Retire in Style: Top 5 Most Luxurious Retirement Communities in America

You’ve spent years working hard, making smart decisions and refusing to get distracted. Now, having built your personal empire, what lies before you in retirement? Traveling, golf, theatre?

Yes. Retirement is your time. You’ve earned it. Keep reading for the five of the most luxurious retirement communities in America.

1. The Preserve at SaddleBrooke – Tucson, Arizona

The Preserve at SaddleBrooke is indulgent living nestled at the foot of the Santa Catalina mountains in North Tucson. Homes range from 2,517 to 3,485 square feet and feature open concept designs, stunning master suites, gorgeous gourmet kitchens, quartz bath countertops and three-car garages.

The community offers refined amenities and impressive landscapes, with numerous fine dining establishments nearby. There are wellness and fitness classes, creative and performing arts, social opportunities and, of course, golf. If you seek the resort lifestyle in the American Southwest, the Preserve at SaddleBrooke may be for you.

From the $470’s to $1M+

2. The Residences at Turner Hill – Ipswich, Massachusetts

The Residences at Turner Hill are styled according to the Victorian tradition, and the community features an amazing golf course, fine dining, a state-of-the-art fitness center and gracious staff. A condominium association attends to the on-site amenities, and there are even guest accommodations overlooking the golf course.

This 380-acre community is located on Massachusetts’ North Shore, and the arts and culture scene of Boston is less than an hour’s drive. The entire area is steeped in tradition, making it the perfect community for history buffs, golfers and those who want cosmopolitan flair close to resort living.

Starting at $900,000

3. Atria West 86, New York City

Atria West 86 is the ultimate in upscale living in what is arguably the most extravagant city in the nation — maybe even the world. These luxe apartments are on New York City’s Upper West Side, one block from Riverside Park.

Residents enjoy all-day dining, table service, 24/7 doorman and concierge, housekeeping and linen services, fitness classes, arts performances, yoga, pottery classes, guest speakers and writing workshops. No luxury living community in New York would be complete without group outings to the theatre. If you crave access to the finest accommodations in this country’s most glamorous city, this is it.

Apartment rental rates start at $7,510 per month

4. The Villages – The Villages, Florida

From quaint patio villas to beautiful four-bedroom homes, The Villages has it all for active retirees looking to live in luxury with ample amenities. Residents receive free lifetime membership to all of the community’s golf courses and country clubs, as well as access to numerous fitness and recreation facilities.

This community is for the social; it boasts three old-fashioned town squares, where residents gather for socializing and barbecues. A number of shops, restaurants and even a performing arts center provide plenty to do, making it a lovely place for seniors who like to keep busy while enjoying a luxurious lifestyle.

Starting at the $150,000s up through $600,000+

5. Del Webb at Lake Oconee – Greensboro, Georgia

Del Webb at Lake Oconee is a gated, golf-cart community fewer than two hours from Atlanta. Boasting breathtaking scenery and resort-style amenities, this adult community sits on the shores of Lake Oconee and is the perfect respite for those who like to sail, kayak or fish.

Homes feature open kitchens, formal dining rooms, private suites for overnight guests (grandchildren, anyone?) and up to four bathrooms. Greensboro sits in Greene County, which is ripe with camping, golfing, shops and boutiques offering the finest in antiques, fashion and home furnishings.

Whether it’s a one and done luxurious retirement home or one of the many homes across the country you frequent, these types of communities offer a large expanse of space, quieter living, a variety of activities and upscale architecture set amongst stunning landscapes.

About The Author

Sophia Carlisle

Sophia Carlisle sells real estate property in the Caribbean and writes for several travel agencies across the globe. Sophia is a self-proclaimed amateur chef who loves to throw dinner parties for her friends. Sophia’s obsession with Broadway musicals reached a new level when she traveled by private jet across the country to view Wicked over ten times. She is currently working on her memoir.

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