9 Best Dog Friendly 55+ Communities in Delray Beach & Boynton Beach, Florida
Looking for a top pet friendly 55+ community in Delray Beach or Boynton Beach? Having a hard time finding one because of your pets? And, of course, I know your family includes your dogs and cats too. Absolutely. No question about it. It can be a daunting task navigating through listings to find a 55+ pet-friendly community that is pet friendly to your furry friends. Following are the best pet friendly 55+ communities in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.
What do I mean by pet-friendly communities? Won’t every community take my dogs? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Many 55+ communities have pet restrictions. In fact, many all-age communities have restrictions regarding pets, as well. Does your Prince or Sophie fit the pet restrictions for the particular community you’re interested in?
If you’re a dog person like me, please don’t go online and fall in love with a house until you’ve fully checked out their pet restrictions. Not all 55+ communities are as pet friendly as others. Trust me on this. I’ve been in this area and seen it happen too many times. Dogs are my passion.
The next question is: Do you want to live in a pet-friendly 55+ gated community, or are you okay with non-gated communities? Some people definitely want gated; some do not. It’s really personal preference. Some are guard gated while others are simply gated without a guard. Make sense?
The active adult senior communities I am going to talk about in this article are all 55+ guard-gated communities in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth FL. Some are centrally located; some are west, but all of them are within driving distance of Delray Beach’s famed Atlantic Avenue and the beach. And all are located in south and central Palm Beach County.
The following communities are located near shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, houses of worship, highways, medical facilities and more.
“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.”
Probably the most talked about, and recognizable by name, of the 55+ dog-friendly communities in Delray, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth are the Valencias. Currently, there are 10 Valencia communities: Valencia Lakes, Valencia Isles, Valencia Shores, Valencia Falls, Valencia Palms, Valencia Pointe Valencia Reserve, Valencia Cove, Valencia Bay and Valencia Sound. Whew, that’s a lot!
The Valencias are located in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth. They have beautiful grand clubhouses overlooking lakes with fitness centers, pools, restaurants, shows, clubs, cards, tennis, pickle ball and more. Way more.
The Valencias have action. If you go to the clubhouse, you will always find someone there.
How about taking Bella or Charlie for a walk around the community? Meet some new or old friends. Sounds like a nice idea. Dogs love to go for walks, and studies have shown that having a dog is good for older people. The Valencias have winding paths that can be used for walking, riding bikes or walking dogs. Perfect!
Depending on which Valencia you choose, they are the priciest of the active adult communities in south Palm Beach County. If you’re thinking new construction, should you hire a buyer’s agent for new construction?
Don’t forget to take a buyer’s agent with you. Buyer beware – don’t get caught! You won’t save any money going directly to the builder. Builders don’t negotiate. Their salespeople just collect a double commission. People are often under a misconception about this.
The Valencias are all pet friendly, but pet restrictions can and do vary between the different communities. Some have the original pet restrictions and some were changed by homeowner’s associations through the years. Don’t forget to check the pet restrictions for the community you are interested in!
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Active adult communities of Tivoli tend to be a bit smaller and more low key than the Valencias. There are still plenty of amenities; clubs, activities, tennis, fitness center shows and more to keep you busy. The difference is you can go to the clubhouse in this community and actually read a book. It’s not as busy as the Valencias.
The Tivolis are pet-friendly 55+ communities in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach that will welcome your furry friends (breed restricted, of course.) And that’s a plus in my book!
7969 Via Grande Boynton Beach, Florida
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,358 SqFt
6892 Adriano Drive Boynton Beach, Florida
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,274 SqFt
545 Trace Cir 106 Deerfield Beach, Florida
2 Beds 2 Baths 887 SqFt
Cascades in Boynton Beach, Florida is a 55+ dog and cat-friendly community. This pet-friendly community is centrally located in Boynton Beach and has a lot of activities to keep you as busy as you want or not. Cascades has a clubhouse with amenities including, tennis, fitness center, clubs, trips, shows, a restaurant and more.
Cascades has single family homes – some smaller and some larger, but all are cat and dog friendly. It’s a fairly large community with close to 1,000 homes, yet it does not seem crowded. All of the homes are single story within a guard-gated entrance.
7163 Foxworth Court Boynton Beach, Florida
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,509 SqFt
11525 Lawton Road Boynton Beach, Florida
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,559 SqFt
7277 Haviland Circle Boynton Beach, Florida
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,829 SqFt
6715 Chimere Terrace Boynton Beach, Florida
2 Beds 2 Baths 2,415 SqFt
The sister community to Cascades is Cascade Lakes, a more intimate 55+ dog friendly community. And the pet restrictions are different.
I told you to always check. Remember? Or you can always check with me.
Cascade Lakes in Boynton Beach is pet friendly but not as pet friendly as some of the other 55+ communities. Cascade Lakes is smaller than Cascades. They have an indoor/outdoor pool but no restaurant. Amenities at Cascade Lakes include shows, clubs, arts and crafts, fitness, tennis and more.
11632 Dove Hollow Avenue Boynton Beach, Florida
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,015 SqFt
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
Amenities at Venetian Isles include a clubhouse, fitness center, card rooms, pool, clubs and more. As of this writing, the clubhouse is under renovation. Just wait until its finished! It will be fabulous.
3741 NE 27th Ter Lighthouse Point, Florida
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,000 SqFt
8248 Grand Messina Circle Boynton Beach, Florida
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,357 SqFt
2710 NE 44th St Lighthouse Point, Florida
6 Beds 7 Baths 6,722 SqFt
4400 NE 29TH AVE Lighthouse Point, Florida
4 Beds 5 Baths 6,290 SqFt
Talk about pet friendly! Villaggio Reserve is just that. Villas, coach homes and single family homes all with one or two-car garages make up this dog friendly 55+ active adult community.
Villaggio Reserve is a guard-gated community centrally located in Delray Beach FL. Amenities abound in this 55+ community including clubhouse, pool, restaurant, fitness, tennis, pickle ball, clubs, theater and more. Homes in Villaggio Reserve are smaller for those looking to downsize.
Villaggio Reserve is conveniently located to the new Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Delray Marketplace and more.
14759 Barletta Way Delray Beach, Florida
3 Beds 3 Baths 1,406 SqFt
Avalon Estates is yet another pet-friendly senior community in Boynton Beach. Located east of the Florida Turnpike, Avalon Estates will welcome your dogs and cats with restrictions. A mid-sized gated community, Avalon features both villas with garages and single family homes close to shopping and more.
This 55+ community has a grand clubhouse with theater, pool. fitness center, billiards, card rooms, tennis courts, clubs and more. A great place to take a walk with your dog.
7592 Monticello Way Boynton Beach, Florida
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,494 SqFt
7941 Rinehart Drive Boynton Beach, Florida
4 Beds 3 Baths 3,056 SqFt
Not to be confused with Villaggio Reserve, because they are totally separate communities. Villaggio in Lake Worth is a dog-friendly gated community just west of the Florida Turnpike.
Comprised of single family homes with a clubhouse and separate fitness center, busy is the order of the day in Villaggio. And, of course, walking dogs. Always a favorite pastime of mine. And yours! Villaggio is a pet-friendly active adult community.
Villaggio is conveniently located to Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and more.
14759 Barletta Way Delray Beach, Florida
3 Beds 3 Baths 1,406 SqFt
It sounds like a tongue twister and can get confusing, but they are two separate communities!
Amenities at Bellaggio include a restaurant, separate fitness center, tennis, theater, clubs, cards and more. The community is conveniently located to Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and more.
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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
With a fabulous location in Delray Beach, Vizcaya is a boutique pet-friendly 55+ community of single family homes. Built in the early 2000s, homes in Vizcaya range in size from approximately 1500 to over 2200 square feet.
There is a redone clubhouse, tennis courts, resort-style pool sauna, ballroom and more. Vizcaya is a win-win for pet lovers.
7035 Demedici Circle Delray Beach, Florida
2 Beds 2 Baths 2,057 SqFt
1690 Renaissance Commons Boulevard 1611 Boynton Beach, Florida
1 Beds 1 Baths 817 SqFt
16052 Villa Vizcaya Place Delray Beach, Florida
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,878 SqFt
Research being done today shows that pets help seniors. They take away loneliness, provide companionship, help healing, bring smiles to faces, calm people down, and perform services for some.
I am always amazed when I see the length some communities will go to with their pet restrictions. I understand not all people love dogs and cats, may be allergic to them or even afraid. I get it. Those people may want to live in a community that does not accept pets.
Dogs get people out of the house. They’re a reason for some folks to get up in the morning. Dog walking is a social activity. You go out; meet other dog walkers. Dogs check each other out and people talk. It’s a nice way to spend some time. Having a pet helps to ease loneliness for some. That’s a big thing.
So why do 55+ communities have pet restrictions, both gated and non-gated? I can’t answer that, but I can help you find a home in an active adult community that will also welcome your furry friends. This has been a passion of mine for many years.
Although there are more, these are 9 of the Best Pet Friendly 55+ Communities in Delray & Boynton Beach FL.
Thinking about buying a home in a pet friendly 55+ community in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, or Boynton Beach FL?
If you have pets and are thinking of buying a home in a 55+ community in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach or Lake Worth FL, call me first! I will help you navigate the crazy world of pet-friendly gated communities in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and south Florida. I can be reached at 561-716-7824 cell/text or by email at Elyse@ElyseBerman.com.
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