When looking for a coastal retirement destination, there are many impressive communities that offer resort-style amenities, diverse homes and scenic grounds all within minutes or just a short drive from the coast.
Here are ten fabulous coastal communities which provide recreation to support an active lifestyle.
Open to residents of all ages, Trilogy at Monarch Dunes is a luxurious Shea Homes community that supports an active adult lifestyle just 15 minutes from the Pacific Coast. Community highlights include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full-service spa, hobby and game rooms, on-site dining and the Center for Higher Learning. The grounds also feature a swimming pool, sports courts and the Monarch Dunes Golf Club.
Set on Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head Plantation features laid-back living with beautiful homes, 2 miles of sandy beaches and scenic wooded grounds. Multiple recreation centers house a wide range of amenities, such as hobby and game rooms, sports courts, picnic areas, fishing lakes, a fitness center and a 25-meter outdoor swimming pool.
Just a half hour northwest of Charleston and the Atlantic Coast, Del Webb Charleston blends resort-style living with Southern charm. The 20,000 square-foot clubhouse offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an arts and crafts studio, sports courts and much more.
With 81 holes of golf, St. James Plantation is a golfer's paradise. This impressive community offers three 18-hole golf courses, a 27-hole golf course, a marina and marketplace, and a private Atlantic Coast beach with exclusive resident access. Additional amenities include fitness centers, sports courts, swimming pools and restaurants.
Residents of Pelican Bay enjoy a prime location in Naples, as well as a three-mile exclusive beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The upscale community also offers beautiful homes, a 25,000 square-foot clubhouse packed with amenities, a 27-hole golf course and a community park with sports courts, a picnic pavilion and other forms of recreation.
In Palm Beach County's popular Boynton Beach, Valencia Reserve welcomes active adults with beautiful grounds and a 41,000 square-foot clubhouse all just 9 miles from the sandy Florida Coast. The community's resort-style amenities include a fitness center, hobby and game rooms, outdoor swimming pools, sports courts and on-site dining at the Club House Cafe.
Located on Florida's Atlantic Coast with multiple amenity centers and an 18-hole golf course, Grand Haven provides plenty of recreation opportunities for active adult homebuyers.
Two clubhouses feature popular resort-style amenities, such as swimming pools, sports courts and fitness centers, while the member-only Grand Haven Golf Club provides challenging golf, on-site dining, hobby and game rooms, and an additional fitness center.
Built by Lennar Homes, Greenbriar Oceanaire features world-class amenities along the shore in popular Ocean County just 2 miles from Barnegat Bay. Highlights of this gated community include a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, on-site dining, sports courts and an 18-hole golf course.
With plans for 1,816 homes, Heritage Shores is one of the largest active adult communities in Delaware. This upscale community features a number of resort-style amenities, including an 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, sports courts, hobby and game rooms, restaurants and a state-of-the-art fitness center plus a great location just 30 minutes from the coast.
Nestled beside Cape Cod Bay, Great Island is a beautiful Del Webb community designed for active adults aged 55 or better. Upon completion, Great Island will only include about 600 single-family homes, yet residents can enjoy many amenities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, a fitness center and sports courts.
If you dream of retirement filled with sun and sand, you may find your dream home at one of these coastal active adult lifestyle communities.