Condos are a great option for active adults who want to live in or near Orlando, Florida. By choosing a condo over a single-family home, buyers can enjoy a more reasonable price tag, low-maintenance living, and a host of amenities and lifestyle activities. With so much to do in Orlando, it’s an ideal area in which to buy a home, whether you’re relocating from somewhere else in Florida or outside of the state entirely.
Orlando, Florida condos are available in diverse neighborhoods, different price ranges, and a variety of models and floor plans. Some condos are in communities on the water and others include golf courses, private restaurants, and recreation centers.
Let’s look at some of the most popular 55+ communities with condos for sale near Orlando.
Low $100s – High $100s
Looking for a condo with lake views? Check out Spring Lake Towers, a 55+ community in a high-rise condo building on the Chain of Lakes in Winter Haven. A total of 79 condominium homes fill up the building, and many of those homes look out over the water.
Condos are available in one and two-bedroom floor plans with 1,029 to 1,800 square feet. Residents park in carports and there’s also plenty of guest parking. Windows and doors are storm-proof and the building includes a lobby and an elevator.
Amenities in Spring Lake Towers include a recreation room as well as a library and a community kitchen. There’s a fitness center and a laundry room as well. Outside, homeowners enjoy a pool, a patio, shuffleboard courts, and scenic walking trails throughout the community. A boat slip is available for residents, and reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Theaters, hiking trails, golf courses, and fine dining are all available in Winter Haven. The city is less than an hour from both Orlando and Tampa.
High $100s – High $300s
Lakeside Landings is a gated community in Oxford with designated neighborhoods reserved for homeowners and residents who are 55+. Three condominium floor plans are available, and the community also includes attached villas and single-family homes. Condo models are in two-story buildings and have 1,349 to 1,402 square feet, one or two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den, and an attached one-car garage.
Amenities begin with the clubhouse, where residents will find an exercise room, a ballroom, a card room, a library, a catering kitchen, and a space for billiards. The ballroom includes a stage, which is the location for many community productions and shows. There’s a resort-style pool right outside the clubhouse and two other pools throughout the community. Residents can also enjoy the cabana bar, tennis courts, putting green, and fishing pier. Several scenic lakes can be found throughout the neighborhood, and some of them include a beach area.
Health and fitness groups get together for walking, swimming, and tennis. There’s also a book club and ongoing poker games. Oxford is a small city in Central Florida known for Whispering Oaks, its local winery, and an abundance of natural beauty, fishing lakes, and hiking trails.
Mid $300s – Mid $400s
When the suburbs of Orlando won’t do and you want to be inside the city limits, consider a condo at Gatherings of Lake Nona. This 55+ community offers a collection of new construction and resale condominiums in the Lake Nona master-planned community.
The amenities include a 4,400-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, a multipurpose space, and a lounge with a fireplace and catering kitchen. Homeowners can visit Canvas Restaurant & Market for a quick bite to eat. An outdoor kitchen is set up near the large pool, and there’s also a fire pit. Pickleball and bocce ball courts are available as well as a dog park.
Condos are in attractive buildings with elevators and attached garages. Four models are available to buyers, ranging from 1,368 to 1,805 square feet. Homes have two or three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Some models have a flex space that can be used as a den or office. All condos have a balcony and some include a sunroom.
Gatherings of Lake Nona is close to all the shopping, art, and fine dining available in Orlando. It’s also close to Interstate 4 and the Orlando airport, making it an ideal spot from which to commence statewide travel or longer trips.
High $100s – High $1Ms
It’s impossible to talk about 55+ communities in Central Florida without talking about The Villages. The community is huge; with 70,000 homes that span three counties and just as many zip codes. Condos are available in a number of these neighborhoods, and most of them include generous open floor plans, screened porches, flex space, attached garages, and sunrooms.
Recreation centers, town squares, and amenity centers are available throughout The Villages. Residents can play golf, shuffleboard, tennis, pickleball, softball, basketball, or volleyball. There’s a woodworking shop, several fitness centers, bowling alleys, arts and craft centers, and yoga studios.
Residents at The Villages are a social bunch. There are always open-air concerts and farmers markets, theater performances, photography classes, and music lessons. Homeowners can join a book club, a support group, or an art league.
The Villages is best for active adults who want a condo home in a large community with plenty of resources, and invitations to stay in shape physically, mentally, and socially.