May 10, 2019
There is no doubt that adults are living longer, and leading fulfilling, active lives. And, there is also no doubt that developers are examining this trend, and attempting to develop communities that speak to the need for connection, friendships and amenities. The “old age residence,” in other words, is no longer a single building, or a complex of buildings consisting of a single room and a bed. These days, adult communities are actual neighborhoods, in which people age 55 and older are homeowners, with access to a variety of on-site amenities.
55places.com, which provides information about active adult communities, such as home sale listings and other resources, captured a variety of internal data points to develop the most popular age-restricted, active-adult communities in the nation. And, three out of the top five on the list were in Florida, while five out of the top 10 were also located in the Sunshine State.
On Top of the World, in Ocala, FL, ranked No. 1. Florida, in fact, seems to be the most popular destination for active adults, as the 55places.com analysis noted 40 age-restricted communities throughout the state. Following is the official ranking.
- On Top of the World — Ocala, FL
- Latitude Margaritaville — Daytona Beach, FL
- Solivita — Kissimmee, FL
- Sun City Hilton Head — Bluffton, SC
- The Villages, FL
- Sun City Texas — Georgetown, TX
- Sun City Center, FL
- Kings Point — Sun City Center, FL
- Sun City Grand — Surprise, AZ
- Pelican Preserve — Fort Myers, FL
To arrive at these rankings, 55places.com examined unique pageviews that a community page received between April 2018-March 2019, how many times a 55places.com user saved a particular community on their user accounts, and the total number of internal sales leads generated by each community on 55 places.com from April 2018-March 2019. Also taken into account were the number of reviews the communities attracted.
Pictured: On Top of the World, Ocala, FL
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