9 of the Most Expensive Active Adult Communities

Tonto Verde is a stunning 55+ community in Arizona offering fantastic amenities and beautiful homes.
Tonto Vedre is an impressive 55+ community in Arizona offering fantastic amenities and beautiful homes.
Tonto Verde is a stunning 55+ community in Arizona offering fantastic amenities and beautiful homes.

Active adult communities are best known for offering affordable homes and exciting amenities enabling nearly everyone to enjoy a fabulous lifestyle without breaking the budget. Oftentimes, larger 55+ communities will offer homes in an especially wide range of prices. However, when money is no object, there are plenty of options available if you want to own an expensive home in an impressive resort-style community.

Here are 9 active adult communities with some of the most expensive homes for retirement. Every active adult community featured here, listed in no particular order, offers homes in a wide variety of prices, some soaring to well above $1 million.

1. Tonto Verde – Rio Verde, AZ

Just north of Scottsdale is Tonto Verde, an impressive 55+ golf community offering breathtaking views and exciting amenities. Residents in this community of 613 homes enjoy access to two 18-hole golf courses, dozens of special interest clubs and entertaining social activities.

The 26,000 square-foot community clubhouse is home to state-of-the-art fitness facilities and fantastic on-site dining. Outdoor amenities include a heated saltwater pool and spa, six tennis courts, and two pickleball courts. The diverse mix of homes range in size from 1,500 to over 4,000 square feet and include single-family styles and townhomes.

2. Laguna Woods Village – Laguna Woods, CA

Laguna Woods Village is the largest 55+ community on the West Coast with nearly 13,000 homes in every price range up to nearly $1 million. The sprawling community sits on the rolling hillsides of Saddleback Valley just 10 minutes from coastal beaches.

Residents are pampered with a magnificent collection of amenities spanning seven clubhouses brimming with fitness facilities, swimming pools, hobby rooms, and social spaces. Other highlights include 36 holes of golf, an equestrian center, a fine arts center, multiple restaurants, and over 250 special interest clubs.

3. The Villages – The Villages, FL

In Central Florida, The Villages is a self-sustaining town planned for just over 56,000 active adult homes. The community is one of the largest of its kind in the world and offers the ultimate in active adult living. Residents have everything they could ever need or want right within their community including retail shops, restaurants, healthcare centers, and everyday conveniences.

Over 100 miles of golf-cart-legal streets offer easy access to the impressive collection of amenities offered at the multiple clubhouses, town squares, retail plazas, golf courses, and recreation centers. A countless collection of amenities and activities has made The Villages one of the most popular active adult communities in the country.

4. Sun City Anthem – Henderson, NV

Sparkling city views, elegant homes, and exceptional amenities make Sun City Anthem an exciting destination for active adult living near Las Vegas. Perched in the foothills of the Black Mountains, the location offers crisp clean air and stunning views from beautiful homes priced over $1 million.

Residents enjoy an exciting lifestyle with amenities spread across three clubhouses totaling about 130,000 square feet of indoor amenity space. There are also two 18-hole golf courses, multiple sports courts for tennis, bocce, and pickleball, plus over 50 different clubs dedicated to a wide range of special interests and hobbies.

Sun City Hilton Head
Sun City Hilton Head offers word-class active adult living in a desirable east coast retirement destination.

5. Sun City Hilton Head – Bluffton, SC

The highly acclaimed Sun City Hilton Head offers an exceptional location, world-class amenities and gorgeous homes in the ultimate east coast location. The community sits among picturesque tall pines and ancient oaks surrounded by scenic sea marshes.

Residents enjoy a fabulous year-round climate and plenty of outdoor amenities to enjoy the warm sunshine, including 54 holes of golf. An amazing 45-acre Village Center is the heart of the community where residents enjoy countless amenities and activities. Homes in this popular 55+ community span every price range up to the low $1 millions.

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6. SaddleBrooke – Tucson, AZ

7. Trilogy at the Vineyards – Brentwood, CA

8. Sun City Summerlin – Las Vegas, NV

9. SunRiver St. George – St. George, UT

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