Cities with 55 Plus Living Communities in Kansas

Connect55+ Wichita

  2430 N 127th St. East
Wichita, KS 66726


Connect55+ Topeka

  2700 SW 3rd St
Topeka, KS 66606


Connect55+ Olathe

  13350 S Greenwood St
Olathe, KS 66062


Connect 55+ Shawnee

  7200 Silverheel St
Shawnee, KS 66226


Brandon Woods at Alvamar

  1501 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047

Park Meadows Senior Living

  5901 W 107th St
Overland Park, KS 66207

Greenwood Terrace

  11150 Greenwood Street
Lenexa, KS 66215

Brookdale Overland Park 119th

  6101 W. 119th St.
Overland Park, KS 66209

Grasslands Estates

  10665 W 13Th Street N
Wichita, KS 67212

The Welstone at Mission Crossing

  6050 Broadmoor St
Mission, KS 66202


Shawnee Hills Senior Living

  6335 Maurer Rd
Shawnee, KS 66217

Arbor Court Retirement Community at Alvamar

  1510 St. Andrews Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047

Thornton Place

  2901 SW Armstrong
Topeka, KS 66614

Legend of Hutchinson

  2416 Brentwood
Hutchinson, KS 67502

Homestead of Augusta

  1611 Fairway Drive
Augusta, KS 67010

Reflection Ridge Retirement

  2300 North Tyler Road
Wichita, KS 67205


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.