View across a pond of the condo building at Windsor Gardens in Denver, Colorado

Active adults who want a larger home for a lower price tag should take a look at these attractive communities.

There's no shortage of factors that 55+ homebuyers need to consider when buying a home. The top concerns for most often center around amenities, services provided, and the old real estate adage of “location, location, location.” When it comes down to it, every homebuyer is looking to get the most bang for their buck when purchasing a home.

With this in mind, 55places enlisted the help of its data science team to curate a list of 20 communities where homebuyers can maximize their dollar without sacrificing a prime location or the kind of amenities that make 55+ communities so attractive in the first place.

Here are the top 20 active adult communities where homebuyers can get the most home for their money.

1. Windsor Gardens - Denver, CO

High $100s - High $300s

This Rocky Mountain community offers homebuyers the peace of mind and laid-back lifestyle of a condo community in one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. With an active social scene centered at the 35,000-square-foot clubhouse and on-site nine-hole golf course, there’s never a shortage of things to do. A wide variety of condo and townhouse floor plans are available, giving homebuyers plenty of space for a reasonable price.

Request more information about Windsor Gardens here.

2. Crestwood Village 1 - Whiting, NJ

 Below $100k - Below $100k

The first in this list’s New Jersey offerings, Crestwood Village 1 offers homebuyers spacious attached homes in a location that’s hard to beat. Homebuyers might be surprised at how much home they can get in an area that's usually more exclusive in terms of pricing. Crestwood Village 1 is also unique in that it's the only one of the Crestwood Village communities to offer its residents their own golf course.

Request more information about Crestwood Village 1 here.

3. Lake Clarke Gardens - Lake Worth, FL

Below $100k - Mid $100s

The skyline of Downtown West Palm Beach with Lake Worth in the foreground

Lake Clarke Gardens is ideally suited for homebuyers looking to leave the hassle of home maintenance behind.

Heading south to sunny Palm Beach County, we find Lake Clarke Gardens. This cozy condo community is ideally suited for homebuyers looking to leave the hassle of home maintenance behind, freeing up time for travel and leisure. Also, its central location provides easy access to the surrounding Palm Beach County area.

Request more information about Lake Clarke Gardens here.

4. Country Oaks - Hudson, FL

Below $100k

On the Gulf side of Florida just north of Tampa lies Country Oaks. The 55+ community offers surprisingly spacious condos that routinely sell for under $100k. This makes it ideal for homebuyers seeking a second home or a snowbird getaway far removed from the noise and crowds of urban life.

Request more information about Country Oaks here.

5. Red Hill Estates - Red Hill, PA

 Below $100k - Low $100s

Single-family homes below $150k? You can find them at Red Hill Estates. Located in the Allentown area, this quaint community of just 260 homes is perfect for those who want to enjoy the 55+ lifestyle in the comfort of their own backyard. Also, the homeowners’ association (HOA) handles community and exterior home maintenance, giving residents the convenience of a condo with the space of a single-family home.

Request more information about Red Hill Estates here.

6. Saddlebrook Farms - Grayslake, IL

Below $100k - High $200s

This is perhaps one of the most unique communities on our list, offering homebuyers the amenities of a lakeside community in Wisconsin or Michigan with the convenience of being located in the Chicagoland area. Saddlebrook Farms features over 100 acres of lakes, nature preserves, and even a working farm. The community presents a very "country" feel with lots of open spaces, lakes, and homes featuring front porches.

Request more information about Saddlebrook Farms here.

7. Village Royale on the Green - Boynton Beach, FL

 Low $100s - High $100s

The community sign for Village Royale on the Green in Boynton Beach, Florida

Condos in Village Royale on the Green routinely sell for under $100k.

Here's another ideal snowbird community, but this time, it's in the highly sought-after Boynton Beach area. Condos routinely sell for under $100k which may lead some homebuyers to think that the amenities and other quality-of-life factors are lacking. Fortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. With two clubhouses, two outdoor pool complexes, and a driving range, this community has plenty for residents to keep themselves occupied with while at home.

Request more information about Village Royale on the Green here.

8. The Fairways at Mays Landing - Mays Landing, NJ

Below $100k - Mid $100s

Would you believe you can get a single-family home near Atlantic City for under $200k? The Fairways at Mays Landing proves it's possible, and residents get more than just great home value. The community boasts its own 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, and indoor/outdoor aquatic center.

Request more information about The Fairways at Mays Landing here.

9. Lime Bay - Tamarac, FL

Below $100k - Low $100s

Residents at Lime Bay enjoy everything about their prime Fort Lauderdale location while saving some serious green. Being just off the beaten-path in Tamarac not only means homeowners save some money, but they’re also far removed from the spring break crowds that descend upon the city for its gorgeous beachfront lifestyle.

Request more information about Lime Bay here.

10. Southern Meadow - Magnolia, DE

Low $100s - Low $200s

Land-lease communities like Southern Meadow can often save homebuyers big money. By leasing rather than purchasing the land their home sits on, homeowners save big on property taxes on other costs associated with homeownership. This makes Southern Meadow a great community for seasonal residents.

Request more information about Southern Meadow here.

11. Lakes of Carriage Hills - Tamarac, FL

 Below $100k - Low $100s

This is the second community in Tamarac, Florida, pointing to the fact that this area is a popular choice among 55+ homebuyers. What homebuyer wouldn’t want to live in an attractive location with a low cost of living? Roomy condos and plenty of amenities like a clubhouse, a pool, and tennis courts make this a must-see in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Request more information about Lakes of Carriage Hills here.

12. Crestwood Village 5 - Whiting, NJ

Below $100k - Mid $100s

There are actually seven Crestwood Village 55+ communities in Whiting but only two made our list as offering the best value to prospective homebuyers. Crestwood Village 5 offers residents an exclusive clubhouse and diverse home options in both single-family and attached models. Its wonderful location makes getting to New York City, Philadelphia, and the coast a breeze.

Request more information about Crestwood Village 5 here.

13. Village Green - Southern Pines, NC

Low $100s - High $100s

An intimate neighborhood, Village Green is an established 48+ community of 57 attached homes.

An intimate neighborhood about ten minutes east of Pinehurst and 39 miles west of Fayetteville, Village Green is an established 48+ community of 57 attached homes. These low-maintenance homes offer between 1,100 and 2,700 square feet, one to four bedrooms, one to three bathrooms, and outdoor parking. Within this picturesque community, residents have access to a clubhouse, a multipurpose room, a gazebo, a walking path, and plenty of natural space.

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14. Lakeside Crossing - Conway, SC

Low $100s - Mid $100s

This community’s amenities are what makes it really stand out. There's a clubhouse for socializing with neighbors and a fitness center for those who prefer more active recreation. This is also one of the few communities where new homes are available, allowing homebuyers to customize various options to put their personal touch on their new home.

Request more information about Lakeside Crossing here. 

15. Foxwood Lake Estates - Lakeland, FL

Located in sunny Central Florida, this is another ideal community for homebuyers seeking a single-family seasonal home. Built between 1982 and 1987, Foxwood Lake Estates consists of single-family homes ranging from 828 to 1536 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a one- or two-car garage. Lakeland is between Orlando and Tampa along Interstate 4 which makes exploring Florida easy and convenient.

Request more information about Foxwood Lake Estates here.

16. Live Oak - Murrells Inlet, SC

Mid $200s - High $200s

It's no secret that the Myrtle Beach area is a top destination for active adults. They're drawn to the white sand beaches, the excellent golf courses, and the area's easy-going beach vibe. Live Oak offers access to that lifestyle at a surprisingly affordable entry point. With just 68 attached homes, this community is for 55+ homebuyers who prefer a smaller, tight-knit neighborhood.

Request more information about Live Oak here.

17. Kings Point in Delray Beach - Delray Beach, FL

Below $100k - Mid $100s

The outdoor pool and patio at Kings Point in Delray Beach in Delray Beach, Florida

Kings Point in Delray Beach is a resort-style condo community with three amenity centers.

This resort-style condo community is something that really needs to be seen to be believed, especially when you see how little the homes cost. It also has plenty of amenities, starting with its 100,000-square-foot clubhouse and amenity center. Believe it or not, that’s just one of three amenity centers throughout this enormous community of 7,200 households.

Request more information about Kings Point in Delray Beach here.

18. Century Village East - Deerfield Beach, FL

Below $100k - Mid $200s

This time in Broward County, here's another large community where condos of up to 1,100 square feet routinely sell at or below $100k. Within the community, a 145,000-square-foot clubhouse is home to a ballroom, a 1,600-seat theater, and just about every type of club or activity room imaginable. There are also plenty of pocket parks and smaller amenity centers with pools and tennis courts scattered throughout the community.

Request more information about Century Village East here.

19. Pine Run Estates - Ocala, FL

Below $100k - Mid $100s

Pine Run Estates is located in Ocala, a region known as Florida’s “Horse County.” The idyllic landscape is dotted with the farms and equestrian centers that have made this region famous. Single-family homes of up to 1,800 square feet rarely sell for much more than $150k, making this a real bargain for homebuyers with an eye on Ocala.

Request more information about Pine Run Estates here.

20. Glory Gardens at Christian Retreat  - Bradenton, FL

As the last on our list, Glory Gardens at Christian Retreat offers its homeowners excellent value with a strong sense of community. The well-kept condos are a great choice not only for snowbirds but also for RV drivers or those who love to travel. Homeowners value being able to lock up and leave for a trip, knowing their home will be safe while they’re away.

Request more information about Glory Gardens at Christian Retreat here.