The Best Communities for Downsizing in Southeast Florida

Active adults looking to downsize should consider these 55+ communities in Southeast Florida.

Downsizing comes with freedom. It means less space to clean, fewer maintenance headaches, and a lifestyle that allows for travel, activities, and recreation. Buyers looking for Florida retirement homes for sale in Southeast Florida have some great options. Condos are especially great for downsizing and there are plenty of those in places like Palm Beach County and Broward County.

In addition to manageable spaces and fewer headaches, buyers looking to downsize want affordability. Check out these 55+ communities that are perfect for active adults looking to downsize into a Southeast Florida retirement.

1. Indian SpringBoynton Beach, FL

Mid $100s – High $600s

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<p>A low-maintenance lifestyle and plenty of golf is available at <a href=Indian Spring in Boynton Beach. Residents can spend less time on landscaping and maintenance and more time perfecting their putts at this 55+ community in one of the best cities on the southern Atlantic coast. There are a range of membership options available, depending on whether buyers want to use the golf course or simply enjoy the social benefits of the country club. Other amenities include pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, and a day spa. There’s also a restaurant on-site.

The HOA takes care of the lawns, the exterior building maintenance, and everything associated with the community grounds. Downsizing is easy with condos that offer 1,100 to 1,700 square feet. Floor plans include two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and views of lakes or the golf course. Parking is assigned, and the condo buildings are in two-story structures. Townhomes and attached villas are also available in models ranging from 1,200 to 2,500 square feet with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. 

Learn more information about Indian Spring here.

2. The Palms at WestonWeston, FL

Mid $200s – Low $400s

There’s no need to give up luxury for the sake of downsizing, and at The Palms at Weston, active adults will find a 55+ community that embraces a low-maintenance lifestyle in a scenic and intimate community. There are only 382 resale properties in the form of condos and attached villas with one or two bedrooms, one to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and sometimes a den. The villas also have attached two-car garages. Condos offer 868 to 1,881 square feet, and the villas are even larger for active adults who want to downsize but still enjoy the space and privacy of a single-family home.

Thanks to the HOA, residents don’t have to worry about general community maintenance, upkeep of amenities, lawn care, or trash removal. This leaves more time for enjoying amenities such as the resort-style swimming pool, fitness center, library, and beauty salon. The community also has a home health agency, which cuts down on travel time when medical support is needed. Weston is surrounded by lakes and parks, and activities within the community include movie nights, happy hours, and line dancing classes.

Learn more information about The Palms at Weston here.

3. Floral LakesDelray Beach, FL

Low $200s – Low $300s 

Entry gate at Floral Lakes on a cloudy day.
Floral Lakes offers its residents an ideal location in Delray Beach.

Floral Lakes is a community of attached villas for 55+ residents who want a low-maintenance lifestyle and a lot of recreation opportunities. The villas offer two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. They also have 1,400 to 1,640 square feet and features such as hurricane shutters and screened patios. There are three models for buyers to choose from, and two of them have dens. 

Maintenance-free living leads to a lot of time for activities. There’s a full-time activities director managing events at the community such as aerobics classes, creative writing groups, and theatrical performances. Residents also get together to fish and play billiards. Some of the most treasured amenities at Floral Lakes include the fitness center, miniature golf course, and media room. There’s also a pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard, bocce ball courts, and horseshoe pits. The beach is a 15-minute drive away, and residents who love to fish or boat will find plenty of opportunities at the Delray Beach Marina

Learn more information about Floral Lakes here.

4. Boca LagoBoca Raton, FL

Mid $100s – High $300s

Entrance sign of Boca Lago Country Club in Boca Raton, FL.
Boca Lago offers a wide selection of amenities for homeowners to take advantage of.

Boca Raton is a desirable area for active adults who want to downsize; there’s plenty of social activity and great places for golf, shopping, and dining. Boca Lago is the perfect community for buyers who want a low-maintenance lifestyle and a lot of fun. Amenities include a 27-hole golf course, 20 tennis courts, and a health and wellness center. There’s also a resort-style pool, a lap pool, and a collection of 13 satellite pools throughout the community. Membership to the Boca Lago Golf & Country Club is optional.

Downsizing doesn’t have to mean sacrificing space. Condos at Boca Lago offer 1,100 to 2,400 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and in some models, an extra half bath. Plenty of parking is available, and the two-story buildings offer attractive views. Buyers might also be interested in attached villas, which have 1,300 to 2,900 square feet and two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached one-car garage. This community is close to shopping, beaches, and the airport.

Learn more information about Boca Lago here.

5. Whisper WalkBoca Raton, FL

Below $100k – Mid $200s

Entrance sign at Whisper Walk in Boca Raton, FL.
Whisper Walk features amenities like five pool and patios. 

Affordable, low-maintenance living is available at Whisper Walk, a 55+ community in Boca Raton. The HOA covers all landscaping and exterior maintenance. The attached homes offer 1,000 to 1,667 square feet with two or three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each home comes with an attached one-car garage, screened patios, and large master suites. 

Amenities include five clubhouses, five pools, and five outdoor patios for relaxing in the sun or gathering with neighbors. There’s a fitness center, handball courts, and places to play tennis, pickleball, and shuffleboard. It’s not unusual for neighbors to get together for picnics, pool parties, and exercise classes. Buyers looking for Boca Raton real estate will love that these properties are budget-friendly and close to shopping, beaches, and several championship golf courses.

Learn more information about Whisper Walk here.

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