There are options for those who want to live in an active adult community--size, home style, type of community, amenities, location, among them. Another is the size of the community. The largest active adult community will have 56,000 homes at completion.

Mayra Rocha, 55Places staffer, compiled a list of the 15 largest active adult communities in the U.S. These communities - apart from housing - feature landscaping and wide selection of amenities that their developer/managers claim make them ideal for retirees, particularly retiring baby boomers. The number two community, Bella Vista Village in Bella Vista, AR, exemplifies these traits:

Although it’s not age-restricted, Bella Vista Village is a popular active lifestyle community for retirees in Northern Arkansas. With 36,000 homes planned at completion, home buyers can select their dream retirement home with a variety of housing styles including attached and detached homes. The enviable lineup of amenities include five recreation centers and seven golf courses.

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