Top 50 Active Adult Communities Named

From Long-Term Living Magazine

This year’s list of the most popular active adult and 55+ communities from shows that the nation’s 2nd smallest state, Delaware, ended up with 10% of the developments on the 2010 list.

The top two communities remained unchanged from last year. The most popular 55+ community in the country is Green Valley, a vast retirement community near the Mexican border in Arizona. The Villages, home to 80,000 active retirees near Ocala, Florida, repeated as the #2 active adult community on the list.

The list of Best 50 Active Adult Communities at for 2010:

1. Green Valley (Green Valley, AZ)

2. The Villages (Ocala, FL)

3. Holly Lake Ranch* (Tyler, TX)

4. The Settlement at Powhatan Creek* (Williamsburg, VA)

5. Hot Springs Village* (Hot Springs, AR)

6. Tellico Village (TN)

7. Laguna Woods Village (Laguna Woods, CA)

8. The Village of San Buenas*, (Costa Rica)

9. Silver Sage Village (Boulder, CO)

10. Hampton Lake* (Bluffton, SC)

11. Enchanted Canyon (Prescott, AZ)

12. Crest Mountain (Asheville, NC)

13. Sun City (Sun City, AZ)

14. The Moorings (Vero Beach, FL)

15. Fairfield Glade (TN)

16. The Residence at South Park (Charlotte, NC)

17. The Orchard Villas (Apex, NC)

18. Century Village (Southern FL)

19. High Country Villas (San Diego, CA)

20. Robson Ranch* (near Dallas, TX)

21. Rarity Bay* (Vonore, TN)

22. The Venetian at Capri Isles (Venice, FL)

23. Biltmore Lake (Asheville, NC)

24. Pelican Sound (Estero, FL)

25. The Villages at Lynx Creek (Prescott, AZ)

26. The Village at Penn State (State College, PA)

27. Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota, FL)

28. Merrill Gardens at Parmer Woods (Austin, TX)

29. Millville by the Sea (Bethany Beach, DE)

30. Ladd Landing (Knoxville, TN)

31. Querencia at Barton Creek (Austin, TX)

32. Sun City of Texas (Georgetown, TX)

33. Pine Lakes (Prescott, AZ)

34. Terra Vista at Citrus Hills* (Hernando, FL)

35. Lofts at Mica Village (Asheville, NC)

36. Bayside* (Selbyville, DE)

37. Talking Rock (Prescott, AZ)

38. Carolina Preserve (Cary, NC)

39. Shenandoah* (Winchester, VA)

40. The Cliffs at Walnut Cove (Asheville, NC)

41. West Bay (Lewes, DE)

42. The Ponds* (Summerville, SC)

43. Sun City Grand (Surprise, AZ)

44. Soleil Laurel Canyon* (Canton, GA)

45. Southern Meadow* (Magnolia, DE)

46. Pleasant Place (Paris, TN)

47. The Half-Way Tree Mobile Home Park (Hendersonville, NC)

48. Four Seasons Charlottesville (Charlottesville, VA)

49. Bay Crossing (Lewes, DE)

50. Venetian Falls (Venice, FL)