Retirement Communities in Florida: Our Top 5 Picks

If you’re looking for retirement communities in Florida, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 5 retirement communities where you can enjoy sunshine all year round! 

Hacienda Del Rio – Edgewater, FL

This is one of the best retirement communities in Florida, located right on the Intracoastal Waterway in Edgewater, FL. Hacienda Del Rio provides a rewarding, active and fun-filled retirement lifestyle. The gated community features two clubhouses, two fishing piers, two swimming pools, and a boat launch. 

If you enjoy playing sports, you’ll love their pickleball, billiards, gym, horseshoe, ping pong, and tennis facilities. But if you prefer to sit back, relax, and enjoy the peacefulness of your serene surroundings, you can easily find yourself in the backyard admiring the beautiful views of freshwater lakes around the community. 

If this sounds like your cup of tea, check out our available listings in Hacienda Del Rio. Call us if you want to schedule a private viewing of our properties here! 

Whisperwood – Deland, FL

Whisperwood is an award winning 55+ Manufactured Home Community with a true residential feel. Located just minutes from historic downtown Deland, there are so many reasons why this is one of the best retirement communities in the Sunshine State. 

This ideal community is full of activities and top notch amenities: two pools, a “Pitch and Putt” 9-hole golf course with updated Jack Nicklaus greens, multiple lakes, a Veteran’s Memorial, shuffleboard, and bocce ball courts. The Whisperwood clubhouse features a large ballroom with charming views of the semi-tropical landscape and lake with fountains, a library, card room and billiard room. 

You have to see this community for yourself! Contact us today to schedule a private viewing of our available properties here. 

Plantation Oaks – Flagler Beach, FL

This gated retirement community consists of contemporary manufactured homes, nestled in natural open spaces and wooded preservation areas just off of exit 278 on I-95. The prime location of this community is only 6 miles away from the lovely beaches. 

Plantation Oaks’ amenities include a clubhouse, a fitness center, a pool, a library, and facilities for sporting activities such as billiards, bocce ball, pickleball, tennis, shuffleboard, and many more. This high-quality community is filled with fun activities and beautiful scenery. Additionally, it is only minutes from shopping, hospitals, banks, and fine dining. 

If you’re ready to get the ball rolling and find your dream home in this incredible community, contact us today to view our available listings

Tanglewood – Sebring, FL 

Tanglewood is definitely Central Florida’s ultimate active retirement community. It is close to all the action–only 1 hour to theme parks and 1.5 hours to either coast. This gated community is 350 acres, giving off a very charming small-town America feel. You can enjoy shopping, fine dining, beautiful lakes and state parks just outside the gates. 

Tanglewood’s amenities feature an amazing clubhouse, a pool with lap lanes and jetted area for relaxation, a dog park, a dog agility training course, a wood working and glass shop, and also facilities for various sporting activities such as pickleball, basketball, tennis, shuffleboard, and many more. It has everything you could possibly dream of! 

Check out our available listings or have a virtual tour of this amazing location. Contact us to schedule a private viewing of Tanglewood today! 

Lakes At Leesburg – Leesburg, FL

If you’re looking to kick back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor, Lakes at Leesburg can offer the resort lifestyle you’ve been longing for. Located in Leesburg, FL, this gated retirement community is close to shopping, restaurants, hospitals and either coast. 

Santa on golf cart sled pulled by 9 flying pink flamingos with antlers, one with a glowing red nose, at the Lakes at Leesburg annual golf cart parade

Residents of Lakes at Leesburg actively participate together in a variety of activities that range from poker and bingo to potlucks and morning yoga. They even have multiple golf cart parades throughout the year!

The enticing amenities for this resort-style community feature a community center, a community kitchen, a fishing pond, a library, a 9-hole golf course, a picnic and BBQ area, a shuffleboard court, a heated swimming pool, and many more. You’ll never get bored with the myriad of things to do on-site. 

See the cozy and spacious homes available in this community. Give us a call today to schedule a viewing of the community and home of your dreams!

If you need more help finding ideal retirement communities, contact us to get started. With over 38 years of experience, our agents are committed to helping you find your perfect home!

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