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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.