Active Lifestyle Communities with the Most Expensive Homes

Active Lifestyle Communities with the Most Expensive Homes

by BILL NESS on SEPTEMBER 23, 2013


Pelican Bay in Naples, FL boasts gorgeous enclaves of dreamy multi-million dollar beach front mansions.

Most retirees simply look forward to enjoying well deserved me time. At the stage in life when you can finally settle down, it’s always fun to dream of how you’ll spend your time and where you’ll hang your hat. Active lifestyle communities cater to retirees in every price range including some elaborate homes with elaborate price tags. While most of us couldn’t imagine spending millions on a home during retirement, it certainly is fun to look!

Some of the most elegant and prestigious active lifestyle communities in America feature amazing homes, some costing upwards of $5 million dollars or more. Each of these impressive communities features the ultimate combination of lifestyle and amenities popular with active adult homebuyers while still being open to all-ages. They all showcase multi-million dollar estates while still offering homes in a more realistic price range. Here are 12 active lifestyle communities in America with the most expensive homes.

1. Pelican Bay – Naples, FL

As one of the premier active lifestyle communities in Florida, Pelican Bay sits along three miles of sparkling Gulf of Mexico waterfront. The stunning beachfront is exclusive to residents as is a 25,000 square-foot clubhouse with world-class amenities. Residents also have the option to join The Club at Pelican Bay offering 27 holes of golf and fabulous dining. Pelican Bay is planned for 6,500 homes, some selling for upwards of $5 million.

2. Celebration – Celebration, FL

With just over 4,000 homes, Celebration is a sought after retirement destination designed with an elegant New England flair. Residents enjoy a comprehensive collection of resort-style amenities and a rewarding social lifestyle all just minutes from Orlando. A unique town center boasts a long list of shops, restaurants and everyday conveniences.

3. Hassayampa Village – Prescott, AZ

Stunning mountain views and old growth forests abound the 550-acre community known as Hassayampa Village. Residents of this exclusive community enjoy living in the heart of the mountains yet still close to everyday conveniences. Planned for just 200 homes, the community offers gated privacy and golf course living in homes reaching into the $5 million mark.

4. Hilton Head Plantation – Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head Plantation combines the best of coastal charm with resort-style living. It’s the ideal ocean-site oasis perfect for active adult living. Residents of this 4,500-home community enjoy an impressive collection of amenities spread throughout the community including four exciting golf courses.

5. Pelican Landing – Bonita Springs, FL

Located between the outstanding waters of Spring Creek and the Estero Bay aquatic preserve, Pelican Landing preserves, protects and enhances the natural beauty of its environment. This sister community to Pelican Bay offers homes priced up to the high $3 millions. Residents enjoy nearly 15,000 square feet of world-class amenities plus have the option to join the amazing Pelican’s Nest Golf Club.


Toscana Country Club is an extrodinary community with elegant architecture and beautiful landscaping.

6. Toscana Country Club – Indian Wells, CA

In the countryside of Southern California is Toscana Country Club, a gated community planned for 652 lavish homes surrounded by luxurious appointments. Residents enjoy a spectacular clubhouse, world-class dining, 36 holes of golf, a community spa, tennis courts and trails all surrounded by gorgeous mountain views lit with warm California sunshine. Most homes in this prestigious community range from $1 to $3 million dollars.

The remaining six communities on this prestigious list all offer homes over $2 million dollars. Check them out and keep dreaming of your perfect retirement!

7. Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club – Fort Myers, FL

8. Renaissance – Fort Myers, FL

9. Indian Ridge Country Club – Palm Desert, CA

10. Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club – St. George, UT

11. Mizner Country Club – Delray Beach, FL

12. Shadow Wood – Bonita Springs, FL

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