After the weather turns colder and outdoor swimming pools close for the season, swimmers who don’t want to give up their favorite sport look for indoor facilities. This can mean joining a fitness center, but it’s not always easy to find the right one. Wouldn’t it be nice to find an active adult community with an indoor pool at the clubhouse?
Retirees who are thinking about Philadelphia area real estate are fortunate to have 20 communities that fit into this category. Take a few minutes and look over the seven we've highlighted below.
Mid $400s - Low $500s
Located in Bucks County, The Villas at Five Ponds is a sophisticated 55+ community of 280 resale attached homes surrounding Five Ponds Golf Course. It was designed and built from 2008 to 2012 by McGrath Homes, and its impressive clubhouse has resort-like amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools. It also has tennis, basketball, an exercise room, a business center, a catering kitchen, and a ballroom.
There are four ranch villa models ranging from 1,800 to 2,300 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages. Options include lofts, breakfast bars, cathedral ceilings, and extra storage space.
High $400s - Low $700s
Also in desirable Bucks County, Regency at Yardley is a gated 55+ neighborhood slated for 191 attached and single-family homes. At its heart is a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, which offers an indoor pool and whirlpool spa, plus an aerobics studio and a fitness center. Homeowners also enjoy spending time at its Tavern Room restaurant, ballroom, game rooms, and tennis and bocce ball courts.
Regency has 18 floor plans, with the single-family homes ranging from 1,688 and 2,596 square feet. These have two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Options include dens, covered patios, and designer kitchens. The newer section features the attached models, which range from 1,626 to 2,716 square feet. These feature open floor plans with two to five bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.
Low $200s - High $500s
The Reserve at Gwynedd is all about choices; with 400 resale condo, attached, and single-family homes, there are options for every lifestyle. This gated property was built from 2005 to 2012 by Del Webb, and it boasts a sports pavilion as well as a community center. The former has an indoor pool and spa, an aerobics studio, an exercise room, and an outdoor pool and patio. And then there’s the clubhouse, which offers activity rooms, a ballroom, and a library.
The Garden Home collection of low-maintenance elevator condos ranges from about 1,400 to 1,900 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, private balconies, storage areas, and covered parking. The spacious attached carriage homes range from 2,788 to 3,051 square feet with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and two-car garages. The single-family homes are also roomy with 2,900 to 3,200 square feet, three bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three baths, and attached two-car garages.
Below $100k - High $200s
Geared for active living, Centennial Station is an established active adult community of 410 resale condos about 26 miles outside of Philadelphia. The indoor pool is inside the private clubhouse, and there’s also an exercise room, an arts and crafts studio, gathering rooms, and tennis courts. Centennial also has its own business center with a bank, hair salon, dentist, and restaurant.
Centennial Station’s cozy condo units range 456 to 1,412 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Options may include granite kitchen counters and oversized walk-in closets.
Mid $100s - High $100s
Located in Montgomery County, The Greens at Westover is another appealing active adult condo neighborhood with an indoor pool. You’ll find the pool in the community clubhouse, which also has a multi-purpose room, an exercise room, a lounge, and a library.
This established community was completed in 2004 with 306 condo units that are offered in two floor plans. They range from 1,025 and 1,054 square feet with two bedrooms, one to two baths, and outdoor lot parking.
Mid $300s - Low $500s
As the largest 55+ community on this list, The Villages of Flowers Mill is an established, gated property with 675 attached and single-family residences built by McGrath Homes and Realen Homes. Homeowners can enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, gathering and activity rooms, and a computer area. The property also has its own practice putting green, walking trails, bocce ball courts, and tennis courts.
There’s a wide variety of floor plans here, with attached models ranging from 1,432 to 2,156 square feet with two bedrooms, two to three baths, and one- or two-car garages. The upscale single-family homes range from 1,450 to 2,300 square feet with two bedrooms, two- to two-and-a-half baths, and attached garages.
Low $300s - Low $500s
Avondale is west of Philadelphia in Chester County, and it's home to the impressive community of Brittany Hills. Completed in 2007 by Wilkinson Builders, it has just 126 single-family homes and a nicely-appointed clubhouse. Here, you'll find its indoor pool and spa, exercise room with lockers, gathering rooms, activity room, a bocce ball court, and a lighted tennis court.
Brittany Hills’ floor plans range from 1,600 to 3,000 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two-and-a-half to four baths, full basements, and attached garages. Extras may include gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, and vaulted ceilings.