Whether it’s a monthly ranking based on sales or popularity or a yearly award based on a wide range of data, showcases the best active adult communities and 55+ lifestyle trends here. Find out which communities come in No. 1 across a multitude of categories and who the latest award-winners are.

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The Best Large 55+ Communities

Join us on a journey to uncover the gems among the largest 55+ communities. These fifteen attractive neighborhoods all offer 1,000 homes or more.

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The Best Mid-Sized 55+ Communities

8 minute read Mid-sized 55+ communities offer the perfect balance of amenities, social opportunities, and prime locations. These communities, neither too small nor too large, cater to residents who desire a sense of community and a degree of independence. To help with your home search, the team at 55places found the best mid-sized 55+ communities across the country. Each entry is an ideal haven for

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The Best Small 55+ Communities

Whether you’re seeking an active lifestyle filled with recreational activities, a peaceful haven for relaxation, or a combination of both, these small 55+ communities have something to offer every retiree’s dream. Join us as we take a closer look at these hidden gems that prioritize community, connection, and the pursuit of a fulfilling retirement.

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The Top 10 Places to Snowbird This Winter

If you’re having trouble deciding where to migrate to, we curated a list of the top 10 places to snowbird this winter. Whether you’re in search of lively entertainment, outdoor adventure, or tranquil retreats, these destinations promise a rejuvenating escape for the colder months ahead.

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The 55 Best 55+ Communities

Retirement has transformed into an invigorating phase, brimming with new opportunities and connections. As the demand for tailor-made communities for those aged 55 and above soars, we’ve compiled a curated list of the finest 55+ havens.

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Top 10 Active Adult Communities With New Construction Homes

Ultimately, investing in a new construction home can give you the opportunity to enjoy a comfortable, customized, and contemporary living experience. Let’s explore some new construction communities to help you get your home search started today!

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The Most Popular 55+ Communities of 2022

If you’re at the beginning of your homebuying journey, you may be a bit overwhelmed by all the options. Not to worry! 55places is here to help, and we’ve compiled our most popular communities to help you start your home search.

The 20 Most Affordable Places to Retire in 2022

For this year’s list of the most affordable places to retire in the United States, we took into account several affordability, lifestyle, and tax metrics. These 20 metro areas are attractive retirement spots that will leave plenty of wiggle room in your budget.

The Best Communities to Snowbird in 2022

The 25 55+ communities on this list attract snowbirds year after year thanks to their low-maintenance homes, resort-style amenities, and desirable locations with warm weather. Keep reading to find out what makes these 55+ communities best for snowbirds.

The Best Places to Snowbird in 2021

We’ve gathered 25 of the best places for snowbirds, including cities in Florida, Arizona, California, Texas, South Carolina, and Nevada. For each entry, we’ve also provided a list of recommended 55+ communities in the area. If you’re ready to find your own winter retreat this season, here are some of the best places to consider.

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