With an ever increasing amount of active adult communities to choose from, aging individuals and retirees have more options than ever when choosing the perfect 55-plus community. Here’s a list, compiled by 55Places, of the ten best 55-plus active adult communities of 2018.
Sun City Hilton Head – Bluffton, South Carolina
This vibrant active adult community tops the list for a second year in a row. Sun City Hilton Head is a gated community featuring resort-style amenities and activities, multiple fitness centers and pools, and three golf courses.
On Top of the World – Ocala, Florida
This community is large, with 10,000 homes at build out! On Top of the World has several clubhouses, three golf courses, and tennis courts. The community is home to an endless stream of concerts, dances, and parties, so don’t expect to ever get bored here!
Sun City Shadow Hills – Indio, California
Located in Coachella valley, this community is a perfect retreat for active adults. The list of amenities includes a golf course, two large clubhouses, and activities and events, just to name a few.
City Grand – Surprise, Arizona
This Del Webb community near Phoenix is smaller, but residents cherish its quieter location.
Solivita – Kissimmee, Florida
Solivita, located in central Arizona, boasts the natural beauty of its area, a vast amount of recreational activities, and enough going on to keep you busy!
Sun City Texas – Georgetown, Texas
Three world-class golf courses, two fitness centers, outdoor sports fields, a lakeside amphitheater, a pool, the list goes on of the amenities here at Sun City Texas.
Trilogy Orlando – Groveland, Florida
Shea Homes’ Trilogy Orlando is an energy-efficient community with a 57,000 square-foot clubhouse, with plenty of amenities to please residents of all stages of life.
Stone Creek – Ocala, Florida
Located in the horse capital of the world, Stone Creek in Ocala, Florida is a gated community offering new, energy-efficient single-family homes. The community swimming pools are heated for chilly fall nights, or go enjoy the golf course and bocce ball club.
Saddlebrooke – Tucson, Arizona
At the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this community features a line-up of amenities, social clubs, and activities. Miles of scenic walking and biking trails are a perfect way to spend your evenings.
Kings Point – Sun City Center, Florida
Florida’s abundant sunshine makes this a community to flock to. With beaches nearby, and plenty of amenities like a fitness center and sports courts, there’s endless entertainment at Kings Point.
What do you think about these 55-plus new home communities? Tell us about your favorites in the comments below, and be sure to check out our 55+ Learning Center for more articles, and to easily search for your dream 55-plus community.
Shannon Wilson is a former Digital Content Associate for Builders Digital Experience (BDX). Her main role was to create video content, write and edit articles for NewHomeSource.com and HomLuv.com. Shannon graduated from Texas Tech University in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media and Communications.
Prior to her work with BDX, she worked at a newspaper in West Texas and at television stations in Omaha, Nebraska and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was a multimedia journalist — or a one-woman-band reporter–meaning she wrote, shot, and edited all her own material.
Shannon is excited to be back in her home state. She enjoys traveling (she’s been to 13 countries and counting!) and exploring the great outdoors Texas has to offer!