55+ active adult communitiesin Palm Beach County, Florida, are plentiful. Most are located in Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. There are more than seventy and each community has its own flavor. Communities vary in size, year built, amenities and clubs. Some are large with more than 2,000 homes and some are very small having just over 100 homes. Some are older and some have more amenities than others. Some are very active and others not so much. Some offer a combination of Single Family Homes, Villas, Coach Homes and Condos while others offer Single Family Homes only. Prices ranges from below $60,000 to well over $600,000. The age of the communities range from the 1970’s right up to today. The personalities of each of the communities are varied. Some are more active, warm and welcoming than others but all in all, they all offer advantages for those over the age of 55.
Things that most Over 55 Communities have in common are:
A reduction in school taxes
Residents share a common age group. (Over 55)
Most all of the communities have amenities and clubs that offer a variety of activities.
55+ Active Adult Communities have clubhouses, pools, tennis courts, card and billiards rooms, arts and crafts and clubs galore.
Some have multiple pools, Racquetball, Cafes, Salons and the list goes on and on.
Advantages of the 55+ lifestyle include:
In a 55+ community, it’s all about you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re retired or working part or full time, there is plenty to do. I for one still work full time. When I’m not working, I can either involve myself in activities that I enjoy. I can socialize, be active or decide to just relax. It’s all good.
Maintenance Free Living plus security isn’t so bad. Whether going on vacation or staying home and relax, it’s nice knowing that everything around us is being taken care of and security offers peace of mind. The common areas and individual properties look great and the best thing is that we don’t have to do the work.
Do it all in one place. In addition to all of the amenities, there are also multiple clubs and groups to join. You’ll enjoy everything from ballroom dance lessons, Aerobics, Zumba, Golf, Tennis, Writing, Arts and Crafts, card games, billiards mens and womens clubs plus many other choices. Of course you can lounge out by the pool and engage in all that you want or feel free to say no. Everybody understands and if your answer is no, it’s no big deal.
55+ communities offer a diversity of people, where they’re from, their backgrounds and professions. There is a mix of of persons from all walks of life. Everyone mingles well.
Living in a 55+ community as opposed to an all age community allows us to get to know your neighbors, to socialize and to create new friendships. When your neighbor is in need, the community generally rallies around to help.