Palm trees dotting a sidewalk and beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at night. A white wavy bench splits the photo

Broward County offers beaches, big-city entertainment, and outdoor recreation.

One of the best areas for active adults in Florida is Broward County. It’s just north of Miami and all of the city’s culture, history, and dazzling nightlife. The beach and Everglades National Park are also nearby. To the west, residents can easily access Big Cypress National Preserve, and Palm Beach is just minutes away due north.

Homebuyers looking for comfortable 55 and over communities in Broward County that won’t break your budget should consider these low-priced neighborhoods in the area.

1. Lime Bay - Tamarac, FL

Below $100k - Mid $100s

Condo living is a great way to stay on budget and enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle. The units at Lime Bay are in three-story buildings with elevator access. Living space typically measures between 700 and 1,200 square feet, and these floor plans offer one or two bedrooms. Some units also include upgrades like hardwood floors, balconies, and views of lakes and walking trails.

Amenities include a fitness center, an outdoor pool and patio, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, and plenty of picnic areas, parks, and outdoor space. Residents at this 55+ community enjoy fitness classes, bingo nights, and other community events such as BBQs and concerts.

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2. Meadowbrook Lakes - Dania Beach, FL

High $100s - High $200s

A wooden pier on a beach leading to the ocean in Dania Beach, Florida

Dania Beach is a coastal city with gorgeous beaches and a beautiful marina.

Another affordable condo community in Broward County is Meadowbrook Lakes in Dania Beach, a coastal city with gorgeous beaches and a beautiful marina. This 55+ community is made up of 1,234 resale condo units with prices starting in the High $100s. Buyers can choose an 800-square-foot one-bedroom home or a two-bedroom home ranging up to 1,200 square feet. The neighborhood is comprised of multi-level buildings, and many units have upgrades like stainless steel appliances and spacious master suites.

The homeowners' association (HOA) fee is reasonable and includes outdoor maintenance and landscaping as well as trash removal and access to amenities. These include three clubhouses, three pools, shuffleboard courts, a garden and patio, and several exercise rooms. Residents can also enjoy seasonal parties and other social events including picnics and card games.

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3. Lauderdale West - Plantation, FL

Mid $100s - High $300s

In Plantation, active adults can buy a single-family home or attached villa in the Lauderdale West community. This 55+ neighborhood consists of 1,000 homes in various models, and the HOA fee includes cable and lawn care. The attached villas are between 900 and 1,250 square feet while the single-family homes range from 1,460 to over 1,750 square feet. Resale properties may include upgrades such as tile flooring, walk-in closets, and new appliances.

Residents have access to two clubhouses, a library, an exercise room, and pools. There are also shuffleboard and tennis courts, and a number of unique clubs and classes including belly dancing and chair yoga. Activities are regularly held around the community, including movie nights and book clubs. Lauderdale West also offers community transit when you want to enjoy shopping or recreation without having to drive.

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4. Century Village at Pembroke Pines - Pembroke Pines, FL

Below $100k - High $200s

View of a bubbling whirlpool spa and patio in Century Village and Pembroke Pines in Pembroke Pines, Florida

The main clubhouse features 135,000 square feet of amenities.

Century Village at Pembroke Pines consists of 7,700 condo units spread across secure buildings with two to four floors. These homes range from 600-square-foot studios to over 1,500-square-foot units with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. All units have lot parking and golf course or water views. These low-maintenance properties allow residents to forget about mowing the lawn and focus more on enjoying their leisure time.

The main clubhouse features 135,000 square feet of amenities, such as a 1,042-seat theater, an 800-seat ballroom, a card room, a hobby and game room, a library, and a health club with a wave walking pool and sauna. There are also satellite amenities throughout the community including pools, tennis courts, and shuffleboard courts.

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5. Wynmoor Village - Coconut Creek FL

Below $100k - Mid $300s

A lake in Coconut Creek, Florida surrounded by houses and white clouds

Buyers in Wynmoor Village enjoy views of the golf course, the garden, or the lake.

At Wynmoor Village in Coconut Creek, there are over 5,000 condo units spread out among 133 elevator-equipped buildings. The resale condos range from 550 to 1,250 square feet and include features like open-concept floor plans and modern upgrades. Buyers in this 55+ community can enjoy an affordable home with views of the golf course, the garden, or the lake.

Seasonal memberships are available at the Wynmoor Golf Club, or residents can pay as they play. The community also has a 50,000-square-foot clubhouse, a fitness center, a library, a business center, and a woodworking shop. Outdoor amenities include pools, shuffleboard courts, and tennis courts. Socializing is also made easy with classes and clubs that include ballet, bowling, scrabble, and pottery.

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