Susan Halverson

Real Estate updates on Clermont FL Properties

55+ Communities have the town centers concept, this is taking the clubhouse facilities one step further. July 22, 2011

For most homebuyers, “community” is the most desirable part of active adult communities. Social clubs, classes, events and amenities are strong selling points, and that often means choosing a community with a large central clubhouse. However, several developers are taking the clubhouse concept one step further with the evolution of community town centers.

In many ways, town centers in 55+ communities are quite similar to community clubhouses. Town centers generally house central amenities, such as fitness centers, swimming pools, hobby and game rooms and large multipurpose rooms. Like clubhouses, they may contain restaurants, golf or tennis pro shops, spas and learning centers.

In addition to their resort-style amenities, town centers may also include a variety of daily services. They often are comprised of multiple buildings, and feature necessities like banks, post offices, gas stations and even retail stores. In essence, they help a residential community become more of a small town.

Many 55+ communities have also added town centers which combine recreational facilities with retail stores and professional services. As 55+ communities continue to evolve, builders are finding more ways to support active adult lifestyles. Spacious clubhouses provide a wide range of recreational amenities and social activities. Town centers take the idea further by bringing retail stores and professional services even closer to home.

Call Susan for information on Arlington Ridge, 407-376-6120 or email


One Response to “55+ Communities have the town centers concept, this is taking the clubhouse facilities one step further.”

  1. It’s like living at a Resort and being home!

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