10 of The Best Brand New Active Adult Communities for 2015

Victory at Verrado is a modern 55+ community with a fresh look at active adult living.
Victory at Verrado is a modern 55+ community with a fresh look at active adult living.
Victory at Verrado is a modern 55+ community with a fresh look at active adult living.

Active adult homebuyers looking to find their retirement dream home have a wide selection to choose from this year. Well-known builders like Del Webb, Lennar, Shea Homes, and NV Homes will offer elegant home designs with features and options that cater to the 55+ homebuyer. Along with great floor plans, world-class amenities and an active social lifestyle will also be provided to residents of these best active adult communities. Check out the list on the top 10 new active adult communities this year from across the country. 

Victory at Verrado – Buckeye, AZ

This 55+ neighborhood within the all-ages community of Verrado plans to offer 3,500 single-family homes. With multiple builders in the community like Lennar, Standard Pacific, Maracay, and TW Lewis by David Weekley Homes, active adult homebuyers can choose from a wide selection of floor plans ranging from approximately 1,800 to 3,500 square feet.

Residents of Victory at Verrado will have exclusive access to private amenities in their own enclave as well as enjoy all of the amenities found within the master-planned Verrado section. Victory’s rich lineup of indoor and outdoor amenities at the 35,000 square-foot Victory Club will be sprawled across 1,200 acres of this beautiful active adult community. 

Residents will be able to enjoy a 7,000 square-foot fitness center, resort-style and lap pools, pickleball and tennis courts, a golf course, chef’s garden, event lawn, vineyard, and olive grove as well as plenty of walking and biking trails.

A new 18-hole championship golf course is located within the Wickenburg Ranch community.
A new 18-hole championship golf course is located within the Wickenburg Ranch community.

Trilogy at Wickenburg Ranch – Wickenburg, AZ

Shea Homes’ newest active adult community is located in Wickenburg, AZ and will consist of 2,000 single-family homes upon completion. Trilogy at Wickenburg Ranch is the 55+ section of the master-planned Wickenburg Ranch community.

This active adult neighborhood is situated along an 18-hole championship golf course that is sure to provide great views as well as endless options for recreation. Residents can obtain golf memberships to the Wickenburg Ranch Golf Club or enjoy proposed amenities at the Wickenburg Social Club.

The Social Club will feature a fitness center, day spa, restaurant, indoor/outdoor bar, outdoor pool, and tennis and pickleball courts. Shea Homes offers three collections for homebuyers to choose from such as Vista Collection, Ranch Collection, and Sky Collection. These luxurious floor plans range from 1,543 to 3,124 square feet of living space with main-level living and great outdoor spaces.

The Villages at Two Rivers – Odenton, MD

The Villages at Two Rivers is a 1,400-acre active adult community situated in beautiful Odenton, Maryland. Consisting of 2,000 single-family and attached residences at completion, 55+ homebuyers will be able to select from a variety of models offered by four well-known builders.

Classic Group and Comstock Homes are offering attached villas that range from 1,614 to 2,346 square feet while Ryan Homes and NV Homes are offering single-family homes ranging from 1,407 to 2,582 square feet of living space.

Residents of this age-restricted community will have access to resort-style amenities found at the 15,000 square-foot Founders Club. Some of the planned amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a nature center, fitness center, tennis courts, an event lawn, picnic area, and walking and biking trails.

The brand new clubhouse at Trilogy at Ocala Preserve offers everything to stay socially active.
The brand new clubhouse at Trilogy at Ocala Preserve offers everything to stay socially active.

Trilogy at Ocala Preserve – Ocala, FL

This luxurious age-targeted community features lush landscaping in scenic Ocala, Florida, which is known as the “horse capital of the world.” Shea Homes will construct 1,800 single-family homes and offer floor plans that cater to active adult homebuyers. Homeowners will enjoy single-level residences with open layouts, stainless steel appliances, indoor/outdoor living spaces, and energy efficient designs.

Homebuyers can choose from two luxurious collections that range from 1,449 to 2,451 square feet of living space. Trilogy at Ocala Preserve will also provide residents with a maintenance-free lifestyle with lawn, streetlights, common area, and clubhouse maintenance taken care of in their homeowners’ association fee.

Del Webb Lakewood Ranch – Lakewood Ranch, FL

Active adults will enjoy the beautiful location and warm weather at Del Webb Lakewood Ranch. Del Webb Lakewood Ranch appeals to active adults because of its energy efficient home designs that make it the largest green-certified community in the country.

Del Webb plans to build 1,300 residences upon completion within the 17,500-acre master-planned Lakewood Ranch subdivision. Homebuyers can choose from attached or single-family floor plans that range from 1,542 to 2,634 square feet.

Residents will love how easy they can personalize their dream home with optional features like covered lanai extensions or second-floor lofts. This active lifestyle community will also have luxurious amenities like an elegant clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center, catering kitchen, and swimming pool as well as numerous social events planned by an on-site activities director.

Cresswind at The Ponds is a popular community that offers Southern charm in a welcoming setting.
Cresswind at The Ponds is a popular community that offers Southern charm in a welcoming setting.

Cresswind at The Ponds – Summerville, SC

Cresswind at The Ponds is a 55+ community located within the master-planned community of The Ponds in Summerville, SC. Kolter Homes plans to build 600 single-family homes and offer two design collections: Sawgrass Collection and Tidewater Collection.  These detached residences range from 1,454 to 2,547 square feet of living space with first-floor master suites and optional second-floor bonus rooms.

An elegant lineup of amenities in Cresswind at The Ponds will keep homeowners socially engaged and physically active. The clubhouse will be the ideal gathering space for homeowners to enjoy a variety of amenities while building lifelong friendships with fellow neighbors.

Del Webb at Mirehaven  – Albuquerque, NM

As Del Webb’s first 55+ community in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Del Webb at Mirehaven will consist of 538 single-family homes. This gated 300-acre active adult enclave offers scenic mountain views in a private neighborhood setting within the master-planned Mirehaven community. Homebuyers can choose from eight floor plans that range in size from 1,572 to 2,504 square feet. All single-family homes include large gathering rooms, outdoor living spaces, extra storage, and low-maintenance exteriors.

World-class amenities will include a 10,000 square-foot recreation center that is sure to be the central hub of recreation and activities for all residents. Homebuyers will enjoy an outdoor pool and spa for relaxing swims or competitive play at the tennis, bocce ball, and pickleball courts.

The Ponds at Bayberry offers beautiful homes without having to give up size and style.
The Ponds at Bayberry offers beautiful homes without having to give up size and style.

The Ponds at Bayberry – Middletown, DE

The Ponds at Bayberry is an active adult community located in New Castle County, Delaware. This age-restricted neighborhood will have 489 homes built by Blenheim Homes.

Active adult homebuyers can select their dream home from six floor plans in the Artist Series. These single-family homes range from 1,376 to 2,694 square feet of living space. Homebuyers will enjoy first-floor master suites, energy efficient appliances, nine-foot ceilings on the first floor, and low-maintenance exteriors.

The Ponds at Bayberry will also feature a superb lineup of indoor and outdoor amenities at its 9,000 square-foot clubhouse. Proposed amenities are to include a ballroom, card room, fitness center, aerobics and dance studio, outdoor pool, and tennis and bocce ball courts. The Ponds at Bayberry provides homeowners with a small-town charm with tree-lined streets and acres of natural park space in a quiet and beautiful neighborhood setting.

Regency at Palisades – Charlotte, NC

Regency at Palisades is the age-targeted section within the luxurious community, The Palisades, which is situated along the shores of Lake Wylie in North Carolina. Regency at Palisades will cater to active adults by offering maintenance-free living and consisting of only 422 single-family homes.

Homebuyers can choose from six elegant floor plans that range in size from 1,933 to 2,628 square feet. All homes offer first-floor living with optional second floors, oversized bedrooms, hardwood flooring, granite countertops, and low-maintenance exteriors.

Residents of this charming community will have access to a private clubhouse that will include a fitness room, game room, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, pickleball, bocce ball courts as well as access to Lake Wylie for boating activities. Homeowners can also enjoy membership opportunities at the Palisades Country Club that features an 18-hole golf course.

Tidewater by Del Webb – Estero, FL
Homebuyers can rest assured knowing that well-known builder Del Webb is designing their dream home.

Tidewater by Del Webb – Estero, FL

Located between Fort Myers and Naples, Tidewater by Del Webb will be an elegant 55+ community slated to open in late 2015. This gated active adult enclave will consist of 380 residences and resort-style amenities that are sure to please active adults.

Well-known builder Del Webb will offer homebuyers one attached villa floor plan that offers 1,542 square feet of living space and six single-family floor plans that range from 1,671 to 2,634 square feet. All homes are built with energy efficient designs and luxurious fixtures.

Tentative plans call for a well-appointed clubhouse that will offer a fitness center, catering kitchen, activity rooms, resort-style pool, outdoor bar, and fire pit. Plenty of other amenities like tennis, pickleball, bocce ball courts as well as a dog park and event lawn are sure to draw the 55+ crowd to this active adult community in beautiful Southwest Florida.

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