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.

Arizona’s 10 Best 55+ Communities of 2020

The numbers are in for Arizona’s 10 best 55+ communities of 2020. 55places took into account the number of homes sold in the last 12 months, the variety of home styles, the community facilities, how active the clubs and classes are, what the surrounding area offers, and data from Gallup’s Wellbeing Index.

The 55 Best 55+ Active Adult Communities of 2020

Another summer means it’s another chance for 55places to find the best 55+ communities in the country. Every year, we look at the communities generating the most buzz, selling the most homes, or providing the most value, but what happens when we combine those all together?  This year, to find the 55 best 55+ communities in the country, we looked at more data than ever

The 100 Most Popular 55+ Communities for 2020

The 55+ community as we know it today started over 60 years ago and every successive decade has brought new changes to what the retirees of the day want in a community. Now, with the 55+ market bigger than ever, those changes are happening fast. While things like shuffleboard and bingo are still popular, many communities are now focusing on large gatherings, volunteering events, pickleball, and

The 10 Largest Active Adult Communities in America

Active adult communities could be considered the pinnacle of retirement for some homebuyers. From sprawling landscapes, to abundant amenities, and plenty of home styles in various regions, there is so much to do and so many places to go. Here are 10 of the largest developments across the nation.

The Best Coming Soon Communities of 2020

From the best-selling master-planned communities with 55+ communities to the best-selling age-restricted communities of 2020, many active adult homebuyers want to stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in active lifestyle real estate. At the start of a new decade, many of the most renowned builders have announced new developments across the country, and active adults looking for their next community will want to take notice.

The 50 Best-Selling Age-Restricted Communities of 2020

Since 2016, 55places has announced the 50 best-selling 55+ communities for the previous 12 months. Until now, that annual list has been based solely on internal sales made through This year, for the first time, 55places is happy to include not just our own sales data, but external sales data from listing services across the country. With the addition of this new data, we

The Best-Selling Communities in Florida in 2019

With warm weather, fine beaches, and abundant golf course, active adult communities in Florida have been selling as quickly as you’d expect them to, but which communities are really in demand? We’ve listed the top 10 best-selling communities in Florida in 2019 as well as their homes, amenities, and lifestyles.

On Top of the World Is 55places’ 2019 Community of the Year

This year, to determine the winner, we took into consideration a community’s desirable and affordable location, any major or unique upgrades made in the last year, and rankings on previous awards posts such as our best-selling and most popular awards. By those metrics, the clear winner is On Top of the World in Ocala, Florida.

The 10 Best New Communities of 2019

Every year several dozen active adult communities open their doors to residents who get to enjoy the new amenities first and build the community’s lifestyle from the ground up. This year is no different. Take a look for yourself and discover the new homes available in these popular communities.

The 25 Best Value Active Adult Communities of 2019

Value is not always the easiest thing to define, especially when it comes to homes and real estate. Some may just be looking for the most affordable home, others for the most they can get for their money. While value means something different to everyone, these 25 communities give residents the most lifestyle for their money.

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