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Our Favorite Travel Destinations for Seniors Moving to the Sunshine State

When the place you call home is a vacation paradise, life is literally a day at the beach. So, let’s talk about America’s vacation capital, and reasons retirees are flocking in droves to 55+ apartments in Florida.

  • First of all, speaking of a beach day, Florida is the only state that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. No matter where you live in Florida, you are never more than a short car ride to sand and surf.
  • And, of course, they don’t call Florida the Sunshine State for nothing. The sun shines some 230 days per year, making Florida weather exactly what the active adult ordered.
  • Golf aficionados will surely put those sunny days to good use. Florida is a golfer’s heaven. There are more than 1300 golf courses scattered across the state. Almost 200 of them are in and around Orlando, which makes 55 and older communities for rent in Orlando, Florida – like Overture’s Dr Phillips apartments - such hot properties. Mickey Mouse, and golf in your backyard. Now that’s a Disney dream come true.

There is no disputing that Orlando is the theme park capital of the world. And there is no disputing that living there means you’ll never have to find ways to coax the grandkids to visit. But that is not necessarily what is inspiring more and more active adults to sign on the dotted line at Overture’s Dr. Phillips apartments. Conveniently situated within walking distance of Phillip’s Crossing and just minutes from Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Dr Phillips Florida Apartments provide the perfect location and environment for retirement bliss.

Featuring five-star resort worthy amenities and personal services, as well as a full schedule of activities to stimulate physical, social, and intellectual wellbeing, Overture’s Dr. Phillips Florida apartments are the gold standard of active adult living.

There is plenty to keep you busy on property, but when the spirit moves you and the gang to venture off the premises, there are plenty of non-Mickey related options for entertainment in the “hood.

For example:

Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center is a totally immersive, intergalactic experience. Hop in the car and in a little under an hour you can explore the mysteries of space through interactive exhibits, dialogs with astronauts, and close up contact with spacecraft and telescopes.

So, when the grandkids come – and it’s guaranteed they will be beating down the door of your Dr. Phillips apartment – head to Gatorland. They will be bragging to their friends about their cool grandparents! Featuring more than 2,000 American alligators, plus crocodiles, birds and a plethora of assorted other wildlife, Gatorland is a treat for the young – and the young at heart. Translation: You don’t need kids to get a kick out of the experience. Though you may prefer to leave the Gator Zip Line over the alligator breeding marsh to them.

West Orange Trail
Step away from the theme parks and you will find a treasure trove of actual nature parks and preserves in the Orlando vicinity. One of the most popular areas to explore is the West Orange Trail. Featuring 20 miles of paved trails, complete with picnic and restroom facilities along the way, West Orange Trail provides opportunities for hiking, biking, or just hanging outdoors. If you just want to bike for a day, West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades Co offers easily accessible bike rentals.

Schedule your tour of Overture’s Dr. Phillips Florida apartments today.Clearly Mary Poppins was talking about life in 55+ apartments in Florida when she said, “it will be practically perfect in every way.”

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