Exterior view of the manicured landscaping outside the clubhouse at The Cascades in Boynton Beach, Florida

Boynton Beach, Florida has a number of attractive gated communities for active adults.

One of the features many buyers look for when they’re evaluating homes for sale in Palm Beach County is whether or not that home is in a gated community. Living in a gated community usually means less traffic as well as fewer visits from solicitors and salespeople.

Boynton Beach is one of Southeast Florida’s most populated cities and most desirable locations for a full-time retirement or for part-time snowbirds. The city is close to the water and loaded with golf courses, shopping, and restaurants. Also, a majority of the active adult communities in Boynton Beach have the security that buyers are looking for.

We took a look at the seven most popular 55+ communities in Boynton Beach safely set behind a gate.

Indian Spring

Mid $100s - High $600s

Indian Spring is popular among homebuyers looking for Boynton Beach real estate because of its extensive amenities and the variety of resale homes available. This 55+ community is gated, and the homeowners' association (HOA) fee includes security as well as a full-time lifestyle director who is available to plan events, outings, and social activities. Membership to the Indian Spring Country Club grants residents access to two championship golf courses, spas, restaurants, and golf practice facilities.

Housed in secure two-story buildings, the community's condos offer 1,100 to 1,700 square feet with two to three bedrooms and two full baths. Townhomes and attached villas are 1,200 to 2,500 square feet, and single-family homes start at 1,450 square feet with at least two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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Coral Lakes

High $100s - Low $400s

Coral Lakes is a welcoming and active 55+ community that sits behind a secure gate and an array of fountains and lakes at the neighborhood’s entrance. There are 1,324 homes and tons of amenities, including a 72,000-square-foot clubhouse, an indoor pool with a steam room and sauna, seven card rooms, and a 600-seat theater with a stage. Outside, residents can take advantage of six pools, paddleball courts, shuffleboard courts, and tennis courts. Fitness classes are popular, and residents get together for dinner shows and fishing trips. 

Condos, attached villas, and single-family properties are available on a resale basis. There are seven unique collections with more than a dozen models and floor plans. Most properties are between 1,500 and 2,300 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one- to two-car garages.

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Venetian Isles

Mid $200s - Mid $400s

Exterior photo of the Venetian Club clubhouse at the Venetian Isles 55+ community in Boynton Beach, Florida

Residents enjoy a spacious clubhouse with a fitness center and a sauna.

Another popular gated 55+ community in Boynton Beach is Venetian Isles. Residents enjoy a spacious clubhouse with a fitness center and a sauna, studios for ceramics and other crafts, a library, and outdoor pools for both swimming and resistance exercises. There’s also a putting green as well as tennis and shuffleboard courts.

Homes at Venetian Isles include 1,276- to 1,480-square-foot attached villas with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached one-car garage. There are also single-family homes which are 1,526 and 2,316 square feet with two to four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. Attached two-car garages are included, as are open floor plans and, in many cases, a den.

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The Cascades

High $200s - High $400s

Exterior photo of the clubhouse and outdoor pool at The Cascades 55+ community in Boynton Beach, Florida

Amenities include a clubhouse, pools, tennis courts, and a TV lounge.

The Cascades offers residents a writing workshop, a fishing club, a singles club, and fitness classes among dozens of other activities and events. This 55+ gated community is also big on low-maintenance living. The HOA manages gate security in addition to exterior home maintenance and landscaping. Amenities include a clubhouse, pools, tennis courts, and a TV lounge.

Buyers looking for spacious Boynton Beach homes for sale will appreciate the single-family homes available here. There are five floor plans which feature two to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Models are 1,760 to 2,483 square feet.

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Palm Isles

High $100s - Low $400s 

Exterior photo of attached homes in the Palm Isles 55+ community in Boynton Beach, Florida

There are more than 2,000 condos, attached villas, and single-family homes at Palm Isles.

Palm Isles is a popular 55+ community among homebuyers looking to downsize or spend only part of the year in Boynton Beach. The gated entrance leaves residents feeling secure, and the neighborhood is well-landscaped with several scenic ponds and paved paths for walking or biking.

There are more than 2,000 condos, attached villas, and single-family homes at Palm Isles. A full-time lifestyle director keeps residents busy with activities, such as a lecture series, a singing group, creative writing classes, and a history club. Amenities include a large clubhouse with a theater, a multipurpose room, a computer room, and a ballroom. Outdoors, homeowners have access to a pool as well as pickleball, shuffleboard, and tennis courts. Residents can also visit Palm Isles Cafe.

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Valencia Isles

Mid $300s - High $500s

Exterior photo of the health club at the Valencia Isles 55+ community in Boynton Beach, Florida

Buyers who want resort-style living will find what they’re looking for in Valencia Isles.

Valencia Isles offers state-of-the-art amenities and spacious floor plans in a gated 55+ community. Buyers who want resort-style living will find what they’re looking for in this neighborhood. The Isles Club has a cafe, a fitness center, a business center, and a grand ballroom with a raised stage. There are two outdoor pools, seven Har-Tru tennis courts, and lakes for fishing. Residents can also enjoy a waterfront deck as well as lots of walking and biking paths.

Single-family homes are between 1,682 and 2,861 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. These homes have had lots of upgrades and updates, and many of them include extra space such as a den.

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The Grove

Low $200s - Mid $400s 

Aerial photo of The Grove 55+ community in Boynton Beach Florida, with the amenity center and pool area in the foreground

The Grove is a popular 55+ community because of its affordability and security.

The Grove is a popular gated 55+ community in Boynton Beach because of its affordability and security. A guard mans the gate 24 hours a day, checking in visitors and waving through residents. Attached coach homes and single-family properties ranging from 1,508 to 2,343 square feet are available with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached one- to two-car garage.

Amenities include a clubhouse, a library with computers, and three separate card rooms. There’s also a social lounge as well as an outdoor pool and spa. Residents can use the shuffleboard courts, bocce ball courts, and tennis courts, as well.

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