Central Florida 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

46 Active Adult Communities in Central Florida

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The Villages

The Villages, FL

Below $100k–Low $1Ms

56,268 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached, Manufactured

Resale Homes Only

High $100s–Low $1Ms

10,005 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Below $100k–High $300s

10,000 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

Solivita

Kissimmee, FL

Low $100s–High $500s

5,900 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

Celebration

Celebration, FL

Low $100s–High $4Ms

4,060 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached, Condos

Resale Homes Only

Stone Creek

Ocala, FL

Low $100s–High $200s

3,800 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

Oak Run

Ocala, FL

Below $100k–Low $400s

3,509 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

Resale Homes Only

Below $100k–Mid $400s

3,422 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Low $100s–Mid $400s

3,250 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Below $100k–Mid $300s

2,820 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Stonecrest

Summerfield, FL

Low $100s–Mid $300s

2,200 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Kings Ridge

Clermont, FL

Low $100s–High $200s

2,088 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Spruce Creek South

Summerfield, FL

Below $100k–High $100s

1,650 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Lake Ashton

Lake Wales, FL

Mid $100s–Mid $400s

1,600 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Condos

New and Resale Homes

Cypress Lakes

Lakeland, FL

Below $100k–Mid $100s

1,550 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Royal Highlands

Leesburg, FL

Low $100s–Low $400s

1,500 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Low $200s–Mid $500s

1,300 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

Below $100k–Low $200s

1,200 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Manufactured

Resale Homes Only

Heritage Hills

Clermont, FL

Low $200s–Low $300s

1,154 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

Below $100k–High $100s

1,153 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

Resale Homes Only

Ocala Palms

Ocala, FL

Low $100s–Mid $300s

1,076 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

High $100s–Mid $400s

1,070 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

SummerGlen

Ocala, FL

Mid $100s–Mid $200s

1,029 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Legacy of Leesburg

Leesburg, FL

Low $100s–Low $300s

999 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Trilogy Orlando

Groveland, FL

Mid $100s–High $300s

999 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Lakes of Mount Dora

Mount Dora, FL

High $100s–High $500s

950 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Mid $100s–High $600s

940 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Highland Lakes

Leesburg, FL

Below $100k–Low $200s

938 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

Resale Homes Only

Below $100k–Low $100s

880 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Del Webb Orlando

Davenport, FL

Mid $100s–Mid $300s

830 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Low $100s–High $100s

810 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Palm Cay

Ocala, FL

Below $100k–Mid $100s

795 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Summit Greens

Clermont, FL

Low $200s–Low $300s

769 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Royal Harbor

Tavares, FL

Low $100s–Mid $500s

755 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

BellaTrae by Del Webb

Four Corners, FL

Low $100s–Mid $200s

716 Homes

No Age Restriction

Attached

New and Resale Homes

Cherrywood

Ocala, FL

Below $100k–Mid $100s

700 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Below $100k–High $300s

700 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached, Condos

New and Resale Homes

Sullivan Ranch

Mount Dora, FL

Low $100s–High $200s

692 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Highland Fairways

Lakeland, FL

Below $100k–High $100s

660 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Scottish Highlands

Leesburg, FL

Below $100k–Mid $100s

653 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Carillon Lakes

Lakeland, FL

Low $100s–High $200s

650 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

Resale Homes Only

Arlington Ridge

Leesburg, FL

Low $100s–High $200s

629 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Mid $100s–High $300s

623 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Traditions at Lake Ruby

Winter Haven, FL

Low $100s–High $200s

552 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Lake James

Lakeland, FL

Mid $100s–Low $300s

216 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Silver Lakes

Lakeland, FL

Low $100s–Mid $100s

148 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Overview

Central Florida caters to the needs of many of today’s active adults.  The quaint, small towns and thousands of lakes that dot the region are a major draw. Many residents of Central Florida feel that life is more peaceful and laid-back than the busy coastal regions of Florida. The people who have made Central Florida their home seem to relish in the fact that the area has gone largely unnoticed, as they prefer the quietness that the region offers them. The Central Florida area is now home to numerous age-restricted active adult communities like The Villages, On Top of the World, Solivita and Villages of Citrus Hills.

Climate & Geography

The climate of Central Florida is considerably different than the coastal regions. Without the moderating effects of the warm Gulf waters, temperatures in Central Florida tend to get warmer in the summer and cooler in the winter. Average temperatures in July are in the low 90’s with nightly lows only dipping into the low 70’s. In winter months, average temperatures in the region reach highs in the upper 60’s to low 70’s and nighttime lows that drop into the 40s. The area experiences close to 50 inches of rain per year.

Central Florida extends from Ocala in Marion County southward to Lake Okeechobee. It consists of cities such as Leesburg, The Villages, Mount Dora, Orlando, Winter Park, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, Sebring and Lake Placid. The area spans twelve counties, though most of the population resides in the northern half of the region in Marion County, Lake County, Sumter County, Orange County, Osceola County and Polk County. Active adults looking to settle down in Central Florida have many choices to do so in the region.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

The Central Florida area provides ample recreational opportunities for active adults. Orlando is home to many popular attractions like Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando. Those not interested in these tourist attractions have many other opportunities for recreation such as golfing, biking, fishing and sailing on one of the many lakes in the area.

There are also many cultural attractions in the area focused on performing arts and entertainment such as the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and Mount Dora Center for the Arts. The Florida Mall is the largest in Orlando is and one of the largest in the country with over 250 stores in approximately 1.8 million square-feet.

Sports fans love the area for the number of professional sports teams and annual events taking place every year. Orlando is home to the Orlando Magic professional basketball team. The Detroit Tigers professional baseball team spends their spring training in Lakeland at Joker Merchant Stadium. The Arnold Palmer Invitational is one of golf’s major events and is annually held at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando. Active adults have no shortage of opportunities for entertainment and recreation in Central Florida.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Those who choose to settle down in one of Central Florida’s active adult communities will experience a cost of living slightly lower than the rest of the state. While property taxes are among the highest in the country there are several exemptions to try and lighten the cost. One exemption that may catch the eye of Florida active adults is the Senior Citizen Exemption. This exemption is available in certain counties only and is valued up to $50,000 for residents 65 and older with a gross income below $20,000.

Healthcare

Active adults who need regular medical attention will be happy to know there are a number of excellent hospitals and medical centers in the Central Florida Area. Orlando’s Regional Medical Center is home to Central Florida’s only level 1 trauma center. Many people refer to the Lake Nona area as “medical city” for its number of hospitals and specialized medical centers including the Burnham Institute for Medical Research, a Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Institute.

 

 

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