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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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Celebration Village Acworth

Acworth, Georgia Retirement Community
Acworth, Georgia

This luxury retirement community 30 minutes from Atlanta offers a resort-style independent living experience featuring a “Masterpiece Living” program that promotes physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being for seniors (55+). Spacious apartments piced from $3,600 to $5,595 monthly. Read More...


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Celebration Village Forsyth

Suwanee, Georgia Retirement Community
Suwanee, Georgia

This luxury retirement community 30 minutes from Atlanta offers a resort-style independent living experience with amenities that include restaurant-style dining, a private movie theater, full-service salon and spa, art studio, game parlor, fitness center, concierge service, transportation service, housekeeping, room service and more. Priced from $3,200 to $5,595 monthly. Read More...


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Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Gainesville, Georgia Retirement Community
Gainesville, Georgia

The only active-adult gated community directly on Lake Lanier, this community offers carefree retirement living just north of Atlanta in Gainesville, Georgia. Amenities include a three-story clubhouse with arts and crafts, billiards, aerobics, a ballroom, a rooftop bar and a demonstration kitchen, plus an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis, walking trails and a private marina with direct access to boating and fishing on Lake Lanier. Homes priced from the $300,000s to the $700,000s. Read More...


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Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes

Hoschton, Georgia Retirement Community
Hoschton, Georgia

This gated 55+ Georgia master-planned community of Twin Lakes features a clubhouse, swimming pool, walking trails, two recreational lakes, and the largest pickleball facility in Georgia. Just 40 miles from Atlanta, residents have quick access to many of Georgia's top attractions, including the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Lanier, and Athens. Homes priced from the $300,000s to the mid $400,000s. Read More...


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Cresswind Peachtree City

Peachtree City, Georgia Retirement Community
Peachtree City, Georgia

Located 25 minutes from downtown Atlanta, this active adult community features resort-style amenities specifically designed for those 55 and over. Amenities include a 17,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, and more. Nearly 100 miles of golf cart, bike, and walking trails connect residents to Peachtree City's golf courses, shops, and conveniences. Homes priced from the $300,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...

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Lake Arrowhead

Waleska, Georgia Retirement Community
Waleska, Georgia

Buyers at this metro Atlanta gated community can choose from a range of custom homes nestled among the North Georgia mountains of Cherokee County, with private amenities and easy access to shops and services. Golf course and lakefront real estate is available, with homes priced from the high $200,000s to the low $900,000s. Read More...

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Osprey Cove

St. Marys, Georgia Retirement Community
St. Marys, Georgia

This Southeast coastal Georgia community offers a highly rated golf course, a riverside amenity center, and boating access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Homesites priced from $30,000 to $300,000; homes from $225,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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Southbridge

Savannah, Georgia Retirement Community
Savannah, Georgia

Distinctive homes built in traditional Southern architecture surround an acclaimed Rees Jones championship golf course, ten minutes from historic downtown Savannah, Georgia. Additional amenities include the Grand Lake Lodge & Spa with fitness, spa, dining, swimming and tennis. Lots priced from $60,000 to $125,000; maintenance-free Condos, Villas, Townhomes and Single-Family Homes priced from $225,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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Sterling on the Lake

Flowery Branch, Georgia Retirement Community
Flowery Branch, Georgia

This North Georgia new home community is just 40 miles north of Atlanta and offers resort-style amenities, along with convenient access to the airport, shopping & dining, the mountains, and Lake Lanier. Amenities include a lakeside clubhouse, fitness center, movie theater, swimming pools, walking & biking trails, tennis courts, and more. Homes priced from $330,000 to $700,000+. Read More...


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Winding River

St. Marys, Georgia Retirement Community
St. Marys, Georgia

This coastal Georgia community is located in the historic town of St. Marys, just a short drive from Cumberland Island beaches and big city attractions in Jacksonville, FL. Amenities include a clubhouse, 24/7 fitness center, swimming pools, pickleball courts, nature trails, fishing lakes, playgrounds, sports fields, and more. Lots priced from $36,000 to $99,000; Homes priced from $290,000 to $500,000+. Read More...


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Trilogy® Valor

Kuna, Idaho Retirement Community
Kuna, Idaho

This 55+ resort-style community adjacent to the championship Falcon Crest Golf Club, on the outskirts of Boise, will offer single-family detached and townhomes with open-concept designs that maximize both indoor and outdoor living space. Planned amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, and tennis, pickleball & bocce ball courts. Homes and townhomes are priced from the low $400,000s. Read More...


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Brookfield Residential at Two Rivers

Odenton, Maryland Retirement Community
Odenton, Maryland

With an ideal location near the nation's capital, this 55+ community offers an active adult lifestyle within minutes of shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions. The conserved natural landscape features miles of walking & biking trails, parks with ponds and wetlands, and an agricultural park for gardening. The community clubhouse is home to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a demonstration kitchen, tennis and pickleball courts, and more. Homes priced from the $500,000s to the $700,000s. Read More...


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K. Hovnanian's ® Four Seasons at Kent Island

Chester, Maryland Retirement Community
Chester, Maryland

This 55+ community offers a waterfront resort lifestyle on Chesapeake Bay's largest island. Resort-style amenities include a 24,000-square-foot waterfront clubhouse, fully-equipped fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, a fishing pier, and walking & biking trails. Low-maintenance single-family homes and condominiums are priced from the $400,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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Las Vegas Meadows Active 55+ Resort

Las Vegas, Nevada Retirement Community
Las Vegas, Nevada

Located 5 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, this 55+ manufactured home community offers convenience, affordability, and resort-style living. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, ballroom, heated swimming pools and spas, a dog park, sports courts, putting green, and more. Homes priced from $25,000 to $69,900; Rentals are available. Read More...


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Trilogy® in Summerlin®

Las Vegas, Nevada Retirement Community
Las Vegas, Nevada

Located on the western rim of Las Vegas, this active lifestyle community is a new gated enclave within the 22,500-acre master-planned community of Summerlin®. The community is designed specifically for residents aged 55+, with amenities including a clubhouse and walking trails. Residents also enjoy Summerlin's golf courses, parks, trails, shops, and restaurants. Homes priced from $447,990 to $699,990. Read More...


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Trilogy® Sunstone by Shea Homes

Las Vegas, Nevada Retirement Community
Las Vegas, Nevada

This new resort-style 55+ community will offer an active adult lifestyle in a highly desirable northwest Las Vegas location. Amenities will include a resort clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, walking & biking trails, pickleball courts, a dog park, and more. Desert hiking trails and the Las Vegas strip are just a short drive from the community. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s to the high $500,000s. Read More...


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Meadowbrook Pointe East Meadow

East Meadow, New York Retirement Community
East Meadow, New York

Located in Long Island, New York, this luxury condominium community features thoughtfully designed villa homes for residents aged 62 and better. Resort-style amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, lounge, and bar. Condos priced from $619,000 to $649,000. Read More...


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Albemarle Plantation

Hertford, North Carolina Retirement Community
Hertford, North Carolina

A scenic Dan Maples signature golf course and a 166-slip deepwater marina highlight this gated waterfront community in the Albemarle Sound region of northeastern North Carolina. Choose from a selection of homes, townhomes and condos priced from $122,900 to $775,000; Lots from $29,500 to $439,000. Read More...

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Auburn Village

Raleigh, North Carolina Retirement Community
Raleigh, North Carolina

Conveniently located in North Carolina’s renowned Research Triangle region, this 55+ community offers a low-maintenance lifestyle and resort-style amenities designed for active adults. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, heated saltwater pool, event lawn, pickleball courts, bocce ball and more. Homes priced from $280,000 to $420,000. Read More...


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Brunswick Plantation

Calabash, North Carolina Retirement Community
Calabash, North Carolina

Home to one of the 50 best golf courses in the United States, this gated golf community is conveniently located on North Carolina’s southern coast, 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC, and a stone’s throw to Sunset Beach. In addition to year-round golf and a plethora of beach and water activities, residents gain access to exclusive amenities including an 11,000 square foot community center, on-site restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, multiple tennis and pickleball courts, and a variety of active clubs and classes. Homes priced from the high $200,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...


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