For health-conscious retirees who have dedicated their lives to staying fit and healthy, retirement doesn’t mean slowing down. These retirees crave a community that shares their love of physical fitness, and there are active adult communities out there that cater to their needs.
These communities have everything you need to maintain your fitness routine, from luxurious clubhouses with top-of-the-line fitness centers and indoor and outdoor pools to aerobics and dance studios and multiple sports courts. But that’s not all. The great outdoors beckons too, with walking and biking trails, beautiful lakes, and natural spaces to explore. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or a novice, these communities offer endless opportunities to stay fit and healthy.
Take a look at our list of the eight best communities for fitness fans. You may find the perfect community that will help you live your best life.
Low $300s – High $400s
Premier builder Del Webb is known for offering luxurious home designs as well as lavish amenities, and Sun City Peachtree is no different. This age-restricted community appeals to all fitness fanatics because of the beautiful Club Peachtree. This 45,000-square-foot facility provides a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool and spa, an indoor walking track, and locker rooms.
Residents can enjoy the outdoors while staying fit by swimming some laps in the outdoor pool or playing a competitive game of pickleball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, or softball. They can also play a casual game of bocce or take a leisurely stroll along the neighborhood’s trails.
Also, with more than a dozen clubs, classes, and activities (like yoga, Zumba, water aerobics, and more), residents can switch up their workout routine any day of the week.
Mid $600s – Mid $1Ms
Anthem Ranch is situated between Boulder and Denver. Residents love the numerous options for physical activity and outdoor recreation found in the Aspen Lodge, a 30,000-square-foot clubhouse.
The state-of-the-art fitness center has all the cardio and strength-training equipment residents need. Homeowners take advantage of the aerobics and dance studio by taking a Zumba or yoga class. The indoor walking track and indoor lap pool are great for adding more variety to an exercise routine. Also, a therapy room helps residents relax and ease their muscles after an invigorating workout.
Outdoors, residents also have more options to help them stay fit. Homeowners can swim in the resort-style pool; play tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, or horseshoes; and trek along the 48 miles of walking and biking trails throughout the neighborhood.
Mid $700s – Mid $2Ms
This active lifestyle community in Central California has an award-winning clubhouse with all of the amenities needed to lead a healthy and exciting lifestyle. Residents have access to the Monarch Club, a 31,000-square-foot amenity complex that features a state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor pool, and plenty of park space.
Homeowners never have a dull moment in this thriving environment. There are activities and classes like tai chi, yoga, Zumba, and more are offered throughout the week.
Mid $300s – Low $1Ms
Developed by Robson Communities, PebbleCreek provides the ultimate in active adult living. This 40+ community has a 40,000-square-foot Eagle’s Nest Country Club as well as the Tuscany Sports & Aquatic Complex, which are the central hub of physical activity and social recreation.
Retirees maintain a healthy exercise regimen thanks to a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, multiple sports courts, and much more. PebbleCreek also brings together like-minded adults by offering popular groups and activities like dance and tap classes, hiking club, senior softball league, and line dancing.
Low $400s – Mid $1Ms
This 667-acre 55+ community provides residents with a rich lineup of amenities so they can stay active and social. The centerpiece of active living in Siena is the 16,000-square-foot Siena Health & Fitness Center. Here, homeowners have everything for their workout needs: an indoor lap pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a sauna and steam room, and more.
Outdoors, residents can work out in the pool or challenge neighbors to a game of tennis, pickleball, or bocce ball. And if that’s not enough, golfers can visit the 18-hole Siena Golf Course or the 39,000-square-foot Community Center where residents can dance in the grand ballroom.
High $200s – Mid $500s
Retirees with a passion for fitness-related activities and programs flock to Trilogy Orlando. This active adult community provides more than a dozen clubs, groups, and classes that cater to health-oriented adults such as a daily walking club, aqua fit, aqua Zumba, and more.
Residents have no problems maintaining their fitness levels thanks to the luxurious Magnolia House. This 57,000-square-foot clubhouse features an athletic club, an indoor lap pool, an outdoor lap and resort-style pool, and multiple sports courts. The neighborhood also has plenty of walking and biking trails that can add more cardio to workouts along with some fresh air and sunshine.
Low $400s – High $700s
Canal Walk is an active and social age-restricted development in Somerset, New Jersey. A 32,000-square-foot clubhouse provides all of the amenities residents need to have an active and healthy lifestyle. The spacious state-of-the-art fitness center has all of the space and equipment required for an invigorating workout. The saunas and steam rooms are perfect for relaxing after an intense Zumba, fit ball, or Pilates class. The indoor pool is ideal for swimming laps or joining an aquacise or water aerobics class.
Residents who like to burn calories outdoors can go for a swim in the outdoor pool or play a game on the tennis or bocce ball courts. And if you’re a runner, jogger, or just a walker, the meandering walking and biking trails can also help you reach new fitness goals at your own pace.
Low $300s – Low $1Ms
Sun City Texas is a beautiful 55+ community in Central Texas that attracts health-focused retirees from across the country because of its world-class amenities. The Village Center Amenity Complex and Cowan Creek Amenity Center provide an active and healthy environment for residents to establish a new fitness regimen or enhance their physical activity.
These clubhouses offer state-of-the-art fitness centers, indoor lap pools, multiple outdoor pools, and plenty of walking and biking trails. Fitness fans love the community’s calendar of activities and classes, which include aqua fit, country line dancing, cyclists, and more. With many options to choose from, it’s no wonder why Sun City Texas is a hit with the active adult crowd.