What Kind of Amenities Can You Expect in a 55+ Community?

All retirement communities are different, but you’ll find that many over 55 communities make some mention of amenities, things that can help you stay active as you head into the next stage of your life. Exactly what kind of amenities can you expect? Well, here is just a short list of some of the most common amenities you will find in a retirement community.


Common Amenities in Retirement Communities


Sidewalks/Walking Trails

Outdoor/Indoor Pool

Park Space

Outdoor Terraces

Tennis/Pickleball Courts

Bocce Ball


Community Club Houses

Fitness Centers

Movement Studios

Arts & Craft Space

Game Rooms




Now that we covered some of the common amenities, let’s review some of our top amenities in this article, from retirement community golf courses to pools, club houses, and more.

Retirement Community Club Houses

Most Del Webb communities have one if not two clubhouses. This creates an opportunity for residents to meet, mingle, and participate in activities. And each of our clubhouses are unique to the retirement community that they belong to. Take our Sun City Texas community in Georgetown, TX for example. There you’ll find an amenity center attached to a lakeside amphitheater and two full-sized fitness centers. There’s even a billiards room.


Or you might consider taking a look at Sun City Peachtree instead, where you’ll find ballroom dance classes, cooking classes, and an indoor track that’s attached to the community clubhouse. Because of the outdoor waterfall at the entrance, the community is easy to spot.


Each of these communities, and many others in Del Webb’s collection of 55 and over communities feature club houses that are geared to help you have an active and connected retirement.

Retirement Community Pools

Another common amenity in many retirement communities are pools--both indoor and outdoor. Most Del Webb communities have at least one pool, often outdoors, but some boast both indoor and outdoor pool areas. Take Del Webb Chateau Elan in Hoschton, GA for example, which has an outdoor pool and indoor heated lap pool that’s attached to a clubhouse offering over 19,000 square feet of space.


Or consider Del Webb at Mirehaven outside of Albuquerque. This 55 and over community offers a massive pool that extends to one side for lap swimming and another for a little water volleyball. Plus, a second smaller pool provides an option for those looking for something more accessible. All attached to a clubhouse offering over 10,750 square feet with classes, a state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards room, and a covered patio with fire pits.


Retirement Community Golf Courses

Several of our Del Webb communities offer retirement community golf courses. Take a look at some of our featured golf courses, or explore the full resort-style amenities at communities like Del Webb Naples. There, you’ll find an onsite 18-hole championship golf course attached to sports courts, resort and lap pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and 2 grand clubhouses with a full-time Lifestyle Director.


A lifestyle director you say? That’s right. Several of our communities also offer lifestyle directors to help organize activities like wine clubs or workout classes. They also help to plan events like dances and reach out to the surrounding community to help you make the most of what’s around you.


And golf isn’t the only game you’ll find around our retirement communities. You might also consider pickleball or one of several tennis courts that you’re likely to find at one of our communities. We even offer Bocce ball in some areas, attached to recreational leagues.


There are plenty of other benefits to living in a retirement community, outside all of the opportunities to stay active. But staying active during your retirement can really help make a difference—from health benefits to community building, there are all sorts of reasons to stay at the top of your game. And our goal in providing you retirement communities with a wide range of amenities—is to make sure that staying active is never a challenge.


Enjoying an active retirement should be fun—it’s called your golden years for a reason, after all. And with opportunities for golf tournaments, dance classes, garden clubs, and more—we hope to fill you with endless possibilities.




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Published  1.13.22  

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