Picture this– you’ve just completed your long contribution to the American work force and now you’re ready to retire. You, being the sensible and clever person that you are, decide you want to retire in good ole’ sunny Florida. Great taste! But where do you start? Now, before panic and overwhelm set in, take a deep breath and kick back, we’ve got it from here. Let us tell you about 10 great retirement communities in Florida.
Retirement is serious business. Deciding where you’re going to hunker down and enjoy the slow life is a lot of work. Luckily, we’ll do quite a bit of it for you. Now, onto our list!
The Waters– This is a beautiful retirement community located in Melbourne Beach.You have direct beach access here with gorgeous views for days.This community is right on the coast which means you get some nice sea breezes to keep you cool during the summer months! Residents can enjoy a private beach & boardwalk pier, a fishing area, bocce ball, a swimming pool, and more great amenities.
The Meadows– Located in Tarpon Springs, Florida- also known as the sponge district- this community sits right on Florida’s Gulf Coast. You can soak up the sun year-round! The Meadows provides a relaxing atmosphere and great weather- plus plenty of fun things to do inside the community and great places to see outside the community. You can’t beat the vibe here.
Sun Valley– Located just down the road from The Meadows, you get all the same perks, here in Sun Valley. It really lives up to its name, considering the forecast tends to be 72 and sunny all year long! Here you’re located close enough to St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa Bay but far enough away to stay relaxed and away from the bustling crowds. Along with great weather you can enjoy a wide range of amenities including a rec hall, billiards, fitness center, billiards, shuffleboard, and more.
Rolling Greens Village– Located in central Florida just on the edge of the Ocala National Forest, this community is a nature lover’s paradise! On top of the beautiful landscape, there are also horses! If you enjoy living an active lifestyle with activities to choose from such as golf, planned activities, athletic fields, and much more– then this is the place for you.
Meadowlea Village– This 55+ community is in the beautiful and sunny DeLand, Florida. It sits between Orlando’s attractions to the southwest and the Atlantic beaches on the northeast. DeLand is an easy place to discover and has loads of unique retail shops, award-winning eateries, and so much more to explore. Here you can enjoy several ponds, nice sized yards and stretches of recreational space. It’s the perfect place to kick your feet up!
Jamaica Bay Village– Another beautiful resort community on the list located in Fort Myers, Florida, that is designed specifically for residents who want to enjoy a fun and active lifestyle in retirement! This village offers 3 stocked lakes, pickle-ball and tennis courts, shuffleboard and much more. After you’ve finished meeting with one of the many social and sports clubs, end the day in the whirlpool spa or in the sauna.
Estero Bay Village– This gated community is located right on the Estero River and is close to several beaches! The town is listed as one of the best places to live and retire in Lee County! This community offers its residents many amenities such as pickle-ball, bocce ball, horseshoes, a pool and spa (of course), and much more! And if you’re looking to take up kayaking, this is the place to do it.
Dunedin Village– Located in Dunedin (pronounced DONE-EE-DIN), this quant community offers its residents a small town feel and amenities to enjoy. Here you have easy access to both Tampa and Orlando! Dunedin is known as a small, artsy, dog-friendly town with many unique retail shops, parks, spring training, and the annual Scottish celebrations. Fully enjoy retirement here with your nice sized yard and tree lined roads.
Camelot Lakes Village– In the lovely Sarasota, Florida- Camelot Lakes boastsits two amenity-filled clubhouses, two resort style pools, and amenities including tennis courts, pickle-ball, shuffleboard courts, plus more. Enjoy calming views of lakes and nature preserves while also being close to dining, shopping, hospitals, and theme parks.
Camelot East Village– This community is the sister property to Camelot Lakes Village! Also located in Sarasota you can enjoy similar amenities with energetic resi
dents, exciting activities, and an active lifestyle. Residents participate in more than 30 social events yearly. We can’t forget the heated pool and spa, shuffleboard, poker room, pickle-ball, and even more great amenities. Even your furry family will enjoy themselves here at the dog park!
Florida is the most popular place to retire in the country, (according to Investopedia) and it’s no wonder why– with amazing weather year-round and so many options to choose from, retirement just looks good here! Ready to get started? Check out our current inventory of homes for sale and start living your best retirement life in Florida in no time.
**All locations mentioned are 55+ manufactured home communities and pet friendly