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How to Choose a 55+ Active Adult Community in South Florida

South Florida just screams retirement paradise. There are so many wonderful active adult or 55+ communities around the Parkland area that it might get a little overwhelming. Choosing the right one for your needs and your budget may seem a little daunting and for some even a little frustrating. I want to make this choice easy for you so let’s go through some questions you can ask yourself when choosing the perfect 55+ active adult community in South Florida.

How to Choose a 55+ Active Adult Community in South Florida

What can I afford?

This is probably a great first step to choosing the perfect active adult community. If you set your budget and you can narrow down some of your choices, however, many communities have a wide range of prices from $250,000 up to $2 million or more. Finding the right price range for your needs and your budget should start with how much you can afford. Don’t forget to factor in things like condo or homeowner association fees, if any additional assessments, whether you have a mortgage, and whether that mortgage will include homeowner’s insurance and property tax.How to Choose a 55+ Active Adult Community in South Florida

How active do I want to be?

The term “active adult” definitely evokes a sense of activities, fun, and certainly, nothing like a boring assisted living facility. This is not what you’re going for. You want something that is comfortable, provides the right amount of social interaction and offers amenities and activities that meet your lifestyle both now and in the future. There are some communities that simply have a nice gated entrance offering security and stability. Others go above and beyond with community clubhouses, swimming pools, spas, restaurants, tennis courts, trails, and an active social calendar. Of course, there are some with everything in between so it helps to understand how active you really want to be.

Additional: Are there any downsides to a 55+ community?

How long are you planning to stay?

This might be a little bit of a touchy subject but while you might be lured in by the active part of active adult, ask yourself if you’re planning to remain in this home throughout retirement. You may need significant changes over the course of your stay and planning now for housing in a decade can let you remain in your home longer, remain independent longer, and make you feel more comfortable. Look for universal design features like no-step entries, single floor designs, and wider doorways and hallways. You may not need them now, but you never know what the future holds and having them already installed or available gives you peace of mind.

Additional: How to make your move as stress-free as possible

How to Choose a 55+ Active Adult Community in South FloridaAre there additional services or care services offered?

Although you might be in the best help today, medical conditions and health issues can pop up as we get older. Some people choose active adult communities that also offer certain care services. While it might not be fun to think about it now, if you plan on staying in the property long-term, it may be something you’ll want on the list later on.

What is the management like?

The community may have dozens of perks and amenities but if you don’t like how it is run, this might not be the community for you. Talk to the management teams and other residents to get a sense of how the community operates and if people are satisfied with the management. If there are salons or restaurants on-site, ask how the residents are satisfied with the level of service they receive.

Get to know the surroundings?

The community might be great but if you are five hours from your grandkids or even an hour from the closest clinic or your doctor, dentist, or any medical facility, this might not be the better option. Understand the surroundings and the community that you’re going to be living in. Will it satisfy all of your needs and will you be close to services and facilities for that just in case scenario?

Understand the difference between age-restricted versus age-targeted.

These active adult communities are generally geared toward residents over the age of 55 but not all are age-restricted. Age-targeted communities can be designed with amenities that appeal to active adults but are open to people of all ages. Ask about visitors and if someone under 55 is allowed to stay, whether long-term or just for a visit.How to Choose a 55+ Active Adult Community in South Florida

Visit each community.

One of the best ways to determine the right 55+ active adult community for you is to simply visit a few of them. Some may have homes for rent and some to purchase. Some may have higher Association or community fees than another. Talk to residents, talk to management, and get a sense of the surrounding area so you find the right home in the right community for you.

Thank you for reading: How to Choose a 55+ Active Adult Community in South Florida Contact me anytime for more information or browse listings below.

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All 55+ Homes and Condos for Sale

Boca Chase

New Listing - 4 weeks online
$459,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,352
SQFT
21280 Sawmill Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Tr 9 B Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$275,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,555
SQFT
11126 Autoro Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Sweetwater Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$525,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,864
SQFT
18336 Coral Chase Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Tr 9 D Subdivision
$350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,368
SQFT
21370 Sawmill Ct
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Tr 9 B Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,728
SQFT
18288 Coral Isles Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Tr 9 E Subdivision
$230,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,555
SQFT
11092 180th S Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Sweetwater Sec 4 Subdivision
$570,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,728
SQFT
11061 Lakeaire Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Tr 9 B Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$220,000
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,204
SQFT
10921 Lake Front Place
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Waterberry Sec 2 Subdivision
$349,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,700
SQFT
18094 105th S Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Riviera Subdivision

Winston Bay

$299,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,150
SQFT
Winston Bay #204s
5900 NE 7th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33487

Villas of Waterberry

$435,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,688
SQFT
10715 Ladypalm B Lane #B
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Waterberry Sec 4 Subdivision
$369,900
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,459
SQFT
10887 Waterberry Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Waterberry Sec 3 Subdivision

Boca Lakes

$130,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
908
SQFT
8696 Belle Aire Drive #198
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$194,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
8901 Belle Aire Court
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$189,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
8593 Boca Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$269,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
8532 Chevy Chase Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$149,400
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
908
SQFT
8612 Chevy Chase Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$129,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
Boca Lakes #8645
8645 Boca Dr.
Boca Raton, FL 33433
$173,000
Villa For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
8751 Chevy Chase Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$199,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
20814 S Vinesta Cir #293
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$190,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
Boca Lakes Condo #273
20842 Boca Lakes Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
$160,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
Boca Lakes #153
8726 Chevy Chase Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433
$175,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
908
SQFT
8730 Chevy Chase Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$179,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
8703 Bella Vista Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$168,500
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
8920 Warwick Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$115,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
20905 Sedgewick Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$165,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
20830 Wendall Terrace
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$128,500
Villa For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
908
SQFT
Boca Lakes #183
8540 Chevy Chase Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433

Whisper Walk

New Listing - 2 weeks online
$304,900
Villa For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,508
SQFT
8429 Winding Stream Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
$124,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
863
SQFT
18711 Candlewick Drive #C
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$225,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,162
SQFT
8689 Sunbird Place
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Condos Subdivision
$175,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
8052 Sweetbriar Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$274,999
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
8263 Whispering Palm Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec D Condo Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$329,900
Villa For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,508
SQFT
Whisper Walk #A
8199 Springlake Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33496
$259,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,615
SQFT
8053 Summerview Terrace
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec D Condo Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$249,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
8042 Summerview Terrace
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec D Condo Subdivision

Sandal Foot

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Boca Barwood

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Boca Flores

New Listing - 4 weeks online
$487,605
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,542
SQFT
9114 Passiflora Way #27-101
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$511,300
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,542
SQFT
9114 Passiflora Way #27-101
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$468,020
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,916
SQFT
9114 Passiflora Way
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Condo Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$649,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,558
SQFT
21882 Canadensis Cir #202
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$585,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,916
SQFT
21842 Canadensis Cir #101
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Condo Subdivision
$689,790
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,558
SQFT
9118 Passiflora Way
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Condo Subdivision
$549,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,951
SQFT
Boca Flores #9123
9123 Passiflora Way
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$599,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,558
SQFT
9127 Passiflora Way #201
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Condo Subdivision
$459,650
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,542
SQFT
9188 Passiflora Way
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Subdivision
$629,680
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,916
SQFT
9114 Passiflora Way
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Condo Subdivision
$439,105
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,542
SQFT
9147 Passiflora Way
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Subdivision
$450,000
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,108
SQFT
6354 Las Flores Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
L Ambiance of Via Verde Subdivision
$2,580,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,378
SQFT
903 NW 2nd Street
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Floresta Grove Subdivision
$2,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,466
SQFT
901 NW 2nd Street
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Floresta Grove Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$389,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,642
SQFT
Las Flores Mission Bay #2
20930 E Via Oleander
Boca Raton, FL 33428
$3,580,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,511
SQFT
770 Alamanda Street
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Floresta Add To Boca Raton Lt 5 Blk 2 Subdivision

Sabal Ridge

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$235,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
Sabal Ridge #G
1701 Sabal Ridge Circle
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
$280,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,400
SQFT
Sabal Ridge #D
501 Sabal Ridge Cir
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
$195,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1501 Sabal Ridge #B
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Sabal Ridge Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$2,495,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,773
SQFT
Sabal Ridge #2-N
750 S Ocean Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432
$3,400,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,773
SQFT
Sabal Ridge #14-N
750 S Ocean Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Century Village of Boca Raton

$99,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
Century Village #1028
1028 Exeter B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
$109,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
1027 Guildford B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$164,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
1067 Guildford D
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$116,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
3030 Guildford B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$110,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
752
SQFT
1028 Cornwall B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$164,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
3015 Cornwall A
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$129,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
916
SQFT
3051 Newcastle C
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$65,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
223 Dorset F
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$122,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
835
SQFT
266 Preston G
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$73,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
412 Fanshaw J
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$64,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
601
SQFT
63 Fanshaw B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$89,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
916
SQFT
4055 Lincoln C
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$144,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
3053 Ainslie D
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$69,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
415 Brighton J #415
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$72,500
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
373 Brighton I
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$69,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
Century Village #275 G
275 Brighton G
Boca Raton, FL 33434

Boca Lago

New Listing - 4 weeks online
$175,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,216
SQFT
Vistas Of Boca Lago #5e
21633 Juego Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33433
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$238,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,426
SQFT
Boca Lago #F
21621 Arriba Real F
Boca Raton, FL 33433
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$189,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,216
SQFT
Boca Lago #1-H
21621 Arriba Real
Boca Raton, FL 33433
$412,500
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,178
SQFT
Boca Lago #31B
21481 Cypress Hammock Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

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