View from the air the Intracoastal Waterway and homes on its shore in Boynton Beach, Florida

Palm Beach County might have some luxury homes, but these Boynton Beach communities buck that trend.

Palm Beach County is famous for its pricey zip codes and well-heeled residents, but Boynton Beach real estate keeps things affordable, especially if you’re looking for a home in one of the area’s desirable 55+ Florida retirement communities. Buyers with a budget in mind can find waterfront condos and well-appointed properties for $150,000 or less.

Like most of its coastal neighbors, the city is known for warm winters and abundant outdoor recreation. Boynton Beach recently upgraded their downtown area, creating a 16-acre Town Square that includes a spacious dog park and new library. There are frequent farmers markets and festivals.

Check out these active adult communities that are fun, friendly, and priced right.

Colonial Club

Below $100k - High $200s

Soaking in a saltwater pool while enjoying a view of the Intracoastal Waterway seems like a pretty cushy lifestyle, but it’s everyday living at Colonial Club, where buyers can find condominiums for less than $150,000.

Condos at this 55+ community have one or two bedrooms and between one and three bathrooms. In the master bedroom, walk-in closets and dual sinks are standard. There’s a balcony or a patio with a view, and homes range in size from 950 to 1,200 square feet. The properties are spread out over 18 three-story buildings, and each one has an elevator.

In addition to the large pool and the waterfront location, residents at Colonial Club enjoy amenities such as a clubhouse with a library, fitness center, and game room. There are shuffleboard courts and a patio with a grilling area. The community grounds have paths for biking and walking, and the homeowners' association takes care of a long list of tasks including lawn care, maintenance, pest control, and bills for water, sewer, and trash.

Sterling Village Condominiums

Low $100s - Low $200s

Club activities and social events are a big part of life at Sterling Village Condominiums, an affordable 55+ community that’s just one mile from the beach. Residents have a reading club, a quilting club, and a putting club. They get together for bingo and dances as well as a social hour every Friday night. There are water aerobics classes and swing dance lessons at well.

It’s not easy to get bored, especially with amenities like an outdoor pool, shuffleboard courts, bocce ball courts, and a game room inside the clubhouse.

One- and two-bedroom condos are sized for easy management and maintenance, with between 570 and 960 square feet. Assigned parking is available, and some units come with views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Many active adults buy here when they’re downsizing from a larger home or looking for a part-time winter home until they’re ready to become full-time residents.

In addition to being close to the beach and grocery stores, Sterling Village is minutes from popular golf courses like Pine Tree Golf Club. There are also plenty of shopping and dining opportunities in the neighborhood.

Aberdeen

Low $100s - High $100s

Many of the recently remodeled homes for sale at Aberdeen are expensive, but there are many attractive, affordable, and well-located condos and attached villas available at this 55+ community as well.

There are also many amenities to attract potential buyers, like the 10,000 square-foot clubhouse. Residents enjoy the exercise room and take aerobics classes in the dance studio. There’s a performance theater, card room, and library. Three pools, four tennis courts, and bocce ball courts are also available, as well as picnic areas and walking paths that border the community’s serene lakes.

Condos have between one and three bedrooms, and some units have dens as well. Master suites have walk-in closets and patios and balconies are screened. Attached villas are slightly larger and include an attached two-car garage.

Just across the street from the community is Aberdeen Golf & Country Club, which provides memberships to residents who enjoy golfing, good food, and social activities.

Village Royale on the Green

Low $100s - High $100s

Residents at Village Royale on the Green can often be found hitting golf balls at the driving range, which is just one of the many amenities in this 55+ community in Boynton Beach.

The VRG Entertainment Center is also a lot of fun and the place where everyone gathers for holiday parties, live performances, social events, and club meetings. There are two clubhouses, an exercise room, a card room, and a library. For outdoor fun, homeowners appreciate the two pools, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, shuffleboard courts, and parks.

The condos are economically priced and sized for low-maintenance living. They range from 758 to 982 square feet and have one or two bedrooms. The community is just a short drive from shopping. Both the Boynton Beach Mall and the Boynton Town Center are easy to get to and include some great places to have dinner, see a movie, or grab a cup of coffee.

High Point of Boynton Beach

Low $100s - Low $200s

If condo living feels too constricted, buyers can choose budget-friendly single-family homes and attached villas in High Point of Boynton Beach. Homes are between 636 and 1,160 square feet and come with between one and three bedrooms. Some resale units include upgrades such as sunrooms and hurricane shutters. There is plenty of storage for residents who need it.

Residents in High Point of Boynton Beach stay busy with dancing, Friday night socials, and bunko. Water aerobics and yoga are just a couple of the fitness classes that take place weekly, and there’s also the reading club and the tennis club.

Amenities in High Point include shuffleboard courts, a clubhouse, a game room, and a pool. This 55+ community is close to the beach, with Gulfstream Park being a favorite among locals.