Rick is correct. Such places haven't been called "colonies" for probably 40 years, and that term originated when like-minded nudists had to live in very hidden communities in order to avoid very intense social persecution. For a very long time now those places have been called nudist (or naturist) resorts, camps, parks, or communities; as each name implies the specific name depends on the features of the location.
I've been a naturist for about 22 years now and it is my way of life. I go without clothes whenever possible because they are just not comfortable, and put on what's necessary when they are practical. Still, my answer is a yes-and-no answer.
Yes, I could definitely live in a nudist community because it would be great to have the total freedom to be completely nude inside my home or anywhere in my yard, as well as anywhere on the grounds of the facility. Where I live now the proximity of neighbors (with children under 18, too) and the laws as established greatly limits the areas of the property where I can be nude.
And No, I wouldn't want to live in a nudist community because, like a suburb, I would be living in a place with many neighbors nearby. I very greatly prefer to live as far from neighbors as possible, even if those neighbors are like-minded nudists themselves. My ideal place to live is far out in nature with lots of peace and quiet, just me and my dogs, and whoever I happen to be living with if anyone at all. Such a location would give me the same nude freedom as a nudist community because it would be so far removed from judgmental and legally-oppressive society.
naturist since 1990