If you’re looking for a 55+ community, consider the move to Southwest Florida. The area is filled with options. Far from the retirement communities of the past, today’s active adult communities present more of a resort-style experience for residents.
From easy access to fitness to abundant social opportunities, the 55+ communities of Southwest Florida have it all. A popular investment for people starting in their 50’s and 60’s, the communities offer an environment filled with people around the same age, coming together to enjoy similar interests.
Commonly you’ll find condos and ranch homes in such communities with open floor plans. Inviting to just about anyone, they’re particularly comfortable for those who may be looking to downsize but don’t necessarily want to give up some of the luxuries they currently enjoy with their existing home and community.
Once such location is Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers. This WCI community offers its residents the enjoyment of joining together with neighbors and friends at the massive Plaza del Sol, the community’s social hub.
The property includes a 27-hole championship golf course, fitness center, private spa, golf shop and on-site dining. Prospective residents have the choice of everything from carriage homes and villas to patio homes, manor homes and even executive-style homes in Pelican Preserve.
Yet another option exists within Tidewater by Del Webb. The location includes a clubhouse filled with a fitness center, catering kitchen, library and activity rooms. There’s also a lifestyle director on-staff, plus additional amenities range from the resort-style swimming pool and spa to tennis and bocce ball courts, pickleball courts, a dog park and a community garden.
Located in Estero, this particular active adult community puts its residents within easy access of the many opportunities of nearby Fort Myers and Naples. Home options start at around 1,500 square feet of living space, with some much larger plans commanding more than 2,800 square feet of living space.