Bright neutral colors can help make a room feel bigger.

There are many benefits to downsizing in retirement, but also some concerns. While a smaller home means less housework and general maintenance, it also means having less living space, less space to store your belongings and less space for overnight guests. However, there are many ways you can make a smaller living space meet your needs. [click to continue…]



Sun City Palm Desert is the ideal retreat for retirees who want an active lifestyle community in the desert.

Active adults in Southern California’s Coachella Valley may find a perfect retreat at Sun City Palm Desert. With just under 5,000 homes, this Del Webb development offers everything needed for healthy, active living. Highlights include three spacious clubhouses, two 18-hole golf courses, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness centers and sports courts. [click to continue…]



Many exciting cultural and entertainment treasures are found throughout Norfolk, Virginia.

When planning an East Coast retirement or vacation, active adults can turn to the historic beauty of Norfolk, Virginia. This charming city sits alongside the Elizabeth River and Chesapeake Bay, neighboring Virginia Beach. The area offers shops, restaurants and tourist attractions, as well as several appealing active adult communities. [click to continue…]


Stone Creek – A Rockin’ 55+ Community in Ocala, Florida

January 27, 2015

Set in beautiful Ocala, Florida, Stone Creek is a mid-sized active adult community which features resort-style amenities and diverse homes. This Del Webb development was designed for residents aged 55 or better, offering social and recreational amenities which appeal to many different interests. The community also has a great location, just 30 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and about 90 minutes from hot spots like Disney World, Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Center.

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Taxes: Do It Yourself vs. Hire a Pro

January 26, 2015

With tax time just around the corner, many adults are trying to decide whether to file on their own or hire a tax professional. There are pros and cons to both options, and the decision largely depends on your financial situation. Fortunately, there are also a lot of great online tax tools to help you along the way.

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Explore All of the Possibilities at Pioneer Ridge in Ohio

January 24, 2015

Located in North Ridgeville, Ohio, Pioneer Ridge is a gated Del Webb community designed for active adults aged 55 or better. With just under 600 luxury homes, this beautiful development offers resort-style amenities and a full social calendar. Residents can participate in clubs, classes and special events while making new friends among a community of their peers.

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New Indoor Hobbies to Try This Winter

January 23, 2015

The cold months of winter offer a great opportunity to try out some new indoor hobbies. There are so many hobbies you can enjoy at home, at your community center or at a local business. If you’re stumped for new things to try, check some of the fun ideas below.

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Regency at Palisades – North Carolina Low-Maintenance Living at its Finest

January 22, 2015

Opened in 2013, Regency at Palisades is a beautiful new development in Charlotte, North Carolina. This 420-home community is open to residents of all ages, yet its planned clubhouse will offer amenities designed for active adults. Regency at Palisades residents also have access to the Palisades Sports Complex and are eligible for membership at the Palisades Country Club.

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Experience Tranquil Retirement in Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania

January 21, 2015

Active adults looking for an East Coast retirement destination may fall in love with the quaint charm of Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania. This tranquil area features quiet age-restricted communities and several nearby shopping districts, while also having easy access to many East Coast hot spots, including Baltimore and Atlantic City.

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Discover Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch for 55+ Living in AZ

January 20, 2015

In beautiful Florence, Arizona, Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is an ideal retreat for active adults aged 55 or better. This impressive community offers resort-style amenities, an exciting line-up of social activities and a diverse mix of affordable single-family homes. It also features a prime location within the larger Merrill Ranch master-planned community and is just 60 miles from Phoenix.

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The 55 Best 55+ Communities in America for 2015

January 19, 2015

55places.com is excited to announce the 55 best 55+ active adult communities in America for 2015. The communities on this list were chosen with great consideration, research and valuable insight gained personally touring every community. 55places knows that people have different requirements as what makes a community the “best.” However, in general people want a community that is in a prime located near daily conveniences and attractions, offers new affordable homes, has world-class amenities and promotes a well-rounded lifestyle.

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Heritage Shores – A Lavish Golf Community Situated in Beautiful Southern Delaware

January 17, 2015

Opened in 2004, Heritage Shores is a beautiful active adult community which currently offers both new construction and resale homes. The development enjoys a fabulous location in Southern Delaware which is only 30 minutes from Rehoboth Beach and 90 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay. As one of the largest active adult communities in Delaware, Heritage Shores offers all the amenities to support resort-style living.

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How to Choose the Perfect Lot to Build Your Home for Retirement

January 16, 2015

Building a new home lets you customize your finishes and optional features. It also lets you choose the lot where your new home will be built. While it’s easy to get excited about your home’s upgrades, don’t overlook the importance of choosing the lot that will give your home its perfect setting.

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Indian Ridge Country Club – A Luxurious Southern California Community

January 15, 2015

Active adults who prefer an open-age community may find the home of their dreams in Indian Ridge Country Club. This beautiful development has a prime location in Palm Desert, California, in the heart of the Coachella Valley. Highlights of its resort-style amenities include two golf courses, 14 tennis courts, multiple clubhouses and over 30 outdoor swimming pools.

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Apollo Beach – Tranquil Waterfront Retirement on Florida’s Gulf Coast

January 14, 2015

Nestled on Florida’s Central Gulf Coast, along the shores of Tampa Bay, Apollo Beach is a waterfront community that is a great vacation or retirement destination. The area is just 30 minutes south of Tampa and about an hour north of Sarasota. Retiring to Apollo Beach puts active adults within easy reach of beaches, golf, retail centers, restaurants and other local attractions.

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