If you're thinking about downsizing and are currently weighing all your options, there's obviously a lot to consider. Location, what type of home fits your living space needs, and of course your budget all come to mind immediately. But another factor that might be close to the top of your wish list when searching active adult communities is what kinds of lifestyle amenities each particular neighborhood has to offer. In the Jacksonville area specifically, there are more than a few 55+ communities to choose from, but if you're really looking for the best of the best, these are the ones that won't disappoint when it comes to common lifestyle amenities.
Del Webb eTown
Stay connected to the city's vibe with a home at Del Webb eTown. Centrally located in the heart of Jacksonville, the adult community offers single-story luxury homes built with modern design and sophistication in mind. Home buyers enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom homes with ample square footage ranging from 1,343 sq.ft. to 3,339 sq. ft. Just steps from home, a 5-acre amenity center provides a variety of activities, such as pickleball, tennis, bocce ball, fitness center, spa, and a sparkling pool. Nearby, St. Johns Town Center provides an array of shopping, dining, entertainment, and healthcare venues.
Sweetwater Del Webb
Sweetwater by Del Webb offers home buyers a choice of beautifully designed homes to suit individual needs. The residential areas feature single-family homes, carriage homes, villas, and condominiums. A focal point of the Sweetwater Del Webb community is Summerland Hall, which offers residents access to a library, computers, Wi-Fi, a state-of-the art exercise facility, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The 55+ active adult community is located near Interstate 295 and J.T. Butler Boulevard, which provides residents easy access to medical facilities, educational facilities, shopping, and just a 12-minute drive to the pristine beaches lining the Atlantic.
Arbor Mill at Oakleaf Plantation
As part of the sprawling Oakleaf Plantation community, Arbor Mill offers an active adult lifestyle in a top Jacksonville location. Many homes in the neighborhood were just recently completed and feature 2 to 3 bedrooms with up to 1,777 square feet of total living space.
The collection of lifestyle amenities at Arbor Mill at Oakleaf Plantation is also quite desirable and includes a swimming pool, fitness room, and a covered pavilion and park. And there’s even a Lifestyle Director on-site to welcome new residents and introduce them to the community and all your new neighbors.
Del Webb Ponte Vedra
Del Webb Ponte Vedra, located 20 miles from Jacksonville, offers multiple choices in home design for buyers looking for a quality lifestyle along with comfort and convenience. Choose from condos, carriage homes, and single-family homes. Depending on the style, homes have 2 to 4 bedrooms and square footage from 1,157 sq. ft. to 2,634 sq. ft. Residences at Del Webb Ponte Vedra feature modern amenities, such as Corian counters, gourmet kitchens with spacious cabinets, and screened lanais. Residents do not have to go far to access medical facilities, drug stores, and supermarkets near downtown Jacksonville. On-site, the community has the 37,000 square-foot Anastasia Clubhouse with a recreation and fitness center, whirlpool spa, sauna, indoor pool, aerobics studio, library, cafe, and a fully equipped catering kitchen.
With less than 400 homes, the 275-acre features preserved natural wetlands and 10 lakes. Living at the Parkland Preserve community offers a cozy, quiet gated community of single-family homes for 55 and over, active adults. Situated in St. Augustine, just 30 miles from Jacksonville, residents are near the historic Castillo de San Marcos and the St. Augustine Wild Reserve. Homeowners have access to multi-bedroom homes and spacious floor plans ranging from 1,604 sq.ft. to 2,033 sq. ft. Parkland amenities keep residents entertained inside and outside. Swim a lap in the pool, play pickleball and bocce ball, work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center, relax on the outdoor patio, participate in scheduled activities, exercise canines in the dog park, or take a stroll and enjoy the natural landscape and open spaces.
Cascades at World Class Village
Come home to the well-designed gated community of Cascades at World Golf Village located in historic St. Augustine and less than an hour's drive from Jacksonville. The gated community offers one-story single-family homes with 2 to 4 bedrooms plus a two-car garage. The floor plans range in size from 1,613 sq. ft. to 2,520 sq.ft., and have features, such as screened lanais, garden tubs, and vaulted ceilings. Community amenities offer plenty of options for activities, starting with the 22,000 sq. ft. clubhouse featuring a crafts studio, billiards, a poker room, a ceramics studio, library, TVs, and a computer area. In St. Augustine, the community is near beaches, shopping, and historic sites. In Jacksonville, spend the day at the Museum of Science & History, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, or Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
Posted by Brad Officer