Florida residents have the benefit of year-round sunshine, which means outdoor swimming can be done in February as easily as it’s done in August. But sometimes, indoor pools are more appealing, especially for swimmers who prefer to stay out of the sun or immersed in heated water.
Plenty of 55+ communities throughout The Sunshine State offer their residents access to an indoor pool. We’re taking a look at these top picks.
Mid $100s - Mid $500s
Central Florida is full of attractions and hotspots, and in Kissimmee, the place to be for 55+ residents is Solivita. The Riviera Spa & Fitness Center has a heated indoor pool, a sauna, and lots of other amenities like a fitness center, a dance studio, and an air-conditioned walking track. Plenty of outdoor pools are also available throughout the neighborhoods, and golfers will enjoy the two 18-hole courses, aquatic driving range, and putting green at Stonegate Golf Club.
New construction and resale single-family homes and attached villas are available in a range of prices, and buyers can choose from models ranging from 891 to 3,057 square feet. Attached homes offer two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached one-car garages with space to park a golf cart. Single-family floor plans have one to four bedrooms and two to four bathrooms. Some homes also have a den or an extra half-bathroom, but all of them come with attached garages for two or three cars.
Mid $100s - High $500s
Two indoor pools are available at Pelican Preserve, a 55+ community on the southern Gulf Coast in Southwest Florida. There’s an indoor lap pool as well as an indoor swimming pool, and residents can take a dip after walking the indoor track. Other amenities here include a butterfly garden, a fishing pier, a nature preserve, and volleyball courts. There’s a juice bar, meeting rooms, a card room, and a library at the Plaza del Sol Clubhouse, a 70,000-square-foot structure that offers plenty of space for parties, events, and club meetings.
The homes at Pelican Preserve range from condos and cottage homes with just over 1,000 square feet to larger estates with more than 3,000 square feet. Buyers can select a new construction or resale attached or single-family home. There are more than 50 models to choose from.
Mid $200s - Low $500s
One of the most popular 55+ communities on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach is a Jimmy Buffett-inspired community with an indoor lap pool where residents can swim leisurely or get in a serious cardio workout. There’s also a shuttle service to the private beach club, a huge fitness center with an aerobics studio, and outdoor courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce.
New construction homes are available, and there are also move-in ready attached villas and single-family homes. They offer two to three bedrooms, space for a den or home office, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two- or three-car garage. Open floor plans, outside space, and upgraded interiors are excellent reasons to buy in this active and social Minto community.
Mid $100s - High $100s
For an affordable home in desirable Palm Beach County, buyers might want to consider Huntington Pointe in Delray Beach. Water aerobics classes are held in the heated indoor pool, and there’s also a sauna and fitness center nearby. Other amenities available at this 55+ community include a theater, a billiards room, a ceramics studio, and tennis, pickleball, and shuffleboard courts.
Attached villas and condos are available on a resale basis, and many of the homes have been upgraded and updated. They offer two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,300 to 1,650 square feet. The condos have assigned parking, and the villas have attached one-car garages. An active homeowners' association allows for low-maintenance living in this social and well-located community.
Mid $200s - Low $600s
The Atlantic Fitness Indoor Lap Pool is just one of the many amenities at Del Webb Ponte Vedra, a 55+ community minutes from the Atlantic shores in northern Florida. There’s also a fitness center, a movement studio, a steam room, a sauna, a day spa, a sewing studio, a billiards room, and a computer center. Nature trails, greenspace, and a community garden provide a peaceful, serene neighborhood for active adults seeking homes for sale in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
New construction and resale single-family homes, attached villas, and condos are available in more than 30 models. Buyers can select a condo with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,810 to 2,129 square feet. Villas and carriage homes have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an attached one-car garage, and 1,438 to 1,868 square feet. Single-family homes are between 1,157 and 2,633 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two- to three-car garage.
Low $100s - Mid $500s
Ocala is full of forests, natural springs, and horse farms. It’s also a growing region for active adults looking for a pleasant Florida retirement. At Stone Creek, a 55+ community in the center of Ocala, there’s an indoor pool and spa adjacent to a fitness center, aerobics studio, massage center, and locker rooms. There’s also a golf club and a fishing lake.
New and resale homes come in twin duplex villas and single-family homes. They have 1,133 to 2,634 square feet and one to five bedrooms. There's a variety of floor plans offering den space, attached garages, outdoor areas, and views of the golf course, lakes, ponds, or walking paths.
Below $100k - Low $300s
One of the most popular 55+ communities in the Tampa area is in Sun City Center. Kings Point provides a number of indoor pool options for residents. There’s a heated indoor pool in the Kings Point Clubhouse as well as an indoor whirlpool. At the Kings Point Clubhouse South, there’s a heated indoor lap pool with four lanes. On the north campus, there’s both a heated indoor pool and a heated indoor walking pool.
The indoor swimming options are only the start of Kings Point amenities. The gated community also offers a floating fishing pier, lawn bowling, plenty of outdoor pools, shuffleboard, tennis, and ongoing trips into Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg for music, restaurants, and festivals. In this community, attached villas and single-family homes are available on a resale basis.