Top 100 Planned Communities

Planned communities have increased in popularity over the last 25 years and continue to do so each year. Though not all communities are age-restricted, you’ll find plenty of retirees in each community seeking similar benefits. The conceptualizing, planning, designing, and developing of a community ensures that homeowners’ needs will be met. The developers not only create an environment conducive to a healthy, happy lifestyle, they create a true sense of community where residents can enjoy new friends and make new memories. It’s a place where you can find unity of body, mind, and spirit, if that’s what you are looking for.

For the third consecutive year, Ideal-LIVING magazine’s editors have created a list for you to find the Best of the Best in amenities and the Top 100 communities, along with a few fun facts to showcase spectaular amenities. You won’t know until you go. So choose a few communities, and plan your summer and fall travel to these destinations.

State Community City Region
Gated
55+
Waterviews
Clubhouse
Hiking & Walking
Golf
Tennis/Pickleball
Pool
Fitness Center
Equestrian
Boating
Fishing
Spa
Resort
Community Garden
Land Preservation
Green Building
Audubon Certification
ALGreystone Golf and Country Club ►BirminghamInland
ARHot Springs Village, Arkansas ►Hot Springs VillageMountains
AZVictory at Verrado ►BuckeyeMountains
CRIGolfito Estates ►Golfito PuntarenasCoastal
DEBayside ►SelbyvilleCoastal
DENoble’s Pond ►DoverCoastal
DEOcean View Beach Club ►Bethany BeachCoastal
DEThe Peninsula on the Indian River Bay ►MillsboroRiver
FLAmelia National Golf and Country Club ►Fernandina BeachLake
FLEncore at FishHawk Ranch ►LithiaCoastal
FLGlen Lakes ►Weeki WacheeLake
FLIbis Golf & Country Club ►West Palm BeachCoastal
FLLakePark at Tradition ►Port St. LucieCoastal
FLLakewood Ranch ►Lakewood RanchCoastal
FLMinto at TwinEagles ►NaplesCoastal
FLNocatee ►NocateeCoastal
FLOn Top of the World Communities ►OcalaInland
FLOne Particular Harbour ►BradentonCoastal
FLPlantation Bay Golf and Country Club ►Ormond BeachLake
FLQuail Ridge Country Club ►Boynton BeachCoastal
FLThe Isles of Collier Preserve ►NaplesCoastal
FLViera ►VieraCoastal
FLVillages of Citrus Hills ►HernandoCoastal
FLWycliffe Golf & Country Club ►WellingtonCoastal
GACurrahee Club - Classic ►ToccoaMountains
GAOsprey Cove ►Saint MarysCoastal
GAReynolds Lake Oconee ►GreensboroLake
GASavannah Quarters ►PoolerCoastal
GASoleil Laurel Canyon ►CantonMountains
GAThe Landings on Skidaway Island ►SavannahCoastal
GAWaterways ►Richmond HillLake
NCAlbemarle Plantation ►Hertford Coastal
NCBald Head Island ►Bald Head IslandCoastal
NCBalsam Mountain Preserve ►SylvaRiver
NCBeau Coast ►BeaufortCoastal
NCBrunswick Forest ►LelandCoastal
NCCarolina Colours ►New BernCoastal
NCChampion Hills ►HendersonvilleMountains
NCCompass Pointe ►LelandCoastal
NCCullowhee River Club ►CullowheeRiver
NCGrand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain ►HendersonvilleMountains
NCLandfall ►WilmingtonCoastal
NCMcLendon Hills ►West EndLake
NCPalmetto Creek of the Carolinas ►Bolivia Coastal
NCRiver Bluffs ►Castle HayneRiver
NCRiver Dunes ►OrientalRiver
NCRiverLights ►WilmingtonRiver
NCScotch Hall Preserve ►WindsorCoastal
NCSt. James Plantation ►SouthportCoastal
NCSummerhouse on Everett Bay ►Holly RidgeCoastal
NCThe Bluffs on the Cape Fear ►LelandRiver
NCThe Cliffs Communities ►Multiple SitesMountains
NCThe Walk at East Village ►ClaytonInland
NHEastman Community Association ►GranthamLake
NJParamount Escapes Ocean Breeze ►ManahawkinCoastal
PALake Naomi Club ►Pocono PinesLake
PAPenn National Golf Course Community ►FayettevilleMountains
PATraditions of America ►RadnorInland
SCCallawassie Island ►Callawassie IslandRiver
SCCeladon ►BeaufortCoastal
SCCity Walk at Beaufort ►Beaufort Coastal
SCCoosaw Point ►BeaufortCoastal
SCDaniel Island ►CharlestonCoastal
SCDataw Island ►Dataw IslandCoastal
SCGrand Harbor Golf & Yacht Club Community ►Ninety SixLake
SCHampton Lake ►BlufftonLake
SCHilton Head Lakes ►HardeevilleLake
SCK. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay ►SummervilleLake
SCKeowee Key ►SalemMountains
SCKiawah Island ►Kiawah IslandRiver
SCPinckney Retreat ►BeaufortCoastal
SCSaluda River Club ►LexingtonMountains
SCWoodside ►AikenInland
TNFairfield Glade & Fairfield North ►Fairfield GladeMountains
TNJasper Highlands ►KimballMountains
TNRarity Bay ►VonoreMountains
TNTellico Village ►LoudonLake
TNTennessee National ►LoudonLake
TNWindRiver ►Lenoir CityLake
UTRed Ledges ►Heber CityMountains
UTSunRiver St. George ►St. GeorgeMountains
VABay Creek ►Cape CharlesCoastal
VAFawn Lake ►SpotsylvaniaLake
VAFords Colony ►WilliamsburgRiver
VAThe Virginian Golf Cub ►BristolRiver
WVThe Greenbrier Sporting Club ►White Sulphur SpringsMountains

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