Rainbow Vista is a LGBTQ senior (55+) community near Portland, offering residents a safe, non-threatening and discrimination-free environment. Apartments range from studio to one-bedroom units and communal areas feature large event spaces, a theater room, workout space, game room with a pool table, and a music room. Utilities are included except for phone, internet and premium cable. This is a community that hosts barbecues, holiday parties and birthday celebrations. It is all about a welcoming, comfortable environment where everyone belongs.
7. Just a bit further North is – Discovery Bay Resort in Washington State
This women’s RV community is gaining popularity and residents say there is no other place like Discovery Bay on the North Olympic Peninsula. The natural beauty of the area makes it a wonderful vacation spot, and local residents also love the many options for recreation, outdoor activities like kayaking, birding, hiking, biking, waterfalls, and tide pools. The community also offers an an office/lounge with a full community kitchen, TV, computer and printer, WiFi, and mailboxes. The biggest challenge residents report is the need to downsize into an RV. Some just visit, others stay year-round.
8. The Residences at Seashore Point in Provincetown, MA
The Residences at Seashore Point welcomes people 55+ from all walks of life. This is known as a concierge condominium community that makes for carefree living. Amenities and services make everyday chores a breeze and all are welcome – single, married, gay and straight, first and second home owners, still working, or retired.
The Residences at Seashore Point is close to many popular restaurants, arts, cultural events, and festivities. Pets are welcome too.
9. Birds of a Feather in Pecos, NM
This is a beautiful, gated gay and lesbian community of homes in New Mexico that offers direct access to many acres of adjoining private property conserved as green space. The community is a hiking and biking paradise and your LGBT neighbors are friendly and welcoming.
Residents enjoy nature trails for walking and hiking, including the National Forest Land surrounding the property. Additionally, the Pecos Wilderness preserve is only minutes away and features hundreds of miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding.
10. A Place for Us in Cleveland, OH
This senior housing community is located at the border of Cleveland and Lakewood and offers a unique environment for seniors 55 and up. One and two-bedroom apartments include all the amenities, beautiful outdoor grounds, and a friendly, dedicated staff.
Part of a Transit Oriented Development (TOD), the area offers very easy access to the West 117th RTA Rapid Transit Station making shopping, parks, and other entertainment options very convenient.
11. Carefree Cove in Boone, North Carolina
Love mountains and the outdoors? Carefree Cove might be a great place to retire. This is a gay and lesbian residential community in a mountain setting where friendly neighbors enjoy outdoor activities and scenic beauty all year round. Carefree Cove is a vacation spot for some but many LGBT seniors call it home and wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.
12. John C. Anderson Apartments in Philadelphia, PA
This facility is a unique, urban LGBT-friendly apartment community for seniors 62 years old and up. With amenities designed to make life more enjoyable and special features that are both modern and comfortable.
Each one-bedroom apartment has an open floor plan and modern kitchen, an inviting community room, outdoor community patio, and a variety of resident events and services. In the heart of Center City Philadelphia and just minutes from the «Avenue of the Arts,» this apartment community makes shopping, dining and entertainment convenient.