The Orlando area brims with active adult communities that have every amenity you can think of. From shuffleboard to pickleball, golf to tennis, resort-style pools and enormous clubhouses, you can have a hard time choosing one to like better than the others.
If food factors into your decision, consider a 55+ community with its own restaurant. This is a great amenity for those days when you don’t feel like cooking but you also don’t want to drive into the city.
Here are a few communities in the Orlando/Kissimmee area that provide a perfect blend of going out and staying in.
High $300s - Low $600s
One of the newer 55+ communities to establish itself in the Orlando area is Four Seasons at Orlando. The restaurant you’ll want to try is Kenzie’s Restaurant, located inside the Mystic Dunes clubhouse. It was awarded a Diner’s Choice Award in 2018 by OpenTable. The environment is comfortable and family-friendly, and if you want to enjoy happy hour or a cocktail, you can relax in the lounge.
Four Seasons at Orlando also offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, pickleball courts, a dog park, and walking paths. Mystic Dunes is an 18-hole championship golf course. But for those who take their golf game a little less seriously, an 18-hole miniature golf course is also available. Buyers have a variety of single-family floor plans to choose from.
Mid $200s - Mid $500s
At Del Webb Orlando, residents can relax in the Cyber Café Coffee Bar or make a reservation for Champions Grille, the restaurant at the community’s golf course. Serving American-style food, this restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating. It also offers a venue for banquets and special events.
In addition to the restaurant, the golf club provides an 18-hole golf course designed by Ted McAnlis. There’s also a putting green, a driving range, and a pro shop. Other amenities in this 55+ community include a fishing dock, horseshoe pits, RV parking, and ample trails for biking and walking.
There are 937 resale single-family homes available for buyers, all of them ranging from 978 square feet to 2,251 square feet.
Mid $300s - Low $700s
If casual dining is your favorite way to eat, check in at the Lake Nona Deli & Market at VillageWalk at Lake Nona. This community of single-family homes and townhouses is not age-restricted, so you can host family members of all ages. In addition to the deli, residents enjoy a catering kitchen at the clubhouse, which hosts seasonal parties and potlucks.
Residents of VillageWalk at Lake Nona also enjoy basketball, dancing, and swimming. There’s a large town center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a gas station, and a day spa. It’s possible to run errands, get a bite to eat, and have your pet groomed while you’re at the on-site salon.
Low $400s - Mid $400s
There are several dining options at Cresswind at Victoria Gardens, a 55+ community in Deland. The community’s 20,000-square-foot clubhouse houses The Clubhouse Café, where it’s easy to grab a coffee or a sandwich. At The Village Center, residents can enjoy the restaurant and several shops. There’s also a bank, a hair salon, a place for dry cleaning, and a nail salon. This gated community offers over 1,000 new and resale single-family homes.
The best place to eat within Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is Sparrow’s Grille, a restaurant at Victoria Hills Golf Club. Diners can enjoy lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. There’s an extensive wine list, weekly events, and a venue that hosts parties and banquets.
Low $300s - Low $700s
One of the most sought-after active adult communities in the Orlando area is Solivita, a remarkable collection of 5,900 single-family and attached homes. The local restaurants are all found at Stonegate Golf Club.
There’s the elegant Mosaics Restaurant, which offers themed menus for parties and group dining experiences. There’s also The Grille, which feels like a sports bar and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, the Marketplace Bistro serves casual sandwiches, salads, drinks, and snacks.
In addition to excellent restaurant options, Solivita provides residents with everything they could possibly need to live happily in Central Florida. A sports complex includes shuffleboard, softball, pickleball, and tennis. There are pools, sundecks, and fitness centers with exercise studios. Also, residents can participate in more than 50 activities and clubs.