Affordable 55+ Communities in North Florida

Moving to a 55+ community has a ton of upside, especially in a location like North Florida where affordable housing options are plentiful. So Whether you're looking to downsize, move closer to family or friends, enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle and climate, or just start anew, North Florida is loaded with active adult communities that include amazing amenities, fabulous living spaces, and home prices that won't break the bank. 

Arbor Mill at Oakleaf Plantation

Arbor Mill at Oakleaf Plantation is a sprawling 55-plus community located in Jacksonville, Florida. Completed in 2017, it has a total of 155 single-family homes with several different floor plans that fit a variety of different lifestyles. Many homes in Arbor Hill at Oakleaf Plantation are surprisingly affordable, especially when you consider all of the beauty and functionality they offer. The minimum size of 1,585 square feet is more than enough space to kick back for a leisurely drink, have family over, or host friends for the night. While every home is different, there are options in the mid-300s that give you access to a pool, a fitness center, patio, fire pit, two pickle ball courts, two bocce ball courts, and a private dog park. That's a pretty good deal.

Sweetwater by Del Webb

Sweetwater by Del Webb combines the functional design and high quality construction that Del Webb is known for with affordability and practicality to offer you a value-packed retirement opportunity. The 399 single family homes, 282 carriage homes, 30 villas, and 128 condominiums range in price, with the cheapest options sitting in the low $200,000s. But buying an affordable home at Sweetwater doesn't have to mean compromising. The development is a mere 12 minute drive from the beach, preserving the convenience and fun of living near the water. Plus, everything's managed for you in this community. No need to worry about maintaining waterfront property or tending to a lawn, because the HOA ensures all is taken care of.

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Everlake at Mandarin

Approaching retirement is all about living a leisurely lifestyle, so why not find a community that embodies it fully? Everlake at Mandarin does so with a litany of private amenities, including but not limited to, a clubhouse, fitness center, outdoor patio, fire pit, meeting rooms, a bbq area, bike trails, running trails, and an outdoor pool. Dream Finders Homes began building Everlake at Mandarin in 2021, so its 192 attached homes still feel plenty new. Interior layouts and designs can differ from property to property, but most share modern elements like granite countertops, high ceilings, big windows, and lanais. While those are all things you'd expect to find in a large Florida estate, they come at a fairly attainable price point of $370,000 and up.

Riverwood by Del Webb

While a gated community with desirable living spaces and upscale amenities might suggest high a price tag, such enviable luxuries are attainable for active adult home buyers considering Riverwood by Del Webb. This 55-plus community has a total of 1,200 single-family homes on offer, in addition to lower-cost carriage homes and condominiums that start in the $400,000s. In any case, residency on the complex affords you the pristine views of the neighboring Nocatee Preserve, which includes a whopping 2,400 acres of wetlands, marine estuaries and woodlands. That, and access to a variety of on-site perks, including a pool, exercise room, media room, arts and craft facility, clubhouse, and billiards room.

Del Webb Wildlight

Del Webb has done it again with one of its most recently built North Florida communities, Wildlight. This wonderful 55+ community is perfect for those looking to spend their golden years in the Sunshine State, and affordable home prices here can make that a reality for home buyers on nearly any budget. From its beautiful single-family homes and villas - starting from the $300s - to the countless things to do and see on-site, you'll never find yourself without something to do. Amenities include an outdoor resort-style pool, event ballroom, fitness center, dog park, boardwalk path, and more. And with its close proximity to Amelia Island and Downtown Jacksonville - just 15-25 minute drives away from either destination - you're never too far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city either.

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