Condo living is designed to be cosmopolitan and low-maintenance. Whether you’re in a high-rise building with a view or a single-story home with some patio space, living in a condominium means little landscaping and less to worry about.
In Broward County, on Florida’s Atlantic coast, condo living is especially attractive because it gives residents the time and resources they need to enjoy golf, nature, shopping, beach activities, and anything else that may come with a desirable Florida retirement.
These are some of the best options for homebuyers looking for Broward County condos.
Meadowbrook Lakes – Dania Beach, FL
For affordable condo living in a quiet and scenic setting, Meadowbrook Lakes offers low-maintenance living and a strong sense of community. Seasonal parties, social gatherings, and community events are frequently held in the three clubhouses scattered across the grounds. There are also three pools, four shuffleboard courts, and an outdoor garden. Clubhouses include space for exercise and fitness, multi-purpose and event rooms, and catering kitchens.
Condos are available in one- or two-bedroom models, with sizes ranging from 800 to 1,244 square feet. Open layouts, formal dining rooms, and walk-in closets are standard. Many resale condos have also been updated with features like crown molding, ceramic floors, and granite countertops. Parking is plentiful, and the condos are spread out in multi-story buildings with elevators.
Meadowbrook Lakes is in Dania Beach, which is known for its fishing-friendly pier and access to nature. The Secret Woods Nature Center features a butterfly garden and a reptile viewing center. The Anne Kolb Nature Center is known for its hiking trails and the observation deck that overlooks acres of mangroves.
The Palms at Weston – Weston, FL
One of the newer 55+ communities in Broward County is The Palms at Weston, where buyers can find condo homes in seven one- and two-bedroom models. These properties have one to two bathrooms, and two of the floor plans also include a den. The smallest condo is 868 square feet and includes two terraces while the largest is 1,881 square feet with two-and-a-half bathrooms and a huge eat-in kitchen.
Amenities are an important part of life at The Palms at Weston. The clubhouse includes a fitness center with a dance and aerobics studio. There’s also a bingo room, a beauty salon, and a library. Residents can access the on-site home health agency and relax at The Palms Grille for a meal or a drink. There’s a pool, a spa, and plenty of outdoor walking trails and parks. Also, Weston is right off Interstate 75, making travel throughout Florida easy.
Century Village at Deerfield Beach – Deerfield Beach, FL
Buyers looking for Broward County real estate in a large community may want to check out the resale condos available at Century Village at Deerfield Beach. This 55+ community has 8,508 residences and offers a lot of activities and amenities to keep active adults busy.
It starts at the 145,000 square-foot clubhouse, where there’s a fitness center, an indoor pool, a sauna, a ceramics studio, a photography studio, and a sewing studio. Outdoors, there’s a pool and patio as well as shuffleboard, tennis, volleyball, and bocce ball courts. Community transit is available for residents who would rather not drive.
Condo homes overlook a neighboring golf course or one of the scenic ponds and lakes that populate the grounds. Models range from 650 and 1,100 square feet with one or two bedrooms and one or two bathrooms. Equipped with elevators, the condo buildings have between two and four floors, giving residents either a balcony or patio.
Deerfield Beach is a fun place for swimming, surfing, and fishing. It’s less crowded than a lot of other Atlantic beaches, and it has received a “Blue Wave Beach” designation from the Clean Beach Council, due to its clean water, safe swimming conditions, and conservation efforts.
Century Plaza – Pompano Beach, FL
Living on the beach is its own lifestyle—one that the lucky residents at Century Plaza in Pompano Beach cheerfully embrace. This 55+ community is comprised of two adjoining buildings that hold 187 condo units, and the sand and saltwater are right outside the door.
In addition to the instant beach access, other amenities include a pool and patio as well as a clubhouse with a lounge, library, and fitness center. Residents get together for exercise classes and community parties, and the book club and card club get together on a regular basis.
The condo models are between 1,000 and 1,500 square feet. Buyers can find resale homes with one, two, or three bedrooms and either one or two bathrooms. Master suites are oversized, and the open floor plans with eat-in kitchens allow for easy entertaining. There’s plenty of private, covered parking, and most condos have patios with views of the ocean. Residents can walk to the Pompano Beach Pier, and Century Plaza isn’t too far from the historic and still-functional Hillsboro Lighthouse.
Lime Bay – Tamarac, FL
Buyers can find 756 condos across several three-story buildings with elevators and views of the pool as well as the community’s gardens and lakes. Homes are from 700 to 1,200 square feet, with one or two bedrooms and one or two bathrooms. There’s assigned parking and an HOA that takes care of landscaping, maintenance, and other bills such as trash removal, basic cable, pest control, water, and sewer.
Amenities at Lime Bay include a clubhouse with a fitness center, sauna, multi-purpose room, and billiards room. There are pools, patios, and tennis courts, as well as shuffleboard, picnic areas, and several trails and paths that are great for jogging, biking, or strolling. Residents get together for parties, community events, and bingo games. Several golf courses are close by, including Woodmont Country Club. Residents can also visit the Everglades in less than an hour.