10 Budget-Friendly Active Adult Communities

Homes beside a pond on the grounds of Stone Creek in Ocala, Florida.
On a budget? These communities offer a prime location and plenty of amenities for an affordable price.

Living in an amenity-rich active adult community doesn’t have to mean passing up a budget-friendly home. There are many communities throughout the country where residents can find affordable homes as well as resort-style amenities like fitness centers, swimming pools, sports courts, and special-interest activities.

Here are 10 great budget-friendly active adult communities:

From the Mid $200s

Mountains and palm trees surrounding the outdoor pool at Sun City Apple Valley in Apple Valley, California.

Just 40 miles north of San Bernardino, Sun City Apple Valley is a Del Webb community that welcomes residents 55+ with affordable homes, two spacious clubhouses, and a wide variety of special-interest clubs and social activities.

Its prime location combines picturesque mountain views with easy access to shops, restaurants, and services in nearby Apple Valley, Victorville, and Hesperia.

From the High $300s

Palm trees surrounding a fountain on the grounds of Four Seasons at Beaumont in Beaumont, California.

Southern California’s Four Seasons at Beaumont is a gated, age-restricted community that offers an active adult lifestyle in the heart of Riverside County. Opened in 2005, this K. Hovnanian development features resale homes in a range of styles and prices. Diverse amenities are found throughout the community, including a private onsite restaurant, hobby and game rooms, multipurpose social areas, and outdoor recreations.

From the Mid $300s

Entrance to the clubhouse at Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch in Florence, Arizona.

Sun City at Merrill Ranch is a fabulous choice for active adults who dream of a more rural retirement. The community is set 60 miles from Phoenix, where it enjoys open spaces and spectacular scenery.

Available amenities include an impressive 48,000-square-foot clubhouse, outdoor sports courts, and the 18-hole Poston Butte Golf Course, which winds throughout the development. Single-family homes are available on both a resale and new construction basis.

From the Mid $300s

View across the water of the clubhouse at CantaMia at Estrella in Goodyear, Arizona.

 In the heart of the Sonoran Desert Valley, CantaMia is a newer 55+ community that opened in 2010 with plans to one day contain about 1,700 homes.

Activities within this gated community are centered around the spectacular CantaMia Village Center. Here residents will find a state-of-the-art fitness center, hobby and game rooms, social areas, a demonstration kitchen, and many other resort-style amenities.

From the High $400s

Mountains behind the clubhouse at Sierra Canyon in Reno, Nevada.

Located in Reno, Sierra Canyon boasts affordable resale single-family homes, a 20,000-square-foot clubhouse, and a mild four-season climate. Beyond the amenities in the enclave’s own Aspen Lodge facility, residents have access to amenities in the larger Somersett community, including its private 18-hole golf course. Somersett also offers a range of retail stores and an inviting village center.

From the Mid $200s

The outdoor patio space at Del Webb Sweetgrass in Richmond, Texas.

Opened in 2011, Del Webb Sweetgrass is a newer community that welcomes residents 55+. Its picturesque setting in Richmond includes a 50-acre lake, a natural creek, and miles of walking trails, yet the community is also within easy reach of the urban attractions in Downtown Houston.

A spacious clubhouse offers onsite amenities, and a full-time Activity Director maintains the diverse social calendar and supports the famous Del Webb lifestyle.

From the Mid $300s

Aerial view of the outdoor pool at Cresswind at Lake Lanier, a 55+ community in Gainesville, Georgia.

With plans for about 730 homes, Cresswind at Lake Lanier is a mid-sized 55+ community with spectacular amenities and a prime location on the shores of Georgia’s fabulous Lake Lanier. In addition to its amenity-rich, 36,000-square-foot clubhouse, the community boasts a marina and private boat dock, an outdoor amphitheater, and beautiful single-family homes in a range of styles and sizes. 

From the Low $400s

Exterior view of the clubhouse at Del Webb Charleston at Nexton in Summerville, South Carolina.

Just 25 miles northwest of historic Charleston, Del Webb Charleston at Nexton provides Southern charm combined with resort-style living. This gated community is set on 350 acres of landscaped terrain and wetland preserves.

The development features an amenity-rich clubhouse and a variety of outdoor recreations, including sports courts, a dog park, and a fishing lake. Upon completion, Del Webb Charleston will contain about 1,000 affordable single-family homes.

From the High $200s

Palm trees surrounding the outdoor resort-style pool at Stone Creek in Ocala, Florida.

Although it includes a 60,000-square-foot recreation complex and plans for 4,000 homes, Stone Creek has maintained an inviting, small-town feel in the midst of the popular Ocala area.

This Del Webb community supports an exciting active adult lifestyle with a wide range of resort-style amenities, outdoor recreations, and an 18-hole championship golf course. Its low-maintenance homes are available in both single-family and attached home designs.

From the Mid $200s

Exterior view of a home at Del Webb Naples in Ave Maria, Florida.

Set within the larger Ave Maria community, Del Webb Naples is an age-restricted enclave that boasts fabulous amenities including a new 36,000-square-foot clubhouse and the 18-hole Golf Club at Del Webb Ave Maria.

Beyond the exclusive amenities within Del Webb Naples, residents also have access to the many recreations within Ave Maria, including a Mediterranean-themed town center with shops, restaurants, and other services.

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