55 communities: Fly South to Pelican Preserve This Year - 01/27/20 09:29 AM
With winter in full swing, many active adults dream of a destination where they can enjoy sandy beaches, warm weather, and palm trees. Those dreams are effortlessly turned into reality at Pelican Preserve, where residents are provided with year-round access to all that and more.
Construction on Pelican Preserve began in 2001 in Fort Myers, and when finished, the community will offer 2,500 homes. Residents can choose from a wide selection of condos, attached homes, and either new or resale single-family homes to find the right fit for their lifestyle. There are several different home collections and floor plans available, which feature … (1 comments)

55 communities: 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 communities: Escape the Winter at Sun City Hilton Head - 11/14/19 11:54 AM
As summer and fall come to a close and the cold temperatures of winter start to trickle in, it’s time to start looking for a retirement destination that doesn’t require shoveling snow or bundling up. When it comes to active adult communities with year-round warmth, Sun City Hilton Head leads the pack.
Built originally in 1995 and still growing to this day, Sun City Hilton Head keeps attracting retirees for one main reason: the strong sense of community. With over 8,000 homes, it’d be easy to get lost among the crowd, but all of the homes are divided into smaller villages, creating … (1 comments)

55 communities: Tons of Clubs at Saddlebrooke! - 02/28/14 08:04 AM
When looking for an active adult community, one of the biggest selling points is the lifestyle that the neighborhood provides for it's residents. Generally, important factors include amenities, recreational options, social clubs, educational classes, and other community events. Saddlebrooke is truly a wonderful lifestyle community that offers over a hundred clubs, classes, and activities throughout the year.
Whether you prefer to stay physically or socially active, you'll be sure to find the perfect thing to do to keep yourself busy year-round. Those who want to embrace their creative side will enjoy all the crafty clubs and activities that include sewing, woodcarving, and pottery- which … (0 comments)

55 communities: Oceanside Retirement Living on Hilton Head Island - 06/16/12 03:07 PM

While vacationers often flock to Hilton Head’s luxurious beaches, many active adult retirees are happy to call this resort island home. The Hilton Head area has a lot to offer retirees. It has beautiful weather, a prime coastal location, a wide range of indoor and outdoor attractions, and fabulous scenery. There are also several active adult communities in the area which offer residents a healthy, luxurious lifestyle.
Hilton Head is a barrier island found along the coast of South Carolina. It is just 35 miles northeast of Savannah and 95 miles south of Charleston. The island itself is approximately 50 square … (1 comments)

55 communities: Carillon Club Cambridge Homes, Naperville, Illinois Active Adult - 05/21/12 12:05 PM
Carillon Club in Naperville, Illinois is a fantastic 55+ community offering an abundance of amenities, attractively priced homes and an exciting social lifestyle. Amenities range from a charming community garden to a state-of-the-art fitness center and everything in-between at this impressive Illinois active adult community.
Cambridge Homes opened this impressive gated community in 2006 with plans to complete just 726 homes. Today interested homebuyers can select from new construction homes or resale homes priced from the low $200’s to the mid $400’s. There are numerous home styles to choose from among 23 different floor plans.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional … (0 comments)

55 communities: The Greens at Seven Oaks, Bakersfield, California - 05/19/12 12:27 AM
Within the Seven Oaks master-planned community in Bakersfield, California is the active adult enclave known as The Greens at Seven Oaks.  This intimate-sized gated community offers just 404 single-family homes for residents age 55 and better. Built between 1999 and 2004, The Greens offers its resident’s access to all the wonderful amenities within the larger Seven Oaks community.
There are two clubhouses brimming with fantastic amenities. The Ridge Oak clubhouse offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, a library, billiard tables and a grand piano room plus studios for games, arts and crafts. The White Oak clubhouse is a popular meeting place where … (0 comments)

55 communities: Home Versus Lifestyle: Which Is More Important? - 05/17/12 09:16 AM

When asked about the key to choosing a great home, real estate experts are famous for answering, “location, location, location.” That’s because they know that identical homes can have vastly different values depending on where they are located. But what do you do when you discover an amazing community, but don’t like its available homes? Or, conversely, when you fall in love with a home, but aren’t so keen on its community amenities?
In an ideal world, homebuyers would make lists of the features they want in a home and the amenities they want nearby, then choose a community that … (2 comments)

55 communities: Arizona Traditions, Surprise, Arizona Active Adult - 05/16/12 07:50 AM
Arizona retirees in search of a 55+ community that’s smaller in size yet still big on amenities will want to visit Arizona Traditions. Built between 1996 and 2009, this active adult community by D.R. Horton is smaller than most nearby retirement communities with just 1,750 homes.
Today, interested homebuyers can select from resale homes priced from the high $100’s to the mid $300’s. The single-family homes at this gated Arizona 55+ community are sized from just under 1,200 to nearly 2,400 square feet. Many of the homes offer lovely views of the community golf course or the surrounding mountains.
Residents of … (0 comments)

55 communities: Discover Charming Southwestern Culture in Santa Fe, NM - 05/15/12 07:14 AM

Active adults who love Southwestern deserts and sweeping mountain vistas are sure to be impressed by the majestic scenery in Santa Fe. This historic city offers a rich culture, distinctive regional flair, amazing outdoor recreations and one of the country’s largest art communities. Active adults will truly find something different each time they discover, or rediscover, Santa Fe. As the capital of New Mexico and one of the state’s largest cities, Santa Fe is located about an hour northeast of Albuquerque in the foothills of the southern Rocky Mountains. The city was founded in the early 1600s and is perched at an … (0 comments)

55 communities: Heritage Towne Lake, Cypress, Texas Active Adult - 05/14/12 03:13 PM
Heritage Towne Lake is a small 55+ community within the larger master-planned community of Towne Lake. Plans call for just 440 homes in this exclusive enclave of active adult homes just 25 miles northwest of Houston in Cypress, Texas.
The homes of Heritage Towne Lake are situated within the community around a 350-acre stocked fishing lake. Residents enjoy beautiful water views and water activities such as boating and fishing. Miles of trails wind throughout the community offering lovely paths for walking, jogging or bike riding. There is a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and parks perfect for a quiet picnic. Indoor … (1 comments)

55 communities: Siena, Las Vegas, Nevada - 05/13/12 08:38 AM
Siena in sparkling Las Vegas, Nevada is a resort-style active adult community offering golf course living from the mid $100’s. Built by Sunrise Colony Company between 2000 and 2006, this 50+ community is set within the larger master planned community of Summerlin. The Siena portion of the community is a gated enclave of 2,001 homes including single-family and villa style homes.
Today’s homebuyers can select from a nice variety of resale homes including four villa floor plans and 14 single-family homes. Sizes range from 1,034 to 3,217 square feet with pricing from the mid $100’s to the high $700’s. The … (0 comments)

55 communities: Lake Providence by Del Webb, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee Active Adult Living - 05/11/12 11:29 PM
Del Webb offers its world class lifestyle and finely crafted homes at Lake Providence in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. This active adult community is open to residents as young as age 50, which is a little younger than the standard 55+ community.  Lake Providence opened in 2006 and is planned to have 1,069 homes upon completion.
Lake Providence is a gated community in a fantastic location just 17 miles from downtown Nashville. The area is known for its vibrant music scene and fabulous outdoor recreation thanks to a mild year-round climate. Nashville is home to the Grand Ole Opry, the Country … (0 comments)

55 communities: Our 7 Favorite Beach Retirement Destinations - 05/10/12 07:23 AM
In the chill of winter, as the snow starts to fall, many active adults begin dreaming of a warm and sunny beach retirement. Though each getaway may have its own sandy shores and sunny skies, not all beach retirement destinations are cut from the same cloth. Here are some of the highlights (and selling points) of our seven favorite coastal getaways.
1. Naples, Florida
Situated on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, the Naples area offers deep blue water and white sand beaches. This South Florida destination is ideal for fishing, either from its local piers or aboard deep-sea fishing … (1 comments)

55 communities: Solera at Kern Canyon, Bakersfield, California - 05/09/12 03:28 AM

Solera at Kern Canyon is a beautiful 55+ community in Bakersfield, California. Del Webb plans to build just 558 homes at this gated retirement retreat surrounded by rolling California countryside with majestic mountain views. This intimate community is an affordable option for California retirement living with single-family homes from the mid $100’s.  
The design of Solera Kern Canyon is perfect for retirement thanks to its pedestrian friendly environment, sidewalks and streetlights. Close to home there are shops and restaurants, golf courses, medical facilities, parks and outdoor recreation. Lake Kern is popular destination offering fishing lakes, picnic areas, equestrian and … (0 comments)

55 communities: Blast Off into Retirement Along Florida’s Space Coast - 05/07/12 10:12 PM
Florida is famous for many things: beautiful beaches, theme parks and sunny skies. The state is also home to the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. These unique landmarks lie at the heart of space exploration as the sites where NASA launched space shuttles, satellites and other military and civilian space projects. Known as the Space Coast, this area is also home to great beaches, fun attractions, diverse restaurants and shopping centers, and several active adult communities.
The Space Coast spans 72 miles on Florida’s Central Atlantic Coast. The area includes popular destinations like Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, … (1 comments)

55 communities: Huntley, Illinois Active Adult Living – Del Webb Sun City Huntley - 05/06/12 11:23 PM
Nearly 15 years ago Del Webb entered the Chicagoland area with their very first Midwestern active adult community. Sun City Huntley opened in 1998 and is now nearly sold out of new construction homes. Over the years it has grown to be one of most luxurious and popular 55+ communities in the entire Midwest. Residents enjoy world-class amenities and a lifestyle second-to-none.
The collection of amenities at this popular Illinois active adult community starts in the 94,000 square foot Prairie Lodge. This impressive facility is home to an amazing collection of amenities to encourage a physically fit and socially active … (1 comments)

55 communities: Clearbrook, Monroe Township, New Jersey - 05/06/12 01:11 AM
Budget-minded New Jersey retirees will appreciate the fabulous value available at Clearbrook. This completed 55+ community offers attractively priced homes from below $100,000. Clearbrook is located in Monroe Township, New Jersey where residents enjoy easy access to everyday conveniences. A popular strip mall is just across the street and local bus stops make quick errands a breeze. The New Jersey Turnpike is only two miles from the community and Historic Princeton is just 20 minutes away. The Jersey Shore is a popular destination as are New York City, Atlantic City and Philadelphia, all of which are approximately 90 minutes from Clearbrook. … (0 comments)

55 communities: Quail Creek, Green Valley, Arizona Active Adult Living - 05/05/12 09:05 AM
Quail Creek is a fabulous 55+ community in Green Valley, Arizona. While most active adult communities in Green Valley are part of the Green Valley Recreation collection, Quail Creek is not. Quail Creek is a unique 55+ community by Robson offering world class amenities and finely crafted homes. Plans for this private, gated community call for approximately 4,000 homes upon completion. Unlike most of the communities within Green Valley, Quail Creek is a private community offering residents exclusive access to its luxurious amenities.
The location of Quail Creek is perfectly tucked away yet still just minutes from everyday conveniences. Miles of … (0 comments)

55 communities: Bailey’s Glen, Cornelius, North Carolina Active Adult - 05/03/12 11:43 PM
Just 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Cornelius, North Carolina is the active adult community known as Bailey’s Glen. This new construction community opened its doors in 2009 and is being built by South Creek Homes. Plans call for just 468 homes in this intimate and elegant community for adults age 55 and better.
South Creek Homes offers a fantastic selection of homes in 18 unique ranch-style floor plans. There are four model collections to choose from sized from nearly 1,300 to 3,100 square feet and all of the homes offer options to personalize and customize based on each homebuyers specific … (1 comments)

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