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Senior Living Communities In Florida

Senior living communities in Florida come in all shapes and sizes, encompassing an active lifestyle for retirees who want to maintain their sense of independence and enjoy life to the fullest. For seniors who are in good health, do not require daily assistance with routine activities, and love a sense of belonging, senior living communities may be just what you have been dreaming of.

Florida is one of the most highly sought places for retirement. Not only is the weather sunny 360 days a year (or more), the unique landscape offers a tropical feel that cannot be duplicated anywhere else in the United States. Convenient beach access, gorgeous passion fruit groves and inland jungles are just some of the unique landscape offerings Florida presents. If cruising is your passion, convenient ports are scattered all along the shores of the Florida coastline with access to the Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas. The Florida Keys are just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from the mainland, offering snorkeling and scuba adventures in some of the most pristine waters in the world. Florida is truly one of the most beautiful and active places on earth to retire.

Taking up residence at one of the many senior living communities in Florida means that you will leave your cares and worries behind because many facilities offer those amenities that free your mind and fingers. Not only will your weekends be free from lawn mowing and laundry duties, you can even have your meals delivered to you each and every evening. Grocery services are just one of the many options available from living in a senior community. From home maintenance to dry cleaning, you won’t have to lift a finger if you do not want to.

Senior living communities in Florida can be found throughout the state depending on which type of living space you desire. From apartment life to self-contained condos and villas, Florida offers all price ranges and amenities. Even single-family homes with full service lawn and house-cleaning options are available.

Villas of West Melbourne Senior Community FL
Villas of West Melbourne
Villas of West Melbourne 173 Murano Drive, West Melbourne, FL 32904
321-508-2323 Mercedes Homes "Villas of West Melbourne" is located on Florida's beautiful East Coast and is within walking distance to the best shops and restaurants in Brevard County. Only 7 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean!! You can also enjoy nearby golf.

Florida Senior Communities and facilities types include: Independent Living Communities, Assisted Living centers, Senior Apartments, Senior Living Communities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Congregate housing, and Active Adult Communities.

The type of Senior Community or facility that is best for you depends on your desired level of independence. The "Community Types" tab on the top of this page helps with a further description of each type of Senior Community or facility.

The Meetinghouse at Collins Cove Senior Apartments FL
The Meetinghouse at Collins Cove
The Meetinghouse at Collins Cove 5400 Collins Lake Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32244 904-215-8686 This Senior Community offers beautiful apartment homes built with a long-list of attractive apartment features that will surely delight you. All of the apartment homes are appointed with well-equipped gourmet kitchens with pantries and breakfast bars, private patios/balconies, mini blinds, walk-in closets, extra storage, ceiling fans and more! These custom-quality residences are sure to please and inspire!

Riverwood at Nocatee Senior Community FLRiverwood at Nocatee
124 Del Webb Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32081

Riverwood at Nocatee celebrates the best of Florida’s natural splendor while still suitably situated for all dining, shopping and business needs of its residents. Just minutes from the city’s beautiful ocean and conveniently situated just 1/2 mile south of CR 210, Riverwood, nestled against the Intracoastal Waterway, offers tranquil beauty in the natural elegance of Ponte Vedra in a gated and private community. The community will ultimately offer a mix of over 1,200 single and multi-family homes set against a pristine preserve. Riverwood residences will be highly unique and beautiful interpretations of the Mediterranean-inspired architecture that is so much a part of Florida's rich history. Riverwood also features all of the legendary Del Webb active lifestyle amenities our homeowners have come to love and enjoy. Inspired by the landscape and defined by the lifestyle, Riverwood is distinct because of its coastal resort atmosphere, active lifestyle, stunning homes and relaxed way of life.

Stone Creek Del Webb Community FLStone Creek
6320 SW 89th Court Rd
Ocala, FL 34481

The magnitude of Stone Creek, one of the largest new Del Webb communities in the country, with its contemporary arts and crafts inspired theme, will allow for first-class amenities. Stone Creek is planned to feature resort-style amenities including special interest clubs, tennis, outdoor swimming pool with spa, a heated indoor swimming pool, fitness center and a softball field to name a few. An abundance of lakes are to be integrated into our 18-hole championship golf course. Residents will enjoy pedestrian trails and golf cart accessibility throughout the guard-gated community.
Other Del Webb Florida Communities
BellaTrae by Del Webb at ChampionsGate is an all-ages resort-style community with unparalleled convenience to world-class entertainment. At your fingertips you will find magical theme parks including Disney World and Universal Studios, fabulous dining and endless shopping. With BellaTrae’s plush landscaping, beautiful architecture, and luxurious amenity center, Club Bellavita, you will feel like you are on vacation everyday while still enjoying all the comforts of home.
La Cresta is located within the master planned golf community of Ridgewood Lakes in Polk County, Florida - two miles south of I-4 on Highway 27. Set amongst pristine lakes and the picturesque Ridgewood Lakes Golf Course, La Cresta is tucked away, but not far away. Within minutes you will find endless shopping, fabulous dining, world famous theme parks (Disney, Universal, Sea World), Orlando International Airport, and first class medical facilities. Its luxurious entrance boasts an impressive Spanish mission style archway, lush landscaping, and a grand tower with cascading waterfall giving a sense of arrival to all who enter the community.
Sweetwater (Jacksonville FL) has seen tremendous success, selling more than 400 homes since opening in January of 2005.

Summerland Hall is now open! The much anticipated opening of Summerland Hall, Sweetwater’s 22,000 square foot amenities center, is finally here.

Condominium Homes: Our four-story condominium homes, featuring two elevators in each building and enclosed breezeways are the ultimate in luxury, carefree living. Decorated model homes are now available for tour. Visit today!

Carriage Homes: Decorated models are now open! The first carriage home residents have begun moving into Sweetwater. Carriage homes combine the best of both condominium and townhome living such as an attached garage, oversized screened lanai, and single level living.

Single Family Homes: Phase III, Sweetwater’s latest single family home release features an amazing selection of premium homesites with outstanding preserve locations. Sweetwater’s beautifully decorated Model Home Park is open daily for tours from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from 12 am to 5 pm.

Best Areas for Seniors in Florida

Palm Coast, FL is a popular retirement area. Palm Coast is situated in the eastern portion of Flagler County, on the Atlantic Ocean, in Northeast Florida, between the cities of Jacksonville and Orlando.

Ocala, Florida - Marion County - Every year thousands of new residents begin calling Marion County home, keeping it among the three fastest growing areas in the nation. The county's welcoming atmosphere makes transitions easy. The variety and affordability of housing ensures that there are homes to suit every taste, lifestyle and budget.

The Villages, FL - Spanish Springs Town Square and Lake Sumter Landing Market Square. The Villages Florida is an active Senior adult community. These turn-of-the-century squares will make you feel like you've taken a step back in time to a simpler, more enjoyable way of life. Stroll along the quaint streets... do some shopping, grab a bite to eat, see a movie or sample one of "Florida's Best" at our microbrewery. When the sun goes down, the fun comes up with free entertainment every night in the gazebo... simply relax and enjoy the music or dance the night away! In The Villages Florida, you'll discover two charming destinations for old-fashioned fun all year long: Spanish Springs Town Square and Lake Sumter Landing Market Square.

Punta Gorda comes in at the top of this list, Homosassa Springs and Sebring.

Naples-Marco Island is a favorite retirement location for upscale retirees.

There are plenty of places in Central Florida that are attracting retirees: Ocala, De Land, Orlando, Leesburg, Winter Haven, Sebastian, Vero Beach and Gainesville Florida.

The Florida Coast including Palm Coast, around Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne.

Jacksonville FL is a growing and prosperous city and home to many military retirement communities.

Florida's Gold Coast: Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Coral Gables and the Florida Keys

Florida's West Coast: Starting down at Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, the wonderful Sarasota-Bradenton area, Tampa Bay and St. Pete.

Florida's Panhandle: Tallahassee, Panama Beach, South Walton Beaches has both vacation and retirement housing, Destin, nearby Niceville, and Pensacola.

Popular: Florida golf retirement communities, Senior Living Communities in Florida, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)-life care communities with large campuses that include separate housing sections for those who live very independently, assisted living facilities that offer more support and nursing homes for those needing skilled nursing care.

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