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tropidale
3 years ago

We have been visiting active adult communities around Florida and the amenities and activities lists in almost every single one seem to be just what we are looking for, clubs that cover our interests and hobbies, great fitness centers, wonderful club houses and just great facilities in general. But almost every single one seems to be almost a ghost town. Very few people using anything but maybe the pool. The only places we found signs of life were Pelican Point in Ft Myers, and The Villages in Lady Lake, and maybe Solivita. Most places had empty craft rooms, and empty club houses.

Our whole purpose in seeking out a 55 plus community is to have lots of people to meet, and interests to pursue with those people. We are more doers than partiers so the dinner parties are not a priority. But the hobby clubs, the art classes, singing opportunities, photography clubs, and other things are important.

Our current neighborhood is geared toward families and kids with school and sports focus, so anything we want to join is 10-15 miles away. We were hoping to find a community where arts and sports and music are just a quick walk or bike ride away. But I am fearing that we may move into a community that we will find ourselves in a club of two.

Does anyone have feedback that these communities are more lively than they look? Where are all these active adults??

Thanks for any input.

Dale

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