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Florida Active Retirement Communities

This category encompasses the entire range of independent retirement living. The communities listed here are designed to promote a rich life experience based on active recreation and social interaction with other seniors.

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Top COMMUNITIES

950 Ridgewood Avenue Venice FL 34285

Bay Indies - MyMH

Bay Indies - MyMH

950 Ridgewood Avenue Venice, FL 34285

0 Homes Currently Listed

427 Windmill Blvd Davenport FL 33897

Windmill Village - Sun Communities

Windmill Village - Sun Communities

427 Windmill Blvd Davenport, FL 33897

28 homes $33,000 - $121,995

101 Amsterdam Avenue Ellenton FL 34222

Colony Cove - MyMH

Colony Cove - MyMH

101 Amsterdam Avenue Ellenton, FL 34222

23 homes $2,000 - $103,000

701 Aqui Esta Drive Punta Gorda FL 33950

Buttonwood Village

Buttonwood Village

701 Aqui Esta Drive Punta Gorda, FL 33950

0 Homes Currently Listed

2692 NE Hwy 70 #532 Arcadia FL 34266

Arcadia Village Country Club

Arcadia Village - 55+ Golf Course Community

Arcadia Village Country Club

2692 NE Hwy 70 #532 Arcadia, FL 34266

16 homes $35,000 - $109,900

1801 SE Hwy 19 Crystal River FL 34429

Crystal River Village

Club House

Crystal River Village

1801 SE Hwy 19 Crystal River, FL 34429

7 homes $21,500 - $65,000

3853 Gall Blvd. Zephyrhills FL 33604

Ramblewood.

Ramblewood Village - 55 Plus Retirement Living

Ramblewood.

3853 Gall Blvd. Zephyrhills, FL 33604

2 homes $15,000 - $24,000

38210 Vinson Avenue Zephyrhills FL 33542

Ramblewood Village

Ramblewood Village

38210 Vinson Avenue Zephyrhills, FL 33542

5 homes $24,000 - $95,000

1919 Buccaneer Drive Sarasota FL 34231

Buckingham Club

Buckingham Club - 55+ Retirement Living

Buckingham Club

1919 Buccaneer Drive Sarasota, FL 34231

4 homes $29,900 - $94,500

1415 Main Street Dunedin FL 34698

Lake Haven - MyMH

Lake Haven - MyMH

1415 Main Street Dunedin, FL 34698

5 homes $63,600 - $84,900

4602 Marigold Ave Kissimmee FL 34758

Volterra at Solivita Marketplace

Volterra at Solivita Marketplace

4602 Marigold Ave Kissimmee, FL 34758

0 Homes Currently Listed

1112 W. Beacon Rd. Lakeland FL 33803

Beacon Hill Colony - MyMH

Beacon Hill Colony - MyMH

1112 W. Beacon Rd. Lakeland, FL 33803

0 Homes Currently Listed

36106 US Highway 27 Haines City FL 33844

Lake Hammock Village

Lake Hammock Village - 55 Plus Living

Lake Hammock Village

36106 US Highway 27 Haines City, FL 33844

10 homes $42,900 - $106,200

12850 West State Road 84 Davie FL 33325

Paradise Village

Swimming Pool

Paradise Village

12850 West State Road 84 Davie, FL 33325

15 homes $44,900 - $82,900

1 Plantation Oaks Blvd. Flagler Beach FL 32136

Plantation Oaks

Gated Front Entrance attended 24hrs

Plantation Oaks

1 Plantation Oaks Blvd. Flagler Beach, FL 32136

2 homes $0 - $78,750

2210 North Tamiami Trail N.E. North Fort Myers FL 33903

Buccaneer Estates - MyMH

Buccaneer Estates - MyMH

2210 North Tamiami Trail N.E. North Fort Myers, FL 33903

0 Homes Currently Listed

6280 South Ash Lane Lake Worth FL 33462

Maralago Cay - MyMH

Maralago Cay - MyMH

6280 South Ash Lane Lake Worth, FL 33462

1 homes $36,300 - $36,300

8800 Berkshire Lane Tampa FL 33635

Fountainview Estates

Fountainview Estates

8800 Berkshire Lane Tampa, FL 33635

0 Homes Currently Listed

745 Arbor Estates Way Plant City FL 33565

The Lakes at CountryWood - MyMH

The Lakes at CountryWood - MyMH

745 Arbor Estates Way Plant City, FL 33565

6 homes $67,000 - $85,200

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Area Info

Overview of Climate and Culture
Florida is by far the most popular retirement destination for active adults. There are many age-restricted or age-targeted communities in the eight major regions, The Panhandle, Northern Florida, Upper Atlantic Coast and Jacksonville, Central Florida and Orlando, Tampa Bay, The Space Coast, Lower Gulf Coast and the Lower Atlantic Coast and Miami.

With a tropical/subtropical climate that encourages gardening, sun-worship, and year-round golf, Florida is filled with exciting urban areas such as Miami, Tampa, and Orlando. The heat is bearable keeping in mind that no part of Florida is too far from any coast. Standing in central Florida you can see the Space Shuttle flying as it launched with the naked eye. During the summer months the temperature is in the low 90’s while it is a balmy 50 degree average in the winter months. During the summer there are a lot of quick thunderstorms that come and go quickly. The results of these summer rains means Florida has one of the highest averages of precipitation, keeping the state lush and green throughout. The southern region of Florida is known as the Everglades and made up of swamps and marshes. You’ll find many lakes in the central region of Florida. That is one of the reasons Walt Disney picked Orlando to build his theme park, Walt Disney World.

Historical sites like St. Augustine and Cape Canaveral are intriguing aside a surprising amount of quiet, purely rural countryside in the central and northern parts of the state.

Many active adults call Florida home and enjoy a myriad opportunities for recreation and entertainment. Over 161 state parks in the state offer activities like camping, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding and much more. Many of these parks offer educational services geared towards informing people about this state's wildlife. This state was made for active senior living. The famous Everglades in the south, numerous theme parks and sports and extensive parks and preserves featuring boating, fishing, and aquatic activity, have all helped transform Florida from a sleepy Southern backwater to a booming state in little more than a century.

Healthcare
Active adults who need regular medical attention will be glad to know that Florida has 252 active physicians per 100,000 people. That is one of the highest physician counts in the entire country. There are 303 hospitals in the state offering state-of-the-art care, treating everything from the common cold to cancer. Active adults in this state live well knowing that if they ever need help there are numerous medical options in the area. There is even a Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.

Cost of Living

Florida is a friendly tax state for active adults and a robust senior living lifestyle. There is no state income tax. A low 6% sales tax on all good sold is a state law. Property tax is collected at the local level rather than by the state. Active senior adults will find one very interesting exemption, the Senior Citizen Exemption. This exemption is available in certain counties only and is valued up to $50,000 for residents 65 and older with a gross income below $20,000. And no tax on Lottery winnings!

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