With a focus on resort-style living, Florida’s Gulf Coast offers many spectacular communities that appeal to active adult retirees. Homebuyers can choose from neighborhoods that feature desirable touches like amenity-filled clubhouses, golf courses, and private marinas. Here are seven Gulf Coast communities to consider.
1. Paseo – Fort Myers, FL
High $100s – High $900s
With both resale and new construction homes, Paseo offers resort-style living on 444 landscaped acres at the heart of southern Fort Myers. Stock Development began construction of the community in 2006 with plans for 1,158 homes in a wide variety of styles, including attached, condo, and single-family homes for sale.
The 26,000-square-foot clubhouse is the hub of activity, where residents can take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness center or get a scoop of ice cream at the on-site parlor. In addition to all the amenities, Paseo also hosts clubs and activities for residents to get social or learn a new skill.
2. MiraBay – Apollo Beach, FL
Mid $200s – Low $2Ms
Set 20 miles from Tampa, MiraBay is a 750-acre active lifestyle community with plans for about 1,700 single-family homes. These upscale residences are available in a variety of styles and price ranges to suit almost any budget.
The resort-style amenities include a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, a zero-entry pool, and both tennis and basketball courts. Members of the community looking to get outdoors also have options at their doorstep, including boat slips and ocean access as well as proximity to the Wolf Branch Creek Nature Preserve.
Mid $400s – Mid $900s
Opened in 2010, Harbour Isle is a gated community located near Holmes Beach on the Anna Maria Sound. It’s an ideal destination for buyers who dream of tropical beach living along with a low-maintenance lifestyle. This community consists of 686 attached and condo homes available in 17 floor plans.
The majority of amenities are housed in the Beach Club, such as a clubhouse, lounges, a fitness center, an event lawn, a private beach, and a marina. Other amenities can be found at the Mangrove Walk Pool and Kayak Launch, including a boathouse, an outdoor pool, a fire pit, and miles of walking and biking trails.
High $300s – Low $1Ms
IslandWalk at West Villages, by DiVosta, is an 830-acre gated neighborhood within the larger West Villages community. Active adults are particularly drawn to the low-maintenance homes for sale and the inviting lifestyle. Both attached and single-family homes are available across six thoughtfully designed collections.
At the IslandWalk Town Center, residents enjoy amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, hobby and game rooms, and meeting rooms for clubs and events. Outdoor recreations include a lagoon pool, tennis courts, and a basketball court.
5. Village Walk – Naples, FL
High $200s – Mid $600s
Active adults who prefer a more established community may find their perfect new home at Village Walk. This beautifully landscaped community was built by DiVosta from 1995 to 1998. Today the development is complete with 850 low-maintenance residences, including attached villas and single-family homes.
Residents enjoy a range of amenities in the spacious clubhouse, like a fitness center, multipurpose rooms, and a library. Members of the community also have access to daily conveniences at their fingertips, including a cafe, post office, beauty salon, and even a travel agency. Homeowners also have plenty of clubs and activities to participate in.
6. Pelican Bay – Naples, FL
Mid $300s – $6M+
Pelican Bay is another well-established community, with some residences dating back to the early 70s. Today, the community consists of 6,500 condo, attached, and single-family homes. The multiple neighborhoods of Pelican Bay lend the community a real small-town feel.
The amenities also contribute to this feeling, since residents have access to a community center, community park, and on-site restaurants. Homeowners are also conveniently located near iconic Naples attractions, including beaches, high-end retailers, and museums.
Mid $200s – High $300s
With construction beginning in 2002, Kings Gate rounds off our list of great active adult communities on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Golfers take notice, as this community is home to an 18-hole executive golf course, a pro shop, and a putting green. Others also have plenty of amenities to enjoy, including a 30,000-square-foot clubhouse, multiple athletic courts, a fitness theater, a sauna, a restaurant, and much more.
The affordable homes of this community come in single-family and attached models ranging from around 1,400 to 2,000 square feet. Floor plans include modern features, such as open-concept floor plans, walk-in closets, tray ceilings, and covered lanais.