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Florida Independent Living Communities

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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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Independent living is frequently referred to as retirement communities, retirement homes, senior apartments, or senior housing. You are as independent as possible in your personal care, however, independent living housing options offer a sense of community and numerous levels of service, such as laundry and housekeeping. Many independent living communities offer a range of social events and outings as well. Additional offerings include meal plans, fitness facilities, grounds-keeping and household maintenance.

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Top COMMUNITIES

4602 Marigold Ave Kissimmee FL 34758

Volterra at Solivita Marketplace

Volterra at Solivita Marketplace

4602 Marigold Ave Kissimmee, FL 34758

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2061 Catbird Loop Oviedo FL 32765

Lutheran Haven

The Landings

Lutheran Haven

2061 Catbird Loop Oviedo, FL 32765

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23315 Blue Water Circle Boca Raton FL 33433

Edgewater Pointe Estates

Edgewater Pointe Estates

23315 Blue Water Circle Boca Raton, FL 33433

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PREMIER COMMUNITIES

500 Village Place Longwood FL 32779

Village on the Green

Village on the Green

500 Village Place Longwood, FL 32779

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DIRECTORY

443 NW 45th Ave Deerfield Beach FL 33442

JJ Realty Group

JJ Realty Group

443 NW 45th Ave Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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Po Box 330 Lakeland FL 33802

CRF Communities

CRF Communities

Po Box 330 Lakeland, FL 33802

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Four Star Homes, Inc 1035 Cedar Glen Drive Deland FL 32724

Connie McFarland - Agent

Connie McFarland - Agent

Four Star Homes, Inc 1035 Cedar Glen DriveDeland, FL 32724

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700 E. Welch Rd. Apopka FL 32712

Wellsprings Residence

Wellsprings Residence

700 E. Welch Rd. Apopka, FL 32712

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10450 Motley Court Pensacola FL 32514

Pines Mobile Home Park

Pines Mobile Home Park

10450 Motley Court Pensacola, FL 32514

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805 Sunning Dale Court WINTER HAVEN FL 33881

Four Lakes Golf Club

Four Lakes Golf Club

805 Sunning Dale Court WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881

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1000 Aston Gardens Drive Venice FL 34292

Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe - Venice

Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe - Venice

1000 Aston Gardens Drive Venice, FL 34292

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700 Melrose Avenue Winter Park FL 32789

Winter Park Gardens

Winter Park Gardens

700 Melrose Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789

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12951 West Linebaugh Avenue Tampa FL 33626

Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay - FL

Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay - FL

12951 West Linebaugh Avenue Tampa, FL 33626

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27301 Foster Lane Bonita Springs FL 34135

American House Bonita Springs Senior Living

American House Bonita Springs Senior Living

27301 Foster Lane Bonita Springs, FL 34135

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15101 Shell Point Boulevard Fort Myers FL 33908

Shell Point Retirement Community

Shell Point Retirement Community

15101 Shell Point Boulevard Fort Myers, FL 33908

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21419 Sullivan Ranch Blvd. Mount Dora FL 32757

Sullivan Ranch Villas by Centex

Sullivan Ranch Villas by Centex

21419 Sullivan Ranch Blvd. Mount Dora, FL 32757

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2659 Finlandia Lane #53 Clearwater FL 33763

On Top of the World

The Recreation Center

On Top of the World

2659 Finlandia Lane #53Clearwater, FL 33763

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4028 Rolling Oaks Drive Winter Haven FL 33880-1621

Oakwood Estates

Oakwood Estates

4028 Rolling Oaks Drive Winter Haven, FL 33880-1621

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353 W Ardice Ave Eustis FL 32726

Lake Ridge Village

Lake Ridge Village

353 W Ardice Ave Eustis, FL 32726

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255 Waterman Avenue Mount Dora FL 32757

Waterman Village Retirement Community

Waterman Village Retirement Community

255 Waterman Avenue Mount Dora, FL 32757

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