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Average Cost-of-Living Retirement Communities

Eastern U.S.

Coquina Crossing, Elkton, Florida

In Elkton, just fifteen minutes southwest of St. Augustine on Florida's northeastern coast, is Coquina Crossing, a gated (and manned), award-winning manufactured home community for those 55 and above. 

Mount Olive Shores North, Polk City, Florida

On Top of the World Communities, Ocala, Florida 

This 55+ retirement community is located on 13,000 acres outside of Ocala, Florida and is on land that at one time belonged a cattle company.   Today, however, there are 3,500 single-family homes here, and the development has plans to build several nearby multi-generational neighborhoods in addition to the existing age-restricted neighborhoods.

The Villages, Villages, Florida

Houston Springs, Perry, Georgia

The Village at Deaton Creek, Hoschton, Georgia

Glenmeadow Continuing Care Retirement Community, Longmeadow, Massachusetts  

This non-profit continuing care retirement community was founded in 1884 as a home for retired "gentlewomen."   These days it has a wooded, new 39-acre campus in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts and provides independent living and assisted living for both women and men.

Lake Providence, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Located just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, Lake Providence is an active adult community that has town homes and single family homes for sale.  This is a Del Webb development with a wide choice of prices, from the high $100,000s to the low $400,000s, and the usual top-notch amenities.

Lake Tansi, Crossville, Tennessee

The Evergreens at Smith Run, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Central U.S.

Galena Territory, Galena, Illinois

People of all ages, including retirees, come to this established, rambling, wooded community in northwestern Illinois for its vast array of amenities, from a 220-acre lake to an equestrian center, and for its extensive selection of home styles and prices.

Britton Falls, Fishers, Indiana  

Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch, Katy, Texas

Heritage Grand is an active adult neighborhood within the larger, all-ages master-planned development of Cinco Ranch, a growing community in a suburb of Houston, Texas.   Residences come in the form of patio homes or town homes, and prices start well below the national average.  Amenities are impressive as well.

Hill Country Retreat, San Antonio, Texas

Village of Tuscan Lakes, League City, Texas  

Western U.S.

Province, Maricopa, Arizona

Sun City and Sun City Grand, Sun City and Surprise, Arizona  

Sundance, Buckeye, Arizona

Windsor Gardens, Denver, Colorado

Quail Estates West, Las Vegas, Nevada

Solera at Stallion Ranch, Las Vegas, Nevada

Solera at Stallion Mountain is one of Las Vegas' newest 55+ active adult retirement communities and is a resort-like development from Del Webb.   Located within the exclusive country club neighborhood of Stallion Mountain, Solera has three separate entrances, each one gated and guarded 24 hours a day.  With 840 homes, Solera is one of Del Webb's smallest communities, but the homes are reasonably priced.

SunRiver, St. George, Utah

Del Webb Charleston, Summerville, South Carolina

Sundance Meadows, Spokane, Washington

Quail Run, Yakima, Washington


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