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Looking to Retire? How to Find the Perfect Active Lifestyle Community for You

Searching for a quiet place to retire?

Looking for a friendly neighborhood that offers an active lifestyle for adults?

Have an empty nest and thinking about downsizing?

Manufactured home communities have long been a haven for people looking for these features. Age qualified communities, sometimes referred to as 55+, or the less flattering “Senior Communities” are whole neighborhoods devoted to catering to the retirement aged adult.

There are many details that go into picking your dream retirement home, and of course, one of the first is the location. Many retirees are looking for sunshine and mild breezes, and there are certainly a plethora of 55+ Communities in Florida, Arizona, Texas and other warm weather states. But these types of communities can also be found in the Midwest and Northern regions.

Pools and waterfront at Forest Lake Estates in Zephyrhills, FL

If you see your days lounging on a dock sipping a cool drink under the sun, then you will want to look at the retirement communities that have waterfront lots. Play golf? There are communities near golf courses – and some even have their own greens!

Perhaps you want a home in a quiet neighborhood, nestled near a wooded path for nature walks and quiet evenings watching the sun set. There are communities near parks and in more rural areas.

It’s not just the city and state the home is located within that matters, the Community the home is in can make a world of difference.

Jamaica Bay, a gated 55+ Community, is in Fort Myers, FL

Don’t forget the Community Amenities!

Some communities are perfect for the social butterflies looking for a community that comes with planned social actives in the clubhouse. Others might be looking for pools and saunas, billiard tables, horseshoes, shuffleboard, bocce, tennis or pickle ball courts. Or, perhaps you prefer a gated community with a library and a sitting room. Or a combination of all of these!

Tennis courts at Viewpoint Golf Resort in Mesa, AZ

No matter which lifestyle you are seeking, we are here to help you find you perfect home in your ideal retirement community. Did you know with, you can search for communities on our site and narrow listings down to those that offer the amenities you envision?

Plus, if you have a fur-baby that will be making the move, you can narrow your search to only include communities which allow pets!

How to Find the Perfect Retirement Community for You:

Choose the “Communities” option on the left side of our website, then select “Find a Community”

From here you can type in some of your preferred features and narrow your search results to show only communities that interest you.

Once you find the communities you like, contact them directly through their ad with questions or to set up a tour.

Our website is designed with you mind, so let MHVillage help you narrow in on your dream retirement!

If you have any questions about how our site works or if you would like some assistance navigating the search options,  you can contact our customer service, were a representative would be happy to help.