Living in a smaller community allows you to really get to know your neighbors and develop strong social bonds. In Florida, this is especially valuable in high-population areas such as Palm Beach County. With all the energy and culture of the area’s most popular cities, it can be nice to come home to the serenity of your small neighborhood at the end of a busy day.
When you’re looking for a cozy community that respects the privacy of its residents while offering plenty of recreational activities and amenities, consider a home in one of these Palm Beach area 55+ communities.
Sausalito Place – Boynton Beach
Affordably priced and located in the center of Boynton Beach, Sausalito Place is a small, 55+ community made up of under 100 single-family, resale homes. These properties are available in sizes from 1,307 square feet to 2,017 square feet and have two or three bedrooms.
The clubhouse is the main gathering spot for community members interested in socializing, taking classes, or putting together parties and events. There’s also an outdoor pool, tennis courts, and a gym where residents can work out solo or with their neighbors. It’s not uncommon to see people gathered around the horseshoe pits for a friendly game. The neighborhood is beautifully landscaped and close to shopping, restaurants, and beach activities.
Summer Chase – Lake Worth
Residents love Summer Chase in Lake Worth for its small-town feel and its many amenities. Buyers 55+ looking for a place to swim, play tennis, enjoy shuffleboard, and participate in community events will find this to be an ideal neighborhood to call home. There’s a social club, a theater club, a book club, and several cultural groups.
With only 221 single-family homes in Summer Chase, it’s easy to get to know the neighbors and form life-long friendships. Five floor plans are available, ranging in size from two bedrooms to three bedrooms plus a den. The Summer Glen model affords buyers an easy-to-maintain 1,757 square feet of space. While Summer Manor homes are the largest, offering 2,343 square feet of living space. Trails, ponds, lakes, and lush landscaping keep residents feeling like they live in a place of peace.
Sandhurst at Jog Estates – Boynton Beach
With only 104 single-family homes and an active homeowners' association that leaves owners with little maintenance, residents at Sandhurst at Jog Estates enjoy an active and social lifestyle that includes swimming, tennis, and long walks along scenic trails and paths.
This gated, 55+ community in Boynton Beach offers residents beautiful resale homes close to a number of the area’s most treasured golf courses. Properties have between two and four bedrooms and are sized from 1,800 square feet to 3,700 square feet. There’s a clubhouse, an outdoor pool and spa, a fitness room, and plenty of scenic lakes all over the community. Sandhurst at Jog Estates is less than half an hour from the airport and an easy drive to dazzling Atlantic Coast beaches.
Hampton Cay – Palm Beach Gardens
One of the newest communities in Palm Beach County, Hampton Cay is a collection of 192 townhomes where buyers can select new or resale units in a number of floor plans. Close to beaches and golf courses, this gated community in Palm Beach Gardens has no age restrictions.
Its amenities are geared towards active adults who love swimming, tennis, and walks or bike rides outdoors. There’s an infinity pool near the clubhouse, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and a game room. Residents enjoy getting together for exercise classes, activities, and events. The buildings are clustered into three and four units, and townhouses range in size from 2,146 square feet to 2,556 square feet. They have three bedrooms, open floor plans, and outdoor decks.
Sabal Ridge – Boca Raton
If upscale living with private beach access is your idea of a perfect retreat, you’ll love the small community of Sabal Ridge. With only 31 condos in this building, homes are expensive, but the views and the lifestyle are well-worth the price tag. Resale units start at 2,750 square feet and some have 6,000 square feet of living space. They have three bedrooms, assigned garage parking spaces, and balconies with views of either the Atlantic or Lake Boca Raton. The building has a concierge, a workshop, an outdoor pool and sundeck, a fitness room, and its own beach. The 17-story building offers luxury living in the heart of Boca Raton.