Once a year, 55places.com announces its 50 best-selling active adult communities. However, we also like to take a look at the numbers each month to see which communities are hot sellers at any given point throughout the year. Let's find out which active adult communities buyers were flocking to in January.
We took a look at every sale made through our website between January 1 and January 31, 2019 to determine our ten best-selling active adult communities of the month. If you’ve been keeping up with our previous monthly best-selling posts, you’ll recognize a few names that continually make the top ten mixed with a few newcomers. Please note that this number is drawn from sales made through our website and does not represent overall sales in any given community.
1. On Top of the World - Ocala, FL
On Top of the World is usually near the top of this list every month and this time it’s back at the top. Considering it was one of our 55 Best 55+ Communities of 2018, it’s not too surprising. A big part of the appeal is that it offers so much without costing too much. In fact, this popular community has plenty of homes available for under $100K at any given time. No matter which home you choose, you have access to great amenities across a wide variety of interests and passions.
2. Tellico Village - Loudon, TN
Tennessee might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of active adult communities but the state is a real up-and-comer and Tellico Village is one of the top communities driving that interest. This master-planned community is located just outside of Knoxville and offers beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains, the clear waters of Tellico Lake, and rolling golf course hills. The Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a 27,000 square-foot clubhouse and 6,500 square-foot fitness center.
3. Sun City Texas - Georgetown, TX
Sun City Texas remains one of the standout active adult communities in Texas and around the country. Sprawling across 5,300 acres, this Del Webb community offers up 9,900 homes, 86,000 square feet of indoor amenities, and three 18-hole golf courses. It’s true that Sun City Texas is the largest active adult community in Texas, but it also might have the most to offer to its residents in terms of lifestyle and things to do.
4. Latitude Margaritaville - Daytona Beach, FL
The most popular active adult community of 2018 remains extremely popular with buyers. In the last two years, the Latitude Margaritaville brand has become the biggest in the world of 55+ living and now that the initial round of residents has moved in, it’s starting to take real shape. Whether inspired by the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle or just looking for all their own lost shaker of salt, we expect buyers to keep showing up here for some time to come. We didn’t name it 55+ Community of the Year for nothing.
5. Robson Ranch Arizona - Eloy, AZ
With 4,600 total homes and 16 different floor plans to choose from, it’s no wonder that buyers remain interested in Arizona’s Robson Ranch. That’s especially true when you factor in the various amenities and lifestyle opportunities available here. Your home also includes access to indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, 16 pickleball courts, 4 tennis courts, and an 18-hole Robson Ranch golf course, just to name a few of them. The desert air (great for arthritic pain) and mountain views put this place over the top.
6. Del Webb Southern Springs - Spring Hill, TN
Del Webb Southern Springs is still a relatively new arrival in the 55+ community world, marking Del Webb's second foray into Tennessee. With 602 single-family homes across 309 acres, this age-restricted neighborhood is large enough to represent a wide range of interests, but small enough so that buyers don't get lost in the crowd. With Tennessee becoming such a burgeoning retirement market, we’re not surprised to see home buyers flocking to the next big thing in the Volunteer State.
7. Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch - Florence, AZ
Located southeast of the San Tan Mountains and 60 miles from Phoenix, Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch offers an active adult living experience full of open spaces, gorgeous views, and miles of walking and biking trails. The 48,000 square-foot clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, and 18-hole 7,300 yard Poston Butte Golf Course certainly take things up a notch as well. The inclusion of the ASU Lifelong Learning Center also means residents get a chance to continue learning and improving, something very appealing to modern active adults.
8. Del Webb Ponte Vedra - Ponte Vedra, FL
Located just minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean and only 20 miles south of Jacksonville, Del Webb Ponte Vedra offers a 55+ enclave inside the Nocatee master-planned community. Buyers can’t get enough of Anastasia Club, a 37,800 square-foot clubhouse featuring state-of-the-art recreation areas and fitness centers. There are also 15 acres of outdoor amenities, including a resort-style pool with sun deck, outdoor spa, and multiple sports courts. The Jacksonville region is one of the trendier retirement spots in Florida and Ponte Vedra is at the front of the pack when it comes to the active adult lifestyle.
9. Leisure World - Mesa, AZ
Leisure World in Mesa, Arizona features 2,664 homes with views of the stunning Superstition Mountains to the east. It also offers a lot of different options depending on what buyers are looking for. Younger active adults are in luck as the community has a 40+ age restriction. The community also includes eight different districts, twelve man-made lakes, and even has its own post office and newspaper. The community’s motto is "Design your own lifestyle,” and plenty of recent buyers seem intent on doing just that.
10. Colonial Heritage - Williamsburg, VA
Found 50 miles east of Richmond, Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg provides a unique living experience that’s buyers seem exciting about. On one hand, it offers a modern retirement lifestyle with an 18-hole championship golf course and spacious clubhouse. However, it also drops you right in the middle of a historical location full of sites to explore and recreation activities to experience. It’s the best of both worlds. No wonder it’s on this list.