What Is It Like to Retire in Orlando?

Exploring over 55 communities in Orlando and curious what an Orlando retirement would really be like? Here is our advice on Orlando senior living, plus tips on some of the best places in the Orlando area to retire.

Orlando Senior Living

There are a few reasons why an Orlando area retirement could make sense for you, besides the wide variety of over 55 communities in the Orlando area. Here are just a few of our favorite reasons to consider Orlando.

 

Sunny Weather

While the average amount of sunny days in the US is 205, Orlando enjoys about 233 sunny days per year. That’s great news for those of you who feel uplifted by a little sunshine. And overall, even the hottest days in Orlando are not too bad, with the average high July hovering at about 92 degrees. The coldest month in Orlando is January, with average temperatures around a very reasonable 49 degrees. And the area doesn’t see much, if any snowfall, although you can expect the occasional rain.

 

Very Tax-Friendly

Nothing could improve your Orlando area retirement more than getting to enjoy more of your earned income. In Florida, you can do just that. Since there is no state tax, you’ll pay no tax on your Social Security retirement benefits, pension income, and IRA or 401(k) income. Plus, Florida has no estate or inheritance tax, and property and sales tax rates are close to the national average. That makes the state one of the friendliest places for retirees and is just part of the reason so many people decide to retire to Florida.

 

Best Places to Retire in Orlando

While Orlando overall may be a great place to retire, it is still important to find the right neighborhood for you. One that will support the active adult lifestyle you desire. If you are looking for the best over 55 communities in Orlando  here are a few that we think are worth your consideration.

 

Del Webb Oasis

Just about a 20-minute drive from all that Orlando senior living has to offer, this beautiful resort-style new home community offers single-family and villa homes alongside a 12,000+ sq. ft. clubhouse. You can choose from 13 different home designs with up to 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. What makes it a great place to live? Winter Garden is home to a beautiful and historic downtown that was first settled in the 1850’s. One of the city's many historical landmarks, it offers plenty of opportunities for local dining and shopping.

 

Del Webb Minneola

Live on one of the highest peaks in Central Florida and enjoy stunning topography with sweeping vista views in one of the most unique retirement communities in the Orlando area. Opening late 2022, Del Webb Minneola will feature a 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse set atop rolling, tree-covered hills so you’ll feel inspired to stay active every day. And if you need even more inspiration, you’ll enjoy being about a 5-minute drive from Green Mountain Scenic Overlook & Trailhead, which offers several miles of trails for walkers, hikers, and bikers with plenty of stunning views.

 

Del Webb Sunbridge

A gated over 55 community offering low-maintenance single-family & villa homes, enjoy a luxurious clubhouse with an on-site tavern in a Central Florida location. Plus, make the most of your Orlando area retirement by being just a short drive away from Lake Nona. Considered a community “of and for the future,” Lake Nona is dedicated to technical innovation. It also offers cutting-edge healthcare within its Lake Nona Medical City.

 

On your exploration of over 55 communities in the Orlando area, discover the best of Orlando senior living—from low taxes and sunny weather, to endless scenic views. If you’re looking for the one of the best Florida cities to retire to, Orlando, and at least one of Del Webb’s stunning 55+ communities should be worth your consideration.


 

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Published  1.7.22  

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