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Best Health and Fitness Communities of 2020

  

Best Health and Fitness Communities

Best of the Best 2020 Community Awards

These communities offer miles of paved walking trails or nature trails along with extensive fitness and wellness opportunities. Almost all planned communities have basic exercise equipment in their clubhouses, but these communities feature more than just expansive fitness facilities with the latest running and weight-training machines. They also offer complete wellness programs and fitness classes designed to improve every resident’s overall lifestyle.

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ideal-LIVING Best of the Best

River Bluffs

River Bluffs

Castle Hayne, North Carolina

Castle Hayne, NC - SUSTAINABILITY AND PRESERVATION IS OUR PHILOSOPHY! At River Bluffs, our goal is to ensure that more than a third of the land and natural landscape will be permanently preserved as open space, trails, and parks. Our area is rich with natural beauty, and we want to keep it that way. Residents can enjoy a hike on one of our many wooded trails or a leisurely stroll on one of our raised walkways. River Bluffs also has a community fitness center and outdoor shaded pickleball courts, a half basketball court, and tennis courts. Kayaking is also a popular activity. Read More...

NC


Las Olas

Las Olas

Las Olas, Ecuador

Ecuador - On the Pacific Coast of Ecuador, the oceanfront community of Las Olas has spectacular cliffs, volcanic sand beaches, regal forests, and magnificent mountains. Ecuador consistently has been voted as one of the best places in the world to retire. Enjoy breath-taking views from the championship golf course. The beach club has an infinity pools and hot tubs as well as a spa and restaurant. Las Olas also has tennis, equestrian, and fitness centers. This is truly a community that has something for everyone in a very appealing environment.

ECU

Flowers Plantation

Flowers Plantation

Clayton, North Carolina

Clayton, NC - This award-winning community in Johnston County is located minutes from Raleigh, but still very much away from the urban bustle. Tthis master-planned community was the first of its kind in Johnston County and was awarded North Carolina's Community of the Year in 2013 and 2014 by the North Carolina Home Builders Association. Flowers Plantation now features more than 40 unique neighborhood developments, over 10 miles of walking trails, 50 acres of lakes and two elementary schools. Read More...

NC


Carolina Colours - North Carolina Gated Communities

Carolina Colours - North Carolina Gated Communities

New Bern, North Carolina

New Bern - Carolina Colours was built and designed for outdoor living, just what many of those escaping urban areas are seeking. With miles of walkways, many shaded by trees, one will find multiple owners almost any time of the day and year walking (with or without their furry friend), jogging or biking, alone, with a spouse or in a group. Swimming, tennis, pickleball and golf (for the walkers) supplement activities that exercise the mind, like yoga. One can enjoy nature or water from a screened porch or live an active life, the choice is yours. Read More...

NC


On Top of the World Communities - Florida 55+ Communities

On Top of the World Communities - Florida 55+ Communities

Ocala, Florida

Ocala, FL- With unmatched amenities, On Top of the World is the leader of 55+ recreational activities, in both quantity and quality. OTOW holds a very contemporary view on aging, focusing on the residents' capabilities and goals. At OTOW, active aging is the lifestyle. With an amazing fitness director, four fitness centers and growing, seven pools, outdoor power parks placed throughout the community, 17+ miles of fitness trails, and courses at the lifelong learning center focused on active aging, residents of OTOW can easily prioritize their fitness and health. Read More...

FL


Lakewood Ranch | Best Places to Live in Florida

Lakewood Ranch | Best Places to Live in Florida

Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Sarasota, FL - At Lakewood Ranch, living healthy and well is as much about nourishing the body as it is the heart, mind and spirit. In addition to incredible active recreation and best-in-class medical facilities, you'll also find easy access to nature, educational opportunities, community traditions and creative pursuits.bNatural areas and common spaces connect to homes through trails and parks, that in turn connect to gathering areas like three town centers, a sports campus, Sarasota Polo Club and a farmers' market. Lakewood Ranch is close to Sarasota's white sand beaches and arts scene, Tampa's sport teams and entertainment, and four airports. Read More...

FL


Villages of Citrus Hills - Florida Gated Communities

Villages of Citrus Hills - Florida Gated Communities

Hernando, Florida

Hernando, FL - Citrus Hills is known for its Health and Wellness Center, Bella Vita. This incredible Mediterranean-style facility is home to a 50,000-square-foot world-class fitness complex and premium spa services that are second to none. The fitness equipment is state-of-the-art, from free weights to the Tour de France spinning cycles, with a fitness training staff always on hand to help you create a realistic exercise plan, reach a new goal, or simply try something new. Read More...

FL


Compass Pointe - North Carolina Coastal Communities

Compass Pointe - North Carolina Coastal Communities

Leland, North Carolina

Wilmington, NC - Compass Pointe offers a relaxed, resort lifestyle unlike anything else you'll find. Residents find health and fitness in mind, body, and spirit in our indoor pool and 7,000 square foot wellness center, complete with spa services, yoga/group fitness classes, enrichment activities, and cardio equipment. In addition, they can experience serenity in the thousand acres of nature preserve area with walking and biking trails, fishing in one of the many ponds, listening to swaying palm trees around the resort oasis pool, or floating down the lazy river. Read More...

NC


WaterSong at RiverTown

WaterSong at RiverTown

St Johns,

St. Johns, FL - Mattamy Homes is so honored to have WaterSong chosen as Ideal Living's Best of the Best community in the Health & Fitness category. We planned and designed WaterSong with a breathtaking assortment of amenities, intertwined with RiverTown's natural setting, as a place where residents can find fitness, friendship and fun in every direction. From pool to pickleball court, hot tub to paw park and bike path to kayak launch, you're never far from another trail leading to another adventure. Read More...

FL


Woodside - South Carolina Gated Communities

Woodside - South Carolina Gated Communities

Aiken, South Carolina

Aiken, SC - Woodside is a wellness-first community that offers athletic opportunities like golf and racquet sports at its social hub The Reserve Club at Woodside, and includes a membership at the community's high-end boutique fitness center where members can take advantage of personal training, group fitness options, infrared saunas and more. Neighbors who prefer to exercise outdoors enjoy the 15+ miles of walking and nature trails that weave throughout its adjacent nature preserve, and you'll also find more than 10 healthcare providers inside the community in The Village at Woodside. Request information today to learn more about how Woodside sets itself apart by promoting a wellness-first lifestyle. Read More...

SC


Birchwood at Brambleton in Northern Virginia

Birchwood at Brambleton in Northern Virginia

Brambleton, Virginia

Ashburn, VA - Loudoun County's newest 55+ community, Birchwood at Brambleton, is conveniently located between the Dulles Greenway and Route 50 in Loudoun County, just 45 minutes to downtown Washington, D.C. This community offers an enviable, fresh approach to 55+ modern living. Home styles in Birchwood range from single-families, attached courtyards, bungalows and villas as well as elevator condominiums with 1,000 to over 3,000 square feet.. Private amenities include a Clubhouse with health & wellness Center, indoor/outdoor pools, demonstration kitchen, yoga studio, golf simulator, art studio, theater room, sports courts and more. Read More...

VA


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