Active adults looking for the next best 55+ community won’t have to wait much longer. Homebuilders like Del Webb and Minto have been busy over the past year to bring new and exciting 55-plus communities that are sure to attract retirees from across the country. These new active adult communities will host thoughtfully designed homes as well as offer an impressive lineup of world-class amenities such as lavish clubhouses, fun social areas, and beautiful outdoor spaces.
These upcoming 55+ communities are also situated in prime retirement destinations like Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Arizona, which offer easy access to countless nearby attractions and entertainment. 55places.com carefully selected these five coming soon communities by using our own criteria and methodology, which you can learn more about here. So if you’re interested in which coming soon community is the next best thing, then check out these five best coming soon communities below, listed in no particular order.
Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head – Hardeeville, SC
Parrotheads looking to retire in an active adult community that embraces the leisurely lifestyle and music that was made famous by legendary singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett will fall in love with Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head. Designed in conjunction with Minto, a renowned active adult developer, Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head will be located in Hardeeville, SC and is scheduled to open for sales in early 2018.
Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head will feature amenities similar to its flagship 55+ community in Daytona Beach, Florida where every inch of the community is inspired by the singer’s tropical vibe and laidback lifestyle. Plans for the South Carolina active adult community include approximately 3,000 homes, a Town Center, 290,000 square feet of retail space, a fitness center, resort-style pool, and indoor/outdoor dining. Although final floor plans and pricing have yet to be released, homebuyers can rest assured knowing that this community will offer beautiful and unique home designs that cater to the 55-plus crowd. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head will also be located just a short drive from all of the exciting attractions and entertainment found on Hilton Head Island.
Del Webb Bexley – Land O’Lakes, FL
Coming in 2019, northwest of Tampa is Del Webb Bexley, a gated 55+ community that will host 850 single-family homes spread across 489 acres. This new active adult community will feature a multi-million-dollar clubhouse offering 17,000 square feet of spacious social and recreational areas as well as vast outdoor spaces.
Del Webb Bexley will also have a full-time lifestyle director who will help plan and organize events and fun activities that allow residents to enjoy a vibrant social environment. Builder Del Webb will also offer homebuyers its distinct lineup of home designs, which are priced starting in the low $200s, and feature low-maintenance exteriors, open layouts, gourmet kitchens, and luxurious master suites. Residents will also enjoy the community’s prime location in Pasco County, which offers easy access to plenty of shopping, dining, and healthcare options.
Del Webb Tradition – Port St. Lucie, FL
Another Del Webb active adult community coming to Florida is Del Webb Tradition in Port St. Lucie. This new 55+ community, which is scheduled to open this year, will offer retirees beautiful single-family homes and attached villas designed to fit the active adult lifestyle. Del Webb plans to build 550 homes upon completion and provide a great selection of floor plans that feature open layouts, spacious gathering rooms, large walk-in closets, and luxurious master suites.
Besides quality home designs, Del Webb Tradition also boasts multiple outdoor recreational areas including tennis courts, bocce ball courts, pickleball courts, and resort-style pools as well as a lavish clubhouse staffed by an on-site lifestyle director. Located within the master-planned development of Tradition, residents will enjoy an exciting social atmosphere as well as a great location that’s close to shopping, dining, and beautiful Treasure Coast beaches.
Fendol Farms Manors – Durham, NC
Coming soon to the Raleigh-Durham Area in North Carolina is Lennar’s first active adult community called Fendol Farms Manors. This new 55+ community will consist of 1,200 single-family homes and offer resort-style amenities including a stunning clubhouse with plenty of indoor and outdoor social and recreational spaces. Residents will have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, a bar and grill, multiple sports courts, and a sparkling swimming pool.
Although final floor plans and pricing have yet to be finalized, homebuyers can rest assured knowing that Lennar will offer a great selection of quality-built homes. Not only will retirees love the thoughtfully designed homes and low-maintenance living, but they will also enjoy living just 15 minutes from Durham and 30 minutes from Raleigh. Ideally situated close to both of these vibrant cities gives residents easy access to endless shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
Ovation at Meridian – Queen Creek, AZ
Ovation at Meridian is a brand new 780-home, age-restricted community coming to Queen Creek, Arizona. This 55+ community is located within the master-planned development of Meridian. Builder William Lyon Homes plans to release models later this year with three new home collections that will range in size from approximately 1,463 to 2,499 square feet. All homes will be single-story and feature beautiful, low-maintenance designs situated along landscaped avenues.
Ovation at Meridian will also host a rich lineup of amenities that are sure to keep residents active and entertained. A 7.5-acre recreation center will be the central hub of the community offering endless indoor and outdoor facilities. Some of the proposed amenities include a 13,500 square-foot clubhouse complete with banquet facilities, a fitness center, yoga studio, craft room, gathering spaces, and much more. Outdoors, homeowners will also have access to miles of trails, numerous parks, a dog park, sports courts, swimming pool, event lawn, fire pit, and vast open spaces. Although residents will have plenty to do within Ovation at Meridian, they will also have great options for recreation and entertainment just outside of the community’s gates and throughout the Phoenix area.