The communities on this list were chosen with great consideration, research and valuable insight gained by on-site tours of every community by 55places. We also took into account the community's popularity based upon analytics on 55places. Our expansive analysis, both in-person and through objective research helped us create rankings for 11 different categories. Using a scientific approach the data was compiled to produce an unbiased list of the best active adult communities in America.
Active adult communities are becoming increasingly popular among baby boomers entering retirement. These active retirement communities are designed to complement active adult living and usually feature low-maintenance homes, resort-style amenities, and proximity to healthcare and entertainment. Some are age-restricted over 55 communities, while others are simply age-targeted and non-restrictive. Location is key to an active adult lifestyle. Active adult communities provide quick access to daily conveniences, with locations near shopping centers, restaurants, cultural attractions, airports, and metropolitan areas. Perhaps the best part of living in an active adult community is the low-maintenance lifestyle.
Active Adult Communities include single-family homes, town homes, cluster homes, manufactured housing and multifamily housing. There are two types: age-restricted and age-targeted. Age-Restricted Communities are specifically aimed at persons age 55 and older. Under rules set down by the U.
Active adult housing refers to either an age-targeted or an Age-restricted community designed for people aged 55 or older sometimes 50 or older. In multi-family units, one bathroom and two bedrooms are most common. The only exceptions are among households age 75 or older, where one-bedroom multifamily and one-bathroom single-family housing units are more common.