55 Communities on ActiveAdultLiving


What is an active adult community?  Active Adult communities are age restricted to residents 55 years of age or better – with some 55 plus communities restricted to residents as young as 45+  Many active adult communities provide maintenance free living with on-site activities such as golf, fitness, swimming as well as being close to attractions for entertainment.  55 Plus communities vary in style and budget from single family homes, condominiums, townhomes, manufactured sales or rentals.  Some communities are huge with multiple community centers and golf courses and are more like a self-contained town, for example The Villages Florida while others are smaller boutique style.


There are 2 basic types of active adult communities (1) age-restricted and (2) age-targeted. In the US, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) governs 55 plus age restricted communities.  They mandate that a minimum of 80% of the household members should be 55+.  Other household members may live there but they must be at least 19 years of age.

Since 1998 Active Adult Living® has been the premier unbiased online directory resource for those seeking to live an active lifestyle within an active adult, active lifestyle or 55 and better community.   The directory is the brain child of Stephan and Lisa LaCount who conceived and launched the site in 1998 when the popularity of active adult 55 communities was still in its infancy – at that time we had detailed just 250 over 55 places to choose from!Our distinctive competence has been, is – and continues to be – that we list EVERY community that we can find - regardless of whether a community pays for a featured presence on our site, or not.  Unlike other sites which steer a potential buyer towards a community or selected number of communities (for their personal financial gain), conversely we offer readers the opportunity to discover every housing option and lifestyle available – new homes, resale homes, rental homes/apartments, manufactured homes, condominums, golf course country clubs, etc, etc.An easy Google search enables you to find information on such mega 55 communities as Laguna Woods, CA but you need our years of research to find out about that little 55 community which does appear on page 1 of Google!   Or perhaps you want to see the best retirement cities or view ALL retirement communities in Florida (we detail more than a thousand FL 55 communities) – you have found the resource!