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Southport: A 55+ Community Near Cape Cod

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Those looking to stay in shape enjoy the cardio room, strength-training room, or indoor lap pool.

Active adults who visit Southport, in Eastern Massachusetts, will find luxury living and impressive amenities. This lovely communities was designed for active adults aged 55 and better. It features an inviting clubhouse, a 9-hole golf course, sports courts, swimming pools and more. Its Cape Cod location also puts residents within easy reach of coastal beaches as well as Boston’s urban attractions.

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Benefits of Having a Homeowners’ Association

by Bill Ness on 1 Comment

HOAs collect fees to make retirement homeownership carefree.

Many residential developments, including active adult communities, are managed by a homeowners’ association (HOA). Residents typically pay monthly fees to the association for common services, such as trash collection, snow removal and general community maintenance. HOA fees also pay for any additional community amenities as well.

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Find Your Perfect Arizona Home in Province

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A resort-style outdoor pool is surrounded on three sides by a scenic 50-acre lake.

Set in the low desert of Maricopa, Arizona, Province is a fabulous development which, in 2006, was voted the best active adult community in the U.S. by the National Association of Home Builders. Interested homebuyers are sure to be impressed by Province’s resort-style amenities, lush landscaping, a 50-acre lake and diverse homes. The community is also just 38 miles from Phoenix, providing both scenic living and easy access to more urban attractions.

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Enjoy Southern Charm in Kentucky

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The Villas  at Ridgefield Farm offers a pool and patio, great for relaxing with a good book or swimming a few laps.

Known as the Bluegrass State, Kentucky is best known for its horse racing, bourbon distilleries and bluegrass music. It’s also home to the headquarters of KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) and the largest free-ranging elk herd east of the Mississippi River. Kentucky is a great place to visit and a beautiful destination for a scenic retirement.

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Resort-Style Living in Savannah, GA

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Open to residents of all ages, The Landings on Skidaway Island offers scenic living on the Intracoastal Waterway in Savannah, Georgia. This gated community features private living with an impressive array of indoor and outdoor amenities, including six championship golf courses and several neighborhood clubhouses. Its prime location also puts residents within easy reach of shops, restaurants, banks, gas stations and other daily conveniences.

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Top 10 Most Visited Communities

by Bill Ness on 12 Comments

Active adult communities across the country offer resort-style living designed for both working adults and retirees. In looking at recent activity at 55 Places, we see that among our readers there has been a great deal of interest in communities found in Florida, South Carolina and Arizona. Based on analytics, here are the ten most recently viewed communities on our website:

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Condo Retirement in the Golden State

by Susan Quilty on No Comments

Active adults looking for a beautiful, well-established community in Southern California may find their ideal destination at Oaknoll Villas. This popular condo community is set in Thousand Oaks, California, within walking distance of The Oaks shopping mall, Los Robles Golf Course and a public park. It also features its own on-site amenities, including an inviting clubhouse and an outdoor swimming pool.

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Reasons Why Active Adult Communities Are Getting Smaller

by Bill Ness on 5 Comments

When active adult communities got their start in the 1960s, they were typically designed as sprawling developments with requisite golf courses and tennis courts. They were large developments in suburban or more rural settings. Today, developers are catering to different needs. They know that active adults have diverse interests and that smaller communities still have a lot to offer.

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Active Adult Living in Chester County, PA

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Designed for active adults aged 55 or better, Wildflowers at Hillview provides scenic living in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Chester County. This popular community features diverse homes in both single-family and attached designs, as well as five welcoming recreation centers. Its location in Coatesville is within easy reach of golf courses, historic sites, shopping areas and other regional attractions.

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Hidden Treasures in Central North Carolina

by Bill Ness on 5 Comments

In recent years, the Carolinas have become popular places for both memorable vacations and fabulous retirements. Central North Carolina is a particularly exciting destination as it is home to several urban centers, including Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, Greensboro and Fayetteville. The region is also home to many appealing active adult communities.

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