Soleil Laurel Canyon boasts exceptional outdoor recreations and luxurious clubhouse amenities.

Boasting a prime location between Atlanta and the North Georgia Mountains, Soleil Laurel Canyon welcomes active adults age 55 or better with an exciting line-up of social and recreational activities. This lovely development has plans for just 728 single-family homes, yet its fabulous amenities rival larger master-planned communities. [click to continue…]



Pelican Bay is the premiere active lifestyle community in Naples with three miles of exclusive beachfront.

Florida’s Naples area is a popular destination along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Active adults can enjoy beautiful beaches, recreational attractions and resort-style communities with a number of on-site amenities. If you are interested in the Naples area, consider one of these fabulous communities.

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Deercreek Plantation offers attractive single-story homes built with quality features and attention to detail.

Adjacent to the Wyboo Golf Club, in Manning, South Carolina, Deercreek Plantation is an open-age community which appeals to many active adult retirees. This new development has plans for approximately 400 low-maintenance homes and for a proposed clubhouse with a number of on-site amenities. Its prime location also makes it easy for residents to visit coastal beaches or spend a weekend exploring Charleston. [click to continue…]


How To Retire When Your Better Half Is Still Working

April 11, 2014

When young couples think about the future, they may imagine a sunny retirement spent traveling and spending time together. Yet this dream overlooks an important reality: in many relationships, working couples will not retire at the same time. Does this mean that downsizing or relocating has to wait until both spouses are retired? Or are there benefits to living in an active adult community now?

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TownPark at Tradition – A Jewel for Lifestyle Living on the Florida Treasure Coast

April 10, 2014

Open to all ages, TownPark at Tradition offers resort-style living which appeals to many active adult homebuyers. The community is located in Port St. Lucie, Florida, just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean in the Treasure Coast area. It offers a number of amenities, including an inviting clubhouse, a beautiful swimming area and a variety of sports courts.

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Consider Coastal Texas for an Appealing Active Adult Lifestyle

April 9, 2014

Stretching hundreds of miles along the Gulf of Mexico, the Coastal Texas area offers a beautiful escape for visiting active adults or relocating retirees. Beautiful beaches and thriving cities provide endless opportunities for social and recreational activity while preserved rural areas such as the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge add to the scenic ambiance.

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Del Webb at Dove Mountain – Arizona’s Newest Luxury Ranch Home Community

April 8, 2014

Del Webb at Dove Mountain is a stylish new active adult community set in Marana, Arizona, among the foothills of the Tortolita Moutains. This beautiful 600-home development has plans for a number of appealing resort-style amenities. It also has a prime location just 25 miles from downtown Tucson.

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Is Active Adult Living Right For Me?

April 7, 2014

With an empty nest and retirement around the corner, your thoughts may turn to downsizing or relocating to a warmer climate. Active adult communities often fit the bill with low-maintenance homes and amenities designed to support healthy living. Yet these developments may not be the perfect fit for everyone. Here are some questions to consider when deciding if active adult living is right for you.

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Orchid at Pacific Mayfield – Affordable 55+ Living in Southern California

April 5, 2014

With plans for only 162 homes, Orchid at Pacific Mayfield offers a tranquil retreat in California’s Inland Empire Area. This gated community is within the larger Pacific Mayfield community and supports active adult living with an inviting clubhouse, lush grounds and beautiful homes. Its prime location in Riverside County also puts residents in easy reach of scenic parks and lakes, golf courses, shopping centers, restaurants and other entertainments.

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Active Adult Living Beyond the Golf Course

April 4, 2014

While many active adult communities feature fun and challenging golf courses, there’s a lot more to retirement than spending a day on the links. Moving to an active adult community makes it easy for residents to get to know their neighbors through a wide variety of classes, clubs, parties and special events. Here are just a few of the popular activities found at active adult communities across the country:

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Fearrington Village – Country Charm and Elegant Lifestyle Living in North Carolina

April 3, 2014

Fearrington Village is a unique community beautifully designed on the grounds of a historic farm to offer exceptional amenities and attractive homes. Located in Pittsboro, North Carolina, the community is open to residents of all ages yet is especially appealing to active adults for its combination of luxury amenities, quality homes, engaging social atmosphere and country charm.

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Griffin – Georgia’s Small Town Active Adult Gem Just Outside Atlanta

April 2, 2014

Griffin, Georgia is just under an hour from Atlanta and offers a scenic setting ideal for a suburban retirement. This picturesque city provides small-town living, yet its prime location also puts it within easy access of local shopping centers and daily conveniences, as well as urban attractions in downtown Atlanta.

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Rancho Las Brisas – Active Adult Living Minutes from the Las Vegas Strip

April 1, 2014

With less than 200 homes, Rancho Las Brisas is a fabulous Nevada retreat for active adults who want a quiet retirement destination. This gated community offers beautiful single-family homes and an inviting clubhouse where residents can gather with neighbors and enjoy the on-site amenities. It also has a prime location just 12 miles from the Las Vegas Strip.

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20 Great Retirement Cities

March 31, 2014

The ideal city in which to enjoy a vibrant retirement should meet unique requirements specific to the needs of today’s active adult retiree. With so many destinations to consider, narrowing down your options can seem like a daunting task. To help simplify the process, 55places has compiled a list of 20 Great Retirement Cities.

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Verona – Luxury Active Adult Living Near Denver

March 29, 2014

Set in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Verona is a small development of just 506 homes, which offers low-maintenance living and beautiful grounds along the High Line Canal. This new community welcomes active adults aged 55 or better with a variety of thoughtfully designed attached homes.

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