Many snowbirds migrate south for the winter to active adult communities in Florida where they can enjoy warmer weather and an amenity-rich active lifestyle all year long. Some communities even have snowbird clubs and welcome new migratory residents with open arms. Snowbirds can feel right at home at many of the active adult communities in Florida with resort-style amenities, low-maintenance homes, and an abundance of social activities to participate in.
Here’s a roundup of active adult communities in Florida with snowbird clubs.
Mid $100s - High $100s
Located along the Atlantic Coast between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Huntington Pointe is an affordable 55+ active lifestyle community with 1,096 attached and condominium homes. The low-maintenance homes, resort-style amenities, and abundant lifestyle activities appeal to snowbirds and permanent residents alike who want to live in Palm Beach County.
The amenities at Huntington Pointe feature a 50,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, an indoor heated pool, a ballroom, a 612-seat theater, a cafe, arts and crafts studios, and cards and game rooms. The outdoor amenities, designed to support an active physical lifestyle, feature four outdoor pools and spas, seven tennis courts, six shuffleboard courts, and a putting green.
With a full-time activities director, Huntington Pointe also offers an abundance of clubs and activities. The clubhouse hosts social gatherings, events, and activities, including a snowbird club, ceramics classes, cards and board games, and a theatre arts program.
Low $200s - High $300s
Majestic Isles is a gated 55+ community in Boynton Beach located a few miles north of Delray Beach and six miles from the Atlantic Coast. The well-established, age-restricted community consists of 450 single-family and attached homes. The amenities at Majestic Isles feature a 16,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, a grand ballroom, and multipurpose gathering spaces that host events and social gatherings almost every day of the week.
Residents of Majestic Isles can enjoy a full social calendar of activities, clubs, and classes coordinated by a full-time activities director. In addition to a snowbird club, active adults can participate in ceramics, singles club, travel club, arts and crafts classes, card games, and discussion groups. Those who want to stay active can enjoy tennis, yoga, dance, shuffleboard, and aqua aerobics. The outdoor amenities feature an Olympic-sized pool, tennis courts, and walking and biking trails.
Low $500s - High $800s
Built by active adult community developer GL Homes between 2005 and 2007, the gated 55+ community Valencia Palms in Delray Beach consists of 612 luxury single-family homes. Across 18 floor plans, the ranch-style homes range from 1,682 to 3,738 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two- or three-car garages. In addition to a 31,000-square-foot clubhouse, the amenities feature a state-of-the-art fitness center, a ballroom, a cafe, arts and crafts studios, and card rooms.
Residents can also participate in a range of activities and clubs that allow active adults to enjoy their pastimes, meet like-minded neighbors, and pursue new hobbies. Just some of the offerings include snowbird club, travel club, fishing club, book club, golf club, and bowling club. Active adults can also play tennis on six Har-Tru tennis courts, swim in the outdoor resistance pool, and relax in the resort-style pool and spa. Those who want to explore the surrounding area can visit miles of nearby beaches and natural areas as well as shopping opportunities along Atlantic Avenue.
Mid $200s - Mid $400s
Another popular 55+ community with a snowbird club is Venetian Isles, a gated age-restricted community with 1,060 single-family and attached homes. Many snowbirds find plenty of desirable features at Venetian Isles, including resort-style amenities, abundant activities, and a convenient location within 30 minutes of an international airport and miles of shoreline along the Atlantic Coast.
At the 26,000-square-foot Venetian Club, residents can find a state-of-the-art fitness center, a ballroom, a theater, arts and crafts studios, card rooms, a ceramics studio, and a billiards room. Active adults gather at the clubhouse to participate in activities such as snowbird club, bingo, painting classes, singles club, card games, and crafters workshops. The outdoor amenities include two pools, eight tennis courts, six shuffleboard courts, three bocce ball courts, a putting green, and walking and biking trails that surround the scenic lakes and ponds.
Mid $300s - High $500s
Compared to some of the larger active adult communities in Florida, Valencia Isles offers a close-knit 55+ community. With 796 single-family homes, the gated 55+ community provides the resort-style amenities found at many age-restricted communities along with opportunities for an active social lifestyle and a tight-knit community feel.
The outdoor amenities at Valencia Isles include three pools, nine tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, fishing lakes, and walking and biking trails. The year-round humid subtropical climate enjoyed by snowbirds throughout the Sunshine State enables active adults to spend more time outdoors in all seasons.
The spacious Isles Club clubhouse boasts a fitness center, a cafe, a grand ballroom, a business center, arts and crafts studios, cards and game rooms, and multipurpose gathering spaces that host activities, clubs, and classes. At the clubhouse, residents gather to enjoy a range of social events and activities, such as art classes, book club, pottery, choral club, painting, snowbird club, and photography.
Below $100k - Mid $300s
Florida snowbirds seeking an active social lifestyle in an expansive 55+ community should explore Kings Point in Tamarac, a 55+ community in Southeast Florida with 4,869 attached and condominium homes. With a homeowners’ association (HOA) that takes care of all common area maintenance, landscaping, and lawn care, residents can enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle that gives them more time to pursue new hobbies and spend time with family.
At Kings Point in Tamarac, residents always find themselves near the community’s world-class amenities, which feature two clubhouses, a fitness center, an indoor pool, a ballroom, a performance theater, a cafe, arts and crafts studios, ceramics studios, and a media room. The grounds of the community offer 13 swimming pools, dozens of athletic courts, walking and biking trails, and even a community transit system. The full social calendar features more than 100 clubs, with cultural activities such as opera, performing arts, investors club, ceramics, and bridge.
Below $100k - High $100s
Active adults looking for affordable homes for sale in Delray Beach can find plenty of options at Las Verdes, a gated 55+ community with 1,235 attached and condominium homes. Ideal for those who want to downsize, the attached homes range from approximately 680 to 1,696 square feet, while the condominium homes range from 676 to 1,200 square feet. For many snowbirds, Las Verdes offers an ideal combination of affordable homes, a low-maintenance lifestyle, and desirable amenities and social activities.
In addition to a popular snowbird club, residents can participate in social events that take place at the community clubhouse, such as holiday parties, game nights, wine and cheese parties, and cards nights. The clubhouse also includes an exercise room, ballroom, catering kitchen, library, and billiards room. The outdoor amenities feature three pools and spas, athletic courts, walking and biking trails, and parks and natural spaces.
High $100s - High $300s
Located in Port Charlotte in Southwest Florida, Kings Gate is a gated 55+ community that consists of 940 single-family and attached homes. Those who want to snowbird near the Gulf Coast of Florida can find a variety of floor plans, a low-maintenance lifestyle, and an abundance of resort-style amenities at Kings Gate. The community features an 18-hole executive golf course, and many residents use golf carts to traverse the neighborhood.
Since the HOA at Kings Gate takes care of common area maintenance, landscaping, lawn care, and irrigation, snowbirds can live a low-maintenance lifestyle in a well-maintained seasonal home. Residents can also enjoy spending more time at the 30,000-square-foot clubhouse, which features a fitness center, a grand ballroom, a restaurant and bar, a golf pro shop, and multipurpose gathering spaces that host clubs and social events. Along with the golf course, the outdoor amenities include a pool and spa, athletic courts, and walking and biking trails.
Low $100s - Low $300s
Timber Pines is a gated 55+ community in Spring Hill with 3,452 single-family and attached homes. The desirable location of Timber Pines puts residents within ten miles of the Central Gulf Coast, 40 miles of Clearwater, and 45 miles of downtown Tampa. With dozens of floor plans, a sought-after location, and a world-class lineup of amenities, Timber Pines catches the eye of many Florida snowbirds.
The extensive resort-style amenities center around a spacious lodge, an activities center, a performing arts center, and a country club, where residents can find a fitness center, a ballroom, a 200-seat restaurant, a woodworking shop, arts and crafts studios, and multipurpose gathering spaces that host activities, clubs, and classes. Outside, residents can enjoy 63 holes of golf, a driving range, a putting green, several athletic courts, two pools and spas, and walking and biking trails. Snowbirds can also take advantage of RV parking.
Low $300s - Low $800s
With just 38 attached homes and a waterfront location along the Intracoastal Waterway, Villagio Del Mar is one of the most exclusive active lifestyle communities with a snowbird club. Residents of this gated active lifestyle community need only travel a few miles to reach miles of scenic shoreline along the Atlantic Coast. The location of the community also puts residents 20 minutes south of West Palm Beach and 10 minutes north of Delray Beach. The surrounding area connects active adults to world-class golf courses, cultural attractions, outdoor recreation, and dining opportunities.
The luxury homes at Villagio Del mar range from 1,900 to 2,708 square feet with three or four bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. The HOA maintains all common areas and home exteriors, so snowbirds can ensure that their home is taken care of throughout the year. The amenities include an outdoor pool and patio as well as private beach access.
Below $100k - Mid $200s
Featuring 1,400 condominiums along the Atlantic Coast, Lakes of Delray is a gated 55+ active adult community in Delray Beach. The well-established community offers snowbirds a maintenance-free and affordable abode for the winter as well as numerous resort-style amenities and activities. With a clubhouse that includes an exercise room, a sauna, locker rooms, card rooms, creative studios, and multipurpose gathering spaces, active adults have an abundance of opportunities to spend their free time at the clubhouse.
Lakes of Delray also offers more than 30 clubs to join, including art club, book discussion, fishing club, and the recently retired club, to name a few. Neighbors also participate in a range of physical and athletic activities, such as bowling, paddleball, shuffleboard, tennis, water aerobics, and Zumba. When residents want to explore the surrounding area, they can find a variety of nearby attractions and recreation opportunities.
Below $100k - Low $400s
Many active adults can find something to love about On Top of the World, one of the most popular and best-selling active adult communities in the country. This gated 55+ community in Central Florida, with plans for 10,000 attached and single-family homes, ranks No. 1 on our list of The 55 Best 55+ Communities of 2020, and for good reason. With dozens of low-maintenance floor plans, a world-class lineup of amenities, and one of the most well-rounded social calendars offered at any active adult community, On Top of the World upholds its reputation as one of the most desirable 55+ communities for active adult snowbirds.
Residents often use golf carts to traverse the expansive community and access all of the amenities and social events. The resort-style amenities span a recreation center, a craft building, a conference center, two community centers, and the Circle Square Commons, a town square that provides a continuing education center, a fitness center, a cultural center, a deli, and an ice cream shop.
High $100s - Mid $300s
Set amidst the rolling hills of Clermont in Central Florida, many snowbirds call Kings Ridge their seasonal home. The gated 55+ community with 2,088 single-family homes provides many of the features that snowbirds seek in their next homes, including ranch-style floor plans, resort-style amenities, and a range of lifestyle activities. And with a snowbird club to join and a regular snowbird social, seasonal residents can join a tight-knit community and find a group of like-minded neighbors.
The 25,000-square-foot Royal Club hosts amenities such as a fitness center, a ballroom, hobby and game rooms, card rooms, a library, and multipurpose gathering spaces that host social events and activities. Some of the regular activities and clubs include bingo, poker, arts and crafts, ballroom dancing, cruisers, book club, scrapbooking, and performing arts.
Low $300s - High $300s
The gated 55+ community Cascade Lakes in Boynton Beach surrounds eight lakes that provide the community with scenic landscaping and an ideal setting for snowbirds to spend their winters. The age-restricted community with 600 single-family homes near the Atlantic Coast boasts amenities such as a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, an indoor pool, a sauna, a library, a computer room, and several multipurpose gathering spaces that host activities, clubs, and classes, such as bowling club, cultural arts club, computer and technology club, hike and bike club, and singles club.
Residents who enjoy leisurely social activities can pass the time playing billiards or cards in the clubhouse, or they can invite a partner to dance on the stage in the ballroom. Outside, homeowners can enjoy the Florida climate in the outdoor pool and patio or peruse the community’s walking and biking trails. Cascade Lakes also has seven lighted Har-Tru tennis courts as well as a bocce ball court.