Awards

Whether it’s a monthly ranking based on sales or popularity or a yearly award based on a wide range of data, 55places.com showcases the best active adult communities and 55+ lifestyle trends here. Find out which communities come in No. 1 across a multitude of categories and who the latest award-winners are.

The Latest News on the Best Coming Soon Communities of 2019

As the construction of new active adult communities continues, amenities grow and change, floor plans are updated, and clubs and activities are planned. With many active adults interested in staying up-to-date on the construction of these highly-anticipated communities, we’ve taken a look at our list of “The Best Coming Soon Communities of 2019” and done the research to give homebuyers the latest news on these

The 50 Best-Selling Communities of 2021

For the sixth consecutive year, 55places is pleased to announce the 50 best-selling 55+ communities of the previous 12 months. Refining the process used to determine last year’s communities, 55places included both our own sales data and external sales data from listing services across the country. Also, we compiled this year’s list by considering each community’s total home count and compared it against sales. The results

The 20 Most Affordable Places to Retire in 2021

What are the most important factors you consider when choosing a place to retire? You’re probably thinking about climate, home prices, taxes, health care, transportation, and entertainment options, just to name a few. All are important characteristics that make a city or metro area an ideal place for retirement, but it might be hard to put all those factors together and find your perfect place.

On Top of the World Is the 2020 55places Community of the Year

For two years now, On Top of the World has consistently been the highest seller and most popular community on 55places.com. Besides sales and pageviews, we considered each community’s placements on our previous 2020 awards as well as any improvements or renovations made in the community this year.

55places Community of the Year: A History

As we near our 2020 verdict, now is a good time to look at the past six COTY winners. These stellar communities offer the best of everything; they are the kinds of places that meet–and exceed–the needs of today’s active adults. You’ll be pleased to discover that these winners also have homes that are surprisingly affordable.

The Best New Communities of 2020: Honorable Mentions

To guide your search for the country’s best 55+ communities with brand-new homes, we compiled a list of the 10 best new communities in 2020. These five communities finished just outside the top 10 for this award but earned an honorable mention. Here’s what they have to offer potential homebuyers.

The 10 Best New Communities of 2020

Besides just newer homes, new 55+ communities also give homeowners a chance to shape the lifestyle they desire in their community. This year, we compiled our most competitive list yet, with several communities missing the cut that would have made it in previous years. Let’s take a look at 2020’s best new communities.

The Most Affordable Communities for Snowbirds This Winter

Snowbirds often leave family and friends for extended periods, putting them in some danger of isolation. 55+ communities reduce that danger drastically by creating a built-in social network of neighbors, friends, and hobbyists eager to meet new people. Here are the 25 most affordable communities for snowbirds this winter.

The 25 Most Affordable Places to Snowbird This Winter

Every year, as the temperature drops in places like New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, and even Canada, thousands of retirees and active adults head south seeking warmer weather and sunnier days. This phenomenon coined the phrase snowbirds. Although sometimes referred to as “winter travelers,” we’ll use the term snowbird for the sake of clarity. For decades now, snowbirds have been heading south to Florida, Arizona, and

The 25 Best Value Active Adult Communities of 2020

With over 2,000 age-restricted communities throughout the United States, starting your home search might not sound enticing. Fortunately, you can cut this list down significantly depending on what state you’re looking in, what type of home you’d like, or what amenities are a must in your ideal community. But from there, where do you go next? Some factors you might look into include price points, homeowners’

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