By Drew Knight
Thinking it’s about time to move on from the typical neighborhood and into one where you’re surrounded by neighbors with similar interests? If you’re nearing that 55+ age, you might want to start considering active adult communities.
Active adult communities are designed for people that are generally 55 years old or older — in fact, most are restricted to that age group — and usually feature many great amenities and programs typically enjoyed by active adults. From pickle ball to water aerobics and well-stocked fitness rooms, an active adult community has you covered.
Luckily, New Home Source knows plenty of active adult builders who list on NewHomeSource.com. Here are just a few of our favorite 55+ communities across the nation:
1.) Sun City Texas in Georgetown, Texas
Created by one of the most well-known active adult homebuilders in the nation, Sun City Texas by Del Webb can be found just north of Austin in Georgetown, Texas.
This golf cart community features 12 tennis courts, three golf courses, six pickle ball courts, a billiards room, two state-of-the-art fitness centers, a lakeside amphitheater, fishing and many social activities such as the Sun City Line Dancers club and community garden.
At Sun City Texas, Del Webb offers 10 home designs ranging from $209,990 to $562,837.
2.) The Legends Collection at Heritage Todd Creek in Thornton, Colo.
Located less than 25 miles from Denver, Heritage Todd Creek offers numerous collections of newly built homes for active adults.
Here, Lennar ushers in a beautiful mix of social, leisure and recreational opportunities. The gated community is surrounded by the beautiful Heritage Todd Creek Golf Club and features an award-winning, 33,000-square-foot clubhouse. Additional amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, lighted tennis courts, a fitness center and a library and craft room.
Newly built homes in The Legends Collection range from $579,900 to $679,900, but don’t forget to check out Lennar’s other beautiful collections.
3.) CantaMia in Goodyear, Ariz.
After years of studying the active adult market, AV Homes has carefully developed a special community where residents can relax, learn, grow, steward and truly enjoy retirement.
Enter CantaMia, just 30 miles from downtown Phoenix. This 55+ community is found in the renowned master-planned community of Estrella, which is known for its gorgeous natural amenities.
Perfect for just about any budget, new homes at CantaMia range from $180,900 to $418,604.
4.) Lakes of Mount Dora in Mount Dora, Fla.
Our next community in the list has the honor of being named one of the Top 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States by Where to Retire Magazine.
Combining Southern hospitality with small-town charm, Lakes of Mount Dora was developed with a special vision in mind: to create a unique place where people can live in a central Florida waterfront home with classic Florida architecture near one of the most impressive small towns in the country — Mount Dora.
In this premiere active adult community, Medallion Home plans for 950 single-family homes ranging from $219,400 to $659,990.
5.) Four Seasons at Beaumont in Beaumont, Calif.
With a whopping 14 single-family home designs to choose from, it’s guaranteed that no home will look identical. Plus, K. Hovnanaian offers up plenty of resort-style amenities to help you live the life of luxury without that luxurious price tag.
New Homes at Four Seasons range from $251,990 to $396,390 and 1,483 to 2,700 sq. ft.
Drew Knight is a digital content associate for New Home Source.