Imagine a neighborhood with a high quality of life that includes resort amenities such as community pools and clubhouses, hiking trails, golf courses, tennis courts, and a quiet lifestyle that is safe for you and visiting family. Gated 55 and older communities offer all this and more, and the greater Jacksonville area offers three spectacular planned community choices. You will enjoy companionship and solidarity with neighbors in your own age group while taking advantage of the activities available on the property. If you are looking for a neighborhood where property values stay healthy and peace of mind prevails, a gated 55 and older community may be the perfect place for your next home.
Cascades at World Golf Village
For the very active older adult, this is the ideal community, especially if you love the game of golf. At Cascades, you will find the World Golf Hall of Fame, the PGA Academy, and Caddyshack, the restaurant owned by Bill Murray and family. Located just 30 miles south of Jacksonville proper, this planned community offers activities for all active adults. The 22,000-foot clubhouse includes a fitness center, a ballroom and stage, an arts and crafts center, and a computer room. Outdoors, you will find walking trails, a saltwater pool, and dozens of other physical fitness activities. All the homes are one-story single-family dwellings with open porches, screened lanais, and vaulted ceilings. Residency includes yard maintenance and a full-time activities director dedicated to your entertainment and social needs.
Del Webb Ponte Vedra
Del Webb Ponte Vedra is a set of planned 55 and older communities 20 miles south of Jacksonville, in the town of Nocatee. The entire gated community is just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, giving residents easy access to swimming, boating, and other water sports. The property is made up of seven villages encircling the town center and interconnected by walking trails and bike paths. Residents will find little reason to leave the community when they consider the grocery store, bank, gas stations, restaurants, and other businesses all clustered in the town center. The Anastasia Club, open only to residents, features fitness equipment, a library, a social center, a cafe, and a grand ballroom. The homes are all inspired by Mediterranean living, available in single-family, condo, and carriage house designs. When the community is finished, it will comprise almost 2,000 homes.
Sweetwater by Del Webb
For animal lovers, Sweetwater by Del Webb is the place to be. This dog-friendly community is home to an abundance of natural wildlife, bike paths, and hiking trails. This is a multicultural community, with neighbors from around the globe giving it an international flavor. A full-time activities director plans regular outings, gatherings, and special events, while the many social and activity clubs offer residents the ability to get to know their neighbors through sewing, golf, poker, bible study, and many other interest groups. The clubhouse contains fitness facilities as well as a ballroom, rooms for dinners and meetings, craft areas, and a library.
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