Awards

Whether it’s a monthly ranking based on sales or popularity or a yearly award based on a wide range of data, 55places.com 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.

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.

55places 2021 Community of the Year: Laguna Woods Village

In a year that has posed unprecedented challenges to active adults and 55+ communities across the nation, the 2021 55places community of the year is Laguna Woods Village located in Southern California. Find out more about the reasons why Laguna Woods Village deserves recognition as the 2021 Community of the Year.

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.

The 10 Best New Communities of 2021

Brand new homes, modern amenities for today’s active adult, and a wide selection of lifestyle activities await homebuyers looking to move to a new active adult community. Here are the communities that made this year’s list of The 10 Best New Communities.

The 25 Best Value Active Adult Communities of 2021

With thousands of age-restricted communities throughout the country to consider, starting your home search might feel a bit overwhelming. But if you’re seeking a community that offers the most value for your money, we’ve determined the top 25 communities that offer attractive home prices, resort-style amenities, and picturesque locations. Your next home might just be your most savvy purchase yet. Here are the 25 best

The 25 Best Mid-Sized 55+ Communities

We narrowed down our 55 Best 55+ Communities list to focus on the best mid-sized 55+ communities. All of the communities on this list are age-restricted and have 200 to 500 homes. Some of the top communities on the list can be found in Florida, Arizona, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

The 55 Best 55+ Communities of 2021

For many active adults at the start of their homebuying journey, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Factors like budget, lifestyle needs, location, and available amenities can quickly seem like a give and take; you have to sacrifice one to gain another. However, there are many communities across the country that can provide everything you’re looking for. Every year, 55places rounds up

The 100 Most Popular 55+ Communities of 2021

For active adult homebuyers unsure of where to start their home search, it may help to take a look at where so many other retirees have found their dream home. These popular communities offer attractive home models, top-notch amenities for a variety of interests, and prime locations all across the country. To find the most popular communities, we leveraged our own internal data as well as worldwide search

The Best Coming Soon Communities of 2021

Since last year, so much has changed in the world. Some of these changes have inspired homebuyers to take the next step in their search, relocate, or look for new construction homes. This year, renowned home builders all across the country plan to make progress on highly anticipated age-restricted and active lifestyle communities. Those hoping to find a new construction home in an ideal retirement

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We’re changing the way people 55 and older are searching for their perfect next place. With a national network of hand-selected real estate experts, plus comprehensive information, unbiased content, and on-the-go insight about thousands of communities across the country, we’re a trusted resource paving the way from here to home. Whether you’re interested in a low-maintenance single-level residence, an active lifestyle or age-qualified community, an intimate enclave, or anything in between, we can help you make your next move the best one yet.

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