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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.

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All 55+ Homes and Condos for Sale

Boca Chase

Foreclosure
$362,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,660
SQFT
21281 Millbrook Ct
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Tr 09b Subdivision
$424,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,087
SQFT
21361 Sawmill Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
IMPRESSIONS Subdivision
$249,700
Villa For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,459
SQFT
10948 Hidden Lake Place
Boca Raton, FL 33498
WATERBERRY Subdivision
$239,900
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,380
SQFT
10923 Hidden Lake Place
Boca Raton, FL 33498
WATERBERRY VILLAS Subdivision
$257,000
Townhouse For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,459
SQFT
10812 Waterberry Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33498
WATERBERRY SEC 3 Subdivision
$330,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,709
SQFT
10498 180th S Place
Boca Raton, FL 33498
WATERBERRY HOMES Subdivision
Open House Sat, Jan 16, 2 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$319,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,697
SQFT
18104 105th S Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33498
RIVIERA Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$489,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Backup
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,063
SQFT
18340 181st S Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33498
BOCA CHASE SEC 5 Subdivision

Winston Bay

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Villas of Waterberry

$330,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,709
SQFT
10498 180th S Place
Boca Raton, FL 33498
WATERBERRY HOMES Subdivision
$257,000
Townhouse For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,459
SQFT
10812 Waterberry Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33498
WATERBERRY SEC 3 Subdivision
$240,000
Townhouse For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,482
SQFT
10957 Hidden Lake Place
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Waterberry Subdivision
$369,900
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,459
SQFT
10887 Waterberry Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
WATERBERRY SEC 3 Subdivision

Boca Lakes

Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$169,500
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
20856 Wendall Terrace #61
Boca Raton, FL 33433
BOCA LAKES CONDO Subdivision
$269,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
8532 Chevy Chase Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
BOCA LAKES CONDO Subdivision
$149,999
Condo For Sale
Backup
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
8565 Bella Vista Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
BOCA LAKES CONDO Subdivision
$159,999
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
20871 Wendall Terrace
Boca Raton, FL 33433
BOCA LAKES CONDO Subdivision
$139,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
Boca Lakes #8645
8645 Boca Dr.
Boca Raton, FL 33433
New Listing - 5 days online
$199,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
20814 S Vinesta Cir #293
Boca Raton, FL 33433
BOCA LAKES CONDO Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$129,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
Boca Lakes #62
20860 Wendall Ter
Boca Raton, FL 33433
$175,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
8730 Chevy Chase Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
BOCA LAKES CONDO Subdivision
$155,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
8612 Chevy Chase Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
BOCA LAKES CONDO Subdivision
$115,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
20905 Sedgewick Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
BOCA LAKES CONDO Subdivision
$122,500
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
Boca Lakes #98
8634 Bella Vista Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
$175,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
Boca Lakes #191
21032 Covington Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433

Whisper Walk

$257,900
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,569
SQFT
Whisper Walk/Parkshore #B
8355 Sunmeadow Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496
$148,500
Villa For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
863
SQFT
8585 Dreamside Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK Subdivision
$251,000
Villa For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,382
SQFT
8314 Springlake Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK SEC E CONDO Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$252,900
Villa For Sale
Backup
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
8657 Flamingo Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$175,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,044
SQFT
8817 Echo Lane #D
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK Subdivision
$124,900
Condo For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
863
SQFT
18711 Candlewick Drive #C
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK Subdivision
$139,900
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,044
SQFT
8837 Echo Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK Subdivision
$154,900
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
18810 Schooner Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$160,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
863
SQFT
8641 Dreamside Lane #C
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK Subdivision
$159,900
Villa For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,162
SQFT
8593 Sunbird Place
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK Subdivision
$179,900
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
Whsper Walk #B
8070 Springtree Road
Boca Raton, FL 33496
$225,000
Villa For Sale
Backup
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
Whisper Walk #C
8058 Springside Court
Boca Raton, FL 33496
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$268,000
Villa For Sale
Backup
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,260
SQFT
8156 Sweetbriar Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK SEC C CONDO Subdivision
Foreclosure
$152,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
8309 Springtree Road
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK Subdivision
Foreclosure
$219,900
Condo For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
SQFT
8064 Sweetbriar Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK SEC C CONDO Subdivision
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Backup
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
Whisper Walk #C
8960 Meadowlark Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496
New Listing - a week online
$219,999
Villa For Sale
Backup
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,162
SQFT
Whisper Walk/Parklane #A
8941 Sunnywood Place
Boca Raton, FL 33496
$215,000
Villa For Sale
Backup
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
8046 Summerview Ter
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK Subdivision
$205,900
Villa For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
8056 Windgate Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
WHISPER WALK SEC D CONDO Subdivision

Sandal Foot

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Boca Barwood

$147,000
Condo For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,398
SQFT
Boca Barwood #101
23277 Barwood N Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33428
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$255,500
Villa For Sale
Backup
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,466
SQFT
23281 Barlake Drive Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Lakes of Boca Barwood Subdivision

Boca Flores

$409,860
Condo For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,542
SQFT
21921 Canadensis Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Subdivision
$489,220
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
21984 Canadensis Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Subdivision
$509,885
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
21982 Canadensis Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Subdivision
$584,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,558
SQFT
Boca Flores #202
21848 Canadensis Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33428
$508,725
Condo For Sale
Contingent
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,510
SQFT
21826 Canadensis Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Subdivision
$428,460
Condo For Sale
Contingent
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,542
SQFT
9177 Passiflora Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Subdivision
$689,790
Condo For Sale
Contingent
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,558
SQFT
9118 Passiflora Way
Boca Raton, FL 33428
BOCA FLORES CONDO Subdivision
$546,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,951
SQFT
Boca Flores #9123
9123 Passiflora Way
Boca Raton, FL 33428
$629,680
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,916
SQFT
9114 Passiflora Way
Boca Raton, FL 33428
BOCA FLORES CONDO Subdivision
$450,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,108
SQFT
6354 Las Flores Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
L AMBIANCE OF VIA VERDE Subdivision
$369,000
Townhouse For Sale
Backup
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,981
SQFT
6349 Las Flores Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
L AMBIANCE OF VIA VERDE Subdivision
Price Change - 3 days ago
$374,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,902
SQFT
Mission Bay #4
20951 Via Alamanda
Boca Raton, FL 33428
$330,000
Townhouse For Sale
Backup
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,798
SQFT
Las Flores #5
20951 Via Azalea
Boca Raton, FL 33428
$2,825,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,466
SQFT
906 NW 2nd Street
Boca Raton, FL 33486
FLORESTA GROVE Subdivision

Sabal Ridge

Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$257,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
1801 Sabal Ridge Court #G
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
SABAL RIDGE CONDO Subdivision
$2,100,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,773
SQFT
Sabal Ridge #2-N
750 S Ocean Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432
$3,400,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,773
SQFT
Sabal Ridge #14-N
750 S Ocean Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,750,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,773
SQFT
Sabal Ridge #3-S
750 S Ocean Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Century Village of Boca Raton

$122,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
Century Village #1028
1028 Exeter B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$164,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
1067 Guildford D
Boca Raton, FL 33434
CENTURY VILLAGE CONDO Subdivision
$125,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
3030 Guildford B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
CENTURY VILLAGE CONDO Subdivision
$149,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
3019 Cornwall A
Boca Raton, FL 33434
CENTURY VILLAGE CONDO Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$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 - 4 weeks online
$194,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
916
SQFT
Century Village #3049 C
3049 Wolverton C
Boca Raton, FL 33434
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$65,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
223 Dorset F
Boca Raton, FL 33434
CENTURY VILLAGE CONDO Subdivision
$49,900
Condo For Sale
Backup
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
601
SQFT
77 Preston B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
CENTURY VILLAGE CONDO Subdivision
$122,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
835
SQFT
266 Preston G
Boca Raton, FL 33434
CENTURY VILLAGE CONDO Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$78,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
356 Mansfield I
Boca Raton, FL 33434
CENTURY VILLAGE CONDO Subdivision
$120,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
835
SQFT
Century Village #445
445 Mansfield K
Boca Raton, FL 33434
$94,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
835
SQFT
241 Preston F
Boca Raton, FL 33434
CENTURY VILLAGE CONDO Subdivision
$159,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
916
SQFT
2057 Yarmouth C
Boca Raton, FL 33434
CENTURY VILLAGE CONDO Subdivision
$119,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
835
SQFT
10 Suffolk A
Boca Raton, FL 33434
CENTURY VILLAGE CONDO Subdivision

Boca Lago

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