Boca Raton is a sunny city in Southeast Florida known for its beaches, nature preserves, shopping, and museums. It’s a great place to play golf and tennis, and it’s not too far from other Florida cities on the southern end of the state, such as Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Miami. Boca, as the locals call it, isn’t known for its frugality. However, there are a number of 55+ communities in the neighborhood that are perfect for active adults on a budget. Check out these lowest priced communities in this Palm Beach County paradise.
Century Village at Boca Raton
Condo living is affordable, low-maintenance, and amenity-filled in Century Village at Boca Raton. Two and four-story buildings make up this gated 55+ community, which houses 7,500 condominiums in one- or two-bedroom models. Living space ranges from 601 to 1,563 square feet. There are elevators in each building, and patios or porches attached to units for some peaceful outdoor space.
Amenities are abundant, starting with the 125,000 square-foot clubhouse. Residents will find a fitness center, an indoor pool, performance theater, and a dance and aerobics studio. There’s also a party room, a ceramics studio, and a library. Outside, there is a large pool and patio near a picnic area. There are 12 shuffleboard courts, 12 tennis courts, a putting green, and 13 smaller pools around the community. Residents stay active with billiards, photography, aerobics, bowling, and a number of social clubs. The homeowners' association fee includes maintenance and trash removal.
Whisper Walk – Boca Raton, FL
With 2,637 attached homes and easy proximity to dining, shopping, and entertainment, Whisper Walk is a popular and affordable 55+ community in Boca. The development is divided into five sections, and each of those sections has its own list of amenities and activities. That means five clubhouses, five pools, and communal amenities such as shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, and a place to play handball. Community barbecues are routinely held outside, and it’s easy to spend half an afternoon strolling through the scenic neighborhoods that make up Whisper Walk.
The homes have large master bedrooms and come in floor plans that range in size from 1,000 square feet to 1,667 square feet. Most models have two or three bedrooms with two bathrooms, screened porches and balconies, and one-car garages. Whisper Walk is close to several championship golf courses as well as hospitals and medical centers.
Boca Lago – Boca Raton, FL
A gated 55+ community made up of 1,696 condos, townhouses, and villas, Boca Lago is divided into eight neighborhoods and offers an excellent opportunity for active adults who want great amenities and comfortable living without an unreasonable price tag. Condos are spacious, between 1,100 and 2,400 square feet, and have two or three bedrooms. The villas are on a single floor and have 1,300 to 2,900 square feet of space. Townhomes have two or three bedrooms and range in size from 1,200 to 2,900 square feet.
Residents have the option of becoming members of the on-site Boca Lago Golf & Country Club, where there’s golf, 20 tennis courts, and restaurants. Other amenities for everyone living at Boca Lago include a health and wellness center, swimming pools, a sauna, and a tiki bar. Residents enjoy day trips, happy hours, and classes such as yoga, aerobics, and body sculpting. There are comedy shows, pool parties, and lots of seasonal events as well.