Baby boomers searching for maintenance-free living within an active adult community have no shortage of options. Condominiums attract retirees because they are typically low-maintenance and are usually more affordable than single-family homes. Living in a condo also makes it easy for residents to live in or near a metropolitan city that provides convenient access to attractions, daily necessities, public transportation, and entertainment options.
Many 55+ communities offer condominiums for the comfort, style, and convenience most retirees want when downsizing from their larger home. Impressive condo units usually feature open floor plans, private balconies, elevator access, security, and storage space, making them perfect for empty nesters. If maintenance-free living is what you’re looking for then check out these active adult communities with the nicest condos.
This new 55+ community began construction in 2015 and will have 261 condos upon completion. Buyers can choose from a variety of unique floor plans that offer 1,037 to 1,282 square feet of living space. Each unit has one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and an assigned parking space.
Condos in The Club at Melville feature stylish and modern designs like maintenance-free exteriors, stainless steel appliances, upscale countertops, and ceramic tile flooring. In addition to these luxurious condos, homeowners have a well-equipped 4,000 square-foot clubhouse where they can be active and social with other like-minded adults. Located in the highly desirable city of Melville on Long Island, retirees will find numerous outdoor recreational activities, attractions, and daily necessities. New York City is also nearby for world-class entertainment, shopping, and dining.
The dream of retiring in Southern California can be a reality in Oaknoll Villas, which is located in the highly desirable city of Thousand Oaks. Retirees can purchase beautiful and reasonably priced condo units starting in the mid $200s, which is rare for this prime location. Active adult homebuyers will find a variety of resale units that range in size from 514 to 1,147 square feet with one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and an assigned carport.
Condos feature open layouts, spacious master suites, private balconies or patios, and may include upgrades like stainless steel appliances, laminate hardwood flooring, remodeled kitchens, and granite countertops. Residents enjoy well-maintained homes as well as an elegant clubhouse that offers plenty of indoor and outdoor recreational spaces like an exercise room, card room, swimming pool, BBQ area, and shuffleboard courts.
Harbour Isle is a gated active lifestyle community that offers waterfront living in Bradenton, FL. Homeowners enjoy stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and Anna Maria Sound as well as a tropical and natural setting that’s surrounded by mangroves, wildlife, and native palm trees. Buyers can choose from a variety of luxurious waterfront condo units that range in size from 1,457 to 1,650 square feet of living space and have two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and parking lot spaces.
Residents also enjoy resort-style amenities that complement the island vibe of the community where they feel like they are on an endless vacation. Harbour Isle features a waterfront beach club, private clubhouse, four resort-style pools, kayak launch, event lawn, private cabanas, fitness center, sandy beach, and a bar. Planned amenities will also include a marina with wet and dry storage for boat enthusiasts.
Premier builder K. Hovnanian developed Four Seasons at Cedar Grove between 2000 and 2005 and offered 156 condos in this close-knit 55+ community. Buyers can choose from a variety of great resale units that range in size from approximately 1,949 to 2,600 square feet. They have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den that can be used as a guest bedroom, and two garage parking spaces. Baby boomers love that these units are priced from the high $300s and have been thoughtfully designed by K. Hovnanian to offer quality craftsmanship and low-maintenance exteriors.
Charming amenities are also part of this age-restricted neighborhood’s list of great features. The private clubhouse is the perfect gathering place where residents can build lifelong friendships with other like-minded adults.
Ideally situated on a 31-acre quarry lake, Gatherings at Quarry Place is a charming and picturesque 55+ condominium community in Reisterstown, MD. Active adult homebuyers can choose from luxurious and energy-efficient floor plans designed by Beazer Homes, who began construction in 2014. There are five floor plans to choose from that range in size from 1,460 to 1,968 square feet. They have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a one-car garage.
Condo buildings feature elevator access and private entrances. Each unit also comes standard with hardwood floors, modern appliances, granite countertops, and maple cabinets. With only 135 condos to be built, retirees will be able to establish friendships with other homeowners easily in this small and welcoming community. Residents will enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle as well as an active and social setting with planned amenities that will include a clubhouse, fitness center, outdoor pool, dog park, walking trails, and a garden.