Florida, near the Gulf of Mexico. Resort-style amenities include a members-only clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pools, bocce ball courts, and access to Estero Community Park. Condos priced from $349,000 to $779,900. 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 $75,000 to over $3.5 million; Rentals are available. Read More...

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Hunters Run Country Club

Boynton Beach, Florida Retirement Community
Boynton Beach, Florida

This South Florida gated golf community offers a country club lifestyle with three championship golf courses, an expansive clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, and an active social life. Homes priced from $299,000 to $1.5 million; condos and townhomes priced to $180,000; villas priced to $450,000. 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 $280,000 to to the high $300,000s Read More...


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Lake Port Square

Leesburg, Florida Retirement Community
Leesburg, Florida

This Central Florida senior living community offers maintenance-free living along with a wide variety of recreational amenities and personal services for independent living and assisted living. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, full-service salon, dining rooms with chef-prepared meals, swimming pool, walking trails, rehab & therapy, and skilled nursing. Entry fees starting at $38,500; Senior living apartment homes from $2,250/mo to $3,400/mo. 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. Lots priced from $500 to $38,000; Homes priced from $209,900 to $368,990. 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 from $239,990 to $424,990. Read More...


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Mariner Sands Country Club

Stuart, Florida Retirement Community
Stuart, Florida

This member-owned gated golf community located in the heart of Florida’s Treasure coast has two 18-hole championship golf courses, Har-Tru tennis & pickleball courts, a clubhouse, cafe, fitness center and pool/spa complex. Condos, Villas, Cottages and Custom Homes are priced from the $150,000s to $1 million. 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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Moorings Park Grande Lake

Naples, Florida Retirement Community
Naples, Florida

Moorings Park Grande Lake is a luxury retirement community with stunning lake & golf course views. An active lifestyle is complemented by concierge physicians and personalized healthcare that's included with residency. Entrance fees from $1.5 to $4 million. Read More...


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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. Homes priced from $329,990 to $368,990. 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 mid $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 $600,000s; 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 $214,000 to $400,000. Read More...


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Solivita

Kissimmee, Florida Retirement Community
Kissimmee, 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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The Moorings

Vero Beach, Florida Retirement Community
Vero Beach, Florida

This master-planned Treasure Coast community features an expansive private ocean beach, a Pete Dye golf course, a full-service marina and a clubhouse harboring a full complement of recreational amenities. Condos are priced from $235,000 to $1.2 million and single-family homes from $935,000 to over $9.9 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 $258,990 to $450,000. 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 the $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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Villages of Citrus Hills

Citrus Hills, Florida Retirement Community
Citrus Hills, Florida

Set amidst gently rolling hills in the heart of Citrus County along Florida's Nature Coast, the Villages of Citrus Hills is characterized as the state's only coastal locale appointed with lush vistas and rolling hills to 260 feet above sea level. Amenities include golf, tennis and fitness centers, fine dining, swimming and social clubs. Traditional single-family homes, detached villas and carriage homes priced from the upper $200,000s to $2 million. Read More...

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Watercrest Naples

Naples, Florida Retirement Community
Naples, Florida

This Naples, Florida senior living community offers assisted living, memory care, and respite care. Amenities include multiple dining venues, resort-style swimming pool, fitness & therapy center, salon & spa, piano area, and more. On-site 24/7 nurse and staff, housekeeping & concierge services, and individualized wellness plans are provided. Assisted living apartments priced from $4,020 to $5,665/mo; Memory care apartments from $5,770 to $5,870/mo. Read More...


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Watercrest Sarasota

Sarasota, Florida Retirement Community
Sarasota, Florida

This Sarasota, Florida senior living community offers a resort lifestyle with offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, and respite care. Amenities include multiple dining venues, resort-style swimming pool, fitness & therapy center, salon & spa, art studio & gallery, piano lounge, and more. On-site 24/7 medical professionals, housekeeping & concierge services, and individualized wellness plans are provided. Independent living apartments from $3,600 to $4,600/mo; Assisted living apartments from $3,750 to $5,800/mo; Memory care apartments from $5,700 to $5,900/mo. Read More...


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Watercrest St. Lucie West

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

This Port St. Lucie, Florida senior living community offers assisted living and memory care apartments and a wide variety of resort-style amenities, including multiple dining venues, swimming pool, fitness center, walking paths, and Florida-style outdoor living spaces. Personal care services are tailored to resident needs and licensed nurse and staff is on-site 24-7. Assisted living apartments from $3,400 to $5,665/mo; Memory care apartments from $5,095 to $5,295/mo. Read More...


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Watercrest Winter Park

Winter Park, Florida Retirement Community
Winter Park, Florida

This Winter Park, Florida senior living community offers assisted living, memory care, and respite care. Amenities include multiple dining venues, resort-style swimming pool, fitness & therapy center, salon & spa, art studio & gallery, piano lounge, and more. On-site 24/7 medical professionals, housekeeping & concierge services, and individualized wellness plans are provided. Assisted living apartments from $4,295 - $6,095/mo; Memory care apartments from $6,295 - $6,495/mo. Read More...


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Westlake

City of Westlake, Florida Retirement Community
City of Westlake, Florida

This South Florida master-planned community features new single-family homes, a 15-acre amenity center, and a town center that offers a vibrant social life. Amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, event lawn, concert pavilion, parks, lawn games, basketball courts, new dog park and more. Palm Beach County's healthcare, golf courses, beaches, cultural attractions, and entertainment venues are easily accessible. Lots priced from $12,000 to $80,000; Homes priced from the low $300,000s to the mid $500,000s. Read More...


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Wycliffe Golf & Country Club

Wellington, Florida Retirement Community
Wellington, Florida

Wycliffe Golf & Country Club is a resort lifestyle community bordering the Village of Wellington, renowned for its premier equestrian and polo competitions. A golfer’s paradise, the community offers an active South Florida lifestyle that also includes tennis, swimming, fitness, social and civic clubs and fine dining. Homes are priced from $150,000 to $599,000. Read More...

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