Brunswick Forest offers a beautiful outdoor setting and wonderful recreations at Hammock Lake.

Brunswick Forest offers a beautiful outdoor setting and wonderful recreations at Hammock Lake.

While Brunswick Forest is open to residents of all ages, its resort-style amenities are sure to appeal to many active adults. This Coastal North Carolina community has plans for approximately 8,000 homes in both attached and single-family designs. It also boasts a spacious clubhouse, an 18-hole championship golf course and a number of outdoor recreations. [click to continue…]



Barnegat Bay is a popular attraction along the Mid-Atlantic Coast in the heart of Ocean County.

Located in Southern New Jersey, Ocean County is a hot spot for active adult retirees. This coastal area features beautiful beaches along the Jersey Shore, diverse retail centers and entertainment venues along with active adult communities designed with small-town appeal. [click to continue…]

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The Villages is Florida's largest and most extensive 55+ community with countless amenities.

Spanning three counties and over 20,000 acres, The Villages is the largest active adult community in Florida, as well as being one of the largest in the world. The community functions as a self-sustaining town designed specifically for residents aged 55 or better. In addition to its resort-style amenities and outdoor recreations, The Villages features retail centers, restaurants, medical facilities and other businesses. [click to continue…]

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25 Best Value Retirement Communities for 2014

August 18, 2014

For the second year in a row 55 Places presents the 25 best value communities for retirement. Active adults in search of communities offering the ultimate package of resort-style amenities, a vibrant lifestyle and finely-crafted homes will enjoy a fabulous lifestyle at any of these exciting active adult communities.

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Sun City Huntley – The Chicago Area’s Premiere Active Adult Community

August 16, 2014

Built by Del Webb, Sun City Huntley brings resort-style living to active adults in the Chicago area. This beautiful community offers an impressive line up of indoor and outdoor amenities, over 80 special-interest clubs and diverse homes in sizes and prices to meet nearly any budget.

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10 Tips for Starting a Business After 50

August 15, 2014

Starting a new business is a challenging undertaking at any age, yet older entrepreneurs bring their own skills and challenges to the table. There are several things to consider if you’re thinking about starting a business during your retirement years.

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Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch – Impressive Active Adult Living Near Houston

August 14, 2014

Active adults looking for a retirement destination in Coastal Texas can find fabulous amenities and affordable homes in Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch. This 650-home community is set in Katy, Texas, about 28 miles west of Houston. It features a spacious clubhouse with impressive amenities and access to Cinco Ranch’s 18-hole championship golf course.

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El Dorado Hills – The Golden Ticket to California Retirement

August 13, 2014

Just 22 miles east of Sacramento, El Dorado Hills is an appealing destination for active adults who dream of retiring in Northern California. This prestigious residential area offers easy access to wineries, state parks and the ocean, as well as the urban attractions of Sacramento.

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Solera at Johnson Ranch – Quiet Paradise for Retirement Outside Phoenix

August 12, 2014

Set in Queen Creek, just 40 miles southeast of Phoenix, Solera at Johnson Ranch offers a prime retirement destination for active adults. This Central Arizona community features world class amenities, beautiful homes and sweeping views of the San Tan Mountains.

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Top 5 Myths About Buying a Home Today

August 11, 2014

Whether you’re buying your first home or jumping back into the market after owning a home for many years, it’s easy to fall for some common home buying myths. Don’t let these persistent real estate myths get in the way of your retirement plans to enjoy life in an active adult community.

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Rarity Bay – Golf Course Lifestyle Living with Scenic Tennessee Mountain Views

August 9, 2014

Open to homebuyers of all ages, Rarity Bay features a wide range of amenities and activities that are sure to appeal to active adults. This 1,600-home community is located in Vonore, Tennessee, where residents can enjoy a scenic setting with views of the Smoky Mountains.

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55 Great Low-Impact Activities for 55+ Active Adults

August 8, 2014

Staying active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Visiting a fitness center is a great place to start, but it isn’t the only way to add some more low-impact activity to your day. Here are 55 ideas to get you moving wherever your day takes you:

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The Village at Maidencreek – Pennsylvania 55+ Maintenance-Free Living

August 7, 2014

Active adults looking for an intimate neighborhood in Eastern Pennsylvania are sure to love the scenic beauty of The Village at Maidencreek. This townhome community has plans for just 110 homes, yet its inviting clubhouse and popular amenities also appeal to many active adults aged 55 or better.

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Beyond the Cacti – Active Adult Living in Scenic Prescott, Arizona

August 6, 2014

For active adults who are considering an Arizona retirement, the Prescott area may have just the right mix of small-town charm and sunny Southwest appeal. The scenic setting is a great place for outdoor recreations, while the downtown area offers shops, restaurants and other attractions.

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IslandWalk at West Villages – Luxury Lifestyle Living Near Florida’s Venice Beach

August 5, 2014

Nestled within the larger West Villages community, IslandWalk at West Villages offers luxury living in beautiful Venice, Florida. This mid-sized community is open to residents of all ages, yet its low-maintenance homes and resort-style amenities particularly appeal to active adult homebuyers.

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