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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.
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.
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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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Preview: Lutheran Haven
2061 Catbird Loop
Oviedo FL 32765
Lutheran Haven is a full continuum retirement community with all levels of health services on campus. The Landing’s new, beautifully appointed villas will soon be joining neighborhoods of cottages for independent living. The Landings will offer ...
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, Independent Living, Memory Care, Assisted Living Communities, Skilled Nursing
Preview: Volterra at Solivita Marketplace
4602 Marigold Ave
Kissimmee FL 34758
Like the unspoiled Italian town that inspired its name, Volterra at Solivita Marketplace is a place that proudly retains the abundant charms of Tuscany — savory cuisine, engaging neighbors, a strong sense of community, a passion for life, an ...
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, 55 Plus (55+) Communities and Homes, Independent Living, Memory Care, Assisted Living Communities
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Preview: Village on the Green
500 Village Place
Longwood FL 32779
Senior living for a simpler life... Put time on your side when you shed responsibilities, secure your future and discover a simpler life. Independent living here is delightfully convenient, with a lifestyle that liberates. There’s the smoothly integrated ...
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, Senior Living Communities and Continuing Care Communities, Independent Living, Assisted Living Communities, Continuing-Care (CCRC)
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Preview: Lake Ridge Village
353 W Ardice Ave
Eustis FL 32726
Lake Ridge Village is an independent living retirement community offering studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes in Eustis, Florida. Our month-to-month rental rates include many convenient services and amenities such as three nutritious, chef ...
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, Independent Living
Preview: Sullivan Ranch Villas by Centex
21419 Sullivan Ranch Blvd.
Mount Dora FL 32757
Sullivan Ranch Villas by Centex offer spacious single-story living in a natural setting. The Durango II design is 1,632 square feet, three-bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Features a 5,000 sq ft southern-style clubhouse, Jr.Olympic pool and dog park.
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, 55 Plus (55+) Communities and Homes, New Home Upscale Communities, Independent Living
255 Waterman Avenue
Mount Dora FL 32757
Waterman Village Retirement Community is located in Mount Dora (Central - Orlando), Florida, FL's #1 Ranked Small Town to retire to (USA TODAY). Independent Living, Assisted Living, & Nursing Care Facilities. Not-for-profit. Compare before deciding ...
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, 55 Plus (55+) Communities and Homes, Rentals Homes and Communities, New Home Upscale Communities, Senior Living Communities and Continuing Care Communities, Independent Living
Preview: Wellsprings Residence
700 E. Welch Rd.
Apopka FL 32712
Wellsprings Residence is a Retirement Community and Assisted Living serving the Orlando Area. The facility has been established in 1994 and is family owned and operated. We provide Senior Living in Harmony. Please for a free consultation.
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, Senior Living Communities and Continuing Care Communities, Independent Living, Assisted Living Communities, Alzheimer's Care
Preview: Winter Park Gardens
700 Melrose Avenue
Winter Park FL 32789
The beautiful Winter Park Gardens is a paradise in the heart of the charming Winter Park, FL and is only for the privileged 55 years of age and older.
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, 55 Plus (55+) Communities and Homes, Rentals Homes and Communities, New Home Upscale Communities, Independent Living
Preview: John Knox Village of Central Florida
101 Northlake Drive
Orange City FL 32763
We’re a full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community of more than 650 neighbors, where waving, smiling and greetings on a first-name basis are the norm.Our home base is in Orange City, located in central Florida near DeLand, home of Stetson ...
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, Independent Living, Memory Care, Assisted Living Communities
Preview: Shea Homes at Victoria Gardens
1001 Garden Club Drive
DeLand FL 32724
Victoria Gardens is an active adult golf retirement community located in DeLand northeast of Orlando offering new homes with fabulous in-home and on-site amenities.
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, 55 Plus (55+) Communities and Homes, Golf Course Communities and Homes, New Home Upscale Communities, Independent Living
Preview: ANA ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
140 OAXACA LANE
KISSIMME FL 34743
Ana Assisted Living's goal is to optimize the welfare and dignity of each senior resident,we provide a variety of services to be committed to helping seniors to maintain their highest level of independence while improving their quality of life
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, Independent Living, Assisted Living Communities
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Four Star Homes, Inc 1035 Cedar Glen Drive
Deland FL 32724
Rethink manufactured home living. The ultimate in the Florida retirement lifestyle, Meadowlea Estates in Deland has it all. Close to beaches, NASCAR, golf, fishing, shopping and Orlando attractions. Isn't it time you came home to Meadowlea?
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, 55 Plus (55+) Communities and Homes, Mobile Homes Communities, New Home Upscale Communities, Independent Living
Preview: Four Lakes Golf Club
805 Sunning Dale Court
WINTER HAVEN FL 33881
The best golf Course view in Four Lakes Golf Club located in Winter Haven Florida near Orlando. Please visit the Four Lakes Golf Club website and learn about this gated community and all it has to offer which includes grand pool, clubhouse, golf, restaurant, ...
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, 55 Plus (55+) Communities and Homes, Mobile Homes Communities, Golf Course Communities and Homes, Independent Living