There are hundreds of 55+ communities across the country that offer a variety of amenities and activities that cater to the specific needs and lifestyle of retirees. Some are located in beautiful, warm destinations that provide multiple days of sunshine and little-to-no snowfall throughout the year. With great weather, your outdoor recreational options are endless and you’ll never have to spend another day stuck indoors again. During the summer months, retirees can enjoy basking in the sun and having fun while remaining active and social.
If your perfect day consists of swimming in the pool, sunbathing on the patio, playing a game of golf or pickleball, hiking along scenic trails, or just enjoying the warm sunshine, then you should check out these active adult communities that embrace the summer lifestyle.
Oceana – Oceanside, CA
This picturesque 55+ community in North San Diego provides the perfect setting for retirees seeking a summer lifestyle thanks to its more than 100 days of clear skies and sunshine. Located just four miles from the ocean and 275 feet above sea level, Oceana offers the perfect climate that blends warm inland temps with cool ocean breezes. In addition to the ideal outdoor environment, Oceana also has plenty of amenities and activities that make it feel like its summer all year long. The community has multiple clubhouses with numerous outdoor pools, patios, BBQ areas, community vegetable gardens, a dog park, and an 18-hole golf course.
PebbleCreek – Goodyear, AZ
Not only does this 40+ community enjoy more 300 days of sunshine thanks to its Central Arizona location, it also has a new outdoor pool at the Oasis Pool Complex that’s situated within a park-like setting and allows residents to relax and cool off on a hot summer day. PebbleCreek also provides great outdoor facilities and amenities like chaise lounge chairs, a large covered ramada, parks and natural space, multiple sports courts, a covered outdoor patio, BBQ area, 45 holes of golf, and RV and boat storage.
Laguna Woods Village – Laguna Woods, CA
Laguna Woods Village is the largest active adult community on the West Coast and features seven clubhouses, five swimming pools, an equestrian center, 36 holes of golf, gardening plots, a gazebo, lawn bowling, BBQ areas, multiple sports courts, and miles of walking and biking trails. This active adult community is also in a prime location, being just ten minutes away from the beach and close to other popular Southern California attractions.
Leisure Village – Camarillo, CA
Retirees will love the Southern California climate and environment at this established 55+ community in Camarillo, CA. Leisure Village offers miles of meandering walking and biking trails for scenic strolls throughout the development while enjoying delightful ocean breezes and a mild climate. Residents also spend time staying active outdoors thanks to the world-class amenities that include an 18-hole golf course, tennis and bocce courts, outdoor chess, Olympic-sized pool, gazebo, gardening plots, and picnic areas. Leisure Village also has RV parking for residents who love to travel during the summer season.
Esplanade at Highland Ranch – Clermont, FL
Located in Clermont, Florida, Esplanade at Highland Ranch has everything active adults could want or need for an enjoyable summer lifestyle. The community features a beautiful clubhouse that is full of indoor and outdoor amenities like a coffee bar, outdoor resort-style pool and resistance pool, outdoor kitchen and patio, BBQ area, picnic pavilions, multiple sports courts, an event lawn, covered lanai, scenic lakes, and plenty of walking and biking trails. With so many amenities located outside of this picturesque age-restricted community, residents will get plenty of Vitamin D while staying active and social so close to home.
Four Seasons at The Lakes of Cane Bay – Summerville, SC
Retirees looking for pleasant summer weather and an on-site fishing and boating lake will find that and much more at Four Seasons at The Lakes of Cane Bay. Residents will be able to cast a line in this lakefront community while taking in some fresh air and scenic views. This new active adult community will host a 20,000-square-foot clubhouse with resort-style amenities, including an indoor and outdoor pool, boat ramps and storage, a garden, an outdoor amphitheater, and miles of walking and biking trails. Residents will be able to stay active while getting some sun thanks to the tennis, pickleball and bocce courts.
As the largest active adult community in the world, The Villages has all of the amenities that make summer unforgettable. From more than 100 pickleball courts and multiple recreation centers and outdoor pools to fishing lakes, polo fields, and golf courses, there is something fun for everyone. Best of all, the community is connected by over 100 miles of golf cart legal streets and trails so getting from one place to another is a breeze. Homeowners also have plenty of activities and events that will make their summer social calendars buzz with excitement. The Villages has numerous clubs and leagues like archery, tennis, pickleball, volleyball, golf, soccer, scuba diving, and croquet that are sure to keep residents busy during the dog days of summer.