Philadelphia is one of the nation’s most historic cities and is rich with American history and charm as well as modern attractions and entertainment hot spots. But just because the City of Brotherly Love is well established it doesn't mean it's static. With numerous 55+ communities offering new construction homes, the Philadelphia area has been attracting retirees from all around the country.

With more than 50 age-restricted communities scattered throughout the Philadelphia area, Baby Boomers can easily find their ideal low-maintenance home within an exciting active adult neighborhood that’s situated close to everything they could want or need. Check out some of these 55+ communities offering new construction homes in the Philadelphia area.

The Arbours at Eagle Pointe – Philadelphia, PA

This beautiful active adult community in Philadelphia provides the perfect blend of urban excitement with amenities for retirees to enjoy. Westrum began building The Arbours at Eagle Pointe in 2008 and it will consist of just 398 residences upon completion. Retirees can enjoy a private 5,000-square-foot clubhouse that offers a rich lineup of indoor and outdoor amenities that are sure to keep residents active, social, and healthy.

Homebuyers can choose from a wide selection of home styles that are available as new construction or resale that feature modern appliances, spacious layouts, and well-appointed kitchens. Active adults will love the community’s prime location in Philadelphia, which provides easy access to city attractions and entertainment like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and The Constitution Center.

Wildflowers at Hillview – Coatesville, PA

Wildflowers at Hillview is a 55+ community in Chester County that offers new and resale homes. This 672-home community provides a variety of home designs such as attached villas, townhomes, and single-family homes that range in size from 1,529 to 2,311 square feet. These low-maintenance residences, which are being built by Orleans Homes, feature elegant master suites, luxurious fixtures, and options for customization.

In addition to quality-built homes, Wildflowers at Hillview offers five amenity centers and plenty of recreational facilities scattered throughout the community. Residents have a 16,000-square-foot clubhouse, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, spas, a reception hall, catering kitchen, library, and tennis and bocce courts. This age-restricted community is also just under an hour’s drive from all of the attractions and entertainment of downtown Philadelphia.

Regency at Upper Dublin – Dresher, PA

Retirees searching for new construction will find that and more in Regency at Upper Dublin in Montgomery County. This age-restricted community will host just 105 elegant single-family homes upon completion. Homebuyers can choose from a handful of luxurious single-family home designs that feature low-maintenance exteriors, spacious layouts, large walk-in closets, expansive foyers, and covered patios.

A proposed 6,200-square-foot clubhouse will be at the heart of this vibrant 55+ community where residents will have access to an exercise room, a gathering room, card tables, a catering kitchen, an outdoor pool, and a patio. The social atmosphere within Regency at Upper Dublin will also provide fun activities and events that allow neighbors to mingle and build lifelong friendships. The community is located near Interstate 276 that takes residents directly to all that Philadelphia has to offer.

The Enclave at Upper Makefield – Newtown, PA

The Enclave at Upper Makefield is a new construction development in Bucks County that offers new carriage-style homes for active adult homebuyers. This 55+ community will consist of 96 luxurious residences upon completion, making it easy for neighbors to get to know each other.

This active adult neighborhood will also provide a scenic and tranquil environment where homeowners can enjoy a picturesque setting with trails for walking or jogging. The Enclave at Upper Makefield is also just 40 minutes away from Philadelphia, which is convenient for taking day trips to visit the city’s rich historical attractions and entertainment areas.