The Boston area provides active adults with a chance to live among a very rich history.

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is one of the few northern cities capable of retaining its active adults. Filled with historically significant landmarks that go all the way back to the American Revolution, Boston’s unique history and longevity have allowed it to since emerge as a center of education and culture.

Read on below to learn about some of the many active adult communities located near Boston

Oak Point - Middleborough

Low $200s - High $300s

Located in the town of Middleborough, Oak Point is a 55+ community that is filled with low-maintenance single-family homes. Offering 1,000  homes, residents can choose from four different models that range from 1,200 to 2,000 feet square feet with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached one or two-car garage. Each home includes features like gourmet kitchens and low-maintenance exteriors.

Oak Point offers a clubhouse where residents can come to socialize with friends and neighbors. Those looking to stay in shape can utilize the fitness center. Whether it's swimming a few laps in the indoor pool or joining a workout class in the gymnasium, residents have all the tools they need to get a good workout in whenever they like. For taking things a bit easier, there are also game rooms, a ballroom, which hosts parties throughout the year, and a library.

Outside there is more to enjoy with two pools, a spacious patio, tennis, bocce and shuffleboard courts all available. To properly explore the community, walking trails wind through the neighborhood and offers residents a great way to stay in shape during the warmer months of the year.

The Preserve at Emerald Pines - Methuen

High $400s - Low $500s

Beginning construction in 2017, The Preserve at Emerald Pines is located in the city of Methuen and consists of 192 carriage-style townhomes, all of which are surrounded by picturesque wooded landscapes. Home buyers are free to choose from hundreds of different design features to make their dream home. Options include first-floor master suites and gourmet kitchens. Style options include ranch-style or two-story homes designs with open floor plans.

The main attraction of the community is its amenity-filled clubhouse, which comes with a fitness center and outdoor recreation, such as pickleball and bocce courts, a community garden, and a heated pool.

Golfers will be happy to know that the community is located near several courses, including Hickory Hill Golf Course, Merrimack Valley Golf Club, Bradford Country Club, and Haverhill Country Club. No matter what your skill-set is, golfers of all backgrounds will have easy access to a great variety of courses to check out.

Stonebridge Commons - Hanson

Mid $300s - Mid $400s

Stonebridge Commons is an active adult community in the town of Hanson and is set amid over 60 acres of natural space. Within this quiet community setting, homebuyers can choose from three different floor plans, all of which include large master suites, large fixtures, and full basements with storage spaces. Plans range from 1,596 to 2,331 square feet and include two or three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Though Stonebridge Commons features a variety of things to do inside thanks to its clubhouse and fitness center, there’s an equal amount to explore nearby as well. The town of Hanson offers plenty of parks and lakes, perfect for residents who are eager to embrace a serene atmosphere. Nearby attractions also include a number of small New England villages as well as the larger cities of Boston and Cambridge, both of which are less than an hour drive away.

Reading Woods - Reading

High $300s - Low $600s

Situated just ten miles north of Boston, Reading Woods is a 55+ community located in Reading. Spread out across 25 acres that are filled with walking and biking trails as well as open green spaces, Reading Woods is comprised of 424 condo units and townhomes. In terms of condominiums, there are twelve unique floor plans as options. Plans range from 934 to 1,720 square feet and offer one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and an underground parking garage. Depending on which floor plan you choose, units will offer spacious master suites, elegant kitchens, storage spaces, and private balconies.

Townhomes, meanwhile, range from 1,475 to 2,098 square feet and include three or four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Features include open layouts, luxurious fixtures, gourmet kitchens, and stainless steel appliances.

In terms of amenities, a clubhouse serves as the central hub of the community. Inside, residents can enjoy an exercise room where they’ll have all they need to maintain a fitness routine. For meetings and private events, a multi-purpose room is also available. Outdoors, residents can enjoy the beautiful gazebo which overlooks the many scenic biking and walking trails found throughout the neighborhood.