Adult communities, retirement communities or 55 communities in Tampa, Florida are much sought after by people, usually couples, nearing their retirement because of things that only Florida and a few other U.S. states can offer to retirees.
Among these important things are Florida’s nearly all-year pleasant weather, mild winters, beautiful beaches, Disney parks, cruises from Port of Tampa, and McDill Air Force Base.
Here are the top 55 communities in Tampa Fl:
Sun City in Sun City Center
Home Prices: From less than $50,000 to $1,735,430
This community occupies a large part of Hillsborough County, with more than 14,000 homes served by common facilities such as tennis courts, meeting or club rooms, a heated outdoor pool, lap and walking indoor pool, fitness center, dance studio, lawn bowling, and large community hall. There are about 200 various clubs for residents, such as clubs for golf, gardening, ceramics, travel, arts and crafts, book reading, public art, conservation, and walking.
This is also known as a golf cart community, as the golf cart is the second most popular mode of transportation for shopping and going to entertainment and sports events.
Sun City Center, which is less than 30 minutes south of Tampa, is a city where several major home builders developed gated communities for adult residents.
Tampa Bay Golf and Tennis Club in San Antonio
Home Prices: From around $100,000 to just above $200,000
This active adult community consists of 700 acres of gated and secluded nature reserves, lakes and a 27-hole golf course. It has an award-winning clubhouse, heated community pool, library with computers, full-service restaurant, spa center, game room, community centers and pool tables. Homes have lanais that allow residents to watch the sunset, birds and the pond.
The Groves Golf and Country Club in Land O Lakes
Home Prices: $179,000 to $350,000
This 55 community is a nature-loving community that sits on 446 acres, with 40 percent allotted to conservation areas that include golf course fairways, cypress preserves and nature parks. There are only 755 home sites, but they’re served by various clubs and amenities such as the 15,000-square-foot multipurpose and multi-activity clubhouse, and manned and video-monitored entrances.
Every Groves homeowner has a full-equity membership in the country club and the 18-hole golf course. Prospective owners can choose from courtyard homes, estate homes, club homes, and single-family patio homes.
Valencia Lakes in Wimauma
Home Prices: Start from $150,000
This 55 community was developed by GL Homes, a company that has built more than 5,000 new homes in 55 communities on both the east and west coasts of Florida.
Each Valencia home is outfitted with features that make life for residents comfortable, safe and secure, such as easy-open door handles, smoke detectors, medical emergency and fire alert buttons, alarm system, and luxury bathrooms.