Exterior view of the clubhouse at Woodfield in Vero Beach, Florida

Florida's Treasure Coast is a prime area for active adults on a homebuying budget of $250k.

Starting in the Vero Beach area and extending south to Hobe Sound and StuartFlorida’s Treasure Coast is one of the Atlantic Coast’s best-kept secrets. It doesn’t have nearly the high population numbers like Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale. But it does have splendid beaches, lots of nature and wildlife, golf, restaurants, and even some Spanish and Native American history.

Homes for sale on the Treasure Coast range from low-maintenance condos to handsome new construction residences. Buyers looking for something in the $250k range may want to consider some of these active adult communities.

Cascades at St. Lucie West - Port St. Lucie, FL

Low $200s - High $300s

Port St. Lucie is one of the most desirable places to live on the Treasure Coast, and Cascades at St. Lucie West is one of the more popular 55+ communities there. It’s in a master-planned community, complete with outstanding amenities, views of the water, and excellent trails and paths for biking and nature walks. There’s a nine-hole golf course as well as tennis, shuffleboard, and bocce ball courts. The outdoor pool includes a poolside bar, and inside the clubhouse, there are meeting rooms, a fitness center, card rooms, and a computer lab.

Resale single-family homes in reasonable price ranges are available in three collections. Models range from 1,257 to 2,473 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Many floor plans have dens, and there's space for private patios and backyards. The beach is less than half an hour away, and the community is minutes from some of the best shops, restaurants, and galleries in Port St. Lucie.

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Kings Isle - Port St. Lucie, FL

Mid $100s - High $200s

Another great 55+ community in Port St. Lucie with an even better price point is Kings Isle. Here, buyers can find attached and single-family homes with open floor plans and upgraded features. Courtyard Homes are especially low-maintenance, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one-car garages. They range from 969 to 1,216 square feet. Houses in the Manor Homes collection are a bit more spacious, with 1,173 to 2,088 square feet, two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. 

Water lovers will especially enjoy the private sandy beach area in the community. There’s also a pool with a patio, practice golf stalls, shuffleboard courts, and tennis courts. The Royal Club is a 15,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, an art studio, a ballroom, a billiards area, a card room, and a library. Residents get together frequently for performances, discussion groups, and bingo. Interstate 95 is minutes away, making travel to other parts of the state easy.

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Meadowood - Fort Pierce, FL

Low $100s - High $300s

New and resale homes are available at Meadowood, a community without age restrictions in Fort Pierce. The most affordable properties are condos, which offer 1,417 to 2,026 square feet, two or three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. These homes have high ceilings, large master suites, and patios or balconies. The single-family homes are available in nearly 20 floor plans with 1,832 to 3,801 square feet, two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.

Buyers looking for a golf community will enjoy the 18-hole championship course. Membership at the Meadowood Golf and Tennis Club is optional; it includes an annual fee, but it gives members access to amenities like the fitness center, social lounges, dining rooms, pools, and five clay tennis courts. The community is near the beach, and Fort Pierce, one of the oldest cities on the East Coast, is known for some interesting historical treasures, including the Navy Seal Museum.

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Woodfield - Vero Beach, FL

High $100s - Mid $300s

Woodfield is a 55+ community that’s on the smaller side, with only 434 attached and single-family resale homes. However, it’s a great place for buyers looking for Treasure Coast homes for sale under $250,000.

Its intimate atmosphere allows neighbors to really get to know one another. Community events, activities, and clubs are popular at Woodfield. Residents engage with each other through coffee socials, parties, shows, exercise classes, and lunch clubs. There’s a welcoming committee, a book club, and a singles group. Amenities include a clubhouse, a fitness center, a pool, and tennis courts. 

Attached villas offer two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one-car garages. Many homes also offer den space, and the floor plans are between 1,382 and 1,727 square feet. Single-family homes offer 1,830 to 2,767 square feet, three or four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. The Indian River Mall is within walking distance, and the beach is a short drive away.

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Eaglewood - Hobe Sound, FL

High $100s - Mid $200s

Scenic Hobe Sound is where buyers will find homes for sale at Eaglewood, a 55+ community with golf and tennis as well as lovely parks and walking trails. A practice putting green is close to the 18-hole championship course, and there’s also a clubhouse with a ballroom, a catering kitchen, and a library. Residents gather for ice cream socials, holiday parties, and dinner dances. Outside, they relax at the pool, play some bocce, and soak in the spa.

There are only 300 homes throughout the community, available in resale single-family and attached models. Buyers can choose a low-maintenance villa with one to three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached one- or two-car garage. These homes have 1,324 to 1,836 square feet. The single-family homes come in floor plans with one to three bedrooms, den space, two bathrooms, and attached garages for one or two cars. Each property has a cedar shake roof, offering extra insulation and energy efficiency.

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