Living in the Columbus area means being near entertainment, dining, and continuing education.

The Columbus area is becoming a popular choice for those looking for 55+ communities in Central Ohio. Active adults looking to downsize or find a low-maintenance home yet be near family and friends will find many options in Columbus.

Better yet, the area is home a variety of affordable communities and homes without having to give up private amenities. The area is popular because it maintains midwestern charm while keeping the attractions of a metropolitan area. In Columbus and its suburbs, residents will find cultural attractions, diverse dining options, and many opportunities for continuing education. 

Below we've compiled a list of the best lowest-priced options in the Columbus area.   

The Estates at Tremont Club - Hilliard, OH

High $100s - High $200s

The Estates at Tremont Club is an affordable 55+ community in Hilliard, Ohio. The community features 100 attached homes in a gated setting. Floor plans range in size from 1,224 to 2,330 square feet and feature up to four bedrooms and bathrooms.

Residents will find a wealth of amenities to keep them satisfied. A 10,200 square-foot clubhouse is the main attraction and a great place to gather with friends to chat or get a card game going. Inside is a fitness center, catering kitchen, wet bar, and library. Residents can also relax outdoors at the pool and patio, while bocce courts and a putting green are available as well.

The Villas at Maple Creek - Westerville, OH

Low $200s - Mid $200s

The Villas at Maple Creek is an active adult community in Westerville, Ohio. Epcon Communities completed construction of this community in 2005 with 152 attached homes on offer. Buyers can choose between three single-story plans that range in size from 1,324 to 1,816 square feet of living space. One model, Chateau, has two floors and includes 1,926 square feet. Homes feature up to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. 

Residents can socialize or take part in recreational activities at the clubhouse. It includes an exercise room, billiards and card tables, a library, and a kitchen. Outdoors, residents can enjoy beautiful natural space and scenic walking trails. Those in the mood to relax can take a dip in the pool or hang out at the patio, which also hosts community parties.

Villas at Milnor Crossing - Pickerington, OH

Low $100s - Low $200s

The Villas at Milnor Crossing is a frugal choice for buyers in the Columbus area. The community features 68 attached homes available for resale only constructed by Epcon Communities between 2004 and 2015. There are two different floor plans available that range in size from 1,660 to 1,828 square feet. They include two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages. Cathedral ceilings, luxurious master suites, and a fireplace highlight the modern features in this home.

Amenities inside the clubhouse include an exercise room, catering kitchen, and multi-purpose room. The amenities continue outside where residents can enjoy the pool or relax by the scenic pond. The Villas at Milnor Crossing is located just 22 minutes from Downtown Columbus.

The Woods at Sugar Run - New Albany, OH

Low $100s - High $300s

The Woods at Sugar Run is an active lifestyle community in New Albany. This high-end yet affordable community features 123 single-family and attached homes. Buyers have a variety of options to choose from when it comes to homes. There are four attached home floor plans and three single-family floor plans.

Parties, cookouts, potlucks, and other events are held at the community clubhouse. It features a multi-purpose room and exercise room for residents to stay healthy. Outside, you'll find a pool to relax at as well as scenic walking and biking trails for exercise. Those looking to get away will find Port Columbus International Airport is a 20-minute drive away. Downtown Columbus is also a short 25-minute drive from the community.