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Florida has always been considered a favorite destination for retirees in the United States. Its warm tropical climate and extensive inventory of luxury retirement communities surpass other locations in the country. Most of their retirement homes offer 5-star amenities and are located close to public and private beaches. Here are three stunning resorts geared toward ages 65 and up.

Ave Maria

Located in Southwestern Florida, Ave Maria is a community of several neighborhoods that sits on 5,000 acres. Potential buyers can choose from either attached or detached homes in the price range of $250,000 to $500,000. Most of the houses are two or three bedrooms with substantial private outdoor space. Retirees love Ave Maria for its resort-style amenities. It has a water park and two large community parks. You can hike for miles, bike on the trails, play a game of tennis, or golf on the 18-hole championship course, driving range, and practice greens. The recreation and activity center features game rooms, a fitness center, and multipurpose rooms for special events.

BallenIsles Country Club

BallenIsles Country Club is located in Palm Beach Gardens and well-known for its upscale atmosphere. There are 30 neighborhoods with homes that meet the needs of any resident. You can purchase a charming condo for $250,000 or a single-family home over $3 million. BallenIsles recently went through a renovation of the golf clubhouse. The improvements to the 72,000 square foot space include new restaurants, game and entertainment rooms, and areas for private events. They have a new fitness and sports complex that is home to any activity a resident would want to participate in. Those who love the outdoors can swim in the resort-style pool, hike, walk, or bike ride on the cycling paths.

Cresswind at Victoria Gardens

Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is located within the Victoria Park community in DeLand, Florida. Buyers have the opportunity to customize their homes to provide more space. All homes are between 1,500 to 2,000 square feet and come with deluxe kitchens, bathrooms, and two-car garages. Cresswind is one of the most social communities with over 40 different groups and clubs. Residents have direct access to the 18-hole golf course and facilities at Victoria Hills Golf Club. The clubhouse features a game and craft room, café, and a computer lab. Outdoor activities include bocce ball, tennis, and swimming.