A blue sky over Caspersen Beach in Venice, Florida on a sunny day

Even on a budget, active adults can find attractive communities with excellent amenities in the Venice-Port Charlotte area.

Active adults looking for homes for sale in Venice or Port Charlotte have a lot of options, even with a budget of $250,000. Many of these 55+ communities boast delightful locations on Florida’s southern Gulf Coast with promises of lots of sunshine, easy access to the water, and year-round golf.

Check out these active adult neighborhoods that promise comfortable and affordable homes as well as amenities like golf, pickleball, and state-of-the-art fitness centers.

Kings Gate - Port Charlotte, FL

High $100s - High $300s

Annual and seasonal memberships are available to residents at the 18-hole golf course that’s part of Kings Gate in Port Charlotte. This gated 55+ community has attached villas and single-family homes available on a resale basis at or below $250k.

The golf villas are 1,393 to 1,705 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Some models include an extra half bathroom and most have a den. Square footage for single-family homes ranges from 1,397 to 2,021, and there are six models to choose from with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached garages for two cars or two cars plus a golf cart.

In addition to the golf course and the putting green, amenities include a 30,000-square-foot clubhouse, a fitness center, a sauna, a computer room, a library, a card room, and a theater. There’s also a pool, clay tennis courts, shuffleboard, lawn bowling, and bocce ball courts. Residents relax and enjoy food and drinks at The Lion’s Den Restaurant and Bar, and social events include murder mystery dinners, welcome receptions, and wine tastings.

Learn more information about Kings Gate here.

Plantation Golf & Country Club - Venice, FL

Mid $100s - Mid $700s

Luxury golf lifestyles can be affordable, even for buyers seeking Venice homes for sale. At Plantation Golf & Country Club, there are a number of condos and attached villas that are reasonably priced and still generous when it comes to comfort and design.

Condos are housed in two- or three-story buildings with elevators. They are 2,275 square feet with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and either a carport or a one-car garage. The attached villas come in eight models with floor plans that feature one to three bedrooms and at least two bathrooms. They offer attached 1,279 to 1,765 square feet, two-car garages, and many have dens. There are no age restrictions in this community, and there are 2,600 properties total.

The amenities are also incredible. There’s a private 36-hole championship golf course, pools, restaurants, a fitness center, and a sauna. The main clubhouse provides lounges, meeting rooms, and plenty of space for cards, reading, and socializing. There’s also a driving range and a pro shop. Each of the community’s 20 neighborhoods has its own clubhouse, cabana, and pool as well.

Learn more about Plantation Golf & Country Club here.

Cypress Falls at The Woodlands - North Port, FL

Low $200s - High $400s

North Port is famous for its warm springs and spa, and it’s also home to Cypress Falls at The Woodlands, a 55+ community that offers both resale and new construction homes. Many homes are below $250k, and buyers can select an attached low-maintenance villa or a single-family home.

Del Webb and Lennar Homes teamed up to develop this community, which is huge on comfort and amenities. Many of the duplex homes come in pairs and have 1,362 to 1,650 square feet. They offer two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Single-family homes have two to five bedrooms and up to 3,231 square feet. The community is right off Interstate 75 and just a few minutes to Downtown Venice or Sarasota.

A full-time activities director helps with planning things like nature hikes, movie nights, and candlelight yoga classes. Residents enjoy a modern fitness center, an internet cafe, and both a resistance pool and a resort-style pool. There are also gardening plots available and horseshoe pits. 

Learn more information about Cypress Falls at The Woodlands here.

Park Place Estates - Port Charlotte, FL

Mid $100s - Low $200s

With only 73 attached homes available at Park Place Estates, this 55+ community is able to remain intimate and familiar. Residents enjoy getting together for potlucks, game nights, and other community events. The HOA offers low-maintenance living at its best, taking care of yard chores like watering and landscaping. The clubhouse includes an exercise room, a game room, a lounge, and a media center. There’s also a pool and a spa as well as bocce ball courts and scenic ponds throughout the community.

Homes are between 1,458 and 1,667 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Buyers will enjoy single-story living, master suites, granite counters, and outdoor space or covered lanais. The community is close to beaches and shopping as well as the Charlotte Sports Park, where the Tampa Bay Rays host spring training baseball. 

Learn more about Park Place Estates here.

Riverwood - Port Charlotte, FL

High $100s - High $800s

Buyers looking for Port Charlotte homes for sale that respect, preserve, and embrace nature will want to check out the well-priced homes at Riverwood. This community is minutes from the wildlife-filled Myakka River, and it even has its own eagle preserve and bird sanctuary.

It’s a pedestrian-friendly community without age restrictions, and a full-time activities director helps residents organize clubs and plan activities. The Riverwood Golf Club includes 18 holes of golf, a restaurant, and a pro shop. Also, Riverwood has a beach club with beach access, chairs, a covered patio, and showers. In addition to this, there’s a pool and plenty of meeting rooms inside the clubhouse.

A wide selection of resale homes are available to buyers. There are condos, which have one or two bedrooms and one or two bathrooms, villas with two or three bedrooms and between 1,557 and 1,809 square feet, and townhomes providing 1,657 to 2,040 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Single-family homes can also be purchased in more than 10 models.

Learn more about Riverwood here.