Cities with 55 Plus Living Communities in Wisconsin

Sycamore Place

  7300 West Dean Road
Milwaukee, WI 53223

The Classic at Hillcrest Greens

  2455 Sawgrass Place
Altoona, WI 54720

Saint John's On The Lake

  1840 North Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Cedar Community

  5595 County Road Z
West Bend, WI 53095

Hyland Campus

  881 Liberty Blvd
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

The Gables of Germantown

  N109 W17075 Ava Cir
Germantown, WI 53022

St. Catherine Commons

  3524 7th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53140

Village Pointe Commons

  101 Walnut Circle
Grafton, WI 53024

Huntington Place

  3801 N Wright Road
Janesville, WI 53546

Oak Hill Terrace

  1805 Kensington Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188

Layton Terrace

  9200 W Layton Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53228

Laurel Oaks

  1700 W Bender Road
Glendale, WI 53209

Wilson Commons

  1500 W. Sonata Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53221

Summit Woods

  2501 Summit Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53188

Killarney Kourt

  8800 Shannon Ln
Sturtevant, WI 53177

Library Square

  1820 S 75th St
West Allis, WI 53214

Hart Park Square

  6600 W River Parkway
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Parkside Senior Living

  6902 Parkside Circle
DeForest, WI 53532

New Perspective Island Shores

  131 E North Water St
Neenah, WI 54956

Bellevue Senior Living

  1660 Hoffman Road
Green Bay, WI 54311

The Jefferson

  9401 Old Sauk Road
Middleton, WI 53562

Holiday Oakwood Hills

  4316 Oakwood Hills Parkway
Eau Claire, WI 54701

The Landmark of West Allis

  1441 South 68th Street
West Allis, WI 53214

River Place Senior Apartments

  102 North River Street
Janesville, WI 53548


  3023 S 84th Street
West Allis, WI 53227

Milwaukee Catholic Home

  2462 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Franciscan Villa

  3601 S. Chicago Avenue

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.