Stretching from Tampa Bay all the way down to Naples in Southwest Florida isn’t just an area where millions of people go to vacation, it’s also an area where millions of people go to retire. It’s not hard to see why. Anyone searching for a place with lots of sun, great golf courses, water sports, and some of the best beaches in America looks in this direction. Not to mention that five MLB teams hold spring training in the region and there are four minor league teams located here as well. You can also count on good weather all-year round to take advantage of everything life has to offer here. It’s not surprising that Southwest Florida is full of 55+ communities of all shapes, sizes, and prices. However, if you’re looking for affordable options, here are some of the best lowest-priced active adult communities you’ll find in Southwest Florida.
Pine Ridge at Fort Myers is 55+ community that consists of 462 residences made up of condos, attached villas, and a few single-family homes. Condos range between 960 and 1,400 square feet, including two or three bedrooms. Attached villas range between 1,000 and 1,468 square feet and include two or three bedrooms. Single-family homes offer around 1,200 square feet of space and two bedrooms. Prices here start below $100K and only rise to around the mid $100s. The low-maintenance lifestyle allows residents to take part in plenty of activities and events, such as aqua aerobics, chili cook-offs, trivia night, and karaoke.
Park Place Estates - Port Charlotte
Park Place Estates in Port Charlotte features 73 attached homes with prices starting in the mid-$100s and top out around the low-$200s. The entire community is centered around the clubhouse where residents gather for fun in the game room or media room. Outside, you’ll find an in-ground pool and spa surrounded by a patio as well a bocce ball court. There are also various community events throughout the year, including yard sales, potlucks, and holiday parties. The community is located 15 minutes away from the Port Charlotte Town Center, where residents will find all their shopping, culinary, and restaurant needs.
Tortuga - Fort Myers
Featuring resort-style amenities, lakes, and preserves across almost 47 acres of land, Tortuga in Fort Myers contains 370 attached homes with prices starting in the mid-$100s and rising to the mid-$200s. Homebuyers can choose between two home styles, both of which feature Bermudan-style architecture and range from 1,533 to 1,632 square feet of living space with two bedrooms. The Island Club is a Caribbean-inspired clubhouse that’s home to social spaces and activities while outdoor amenities include a swimming pool and spa, tennis court, dog park, and trails. The community’s maintenance-free lifestyle means more time for hobbies or enjoying time with neighbors.
River Towers - Cape Coral, FL
River Towers in Cape Coral offers low-maintenance condos located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. The community’s 108 units are spread between two eight-story buildings and feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an assigned parking spot. Prices range between high-$100s and low-$200s. Inside, the clubhouse features a library, community room, card room, and billiards, while outside you’ll get to enjoy an outdoor Olympic-sized pool, boat dock, fishing pier, tiki hut, and shuffleboard courts. Residents will find plenty of options within walking distance of the community, including Riverfront Park, bike paths, and many restaurants from which to choose.
Brandywine - Fort Myers
Brandywine in Fort Myers features 351 attached villas and low-rise condominiums built between 1983 and 1988. Single-level villas range from 1,700 to 2,500 square feet with at least two bedrooms. Condo buildings consist of four units with two units per floor. Condos come with an attached one-car garage and at least two bedrooms. Prices here start in the low-$100s and rise to the mid-$200s. Residents can take advantage of two outdoor pools, multiple tennis and shuffleboard courts, and an exercise room to keep up physical health. The community is ten minutes away from Fort Myers Beach and approximately ten miles from shopping and dining in downtown Fort Myers.