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 a part-time snowbird lifestyle. It’s close to the water and loaded with golf courses, shopping, and restaurants. Also, a majority of the active adult neighborhoods 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 active adult buyers 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 HOA fee includes security as well as the 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 practice facilities for putting and driving.

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.

Learn more information about Indian Spring here.

Coral Lakes

High $100s - Low $400s

Coral Lakes is a welcoming and active 55+ community that sits behind a secure gate as well as 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 huge theater with a stage. Outside, there are six pools, paddleball courts, shuffleboard courts, and tennis courts. Fitness classes are popular, and residents get together for dinner shows and fishing trips. 

Resale homes are available as condos, attached villas, or single-family properties. There are seven unique collections with more than a dozen models and floor plans. Most properties are between 1,500 and 2,100 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.

Learn more information about Coral Lakes here.

Venetian Isles

Mid $200s - Mid $400s

Another popular gated 55+ community in Boynton Beach is Venetian Isles. Residents enjoy a large clubhouse with a fitness center and a sauna, space for ceramics and sewing, 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 attached villas with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an attached one-car garage, and 1,276 to 1,480 square feet. There are also single-family homes with between 1,526 and 2,246 square feet, two to four bedrooms, and two to three bathrooms. Attached two-car garages are included as well as open floor plans and, in many cases, a den.

Learn more information about Venetian Isles here.

The Cascades

High $200s - Mid $400s

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 homeowner’s association manages the gate security as well as 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 resale models with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Floor plans offer 1,760 to 2,483 square feet.

Learn more information about The Cascades here.

Palm Isles

Low $200s - Mid $200s 

Palm Isles is a popular 55+ community among active adults 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 homes at Palm Isles, and they’re available as condos, attached villas, and single-family homes. A full-time activities 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 multi-purpose room, and a ballroom as well as pickleball, shuffleboard, and tennis courts. There’s also a pool, a computer room, and the Palm Isles Cafe. 

Learn more information about Palm Isles here.

Valencia Isles

Mid $300s - High $500s

Valencia Isles offers luxury amenities and spacious floor plans in a gated 55+ community. Buyers who want a bit of 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, pickleball courts, and lakes for fishing. Residents can 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. They have two to four bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. These resale homes have had lots of upgrades and updates, and many of them include extra space such as a den.

Learn more information about Valencia Isles here.

The Grove

High $100s - High $200s 

The Grove is a popular gated 55+ community in Boynton Beach because of its affordability and security. There’s a guard at the gate 24 hours a day, checking in visitors and waving through residents. Attached coach homes and single-family properties are available on a resale basis with two or three bedrooms and 1,508 to 2,343 square feet.

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.

Learn more information about The Grove here.