Freedom Homes: Everything You Need to Know About the 55+ Home Builder

Freedom Homes from D.R. Horton offers a variety of home styles to 55+ buyers.

D.R. Horton has been working to build homes and communities across the country since 1978. Founded by Donald R. Horton, the company first broke ground in Fort Worth, Texas and has become one of America’s largest and most respected home builders since then.

D.R. Horton works to provide thoughtfully designed homes for homebuyers, whether they are first-time homebuyers or active adults looking to find their ideal retirement community.

D.R. Horton has various brands that specialize in specific home types and communities, offering homes suited for first-time buyers, affordable family homes, as well as luxury designs and homes geared toward the active adult lifestyle. This unique company structure allows D.R. Horton to be a homebuilding company that explores a variety of styles for interested buyers. One of the most popular imprints of the builder is Freedom Homes.

What Is Freedom Homes?

Exterior of the bright yellow clubhouse at Cascades at River Hall.
Freedom Homes is a growing builder offering homes for sale across the country. 

Freedom Homes is the section of the D.R. Horton brand which specializes in homes made for 55+ homebuyers. Freedom Homes was created in 2016 and has been committed to providing low-maintenance homes located in desirable active lifestyle and age-restricted communities.

Freedom Homes can be found in over 10 states across the country and is continuing to grow as thousands of new homes are built and closed on each year.

Each Freedom Home is crafted to meet the unique needs of the homebuyer, including the input of energy efficient features that help homeowners have lower bills at the end of the month as well as make each home easier to maintain.

What Do Freedom Homes Residences and Communities Include?

Freedom Homes communities feature thoughtfully-designed amenities.

D.R. Horton and Freedom Homes offer a wide variety of home models including single-family, attached, and condo homes. Freedom Homes keeps the needs of active adults in mind as homes usually include features such as attached garages, covered patios, flex spaces, walk-in closets, optional second floors and much more.

D.R. Horton and Freedom Homes has had a hand in building homes and communities all across the map of the United States so it is no wonder that there are a variety of amenities that homebuyers can expect from Freedom Homes.

Common amenities found in Freedom Homes communities include spacious clubhouses, outdoor pools & patios, and fitness centers. While traditional amenities are important to many 55+ communities, active adult homebuyers can expect more than just the average set of amenities with Freedom Homes.

Features such as tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, and basketball courts can also be found at a variety of Freedom Homes communities. Homebuyers can also expect to find amenities such as libraries, playgrounds, craft studios, dog parks, RV parking, as well as fishing & boating lakes in several D.R. Horton and Freedom Homes communities.

Freedom Homes communities also have several clubs and social groups that residents can easily take advantage of. Book club, bingo, bowling, bridge, mahjong, poker, and karaoke are just a handful of the activities and clubs that residents can join, but each community has its own unique options.

Where Are Freedom Homes Communities Found?

Red barn-style home at The Farm at Brunswick in Carolina Shores, NC.
Freedom Homes can be found in some of the most popular markets in the country.

The Freedom Homes brand can be found in 11 states across the U.S., which includes traditional retirement locations such as Florida, Texas, North and South Carolina, and Arizona.

There’s also several communities found in emerging retirement destinations like GeorgiaAlabama, and Delaware. For those looking to stay closer to friends and family, there are options in IllinoisMinnesota, and the ever popular New Jersey.

Within this wide range of climates and settings across the country, Freedom Homes can be found everywhere from major cities such as Tampa, FL, and Houston,TX or more peaceful country and suburban settings such as Woodstock, IL.

What Are Some Freedom Homes Communities to Consider?

With so many Freedom Homes communities to choose from, where does an interested homebuyer begin? Each Freedom Homes community has thoughtful home models and amenities to keep residents active. Here are a few Freedom Homes communities worth considering:

 Carillon at Cambridge Lakes – Pinegree, IL 

Mid $200s – High $300s

 The Orchards at Valley Ranch – San Antonio, TX 

Low $300s – High $300s

 Firefly at Hammock Bay – Freeport, FL 

High $200s – Low $500s

 Palms at SerenoaClermont, FL 

Low $200s – High $200s

 Cascades at River Hall – Alva, FL 

Low $200s – Mis $300s

 Rosecrest – Sanford, FL 

High $200s – Mid $300s

 Jensen Village – Jensen Beach, FL

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 JB Ranch – Ocala, FL 

Low $200s – Low $300s

 Parkland PreserveSt. Augustine, FL

Mid $300s – Mid $400s

Cypress Point – Lake Wylie, SC 

Mid $300s – Low $600s

The Farm at Ingleside – Iron Station, NC 

High $200s – Low $400s

 WildbrookDenver, NC

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 The Farm at Brunswick – Carolina Shores, NC 

High $200s – High $300s

The Landing at Rocklyn – Clemmons, NC 

High $200s – Mid $300s

SagewoodDurham, NC 

Mid $400s

Seacrest Pines – Barnegat, NJ

Mid $400s – Mid $500s 

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