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Retirement Communities

Thinking about where to retire and wondering how to find a retirement community? There are several things to consider when researching retirement communities, such as location, lifestyle, amenities, and levels of care they provide. Retirement communities include senior living options for active adults who need little to no assistance, as well as assisted living, memory care, and more. This includes 55+ retirement communities, golf retirement communities, gated retirement communities, retirement resort communities, and independent living communities, to name a few. Amenities, clubs, and activities in the best retirement communities cater to health, wellness, and an active adult lifestyle.

Living in a retirement community is especially attractive to those who want to live around people in a similar stage of life. Although many retirement communities are open to all ages, there are some things all prospective residents should keep in mind. Whether you want to spend your retirement living in a luxury home or maintenance-free condominium, you've come to the right place to begin your search for the perfect retirement home.

Broken down by state, region, and city, you’ll find community details, lot and home pricing, photos, and contact information for the nation’s top retirement communities near you, or in the retirement destination you’re researching.

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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 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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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 $3360,000 to $1.5 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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Brandon Wilde

Evans, Georgia Retirement Community
Evans, Georgia

This Georgia senior living community offers a full continuum of life care on a wooded 73-acre campus. Personal services for independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation combine with a variety of recreational amenities including: clubhouse, wellness center, private dining, pickleball, art studio, trails, ponds, lakes, and more. Located 10 minutes from Augusta, GA, villas and homes range from the high $70,000s to the high $800,000s and apartment rentals from $2,476 to $5,909 a month. Read More...


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