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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Avalon Trails

Delray Beach, Florida Retirement Community
Delray Beach, Florida

This 55+ active adult community is convenient to golf, shopping, downtown Delray Beach and the Atlantic oceanfront. Residents can enjoy year-round fitness, swimming, pickleball, bocce ball, tennis, and social activities. Single-Family Homes priced from the low $400,000s to the high $400,000s; Townhomes priced from the mid $300,000s to the high $300,000s. Read More...


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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. Single-family homes are priced from the low $200,00s to the $600,000s. 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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Bridgewater at Viera

Melbourne, Florida Retirement Community
Melbourne, Florida

This “55 and better” active adult community is convenient to golf, shopping, downtown Melbourne and Space Coast beaches. Residents can enjoy year-round fitness, swimming, pickleball, bocce ball, tennis and 125 acres of sparkling lakes. Homes priced from the mid $200,000s to the low $400,000s. 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 $300,000s to the $500,000s. 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 $1,000,000 and above. Read More...


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Del Webb Oasis

Winter Garden, Florida Retirement Community
Winter Garden, Florida

This Orlando area 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 center, swimming pool, tennis and pickleball courts, walking trails, and a nightly view of the Walt Disney World fireworks show. Villas priced from the mid $300,000s; Homes priced from the mid $400,000s. 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 and wellness center, swimming pool, tennis and pickleball courts, community gardens, outdoor amphitheater, and more. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s to $600,000s. 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 $1 million to over $3 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 $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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K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Parkland

Parkland, Florida Retirement Community
Parkland, Florida

This 55+ active lifestyle community in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area offers a resort-at-home lifestyle in a gated, park-like setting. The community clubhouse includes a fitness center, ballroom, cards & billiards rooms, crafts room, demonstration kitchen, library, and more. Outdoor amenities include two tropical swimming pools, tennis and pickleball courts, walking & biking trails, basketball court, and a putting green. Homes priced from $819,990 to $1,054,990. 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 high $200,000s. 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 from the high $200,000s to the high $400,000s. 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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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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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 beach club community is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, just north of Vero Beach, Florida. Styled in tropical elegance, this intimate club features a championship Arnold Palmer golf course, fitness and tennis centers, a spa, Beach Club and more. Members enjoy a variety of West Indies- inspired residences. Custom estate homes, courtyard cottages and oceanfront condos are priced from $800,000 to over $10 million. 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 to upper $400,000s. 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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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. Lots from $300,000; Single-family homes, condos, and townhomes within The Club at Ibis are priced from $300,000 to over $1 million. 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 $595,000 to $1,150,000; Homes from $1,240,500 to $5,000,000. 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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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 Grand

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, pickleball, and plenty of social activities. Homes priced from the $900,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Valencia Walk 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 $400,000s. Read More...

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Veranda Preserve

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

A brand-new “55 and Better” active adult community on Florida’s Treasure Coast offering single-family homes designed for one-story living. Residents can enjoy resort-style amenities, social activities and more. Homes priced from the high $200,000s to the $400,000s. 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 $400,000s to $1.5 million. 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 and luxury estate homes with resort-style amenities at the 15-acre Westlake Adventure Park, including a lagoon pool and tower slide, adventure playground, on-site concessions, event lawn, BMX pump park, basketball courts, dog park and more. Palm Beach County healthcare, golf courses, beaches, cultural attractions, and entertainment venues are easily accessible. Lots priced from $38,000 to $180,000; Homes priced from $400,000. 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 $200,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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