5 Great Resort-Style Communities for Younger Retirees on a Budget

Terra Lago offers residents exciting amenities in a gorgeous Southern California location. 
Terra Lago offers residents exciting amenities in a gorgeous Southern California location. 

While many active adult communities do have age restrictions, you don’t have to wait until you’re 55 to enjoy resort-style living. Age-targeted communities throughout the country offer fabulous amenities and diverse social activities for residents of all ages. Yet, despite their impressive amenities, many of these developments still offer affordable homes in a wide range of styles and sizes.

Terra Lago – Indio, California

Active adults of all ages will love the homes and amenities in Terra Lago. Set in the Coachella Valley, this fabulous community offers a 36-hole golf club, an inviting clubhouse and a 20-acre lake with small boat access. Its tranquil setting features five distinct neighborhoods with homes designed by four builders: Lennar Homes, Ryland Homes, Ashbrook and Woodside Homes. The surrounding Palm Springs area also offers a number of exciting attractions, shops, restaurants and outdoor recreations.

Prescott Lakes – Prescott, Arizona

Opened in 2001, Prescott Lakes is a beautiful community featuring several distinct neighborhoods and an exciting line-up of amenities, including a 14,000 square-foot clubhouse and an 18-hole golf course. The community is being developed with older homebuyers in mind, yet only two of the twelve neighborhoods have age restrictions. Homebuyers can currently choose from available resale or new construction homes, or purchase a lot for a custom home.

Callawassie Island – Callawassie Island, South Carolina

Set between the Hilton Head resort area and historic Beaufort, Callawassie Island is an age-targeted community which has many features that appeal to active adults. The picturesque setting offers Southern charm amid lovely salt marsh and water views. Amenities include a spacious clubhouse, 27 holes of golf, on-site dining, swimming pools, tennis courts and dock access to the Colleton River. Separate social and golf memberships let residents pay for the amenities they plan to use.

St. James Plantation is a fantastic golf-course community minutes from the Atlantic Coast.

St. James Plantation – Southport, North Carolina

Open to all ages, St. James Plantation is an impressive community featuring resort-style amenities and plans for approximately 5,000 homes. Multiple clubhouses contain desirable amenities, such as fitness centers, golf courses, swimming pools, sports courts and restaurants. The community also boasts a full-service marina, a charming marketplace and private beach access at St. James By The Sea. A variety of home styles meet the needs of many different active adult homebuyers.

Paseo – Fort Myers, FL

With beautiful grounds spanning 444 acres, Paseo provides a quiet retreat in the heart of the popular Fort Myers area. Although the community is open to residents of all ages, it has plenty of amenities to support an active adult lifestyle. The 26,000 square-foot clubhouse features numerous resort-style amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, a luxurious spa, restaurants, sports courts and a swimming pool complete with private cabanas and a tiki bar. Throughout the country, it’s easy to find great, open-age communities with resort-style amenities and affordable homes.

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