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Beautiful and Active 55+ Communities in Portland

Beautiful and Active 55+ Communities in Portland

Portland, Oregon, is a lively and beautiful city in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is the state's largest city and is known for its huge areas of greenery, which range from parks and forests to magnificent mountaintops. 

Portland has plenty of amenities for senior living like mild weather, healthy living, sales tax exemption, zero income tax on social security, and cheaper utilities. With the attractions of a small town as well as a big city, Portland has plenty of 55+ communities to choose from. 

55+ communities are neighborhoods designed specifically for active adults aged 55 and over to provide a secure and stress-free living environment. These communities cater to elderly people who have retired and desire to live independently. This article aims to highlight some of the beautiful and active 55+ communities in Portland. 

Benefits of 55+ Communities

Moving to a 55+ community can be quite beneficial for you. As discussed, these communities are designed for senior citizens and hence offer independent, active, and adventurous living. Adult living communities provide some adventurous and recreational activities solely for adults. These include beautiful homes, pools, fitness centers, tennis courts, walking trails, clubs, recreational activities, and an eco-friendly environment to keep retirees and adults active and busy in a healthy lifestyle. 

5 Beautiful and Active 55+ Communities in Portland

As Portland has something for everyone, people love to retire in Portland and enjoy the great facilities offered to seniors living in dedicated communities. Here is a guide to 5 beautiful and active 55+ communities in Portland, Oregon.

Russellville Park

Russellville Park, a luxurious retirement community in southeast Portland, is an ideal place for active adults. Located along the Max line and Mall 205, this community gives easy access to roam around Portland downtown. Moreover, Happy Valley, Gresham, Oregon City, Vancouver, WA, and Beaverton are also in the community's neighborhoods. 

The community has more than 200 adult units. The Russellville Park offers studio, single-room, and two-bedroom apartments featuring small kitchens, washers, dryers, balconies, individual climate control units, pets friendly, and emergency call systems in independent living.

The courtyard of Russellville Park in Portland, Oregon.
There are various amenities Russellville Park has to offer, such as a spa, swimming pool, and movie theater, to name a few. (Credit: Leisure Care)

The independent community of Russellville Park has 24 hours security, an in-house therapist and doctor, and a group fitness trainer. The adult residents have access to senior wellness, a spa, swimming pool, movie theater, billiard room, bocce ball court, computer center, shuttle service, private transport facility, maintenance, housekeeping, and more. In short, living here values you back for what you pay for it.

Woodburn Estates & Golf

Located in Willamette Valley, Woodburn, this active 55+ community is a safe home to retire. Woodburn Estates and Golf is famous for its 18-hole golf course and a budget-friendly active 55+ community. This adult community owns 1510 single homes of 625 sq. ft and 1610 sq. ft., comprising house plans of two bedrooms and a car garage. 

Residents of this community have active groups for different activities like woodwork, painting, and quilting. The community features a museum and mall equipped with many stores. As the community sits within the Coastal and Cascade mountains, it is convenient for residents to plan a day out there. 

Woodburn Estates and Golf offer its active adult members various amenities, including clubhouse, country restaurant, auditorium, arts studio, spa, sports activities, and many more. 


One of the best senior living communities to live in, Summerplace is an establishment in northeast Portland. Downtown is easily accessible from here. The residents can easily move to Fairview lake, Salish Ponds City Park, Blue Lake Park, restaurants, etc. Summerplace has 807 homes including 585 single-family and 222 condos. 

Summerplace features 15 miles of shoreline, walking and biking trails, and scenic grounds to offer camping or picnics. Recreational activities also keep independent adults active. The amenities that make Summerplace an ideal living include clubhouse, spa, outdoor pool, boat parking, library, and gym. 

Activities like table tennis, bocce ball, billiard, shuffleboard, tennis, and movie nights lead to a healthy lifestyle and socializing for senior adults. 


Claremont is one of the best and most famous adults living communities. This community resides about 10 miles from urban Portland. The residents of Claremont enjoy the perks of Portland's attractions, whereas neighboring Bethany Village and Cedar Mill town facilitate daily necessities. 

Claremont retirement community consists of 556 houses in total. Out of which 456 single-family homes and 100 are attached units. These are spacious houses with different floor plans and a two-car garage facility.

The senior community owns a nine-hole golf course, two tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. The residents also enjoy fitness classes, clubs, and group activities to stay healthy and active.


A scenic community located in Tigard, Oregon. Located southwest of Portland, the Summerfield community is comprised of 1231 homes. This 55+ community features single-family homes, condos, and townhouses at affordable prices.

The residents have easy access to Bull mountain, the Tualatin river, and the Portland area to enjoy hiking, canoeing, or wineries in Portland. One of the best senior living communities, Summerfield has a 9-hole golf course, clubs, tennis courts, pool, and other outdoor activities for senior adults. 

Lake view of Summerfield in Tigard, Oregon.
Summerfield senior community featured a beautiful 9-hole golf course. (Credit:

The retirees living in this beautiful community enjoy several group activities like walking, gardening, reading, art and craft, and many more to keep them busy, active, and social. Adult residents enjoy staying healthy with wellness and fitness activities.

All the above communities are well-established, safe, and specially designed for seniors aged fifty-five or above. There are a lot more independent senior communities in Portland. People approaching retirement age anticipate better living in these senior citizens' towns.