55: Everything's Bigger in Sun City Texas - 12/12/19 11:55 AM
This summer, trusted builder Del Webb announced its plan to build 10 new communities by the end of 2020. As a pioneer of active adult communities, the Del Webb name has become synonymous with quality. Luckily, residents don’t have to wait until the end of next year to enjoy all the offerings of of a Del Webb community. One of its largest, Sun City Texas, is still one of the top active adult retirement communities in the country, and it continues to grow.
Construction on Sun City Texas started in 1995, and nearly 90 neighborhoods later, there are still sites offering new … (0 comments)

55: Legends at Santa Rita Springs, Green Valley, Arizona - 04/20/12 11:04 AM
The Legends at Santa Rita Springs is a gated, active adult community located in Green Valley, Arizona. Green Valley is a collection of over 12,000 age-restricted homes, which together are known as Green Valley Recreation (GVR). GVR is a non-profit organization in which residents enjoy access to the amenities at all Green Valley communities, no matter which community they live in. 
The amenities of Green Valley are nearly never-ending. Spread across 13 recreation centers, there are numerous fitness centers, aerobics and dance studios, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, studios for arts and crafts, game and hobby rooms, woodworking shops, ballrooms, libraries … (0 comments)

55: Fairways Villas at Green Valley Ranch, Denver, Colorado - 03/07/12 11:09 PM
The newest active adult community in Denver, Colorado is the Fairway Villas at Green Valley Ranch. The community opened to rave reviews in 2011 and is planned to be an intimate sized neighborhood of just 220 single-family style homes. Fairway Villas is located within the larger Green Valley Ranch community which boasts a fantastic golf course complete with a clubhouse, pro-shop, restaurant and more.
The Green Valley Ranch Golf Course is a par-72 course offering 18-holes of exciting golf, ideal for players of all skill levels. This impressive course is also home to the Colorado Open Golf Championships. The golf course … (0 comments)

55: Sweetwater by Del Webb, Jacksonville, Florida Active Adult - 01/31/12 02:01 AM
Sweetwater by Del Webb is a popular active adult community in Jacksonville, Florida open to residents age 55 and better. Since opening in 2005, Sweetwater has become one of the most popular 55+ communities in Northeast Florida.  In typical Del Webb fashion, the community boasts luxurious amenities and a vibrant social lifestyle in addition to a prime Jacksonville location just seven miles from oceanfront beaches and 45 minutes from Orlando.
Amenities at Sweetwater by Del Webb rival those of the best active adult communities in the country. The Summerland Hall is a fabulous facility with 22,000 square feet of luxurious … (1 comments)

55: Illinois’ 10 Best Active Adult Communities - 01/16/12 01:39 PM
The Chicago, Illinois area is home to many diverse active adult communities. There are newer developments and more well-established neighborhoods. They range from having less than 100 homes to well over 5,000 residences, including options to fit nearly any budget.
Here are our picks for Illinois’ 10 best active adult communities:
1. Sun City Huntley – Huntley, ILWith over 5,400 homes spread over 2,300 acres, Sun City Huntley is one of the largest and most amenity-rich active adult communities in the Midwest. In addition to the fabulous resort-style amenities, the community also offers a vast array of social clubs, classes and … (1 comments)

55: 8 Terrible Tax States for Retirees - 12/28/11 05:54 AM
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, Social Security benefits and inheritance.
While the actual implications of tax laws in any state will depend on your own particular retirement situation, there are some states which might require a closer look before relocating.
Here are our picks for states to avoid if a low tax burden is high on your list of retirement … (4 comments)

55: 7 New Ways Active Adults Can Improve Fitness in 2012 - 12/19/11 02:32 PM
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 many flavors, but there are many styles of practice which are ideal for active adults. Gentle yin yoga improves flexibility and relieves stress, while more active yang yoga also builds strength and cardiovascular fitness. Anyone can learn to practice yoga, but the key to steady improvement is to work at your own pace … (3 comments)

55: Exciting New Floor Plans Available at Four Seasons at Beaumont, California - 11/02/11 10:02 AM
Set in beautiful Southern California, Four Seasons at Beaumont is a spectacular active adult community which offers resort-style amenities, gorgeous scenery and luxurious homes. The gated development is open to residents aged 55 or better, and its many recreational and social activities encourage a healthy, active lifestyle.
This beautiful K. Hovnanian property opened in 2005 and will one day contain 1,923 residences, including both single-family and attached duplex homes. Once the community is complete, it will be one of K. Hovnanian’s largest active adult communities.
The lovely homes at Four Seasons at Beaumont feature expansive floor plans with desirable design elements … (0 comments)

55: Forging Ahead With Four Seasons at Renaissance - 01/23/11 02:48 PM
When the housing market began to decline, many developers were forced to slow down construction on some of their communities, or even put projects on hold completely. Now that the tide is beginning to turn, these projects are moving back into full gear. One development experiencing a renewed vigor is K. Hovnanian Homes’ Four Seasons at Renaissance in Durham, North Carolina.
Four Seasons at Renaissance is a new community that is located in the heart of the popular triangle area between Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill. This lovely development enjoys a prime location and residents will appreciate living in such convenient … (2 comments)

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