55 and Older Communities: New Younger Generation Seniors Want More

55 and Older Communities: New Younger Generation Seniors Want More

New England 55+ Communities

From the incredible amenities to each beautiful location, it’s no secret that active adult communities have a lot to offer to their residents. They foster relaxed living; they encourage healthy lifestyles, and perhaps most importantly, they provide a true sense of community. From outdoor pools to movie theaters, from art studios to whirlpool spas, the amenities offered at active adult communities across the country are as varied as the beautiful areas they’re located in.

Whether you’re interested in taking group classes or attending special events, there is simply nothing that compares to having an entire world of activities right outside your door. Many active senior communities are purposely located near vibrant destinations and attractions. From sunny beaches to major cities, those who enjoy going out and having fun will love the wide variety they’ll get to choose from when looking for the perfect place to call home.

Many active adult communities put emphasis on maintaining a healthy lifestyle with walking paths, fitness centers, golf courses, tennis and a host of other activities. You will find endless choices, locations and price points throughout New England to choose from. Though each senior community is different, they all have one very special thing in common: they all strive to offer their residents a comfortable, relaxed, and beautiful environment in which to call home. 

Here are a few of our choices for your review.  


Designed specifically for active adults, Southport in Mashpee, MA on Cape Cod, offers beautifully designed homes, well-appointed amenities including a clubhouse and endless opportunities to stay socially and physically active. 


Southport, a premier 55+ community, offers residents an exceptional lifestyle. Amid the action and heart of Southport is the 32,000-square foot Village Center with a host of amenities.

Southport offers an outdoor heated swimming pool and spa, patio and picnic areas, shuffleboard, bocce ball and tennis courts, scenic walking and biking trails and a nine-hole golf course. You can choose from seven distinctive floor plans featuring one and two-story designs with first floor master suites, open floor plan, full basement and attached garage.

Designed by the award-winning architectural firm BSB Design, all homes can be customized with fine finishes such as granite countertops, tile, hardwood floors and three or four-season sun rooms.

For more information info@bonviehomes.com



Historic Plymouth is a beautiful place to retire and Summer Reach, the newest 55+ community by Thorndike Development, is a wonderful place to live. Summer Reach is traditional New England, classic in detail and proportion and mindful of the relationship between home and community. The community is a network of walkable streets, open green spaces, quiet courtyards and includes a clubhouse and pool. Residents can enjoy miles of walking trails at the neighboring Morton Park and the Victory Gardens, and easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment.


Summer Reach features attached and single-family condos, each combining classic New England architecture with modern convenience. All homes have open concept floor plans, first floor master bedrooms with a luxurious master bathroom, formal dining room, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood flooring, private decks and attached garages. Life is maintenance-free and the time is your own.

For more information go to thorndikedevelopment.com



Seton Highlands at The Pinehills offers scenic beauty not found in many parts of the country. This well-established village close to Cape Cod Bay, is one of the nation’s most celebrated examples of thoughtful community planning and design. At the Stonebridge Club, residents can enjoy socializing by the fireplace, working out at the Fitness Center, playing tennis, swimming in the outdoor pool or just relaxing on the spacious patio.


Golfers can play the Reese Jones and Nicklaus championship golf courses. There are miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails throughout the 3,000 acres. Recognized as the Best Master Planned Community in the Nation by the National Association of home Builders. Homebuyers can choose from a variety of single-family home models that range in size from 1,900 to 2,400 square feet of living space. Attached two-car garage and rear decks come standard on all models.

For more information go to Setonhighlands.com



 Mill Pond Village provides the comfort of a single family home without the responsibility of exterior maintenance. This picturesque neighborhood of classic cape and ranch style properties is comprised of 8 different models. Each offers a variety of features and the best of everything: 2-3 bedrooms, 2-2.5 baths, master bedroom with bath, kitchen/dining area with sliders, patio, 1st floor laundry, garages and more. The single-family homes are all less than 12 years old. 


Located mid-Cape in West Yarmouth, Mill Pond Village residences enjoy the close proximity to the south side beaches, and the convenience to shopping and recreational amenities is just a five minute drive to Hyannis and the Cape Cod Mall.  Enjoy the privacy and convenience of condo living–great for year-round or retirement. The property is situated at the intersection with Buck Island Road, approximately 1.5 miles from exit 7 on Route 6, the Mid-Cape Highway for easy highway access.

For more information go to bonvieliving.com



The Residences at Lebaron Hills Country Club is an active adult community in Lakeville, Massachusetts, approximately 20 miles east of Plymouth. The community is comprised of 64 New England Style Cottage Homes featuring one-level living with two bedrooms, two baths, outdoor decks, full basement and attached two-car garages. The Residences are located across from LeBaron Hills Country Club, which offers private golf memberships, along with opportunities for dining. Boston is only 50 minutes away and Cape Cod is about 20 minutes east.


Unit size ranges between 1,500- to 2,000-square feet of living space and come with two bedrooms, two baths, full basement and a two-car garage. Each unit offers a number of amenities, including a designer kitchen with granite countertops. For those looking for a little more space, The Residences at Lebaron Hills also offers models with a second bedroom and a loft on the second level.

Go to stonebridgehomesinc.com or Contact  carey.flynn@nemoves.com



If you often dreamed of having a home on the waterfront, your dream can come true at The Villages on Mount Hope Bay, a gated, 55+ community in Tiverton, Rhode Island. Situated along the shores of Mount Hope Bay, The Villages offer beautiful scenic water views with a low-maintenance lifestyle and resort-style amenities.

Residents of The Villages enjoy an active lifestyle with an array of amenities including a 10,000 SF Clubhouse, a fitness center, pool and tennis courts and a bike trail along the water. Condo units range in size from 1,527 to 1,648 square feet of living space with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. 

If you need more room, the Town-homes range in size from 1,850 – 2,918 SF with one to two bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, attach two-car garage and unfinished basement. 

For more information go to thevillagesonmounthopebay.com



The Preserve at Handy Pond is a magnificently planned active adult community consisting of 41 condominiums with an unequaled combination of convenience, easy access and privacy. Residents look forward to soaking in every exciting opportunity they can and for this reason, The Preserve is purposely located near spirited destinations, attractions, medical centers and healthcare professionals.


The Town of Lincoln offers recreational activities such as Lincoln Woods State Park, Olney Pond, perfect for swimming, fishing and canoeing. The Preserve offers 3 spacious floor plans all with first floor master bedroom suites.  

Each home features custom kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, hardwoods/carpet, complete GE appliance package, 1st floor laundry, full basement, private, covered rear patio, garage, professional landscaping, and so much more.

At The Preserve at Handy Pond you’ll experience luxury living and all the conveniences you come to expect from a 55+ community. Enjoy life and have more time to spend doing the activities you love.

For information go to http://www.handypond.com/



Would your retirement dream home sound like this? 

A home with low-maintenance allowing you to spend more time doing the things you love to do– and trying new things you’ve always wanted to do. A home where the amenities encourage an active lifestyle by providing an exercise facility and beautiful landscaped parks and natural spaces with trails for walking and biking.

One of the regions newest active adult communities has it all.


Bella Vista, in Glocester, Rhode Island offers homes with one-level living and are just the right size with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a two-car garage. Bella Vista is a 55+ community located on 45 peaceful acres and will consist of 70 attached homes upon its completion. Located just minutes from the Historic Town Village, residents will be close to all conveniences including shopping, restaurants and banks. Close by is a scenic 18-hole golf course abutting the community. 

For More Information bellavistari.com



The Villages at Oak Hill, a 55+ active adult community, has been thoughtfully designed to blend in with the surroundings and natural environment. Settled comfortably among the pines on 68 rolling acres, residents can enjoy stunning views of the natural landscape, ponds and preserved open spaces. This premiere community of 114 residences features elegant living spaces that range from 1,688 to 2,098 sift.


All homes have first floor master suites with en-suite master bath, state of the art kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, gas fireplaces with marble surrounds, vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, deck or patio, full basement and two-car garage. The Villages at Oak Hill is an exceptional community where active adults appreciate affordable luxury living. Surrounded by nature, yet, only minutes away from the amenities that make this lifestyle a place you want to call home.

For more information go to thevillagesatoakhill.com



Stone Bridge Preserve is North Attleboro’s first over 55 active adult living condo complex. There are 18 total units with two options of homes. The Blue Stone has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Brown Stone has second floor master with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.  The open concept is highlighted with the Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen all flowing together.


Gleaming hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, 1-car garage and a full basement. Stone Bridge preserve is conveniently located to all major highways in North Attleboro. The town-homes are close to numerous urban amenities in the region including the Memorial Park and the local YMCA. With 3 Mass Bay Transit Authority stops close by, there is easy access to greater Providence and Boston with direct links to regional airports from Stone Bridge Preserve which is a huge bonus for this community.

For more information go to www.TheStoneRidgePreserve.com 



Hunters Hill Settlement is an active adult, 55+ gated golf community with 140 homes built on over 450 tranquil acres adjacent to a planned 9-hole regulation golf course. Hunters Hill features single family with association benefits, including a planned 8,000 sqft clubhouse featuring a banquet room, lounge, reading room, billard room, sauna, tennis courts, pool and a state of the art gyn and locker rooms.  The builder offers several house plans to choose from or will custom build from your plans.

The community is in a rural setting and is great for the walking and biking enthusiast. The design of Hunters Hill offers homeowners flexible choices for both building styles and a large selection of lots to choose from in the development. The gated community when completed, will be one of the region’s largest golf and recreation 55 and older facility in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

For more information go to huntershillsettlement.com



Oak Point offers everything you could dream of in an over 55 active adult community. Oak Point, a master planned community, was designed for active adults who want it all:  a single-family home, luxury amenities and a country club lifestyle. Homes range in size from 1,530 to 1,855 square feet of living space with two – three bedrooms, two bathrooms, gourmet kitchens and a one or two-car garage.

Oak Point offers its residents low-maintenance homes and a multitude of resort-style amenities: a multi-million-dollar clubhouse, multiple swimming pools, tennis courts, community center, an on-site activity director, a fitness center, gymnasium and a library to name a few. There are also walking trails throughout the community. Situated on 1,000 acres of stunning woodlands, Oak Point can make your dream home come true. New homes starting in the low $200’s and Custom built homes at unbeatable prices.

For more information go to hometownamerica.com/oakpoint



Spread across 170 acres of parks and natural spaces, Villages at Weathervane in Weymouth, MA, offers a lifestyle fit for the active adult.  The Villages at Weathervane is a low-maintenance 55+ adult community allowing residents to spend more time doing the things they enjoy. 

The homes offer spacious floor plans with large windows and cathedral ceilings, elegant master suites, kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and custom cabinets, gas fireplace in living room, 3-season room and a private patio and backyard. The living area ranges from 1,750 to 2,400 square feet with 2 – 3 bedrooms, 2 – 2.5 bathrooms and a two-car attached garage.

Weathervane Estates

Abutting the neighborhood is a beautiful nine-hole golf course designed to challenge players of every level. Currently, a two-level clubhouse is being built. When completed the clubhouse will include a restaurant, pro shop and function hall. Villages at Weathervane offers a hassle-free lifestyle – a place you can call home.

For more information go to weathervanecompanies.com/project/villages-at-weathervane