retirement communities: Does the “Ideal” Retirement Location Exist? - 02/04/11 02:16 PM
For those who plan to relocate after retirement, finding an ideal destination is a top priority. Some have a dream location in mind, and others meticulously seek out a community that has everything they want in a retirement destination. Yet, with all this dreaming and planning, you have to stop and wonder: does an ideal retirement location really exit?
When searching for any ideal, people frequently come to the conclusion that nothing is perfect, particularly when it comes to personal preference. Think about your favorite movies. Are they all in the same genre? If you’re like most people, you can be … (3 comments)

retirement communities: Does Gender Affect Retirement Location Preferences? - 01/20/11 02:23 AM
As we learned in the early 1990s, conflicts in relationships may be resolved by realizing that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. But could it be that John Gray’s popular theory applies to retirement decisions as well?
It’s not much of a stretch to imagine that the same gender tendencies which affect relationships can also come into play when making an important life decision, such as choosing a retirement location. There are many factors to consider before settling on an ideal retirement destination, but men and women may not be coming to the table with the same priorities … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Carillon North by Cambridge Homes, Grayslake, Illinois - 12/20/10 01:47 AM
Cambridge Homes is a popular active adult community builder in Illinois with a number of award-winning communities throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Carillon North in Grayslake, Illinois is a small-scale active adult community for residents age 55 and better. With just 361 homes, this gated Illinois active adult community features a friendly neighborhood feel. The gated entry offers a sense of security and a private atmosphere.
Grayslake, Illinois is a far northern suburb of Chicago offering easy access to everyday conveniences and amazing shopping at the popular Gurnee Mills Mall as well as unique boutique shops in neighboring towns. There are … (0 comments)

retirement communities: 8 Awesome Golf Communities in Florida - 12/12/10 02:41 AM
Ten years ago, a conversation about retirement was sure to bring up two topics: golf and Florida. Times are changing and retirement today has a much more diverse landscape. Some active adults prefer to settle in a more urban environment which offers all four seasons; some retirees prefer basketball or online gaming over hitting the links. Yet, despite the wider range of activities available to active adults, there will always be plenty of retirees who continue to enjoy the spectacular golf courses in sunny Florida.
Here are just a handful of Florida’s awesome golf communities for active adults:
1. The Villages … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Shenandoah, Lake Frederick, Virginia - 12/09/10 09:54 AM
The stunning Blue Ridge Mountains gracefully create a scenic backdrop for Shenandoah, an active adult community in Virginia for residents age 55 and better. Located in the Shenandoah Valley, the community is planned for 2,130 homes on nearly 950 acres surrounded by mature growth trees, Lake Frederick and the fabulous Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents enjoy a private, gated entryway, world-class amenities and finely crafted homes.
Amenities of Shenandoah revolve around a 35,000 square foot Clubhouse Village including two side-by-side building connected by a charming courtyard plaza. The fitness portion of the facility is complete and offers a state-of-the-art fitness center with … (0 comments)

retirement communities: 8 Great Low Tax Active Adult Communities in Delaware - 11/27/10 03:39 AM
Each year many active adults retire to communities all along the east coast. To make the most of their retirement funds, retirees often search for areas that have low taxes and other financial incentives. Delaware is one great retirement state that offers low taxes, including no sales tax. If you are interested in retiring to Delaware, here are eight communities worth considering:
1. Independence — Set in the popular area of Millsboro, Independence is an intimate community that offers plenty of amenities to support an active adult lifestyle. The Energy Star homes at Independence are designed for low-maintenance living and feature … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Rossmoor Village, Monroe Township, New Jersey - 11/23/10 01:30 AM
Rossmoor Village has been described as one of the best retirement communities in the country. Its award-winning design features New England charm with colonial architectural touches including old-fashioned street lamps, saltbox shapes and bright white columns. All of the streets and buildings are names after people and places dating back to when our country was first settled adding to the unique New England charm of this established New Jersey active adult community.
The thoughtful design of Rossmoor Village includes over 40 miles of winding sidewalks that meander throughout the various enclaves of the community. Each unique enclave within Rossmoor Village features … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Heritage Towne Lake, Cypress, Texas - 11/21/10 03:28 AM
Just 25 miles northwest of Houston, Texas is Heritage Towne Lake, an active adult community for those age 55 and better. This unique lake-front community started construction in 2007 by K. Hovnanian and is now operated by Village Builders/Lennar. Set in the town of Cypress, residents enjoy local amenities including fantastic shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation. The popular Cy-Fair region in which Heritage Towne Lake is popular for its excellent public golf courses, the local Lone Star College, top medical facilities and a wonderful public library just minutes from the community. Nearby Houston just a short drive from this popular … (0 comments)

retirement communities: The Parke at Ocean Pines, Ocean Pines, MD - 11/12/10 02:44 AM
Resort amenities in a scenic coastal setting draw residents to the intimate sized Maryland community known as The Parke at Ocean Pines. Open to residents age 55 and better, this active adult community features resort-style amenities including an 18-hole golf course set amidst the natural beauty of the mature woods, parks and water features.
With just 503 residences, this MD active adult community is a prestigious community located within the larger Ocean Pines community in Ocean Pines, Maryland. Residents of The Parke enjoy amenities including a yacht club with restaurant, two marinas, miles of walking tails and numerous lakes. Plus, there … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, California - 11/03/10 04:16 AM
Walnut Creek, California is home to an award-winning active adult community simply known as Rossmoor. It took over 30 years to build this fantastic 55+ community made up of a wide variety of home styles set amidst the beauty of California’s rolling country hillsides. Rossmoor welcomes resident’s age 55 and better to live an exciting active adult lifestyle in a mature community featuring beautiful landscaping and natural open spaces.
The package of amenities at this popular California active adult community includes 5 clubhouses, 27 holes of golf and over 200 social clubs. The various clubhouses feature multiple swimming pools, tennis courts … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Canoa Ranch, Green Valley, Arizona - 10/24/10 05:04 PM
Canoa Ranch is a new home 55+ community located within the master-planned Green Valley Recreation center. Green Valley offers residents access to a staggering 13 amenity centers, 8 golf courses and a long list of social activities. Located just south of Tucson, Arizona, Green Valley is a massive conglomerate of 55+ communities by various developers, one of which is Canoa Ranch built by Meritage Homes. The one dozen plus communities that make up Green Valley each allow all residents access to their amenities and social activities offering a unique concept in active adult Arizona living.
The Conoa Ranch community is the … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Leisure World Virginia, Lansdowne, VA - 10/21/10 02:04 PM
Active adults seeking out the ultimate in maintenance-free living near Washington D.C. must take a look at Leisure World Virginia. Located just 25 miles from Washington D.C. in Lansdowne, Virginia, this 55+ community features townhome living in either high-rise or low-rise buildings all offering stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Potomac River. Lansdowne is in Loudon County which is known as the wine country of Virginia. There are numerous vineyards and over 20 wineries as well as equestrian centers, national landmarks and theaters. The surrounding areas are known for fantastic shopping, fine dining, historic grandeur, cultural attractions, galleries … (0 comments)

retirement communities: SaddleBrooke Ranch, Oracle, Arizona - 10/14/10 10:28 AM
Just 28 miles north of downtown Tucson is SaddleBrooke Ranch by Robson Communities. This luxury community for adults age 55 and better is a highlight of active adult living in Arizona. Robson Communities develops award-winning luxury active adult communities that are highly sought after among Baby Boomers and retirees. SaddleBrooke Ranch is actually a follow-up community to the wildly successful original SaddleBrooke community located just four miles south.
SaddleBrooke Ranch opened in 2008 and is planned for 5,800 homes upon completion. Set in the high Sonoran desert aside the towering Santa Catalina Mountains, this popular Arizona active adult community boasts gorgeous … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Sunbrook Communities, St. George, Utah - 10/13/10 03:44 PM
St. George, Utah is one of the fastest growing cities in the country thanks to its ideal climate and natural beauty. Residents here enjoy a hot but dry climate with warm summers and mild winters. Gorgeous landscape surrounds the St. George area with beautiful canyons, mountains and red rocks as far as the eye can see. Zion National Park is one of the most popular destinations in St. George featuring the massive Zion Canyon some 15 miles long and up to a half a mile deep. Shoppers will enjoy the best of both worlds with cute antique shops along the historic … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Active Adult Communities Near Dallas - 10/10/10 02:54 PM
Did you know that Texas is the number two retirement destination in the country behind Florida? That’s right! Texas grabbed the number two spot ahead of popular retirement states such as Arizona and California. Retirees are drawn to Texas thanks to low real estate prices, a mild year-round climate and wide-open spaces. Active adult communities near Dallas are ideal for those still in the work-force. As the ninth-largest city in the country, Dallas is home to world-class businesses including many national headquarters and several Fortune 500 companies. The city is well known for their championship sports teams including the Dallas Cowboys … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Independence, Millsboro, Delaware - 10/09/10 06:31 AM
Just minutes from scenic inland bays and sandy ocean beaches sits the 55+ community of Independence. Built by Schell Brothers, this intimate sized community will have 450 upon completion. The community opened in 2007 and has become very popular thanks to a world-class package of amenities, low-maintenance homes and a vibrant lifestyle.
Located in Millsboro, Delaware, Independence is ideally located to nearby resort attractions in the Lock Neck area of the Delaware coast. Residents enjoy easy access to numerous State parks and golf courses plus the Atlantic Ocean is just 30 miles away. Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington DC are all just … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Four Seasons at Historic Virginia, Dumfries, Virginia - 10/08/10 02:38 AM
Developed by K. Hovnanian, the Four Seasons collection of active adult communities are well-known for their luxurious amenities, beautiful surroundings and finely crafted homes. One prime example of a Four Seasons community is the Four Seasons at Historic Virginia located in Dumfries, Virginia.
Set in Prince William County of Virginia, Dumfries is a fantastic location just minutes from restaurants, shopping, recreation and everyday conveniences. Washington D.C., the nations’ capital, is less than 30 minutes north offering the ultimate in historic grandeur, museums, theatres, fine dining and national monuments. The area is also home to wonderful outdoor recreation including boating and fishing … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Heritage Eagle Bend, Aurora, Colorado - 10/06/10 02:58 AM
Heritage Eagle Bend offers gorgeous Rocky Mountain views as far as the eye can see. This stunning Colorado active adult community features a fantastic clubhouse, a challenging golf course and a vibrant social scene. Built between 2000 and 2008, there are a total of 1,460 homes in this scenic 55+ community. Built by Lennar Homes, Heritage Eagle Bend offers a wide variety of home designs to choose from, reasonably priced from the high $100’s. Today, home shoppers can choose from pre-owned resale homes, many featuring upgraded features such as walkout basements, gourmet kitchens and stunning views of the golf course or … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Small 55+ Communities Offer Big Attractions - 09/17/10 07:11 AM
Active adult communities across America are available in a range of sizes. The largest may encompass more than 10,000 residences, while more intimate communities may include less than 100 homes. Smaller active adult communities often do not have as many resort-style amenities as their sprawling counterparts, however they can be ideal for those who are less interested in centralized community events and activities.
Location is often an important element of a small active adult community. Homeowners who want to live in a prime location, particularly one close to a popular city or beach, can opt to live in a smaller, more … (1 comments)

retirement communities: Trilogy Central Coast by Shea Homes, Nipomo, California - 09/05/10 06:28 AM
Trilogy Central Coast is one of the most breathtaking communities in the country. The community has been meticulously designed with amazing attention-to-detail evident in the stunning landscape, amazing architecture and gorgeous interior design. This award-winning community is open to residents of all ages yet is tailored to active adult living at its finest.
The amenities of this phenomenal community rival any other active adult community in California. Luxury and elegance abound at Trilogy Central Coast from the stunning natural landscape to the striking architectural details. Residents enjoy world-class amenities including an award-winning clubhouse, impressive 30-hole golf course, full-service spa and elegant … (0 comments)