Homes surrounding a scenic lake at The Meadows of Crystal Lake in Deerfield Beach, Florida

With a homebuying budget of $250k, active adults have a number of attractive choices in Southeast Florida.

Homes for sale in Southeast Florida can be found in many diverse price ranges. If your budget is $250,000, you’ll find yourself with a lot of options. Maybe you want a low-maintenance condo or a home on a golf course. Whatever your requirements, Palm Beach County and Broward County have many affordable homes for sale, especially in these active adult communities.

Here are some neighborhoods with resale homes available at this price point.

Aberdeen Golf & Country Club - Boynton Beach, FL

Low $100s - Low $500s

Living on a golf course doesn’t have to be a budget breaker. Single-family homes, attached villas, and condos are available at Aberdeen Golf & Country Club in Boynton Beach. Offering attractive amenities and a lot of opportunities for recreation, this community is without age restrictions.

There are 2,900 homes built around the 18-Hole Desmond Muirhead Golf Course and the 14 Har-Tru tennis courts. Residents also have access to practice facilities, a pro shop, and a 40,000 square-foot clubhouse. The pool, library, lounge, and cafe provide great places to meet with neighbors and enjoy a beverage or a conversation.

The condos in this community have two or three bedrooms and one to two-and-a-half bathrooms. Coach homes are slightly larger in two-story buildings with two or three bedrooms, a den, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a one- or two-car garage. Attached villas have private outdoor spaces as well as two or three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Finally, the single-family homes offer three to five bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and an attached two- or three-car garage. 

Learn more information about Aberdeen Golf & Country Club here. 

Lauderdale West - Plantation, FL

Mid $100s - High $200s 

Plenty of properties are available at the $250,000 price point at Lauderdale West, a 55+ community in Plantation—about 20 minutes from Fort Lauderdale and less than an hour from Miami. Attached villas and single-family homes are offered in models ranging from 900 to 1,750 square feet with one or two bedrooms, one-and-a-half or two bathrooms, and features like eat-in kitchens, open floor plans, and screened lanais.

Two clubhouses feature exercise rooms; pools; tennis, shuffleboard, and pickleball courts; and multipurpose rooms. There’s a place for table tennis and a woodworking shop. Lauderdale West also offers community transit, making it easy for residents to run errands or get some shopping done without having to drive.

Some of the clubs and activities popular in this community include a positive living class and chair yoga. There are frequent parties, especially around the holidays, and movie nights in the multipurpose room.

Learn more information about Lauderdale West here.

Rainberry Bay - Delray Beach, FL

Below $100k - Mid $300s 

Delray Beach is an artsy, creative beach town with some great restaurants and unique boutiques. It also has a great selection of Palm Beach County homes for sale, particularly in Rainberry Bay, a 55+ community that’s well-located and flush with homes within the $250,000 range.

The 901 resale properties here have spacious floor plans and lots of privacy. Models are available as attached villas with 1,180 to 1,933 square feet, two bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and assigned parking. Single-family homes have two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, attached one- or two-car garages, and 1,074 to 2,800 square feet.

Amenities include a clubhouse, a fitness center, and swimming pools. There’s also a lake for fishing, tennis courts, a basketball court, and two bocce ball courts. Residents have a sauna, space for billiards, and an arts and crafts studio. Painting classes, movie nights, and jewelry making workshops are popular activities. Also, the beach is a short drive away.

Learn more information about Rainberry Bay here.

The Meadows of Crystal Lake - Deerfield Beach, FL

High $100s - Mid $200s

Buyers who prefer a small and intimate neighborhood will want to consider The Meadows of Crystal Lake, a 55+ community in Deerfield Beach with only 388 single-family homes. Residents enjoy getting to know their neighbors and having fun in movie clubs, travel clubs, and volunteer initiatives. There’s a fishing dock on the property, and amenities such as a clubhouse, an exercise room, a pool, tennis courts, and a billiards room keep residents active and engaged. 

Single-family homes in The Meadows of Crystal Lake have 1,200 to more than 1,600 square feet and offer two to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and an attached one-car garage. Most of the homes have screened Florida rooms, which are great for winter breezes and morning coffees. Deerfield Beach is in Broward County, close to Interstate 95 and full of opportunities for golfing, fishing, boating, and shopping.

Learn more information about The Meadows of Crystal Lake here. 

Boca Lago - Boca Raton, FL

Mid $100s - High $300s 

Boca Raton is always a desirable place to live, especially for active adults who love golf, shopping, and delightful dinners on or near the water. At Boca Lago, buyers can enjoy living this lifestyle for $250,000 or less. This 55+ community offers 27 holes of championship golf at the Boca Lago Golf & Country Club. There are also tennis courts, several pools, dining rooms and restaurants, an activities center, and a health and wellness center.

Condos, attached villas, and townhomes are available on a resale basis throughout eight distinct neighborhoods. The condos offer two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and between 1,100 and 2,400 square feet. The two-story townhomes come as two- or three-bedroom models with two or three bathrooms and 1,200 to 2,900 square feet. The attached villas have an attached one-car garage, two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and 1,300 to 2,900 square feet.

Learn more information about Boca Lago here.