10 Best Retirement Communities for Active Seniors

Many seniors nearing retirement yearn for adventure after they retire and settle down. That’s the phase of life where everyone should fulfill their wishes and live life to the fullest.

So, to fulfill your desires, it’s important to move into retirement communities that facilitate adventurous activities. In this article, we’ll look at the 10 best retirement communities in Southeast US developed by Bedrock Communities exclusively for active seniors.


10 Best Retirement Communities for Active Seniors

1.    Eldorado Estates

El Dorado Estates

Eldorado is a fun- and adventure-filled retirement community built in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, with a single aim: to make retirement as fun as childhood and teenage years.

Amenities like a pond and swimming pool ensure you can start or end your end with a splash in the water. Then there’s a basketball court to bring your inner Michael Jordan out.

Play like a kid at the playground and then head over to the recreational area to ease off.

New Smyrna Beach is ideally located from the sea and has dozens of entertainment options around, ranging from golf courses to shopping centers. You can also spend hours on the beach spotting the snowbirds.

So proceed and book the available spots today. They do fill up fast!

2.    Emerald Lake

A mere 20-minute walk from the Walt Disney World is what typecasts Emerald Lake. While that’s indeed the property’s USP, Emerald Lake is more than that.

Within this pet-friendly mobile home park, there’s a pool, a clubhouse, and an area for extensive social activities. Host parties or play fun games with your pals to make every day special. The peaceful countryside location at Davenport ensures a calm environment in which to spend your days.

Besides the Walt Disney World, there are world-class parks and locations like the Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando International Premium Outlets, SeaWorld Orlando, and the Kennedy Space Center. The Kennedy Space Center is a must-see for any space enthusiast as you’ll learn about the history of the US space program, see rockets and spacecraft, and even experience a simulated launch.

3.    Aspen TerraceAspen

Aspen is an opportunity to live your life to the fullest in one of the liveliest beaches in Florida, Daytona Beach.

Daytona Beach is famous for its hard-packed, sandy beaches, which stretch for 23 miles. It’s a perfect spot to soak up the sun, build sandcastles, or take a refreshing dip in the Atlantic Ocean.

The community, perfect for 55+ members, has 59 sites. Equipped with amenities like the clubhouse, billiards club, and more, you’ll never run out of fun opportunities.

Also, take the opportunity to witness the legendary races at the Daytona International Speedway. You can take a tour of the facility, visit the Daytona International Speedway Hall of Fame, or even catch the best racers in the world.

4.    Clover Ranch

Equipped with a soccer field and basketball court, Clover Ranch is the ideal place to be for active seniors. Located in Hampton, GA, the community has over 300 sites. So, who knows, someone you know may have already occupied a spot!

The community’s amenities include playgrounds, a picnic area, a clubhouse, pools, and lots of open spaces.

Hampton, Georgia, while not a major tourist destination, offers a charming small-town atmosphere and several hidden gems for visitors, including seniors. There’s the 1000-acre Bear Creek Park, ideal for fishing, boating, trekking, and picnicking. It’s a great place to relax and be surrounded by nature.

Then there’s the Heritage Park Veterans Museum, which exhibits the history of Hampton and Henry County, with a particular focus on military veterans.

5.    Candlelight EstatesCandlelight Estates

Candlelight Estates is a minimalist, all-aged manufactured home community aimed at offering a quaint, peaceful environment in which to spend your retired life.

You won’t find any flashy amenities you may not need, like a swimming pool. Instead, you’re provided with enough space to carry out the things you love. Lack of flashy amenities also means a reduction in costs, thus making your retired life more affordable. There’s a playground, though, to help you and your partner stay active.

Gainesville is a vibrant college town brimming with culture, outdoor activities, and historical sites. Immerse yourself in the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History or see a show at the historic Hippodrome State Theatre. There’s Lake Wauburg, a few miles from Candlelight Estates, which is ideal for kayaking or canoeing.

6.    Gulf to Bay

Live next to Clearwater Beach and its pristine 3-mile expanse of white sand. Gulf to Bay community is walks away from the beach.

At the community, you have a shuffleboard, a dog park, and plenty of open spaces to spend your days. There are also three apartments if you wish to move into them. But, most of the residents prefer to spend the day exploring Clearwater.

Clearwater, Florida, is a stunning coastal city known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant sunsets, and abundance of water activities. So go surfing or take a serene boat tour along the Clearwater coastline and observe dolphins, manatees, and other marine life in their natural habitat. There’s so much to do at Clearwater.

7.    Dogwood AcresDogwood Acres

Dogwood Acres by Bedrock Communities is the perfect retired community for active seniors to explore Ocala.

Ocala, Florida, nestled amidst rolling hills and dotted with lakes, offers a surprising range of activities and attractions that appeal to a wide range of people.

The Ocala National Forest, a 400,000-acre wonderland, is perfect for hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. There are also crystal-clear springs to help you splash endlessly and cool your nerves.

Make a trip to other famous places like Gainesville, Tampa, and Orlando, all of which are within a 2-hour drive.

With over 130 lots on offer (which stay in demand year-round), you have a higher number of friends living as family within a community.

8.    Little Manatee

Little Manatee, nestled close to the Little Manatee River, is designed for extensive social activities. There are plenty of spaces, along with a shuffleboard court, recreation center, clubhouse, and boat ramp.

Get aboard your rented boat and explore the river that’s filled with manatees, alligators, dolphins, and fish species like bluegill and catfish. Catch your preferred fish and have it grilled for dinner.

Little Manatee is in Ruskin, FL, a town known for its waterfront location and proximity to natural areas. Enjoy scenic walks or picnics at E.G. Simmons Park, explore the wildlife and waterways of Little Manatee River State Park, or visit Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve for a glimpse of the underwater world.

9.    Ocean TideOcean Tide

Ocean Tide is miles away from two of the most sought-after tourist locations in Riviera Beach: Singer Island and Palm Beach Shores. At this retirement community, you’ll have access to gorgeous beaches, lakes, and parks of South Florida.

There are over 170 sites in the community that are equipped with a clubhouse, a playground for outdoor activities, a shuffleboard court, and pétanque courts.

If you own an RV, it is even better, as the community accommodates a wide range of RVs.

10. Winters

Bedrock Winters is a dream retirement community for seniors seeking a balance of adventure, a sense of belonging, and affordability.

Located in Zephyrhills, the town offers a lower cost of living, particularly in terms of housing, compared to other coastal areas of Florida. This can be a major advantage for retirees on a fixed income.

Zephyrhills also boasts a slower pace of life compared to larger cities. This translates to a quieter environment with a friendly atmosphere, perfect for seniors seeking a relaxed lifestyle.

At Winters, you have essential amenities for pursuing an active lifestyle, like a clubhouse, swimming pool, open spaces, and shuffleboard court. Along with that, there’s a library to help enrich your knowledge. A trip to Tampa and Orlando, both of which are within a few miles, is always on the table.

Choose Yours Now!

With plenty of retirement communities for active seniors in Florida, Bedrock Communities has something for everyone. Pick your preferred retirement community from the above list and book now! Bedrock Communities is looking forward to inducting you into our ever-growing family of active seniors.

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