Florida luxury retirement communities
After working hard for most of their lives, many retirees head south to enjoy the Florida sunshine and experience the good life in their golden years. Here are a few of the most desirable luxury retirement communities the Sunshine state has to offer.
Devonshire at PGA National
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Situated on 2,340 acres in Palm Beach Gardens is Devonshire at PGA National. Designed for luxury retirement living, the motto here, “a resort within a resort” is fitting. Home to the Professional Golfers Association of America and PGA Seniors’ Championships, the exclusive retirement community offers much more than just golf. Residents enjoy all of the facilities and services including a vast 40,000 sq. ft. spa, One of the country’s largest croquet club and a racquetball and health center. The 12 1 and 2 bedroom floorplans available are modern and chic with all of the bells and whistles. The community offers private rooms with a 24-hour nursing staff, rehabilitation, fitness and nutritional programs for those who require assisted living. Devonshire PGA offers seniors a care free lifestyle by including all utilities, such as cable, phone, internet, and electricity bills in the package. Residents enjoy world class dining in 5 superb restaurants. Room service and in-house catering and free appetizers nightly in the posh Churchill Lounge. The Palm Beach Gardens area offers many fun activities for retirees including the Palm Beach Polo Club, Palm Beach International raceway, and McCarthy’s wildlife sanctuary.
Regency Park Vero Beach
Vero Beach, Florida
Located in scenic Vero Beach is the Regency Park retirement community. The upscale home to many affluent retirees welcomes only those 55 years or older. The Regency Park tagline, “The style to which you have become accustomed” is fitting for the resort-like atmosphere and lush surroundings. Swaying palms surround majestic arched fountains across forty acres of manicured grounds. The golden years are worth the wait when they include the amenities that are available here such as a ballroom, library, lavish clubhouse, and 5 first-class restaurants. Nearby golf, boutiques, McKee Botanical Garden, and Atlantic Ocean beaches are just a stones throw from Regency Park. The villa and apartment floorplans are spacious and palatial. Concierge and car services are par for the course at Regency Park.
The Fountains at Lake Point Woods
Florida’s southwest coast is home to many retired folks, and Sarasota is a prime locale for seniors to relax and enjoy the good life. The Fountains at Lake Point Woods are an exclusive retirement community located between Ft. Meyers and St. Petersburg. Featuring independent and assisted living, the waterfront property is reminiscent of a mediterranean villa. Long arched walkways stretch out along the sparkling waters of the Sarasota Bay providing these retirees with natural beauty to enjoy all year long. Vaulted ceilings, private patios, marble countertops and rich wood cabinetry throughout are standard in the independent living bungalows. For those that require assisted living, Nursing and rehabilitative services are available. In the surrounding Sarasota area, culture and leisure are a way of life. The Myakka River State Park, Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota Opera, and the Sarasota Orchestra are just a few of the nearby entertainment options for retired residents.
The elegance and scenic ocean views experienced by the retired residents of Tampa’s Canterbury Tower rival any Florida luxury hotel. Assisted and independent living apartments are spacious and stylish. Private balconies offer spectacular views of Tampa’s gulf coast. An on-site health center with a full-time nursing staff see to the needs of those requiring assisted living. The retired residents at this luxury apartment building enjoy being treated to sumptuous waterfront dining at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The chefs at Canterbury Tower are top-notch and prepare cuisine fit for retired kings and queens at the Mona Lisa Cafe and the Bistro. The Tampa area offers many entertainment options for the Canterbury’s over 55 crowd. Nearby attractions include the Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, and miles of pristine white sand beaches.