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The Retirement Community Must be in an Area with a Low Crime Rate
Florida has the 39th worst crime rate of the 50 states. Almost every Florida retirement community is a private development that is walled off from the rest of the world, where you must enter through a gate just to get inside. So most of these retirement communities are quite safe when you are inside of the development. The problem is, you’ll have to leave that safety for dining, shopping and entertainment, going to the doctor and more. So if a retirement community in located in a city or town with a high crime rate, it won’t be considered for our list, with one important exception as you’ll see below.
The Retirement Community Must be in an Area with a High Number of Amenities Per Capita
Retirement means you will have a lot of free time to fill. The retirement communities on our list offer access to a higher number of restaurants, shops and entertainment options per 1000 residents, than most other cities in Florida. Almost every retirement community in Florida has a clubhouse, pool and offers additional social and recreational opportunities. To make this list, the retirement community must also be located in a town that offers a high quality of life when you’re outside the retirement community’s gates.
The Retirement Community Must be Age Restricted
I have seen developments touted as a retirement community, yet they have no age restrictions. If a community does not have age restrictions and isn’t primarily geared towards the needs of folks 55 and over, then it’s just like any other community and will not qualify for this list