Best Communities for Musicians and Performers

If you\'re a performer at heart, then check out these musically inclined retirement communities!
If you're a performer at heart, then check out these musically inclined retirement communities!
If you’re a performer at heart, then check out these musically inclined retirement communities!

Retirees who have a passion for music should retire in active adult communities that cater to their musical hobbies and interests. Across the U.S., Boomers will find a variety of age-restricted and age-targeted developments that offer music clubs, performance venues, event lawns, theater clubs, ballrooms, and dance parties that attract the musically inclined. Some of these active adult communities are also located in lively cities that are known for their world-class entertainment, festivals, and vibrant music scene. Grab your instrument of choice or dancing shoes and check out these communities for musicians and performers.

Lake Providence by Del Webb – Mt. Juliet, TN

Lake Providence in Mt. Juliet, TN is a beautiful active adult community that offers resort-style living with a 24,000 square-foot clubhouse overlooking a 15-acre lake. The spacious clubhouse features plenty of amenities where retirees can attend a live event or performance, including an outdoor amphitheater and event lawn, or they can start their own impromptu jam session with friends in the multi-purpose room. This vibrant age-restricted neighborhood provides an ideal setting for fun clubs and organized social groups to cater to music lovers and performers such as the Del Webb singers club, line dancing, ballroom dancing, and theater group. And being located just 25 minutes from Nashville (a.k.a Music City) will allow residents to explore the city’s country music scene, entertainment areas, and performance venues like the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame.

Biltmore Lake – Asheville, NC

Popular for bluegrass music as well as contemporary, rock, and classical tunes, Asheville in North Carolina is an ideal place for retirees who enjoy live entertainment along with a mountainous landscape. Biltmore Lake is just one of the few age-targeted communities located in Asheville that features amenities and activities for musical enthusiasts. The well-appointed clubhouse has plenty of indoor and outdoor social spaces where residents gather for social functions and club meetings, including an acoustic jam club. Residents are also within driving distance to downtown Asheville where they can check out music festivals, street performers, solo artists, and concerts in Pack Square Park. The city also hosts festivals like Shindig on the Green each year that attracts bluegrass music fans. 

Cummings Cove – Hendersonville, NC

With endless recreational amenities and social options, Cummings Cove in Hendersonville, North Carolina is an exciting place to call home. Not only does this age-targeted community have multiple clubhouses and an 18-hole golf course, but it also has great activities and clubs for retirees who want to play some tunes. Cumming Cove offers activities and events that include dueling pianos and music on the lawn that residents can enjoy. They can also attend dances, holiday parties, and special events like Oktoberfest, which are sure to add music to their ears no matter the occasion.  

Sun City Texas by Del Webb – Georgetown, TX

Boomers who want to be in proximity to live music and entertainment will love Sun City Texas, which is only 35 miles north of Austin, regarded as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” This famous music city has some of the country’s best festivals like South by Southwest and Austin City Limits, where retirees can listen to a variety of musical genres like indie rock, alternative, or country. Residents of Sun City Texas also have great entertainment just a few steps from their home. They can attend a live performance or concert at the outdoor amphitheater or join one of the many interest groups that cater to music fans. The singers club, sundancers, and theater club are just some of the options available in this vibrant Del Webb 55-Plus community.  

Sun City Summerlin by Del Webb – Las Vegas, NV

Another Del Webb active adult community is Sun City Summerlin in Las Vegas, NV. Just 20 minutes away, residents can visit the Las Vegas Strip for endless options for world-class entertainment. Las Vegas isn’t just for gambling or casinos — it’s also a great place to hear live music and shows that run all year long. Residents looking for entertainment closer to home can find an activity at one of the four clubhouses located within Sun City Summerlin. The Pinnacle Clubhouse is the community’s cultural and performance center that has a 312-seat theater, music room, and multi-purpose room. Active adults can also share their interests in music by joining a chamber music club or classical music club. The community also offers dance classes, community theater groups, and theatrical performances that attract self-proclaimed musicians and performers.  

Pioneer Ridge by Del Webb – North Ridgeville, OH

This 55+ community located in the Cleveland area offers a resort-style environment and charming homes as well as plenty of social activities that cater to music aficionados. The lavish 14,500 square-foot Prairie Lodge is the community’s clubhouse where residents can explore their creative hobbies and passions. The multi-purpose room is the perfect spot where residents can gather for music club, glee club, or beginner’s jazz group. They can also sing their heart out with special events like karaoke on the patio or attend concerts by the pool. Downtown Cleveland is just a 30-minute drive where retirees can visit the famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum as well as music venues with historical landmarks such as the Beachland Ballroom and the Music Box Supper Club.

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