Tall grass and palm tree in front of Ormond Beach shores at Atlantic Ocean

Ormond Beach is lesser-known than its neighbors, but has just as much to do.

Ormond Beach is not as well-known as Daytona Beach, its neighbor to the south, but it’s an ideal Florida retirement destination and a great place to live. There are miles of sandy shores and impressive Atlantic waves for surfing. There’s golf and shopping as well as dining and fishing. When you need more sun and less stress, this may be your best beach community.

Among the various Ormond Beach real estate options, five active adult communities in and around town have a lot going for them. They have affordable housing options, they’re well-located, and each community is full of friendly people and fun amenities.

Ormond Renaissance

Mid $200s - Mid $300s

Low-maintenance condo living in one of 18 new buildings at Ormond Renaissance is an appealing option for buyers looking for comfort, quality, and community.

Once completed, there will be 280 units in two and three-bedroom models. They will start at 1,248 square feet and go to 1,515 square feet. With high ceilings, granite counters, and underground assigned parking, residents can take advantage of every modern upgrade without having to worry about exterior maintenance or landscaping.

Ormond Renaissance is a 55+ community with many of the amenities that active adults seek. There’s a clubhouse with a great room and a conference room, a fitness center, and a catering kitchen for social events and community parties.

Outdoors there's a pool and patio as well as plenty of parks, a trail leads out of the community and into the local neighborhood, where there are shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and a YMCA. The community is close to some of the Atlantic Coast’s best hospitals and pharmacies, as well as Interstate 95 and the Daytona Beach International Airport.  

Huntington at Hunter’s Ridge

Low $200s - Low $300s

Another new 55+ community in Ormond Beach is Huntington at Hunter’s Ridge, where active adults can choose from over a dozen home models offered by multiple builders.

Attached villas and single-family homes are available in sizes that range from 1,517 to 2,235 square feet. They have two or three bedrooms and special features like zero-entry showers and energy-efficient appliances and systems.

The amenities are impressive, especially for buyers who enjoy unique treasures and special touches. For example, private liquor and wine cellars are available, as well as a bar, a fishing pier, and a great room in the 12,500 square-foot clubhouse which is simply named The Club. Residents also have access to the fitness center and the yoga and aerobics studio, as well as the library and the card room.

Several pools are spread out through the community, and there’s a place for pickleball, bocce, tennis, and softball. It’s close to I-95 and the historic downtown district, known as Ormond Main Street.  

Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club

High $100s - Mid $1Ms

A wide range of Ormond Beach homes for sale are available at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club. New construction as well as resale properties are offered in almost every price range, from economical to luxury.

The community is comprised of 5,000 single-family homes, attached villas, and condo homes. There are no age restrictions, and this community features a country club lifestyle that comes with a number of members-only clubs that residents join based on amenities and other offerings.

Golfers will want to join the Plantation Bay Golf Club, which includes three golf courses, a putting complex, aqua driving ranges, and locker rooms. Fitness-minded residents will join the Spa & Fitness Center so they can access the 7,000 square-foot facility and the exercise studio.

There’s also a day spa, steam room, and a collection of pools that include a heated lap pool and a resort-style outdoor pool. Membership comes with tennis and bocce privileges as well.

Halifax Plantation

High $100s - High $1Ms

Another golf community is Halifax Plantation, a gated community in Ormond Beach that is open to all ages and ideal for active adults who want to spend as much time as possible out on the fairway.

There are a number of membership options to fit any lifestyle and budget, giving residents access to the 25,000-square foot clubhouse, the 18-hole championship golf course, and amenities like the fitness center, ballroom, and meeting rooms. Residents enjoy the driving range and practice bunker as well as the pro shops and chipping green. There are also tennis courts, a pool, and a pub.

Single-family homes, attached villas, and townhomes are available in a wide range of floor plans and models. Residents looking for space, luxury, and style can choose Villa Constancia, a model which has five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a three-car garage, 4,469 square feet, and a private pool.

More modest buyers can select new or resale homes starting at 1,617 square feet with two bedrooms. There are always special events taking place for the community at Halifax Plantation, including dinners, brunches, happy hours, and holiday festivities.

Breakaway Trails 

High $200s - Low $1Ms

Buyers looking for established resale homes just a few minutes from the beach should consider Breakaway Trails. There aren’t any age restrictions in this community, so it’s great for active adults who frequently host guests and family members of all ages.

The community has a clubhouse, fitness center, and swimming pool. There are tennis courts, a basketball court, and an outdoor pavilion. Residents enjoy poker night, book club, and social activities like holiday parties.

Just under 1,000 single-family homes can be found at Breakaway Trails. They have three to six bedrooms and range from 1,843 to 3,679 square feet. Options and upgrades, such as second floor loft spaces, extended master suites, and bonus rooms are available. It’s easy to get to the Daytona International Speedway and the Andy Romano Beachfront Park.