Online guides to assist in finding the best 55 and over retirement communities across the United States include 55Places.com, TopRetirements.com and RetireNet.com. These guides include planned community listings by state and amenities to help a user choose the retirement community that best meets her individual needs.
RetireNet.com has a list of America's top 100 active 55 and over retirement communities. These planned communities offer a variety of housing options, including resort-style homes and user-owned recreational vehicles. It also lists the unique amenities for each community, including common amenities such as swimming pools, golf courses and tennis courts. All of the top 100 communities offer some form of outdoor recreational activity for residents. Popular states for these communities include Florida, Arizona, South Carolina and North Carolina.
55Places.com lists a variety of 55 and over retirement communities along with in-depth blog posts featuring specific communities. It offers users the opportunity to search communities in every U.S. state or by desired location. The site also features blog posts on the most active communities and the communities that feature the most outdoor and indoor activities. On-site restaurants and grocery stores are common in planned retirement communities hoping to provide an all inclusive feel for their residents.