Affordable Retirement Communities St Johns County FL

By Larry Moore

Long known for warm winter temperatures, lake, ocean and river front homes, Florida has always been a destination for seniors. Whether looking to reside in the area during the harsh winter months of Northeastern, Mid-Western and Northwestern areas, or looking for a full-time residence, Retirement Communities St Johns County FL has a lot to offer adults 55+.

Unlike many other areas of the United States where senior living is often restricted to independent, assisted or semi-assisted apartments, these communities focus on independent living and home ownership. Whether looking to reside in an apartment, condo or private home on a luxurious golf resort, a manufactured home, mobile home or in a RV park, the area offers something for most everyone.

For example, the cost of a private home in St Johns county is often much lower than a comparable home in other areas of the United States. While this is the case, the homes also tend to be located on beautiful properties with lake, ocean or river front views. In most cases, the homes range between $48,000 to $150,000 depending on the type of home. Whereas, those looking to stay in senior mobile home or RV parks can often find lot rents ranging from $250 to $500 per month.

While a lakefront property, the community also offers a senior center learning and business center, a number of area restaurants as well as a food service, interest groups, arts and crafts, planned activities, pools, spas, a fitness center along with indoor and outdoor activities including nearby attractions, scenic views, RV Storage, boating fishing and a gated entry for extra security.

One of the best options for those looking to own a home in the area is that of a property which features private homes, golf communities and mobile homes for 55+ adults. Whether looking for an ocean front, lakefront or river view, these are also some of the most affordable options in the state. While this is the case, it should be noted that mobile home options often require a monthly lot rental which can often increase on an annual basis.

Other options include those which look over the St Johns river. For example, one such community offers a number of river view villas and private homes ranging from small to mid-size. One, located in Satsuma, Florida offers scenic views with new and pre-owned manufactured homes priced from $50,000 to the mid-130s.

For individuals or couples whom want to travel, staying in a short or long-term RV park can often be economical and enjoyable. In most cases, these parks will allow everything from pop-up trailers to full size RVs with a small deposit to hold a reservation. Whether looking to stay for a night, a week, a month or more, most have options for all types of travelers. For the best rates, check out Good Sam or AAA for discounted rates on a number of parks in the United States.

Whether a homeowner, renter in a retirement community or living in a RV park, most offer a number of amenities and activities. Most often, RV parks offer RV storage while it can often be difficult to find parking for such large vehicles when a homeowner. Whereas, most all offer community centers, indoor and outdoor activities, pools and spas.

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