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Orlando is diverse in so many ways! We spend a lot of time talking about the housing market and the various living opportunities around Central Florida. That being said – something that hasn’t come up in a while is Orlando’s livability for those seeking a 55+ community! There are quite a few dedicated communities for those over 55, spread across Orlando! We dove in deep and located a few of these communities around the area to share with you! First – let’s dive into the attractive aspects of a 55+ community!
What makes a 55+ Community appealing?
55+ Communities have long had a stigma of just being a place for those of age to live among those in a similar age group. Yes – this is true, but this also comes with various communities tailored to different appreciations. Some communities offer amenities for active 55+, some offer amenities for those seeking specific sports like Golf, and there is a wide array of price and home-style ranges for those thinking ‘How much will this cost me!?’
What about future needs? These communities often are forward-thinking about something that we will all have to deal with at some point in our lives – age itself and the changes in our lives that come along with it! I try not to think about it, but we all will have to deal with it at some point! Young at heart, or Young physically! Physical age is not discriminatory for most people and will hit all of us at some point. These communities often think about accessibility, ease of travel, safety, convenience, or a mix of all of these things. They typically market floorplans that offer open footprints and throughways – without sacrificing style.
There are a lot of similarities when it comes to 55+ communities and other subdivisions not age restricted! So no – 55+ communities are not terribly different in some cases than any non-age-restricted community. They typically still offer pools, community events, lawn care, or some form of maintenance, amongst other great amenities – and are not just a place for us to live out the remainder of our lives!
The Communities that we have found!
The list below includes a select-few-communities around Central Florida. There are quite a few others, and this list does not bear any notion of affiliation with us – just some of the communities we have come across!
Location: Kissimmee/Poinciana, Fl – 34759
Price Ranges of Homes (as of 1/11/2021): Home that are currently listed or have been sold in the last 180 days range from $135,000 to $542,799
Types of Homes: Solivita has home styles such as Single Family Homes, 1/2 Duplexes, Villas, and Townhomes!
Square Footage Range: Square Footage (Heated) in Solivita range from 891 SqFt to 3057 SqFt
Featured Amenities from the Community Descriptions: Palms Amenity Complex – 19,000 Sq. Ft., Fitness Center, Aerobics Studio, Members Club Room, Catering Kitchen, Multipurpose Room, Residents’ Business Center, 2, Lighted Har-Tru Tennis Courts, 4 Lighted Pickleball Courts, 2 Lighted Bocce Ball Courts, Outdoor Fireplace Piazza, Heated Lap & Splash Pool, 2 Heated Whirlpool Spas, Wraparound Covered Terrace. Aside from this, there are Venezia & Bella Viana Neighborhood centers with additional amenities, The Stonegate Golf Club, The Riviera Spa and Fitness Club, The Starlite Ballroom, The WaterFront Galleries Art Center, and Freedom Park, which includes the following – Lighted Pickleball Court, 5 Lighted Har-Tru Tennis Courts, 4 Bocce Ball Courts, 2, Shuffleboard Courts, 5 Horseshoe Pits, Softball Diamond, Outdoor Pavilion, and a Dog Park.
Distance from Disney: Approximately 40 Minutes or 25 Miles
Del Webb Orlando
Location: Davenport, Fl – 33837
Price Ranges of Homes (as of 1/11/2021): Home that are currently listed or have been sold in the last 180 days range from $210,000 to $423,885
Types of Homes: Del Webb has home styles such as Single Family Homes, and Attached Villas
Square Footage: Square Footage (Heated) in Del Webb range from 978 SqFt to 2883 SqFt
Featured Amenities from the Community Descriptions: Montecito Clubhouse – 30,800 Sq. Ft., State-of-the-Art Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Indoor Walking Track, Aerobics & Dance Studio, Gathering Room, Arts & Crafts Studio, Hobby & Game Room, Card Room, Billiards, Cyber Cafe Coffee Bar, Ballroom, Wall Street Room, Library, Catering Kitchen, 2 Tennis Courts, 4 Pickleball Courts, 4 Bocce Ball Courts, 3 Horseshoe Pits, Half-Court Basketball, Outdoor Pool & Spa, Outdoor Sundeck, Sunset Pavilion, Outdoor Amphitheater & Fire Pit, Gardening Area, RV Parking, 12 Miles of Walking & Biking Trails, Playground for Grandkids, Pet Park, Tree of Life Park, Fishing Dock, Scenic Lakes, and the Ridgewood Lakes Golf Club.
Distance from Disney: Approximately 25 Minutes or 18 Miles
Four Seasons at Orlando
Location: Kissimmee, Fl – 34747
Price Ranges of Homes (as of 1/11/2021): Home that are currently listed or have been sold in the last 180 days range from $265,490 to $460,990
Types of Homes: Four Seasons Orlando is comprised of Single Family Homes
Square Footage: Square Footage (Heated) in Four Seasons range from 1428 SqFt to 2328 SqFt
Featured Amenities from the Community Descriptions: Clubhouse, State-of-the-Art Fitness Center, Billiards
Gathering Rooms, Outdoor Pool, Outdoor Patio, Tennis Courts, Pickleball Courts, Bocce Ball Courts Walking & Biking Trails, The Mystic Dunes Golf Club, and so much more.
Distance from Disney: Approximately 16 Minutes or 8 Miles
Gatherings of Lake Nona
Location: Orlando/Lake Nona, Fl – 32827
Price Ranges of Homes (as of 1/11/2021): Home that are currently listed or have been sold in the last 180 days range from $282,000 to $370,175
Types of Homes: Gatherings at Lake Nona is a Condominium Community
Square Footage: Square Footage (Heated) in The Gatherings of Lake Nona range from 1368 SqFt to 1805 SqFt
Featured Amenities from the Community Descriptions: Clubhouse – 4,400 Sq. Ft., Clubhouse Lounge, Fitness Center, Multipurpose Rooms, Demonstration Kitchen, Outdoor Pool, Outdoor Covered Lounge, Outdoor Patio, Pickleball Courts, Bocce Ball Courts, Fire Pit, Barbecue Area, Dog Park, Walking & Biking Trails, Parks & Natural Space, and a Playground for Grandkids.
Distance from Disney: Approximately 25 Minutes or 21 Miles
Enclave at VillageWalk
Location: Orlando/VillageWalk/Lake Nona, Fl – 32827
Price Ranges of Homes (as of 1/11/2021): Home that are currently listed or have been sold in the last 180 days range from $645,000 to $1,255,000
Types of Homes: Enclave at VillageWalk is also comprised of Single Family Homes
Square Footage: Square Footage (Heated) in Del Webb ranges from 2909 SqFt to nearly 5500 SqFt
Featured Amenities from the Community Descriptions: Town Center – 26,000 Sq. Ft., State-of-the-Art Fitness Center, Ballroom, Catering Kitchen, Meeting Room, Business Center, Library, Card Room, Outdoor Resort-Style Pool & Spa, Outdoor Lap Pool, Outdoor Patio, 6 Lighted Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Event Lawn, Walking & Biking Trails, Gazebo, Playground for Grandkids, Lake Nona Deli & Market, Salon Lake Nona, Gas Station, Green Leaf Day Spa, The Nest Pet Boutique, and Scenic Lakes & Ponds
Distance from Disney: Approximately 27 Minutes or 22 Miles
If you have questions or want to speak to one of our Realtors about purchasing a home in the Central Florida area or a 55+ community, you can contact us here.
Editors Note: This article does not represent any form of affiliation or business between the communities and entities listed below and MovingtoOrlando.com or any associated entity. We strive to provide the most up to date and accurate information; however, all Amenities and Descriptions above should be independently verified.