Although we announce our 100 most popular active adult communities each year, we know that homebuyers tastes change throughout the year.
As we head into the busy summer season, we wanted to take time to look at the most popular 55+ communities of May. These top 10 choices for the month are based on data collected from 55places.com, including the most viewed community pages.
Read on to discover the 55+ communities that caught homebuyers' attention this month.
1. On Top of the World - Ocala, FL
On Top of the World is a community known for having a wide variety of homes and floor plans, as there are over 50 home styles to choose from throughout the community. But OTOW also offers world class amenities such as three unique 18-hole golf courses, a lifelong learning center, full service day spa, as well as a community theater where residents can experience concerts and theater productions.
2. Sun City Hilton Head - Bluffton, SC
Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton, South Carolina offers over 8,000 homes and 54-holes of golf. With a wide variety of homes of amenities available to residents, it is no wonder that Sun City Hilton Head is near the top of the most popular communities of May.
Residents of the community have access to the community’s ceramic & arts studios, Magnolia Hall Performing Arts Center, and Hidden Cypress Fitness Center. The community also offers several sports courts such as tennis, bocce, pickleball, volleyball, and softball. That's not to mention an ideal location near popular Hilton Head Island and several beaches.
3. The Villages - FL
As one of the most well-known active adult communities, it's no surprise that The Villages rounds out the top three. The Villages offers residents access to 25 recreation centers with a wide variety of amenities across the community.
Residents of the community can easily stay active with tennis, bocce, pickleball, shuffleboard, volleyball, and basketball courts. The Villages also offers ten championship golf courses as well as a lifelong learning center. If you want big when it comes to your 55+ community, The Villages is for you.
4. Latitude Margaritaville - Daytona Beach, FL
The highly-anticipated community inspired by Jimmy Buffet, Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach, Florida has made this list since it was announced. That trend continues in May, and for good reason, many of the planned amenities in the community will open in the next few weeks.
This new 55+ community offers residents amenities that will bring them a little closer to paradise. With features such as an indoor lap pool, outdoor dining, and a planned private beachfront club, residents can enjoy the beauty of Daytona Beach while staying close to home.
5. Solivita - Kissimmee, FL
Located in the sought-after city of Kissimmee, Solivita is an active adult community with modern and resort-style amenities, including the Riviera Spa and Fitness Center, which is a 32,000 square-foot fitness facility that allows residents access to an indoor walking track, an indoor heated lap, and exercise pool.
Also found there, the state-of-the-art exercise room helps residents stay fit. Between the amenities, large home selection, and ideal location, there's plenty to like in Solivita.
6. Sun City Center - FL
Residents of Sun City Center enjoy access to several pools, spa, and sports courts across the community. Features such as four distinct recreation centers and the community’s close proximity to Tampa are just a few reasons this 55+ community is one of the most popular in the country month after month.
7. Sun City - AZ
Sun City is an active adult community that continues to return to the most-popular list for many reasons. As the very first 55+ community, Sun City not only created a standard for builders, but for lifestyle as well.
This ever-flourishing community offers over 200 clubs and interest groups, with continuous room for more within the community. Residents enjoy eleven golf courses, 19 shopping centers, a variety of sports courts, pools, and much more. With so much for residents to dive into, Sun City is a community that stands the test of time.
8. Oak Run - Ocala, FL
The golf course community of Oak Run in Ocala, Florida offers residents plenty of opportunity to stay active as well as get involved with their community.
An on-site activities director helps to curate dozens of clubs and special interest groups as well as organize community gatherings. The community amenities are spread across five residents clubs, including the Royal Oaks Golf Club which grants residents access to the 18-hole championship golf course and pro-shop.
9. Sun City Huntley - IL
Located near Chicago, the Del Webb community Sun City Huntley offers active adult homebuyers a low-maintenance lifestyle in the heart of the midwest.
The community is spread over 2,000 acres allowing for ample space that is rich in amenities such as an 18-hole golf course and a 19-acre fishing lake. With the added benefit of Sun City Huntley's proximity to Chicago, active adult homebuyers will continue to admire everything the largest 55+ community in the Midwest has to offer.
10. Sun City Grand - Surprise, AZ
Rounding out the list of most popular 55+ communities of May 2019 is Sun City Grand. This is an active adult community with a 45+ age restriction, allowing for a unique atmosphere and lifestyle.
Located near Phoenix, the community offers residents four championship golf courses, five individual amenity centers, the ASU Lifelong Learning Academy, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and so much more. With amenities like these, it is no wonder how Sun City Grand was able to make it to the top 10 communities of this month.