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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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Rarity Bay

Vonore, Tennessee Retirement Community
Vonore, Tennessee

Set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this private golf and equestrian community is located on a scenic peninsula with 10 miles of shoreline along Lake Tellico in East Tennessee. Amenities include 18 holes of championship golf, an equestrian center with 10 miles of riding trails, clubhouse, swim & tennis club, activity center and private boat docks. Lots priced from $19,900 to $595,000; Condos and Homes from $139,900 to $2.8 million. Read More...

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Tellico Village

Loudon, Tennessee Retirement Community
Loudon, Tennessee

Situated along 40 miles of shoreline on Tellico Lake, this community offers year-round championship golf, lakefront views from almost every lot, and an active Yacht and Country Club. Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with easy access to Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge. Lots priced from $3,800 to $500,000; Townhomes from $130,000; Homes from $300,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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WindRiver

Lenoir City, Tennessee Retirement Community
Lenoir City, Tennessee

WindRiver is a gated lakefront and golf course community on Tellico Lake in East Tennessee. Carefully built among rolling hillsides and gently sloping shoreline, the community offers a range of lakefront, lake view and wooded home sites. Lots are priced from $160,000 to $1 million; Homes are priced from the high $400,000s to $3 million. Read More...

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Boot Ranch

Fredericksburg, Texas Retirement Community
Fredericksburg, Texas

This Texas Hill Country community is situated among rolling hills and vineyards, five miles from the historic town of Fredericksburg, Texas. With an emphasis on a family-centered lifestyle, amenities include a Hal Sutton-designed 18-hole golf course, clubhouse village complex, 4.5-acre pool and sports campus, and all-season outdoor recreation. Lots priced from the $400,000s; Homes and cabins from $1.5 million. Read More...


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Sun City Texas

Georgetown, Texas Retirement Community
Georgetown, Texas

Sun City Texas offers adults, 55 and over, endless recreational and social opportunities. Residents enjoy three championship golf courses, two fitness centers with tennis and swimming, plus miles of walking trails and an activity center that offers art studios, a woodshop, a computer lab, and meeting rooms for clubs and classes. The community is just minutes from the culture and excitement of Austin. Homes priced from the high $200,000s to the high $300,000s Read More...

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Cadence at Lansdowne

Lansdowne, Virginia Retirement Community
Lansdowne, Virginia

This Northern Virginia 55+ community offers a low-maintenance lifestyle, new construction villa homes, and a variety of on-site amenities designed for active adults. Amenities include a dog park and pet station, pickleball court and multi-sport court, picnic and grilling pavilion, community walking trails, and an amphitheater. Homes priced from the $600,000s. Read More...


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Carter's Mill by Del Webb

Haymarket, Virginia Retirement Community
Haymarket, Virginia

This 55+ community in Haymarket, Virginia offers the renowned Del Webb active adult lifestyle with resort-style amenities and low-maintenance homes & villas. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center & yoga studio, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, walking & biking trails, pickleball, bocce ball, three pocket parks, and more. Homes priced from the upper $400,000s; villa homes from the mid $400,000s. Read More...


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Colonial Heritage

Williamsburg, Virginia Retirement Community
Williamsburg, Virginia

The lifestyle offered by this Williamsburg, Virginia active adult community combines small-town charm and city conveniences with an $18 million amenities package, featuring an Arthur Hills championship golf course. Elegant low-maintenance single-family homes are priced from the low $300,000s to the upper $400,000s. Read More...


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The Chamberlin

Hampton, Virginia Retirement Community
Hampton, Virginia

Formerly known as the Chamberlin Hotel at Historic Fort Monroe, this luxury independent living community offers resort-style amenities, including an indoor heated pool, five-star dining, on-site hair salon and barbershop, housekeeping service, on-demand shuttle transportation, 24-hour concierge and more. Apartments priced from $1,800 to $6,000 monthly. Read More...


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The Crossings at Ironbridge

Chester, Virginia Retirement Community
Chester, Virginia

An assisted living and memory care community nestled in a wooded country setting 30 minutes south of downtown Richmond, Virginia, offering a maintenance-free lifestyle combining sophisticated amenities and a continuum of care—with the warmth of home. Apartments priced from $4,475 to $ 6,150 monthly. Read More...


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Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow, Washington Retirement Community
Port Ludlow, Washington

This waterfront resort and golf community on the Puget Sound offers a mountainside retreat while also allowing easy access to city life of Seattle, WA. The myriad of amenities include an 18-hole golf course, a marina with watercraft rentals, two clubhouses, walking and biking trails, and tennis and pickleball courts. Homes priced from $439,900 to $750,000. Read More...


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Trilogy® at Tehaleh®

Bonney Lake, Washington Retirement Community
Bonney Lake, Washington

This active lifestyle neighborhood lies within Tehaleh, a major master plan spanning 4,200 acres of elevated forest land, one hour south of Seattle. Residents enjoy convenient access to shops, restaurants and thousands of acres of Cascade Range parklands. New two- and three-bedroom single-family homes are approximately priced from the mid $400,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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Glade Springs

Daniels, West Virginia Retirement Community
Daniels, West Virginia

With the scenic backdrop of West Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, this gated community's amenities include three championship golf courses, a private 69-acre lake, and 26 miles of nature trails. Property owners receive special membership rates at the Glade Springs Golf and Country Club, with its heated swimming pool, racquet club and spa, and tennis courts. Lots priced from $2,000 to $200,000; Townhomes, Condos and Single-Family Homes from $120,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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