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

$709,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,801
SQFT
18219 Blue Lake Way
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase 9a Subdivision
$310,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,459
SQFT
10930 Lake Front Place
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Waterberry Sec 2 Subdivision
$365,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,389
SQFT
11177 Rios Road
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Sweetwater Sec 4 Subdivision
$399,500
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,734
SQFT
Boca Chase #125
11160 Sangria Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$789,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,660
SQFT
11244 Jasmine Hill Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Impressions Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$400,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,459
SQFT
10887 Waterberry Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Waterberry Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$340,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,183
SQFT
10883 Waterberry Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Waterberry Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$384,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,597
SQFT
10936 Lakemore Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Sweetwater Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$629,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,927
SQFT
10726 Lake Jasmine Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Hidden Lake Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$489,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,428
SQFT
18225 Boca Way Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Coco Pointe Boca Chase Par 10 Subdivision
New Listing - 24 minutes online
$724,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,213
SQFT
10099 182nd S Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Boca Chase Sec 5 Subdivision

Winston Bay

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Villas of Waterberry

$379,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,880
SQFT
Waterberry #A
10691 Ladypalm Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33498
$395,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,660
SQFT
10512 Ladypalm Ln #B
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Waterberry Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$324,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,459
SQFT
10917 Lake Front Place
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Waterberry Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$340,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,183
SQFT
10883 Waterberry Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Waterberry Sec 3 Subdivision

Boca Lakes

New Listing - 7 days online
$250,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
908
SQFT
Boca Lakes #191
21032 Covington Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Price Change - a week ago
$225,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
908
SQFT
8891 Bella Vista Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
$249,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
908
SQFT
8710 Chevy Chase Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$299,900
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,350
SQFT
Boca Lakes #309
20870 Vinesta Cir
Boca Raton, FL 33433
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$279,900
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
Boca Lakes #8653
8653 Boca Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$250,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
908
SQFT
Boca Lakes #8621
8621 Boca Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$320,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,332
SQFT
20814 Vinesta Cir #293
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lakes Condo Subdivision

Whisper Walk

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$350,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,423
SQFT
Parkshore At Whisper Walk #G
8371 Sunmeadow Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496
$399,000
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,508
SQFT
8171 Springlake Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
$335,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,508
SQFT
8155 Springlake Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
$299,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,044
SQFT
8732 Tyrone Terrace
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$323,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,162
SQFT
8880 Sunscape Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
$399,900
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
SQFT
8621 Raintree Court
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Parklane Subdivision
$319,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
Whisper Walk #C
8593 Raintree Court
Boca Raton, FL 33496
New Listing - 5 days online
$299,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
Whisper Walk #8593
8593 Jasmine Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496
$245,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,162
SQFT
8943 Sunnywood Place
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Condos Subdivision
$299,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,044
SQFT
8736 Tyrone Ter Terrace #D
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$289,900
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
Whisper Walk/Summerwinds #F
8225 Springview Terrace
Boca Raton, FL 33496
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,345
SQFT
8167 Sweetbriar Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec C Condo Subdivision
$379,900
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
8052 Sweetbriar Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec C Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$395,900
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
Whisper Walk #C
8058 Springside Court
Boca Raton, FL 33496
New Listing - 11 hours online
$320,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
8203 Summerbreeze Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec C Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$319,000
Villa For Sale
Coming Soon
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
8273 Springtree Road
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec C Condo Subdivision
$350,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,470
SQFT
8195 Whispering Palm Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$325,000
Villa For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
8059 Hiddenview Terrace
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec D Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$324,900
Villa For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
8083 Hiddenview Terrace
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Subdivision
$299,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,310
SQFT
8184 N Whispering Palm Dr #8184
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Whisper Walk Sec D Condo Subdivision

Sandal Foot

No Results Found.

Boca Barwood

New Listing - a week online
$239,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
Boca Barwood #305
23099 Barwood Ln
Boca Raton, FL 33428

Boca Flores

$800,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,558
SQFT
21848 Canadensis Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Subdivision
$759,999
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,558
SQFT
21870 Canadensis Cir #201
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Flores Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$750,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,094
SQFT
L Ambiance Of Via Verde #6434
6434 Las Flores Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$779,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,248
SQFT
6656 Las Flores Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433
L Ambiance of Via Verde Subdivision
$3,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,466
SQFT
907 NW 2nd Street
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Floresta Grove Subdivision
Price Change - 4 days ago
$8,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
6,610
SQFT
754 Oleander Street
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Floresta Subdivision
Price Change - 17 hours ago
$729,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,142
SQFT
7654 Via Flores Way
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Royal Poinciana Subdivision

Sabal Ridge

$340,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
701 Sabal Ridge Circle #B
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Sabal Ridge Condo Subdivision
$319,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
Saba Ridge Condos #G
1201 Sabal Ridge Circle
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$345,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
401 Sabal Ridge Circle #B
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Sabal Ridge Condo Subdivision

Century Village of Boca Raton

$159,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
2007 Guildford A
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$137,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
752
SQFT
4029 Cornwall B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$324,999
Condo For Sale
Coming Soon
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,168
SQFT
3039 Newcastle C
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
$175,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
752
SQFT
1012 Wolverton A
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
Price Change - yesterday
$259,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
916
SQFT
3002 Lincoln A
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$184,888
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
835
SQFT
383 Brighton J
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Century Village Condo Subdivision

Boca Lago

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$279,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,216
SQFT
Boca Lago #17b
7944 S Eastlake Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433
$350,000
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,426
SQFT
Boca Lago #8-F
21863 Arriba Real
Boca Raton, FL 33433
New Listing - a week online
$297,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,216
SQFT
Glades At Boca Lago #33-F
21730 Arriba Real
Boca Raton, FL 33433

 

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