CantaMia is a luxurious 55+ community in Arizona offering amazing amenities and a variety of home styles.

CantaMia is a luxurious 55+ community in Arizona offering amazing amenities and a variety of home styles.

Everyone has their own idea of what makes an active adult community great. Yet many developments offer a variety of homes and amenities designed to appeal to a wider audience.

Here are ten mid-sized communities - not too big and not too small - which have homes, amenities and locations that will appeal to nearly any active adult.

1. CantaMia - Goodyear, AZ

Opened in 2010, CantaMia has plans for 1,700 homes in both attached and single-family designs. A scenic setting in the Sonoran Desert Valley provides a beautiful backdrop for recreations including golf, swimming and tennis. Two spacious clubhouses offer fitness centers, hobby and game rooms, cafes and more.

2. Heritage Park - Sacramento, CA

In Northern California, Heritage Park offers 965 homes spread across three gated villages. The community is just five minutes from downtown Sacramento, while on-site amenities bring residents together with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, sports courts, gardening plots and five parks.

3. Heritage Palms - Indio, CA

Active adults who dream of retiring in Southern California may find their ideal home in Heritage Palms. This impressive 55+ community has just 1,004 homes, yet it also features resort-style amenities, including a spacious clubhouse, 27 holes of golf, on-site dining and a variety of sports courts.

4. Venetian Isles - Boynton Beach, FL

At Venetian Isles, homebuyers can choose from some of the 1,060 attached and single-family homes, now available on a resale basis. A spacious clubhouse features indoor and outdoor amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, arts and crafts studios, hobby and game rooms, sports courts and swimming pools.

Heritage Isle in Florida offers plentiful home options with numerous builders along with world-class amenities.

Heritage Isle in Florida offers plentiful home options with numerous builders along with world-class amenities.

5. Heritage Isle - Viera, FL

With a great location on Florida's Space Coast, Heritage Isle features 1,200 new construction and resale homes, including condos, attached homes and single-family designs. Residents can enjoy popular pastimes, such as golf, tennis, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, billiards and community parties.

6. Heritage Eagle Bend - Aurora, CO

Built between 2000 and 2008, Heritage Eagle Bend is a gated community which includes 1,442 diverse homes. Amenities include an 18-hole golf course and a 35,000 square-foot clubhouse. Residents can enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, on-site dining, sports courts and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

7. Heritage Ranch - Fairview, TX

In the suburbs of Dallas, Heritage Ranch has 1,144 homes spread across 575 acres. Resident golfers love the 18-hole championship course, designed by Arthur Hills, while everyone can find something to enjoy at the 24,000 square-foot clubhouse. Highlights include swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, sports courts and a performing arts center.

8. Village at Deaton Creek - Hoschton, GA

Built by Del Webb, Village at Deaton Creek offers resort-style living just 40 miles north of Atlanta. A 35,000 square-foot clubhouse provides indoor and outdoor amenities, such as hobby and game rooms, sports courts, swimming pools, on-site dining and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The community is planned for 1,144 single-family and attached homes in a wide range of styles.

9. Carolina Preserve - Cary, NC

In the heart of the popular Triangle Area, Carolina Preserve puts residents in easy reach of world-class shops, restaurants and medical centers. On-site amenities include the exclusive 34,000 Bradford Hall Clubhouse, which offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, hobby and game rooms, sports courts and more.

10. Canal Walk - Somerset, NJ

With plans for 1,200 diverse homes, Canal Walk appeals to a wide range of active adults. The community's exciting line-up of amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a massage and wellness center, a full-service salon, hobby and game rooms, sports courts and swimming pools. When looking for a retirement destination, these mid-sized communities may offer the perfect place for healthy, amenity-rich living.