Being single doesn’t have to be a challenge when the right group of people surround you. Where you live can have a tremendous impact on your social life and the opportunities you have to meet new people.
Florida is home to a large population of active adults, and not all of them are married or partnered. If you’re looking for a place to call home that’s single-friendly, check out some of these 55+ communities.
Sweetwater – Jacksonville, Florida
Sweetwater is a 55+ community by Del Webb and perfect for singles who are looking to meet people and have some fun. There are 950 single-family homes, condos, and attached villas and carriage homes priced in the low $200s to the low $400s range.
Residents from all over the world have moved to Sweetwater, giving the residents in this community an interesting and diverse set of neighbors. In addition to gorgeous landscaping and fantastic amenities, there’s a social singles club, as well as a singles and friends group, where residents and their guests gather to get to know one another better.
Sweetwater is located just outside of downtown Jacksonville, which is one of the largest cities in Florida and provides a ton of date night opportunities. Check out a show at the Florida Theatre or buy some candy at Sweet Pete’s, which has a dessert bar and an entire display of malt balls that—almost—look too pretty to eat.
Lake Ashton – Lake Wales, Florida
The full-time activities director on staff at Lake Ashton will help active adult singles find clubs and activities that are filled with like-minded neighbors. This 55+ community is located in gorgeous Lake Wales, Florida, a quiet town close to Tampa, Lakeland, and Orlando.
There are 1,600 single family homes and condos in this gated community, and it’s a perfect place to meet new people and develop strong relationships. Prices range from the mid $100s to the mid $400s.
The most popular clubs at Lake Ashton are the book club, computer club, and current affairs group. You can also get together with other single residents for bowling, line dancing, ceramics, and trivia night the first Friday of every month. The Welcome Committee will get you settled into your new home and help you find a new circle of friends.
Palm Isles – Boynton Beach, Florida
A large community in Palm Beach County, Palm Isles in Boynton Beach is a fun, active, and inclusive community that’s especially desirable for single adults. These single-family homes, attached villas, and condos are close to the beach and nestled into a gated community that offers social events and clubs for diverse interests.
The full-time activities director puts together group discussions about current events, and residents can enjoy billiards, art, golf, and tennis clubs. There’s a singles club, a lecture series, and a creative writing group.
Boynton Beach provides several opportunities to explore the natural world. Boynton Inlet is great for fishing and taking in a romantic sunset. There are also great restaurants and bars nearby for singles to meet up with friends or plan a special date.
VeronaWalk – Naples, Florida
Singles who love wine will find a happy home at VeronaWalk in Naples. This community is not age-restricted, but active adults find it an ideal place to live because of the amenities, location, and opportunities to meet new people.
There’s not only a singles club, there’s even a singles wine tasting club. The 25,000 square-foot clubhouse is called The Town Center, and it has the feel of a European piazza. There’s always something going on, thanks to the full-time activities director on-site. Clubs and activities include movie nights, trivia nights, the evening book club, and a poker club. Residents can join a sunset sailing cruise or take a bus trip to the casino.
VeronaWalk is a gated community of nearly 2,000 homes. They are in the high $200s to the high $600s. Scenic nature trails, bike paths, and lakes provide a high quality of life that residents enjoy.
Its south Naples neighborhood puts this community only a few steps from beautiful beaches and dining and nightlife on 5th Avenue. Singles looking for a first-date idea can reserve a private cabana for dinner at The Continental. This restaurant specializes in cocktails, fresh food, and a romantic ambiance.