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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

$332,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,389
SQFT
Boca Chase #B
10960 Ladera Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33498
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$485,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,832
SQFT
11104 Lakeaire Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Tr 9 B Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$345,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,519
SQFT
Boca Chase #B
10940 Ladera Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33498
New Listing - yesterday
$419,999
Villa For Sale
Coming Soon
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,672
SQFT
Boca Chase #A
10895 Hidden Lake Place
Boca Raton, FL 33498
New Listing - 2 days online
$399,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,782
SQFT
18077 107th S Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Greenbriar Subdivision
$699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,330
SQFT
18428 102nd S Way
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Sec 4 / Bentbrook Ii Subdivision

Winston Bay

$329,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
Winston Bay #303s
5900 NE 7th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33487

Villas of Waterberry

Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$340,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,660
SQFT
10512 Ladypalm Ln #B
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Waterberry Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$424,900
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,684
SQFT
Ladypalm Of Waterberry #B
10752 Ladypalm Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33498

Boca Lakes

$219,600
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
908
SQFT
Boca Lakes #191
21032 Covington Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
New Listing - 5 days online
$299,999
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
8957 Warwick Drive #8957
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$179,500
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
20847 Sedgewick Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$175,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
908
SQFT
8616 Boca Dr #55
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$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
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$225,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
8738 Belle Aire Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$229,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
Boca Lakes Condo #88
8547 Bella Vista Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433

Whisper Walk

Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$354,900
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,508
SQFT
8444 Park Gate Road
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec E Condo Subdivision
$329,999
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
8309 Springtree Rd #8309
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec C Condo Subdivision
$225,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,162
SQFT
18554 Horizon Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Condos Subdivision
$279,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
18548 Hidden Way #C
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$369,900
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
8256 Summerbreeze Ln #8256
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec C Condo Subdivision
$230,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
8896 Rheims Road
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
$230,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
Whisper Walk #18805
18805 Candlewick Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33496
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$220,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
Whisper Walk #A
8856 Rheims Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Foreclosure
$263,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
8179 Sweetbriar Way #E
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec C Condo Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$225,000
Condo For Sale
Coming Soon
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
8295 Summerbreeze Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec C Condo Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$359,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
Whisper Walk #D
8316 Summerbreeze Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496
$229,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
8076 Sweetbriar Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec C Condo Subdivision
$349,999
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
8056 Windgate Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec D Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$359,900
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
8145 Windgate Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
$239,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
8095 Windgate Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec D Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$299,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
Whisper Walk #8095
8095 Summerbreeze Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496

Sandal Foot

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Boca Barwood

$155,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
Boca Barwood #202
23305 Barwood N Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33428
$164,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
Boca Barwood #302
23099 N Barwood Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33428

Boca Flores

New Listing - a week online
$900,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,558
SQFT
21848 Canadensis Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Subdivision
$599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,094
SQFT
6545 Las Flores Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433
L Ambiance of Via Verde Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$365,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,768
SQFT
Mission Bay Lakeview Townhomes #D
20971 Via Oleander
Boca Raton, FL 33428
New Listing - 6 days online
$349,900
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,517
SQFT
10251 Via Hibiscus
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Las Flores Subdivision
Open House Sat, Feb 5, 4 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$7,500,000
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

New Listing - a week online
$320,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,400
SQFT
2201 Sabal Ridge Court #D
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Sabal Ridge Condo Subdivision

Century Village of Boca Raton

$115,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
752
SQFT
4033 Cornwall B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$114,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
835
SQFT
73 Dorset B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$130,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
835
SQFT
361 Brighton I
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$99,975
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
Century Village #45 B
45 Brighton B
Boca Raton, FL 33434

Boca Lago

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