Best 55+ Communities in Tampa for 2021

Tampa and the surrounding areas are exploding with new communities aged 55 and over.

And for good reason.

First of all, what is it that I don’t like about West coast of floridaand Tampa is in the center of it all.

The weather is great all year round, easily accessible from most other parts of the country, particularly the Northeast where most of the retirees come from, and let’s not forget about all those (winners!) Sport teams.

If your goal is to hang out with Tom, Gisele, and Gronk in retirement, here are some great options to explore:

Valencia Del Sol – Wimauma, FL

A nearby popular option is Valencia Del Sol by GL Homes. Valencia del Sol’s convenient location in Tampa makes it easy to enjoy fun in the sun along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Offering a robust and extraordinary lifestyle for those 55 and older, Valencia del Sol caters to residents looking to socialize and stay physically active. Active adults will enjoy the 25,000-square-foot clubhouse that offers a variety of resort-style amenities including a fitness center, large clubroom, relaxing pool and spa, tennis and pickleball courts, as well as a restaurant with seating in indoors and outdoors. A full-time on-site Lifestyle Director will be dedicated to organizing a wide variety of fun events, clubs, and opportunities to make new friends throughout the year. This amazing new community features an impressive selection of twin villas and single family homes starting at $ 400k that provide the best in 55+ living at an incredible value.

Request more information about Valencia Del Sol here.

Bridgewater Landing – Riverview, FL

(813) 395-2613 | Website

Bridgewater Landing is a neighborhood of attached villas and detached single-family homes within a continuing care retirement community located just off I-75 in the South Tampa metropolitan area.

Residents enjoy a 13,000-square-foot community clubhouse with a pool, exercise room, and meeting rooms. Dining facilities are also on the premises and dining options may be available to Bridgewater Landing residents. Apartment living options are under development and will be available soon.


Del Webb Bexley – Land O ‘Lakes, FL

(813) 412-8842 | Website

Del Webb Bexley is a fairly new gated community of 850 single-family homes that just began construction in 2018. Amenities here will include a 17,000-square-foot clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center, a resort-style outdoor pool, a director from full-time activities and an owner’s associate to handle general maintenance.

The new homes at Del Webb Bexley are available in three different series, each offering three different floor plans. In total, those nine floor plans range in size from 1,372 square feet to 2,852 square feet.

Medley at Southshore Bay – Wimauma, FL

(800) 495-6496 | Website

Medley at Southshore Bay is a community of 655 attached villas and single family homes located in Wimauma, between Tamp and Bradenton. The amenities available here include a community clubhouse, fitness center, outdoor pool, and large pond.

The houses are Medley in Southshore Bay ranging in size from 1,396 to 2,775 square feet. Those homes come complete with all the bells and whistles today’s buyers are looking for.

Esplanade at Artisan Lakes – Palmetto, FL

941-882-5077 | Website

Esplanade at Artisan Lakes in Palmetto, Florida offers residents extraordinary amenities for an inspired lifestyle.

Esplanade at Artisan Lakes has something for everyone. It offers more than 800 manicured acres with lakes, preserves, winding streets and mature trees in the middle of a picturesque setting.

Esplanade at Artisan Lakes is located on the I-75 corridor between Bradenton and tampa bay, just a comfortable drive from great beaches and just thirty minutes from Tampa International Airport.

Esplanade at Starkey Ranch – Odessa, FL

813-428-6995 | Website

Esplanade at Starkey Ranch is a community of luxury homes and resort amenities in Odessa, Florida with easy access to some of the best attractions Tampa Bay has to offer.

Residents will enjoy an extraordinary array of on-site resort-style amenities, but also have easy access to shopping, restaurants, healthcare, outdoor recreation, beaches, nature preserves, and many cultural attractions in and nearby Pasco County. Tampa

This community is part of the master planned community of Starkey Ranch.

Towns of Citrus Hills – Citrus Hills, FL

Another close favorite among my readers is the Towns of Citrus Hills. While not a 55+ community, Villages of Citrus Hills is a Florida retirement community with single-family homes and maintenance-free villas that have been built with today’s demanding baby boom in mind. But what makes the promise of Florida Retirement in the Villages of Citrus Hills really come together for today’s new generation of active retired adults is its extraordinary collection of world-class community country club services and extensive social activities. Depending on the style and neighborhood you choose, home and home site packages range from $ 300k to over $ 1.2 million.

Request more information about the towns of Citrus Hills here.