Affordable Southeast Florida Retirement

Southeast Florida is one of the most popular - and affordable - retirement destinations in the state.

You don’t have to go over budget to get a piece of the action in Southeast Florida. The area’s sunny beaches, fantastic amenities, and impressive golf courses are within most homebuyer’s reach.

Communities established in the 70s, 80s, and 90s that have stayed up-to-date with regular facelifts to homes and amenities offer especially great value today. Check out these active adult communities with attractive price points in one of the country's hottest real estate markets.    

Lakes of Delray - Delray Beach, FL

High $100-Mid $300s This community of 1,400 condominiums offers its residents access to an elegant clubhouse with a grand ballroom, arts and crafts studio, exercise room, and more.

With satellite amenities spread throughout two locations outside of the main amenity center, all residents are within walking distance of a pool, tennis court, or shuffleboard court. Lakes of Delray has a variety of two- or three-story buildings that offer 800 to 1,500 square-foot units, many of which include cozy screened-in porches or balconies.  

Rainberry Bay - Delray Beach, FL

High $200s-Mid $500s Like Lakes of Delray, Rainberry Bay includes satellite pools so that residents anywhere in the community can easily walk over for a dip.

While some homes in this community can have a higher price tag, Rainberry Bay is able to provide more amenities as a result, such as the stocked fishing lake where anglers can catch their dinner any day of the week. This community features both attached and single-family homes available on a resale basis.  

Whisper Walk - Boca Raton, FL

Mid $200s-Low $400s Much of Whisper Walk’s value comes from its fantastic location. Boca Raton is a popular retirement destination and a unique city with a consistent design due to its strict development codes.

This is one of the few cities in America where you won’t see any billboards – only one was grandfathered in during annexation – and much of the architecture is influenced by Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial Revival.

This aesthetic can be seen in the sloped roofs and stucco exteriors on the attached homes at Whisper Walk. In addition to the neighborhood’s beauty, it is also surrounded by golf courses and offers plenty of its own amenities to boot.  

Lime Bay - Tamarac, FL

Below $100k-High $100s Convenience is king at Lime Bay. Despite having 756 homes, the neighborhood’s condominium-style design cuts down on sprawl and ensures that the community’s clubhouse is within walking distance from every resident.

When a homeowner would prefer to drive, there’s plenty of parking available. Tamarac Square West Shopping Center is also right down the street and two golf courses are nearby. With the majority of its homes selling for under $100k, Lime Bay is a great community for homebuyers who want a quality home with access to fun amenities but don’t need all the bells and whistles.  

Palm Greens - Delray Beach, FL

Mid $100s-Low $300s With its attached and condominium homes integrated into the Villa Delray Golf Course, Palm Greens is one of the more scenic communities at this price point. This community also regularly books entertainment for its residents, from comedians like Peter Fogel to musical guests like the Gold Coast Opera.  

Las Verdes - Delray Beach, FL

High $100s-Mid $200s The beautiful Las Verdes is made up of condominiums and attached homes encircling a scenic pond and well-equipped clubhouse at the center of the community.

Every inch of land is expertly maintained – there are even trees and bushes planted between the condominium buildings. Perhaps this homeowners’ association draws inspiration from the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, which is just minutes away.  

Leisureville - Pompano Beach, FL

Below $100k-Mid $300s While Leisureville is one of the more established communities on this list, its amenities have a unique retro aesthetic. From the palapa-top gazebo to the wood-paneled billiards room to the brick-paved pool area, Leisureville has a personality all its own. 

Honorable Mentions: 

Baywinds - West Palm Beach, FL

Low $300s-Low $500s  

Sugar Sands - Riviera Beach, FL

Low $200s-High $600s  

Emerald Pointe - Delray Beach, FL

High $200s-High $300s