Cleveland has plenty to do and plenty of 55+ communities to call home.

Active adults looking for a home in Ohio have plenty of options in the Cleveland area. The historic Rust Belt city and its suburbs maintain a quaint, Midwestern charm while still offering the fun and entertainment of a big city. Whether you want to downsize, be near family, or are looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle, there are plenty of options in Northeast Ohio.

Below is a roundup of communities in the Cleveland area.  

Autumn Hill Estates - Seven Hills

Mid $100s - Mid $200s

Autumn Hill Estates is a 55+ community located 13 miles outside of Cleveland. This community features 71 single-family homes available for resale only. Most models have two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Some models have a second floor with a loft.

The homeowners' association (HOA) provides residents with maintenance free living as snow removal and lawn care is taken care of by the HOA. There are 12 golf courses within a 15-mile radius for residents to get out and have fun.

Greenbriar at River Valley - North Royalton

High $100s - Low $200s

Greenbriar at River Valley is a 55+ community located about 30 minutes outside of Cleveland. This community features 252 single-family homes for resale only. The community is gated and homes were built by U.S. Homes between 1997 and 2015.

Homes range in size from 1,256 to 2,200 square feet and have two to three bedrooms, up to two and a half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The clubhouse features an exercise room, ballroom, and multi-purpose rooms. Outdoors, there is a pool with patio, tennis courts, a bocce court, and walking and biking trails.

Crossings at West Valley - Brunswick Hills

High $100s - Mid $300s

Crossing at West Valley is an active lifestyle community about 30 miles outside of Cleveland. This community has both single-family and attached homes. Epcon Communities began construction in 2005 and there are plans for around 128 homes upon completion.

Attached homes range in size 1,718 to 1,911 square feet and most models have two bedrooms. Single-family homes range in size from 1,516 to 1,994 square feet. The single-family homes have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-and-a-half-car garages. A 3,000 square-foot clubhouse is the social hub for residents. The clubhouse features an exercise room, a catering kitchen, and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, there is a heated pool and patio for residents to lounge at.

Pioneer Ridge - North Ridgeville

Low $200s - Low $500s

Pioneer Ridge is a 55+ community located about a 25-minute drive from Cleveland. Homes in this gated community are both single-family and attached. Single-family homes feature up to three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Attached homes come with two bedrooms and bathrooms. All models feature indoor and outdoor space for entertaining and plenty of storage space.

Prairie Lodge is the community’s clubhouse that features a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool. There is also a multi-purpose room and sunroom. Outdoors, there are courts for basketball, bocce, and tennis.

Avenbury Lakes - Avon

High $100s - Low $200s

Avenbury Lakes is a 55+ community located about a 30-minute drive outside of Cleveland. This community features 352 single-family and attached homes. Attached homes range in size from 1,444 to 1,753 square feet and have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Single-family homes range in size from 1,467 to 1,973 square feet and have two to three bedrooms, two to two and a half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

The Avenbury Lodge is the community clubhouse, it features a ballroom, exercise room, and indoor pool. Outdoors, there is an additional pool, multiple sports courts, and a community garden.