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There was a time when an active adult community was unlikely to succeed if it didn’t have its own golf course. Nowadays, age restricted communities come in all sizes, and their amenities do not necessarily include a golf course. In fact, intimate active adult communities with few amenities are al...
While a resort-style community may appeal to many active adults, others cherish the dream of a rural retirement. These retirees imagine tranquil living in a picturesque home, perhaps nestled in a wooded area or situated near a scenic lake. The small towns in these rural locations have their own c...
Shorewood Glen by Del Webb is a gated 55+ community in the quaint town of Shorewood, Illinois. As one of the four Del Webb communities in Illinois, Shorewood Glen offers single family ranch style homes and attached ranch duplexes reasonably priced from the mid $100’s. The Lakeview Lodge is 16,500...
  Del Webb’s Sun City Apple Valley is a beautiful 55+ community ideally located in Apple Valley, California just 8 miles from the San Bernardino National Forest.  Beautiful mountain views, wide open spaces and small town charm are just a few of the reasons active adults have been loving this Del ...
As active adults continue to look beyond Florida and Arizona, Texas is rapidly becoming a popular retirement destination. The diverse landscape, warm year-round temperatures, and strong economy have drawn the attention of both retirees and active adult community builders. Unlike their Florida and...
Mountain lovers can choose from a variety of active adult communities in western states such as California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. With breathtaking mountain views, exciting amenities and various social clubs, these communities provide an active lifestyle for older adults. The...
  The smaller-scale more intimate active adult communities have been growing in popularity.  Today more 55+ communities are catering to the active retiree looking for the social lifestyle without living in a super-sized community.  Brookhaven of East Cobb in Kennesaw, Georgia fits the bill to a t...
If you’ve been looking for a South Carolina, resort-style, 55+ community offering every amenity imaginable then you’re search is over! Sun City Carolina Lakes is the perfect active adult community set on 1,512 acres of rolling hills and lush forests. It’s ideally located near the North Carolina a...
The Regency at Bowes Creek Country Club is an exquisite enclave of 351 active adult homes in the Bowes Creek community on the west side of Elgin. The active adult portion of the community is gated, has its own clubhouse and is reserved for people 55+. The active adult offerings include both townh...
Carillon Club is an active adult community located in the prestigious suburb of Naperville, Illinois. It boasts a fantastic location near major retail, dining, entertainment, healthcare and more. There are many reasons this 55+ community has been so popular. Here are my top reasons you should mak...

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