Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Top Florida 55+ Communities List for 2017

Alamanda Key
This is the 2017 list for 2016's Most Popular 55+ communities on our site.  They are both new and resale.   See our website for new communities coming out in 2017.  And come back next year to see that list.   

The ones listed here are the most popular on our site having received the most click-throughs in 2016.  


Communities new to the list:



  • Pelican Preserve
  • Alamanda Key
  • Villages of Seloy
  • Woodfield
  • Sun City Center
  • The Villages

Communities on previous years lists but not on this year's list. (Some are due to having sold out and interest is not as strong.)  


  • Lakes of Mt. Dora
  • Hollybrook Golf and Country Club
  • Heritage Isles
  • Cascades Estero
  • Summerglen
  • Sweetwater
  • Arlington Ridge
  • Highlands Ridge
Communities moved up the most from the 2015 list:

  • Valencia Lakes
  • Highland Lakes



#1:  Valencia Lakes by GL Homes

5005 Pearl Crest Court, Wimauma, Fl.

  • Gated
  • 40-acre lake
  • waterfront recreation
  • Lifelong learning program
  • 25 miles south of Tampa
  • Coastal beaches about 35 miles
  • Clubhouse, resort-style pools, garden area, activities
  • RV Storage
  • 1300 homes planned
  • Homes and villas starting high $100's

#2:  Lakeridge Falls - Sarasota

4200 Lakeridge Blvd.

  • Gated   
  • Tile Roofs
  • Clubhouse, Fitness Center, Resort Pool, Recreation, Social Activities
  • 15 minutes to beaches of Lido and Siesta Keys
  • 3 neighborhoods, 399 homes of singles, duplexes and villas

#3:  Pelican Preserve by WCI

10571 Veneto Dr.,  Fort Myers - 239-985-1600

  • Gated and manned 24 hours (verify all information)
  • 27-hole private golf (some seasons open to public)
  • nature preserves
  • Plaza del Sol Award-Winning Town Center
  • Movie Theatre
  • Swim pools
  • Golf Clubhouse
  • Sports Complex
  • Bird Sanctuary
  • Tennis
  • Fishing Pier
  • Outdoor bar and grill
  • Garden Plots
  • From mid-$100's to $500's
  • Variety of home styles from classic, chateau, villas and carriage homes


#4:  Alamanda Key

4290 Alamanda Key Dr., Melbourne - 321-727-8188 or 321-549-0009 (Sales Center)

  • New and Resale LifeStyle Homes and Villas
  • Styled as cottage homes in Key West
  • Gated and manned
  • Clubhouse
  • Pool
  • Front porches
  • lakes
  • Metal Roofs
  • Starts $200's



#5: Kings Gate - Port Charlotte

24297 West Gate Blvd.  
  • Gated
  • Clubhouse, social and recreational activities
  • 18-hole Golf course and golf cart friendly
  • Singles and golf villas
  • Low property taxes, no flood insurance required
  • Near Hospital


#6: Highland Lakes - Palm Harbor

3300 MacGregor Dr.
  • Clubhouse, pool, tennis, recreation
  • Tampa Bay Area
  • 27-hole golf, free to residents (verify)
  • RV and Boat Storage
  • Pontoon Boats

  • Lake Tarpon


#7: Southshore Falls by Del Webb

5815 Sunset Falls Dr., Apollo Beach

  • Gated
  • 5 minutes to Tampa Bay
  • Small to large floor plans
  • Amenity Center, pool and spa
  • From $160's


#8: Villages of Seloy - St. Augustine

206 Seloy Dr., St. Augustine - Open Daily - 904-810-2097

Styled like an old world village with new amenities.
  • Gated
  • Near nature preserve
  • Single story condos with 2-car garages
  • Clubhouse
  • Luxury pool
  • Recreation
  • Many included luxury features
  • Screened patio
  • 15 minutes to beach


#9:  Cypress Falls at the Woodlands by Del Webb

2598 Oswego Dr., North Port - 86-744-7262 - Open Daily

  • 2-bedroom duplexes with 2-car garages
  • Resistance and resort pools
  • Clubhouse with Activities Director
  • Tennis
  • Recreation
  • Prided from $170's



#10:  Pine Ridge at Fort Myers 

4801 Lakeside Club Blvd.
  • Condos
  • Clubhouse, pool and hot tub, recreation, tennis, social activities
  • Lake with catch and release fishing
  • approx. 20 miles to Ft Myers Beach
  • walking trails
  • Start under $100,000 (resales-listings on site)


#11: Del Webb at Naples - Naples 

6055 Anthem Parkway, Ave Maria, FL

  • Gated
  • Small to large floor plans
  • 18-hole professional golf
  • Oasis Club and resort pool
  • Cushioned asphalt tennis courts and recreation
  • Lifestyle Director, social Activities and clubs
  • From $180's


#12: Cinnamon Cove - South Ft. Myers  - down 


Cinnamon Cove Blvd.


  • Gated
  • Clubhouse, multiple pools and spa
  • 3 fishing lakes
  • Tennis and recreation
  • Social Director and Planned Events
  • Lifelong Learning classes
  • Variety of Types of Homes
  • 770 Homes
  • Beach lifestyle - 3 miles to Ft Myers beach
  • Resales




#13:  Woodfield at Vero Beach

2755 Woodfield Blvd., Vero Beach - 772-778-8188 M-F

  • 24-hour gated entrance
  • 7 miles to Atlantic beaches
  • Near restaurants and shopping
  • 434 resale single homes and villas
  • Clubhouse
  • Pool and spa
  • Tennis
  • Recreation
  • See local Realtors for resale - started $100's 

#14:  Cascades at River Hall by DR Horton

2960 Apple Blossom Dr. - 239-210-8276 - Call for appointment

  • River Hall Master Community of 2000 acres
  • Surrounded by preserves and lakes
  • Kayaking, canoeing and fishing
  • Single homes starting in low $200's
  • Pool and spa
  • Championship Golf

#15: Vitalia at Tradition - Port St. Lucie

10004 Southwest Oak Tree Circle
  • Gated
  • Clubhouse, pool, tennis, recreation, fitness center
  • Medium to large square footage
  • Start in $190's


#16:  Ponte Vedra by Del Webb - Ponte Vedra
  
124 Del Webb Parkway
  • Gated
  • Small to large square footage homes
  • Clubhouse, pools, tennis, recreation and social activities
  • Miles of trails to walk
  • Ocean beaches
  • Splash Water Park
  • Planned 1988 homes
  • Start low $200's


#17: Heritage Cove - Ft. Myers

14041 Brant Point Circle
  • Gated
  • Clubhouse, pool and Jacuzzi, recreation
  • Fishing lake
  • Tennis - clay courts
  • 529 Units of condos, villas and singles
  • Close to beaches of Sanibel and Ft. Myers Beach


#18:  Indian River Colony Club - Viera


1936 Freedom Dr.
  • Gated
  • Single homes
  • 23 lakes and catch and release fishing
  • Clubhouse, pool tennis, recreation and country club amenities
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Social activities
  • At Ease Club dining and executive chef
  • Military retirement

#19:   Sun City Center (Tampa Area)

1002 Cherry Hills Dr., Sun City Center, Fl. (Information Center) - 813-633-3500; 8AM-3PM

  • Golf course community
  • Lots of amenities
  • Large with many types of homes
  • Formerly owned by Del Webb
  • New and resale from $100's


 #20:  The Villages

1000 Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages, Fl. - 800-346-4556

  • Golf course community where you can ride to entertainment, restaurants and more
  • Abundant golf courses
  • Town Centers 
  • Visit 4-7 nights start $99 a night
  • 24 minutes north of Ocala
  • New and Resale from mid-$100,000's and up
  • Call for new or contact local Realtors for resale

Many new communities coming out in 2017.  See these and all of our great retirement communities on Bestguide-Retirementcommunities.com.

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