7 Active Adult Communities with Unique Amenities

These communities have some of the best amenities throughout the U.S.
These communities have some of the best amenities throughout the U.S.
These communities have some of the best amenities throughout the U.S.

Resort-style amenities are one of the highlights of living in an active adult community. They keep residents physically fit, socially engaged, and entertained any day of the week. A majority of these communities provide lavish clubhouses, state-of-the-art fitness centers, game rooms, beautiful golf courses, and multiple sports courts.

But a few 55+ communities set themselves apart from the rest and offer unique amenities that you can’t find anywhere else. From luxurious on-site spas to wineries, check out these 7 active adult communities with unique amenities.

Trilogy Orlando – Groveland, FL

Trilogy Orlando is a luxurious 55+ community in Central Florida that provides a myriad of resort-style amenities that cater to all interests. The lavish clubhouse called Magnolia House provides some of the best amenities that retirees will enjoy. The 57,000 square-foot clubhouse not only features an athletic club and on-site restaurants, but it also has its own working garden, dining room, and high-end kitchen combo named Emma’s Culinary Garden. This is the place where professional and student chefs gather to create delicious menu items as well as enjoy private cooking lessons with a renowned chef. Residents can also host private events such as a culinary demonstration or a party with their own chef for the night. In addition to this fabulous culinary amenity, active adults also have an indoor golf simulator for practicing their swing within a comfortable setting.

Sun City Anthem – Henderson, NV

Baby Boomers can live in the lap of luxury and get pampered in this vibrant Del Webb community. Sun City Anthem has a day spa called The Serenity at Anthem Day Spa that provides full-service spa treatments such as Swedish massages, stone therapy, Reiki, and cupping massage therapy.

Lake Ashton – Lake Wales, FL

If you love playing chess then Lake Ashton takes it to the next level by offering outdoor lawn chess. Unlike the indoor board game version, outdoor chess is made up of giant, fun-sized game pieces. Residents can hone their skills in this classic strategy game while enjoying scenic views of the landscape as well as the beautiful Central Florida climate.

Laguna Woods Village – Laguna Woods, CA

Southern California’s amazing Laguna Woods Village is a top-notch 55+ community featuring some of the best amenities in the area. In addition to the multiple clubhouses and recreational facilities, Laguna Woods Village has an equestrian center that has horse stables where residents can board or rent horses. It also provides riding lessons, special events, and group rides. Homeowners can ride horses along the miles of scenic trails for a unique active adult experience.

Village at Deaton Creek – Hoschton, GA

Baby Boomers looking for an active adult community that caters to their social lifestyle as well as their four-legged friend will feel right at home at Village at Deaton Creek in Northern Georgia. This 55+ neighborhood not only has a 35,000 square-foot clubhouse full of world-class amenities but it also features a spacious dog park where retirees can spend some quality time with their beloved canines. Village at Deaton Creek also has plenty of organized clubs, activities, and events that bring pet lovers from the neighborhood together in a friendly and welcoming setting so they can bond over their love of animals.

The Groves at New Kent – New Kent, VA

Wine lovers can spend their retirement years at this elegant age-restricted community in Eastern Virginia. Four Seasons at New Kent provides homeowners with access to the local and renowned New Kent Vineyards Winery where they can stock up on their favorite vintages to take home or taste native Virginia wines from the winery. The winery hosts tastings, tours, and other special events that provide a unique experience within an active adult community.

St. James Plantation – Southport, NC

Retirees can find world-class amenities at St. James Plantation in Coastal North Carolina. This active lifestyle community features four different golf courses and multiple clubhouses that are brimming with resort-style amenities. Ideally situated along the coast, this community provides residents exclusive access to a private beach called St. James By the Sea for fun in the sand and surf. The beach provides private parking, picnic areas, and an outdoor pool. The community also has a full-service marina with 151 boat slips and 100 dry stacks.

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