Cities with 55 Plus Living Communities in Ohio

Wexner Heritage Village

  1151 College Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209

Judson Park

  2181 Ambleside Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106

Concordia at Sumner

  970 Sumner Parkway
Copley, OH 44321

Springfield Masonic Community

  7 Masonic Dr
Springfield, OH 45504

Twin Lakes

  9840 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Friendship Village of Dublin

  6000 Riverside Drive
Dublin, OH 43017


  5800 Forest Hills Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43231

Otterbein Portage Valley Senior Lifestyle Community

  20311 Pemberville Road
Pemberville, OH 43450

Otterbein St. Marys Senior Lifestyle Community

  11230 State Route 364
St. Marys, OH 45885

Otterbein Lebanon Senior Lifestyle Community

  585 N. State Route 741
Lebanon, OH 45036

Springwood Place

  865 Maxtown Road
Westerville, OH 43082

The AbbeWood

  1210 South Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035

Generations Senior Living of Strongsville

  18960 Falling Water Rd.
Strongsville, OH 44136


Brookdale Trillium Crossing

  3500 Trillium Crossing
Columbus, OH 43235

Holiday Pearl Crossing

  19205 Pearl Road
Strongsville, OH 44136

Holiday Alexis Gardens

  4560 W Alexis Road
Toledo, OH 43623

Spring Leaf Place

  2920 Snouffer Road
Columbus, OH 43235

Holiday New England Club

  8135 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45255

Holiday Copley Place

  528 Rothrock Road
Copley, OH 44321

Otterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle Community

  9400 North Shore Blvd.
Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440

Indian Hills Senior Community

  1541 East 191st Street
Euclid, OH 44117

Stone Oak Retirement

  4160 Trueman Boulevard
Hilliard, OH 43026


Rittenhouse Village Gahanna

  1201 Riva Ridge Court
Gahanna, OH 43230

The Waterford at Fairfield

  1460 Corydale Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

Otterbein Cridersville Senior Lifestyle Community

  100 Red Oak Drive
Cridersville, OH 45806

Ohio Living Mount Pleasant

  225 Britton Lane
Monroe, OH 45050

Eliza Bryant Village

  7201 Wade Park Ave
Cleveland, OH 44103


Evergreen Retirement Community

  230 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45215

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.

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