The joy of real estate in Southeast Florida is that most homes for sale in Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Fort Lauderdale are close to the beach, near golf courses, and generally affordable. Sure, you could spend millions on a sprawling oceanfront mansion, but a beachside lifestyle isn't just for millionaires. There are plenty of active adult communities in the area with homes for $150,000 or less.
Below $100k - High $200s
Buyers who want golf course living on a budget will be thrilled with the condos available at Wynmoor Village in the growing town of Coconut Creek. The Wynmoor Golf Club is available to residents for an annual fee or on a pay-to-play basis. There are 18 holes of golf, a cafe, a pro shop, and a picnic area. Additional amenities at Wynmoor Village include a clubhouse with a fitness center, 20 pools, several art studios, a woodworking shop, and a lecture hall as well as pickleball and tennis courts. Residents enjoy getting together for workshops and classes, and they have clubs for special interests like nature, fishing, writing, and bingo.
The condo buildings are mid-rise structures with elevators and security. There are more than 5,000 units throughout the neighborhood, and they're between 550 and 1,220 square feet. Most homes are one- or two-bedroom condos, but there are also larger three-bedroom units. With between one and two-and-a-half bathrooms and plenty of parking, residents will feel comfortable and secure. There’s also a lake on the property which many residents can see from their balconies or patios.
More golf and plenty of outdoor amenities are available at Huntington Lakes in Delray Beach, a popular beach town for arts and shopping. A number of resale condos are available in this 55+ community for less than $150,000, and many of them have screened back porches with pleasant views. Homes have one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and range from 990 square feet to 1,200 square feet. The buildings have between four and eight stories, and there are elevators and secure entry points.
The Marina Lakes Golf Course has nine holes to play, and there’s also a practice facility. Residents can enjoy tennis, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and bocce ball. Indoors, there’s a clubhouse and a fitness center with an indoor pool as well as a woodworking shop, a library, a steam room, and a theater.
The New Generation Social Group puts together community events, and there’s also a volunteer group and a drama club. Residents can join the bowling league, the jazz club, or any of the dozens of social and fitness groups available.
Low $100s - Mid $300s
High-rise 16-story condo living is available at Coral Ridge Towers in vibrant Fort Lauderdale for buyers on a budget. This 55+ community features 1,266 condo units that offer 500 to 1,400 square feet. Residents live in studios or condos with between one and three bedrooms and one or two bathrooms. Each unit has its own private balcony, many with views of the Intracoastal Waterway or the Atlantic Ocean. Some upgrades in resale condos include granite counters and ceramic tile floors.
There’s an amenity center attached to each condo building. They include community rooms, fitness centers, libraries, card tables, and places to store bikes. Residents enjoy pools, patios, shuffleboard and bocce ball courts, and a putting green. Community activities are popular and include art walks, dance parties, day trips, yard sales, jazz brunches, and holiday parties. There’s plenty to do on or near the water, and living in Fort Lauderdale provides easy beach access and proximity to an international airport and cruise port.
Low $100s - High $100s
Low-maintenance living is available to buyers who want to spend under $150k at Village Royale on the Green in Boynton Beach. These condo homes are small and manageable with 758 to 982 square feet. They have one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and assigned parking. This 55+ community is just minutes from the beach and close to Interstate 95.
Amenities include two clubhouses, an entertainment center, an exercise room, a card room, a library, and a multi-purpose room. There are also two pools and a patio, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, and bocce ball courts. Residents tee off on the driving range and enjoy the multiple trails and paths for walking, biking, and jogging.
Below $100K - Mid $300s
Attached villas and condos are available at Kings Point in Tamarac, a 55+ community that’s loaded with amenities and opportunities for group activities. The main clubhouse includes a fitness center, an indoor pool, an aerobics studio, a media room, a cafe, and a ballroom. There’s also an outdoor pool, five tennis courts, and a bus stop for residents interested in saving money and stress by using community transit. Two other clubhouses have multipurpose rooms, additional pools, and more shuffleboard courts.
Condos have between one and three bedrooms and plenty of lot parking. These homes are great for low-maintenance living. The attached villas and coach homes come in models that have one to four bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and attached one-car garages. Kings Point community events include movie nights, water aerobics, an investors club, and a snowbirds club.