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Del Webb's Shorewood Glen in Illinois Offers Low Maintenance 55+ Living - 05/31/10 01:38 PM
Shorewood Glen by Del Webb is an intimate sized 55+ community of just 765 homes. Located in the quaint city of Shorewood, Illinois, this active adult community is a wonderful value for those looking to enjoy the Del Webb lifestyle at an attractive price. The homes of this Illinois active adult community start in the mid $140’s and include a wonderful package of features. Attached Ranch Duplex There are two different attached ranch duplex style floor plans offered at Shorewood Glen. The Franklin plan is 1,285 square feet and is available in new construction from $144,990. The main living space of (0 comments)
St. George, Utah Offers Scenic Mountain View Active Adult Living - 05/28/10 01:04 PM
St. George, Utah is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With its scenic beauty, temperate climate and wide variety of activities, it’s not surprising that developers have begun building active adult communities throughout St. George and the surrounding area. Perhaps the bigger question is what has taken them so long to discover this retirement haven. Set in the southwestern corner of Utah, St. George enjoys a hot, dry climate with sizzling summers and mild winters. The area’s unique landscape includes fascinating rock formations and canyons, many with a distinct red appearance. St. George’s beautiful and striking landscaping has (0 comments)
Del Webb’s Village at Deaton Creek: Active Adult Living Near Atlanta - 05/27/10 12:17 PM
The Village at Deaton Creek by Del Webb is located in the prestigious Atlanta, GA suburb of Hoschton. This intimate, gated community opened in 2006 and upon completion will have 1,200 homes including both single family style and duplex villas. This 55+ GA community boasts a fantastic location just 40 miles north of downtown Atlanta giving residents easy access to world-class dining, shopping, entertainment, museums and professional sports. Yet, when it’s time to relax residents will appreciate the rural charm of the Hoschton, GA area complete with a lovely scenic landscape of rolling hills, towering trees and beautiful views of the (0 comments)
5 Tax Friendly Retirement States - 05/26/10 12:12 PM
When heading toward retirement, savvy active adults begin looking for ways to stretch their savings. Choosing a tax friendly state as a retirement destination is a smart way to make the most of a fixed income, yet finding the best location can take a bit of research. Federal taxes are about the same regardless of where you choose to live. However, the amount of state and local taxes you pay can vary widely. When researching a potential retirement destination or active adult community, be sure to look into the entire tax burden including income tax, property tax, sales tax and taxes (2 comments)
Great Values Found in Sun City West Arizona for Active Adult Homebuyers - 05/25/10 01:04 PM
Del Webb’s Sun City West offers an amazing collection of amenities and a fabulous selection of homes for the active adult homebuyer searching for the ideal retirement community in Arizona. Sun City West is a huge resort-style community of nearly 17,000 homes. This mega community was constructed by Del Webb between 1978 and 1997 and today offers resale homes very reasonably priced from about $70,000 to over $700,000. The home options are endless and so is the list of amenities! Sun City West Arizona was designed to be an entire community where one could live, play, shop, worship, dine and take (1 comments)
Grand Haven Popular Among Active Adults in Romeoville, IL - 05/24/10 08:08 PM
Grand Haven was built by two of the most popular active adult community builders in the state of Illinois, Del Webb and Lakewood Homes. This joint effort community is a smaller 55+ IL community of just 677 homes yet it also features a fantastic collection of amenities making this one of the most popular active adult communities in the Chicagoland area. Located just 37 miles from downtown Chicago, Grand Haven Romeoville is ideally located for those who love quick trips to the city or for those who prefer entertainment closer to home. The city of Chicago offers fantastic cultural amenities, fine (0 comments)
Sun City Mesquite Nevada: The Next “It” Place for Active Adult Living - 05/20/10 03:50 PM
Del Webb’s Sun City Mesquite is the newest Del Webb community in the Las Vegas area. This stunning active adult community is set 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas in the town of Mesquite. Active adults are drawn to the area for its amazing vistas, the perfect climate filled with sunny days and low humidity, inexpensive housing, and possibly best of all, no state income tax! Those searching for a relaxing laid back atmosphere in a community still relatively close to glitz of Las Vegas will fill everything they’ve ever dreamed of at Sun City Mesquite by Del Webb. The amenities (0 comments)
The Villages, Florida: What Attracts Active Adults - 05/19/10 11:50 AM
Active adult communities range from intimate neighborhoods to sprawling resorts, but The Villages is in a class of its own. Though this sizable Florida town began in 1978 as a small neighborhood, The Villages will contain approximately 75,000 homes upon completion. What’s more, this impressive age-restricted community spans three counties, three zip codes and over 20,000 acres. The Villages, FL is a fully functioning town with its own shopping, restaurants, post offices, banks and recreational attractions, as well as the amenities that active adults come to expect in a resort-style community. There are 26 executive golf courses and 9 championship golf (2 comments)
Upscale Active Adult Living Near Washington D.C. - 05/18/10 01:00 PM
Heritage Hunt in Gainesville, VA is an upscale, gated community just 30 miles west of Washington D.C. This premiere active adult community is perfect for the discerning home buyer looking for an elegant community to call home. Heritage Hunt residents appreciate the vacation-like setting of the community and close proximity to nearby metropolitan areas. Just a short drive away, the nation’s capital provides numerous cultural attractions, world-class dining, endless shopping and historic grandeur yet there are also numerous special attractions closer to home including boutique and outlet shopping, local dining, excellent healthcare and much more. Within this Washington D.C. area active (0 comments)
Active Adult Communities in Illinois Offer New Construction Ranch Homes - 05/17/10 12:25 PM
Illinois is home to a wonderful selection of active adult communities offering a wealth of options for new home shoppers. IL 55+ communities range in size from the massive resort-style communities such as Del Webb’s Sun City Huntley to the more intimate sized communities of under 200 homes. Those wanting to stay close to friends and family in the greater Chicagoland area will be pleased by the selection of new construction homes available in a wide range of price points. Probably the most popular and well-known active adult community in Illinois is Sun City Huntley by Del Webb. Here you’ll find (0 comments)
Enjoy the Del Webb Lifestyle in Tennessee at Lake Providence - 05/15/10 09:55 PM
Lake Providence by Del Webb is ideally located just 17 miles from lively downtown Nashville, TN. This gated 55+ community features just under 1,100 homes designed around a fantastic clubhouse overlooking a natural lake of some 15-acres. Mt. Juliet, TN is an ideal retirement location for those wanting to stay close to friends and family in the greater Nashville area of Tennessee. The mild climate is wonderful for those who enjoy outdoor recreational activities and then of course there is the world-renowned music scene and exciting nightlife just minutes away in downtown Nashville! Del Webb’s Lake Providence entices potential residents with (1 comments)
7 Steps to Choosing the Right Active Adult Retirement Community - 05/14/10 01:47 PM
While active adult communities are all designed to support an active lifestyle, there are many variations from one community to the next. Some communities are sprawling, resort-style locations while others provide more intimate neighborhoods. Each community has its own draw, whether it’s a championship golf course, active tennis facility, or a cozy clubhouse with a variety of social clubs. Although a search for a new home is a personal experience, there are some similar steps that potential buyers take along the way. 1. Choose a retirement location.The first step is to decide where to live, and there are many considerations when (1 comments)
Del Webb Lakeside Living at Frisco Lakes - 05/13/10 01:19 PM
The town of Frisco, Texas has enjoyed rapid growth and is emerging as a highly sought-after upscale suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It’s been named one of the fastest growing cities in the country! Just 30 miles north of Dallas, Frisco is an ideal location for this Del Webb TX community. The state of Texas has always been popular among active adults due to its low cost of living and favorable year-round climate. These nice perks combined with the famous Del Webb amenities have drawn residents to Frisco Lakes from across the country. Nearly half of the residents of Del (1 comments)
Florida Villages of Citrus Hills Offers Luxurious Active Adult Living - 05/12/10 10:17 PM
The Villages of Citrus Hills is the perfect community for the discerning active adult buyer. The community is open to all ages however the amenities are ideal for those age 55 and better. Upon completion there will be 10,000 elegant homes including villas and single family homes. Today ,shoppers can choose from new construction or resale homes priced from the high $100’s to over $1 million. This FL retirement community features an amazing collection of amenities spread across multiple clubhouses and activity centers. There are three 18-hole championship golf courses and pro shop, multiple fitness centers and numerous studios for yoga, (0 comments)
Volunteerism Popular Among Baby Boomers - 05/11/10 12:00 PM
As Baby Boomers join the ranks of retirees, many charitable organizations have recognized this generation’s volunteerism potential. With approximately 77 million babies born during the Boom era (1946-1964), this group is often touted as the single largest, most well-educated generation to date. Studies have also shown that Baby Boomers also have a penchant for volunteerism, which is greatly in need during this tough economic period. In 2005, the White House launched the Get Involved! Campaign to urge older adults to take part in volunteer opportunities. This project was fueled in part by the positive results found in a study conducted through (1 comments)
Chicago Area 55+ Living at Del Webb Sun City Huntley - 05/10/10 04:43 PM
Sun City Huntley by Del Webb is one of the most sought after active adult communities in Illinois. Since its grand opening in 1998, this gated 55+ community has been one of the most popular retirement destinations in the entire Midwest. Spread over 2,300 acres, Sun City Huntley will have over 5,400 homes upon completion. Today shoppers can still purchase a new construction home but time is running out! The community is expected to be sold-out of new construction homes within the next year or so. The amenities of this IL active adult community are top notch. The 94,000 square foot (0 comments)
Seattle Area Active Adult Living in Trilogy at Redmond Ridge - 05/08/10 12:27 PM
Trilogy at Redmond Ridge by Shea Homes in Redmond, Washington is a nature lovers paradise with spectacular views and scenic surroundings. The ideal location of this 55+ community is just 20 miles from downtown Seattle allowing residents convenient access to world class dining, shopping and cultural attractions. The city of Redmond offers unique restaurants and shops, miles of biking and hiking trails and sparkling lakes for boating or fishing. The Trilogy Redmond, WA community features a spectacular clubhouse of 32,000 square feet. The Cascade Club is home to a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics and yoga studios, Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool and (0 comments)
Las Vegas Ideal for Active Adult Living - 05/07/10 01:33 PM
Though Nevada may not be as popular as Florida or Arizona when it comes to choosing a retirement destination, savvy buyers may want to give Las Vegas a closer look. With low taxes, affordable housing and plenty of popular attractions, it’s no wonder that Las Vegas and its surrounding areas are gaining popularity among active adult community builders. Active adults who were hit hard with winter snowstorms may now be looking toward warmer locations. With its arid, desert climate, Las Vegas delivers year-round sunshine. Though the summers are hot, and temperatures often reach over 100 degrees, it is a dry heat (1 comments)
Sun City Arizona Famous Among Active Adults - 05/06/10 02:17 PM
Sun City Arizona is famous for being the very first 55+ active adult retirement community in the country. Today, it’s becoming famous for being home to the new reality TV series, Sunset Daze. On the WEtv network, Sunset Daze follows the lives of 9 feisty Sun City Arizona residents. The first couple episodes aired recently and have received some fantastic reviews. It’s a great opportunity for the Sun City Arizona community to show itself off to potential homebuyers across the country. Del Webb himself, started Sun City in 1960 and the community is now a premier example of luxury active adult (1 comments)
4 South Carolina Luxury 55+ Active Adult Communities - 05/05/10 02:45 PM
Active adults have been drawn to the southern charm of South Carolina and are now able to find some fantastic options for resort style retirement living. Check out these 4 wonderful active adult 55+ communities in South Carolina. All of the communities featured here offer both new construction and resale homes at affordable prices. Plus, South Carolina retirees will enjoy low tax burdens and a lower cost of living than many of the other top retirement locations without sacrifice. Today, South Carolina 55+ communities are some of the most sought after retirement destinations! Sun City Hilton Head by Del WebbAs the (0 comments)
Del Webb Makes Big Changes to Florida 55+ Communities - 05/04/10 09:16 PM
Del Webb, the most well-known name in active adult communities, is making some exciting changes in the Sunshine State. With an eye toward Florida’s status as a key retirement state, Del Webb’s latest plans will further enhance the area’s appeal to active adults. These plans include four specific active adult communities: Southshore Falls, La Cresta by Del Webb, Del Webb Ave Maria, and Riverwood at Nocatee. Following the August 2009 merger between Centex Homes and Pulte Homes (Del Webb’s parent company), the company has taken steps to restructure and expand both existing and newly developing communities. As part of these plans, (0 comments)
Carillon 55+ Community in Plainfield, Illinois - 05/03/10 12:40 PM
As the very first active adult community in the greater Chicagoland area, Carillon in Plainfield, IL is still as popular as ever. This gated IL 55+ community started in 1989 and is now an exciting community of almost 2,100 homes. There are numerous different floor plans to choose from among the resale homes in Carillon. Home styles include condos, coach homes, townhomes and single family ranch homes. Prices are very reasonable beginning in the low $100’s. Carillon homeowners enjoy a wonderful selection of amenities highlighted by the recently renovated community clubhouse, Club Carillon. This amazing facility is 32,000 square feet and (1 comments)
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