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11 55 Plus Living Communities in the Jacksonville Area

Premium Community

Peyton Ridge Apartments

Now Leasing, Lease Your New Home Today!

Starting from $660 a month

  • Spacious Floor Plans to choose from
  • Fully-Equipped Kitchens
  • Energy Efficient Appliances including Washer & Dryer
  • Large Walk-in Closets
  • Pets, maximum 2 allowed

Philips Pointe Apartments

Affordable Senior Living in Jacksonville, Florida!

  •  3465 Philips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL 32207 $
  • Accessible Floor Plans
  • Energy-Efficient Appliances
  • Close to Grocery Stores & Bus Line
  • Controlled Access Building
  • Water, Sewer & Garbage Included!

Mount Carmel Gardens


  •  5846 Mt Carmel Terrace, Jacksonville, FL 32216 $
  • Fun-Filled Community Room w/ Billiards
  • Extraordinary Clubhouse
  • Fully Stocked Library
  • Professional Conference Room
  • Pet-Friendly Community

Cypress Village


  •  4600 Middleton Park Circle East, Jacksonville, FL 32224 $$$$

Entrance fees apply

  • Cypress Village is a Continuing Care Retirement Community offering Exceptional Independent Living, Personalized Assisted Living, Alzheimer's and Dementia Care and Skilled Nursing Care for seniors.
  • Our dining program offers resort stylelunch and dinner daily prepared with only the freshest ingredients.
  • In Independent Living, light housekeeping is performed weekly. In Assisted Living, housekeeping will clean every day.
  • In Independent Living, we launder your linens and towels weekly.
  • Our trained and licensed transportation staff provide service to shopping and restaurants as well as your personal destinations.

Osprey Village

Fernandina Beach’s Premier Senior Living Community

  •  48 Osprey Village, Amelia Island, FL 32034 $$$$

Entrance fees apply

  • The premier retirement community in the Amelia Island and Jacksonville region of Florida
  • Nestled conveniently in the quiet beaches of Amelia Island
  • Enjoy a lifestyle with amenities that promote healthy aging and active living without all the chores that accompany home ownership and maintenance
  • Nationally recognized, award-winning wellness program and dining services equal to any high-end restaurant
  • Live in a community where the social calendar is packed, the food is delectable and opportunities to increase one's health and peace of mind abound

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.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.