The Ohio State Buckeyes are the perennial top college football team in the Midwest.

The Midwest features some of the most supportive sports fans in the country. College football fans are possibly the most passionate of the bunch. If you’re an active adult looking for a community near your team’s stadium, you’re in the right place. Here are some 55+ communities located near Columbus, Ann Arbor, and Minneapolis.

Ohio State Buckeyes

The Horseshoe has seen many big wins over the years.

The Ohio State Buckeyes host games at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. The stadium is commonly referred to as “The Horseshoe” due to its shape and was constructed in 1922. Ohio Stadium has a capacity of 104,944 making it one of the largest stadiums in the world. The Buckeyes have largely dominated the Big Ten Conference for the past two decades, so there's never a bad time to spend your fall Saturdays at the stadium.   

The Courtyards on Tussic

The Courtyards on Tussic is located in Westerville, about 15 miles outside Columbus. This community features 31 single-family homes in the high $200K to high $400K price range. Construction of these homes was completed in 2014 by Epcon Communities. The Courtyards on Tussic feature many outdoor amenities to keep residents and guests entertained.

The Estates at Tremont Club

The Estates at Tremont Club is a 55+ community in Hilliard, located about 15 miles outside Columbus. The Estates at Tremont Club features attached homes in the high $100K to high $200K price range. 100 homes are featured in this gated community that completed construction in 2013. The Estates at Tremont Club features a plethora of amenities, including a 10,200 square-foot clubhouse and an outdoor pool with a patio area.

The Courtyards at Price Farms

The Courtyards at Price Farms is an active adult community located in Delaware, about 30 miles outside Columbus. The Courtyards at Price Farms features new homes ranging from the low to high $300s. There are currently 65 homes at The Courtyards and the community features a multitude of amenities, including a clubhouse, pool area, and scenic walking trails. Several golf courses are near Delaware as well as the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Michigan Wolverines

The Big House is the largest stadium in the country and the second largest in the world.

Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan Wolverines. Commonly known as The Big House, Michigan Stadium boasts a capacity of 107,601, making it the second-largest stadium in the world. Michigan football has struggled in the last decade but still remains the most successful program in Big Ten history.

Bridgewater

Bridgewater is a 55+ community in Brownstown, about 35 miles east of Ann Arbor. Del Webb began construction here in 2006 with plans for 631 single-family and attached homes upon completion. Both new and resale homes are available in the low $200K to mid $300K price range. A variety of indoor and outdoor amenities are available for residents. Amenities include Landmark Lodge, a 14,700 square-foot clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center. Outdoors, residents will find a pool with patio area, bocce ball and tennis courts, and miles of scenic walking and biking trails.

Villas at Maple Creek

Villas at Maple Creek is an active adult community in Canton, just 18 miles outside Ann Arbor. Robertson Brothers Homes completed construction of this community in 2014. This neighborhood features 52 attached homes in the high $100K to high $200K range. Buyers will find plenty to do in the area near the Villas at Maple Creek. Heritage Park is located three miles away and features softball fields, volleyball courts, soccer fields, and plenty more. Major cities like Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Toledo are all located nearby.

Heritage in the Hills

Heritage in the Hills is an active adult community in Auburn Hills, featuring 281 homes in a gated community. These single-family homes are available in the low to mid $300K price range. Residents can enjoy activities in the clubhouse, which includes a fitness center and recreational areas for card games. Heritage in the Hills also features a variety of outdoor amenities, including a pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and walking trails. Auburn Hills offers plenty of entertainment options nearby, such as Great Lakes Crossing Mall and DTE Energy Music Theatre.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

TCF Bank Stadium is the newest in the Big Ten and has also featured NFL and MLS games.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers host football games at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. TCF Bank Stadium was opened in 2009 and was the first new stadium built in the Big 10 since 1960. The stadium has a capacity of 50,805 and features the largest video screen in college football.

Bards Crossing of Evermoor

Bards Crossing of Evermoor is a 55+ community located in Rosemount, about 25 miles from Minneapolis. This community features condos in the low to high $100K range. Bards Crossing of Evermoor features 55 homes and completed construction in 2005 by Wensco. Amenities in this community include an exercise room, hot tub, billiards room, and library. A unique feature of this community is its on-site car wash. Bards Crossing also has several picturesque walking and biking trails.

Four Seasons at Rush Creek

Four Seasons at Rush Creek is an active adult community in Maple Grove, just 17 miles from Minneapolis. This community has 300 new and resale homes in the high $300s to mid $500s. Four Seasons at Rush Creek has a clubhouse featuring a learning center, billiards room, craft hall, ballroom. Residents looking to maintain an active lifestyle can do so in the fitness center or aerobics and dance studio. Outside there are several ball courts and a pool area.

Summercrest

Summercrest in an active adult community located in Brooklyn Park, just 10 miles outside of Minneapolis. Summercrest features condos in the low $100s to mid $200s. Summercrest boasts a wealth of amenities for active adults. A catering kitchen for group events is available to residents. Buyers can stay in shape by utilizing the fitness center or engage in recreational activities in the billiards hall. Summercrest is adjoined to Shingle Creek Regional Trail which residents can use to enjoy a scenic walk or bike ride. Residents can also enjoy the variety of nearby parks such as Zane Park or Central Park.