Best Active Adult Communities

If you are ready to live in a community with your peers, these communities that cater to the 55+ market are ready to meet your needs. Each has an active social calendar with plenty of planned and unplanned activities from golf to fitness to social clubs.

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Traditions of America

Pennsylvania—For over 20 years, Traditions of America has been building quality homes and improving lives for the 55+ market in Pennsylvania. The owners meet with homeowners each week to learn what’s most important to their residents to serve the needs of active adults. With neighborhoods in seven destinations throughout Pennsylvania, they make it easy to stay close to family in the Northeast. The custom homes are low-maintenance so residents have time to live the active adult lifestyle. Each home the homeowner’s unique style and needs.

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Del Webb

Del Webb communities allow you to live life to the fullest every day. The outdoor resort-style swimming pool will allow you to soak up the sun beside sparkling waters. The advanced fitness center will offer state-of-the-art exercise equipment, fitness classes and a heated indoor pool. Pickleball and tennis courts will make it easy to pick up a quick game any time. You can choose from a variety of clubs and social organizations and meet friends who share your interests.

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ICI Homes

Daytona Beach, Florida — ICI Homes has built more than 30 premier active-adult communities all over Florida, including the Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Daytona Beach areas, as well as in the Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia markets. The company is widely recognized for its professional design services that result in custom homes produced by the finest regional architects and craftsmen. Energy-saving features and rigorous environmental standards consistently place ICI Homes among the Top 100 Builders in the nation. Their overall customer satisfaction of 95% is also among the industry leaders.

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Lennar has built top-quality homes in more than 40 popular markets across 18 states since its beginnings in 1954. Lennar’s communities for residents 55 and older feature carefree lifestyles with superb amenities. From Arizona’s Victory at Verrado development near Phoenix to no less than 10 active-adult communities in Florida that include the new Traditions Manors in Winter Haven, Lennar Homes is perfecting the art of retirement living for couples and singles who want energy-efficient home designs, fitness-oriented extras and a genuine sense of community involvement.

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Scottsdale, Arizona — AV Homes is one of America’s most innovative developers of age 55-plus communities and has built more than 7,500 residences since the company was founded in 1970. The prestigious “Best Community” award from the National Association of Home Builders tops the list of its numerous honors. In addition to established communities in Arizona, AV Homes has expanded into the Central Florida market together with Royal Oak Homes and the Raleigh, North Carolina, area with Savvy Homes. The Bonterra Division of AV Homes also has new developments in the Charlotte area, as well as York and Lancaster counties in South Carolina.

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Tribute Homes

Tribute Homes is part of True Homes, the largest private builder in the Carolinas, and specializes in single-story residences in active-adult communities. One of Tribute Homes’ most exciting new developments is Edgewater, an age 55+ resort-style community on the shores of Fishing Creek Lake with excellent golf, marina and equestrian amenities near the friendly South Carolina town of Lancaster. Golf is also the prime recreation at the Golf View at Stonehouse and Meadowlands Golf Club developments in North Carolina. Lighthouse Cove in Carolina Shores is located less than 10 minutes from the beach.

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K Hovnanian Homes

Since 1959, K Hovnanian Homes has been building quality homes in resort-style communities across 15 states. Among the company’s featured active-adult developments is the new Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay near Summerville, South Carolina. This waterfront community on a 300-acre lake system offers cutting-edge home designs with unique healthy-lifestyle amenities like waterside hiking trails and an eight-mile blueway for kayakers and paddleboarders. K Hovnanian homes are also available in five other South Carolina locations from Beaufort and Bluffton to Hilton Head Island.

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David Weekley Homes

In addition to personalized, accommodating homes, Encore at FishHawk Ranch offers an engaging, vibrant lifestyle. The Encore-exclusive 5,000-square foot amenity center, The Oasis, boasts an entertainment room with TV, bar and large catering space, a fire pit, pool and gym.
Plus, full-time Lifestyle Director Sandy Acevedo works seven days a week to create a calendar of events designed to keep residents engaged and active. Whether it’s chef demonstrations, yoga on the great lawn, poker nights in or dinner out on the town, there are always opportunities to get involved in Encore at FishHawk Ranch!

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