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Jimmy Jacobs is well known for building award-winning homes offering unique options for customization. The Enclave at Westpointe Village in New Braunfels, Texas is a brand new Jimmy Jacobs community planned for just 132 single-family style homes. Interested home buyers can select from seven floor...
Not long ago, the terms “active adult community” and “golf course community” were practically synonymous. Early active adult communities were modeled after the success of Del Webb’s original Sun City development and that usually meant a sprawling community with thousands of homes and a spectacula...
New Jersey retirees have wonderful choices when it comes to active adult communities. Braddock Preserve at Winslow is one such community offering beautiful curb appeal, elegant amenities and finely crafted homes. Located in Berlin, New Jersey, Braddock Preserve is an intimate sized community of j...
Each year, Kiplinger and other financial analysts offer advice on which states are the most and least tax-friendly destinations for retirees. The criteria for these lists can vary, but they generally attempt to look at the total tax burden including taxes on income, property, sales, pension, Soci...
Sun City Lincoln Hills is a west coast retirement destination community built by Del Webb. Located in Lincoln, California, just northeast of Sacramento, this 55+ community is the largest active adult community in California with 6,783 homes. Del Webb built Sun City Lincoln Hills between 1999 and ...
Sun City Huntley by Del Webb offers the ultimate in active adult living in the heart of the Midwest. Located in the town of Huntley, Illinois, this 55+ masterpiece offers world-class amenities and a lifestyle rarely matched by any other Illinois active adult community. Del Webb opened Sun City Hu...
The Orchards of East Cherokee in Woodstock, Georgia is an attractive community open to residents of all ages yet is very appealing to the active adult homebuyer. Beautiful amenities, impeccable landscaping, welcoming curb appeal and finely crafted homes all combine to create a wonderful Georgia r...
Florida-bound active adult retirees can choose to settle in many fabulous destinations. There are sunny beaches, tranquil lakes, varied attractions and luxurious age-restricted communities spread throughout the Sunshine State. In Southeast Florida, one retirement hot spot is beautiful Palm Beach ...
Ocean Pines is a large master-planned community set in the gorgeous coastal town of Ocean Pines, Maryland. Within this large community is The Parke at Ocean Pines offering lovely homes for buyers age 55 and better. Residents are drawn to the natural beauty of the area and luxury amenities includi...
In active adult communities, builders design homes to meet the needs of both men and women. But what if women were given a chance to design their own perfect retirement homes? Would they include the same features that men enjoy, or would women have their own approach? Here are a few of our though...

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