CHICAGO, Dec. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 55 Places is excited to present our annual list of the 25 best value communities for 2015. As this list shows, living in a luxurious 55+ community does not require a gold mine for a retirement fund, as several communities provide incredible homes, resort-style amenities, and in-demand locations at prices attainable by most active adults.
Our list contains some active adult community heavyweights in popular locations and some lesser-known locales and neighborhoods that might come as a surprise. As in previous years, we determined this year's list by looking at our 100 most popular active adult communities for 2015. We then narrowed down our list by the average home selling price, best amenities, and the number of clubs and activities that residents take part in.
The team at 55 Places travels around the country to visit hundreds of active adult communities every year, making this list not only an exercise in numbers, but also in our experiences visiting these communities.
So pack your bag, put down the checkbook, and get ready for the retirement you never thought was possible. Here are the best value communities for 2015, in no particular order:
1. Sun City – Sun City, AZ
2. On Top of the World – Ocala, FL
3. Carillon – Plainfield, IL
4. Leisure Village West – Manchester, NJ
5. The Villages – The Villages, FL
6. Sun City West – Sun City West, AZ
7. Solivita – Kissimmee, FL
8. Kings Isle – Port St. Lucie, FL
9. Seven Lakes – Fort Myers, FL
10. Kings Point – Sun City Center, FL
11. Stonecrest – Summerfield, FL
12. Four Seasons at Mirage – Barnegat, NJ
13. Sun Lakes Arizona – Sun Lakes, AZ
14. Kings Ridge – Clermont, FL
15. Ocala Palms – Ocala, FL
16. Spruce Creek South – Summerfield, FL
17. The Plantation at Leesburg – Leesburg, FL
18. Sun City Huntley – Huntley, IL
19. Kings Point in Delray Beach – Delray Beach, FL
20. Oak Run – Ocala, FL
21. Legacy of Leesburg – Leesburg, FL
22. Timber Pines – Spring Hill, FL
23. Southshore Falls – Apollo Beach, FL
24. Century Village at Deerfield Beach – Deerfield Beach, FL
25. Sun City Center – Sun City Center, FL
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