10 Appealing Communities Near the Atlantic Coast

Del Webb Ponte Vedra is a popular 55+ community just 10 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean in coastal Florida. 
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Del Webb Ponte Vedra is a popular 55+ community just 10 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean in coastal Florida. 

From the beautiful Jersey Shore to bustling Miami beaches, there are many prime retirement destinations spread all along the Atlantic Coast. Picturesque communities include settings with all four seasons, suburbs within easy reach of city centers, and popular resort towns. There is something for everyone, especially when these communities come with their own impressive on-site amenities.

1. Heritage Isle – Viera, FL

Active adults in Florida’s Space Coast area will love Heritage Isle’s diverse homes and beautiful grounds. This award-winning community offers homes by multiple builders, as well as an amenity-rich clubhouse and many outdoor recreations, including fishing ponds and the adjacent 18-hole Duran Golf Course. Heritage Isle also provides a full social calendar with many clubs, classes, and activities.

2. Del Webb Ponte Vedra – Ponte Vedra, FL

Set in Northern Florida, 20 miles from Jacksonville, Del Webb Ponte Vedra is a quiet enclave within the larger Nocatee master-planned community. Residents enjoy resort-style amenities spread across two elegant clubhouses: The Anastasia Club and the Riverwood Center. Amenities include impressive fitness facilities, cafes, hobby and game rooms, sports courts, and a six-mile nature trail.

3. Venetian Isles – Boynton Beach, FL

Set in the popular Boynton Beach area, Venetian Isles was developed by three well-respected builders: Centex Homes, Lennar Homes, and Westbrooke. The 24-hour guard-gated community features a 26,000 square-foot clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center, swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, sports courts, and much more. The community includes 1,060 homes, which are now available on a resale basis.

4. Sun City Hilton Head – Bluffton, SC

As one of South Carolina’s largest active adult communities, Sun City Hilton Head features an exciting line-up of resort-style amenities, social clubs, classes, and planned events. Highlights include a 45-acre Town Center and Amenity Complex, 54 holes of golf, two on-site restaurants, a 540-seat performing arts center, a 20-acre fishing lake, a pet park, and gardening plots. There are also numerous hobby and game rooms, as well as an impressive line-up of outdoor recreations.

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Del Webb Charleston brings affordable 55+ living to retirees in Summerville, SC, just outside Charleston.

5. Del Webb at Cane Bay – Summerville, SC

Just 25 miles from Historic Charleston, Del Webb Charleston will one day contain about 1,000 homes spread across 360 acres of scenic grounds. A 25,000 square-foot clubhouse serves as the hub of social and recreational activity. Here residents enjoy a wide variety of indoor and outdoor amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, sports courts, and a fishing lake.

6. Four Seasons at South Knolls – Jackson, NJ

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at South Knolls provides resort-style living in the heart of New Jersey’s popular Ocean County. The community offers both resale and new-construction single-family homes, as well as beautiful grounds and an amenity-rich clubhouse. Community highlights include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, hobby and game rooms, sports courts, and tennis practice facilities.

7. Greenbriar Oceanaire – Waretown, NJ

Active adults will find beautiful homes in an impressive country club setting at Greenbriar Oceanaire. The 38,000 square-foot clubhouse invites residents to get to know their neighbors while enjoying resort-style amenities, such as hobby and game rooms, fitness facilities, and a private 18-hole golf course. The indoor swimming pool features a retractable roof for sunny days, while the spacious ballroom hosts a wide range of activities, parties, and special events.

8. River Pointe – Manchester, NJ

With just 504 single-family homes, River Pointe is a small community that still offers many of the desirable amenities found in larger Del Webb developments. The inviting clubhouse features a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, and outdoor sports courts. Its prime location also puts residents within easy access of Atlantic City, Philadelphia, and New York City.

9. Colonial Heritage – Williamsburg, VA

Scenic beauty and historic charm abound at Colonial Heritage. This beautiful community, built by Lennar Homes, features a 25,000 square-foot clubhouse, an 18-hole championship golf course, on-site dining, and a diverse social calendar. Homebuyers can currently choose from available resale and new construction homes in a number of styles and sizes.

10. The Parke at Ocean Pines – Ocean Pines, MD

With just 504 homes, The Parke at Ocean Pines is an ideal community for active adults who prefer a more intimate neighborhood setting. In addition to their own private clubhouse, residents can make use of the amenities in the larger Ocean Pines community. These include an 18-hole golf course, 12 tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and two marinas. Whether looking for a sprawling resort-style community or the charm of a quiet neighborhood, active adults can find their dream retirement destination along the beautiful Atlantic Coast.

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