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Set in Ocean County, New Jersey, Cranberry Creek is an intimate sized active adult community of just 325 homes. Residents here enjoy single-story ranch homes set in an ideal location just minutes from the famous Jersey Shore beaches in the rural town of Little Egg Harbor. Cranberry Creek was buil...
Some people are drawn to active adult communities for their many social opportunities, and others stay away for exactly the same reason. They worry that 55+ communities are filled with social butterflies and cheery Activities Directors who will be beating down their door to come join a club or ta...
Springfield in Chandler Arizona is an intimate sized 55+ community by Pulte Homes offering residents an extensive collection of amenities. With just 749 homes, this gated community offers a tight-knit neighborhood feel as compared to the much larger Arizona active adult communities, many of which...
With the New Year right around the corner, many people are turning their thoughts toward healthy resolutions such as improving their fitness. Fortunately there are many exercises which active adults can use to get in shape without putting excessive strain on their bodies. 1. Yoga Yoga comes in ma...
Lake Providence by Del Webb is a gated active adult community just seventeen miles from Nashville, the “Music City” of the USA.  Nashville is known world-wide for its fantastic music scene including the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. This vibrant city offers everything from mu...
In California, Orange County is known for its sun-drenched beaches, impressive golf courses and upscale living. But the area also boasts distinctive shopping centers, fantastic restaurants, diverse entertainment venues and beautiful active adult communities. Orange County is an ideal retirement d...
Desert bound retirees in search of the best in active adult living will find everything they’ve been looking for at Province in Maricopa, Arizona. This 55+ community was once honored as the best active adult community in the U.S. by the National Association of Home Builders.  Province opened in 2...
New Jersey retirees have fabulous active adult communities to choose from including The Village Grande at English Mill in Egg Harbor, NJ.  This 55+ community by D.R. Horton opened in 2006 and is planned to have 397 homes upon completion. With pricing from the high $100’s, this attractively priced...
Just 30 miles west of Washington D.C. is the gated, active adult community known as Heritage Hunt. Built by Lennar and Patriot Homes between 1998 and 2009, Heritage Hunt offers resale homes for residents age 55 and better. This upscale community has a total of 1,863 homes, three clubhouses and a ...
At the base of the Sandia Mountains, on the banks of the Rio Grande, sits Alegria by Del Webb. Alegria boasts stunning desert vistas and fabulous amenities all in a prestigious community planned for just 376 homes. Alegria was originally started in 2006 by Centex. With the 2009 acquisition of Cen...

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