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Best 55+ communities in Orlando, Central Florida

Best 55+ communities in Orlando, Central Florida

Learn about the best 55+ Active living communities in Orlando, Central Florida. If you are planning on retiring anytime soon then there is no better place to do so that Orlando, Central Florida. The year-round sunshine, a relaxed lifestyle, lakefront living, and unlimited golf are usually enough to make anyone want to call Orlando home. Because of this, there are many great 55+ communities in Orlando, Central Florida and we are going to let you know the best ones. If you are interested in moving, please let us know.

Solivita, Kissimmee, Orlando
The Villages
On Top of the World
Trilogy, Clermont
Village Walk at Lake Nona
Twin Lakes
Arlington Ridge
The Lakes at Harmony
Gatherings at Lake Nona
Serenity Reserve
Del Webb Sunbridge
Del Webb Orlando
Cresswind at Victoria Gardens
High Vista at Ridgewood Lakes
Four Seasons at Orlando


Solivita, 55 Plus Active living, Kissimmee, Orlando


Solivita 55 plus community

Solivita is an award-winning gated active living community in Orlando located 21 miles south of Walt Disney World and 30 miles from Orlando International Airport. The community sits on over 4300 acres and currently has approximately 5000 homes. There are over 20 different floor plans to choose from and all designed with over the over 55’s in mind. From spacious living areas to inviting outdoor space there is enough floor plans to find something you like here.

The center of the community was designed so residents have most of what they need inside the gates, there is a pharmacy which will deliver to your house if need be, a farmers market twice per week to purchase your fresh fruit and vegetables, a bank, 3 great restaurants, and first-class amenities.

The cafe is a great stop for a quick bite to eat such as sandwiches, salad, and pizza. The Grille is a popular and fun sports bar where you choose to sit at the bar or at one of the tables to eat or have a drink and we have heard it serves some of the best burgers around. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mosaics is more suitable for a special occasion or more formal dining.

There is so much going on in Solivita you will never be bored, from taking a simple stroll among the miles of walking and biking trails, grabbing your golf cart for a trip around the neighborhood or joining one of the 150 clubs on offer. There is truly something for everyone.

Try your hand at sculpting, art gallery painting and paint and wine nights in the art studio, participate in many sports such as baseball and softball one of the 15 sports fields in the community or grab a racket and join your friends at one of the 9 tennis courts. The lake in the resort offers paddle boarding and kayaking, You can even rent a garden space and have your very own allotment to grow your veggies.

There are multiple gyms in the resort, a luxury spa and an indoor walking trail and pool for the days you don’t want to be outside in the rain or hot sun. Their facilities are truly top class. If you are looking for an active over 55 community in central Florida this is worth a visit.

The waterfront gallery is where you will find the 2 story art studio, computer room, and local library and games room.

The Palms amenity center boasts over 19000 sq ft of state of the art facilities which include the modern fitness center, aerobics studio, business center, heated pool, business facilities and much more.

The Villages – 55+ Active living community, Sumter County


Villages 55 plus community

The Villages is Florida’s Friendliest active adult 55+ retirement community, the Villages has reinvented what retirement living should be. Located in Sumter County, Central Florida this amazing village has over 60,000 homes and spans approximately 32 square miles with over 750 miles of private roads. Buy 1, 2 ,3 and 4 bedroom homes in the Villages, choose from Courtyard Villas, Cottage Homes, Patio Villas, The Verandas, Designer homes or Premier homes, many with Golf course or lake views. Prices range from $160,000 – $600,000. The Villages features 3 unique town squares that act as the center of all activities, residents, and visitors can visit the bars and restaurants as well as enjoy the free nightly entertainment. The squares are Spanish Springs Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing Market Square and Brownwood Paddock Square.

Amenities in the Villages:

  • Golf
  • Town Squares
  • Shopping and Dining
  • Nightly Entertainment

On Top of the World – Ocala, Florida


On Top of the World – Ocala, Florida

On Top Of the World is a 55+ Active living community located in Ocala, Central Florida. The master-planned community features 10,000 homes making it one of the largest adult communities in Florida. On Top of The World is set amongst rolling hills and is renowned for its world-class on-site amenities that include 3 golf courses, fitness centers, swimming pools, clubhouses, restaurants and even a model R/C airplane field and R/C race car track. On Top of the World offers a selection of floor plans to choose from ranging from 1000 to over 3000 square feet of air-conditioned living space. Buy a new home here or buy an existing resale home.

Trilogy – Groveland, Clermont


Trilogy, Groveland active living community

Trilogy Orlando is a stunning active 55 plus adult Active living community in Orlando set amongst lush rolling hills, lakes, and greenery. Trilogy is located in Groveland near Clermont and just 30 minutes from Orlando, and 20 minutes from Winter Garden. This Active lifestyle community has everything to keep you busy whilst you enjoy the Central Florida sun. At the heart of the community is Magnolia House, the state of the art 57,000 square foot clubhouse that is the focal point of the community. Stay active by playing tennis on one of the 4 lighted courts, enjoy a swim in one of the indoor or outdoor pools and spa, workout in the state of the art fitness center, or simply just relax and enjoy a delicious meal at “The Grille restaurant and bar.

Homes for sale in Trilogy
Buy a home in Trilogy ranging from 1305 to 2450 Square Feet, all with new modern interiors. Prices start in the mid 200’s to the high $400’s.

Village Walk at Lake Nona


VillageWalk at Lake Nona

Villagewalk at Lake Nona is a 55 plus active living community in Orlando, Florida. Nearly all homes in VillageWalk at Lake Nona are located on one of the many waterways and canals. Set on over 489 acres within the much larger 7000 acres master-planned Lake Nona Community. Village Walk offers a host of amenities to its residents including an impressive 26,000 Square Foot clubhouse that is situated at the heart of the community. The clubhouse features a state of the art fitness center, card room, catering kitchen, and Ballroom. The area of Lake Nona features a number of golf courses, great restaurants, lake living, fishing, and shopping.

Homes for sale at Village Walk
Villagewalk Lake Nona is made up of single-family homes and townhomes, you have a choice of 18-floor plans to pick from and range from the mid $200’s – mid $500’s.

Twin Lakes – St Cloud


Twin Lakes active living – St Cloud

Twin Lakes is a brand new 55 Plus active adult living community in St Cloud, Florida. This stunning lakefront community is located just 40 minutes from Orlando. Twin Lakes is made up of 2000 attached and single-family homes and offers fantastic amenities including a 20,000 square foot lakefront clubhouse. Residents of Twin Lakes stay active with the fitness room, ballroom, resort-style pool as well as multiple sports courts that can be used for tennis, bocce ball, basketball, and pickleball. If you are looking to buy a home in Twin Lakes, you can choose between attached homes or single-family homes, the attached homes offer floor plans ranging from 1350 – 1450 Square feet, these offer two or three bedrooms and include an attached 1 or 2 car garage. Single-family homes offer more space, with 8 plans to choose from you can select a one-story or two-story design ranging from 1596 to 3146 square feet of luxury living space.

Arlington Ridge – Leesburg, Florida


Arlington Ridge active living

Arlington Ridge is a Florida retirement golf club community. Located in Leesburg Florida this 55+ adult community is designed for today’s youthful and energetic seniors. Arlington Ridge is ranked as one of the top active living communities in America where homes have a price range of under $250,000. Located in the beautiful Central Florida lakes region and less than 1 hour from Orlando’s main resorts and attractions. Enjoy the 18-hole golf course, incredible fitness facilities, resort-style pool with hot tub and lap pool, tennis, and pickleball as well as a beautiful restaurant and even a pub. Arlington Ridge offers world-class amenities but best of all affordable 55+ acting living accommodation. Homes for sale in Arlington Ridge start in the low $200,000’s. Several floor plans are available to choose from ranging from 2 – 4 bedrooms.

The Lakes at Harmony – Harmony Florida


Lakes at Harmony Active Living

The Lakes at Harmony is a 55 plus active living neighborhood built within the master-planned community of Harmony, Florida. The home builder here is Lennar who is building 400 low-maintenance single-family homes with 3 unique luxury floor plan designs for you to choose from. Lakes at Harmony is built for the active adult with amenities to suit. Amenities here include a large club-house which includes a fitness center, community room, crafts room, ballroom, and catering kitchen. Outside you have a host of facilities including a stunning resort-style pool, sports courts for tennis, bocce ball and pickleball. There are also 12.6 of walking and biking trails as well as a dog park. 2 Bedroom homes start at $230,000 with the 4 bedroom model starting around $350,000.

Gatherings at Lake Nona


Gatherings at Lake Nona Condo’s

Gathering at Lake Nona is the area’s very first 55+ Active living community in Orlando. Located within the master-planned Lake Nona community in Central Florida and is built by Beazer Homes. Gatherings at Lake Nona will feature 216 low-maintenance condo units all with garages and elevators. 2 Bedroom and 3 bedroom condos are available from the mid $300,000’s ranging in size from 1368 to 1805 square feet. Gatherings at Lake Nona offer some great amenities, with a centralized clubhouse, fitness center, outdoor sports courts, walking trails and on-site dog park.

Serenity Reserve


Serenity Reserve St Cloud

Serenity Reserve is one of the best 55+ active living communities in central Florida located in Saint Cloud and close to East Lake Tohopekaliga. Home to just 85 single-family homes, this active living community is perfect for creating friends, staying active and enjoying life. Serenity Reserve features a 4000 square foot clubhouse, that includes a fitness room, yoga studio, meditation room, catering kitchen, and library. Outside you can enjoy the resort swimming pool and spacious patio. Or practice your short game on the community putting green. You have 2 home designs to choose from the 3 bedrooms, 2200 square foot model starting at $387,000 or the 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3100 square foot home at $479,000.

Del Webb Sunbridge


Del Webb Sunbridge

Del Webb Sunbridge is an over 55 active community in St Cloud Florida. It is located 26 miles southeast of Orlando and approx 5 miles south of Lake Nona and Medical City. Del Webb is very well known in building communities for the over 55’s and this one does not disappoint. With over 14 floor plans with 3 to 5 bedrooms to choose from and the prices starting from the mid 250,000’s, this is an affordable community with luxurious amenities. The community is gated with full-time security and boasts a 27000 sq ft waterfront club that houses the vitality and health and wellness spa, arts and crafts studio, zero-entry pool, spa, covered patio and a spot to grab a bite to eat. Del Webb Sunbridge’s location is excellent whether you want to visit Orlando’s nearest beaches or the local theme parks.

Del Webb Orlando


Del Webb Orlando Active living

Del Webb Orlando is an over 55 active community located in Davenport Florida and only 17 miles from Walt Disney World and just a short distance from Posner Park shopping center.  The Del Webb community is located next to the Ridgewood Lakes Ted McAnlis designed 18 hole golf course which has recently changed its name to the White Heron.  Del Webb Orlando is a beautiful gated community with perfectly manicured lawns and will boast over 800 homes when complete. The community clubhouse is beautifully designed and has quite a European charm to it. The clubhouse is over 30000 sq ft and offers plenty of activities to keep you entertained,  The Residents have access to the indoor pool and walking trail. Arts and Crafts rooms, Games room, library, internet cafe, and a ballroom. There are ample outdoor activities such as tennis courts, a fishing pier, outdoor pool and spa, bocce ball courts, pickleball, and basketball. There is also an onsite full-time lifestyle director. Homes start in the 200’s and boast spacious floor plans with the over 55’s in mind. 

Cresswind at Victoria Gardens


Cresswind at Victoria Gardens

Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is an over 55 gated community located in Deland Florida only 20 minutes from New Smyrna Beach and 30 minutes from Orlando. This community has an award-winning lifestyle program and offers plenty of activities to the residents. You will have the opportunity to join in with all of the activities on offer by the lifestyle director such as arts and crafts, fitness and nutrition and much more. There are ample walking trails, tennis courts, pools and clubhouse, there is something for everyone.  This community is also pet friendly and is located close to the Victoria Hills golf club. The developer Kolter homes were awarded the best single-family detached home under 2000 sq ft. Come and check it out, homes start in the mid 200’s for a 2 bedroom home. 

High Vista at Ridgewood Lakes

High Vista at Ridgewood Lakes is located in Davenport Fl 2 miles south of Interstate 4 and close to Posner Park shopping Mall and Central Florida’s attractions.  This community is not far from Walt Disney World. This over 55 community is gated and is home to 600 properties. There is a large clubhouse with ample parking and here you can join in many of the activities on offer. The clubhouse and amenity center offers a ballroom, bocce ball courts, fitness center, kitchen, library, pickleball, tennis courts, a large pool and much more. Homes start in the high 100’s for a 2 bedroom. 

Four Seasons at Orlando


Four Seasons Kissimmee 55 Plus Living

Four Seasons Orlando is in a prime location in Kissimmee Florida and located just a short distance from Walt Disney World and easy access to the 429 toll road and Interstate 4.  The community is also located close to the new sunset Walk-in Kissimmee where you will find a multitude of shops and restaurants. The community itself is gated with golf course views as the community sits within the grounds of Mystic Dunes Golf Course. Four Seasons Orlando boasts a fantastic clubhouse that offers many activities such as line dancing, Tai Chi, Kickboxing, water aerobics, Zumba and much more.  The clubhouse offers a large resort-style pool with cabanas, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, and fitness center. Homes here start in the low 300’s for a 2 bedroom home. 

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