Gated 55+ Communities in Miami-Dade County

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Here are several gated communities near Miami for 55+ homebuyers.

Southeast Florida is a dream destination for active adults. Miles of Atlantic coastline give residents unparalleled views and enviable beach access. This section of the Sunshine State is made up of four counties: Monroe, Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade includes the vibrant city of Miami, several other popular cities, and a large swath of Florida’s natural landscape. Residents can enjoy the culture and buzz of the county’s cities, and they can get away from it all in the Everglades National Park.

If you’re thinking about retiring to sun-soaked Miami-Dade County, where will you live? This part of Florida is home to plenty of gated communities built for the active adult lifestyle. Explore these five 55+ communities to decide if one is right for you.

Biscaya – Aventura, FL

Mid $100s – Mid $200s

The view from Biscaya in Aventura, Florida on a sunny day.

Biscaya is a beautiful, 55+ community in Aventura. The gated community dates back to the 1970s, making it a well-established option for those seeking a home that caters to an active lifestyle.

Like the other gated communities in Aventura, Biscaya has a convenient location. In addition to the area’s health care providers and grocery stores, you can also enjoy many restaurants, bars, and shops. Plus, visiting grandkids will love being near Miami Seaquarium.

The gated community has 290 condos ideal for residents who are looking to downsize. Floor plans range from 717 square feet to 1,083 square feet. You can opt for one or two bedrooms and one to two-and-a-half bathrooms. Each condo comes with an assigned parking space. Expect to find features like updated kitchen appliances, spacious master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, walk-in closets, and balconies. Biscaya also equips its homes with hurricane shutters.

The HOA at Biscaya handles exterior maintenance and common spaces, leaving you time to enjoy the community’s amenities and the surrounding area.

You’ll find plenty of ways to socialize with your neighbors in this smaller community. Biscaya has a barbecue area and a clubroom with billiards. You can also take advantage of the community’s fitness center. After a good workout, relax your sore muscles in the sauna.

Outside, you’ll find a heated pool and a large patio for soaking up Florida’s gorgeous sunshine. If you want to get out and about on your bike, Biscaya also has dedicated bike storage. Aventura is home to plenty of scenic trails for biking and walking.

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