Southeast Florida has been a hot spot for tourists and a top retirement destination for many years and for many reasons. It has a tropical climate along with scenic beaches and breathtaking views of the Atlantic coast. It has also attracted retirees from across the country because of its favorable tax climate, access to healthcare facilities, and wide selection of attractions and entertainment.
Retirees also flock to Southeast Florida because they may want to stay close to family who reside in large cities like Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or West Palm Beach. Fortunately, Baby Boomers will enjoy this region that consists of Palm Beach County, Broward County, and the Fort Lauderdale area that offers a selection of distinct 55+ communities, which range from small and affordable condo neighborhoods to luxurious and well established single-family home developments. So if you have family in Southeast Florida, then you may want to consider retiring in these active adult communities.
Century Village at Boca Raton – Boca Raton, FL
This 7,500-condo community in Palm Beach County offers retirees a wide selection of affordable, low-maintenance condo units as well as resort-style amenities. Residents have a 125,000 square-foot clubhouse where they can stay physically active and socially engaged throughout the year. Century Village at Boca Raton features amazing amenities like a 1,250-seat performance theater, indoor and outdoor pool, putting green, community transit, and multiple tennis, shuffleboard, and bocce ball courts spread throughout the complex. There are also more than a dozen social clubs and interest groups that help homeowners maintain friendships with neighbors. Century Village at Boca Raton is also near several master-planned communities, including Boca West, Boca Lago, and Broken Sound.
Vizcaya – Delray Beach, FL
Delray Beach has been a popular retirement location for years and is home to Vizcaya, a 55-plus, 504-home community. Homebuyers love finding reasonably priced single-family homes with low-maintenance exteriors in this close-knit neighborhood setting. This gated active adult community also offers homeowners an exciting and social lifestyle.
Thanks to its spacious 22,000 square-foot Venetian Clubhouse, residents never run out of fun things to do. The clubhouse has a fitness center and sauna, coffee bar, theater, card rooms, outdoor resort-style pool, and six tennis courts. An on-site activities director is in charge of planning and organizing events for residents to enjoy at their leisure as well as to get to know their neighbors. Vizcaya is especially convenient for active adults who have family living in Kings Point, Mizner Country Club, or Addison Reserve.
Coral Ridge Towers – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ideally located in Fort Lauderdale, this vibrant active adult community consists of four 16-story low-maintenance buildings that enjoy scenic views of the Intracoastal Waterway or Atlantic Ocean. Condos range from studio to three-bedroom units and include private balconies, elevator access, and assigned parking spaces.
Residents have multiple amenity centers within the community, which means they are never far from an exercise room, shuffleboard court, or pool for fun and relaxation. Coral Ridge Towers is a welcoming age-restricted community that provides plenty of social activities as well as nearby attractions within a tropical setting. Fort Lauderdale also has some stunning all-ages communities perfect for families, including Progresso and Nurmi Isles.
Four Seasons at Parkland – Parkland, FL
Active adult buyers looking for new construction single-family homes should look no further than Four Seasons at Parkland in Broward County. As Parkland’s first 55+ community, it offers 18 innovative home designs by premier builder K. Hovnanian.
In addition to beautiful and spacious floor plans, this age-restricted community will also offer a 25,000 square-foot clubhouse, equipped with a state-of-the-art center, ballroom, demonstration kitchen, tennis pro shop, two outdoor pools, sports courts, and a putting green. Four Seasons at Parkland is also conveniently located close to Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton for additional entertainment and attractions. This 55-plus neighborhood is also near the beautiful Parkland Golf and Country Club.
Century Plaza – Pompano Beach, FL
Century Plaza is an established age-restricted community in Pompano Beach, making it an ideal seaside setting for Boomers in search of a tropical paradise. This 187-condo complex is situated on the scenic shores of the Atlantic, allowing residents to enjoy a beach town vibe as well as be within steps from the beautiful coastline.
Century Plaza offers retirees a resort-style living combined with a low-maintenance environment where they can relax, have fun, or mingle with neighbors at their leisure. Charming amenities in this beachside community include a fitness center, lounge, library, catering kitchen, outdoor pool, and patio. With a vibrant social atmosphere, Century Plaza is sure to be the perfect retirement destination for active adults in Southeast Florida. Century Plaza is also near the desirable Palm Aire Country Club.
Valencia Cove – Boynton Beach, FL
This luxurious active adult community offers new and resale homes to buyers in the Palm Beach County area. Built by GL Homes, retirees can find a great selection of single-family home designs that feature open layouts, spacious master suites, and gourmet kitchens. Retirees will also love the world-class amenities offered in this 55+ community.
The Club at Valencia Cove is a 39,000 square-foot amenity center that features a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga room, billiards room, massage and steam rooms, indoor and outdoor café, grand ballroom, and resort-style swimming pools.
Residents stay active outdoors while enjoying the Florida climate by playing on one of the pickleball, tennis, bocce ball, basketball, or handball courts. Valencia Cove also promotes a healthy social lifestyle by offering clubs and special interest groups like bowling club or water aerobics that make getting to know neighbors easy. Boynton Beach is also home to the Hunters Run community.