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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 - 2 weeks online
$479,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,888
SQFT
18188 Blue Lake Way
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase 9a Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$597,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,801
SQFT
18140 Blue Lake Way
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase 9a Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$495,000
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
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$424,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,450
SQFT
10709 Lake Jasmine Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Tr 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,927
SQFT
10563 Buttonwood Lake Dr Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Tr 4 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$375,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,660
SQFT
Boca Chase #B
10583 Ladypalm Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33498
$305,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,607
SQFT
18074 105th S Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Greenbriar Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,601
SQFT
10401 Greenbriar Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Riviera Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$630,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,078
SQFT
18275 102nd S Way
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Bentbrook/ Boca Chase Subdivision
$650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,014
SQFT
10336 178th S Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Bentbrook/ Boca Chase Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$449,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,129
SQFT
10160 182nd S Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Sec 5 Subdivision

Winston Bay

No Results Found.

Villas of Waterberry

New Listing - a week online
$375,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,660
SQFT
Boca Chase #B
10583 Ladypalm Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33498

Boca Lakes

New Listing - 2 weeks online
$195,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
908
SQFT
8638 Bella Vista Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Subdivision
$239,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
8577 Boca Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$154,800
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
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
$185,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
Boca Lakes #8611
8611 Bella Vista Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433
$199,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
20814 S Vinesta Cir #293
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$169,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
8751 Chevy Chase Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision

Whisper Walk

$304,900
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,508
SQFT
8429 Winding Stream Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
$290,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
Whisper Walk ##B
8366 Springlake Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$324,900
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,382
SQFT
8451 Park Gate Road
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec E Condo Subdivision
$250,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,162
SQFT
8948 Meadowlark Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Condos Subdivision
$185,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,044
SQFT
Section A #A
8757 Windrow Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496
$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 days online
$175,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,022
SQFT
8619 Overset Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
$255,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,162
SQFT
8877 Windtree St #8877
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Condos Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$169,900
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,022
SQFT
Whisper Walk Greenleaf #A
18865 Argosy Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Foreclosure
$291,375
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,654
SQFT
8147 Springlake Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec E Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$234,900
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,162
SQFT
8910 Sunnywood Place
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
$259,999
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
8181 Springtree Road
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec C Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$230,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
18749 Candlewick Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$285,000
Villa For Sale
Coming Soon
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,515
SQFT
8080 Hiddenview Terrace
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec D Condo Subdivision
$199,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
8145 Windgate Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec D Condo Subdivision
$300,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
8112 Windgate Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec D Condo Subdivision
$315,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,345
SQFT
8067 Songbird Terrace
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$309,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
Whisper Walk #c
8051 Songbird Ter
Boca Raton, FL 33496

Sandal Foot

No Results Found.

Boca Barwood

No Results Found.

Boca Flores

$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
$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
$468,020
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,916
SQFT
9185 Passiflora Way
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
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$549,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,916
SQFT
9125 Passiflora Way #102
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
$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
$6,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
6,610
SQFT
754 Oleander Street
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Floresta Subdivision

Sabal Ridge

$249,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
601 Sabal Ridge Circle #C
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Sabal Ridge Condo Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$299,999
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
Sabal Ridge #F
1201 Sabal Ridge
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
New Listing - a week online
$275,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,400
SQFT
Sabal Ridge #D
1001 Sabal Ridge Circle
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
$275,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,400
SQFT
1701 Sabal Ridge Circle #A
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Sabal Ridge Condo Subdivision
$2,395,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,773
SQFT
Sabal Ridge #2-N
750 S Ocean Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Century Village of Boca Raton

New Listing - 4 weeks online
$189,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
3039 Exeter C
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$127,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
3071 Guildford D
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
$110,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
752
SQFT
1028 Cornwall B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$169,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
916
SQFT
Century Village #1019 A
1019 Newcastle A
Boca Raton, FL 33434
New Listing - 6 hours online
$82,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
31 Dorset A
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
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
835
SQFT
266 Preston G
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 7 hours online
$93,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
835
SQFT
123 Fanshaw C
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
$144,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
3053 Ainslie D
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$69,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
377 Brighton I
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$72,500
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
373 Brighton I
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$79,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
479 Mansfield L
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$74,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
601
SQFT
49 Suffolk B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision

Boca Lago

$228,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,426
SQFT
Boca Lago #F
21621 Arriba Real F
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
New Listing - 5 days online
$399,900
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,856
SQFT
Boca Lago #30A
21475 Cypress Hammock Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

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