Cities with 55 Plus Living Communities in Alabama

Redstone Village

  12000 Turnmeyer Drive
Huntsville, AL 35803

Regency Retirement Village - Huntsville

  2004 Max Luther Drive
Huntsville, AL 35810

Capstone Village

  601 Peter Bryce Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

The Village at Cook Springs

  415 Cook Springs Rd
Pell City, AL 35125

St. Martin's in the Pines

  4941 Montevallo Road
Birmingham, AL 35210

Kirkwood by the River

  3605 Ratliff Road
Birmingham, AL 35210

Galleria Woods

  3850 Galleria Woods Drive
Birmingham, AL 35244

Terrace Lake Village Apts & Assisted Living

  100 Terrace Lake Drive
Guntersville, AL 35976

Westminster Village

  500 Spanish Fort Blvd
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

Greenbriar at the Altamont

  2831 Highland Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205

The Landings of Northport

  951 Rose Drive
Northport, AL 35476

Brookdale Cedar Springs

  2505 Spring Ave SW
Decatur, AL 35601

The Terrace at Priceville

  200 Terrace Lane
Priceville, AL 35603

The Terrace at Grove Park

  101 Tulip Lane
Dothan, AL 36305

Regency Retirement Village - Tuscaloosa

  5001 Old Montgomery Highway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Regency Pointe

  510 East Grand Avenue
Rainbow City, AL 35906


The Madison Village

  6016 Wall Triana Highway
Madison, AL 35758

Live Oak Village

  2300 North Cedar St.
Foley, AL 36535

Homestead Village of Fairhope

  924 Plantation Boulevard
Fairhope, AL 36532

Pine Valley Retirement Community

  800 Rice Valley Road, N
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Oak Grove Inn

  3801 Oak Grove Drive
Montgomery, AL 36116

Danberry At Inverness

  235 Inverness Center Drive
Hoover, AL 35242

Monarch Estates

  1550 E. University Dr.
Auburn, AL 36830

Cedar Chase Retirement Apartments

  2050 South Alabama Avenue
Monroeville, AL 36460

University Oaks

  650 University Blvd. South
Mobile, AL 36609

Cahaba Ridge Retirement

  3090 Healthy Way
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243


Rocky Ridge

  3517 Lorna Rd
Hoover, AL 35216

Holiday Eastdale Estates

  5801 Eastdale Dr
Montgomery, AL 36117

Seagrass Village of Daphne

  426 Seagrass Circle
Daphne, AL 36526


Seagrass Village of Gulf Shores

  21298 Cotton Creek Dr
Gulf Shores, AL 36542


What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

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