Jacksonville's 55+ Communities
Jacksonville is full of senior housing opportunities, ranging from Independent Living including Single Family homes, townhouses and condos up to full service Nursing Homes. Continuing Care Retirement Living Communities actually offer progressive levels of assistance, depending on a person's needs. They include independent and assisted living up through nursing care. If you are looking for a rental in a Senior Living Community, we can recommend a specialist who is familiar with all of the facilities the Jacksonville and St. Augustine area have to offer, including special services available, cost, and quality of life information.
Jacksonville currently has six Active Adult (55+) Communities, offering a variety of single family homes, townhouses, garden homes and condominiums for sale. These aim to service the interests of active adults over the age of 55 and are designed with an eye toward delivering a maintenance-free lifestyle for residents. Most are like living on a cruise ship full time, offering an array of on-site activities including exercise, social clubs, art instruction and lecture series. Amenities typically include year-round pools, tennis courts, elaborate clubhouses and gated access.
The five communities in N.E. Florida include the following: You can search for a home in one of these 55+ Communities here
Sweetwater by Del Webb: Located on the Southside of Jacksonville, Sweetwater has 950 homes ranging in price from the high $100's to the low $400's within its gated perimeter. Homes include single family detached homes and attached carriage homes, ranging in size from 1,536 s.f. to 1,857 s.f. The community is completely built-out, so only resales are available. World-class amenities include a 22,000 s.f. clubhouse which houses a fitness center, aerobics studio, indoor heated pool, a billiards room, art studio, learning/business room, and a catering kitchen. Outside amenities include a large pool, picnic pavilion, pickleball, bocceball, and tennis courts, and miles of nature trails.
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Del Webb Ponte Vedra: Located within Nocatee, this gated Del Webb community, formerly called Riverwood, opened in 2007 and still offers new homes for sale as well as many resales, with a total build-out capacity planned to include 1,988 homes. A variety of single family, carriage, and condominium homes are available, priced from the high $200's to the high $500's. Seven "villages" are connected via bike paths and trails. The 38,000 s.f., state-of-the-art recreation and fitness center is home to an indoor heated pool, spa, steam room, sauna, and an aerobics studio for a variety of fitness classes. Social activities take place in an arts and crafts studio, cafe, lounge, library, and a grand ballroom with a stage for performances. Outdoor amenities include a 15-acre lake, resort-style pool, sundeck, outdoor spa, barbeque pavilion, 6 tennis courts, 6 bocce-ball courts, 8 pickle-ball courts, and a 6-mile nature trail.
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Artisan Lakes: Artisan Lakes is a brand new gated community within Nocatee, which will eventually include 196 single family homes ranging in price from the high $300's to the low $500's. 10 different floor plans will be available with 1,755 to 2,600 s.f., from 2 to 4 bedrooms, 2-4 baths and 2-car garages. Homes will back to either preserve, pond, or a park. Planned amenities include a well-appointed clubhouse with a fitness center, demonstration kitchen, multipurpose room, 2 pickleball courts, 2 bocce ball courts, an event lawn, swing arbor, putting green, and a zero-entry pool with infinity edge. Construction was just begun in 2016 so no homes are currently available.
The Cascades at World Golf Village: Located within the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, it is the only 55+ community with private golf course access. Started in 2004, this gated community is totally built out with 450 single family detached homes ranging in price from the mid $200's to the high $400's. All homes are a single-story, ranging in size from 1,613 s.f. to 2,520 s.f. The 22,000 s.f. clubhouse houses a library, computer center, billiards, card and poker rooms, an arts and crafts studio, ballroom with a stage, fitness center, aerobics studio,, and an indoor heated pool. Outside you will find 3 tennis courts, 2 bocce-ball courts, 2 shuffleboards, and an outdoor pool and spa.
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Villages of Seloy: Located in St. Augustine, the Villages of Seloy offers 240 2 bedroom/2 bath homes, both new and resale, ranging in price from the high $300's to the low $500's. The gated community includes only single-family attached homes, clustered in either duplex or quad formations and ranging in size from 1,520 to 1,875 s.f. Amenities include a 3,000 s.f. clubhouse with a fitness center, media room,multi-purpose room, billiard room, a library, catering kitchen, and an outdoor resort-style pool. Lawncare is included in the monthly fee.
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Continuing Care Communities:
Jacksonville and St. Augustine have three Continuing Care Communities, only one of which (Cypress Village), lists their available homes in MLS. The others have lengthy waiting lists with waits of up to five years, so it is important to contact those communities well in advance of an intended move.
Cypress Village: Cypress Village is a Continuing Care Community which includes all of the levels of care from independent living to skilled nursing. The community was designed to create a rewarding lifestyle with a focus on health and well-being, offering a variety of fitness classes, an aquatic center, indoor, heated swimming pool, an outdoor gardening area, a croquet court, and extensive paths for walking and biking and nature trails for exploring. Other facilities include a woodworking shop, beauty salon and barber shop, and an arts and crafts studio.
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Glenmoor at World Golf Village: Glenmoor is a resort retirement community like no other. As a not-for-profit Continuing Care Resort Community, Glenmoor has been offering all levels of care since 2001, starting with independent living and topping out with its state-of-the-art skilled nursing center. The amenities include an outdoor aquatics center with a pool that is heated year-round, as well as a fitness and therapy center. Residents sign a "Life Care" contract with an up-front fee which guarantees them care for the rest of their lives- regardless of the level of care required. They also have a "pay-as-you-go" contract for residents with long-term care insurance.
Westminster Woods: Westminster Woods is located on Julington Creek in NW St. Johns County, just south of Mandarin. The facility includes a beautiful riverfront, wooded campus housing a variety of spacious residences, including garden apartments, mid-rise waterfront apartments, and single-family homes in a variety of floor plans. Entrance fees start at $47,000 for apartments and villa homes start at $253,500. Lawn care and home maintenance/house keeping are included. Their "My W Life" program offers wellness classes, nutritious dining options and lifelong learning opportunities. Amenities include a fitness center, waterfront, restaurant-style dining, two heated, outdoor swimming pools, library and computer center, Health Resource Center and scheduled transportation to shopping, appointments, etc.