Gainesville, Lake City

55 plus communities in Gainesville, FL for Active Adults

Arts and culture. Sports, swimming, and fitness. Parks and trails. The city of Gainesville has a little bit of everything for just about everyone. Catch a concert at Bo Diddley Plaza in the heart of historic Gainesville. Explore more than 3,200 acres of recreational areas and trails. Or, try your luck at Ironwood Golf Course, a challenging 18-hole city course with a par 72 rating.

Upside makes independent living in Gainesville the perfect setting to downsize for a more carefree lifestyle. That’s because we have hundreds of apartments to choose from throughout Gainesville and nearby Lake City. With so many options, it’s easy to find a floorplan that feels like home. But, if you think these are typical Gainesville, FL retirement communities, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.

Senior Living in Gainesville that Doesn’t Feel Like Senior Living

Our 55 plus communities genuinely look and feel like places you’d want to spend time in with friends and family. There are no age-restrictions at our apartment complexes, so you’re likely to find yourself with neighbors of all ages who enjoy some of your favorite pastimes. When you choose independent living in Gainesville, you’ll find a simpler, easier lifestyle with plenty of opportunities to meet new people. Senior living in Gainesville also makes good financial sense. For starters, there is no income tax in Florida, and that includes your 401(k)s, Social Security benefits, pensions, and IRAs. Not only are there tax advantages here, you may also notice savings at the grocery store. That’s because Florida tends to have lower prices on food and even household utilities.

Gainesville Apartments

Depot Park

Can’t-Miss Gainesville Attractions and Experiences

Depot Park: This wonderland of a city park is in downtown Gainesville and it’s packed with fun things to do and see. Little ones will love romping through the playground and cooling off in the Blue Grotto splash pad. And for active adults, there’s a conservation area filled with native plants and animals, including several wetland areas.

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: You’ll find this treasure at 811 South Main Street, and once you discover what’s inside you’ll be back for more. Programming and events at the Cade Museum focus on “purposeful” creativity – the kind that leads to amazing new inventions, unique business concepts, and forward-thinking ideas for a better word.

Ironwood Golf Course: It’s been named one of the best places to play by Golf Digest, and it’s home to more than 50 annual tournaments. You’ll love the layout of the course, which is structured around century-old pine trees and tranquil lakes. This 18-hole, par 72 course offers a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

Learn More About Independent Living in Gainesville, Florida

With Upside, our 55 plus communities in Gainesville, FL make it easy to enjoy everything that makes life fun, convenient, and comfortable. Take a look at our extensive selection of apartments available in all shapes and sizes, then learn more about the benefits of joining Upside, including no surprise fees, no cookie-cutter daily schedules, and no limit on how you want to write your next chapter. Whatever you do, don’t settle for typical Gainesville retirement communities.


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