Fishing has been a popular hobby for many active adults. It’s peaceful, relaxing, and can be enjoyed as a solo activity or with a group of friends. Fishing also allows Baby Boomers to spend quality time outdoors while getting some fresh air and taking in beautiful views.
In honor of National Fishing and Boating Week (June 4th - 11th) we have compiled a list of communities that are perfect for retirees who want to spend their Golden Years casting a line into a nearby lake or pond. Check out these ten active adult communities that are great for fishing enthusiasts.
Lake Ashton is a beautiful 55+ community in Lake Wales, Florida. It boasts a 26,000 square-foot clubhouse, 30,000 square-foot fitness center, and two 18-hole golf courses. All of these resort-style amenities are sure to keep residents busy while enjoying the Central Florida climate.
This active adult neighborhood is located along the scenic 400-acre Lake Ashton. This freshwater lake has some of the best fishing spots where homeowners can catch bass or pan fish. The community also provides a boat launch and boat parking and the surrounding area has multiple smaller lakes that offer awe-inspiring views of the natural landscape.
This unique age-targeted community in Winter Haven, FL, provides the perfect natural setting for retirees who love to fish. Located on the banks of the picturesque Lake Ruby, this 259-acre freshwater lake offers plenty of opportunities for fishing and boating activities. Traditions at Lake Ruby features boat docks and slips that make it easy for homeowners to try this fun and relaxing pastime.
Coastal South Carolina active adult communities like Four Seasons at The Lakes of Cane Bay are ideal for fishing, boating, and water activities. This lovely lakefront 55+ neighborhood will not only provide a fishing and boating lake onsite but will also have a 20,000 square-foot clubhouse with a rich lineup of indoor and outdoor amenities for its residents to enjoy.
Royal Harbor in Tavares, Florida, features a beautiful waterfront clubhouse that’s perfect for retirees who have a passion for fishing and outdoor recreation. Situated near Little Lake Harris allows for more boating and water activities that allow neighbors to become more social while sharing their love of fishing.
This freshwater fishing lake is popular for catching large bass as well as jet skiing and water skiing. Royal Harbor’s ideal lake setting along with its fishing pier, dock, picnic pavilion, and lighthouse enhances the community’s natural beauty and scenic landscape.
This Northern Georgia active adult community offers an award-winning lifestyle as well as a range of luxurious amenities and activities. Located on a wide finger of picturesque Lake Lanier, Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, GA, provides a rich lake experience for all residents to explore.
Baby Boomers can take advantage of 692 miles of sparkling shoreline that winds through the community’s parks, picnic areas, and campgrounds.
Homeowners have access to the 70-slip private boat dock behind the clubhouse as well as the marina that provides everything they could want or need for a fun day out on the lake for fishing, boating, or simply enjoying the lake's beauty.
Del Webb at Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA, is located on 19,000 acres of navigable water and 400 miles of twisting shorelines. Lake Oconee is Georgia’s second largest lake and offers some of the best fishing in the area. Retirees can catch bass, crappie, and catfish in these beautiful waters while enjoying spectacular views of wildlife and nature.
Residents of this attractive lakefront 55+ community have plenty of space for water sports and activities due to its 1,400 feet of direct lake access. They also have 38 boat slips, a boat launch, and boat storage facility that make it easy for homeowners to keep their gear safe when not in use.
Frisco Lakes is an ideal paradise for fishing enthusiasts because the community winds around the pristine shores of the scenic Lake Lewisville in Northern Texas. The lake’s 29,500 acres of navigable water offer great opportunities for water recreation like boating, fishing, and kayaking.
This age-restricted Del Webb neighborhood also features world-class amenities anchored by a lavish 28,000 square-foot Village Center and Sports Complex. Outdoor recreational facilities include a fishing pond and boating lake as well as multiple sports courts, swimming pools, picnic pavilions, a driving range, and an 18-hole championship golf course.
Sun City Hilton Head is the largest 55+ community in South Carolina and offers luxurious amenities that keep residents active. The heart of this vibrant active adult neighborhood is the 45-acre town center and amenity complex. Here, residents can enjoy staying physically fit as well as socially engaged with all of the resort-style amenities.
Homeowners have access to a performing arts center, ballroom, woodworking shop, and fitness center. Outdoor amenities like multiple pools, sports courts, and three 18-hole golf courses are sure to keep residents entertained. The 20-acre fishing lake with a beautiful gazebo make Sun City Hilton Head an ideal retirement destination for retirees who love fishing, boating, and water activities.
Offering homeowners a quiet setting with boating and fishing access on a pristine lake beside the Blue Ridge Mountains, Trilogy at Lake Frederick is a paradise for many Baby Boomers who love outdoor recreation.
This active adult community is located along Lake Frederick, a 117-acre sparkling lake that’s perfect for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and boating. Residents also enjoy sprawling outdoor amenities like a swimming pool, tennis and pickleball courts, as well as parks and natural space that keep them fit while enjoying the beautiful Northern Virginia climate.
D.R. Horton developed this elegant age-targeted community along the 1.2-mile shoreline of Lake Wylie in Charlotte, North Carolina. Homeowners often spend their time outdoors by enjoying the resort-style amenities that include water front access for kayaking, fishing, boating, and canoeing.
Other amenities include a grand pavilion, multiple sports courts, miles of walking and biking trails, and tranquil green spaces. The Vineyards on Lake Wylie provides the ideal lakeside resort living for retirees in Central North Carolina.