55+ Communities

Enjoy Retirement in the Active Communities of Greater Sarasota


Don’t let the terms “Retirement Communities” or “55+” scare you away because in Sarasota, these communities are far from sleepy. Here those of us who are “55+” enjoy the top tier of active retirement living. Cascades & LakeRidge falls are like sister communities: both active 55+ neighborhoods with a wide range of amenities located just north of University Parkway. Take a closer look:


Located in north Sarasota, Cascades is a gated, maintenance-free resort notable for its gorgeous entry visible from Lockwood Ridge and the beautifully landscaped grounds. Built in 2004, these homes range in price from about $250,000 to $400,000.

Neighborhood amenities include:

  • 25,000 sq ft clubhouse featuring a wide array of activities

  • Wellness area includes spa, exercise facility, and men’s and women’s saunas/showers

  • Indoor/outdoor swimming pool

  • 6 Har-Tru tennis courts with Pro Shop

  • 3 bocce ball courts

  • Full-time activities director on staff

Take a look at some current Activities and upcoming Events to get a picture of how exciting and active retirement life can be!

LakeRidge Falls

LakeRidge Falls is an active 55+ gated community located just north of University Parkway on Tuttle Avenue. Built in 2001, the neighborhood includes 16 scenic lakes, a preserve area, extensive paved walking paths and beautiful, green and flourishing grounds.

LakeRidge Falls is comprised of three different neighborhoods which provide different housing options: Stirling Falls - single family homes, Victoria Falls - duplexes, and Sandstone Falls -garden villas in quads or 6-plexes. Prices range from the mid $200Ks to mid-$300Ks.

Neighborhood amenities include:

  • Clubhouse with gym

  • Resort-style pool & spa

  • 2 Bocce ball courts

  • Library & computer workstations

  • Wide array of clubs & social groups