10 Fall-Tastic Midwestern Active Adult Communities

by Bill Ness on October 20, 2014

Sun City Huntley is a highly sought-after Del Webb community just outside Chicago in Huntley, IL.

Sun City Huntley is a highly sought-after Del Webb community just outside Chicago in Huntley, IL.

This time of year, vibrant fall foliage paints a brilliant backdrop throughout the Midwest. Active adults who enjoy the changing seasons may find their ideal home in this regional setting. Here are just 10 beautiful midwestern active adult communities to start your search.

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Heritage Todd Creek is an impressive Colorado active adult community open to residents as young as age 45.

Developed by Lennar Homes, Heritage Todd Creek is an impressive community set in the beautiful suburbs of Denver, Colorado. This community is open to residents as young as age 45 and it features an exiting line-up of amenities designed to support a healthy, active adult lifestyle. Highlights of the community include a spacious clubhouse, swimming pools, sports courts and an 18-hole championship golf course. [click to continue…]


How to Make the Most of Your Senior Discount

by Bill Ness on October 17, 2014


Save more money as you age by taking advantage of senior discounts with some starting as early as age 50.

Whether you are already retired or planning to retire soon, you may be looking for ways to cut your expenses and make the most of your savings. Fortunately, there are many ways to save money just by getting older. Many senior benefits begin at age 50, and even more show up after you reach other milestone years like 55, 60 or 62. So how do you make the most of your senior discount? [click to continue…]


Heritage at Lakeside – Active Adult Living with Waterfront Views in Northern California

October 16, 2014

Active adults who want a smaller, more intimate community in Northern California won’t want to miss the beautiful homes in Heritage at Lakeside. Designed for residents aged 55 or better, this lovely community has just 284 single-family homes, yet it also features an inviting clubhouse where residents can mingle with neighbors or make use of the exciting amenities.

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Consider Central Arkansas for a Tranquil Retirement

October 15, 2014

With a pleasant climate, natural beauty and a low cost of living, Central Arkansas can be an ideal place for a tranquil retirement. The area features Little Rock, the state’s capital city, as well as a number of appealing active adult communities. Those interested in the area can plan a pleasant vacation to discover its unique attractions including the scenic Arkansas River Trail, the Clinton Presidential Center and the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.

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Dreamland Villa – Affordable and Appealing Active Adult Living Near Phoenix

October 14, 2014

Set in Mesa, Arizona, Dreamland Villa is a well-established community which features affordable homes and appealing amenities for active adults aged 55 or better. The community offers two clubhouses and a 9-hole public golf course. Its prime location also puts residents within 30 minutes of all the attractions in nearby Phoenix.

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20 Great Websites for Retirement News, Advice and Trends

October 13, 2014

Just as we work hard to make 55Places.com the best resource for finding active adult communities, there are a lot of great websites which offer helpful advice for other aspects of retirement living. From finance and taxes to travel and volunteering, here are 20 great websites that will help you get the most from your retirement years.

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Del Webb at Mirehaven – A New Active Adult Community Coming Soon to New Mexico

October 11, 2014

Active adults in Northern New Mexico can look forward to checking out the first Del Webb 55+ community in the Albuquerque area: Del Webb at Mirehaven. This beautiful community will offer sweeping mountain views, low-maintenance single-family homes and a recreation center with an appealing line-up of indoor and outdoor amenities.

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Pickleball – All The Rage at Active Adult Communities

October 10, 2014

Pickleball is a game designed for players of all ages, yet it is particularly appealing for older active adults. The game is somewhat similar to tennis, yet its small court and light paddles take some of the strain out of the sport. Players can enjoy an active game without having to run too fast or risk a bout of tennis elbow.

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Timber Greens – Affordable Active Adult Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast

October 9, 2014

With less than 800 homes, Timber Greens is a comfortably sized community with a beautiful location in Florida’s Tampa Bay area. The community features a country club setting with an 18-hole golf course, yet its homes are affordable for most active adult homebuyers.

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How to Choose a Las Vegas Retirement Retreat – Sun City Summerlin vs. Sun City Anthem

October 8, 2014

With a beautiful climate and world-class entertainment, Southern Nevada’s Las Vegas area offers a popular retreat for active adult retirees. The area is known for its sunny days, retirement-friendly taxes, reasonable cost of living and, of course, the spectacular Las Vegas Strip. It’s also home to two popular active adult communities: Sun City Summerlin and Sun City Anthem.

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Heritage Ranch Offers Amenity-Rich Active Adult Living Near Dallas

October 7, 2014

Set in Fairview, Texas, Heritage Ranch is an active adult community near Dallas welcoming residents aged 50 or better. This beautiful development features resort-style amenities, homes by multiple builders and scenic grounds with mature landscaping. Highlights of this gated community include an 18-hole golf course, a spacious clubhouse and inviting on-site restaurants.

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Save Money Moving to an Active Adult Community – 10 Things You Won’t Need Anymore

October 6, 2014

Moving to a maintenance-free active adult community can give you more time to enjoy your favorite pursuits. It may also save you money when you compare your monthly HOA fees to the various services you can cancel and items you won’t need to buy. While the amenities and included maintenance vary from one community to the next, here are some things you may not need if you move to an active adult community.

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Hot Springs Village – An Impressive Arkansas Destination for Retirement

October 4, 2014

With impressive amenities and plans for 9,500 homes, Hot Springs Village is a perfect retreat for active adults in Central Arkansas. The gated community is open to residents of all ages and has something for everyone. Multiple clubhouses feature an exciting line-up of social activities, while outdoor recreations let residents enjoy the scenic grounds.

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Why You Should Learn a New Language After 55

October 3, 2014

Have you dreamed of learning a second language? Or maybe a third? Do you plan to travel in retirement and want to be able to speak to the locals? There are many reasons for learning a new language. There are also many benefits for active adult students that you may not realize until you take your first class.

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