Florida’s Treasure Coast faces the Atlantic Ocean, between Cocoa Beach and Miami, and it has been attracting residents and visitors for decades. The region’s miles of gorgeous beaches and acres of parks make it easy to stay active. With Florida’s record amounts of sunshine and warm winters, it’s easy to swim, play golf, go for long walks, and pedal along the bike paths all year round. If you’re looking for a home in a 55+ community that will help you stay fit and active, there are more than 30 options on the legendary Treasure Coast.
Vitalia at Tradition – Port St. Lucie
Vitalia at Tradition is part of Port St. Lucie’s larger Tradition community, but the only part that’s age-restricted to residents 55+. This gated community is made up of 1,200 single-family homes, and it’s nearly impossible for residents not to be active after buying a home here.
Volleyball leagues, aerobics, aqua Zumba, tennis, and stretch classes are just a few of the fitness-friendly activities offered at Vitalia. Try water volleyball, join the bowling group, or burn some calories with the dance club. Amenities here include an aerobics and dance studio, a fitness center, a pool, and a putting green. There are also several trails winding through the property that allow for walking and biking. Port St. Lucie is close to some of the most scenic beaches in Florida, allowing you to swim, fish, or even surf.
Woodfield – Vero Beach
At Woodfield in Vero Beach, a full-time activities director helps residents stay active by creating exercise and fitness classes and putting together trips and outings. This 55+ community right near the beach encourages a healthy lifestyle and has the amenities to support it. With 434 single-family and attached homes available, buyers can choose from a range of floor plans with two, three, or four bedrooms.
The 16,000 square-foot clubhouse at Woodfield includes a fitness center and an aerobics studio. Some of the most popular exercise classes are aerobics, yoga, Zumba, and Pilates. There’s a men’s exercise class and a club that “walks away the pounds.” Residents can join line dancing or get together for some Tai chi. Stay active by swimming in the resort-like pool or playing doubles on one of the four Har-Tru tennis courts.
Harmony Reserve – Vero Beach
One of the newest 55+ communities on the Treasure Coast, Harmony Reserve in Vero Beach, is built with active adults in mind. Plenty of social activities are offered, and for those who are focused on exercise, there’s a state-of-the-art fitness center in the clubhouse with all the latest equipment. There’s also a movement studio and an outdoor pool. Residents can take aerobics and get fitness instruction in and out of the workout center. There’s also tennis, Zumba, water aerobics, and a golf club.
Buyers can choose either an attached villa or a single-family home. There are 397 homes at Harmony Reserve, all nestled among lakes, nature paths, and lush landscaping. Water lovers will enjoy living here, as the community is close to both the Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Indian River recreational areas.
Palm Grove – Fort Pierce
Healthy competition is one way to stay active, and residents 55+ can find plenty of that at Palm Grove in Fort Pierce. This community holds shuffleboard tournaments, tennis matches, and lots of bocce games. At Palm Grove, there’s also aerobics, dancing, and golf to participate in for fun and physical activity. Swimming is popular and so is the water aerobics class, which takes place in the heated outdoor pool.
There are 365 single-family homes at Palm Grove and they range in size from 1,305 square feet to 2,766 square feet. Fort Pierce has a number of championship golf courses in the area, so if hitting the links is your favorite way to stay active, enjoy Gator Chase Golf & Country Club or the public Fairwinds Golf Course.
Whispering Sound – Palm City
An exercise club at Whispering Sound in Palm City helps residents stay active as well as social. There are also plenty of walking and biking trails around this picturesque 55+ community in Martin County. With 228 attached villas that have two or three bedrooms, the neighborhood is small and intimate. For such a small community, there are a lot of options for activities, fitness, and fun.
The clubhouse has an exercise room where residents gather to take fitness classes or just spend some time stretching and meditating. Water aerobics is especially popular in the outdoor pool, and there are four shuffleboard courts and two tennis courts for practice and play. Whispering Sound is just a few minutes from Jock Leighton Park, a great place for active adults to jog or play soccer or softball.