Is an Active Adult Community right for me?


If you’re in your 50s, 60s, or 70s, an active adult community could be exactly what you’re looking for in this stage of your life. So what exactly is an active adult community, and why should you want to live in one? An active adult community is a development that offers relatively maintenance-free living for people 55 and older.  

However, an active adult community isn’t just a run-of-the-mill development; it’s a lifestyle, with “active” being the key word. These are not assisted-living facilities or nursing homes. Now that we’re clear on exactly what an active adult community is, here are a few reasons why an active adult community might be the right choice for you!

Foster new relationships.

There are plenty of advantages when you live in a community with an age restriction (like The Lakes at Harmony); one perk is connecting with others in your age range. It’s important to distinguish between "age-restricted” communities, which typically require that 80 percent of homeowners be at least 55, and "age-targeted” communities, which simply market to the 55+ crowd.

Ease of living.

Whether you're in the apex of your career or enjoying retirement, your lifestyle in a community like this is entirely up to you. The homes within our new active adult community, The Lakes, are designed with you and your future in mind, and our beautiful homes are available within any budget. Theses homes are relatively maintenance free! Less time spent on maintenance = more time for you to enjoy your new home.


The Lakes at Harmony is a perfect blend of city and country life. You’re close enough to the city, 20 minutes from Medical City, 25 minutes to Orlando International Airport, 30 minutes to Disney World, and 40 minutes to the Atlantic beaches. You also have the small town charm and perks of community restaurants, doctors and stores right under your fingertips.

Stay Active.

They aren’t called “active” adult communities for nothing! Staying active is an integral part of The Lakes. Residents of The Lakes at Harmony can enjoy a long list of amenities and activities, including:

  • The Harmony Golf Preserve championship golf course
  • A resort-style pool with a spacious pool deck and “Sunset Gazebo”
  • An event room, crafts and a library in the new Recreation Center Clubhouse
  • Tennis, bocce and pickleball courts
  • A Golf Clubhouse with a private Members Retreat exclusively for The Lakes at Harmony residents
  • An expansive fitness center, ballroom, restaurant and lounge and full golf services at the Golf Clubhouse
  • More than 12 miles of walking trails in Harmony, through nature areas and to the shores of Cat Lake and Buck Lake

Eager for more info on The Lakes at Harmony? Make plans to come by and see the six model homes at our new welcome center coming in Spring 2016. 

Harmony home tour