Tampa Bay Area Communities

Tampa Bay Retirement Communitites & Real Estate

This is the ULTIMATE Resource Guide for Tampa Bay Area Retirement Homes and Communities

The Tampa Bay area offers some great advantages to retirees looking for a relaxing time while still having the excitement of a vibrant city. This area has been high on the list for prospective retirees looking to relocate. The beautiful beaches and active Tampa lifestyle present many opportunities to live retirement to its fullest. Tampa has great subtropical climate, a multitude of housing options, and plenty of activities, making Tampa an ideal place to retire. 

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Choose from several communities geared towards 55+ individuals. Sun City Center is an entire city dedicated to those 55+ and caters to their every need with easy to access health services and transportation options. This area centers around seniors and provides a community center, a multi club building, newly remodeled fitness center, and a golf course with country club

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Homes range in price from about $70k for a small condo to over $1 million for a large pool home on the golf course with all the amenities and everything in between. Choose from duplexes and townhomes defined by each unique community. Sun City Center has a network of roads especially made for golf carts around town. This makes for easy, safe, and inexpensive transportation that plays into the laid-back lifestyle of this relaxing community. 

Where to Retire in Tampa Bay

Outside of Sun City Center is Valencia Lakes of Tampa. This is 55+ luxury resort living at its finest. Choose between 2-3 bedroom villas or a detached single family home. There is a clubhouse with a sparkling pool, RV parking, and boat parking. 


In Hillsborough County, 55+ living has taken root and new homes are being added regularly. The Encore at Fishhawk Ranch features single family homes located in the community of Fishhawk Ranch. There is a clubhouse, a pool, and social activities. Apollo Beach offers Southshore Falls By Del Webb. These single family homes and villas are located in a gated community and are convenient to healthcare facilities, shopping, and dining. 


Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay is a centrally located community near Westchase. Daily breakfast is included when you purchase one of the villas or there is also the option to rent an apartment. This community features a concierge service, 24 hour security, a wellness service, and a heated pool. 


Valencia Lakes in Wimauma, Florida is a 55+ community adjacent to Sun City Center. Situated just 25 miles south of Tampa, Valencia Lakes has attracted adult buyers with state-of-the-art amenities, a very active lifestyle and luxurious new construction homes at reasonable prices. This is a great alternative location to Sun City Center as this area offers newer homes. A large outdoor resort-style pool and resistance pool as well as a separate spa adorn the back patio of the clubhouse. There are six lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, four pickleball, bocce ball, and shuffleboard courts, as well as a half basketball court, softball field, and horseshoe pits. 


Another popular retirement alternative is a modular home. These homes are affordable and are easy on the budget. Communities are peppered throughout the Tampa bay area and these parks feature 55+ living restrictions and offer extra features not usually available in this living arrangement. 


With so many choices, retiring in the Tampa Bay area presents a multitude of options to fit any taste, budget, and lifestyle. 

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