Sierra Canyon, Reno, NV

Sierra Canyon boasts glorious mountain views, wonderful amenities and beautiful ranch homes.

With a prime location in Reno, Nevada, Sierra Canyon is a fabulous active adult community which includes sweeping mountain views, an amenity-rich clubhouse and beautiful single-family homes. Highlights of this mid-sized Del Webb community include a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, and outdoor recreations. Residents are also eligible for membership at the Somersett Golf and Country Club. [click to continue…]



Staying mentally active through continued education is especially important for retirees and active adults.

Many retirees are taking advantage of continuing education programs to earn a degree or stay mentally active. Whether you plan to attend an uncredited course, pursue an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree, there are some simple steps you can take over the summer to prepare for going back to school in the fall. [click to continue…]



Cypress Falls at The Woodlands offers elegant ranch homes, a stylish clubhouse and a fun lifestyle.

Designed for active adults aged 55 or better, Cypress Falls at The Woodlands offers an affordable retirement destination with many appealing amenities. This small community has an active social calendar, scenic grounds and beautiful homes. Its prime location in North Port, Florida, also puts Cypress Falls at The Woodlands in a popular area between Tampa and Fort Myers. [click to continue…]


Georgia, South or North Carolina – How to Choose an East Coast Retirement Destination

July 23, 2014

While East Coast retirees have long been known to relocate to Florida, many active adults choose to settle a bit north of the Sunshine State. North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia are all hot spots for active retirees. They offer friendly communities, coastal retreats and sunny climates. But how can homebuyers choose between these popular destinations?

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Sun Lakes Arizona – Amazing Amenities, Glorious Golf and Exciting Lifestyle Living

July 22, 2014

For country club living in Central Arizona, Sun Lakes Arizona is an ideal retreat for active adults aged 40 or better. This 6,683-home development by Robson Communities features multiple clubhouses, golf courses and other world-class amenities. Its prime location also puts Sun Lakes within easy access of both Phoenix and Tucson.

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Why Are Ranch-Style Homes So Popular with Retirees and Active Adults?

July 21, 2014

For retirees, ranch-style homes are an affordable home option which includes many appealing features. Depending on the particular design, ranch homes may be easier to maintain, cheaper to heat and cool, and quieter to live in. Ranch homes are also popular with retirees because their one-story designs mean homeowners don’t have to run up and down stairs throughout the day.

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Tuscan Hills – Glamorous Low-Maintenance Lifestyle Living Near Dallas

July 19, 2014

Open to all ages, Tuscan Hills is a gated development which was opened by Beazer Homes in Denton, Texas. This 106-home community appeals to active adults with low-maintenance homes and an inviting clubhouse. Tuscan Hills’ prime location also offers easy access to shopping centers, restaurants, medical facilities and recreational attractions.

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10 Impressive Active Adult Golf Communities

July 18, 2014

Throughout the country, active adult communities offer beautiful grounds, diverse homes and impressive amenities. Many also feature challenging golf courses designed for players of any skill level. Here are ten fabulous golf communities to start your search.

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Sun City Peachtree – Luxury 55+ Living in Scenic Northern Georgia

July 17, 2014

Spread across 1,700 acres of pine forests and rolling hills, Sun City Peachtree offers beautiful living in Griffin, Georgia. This Del Webb community was designed to support a vibrant lifestyle with an exciting line-up of resort-style activities, including golf, tennis, swimming and more.

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Knock, Knox-ville: Open the Door to Tennessee Retirement

July 16, 2014

Set along the shores of the Tennessee River, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville, Tennessee, offers a fabulous getaway for active adults. This scenic city features a wide range of urban attractions, as well as a rich history and a number of natural parks and outdoor recreations.

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Feel ‘On Top of the World’ in this Amenity-Rich Community

July 15, 2014

In the heart of Central Florida, On Top of the World offers a beautiful retirement destination for active adults aged 55 or better. The scenic setting in Ocala features rolling hills and ancient oaks, as well as close proximity to shops, restaurants, equestrian centers, parks and other attractions. On-site amenities, including three golf courses, support an active, resort-style retirement.

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The Top 4 States Gaining in Popularity For Active Adult Living

July 14, 2014

For the past two years, the 55 Places team has offered lists of the 100 most popular communities in America, as decided by the number of visitors to our site. Between 2013 and 2014, we have noticed some interesting trends, such as identifying several states which have gained popularity.

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Trilogy at Redmond Ridge – Where Washington Retirees Find Harmony with Nature

July 12, 2014

Set on the outskirts of Seattle, Washington, Trilogy at Redmond Ridge is an elegant community designed for active adults aged 55 or better. This Shea Homes community features spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains, an amenity-rich clubhouse and outdoor recreations including an 18-hole championship golf course. It also has a prime location just 20 miles from downtown Seattle.

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10 Tips to Help Retirees Enjoy Terrific Travels

July 11, 2014

Travel is often cited as a top goal for active adult retirees, but seeing the world as a senior may mean paying extra attention to health issues and a tighter budget. Make the most of your vacations by learning some simple tips for older travelers.

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Terra Lago – Luxury Lakeside Living in Beautiful Southern California

July 10, 2014

Open to residents of all ages, Terra Lago offers a beautiful lakeside setting in California’s sunny Coachella Valley. The 635-home community is designed for resort-style living with a 10,000 square-foot clubhouse, a 36-hole golf club and a lake with boat access. Terra Lago’s single-family and attached homes also appeal to homebuyers with floor plans designed by multiple builders.

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