Central Florida Retirement Communities - Active Adult

There are a variety of Central Florida Retirement Communities. There are so many different amenities to choose from in a state that is extends 361 mi (581 km) E–W and 447 mi (719 km) north to south. So how do you find the one that is right for you...in the area that is right for you? Well, you can begin your search here.



If you think central Florida may be on the top of your list for best places to retire, here is a list of just some of the many Central Florida Retirement Communities you can choose from as well as some of the facts about each age-restricted community.

La Cresta – Davenport – A Spanish themed Del Webb community near Orlando with 1900 single family homes ranging in size from 1515 to 2251 sq. ft. and priced from $182,000 to $300,000. All homes include a covered lanai and brick paver driveways.

Lake Ashton - Lake Wales – 1600 Single family homes in a gated community with 2 – 30,000 Square Ft. clubhouses, both an indoor and outdoor pool, two 18-hole Championship Golf Courses, a woodworking workshop, a bowling alley, shuffleboard courts, an arts and crafts studio, a lake with boat access and many more amenities. Priced from the lower $200’s.

Lake James - Lakeland – a small quiet community of 216 homes on an 8 acre lake with 9 single family ranch floor plans to choose from ranging from 1500 to 2400 square feet. Priced from the mid $200’s.

Lakes of Mount Dora - Mount Dora – 950 single family homes priced from $200,000 to $600,000. Amenities include 4 lighted tennis courts, a library, boating and fishing lakes, RV parking, a computer lab, a ballroom and much more.

Legacy of Leesburg - Leesburg – 45 minutes northwest of Orlando in a small town setting, The Legacy boarders on a conservation area and an unspoiled stretch of the Palatlakaha River. There are a number of models to choose from with pricing from the mid $200’s.

On Top Of The World - Ocala – A large community of 32,000 homes with a town square, 3 golf courses and 3 clubhouses. There are over 200 social clubs and adult education facilities. Priced from the mid $100’s.

Solivita - Poinciana – There are 6000 homes planned for the 4300 acres. Tuscan themed community that boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses. Both duplexes and single family homes priced from the low $100’s.

Spruce Creek Country Club - Summerfield – A golf course community of 3200 single family homes by Del Webb. Located minutes south of Ocala, convenient to I-75 and the Florida Turnpike and just 1 hour from Orlando. Homes priced from the Mid 100’s to the Low 500’s.

Stone Creek - Ocala – A gated community of 4,000 homes by Del Webb. Features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Terry Doss. The community consists of both single family homes and duplexes. Ranging from 1,500 to 2,500 square feet and priced from the upper $100’s to the mid $300’s.

The Villages - Manufactured Homes, Single Family Homes, Townhomes & Villas ranging in price from the $70’s to over $1.5 million. This is the largest age restricted active adult community in the world and by far the most popular of the Central Florida Retirement Communities. It spans three counties, two zip codes and over 20,000 acres. The entire community is connected by nearly 100 miles of golf cart accessible trails.

Cross Creek at Summertree - New Port Richey - a secure, gated, maintenance-free community catering to those 55 and up. Homes are Priced from the upper $100's including homesite. Amenities include a 9-hole executive golf course, tennis, boccie ball, billiards, shuffleboard, a swimming pool, health club and more.

Here are more Central Florida Retirement Communities - Active Adult to choose from:

Kings Point - Sun City Center – Located 20 minutes south of Tampa and offers a wide array of home styles. Choose from single family homes, townhomes or Villas priced from $34,000 to $350,000. There are about 100 clubs, groups and classes available for residents.



Southshore Falls - Apollo Beach – A 55+ gated maintenance free community of single family homes as well as quad-plexes and duplex villas ranging from 1,300 to over 2,500 square feet. Most homes feature 2 bedrooms plus den, 2-car garage and screened lanais. Amenities include a large clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, bocce ball and more. There are 2 lagoon style pools with hot tubs with a beach style entry.

The Groves - Land O' Lakes – A golf course community north of Tampa. 755 single family homes and townhomes ranging in size from just over 1,000 square feet to nearly 3,200 square feet. Priced from $165,000 for townhomes and the low $200’s for single family homes. Association fees are low starting from around $100.

Sun City Center - (just south of Tampa) – Located near the Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, the community consists of over 12,000 homes and 8 different golf courses. Residents can enjoy Golf, tennis, clubs, softball, swimming, fitness exercises, dozens of crafts, cards, dancing and a chance to read and study at the library. Priced from $50,000 to $800,000.

Valencia Lakes - Wimauma – Duplex and single family homes with 19 different floor plans to choose from. Located 30 miles south of Tampa the community offers over 50 social clubs and classes from tennis and dance lessons to stained glass.

Heritage Isle -Viera – Located near Melbourne, this is a 478-acre active adult community of Condominiums, Single Family Homes, Villas and Duplexes ranging in price from $135,000 to $400,000.

These are only a few of the many Central Florida Retirement Communities that retirees have to choose from. This list should get you off to a great start in you search for the perfect place to retire.

If you are interested in Age Restricted Communities in other areas of Florida as opposed to one of the Central Florida Retirement Communities, be sure to check out the community lists for North Florida and South Florida.




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