The Best 55+ Communities in Southeast Florida for Snowbirds

Snowbirds looking to fly south for the winter should check out these communities in Southeast Florida.

Active adults who like the idea of a Florida retirement but who aren’t quite ready for a full-time commitment often become snowbirds, spending the coldest months of the year in sunny Florida. Part-time residency has its merits, and the most important thing to do when looking for the perfect snowbird home is to find a place that’s affordable, easy to maintain, and secure while you’re away.

These are some of the best 55+ communities for snowbirds in Southeast Florida, one of the most popular regions for northerners who migrate south when the days get shorter and the temperatures get cooler.

1. The Pines of DelrayDelray Beach, FL

Below $100k – High $100s

Snowbirds flock to The Pines of Delray for its affordable condos and attached villas as well as its easy lock-and-leave lifestyle. The 55+ community is gated and secure, and extra safety watches are provided by the Citizen Observer Patrol, a volunteer group of residents who keep their eyes and ears on homes that aren’t occupied year-round.

The HOA takes care of landscaping as well as common area and exterior maintenance. The resale condos have 812 to 1,600 square feet with one to three bedrooms and one or two bathrooms, while the attached villas have 982 to 1,167 square feet with two bedrooms and one or two bathrooms.

At The Pines of Delray, residents have plenty of amenities to enjoy. There are two clubhouses with pools and multi-purpose rooms at the north and south ends of the community. There’s also a fitness center, a game room, and bocce ball courts. Art workshops and poker clubs frequently meet, and there’s also bingo and a baking club.

For more information on The Pines of Delray, request info here.

2. Park Place Pembroke PinesPembroke Pines, FL

Below $100k – Mid $100s

Park Place Pembroke Pines is an ideal condo community for snowbirds looking for Broward County real estate. This gated 55+ community is in an ideal location, and it offers cozy, low-maintenance condo homes that are perfect for a part-time lifestyle. It’s one of the most affordable retirement communities in Florida’s southeast region, but it has a lot to offer.

A total of 1,028 units in six high-rise buildings provide great views and extra security. Homes are 780 to 1,475 square feet with one to three bedrooms and one or two bathrooms. Residents have assigned parking, access to community transit, and lots of extra storage.

Four pools are available to residents as well as eight saunas. The clubhouse includes a bar, an auditorium, and multi-purpose rooms. There’s an internet cafe, table tennis, and six outdoor tennis courts with lights. Movie nights, game nights, and happy hours are frequently held in this socially active community. Pembroke Lakes Golf and Racquet Club is right next door for residents who want a place to golf.

For more information about Park Place Pembroke Pines, request info here.

3. Kings Point in TamaracTamarac, FL

Below $100k – Mid $300s

The established snowbird club is only one great reason to choose Kings Point in Tamarac when looking for a 55+ community that’s set up for part-time living. This is a gated and secure neighborhood with more than 5,000 condos and attached homes.

Residents enjoy the constant activity and social buzz, feeling welcome and a part of things even if they’re only in town for half the year. Clubhouses are busy with meetings and events, and the pools, tennis courts, shuffleboard tournaments, and exercise classes are fun and friendly. There’s also scrabble, poker, and a harmonica club.

Homes are easy to maintain and perfect for locking and leaving. Most condos and villas have one or two bedrooms with one or two bathrooms. Each condo building is secure and locked. Kings Point is close to country clubs and golf courses, and it’s not too far from hiking trails, wetlands, and even the Everglades.

To learn more about Kings Point in Tamarac, request info here

4. Century Village at Boca RatonBoca Raton, FL

Below $100k – High $200s

Low-maintenance living and affordable condos in secure buildings can be found at Century Village at Boca Raton, a gated 55+ community popular with snowbirds and active adults. There are 7,500 condo homes with one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and between 601 and 1,563 square feet. There’s security and an HOA that covers general community maintenance, building upkeep, and trash removal.

Amenities include a 125,000 square-foot clubhouse; a fitness center; indoor and outdoor pools; shuffleboard, tennis, bocce ball courts; and a putting green. There are party and computer rooms, a library, a ceramics studio, and a game room. Community transit is available, and there are paths and trails throughout the community for walking, biking, or even jogging. Residents enjoy social clubs and get together for bowling trips and chess games.

For more information about Century Village at Boca Raton, request info here.

5. PoincianaLake Worth, FL

Below $100k – Mid $100s

Snowbirds who love to golf in the winter may want to consider Poinciana in Lake Worth, a charming beach town in Palm Beach County that also has a large lake and lagoon. Poinciana is a gated 55+ community with an 18-hole golf course and eight outdoor pools. There are also four tennis courts and a place to play shuffleboard and bocce ball. Homes are affordable, and there’s no additional membership fee for the golf club; residents simply pay as they play.

Condos are in seven buildings with homes ranging from 1,222 to 1,663 square feet. They have one to three bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and assigned parking. Buildings have elevators and security. Buyers who want a little extra space in their winter residence can consider the attached and single-family homes available at Poinciana. These have 1,500 to 2,100 square feet and two or three bedrooms and bathrooms. They’re on a single story and come with attached garages.

To learn more about Poinciana, request info here.

Can you spot the $207,744 difference between these identical homes?

Financing is the difference!

Get the details in The 62+ Loan Homebuyers Guide.

55places Mortgage is a joint venture between Mutual of Omaha Mortgage and 55places.com.
Details here.

Share this post:

We're here to help! (800) 928-2055

Call us to speak with a customer service representative.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get Weekly Updates

I agree that 55places and its affiliates, partner providers or agents may call, text, or email me about my inquiry, which may be made with automated means. I understand that my consent is not a prerequisite for buying a property. I may revoke my consent at any time by contacting [email protected] Message/data rates may apply. I also agree to 55places.com’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The Best Places to Snowbird in 2021

We’ve gathered 25 of the best places for snowbirds, including cities in Florida, Arizona, California, Texas, South Carolina, and Nevada. For each entry, we’ve also provided a list of recommended 55+ communities in the area. If you’re ready to find your own winter retreat this season, here are some of the best places to consider.

A group of older adults socialize within their 55+ community.

Top 10 FAQs About Living in 55+ Communities

We’re here to answer all of your questions about joining a mature living community, so you can feel empowered in your decision. This is the next great adventure of your life, and we’re firm believers in leaving the stress out. Check out these top 10 FAQs about living in 55+ communities.

A senior couple takes a hike in a low-humidity state they chose for their retirement.

Retirement: What Are the Top 5 States With the Lowest Humidity?

There are many factors in deciding where to retire, and the weather can be one of them. Luckily, many of the states with nice weather also offer additional benefits for people over 60 and have several exciting active adult communities. Here are the four best states for a low-humidity retirement.

Lake view during autumn at dusk of Table Rock Mountain in Pickens, South Carolina.

5 Reasons To Consider a South Carolina Retirement

What does South Carolina have to offer active adults? A selection of over 80 active adult communities is just the beginning. These five reasons to consider a South Carolina retirement just might convince you that this southern coastal state has everything you’re looking for in a 55+ community.

The Best Places to Retire in South Carolina

South Carolina is known for having some of the best golf courses in the country, but that’s not all it has to offer active adults. The state has a rich history and culture, a wide selection of entertainment and recreation, and miles of beaches and coastal living.

North Carolina vs. South Carolina

The Carolinas are a power couple when it comes to maintaining an active lifestyle in an amazing climate, but they’re separated by more than just a border. A side-by-side comparison of the two can quickly show which is better for you when it comes to your interests and needs.

Exterior view of a model home at Del Webb Carolina Gardens, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina on a sunny day.

55+ Communities With New Homes for Sale Near Raleigh

If you’re in the market for a new construction home in Raleigh, North Carolina there are plenty of options to consider. We’ve put together a list to help you start your search for the perfect neighborhood with new homes.

About 55places

We’re changing the way people 55 and older are searching for their perfect next place. With a national network of hand-selected real estate experts, plus comprehensive information, unbiased content, and on-the-go insight about thousands of communities across the country, we’re a trusted resource paving the way from here to home. Whether you’re interested in a low-maintenance single-level residence, an active lifestyle or age-qualified community, an intimate enclave, or anything in between, we can help you make your next move the best one yet.

Scroll to Top