How do you find 55+ communities in southern Florida?


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One easy way of finding 55+ communities in southern Florida is by using the search tool on the Florida Commission on Human Relations website. The FCHR is a state agency tasked with enforcing the civil rights law in the state, according to the agency's website. It is the responsibility of the FCHR to promote equal opportunities, fair treatment and mutual respect among members of all ethnic, racial, religious and economic groups.

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A 55+ community simply means a planned community where the residents are at least 55 years old and with amenities that specifically cater to its elderly residents. Such communities have varying rules when it comes to the ratio of 55+ residents to younger members of the community. Among the advantages of 55+ communities include proximity to basic and emergency healthcare, enhanced security and the opportunity to mingle with peers, according to FCHR.

The following shows how to use the search tool on the FCHR website to search for 55+ communities in southern Florida.

  1. Search for the 55+ Communities option
  2. Go to the FCHR website and look for the 55+ Communities section on the home page. Click on the directory of 55+ housing communities option.

  3. Navigate to the search tool
  4. Click on the 55+ Communities Directory link after the brief description on the page.

  5. Search
  6. Type the county, unit name and address on the search field and press enter to start searching.

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