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. It’s also close to the beach and Everglades National Park. To the west, there’s Big Cypress National Preserve, and Palm Beach is due north.
If you’re looking for a comfortable 55+ community in Broward County that won’t break your budget, consider these low-priced neighborhoods in some of the area’s most desirable cities and towns.
Lime Bay – Tamarac, FL
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 and have elevator access. With living space that measures between 700 and 1,200 square feet, these homes have one or two bedrooms and many include upgrades like hardwood floors, balconies, and gorgeous 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.
Meadowbrook Lakes – Dania Beach, FL
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 in one or two bedroom models. Buyers can choose a one-bedroom home with 800 square feet or a two-bedroom home with up to 1,200 square feet. The neighborhood is comprised of multi-level buildings, and many have upgrades like stainless steel appliances and large master suites.
The homeowners' association (HOA) fee is also reasonable and includes outdoor maintenance and landscaping as well as trash removal and access to amenities. Those amenities include three clubhouses, three pools, shuffleboard courts, a garden and patio, and several exercise rooms. Residents enjoy seasonal parties and other social events including picnics and card games.
Lauderdale West – Plantation, FL
In Plantation, Florida, 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. Attached villas are between 900 square feet and 1,250 square feet while the single-family homes range in size from 1,018 square feet to over 2,000 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 shuffleboard and tennis, and a number of unique clubs and classes including belly dancing and chair yoga. Activities are always happening around the community, including movie nights and book clubs. Lauderdale West offers community transit when you want to get out for shopping or recreation but you don’t feel like driving.
The Meadows of Crystal Lake – Deerfield Beach, FL
There is a fishing dock and lakeside property at The Meadows of Crystal Lake in Deerfield Beach. Residents at this 55+ community can also enjoy six shuffleboard courts, two tennis courts, four bocce ball courts, and an exercise room at the clubhouse. There’s an outdoor pool, a library, and a card room for poker and rummy. Activities include movie nights, a travel club, a volunteer group, and arts & crafts. Fishing is popular, and so is aerobics.
There are 388 single-family resale homes available in several models, most of them with two or three bedrooms and a garage. Deerfield Beach is just a few miles from stunning south Florida beaches and several championship golf courses.
Wynmoor Village – Coconut Creek FL
At Wynmoor Village in Coconut Creek, there are over 5,000 condo units spread out among 133 multi-level buildings with elevators. Open floor plans and numerous upgrades are available in most of the resale condos available in homes sized between 550 square feet and 1,250 square feet. Buyers in this 55+ community will 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. This is an active community, with classes and clubs that include ballet, bowling, scrabble, and pottery.