55places.com features over 1,300 active adult communities in 45 states. Our readers often reach out to us to inquire which of our communities are the “best”. As you can imagine, we have a hard time answering this question because everyone has different criteria for determining their favorite community.
At 55places.com, our goal is to provide our readers with the best information about active adult living choices and connect them with local real estate experts so they can make an informed decision about which community suits their needs. Telling you which community is best for you is not an easy task unless we know your specific criteria. But helping you understand where other 55places.com readers have elected to purchase might give you some indication of which are the most sought after active adult communities.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the hottest selling active adult communities amongst 55places.com readers in 2015. Keep in mind that this list is not indicative of which active adult communities have made the most sales. Rather, this list is a measurement of where the readers of 55places.com have inquired with one of our partner agents, and ultimately ended up purchasing so far this year.
We hope this list helps guide you in your decision. We would love to hear your opinions in the comment section below.
This award-winning active adult community is the largest 50+ community in South Carolina that offers world-class amenities, 54 holes of golf, and a variety of new and resale home designs. Sun City Hilton Head will consist of more than 8,000 homes designed by well-known builder Del Webb. Homebuyers can choose from attached villas to larger single-family homes that offer low-maintenance ranch-style designs. Many of the homesites enjoy beautiful golf course or nature views. This age-restricted community also provides a long list of activities, clubs, and events that residents can join to maintain an active and social lifestyle. Ideally situated only 13 miles west of Hilton Head Island, homeowners of this age-restricted community are never too far from great beaches, attractions, museums, shopping, and fine dining.
This gated 55+ community in Fort Mill, South Carolina offers a vibrant lifestyle with close proximity to Charlotte for big-city fun and attractions. Homebuyers of this 3,400-home community can choose from new construction or resale homes in a variety of attached or single-family floor plans designed by Del Webb. Residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes enjoy a 40,000 square-foot clubhouse and an 18-hole golf course that will provide endless options for recreation. This intimate community also has a long list of activities, clubs, and events that allow homeowners to get together with neighbors in a socially engaging environment.
This 10,000-home active adult community has plenty to offer 55+ homebuyers. Located in Ocala, Florida, On Top of the World offers more than 250,000 square feet of amenities that cater to every type of active adult. It has activities and programs designed to keep residents happy, healthy, educated, and engaged all year long. With more than 200 clubs and organizations, residents can learn a new skill, attend a lecture series, join a book club, or build something new. On Top of the World also provides a variety of charming villas to larger estate homes that homebuyers can choose from to meet their styles.
Sun City Center is an established 55+ community located near Tampa, Florida. Since opening in 1961, this active adult community will consist of 9,500 homes upon completion. With more than 11,000 residents, Sun City Center has everything 55+ homebuyers would want or need without having to travel far from home. Sun City Center offers affordable resale homes to larger new construction detached homes. This popular age-restricted community appeals to retirees and active adults because it has activity centers across three campuses with an assortment of amenities. A long list of clubs, events, and activities provide the social setting that caters to active adults who want to live in a resort-style environment along side peers who share similar interests.
Valencia Lakes is an active adult community located adjacent to Sun City Center and only 25 miles south of Tampa, Florida. Valencia Lakes offers luxurious new construction homes as well as affordable resale homes within a charming community setting. Homebuyers can choose from attached villas or single-family models designed by GL Homes, which plans to have 1,540 residences upon completion. Residents of Valencia Lakes enjoy state-of-the-art amenities at the 27,000 square-foot clubhouse. A line up of indoor and outdoor amenities keep homeowners active and social with a fitness center, spa and massage room, resort-style and lap pools, pickleball courts, walking trails, and fishing lakes. An activities director provides plenty of options for residents to participate in organized groups, events, and clubs where they can explore their creativity, mingle with neighbors, or learn a new skill.