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New Community Alert: See What’s Coming to Summerville, SC

by Susan Quilty on No Comments

Summerville is located in the Charleston area, which provides great shopping, dining, and culture.

Active adults looking for a new home in South Carolina’s Charleston area can now turn to Four Seasons at The Lakes of Cane Bay. This brand new K. Hovnanian active adult community has plans for approximately 800 single-family homes, as well as a 20,000 square-foot clubhouse that will boast a wide range of indoor and outdoor amenities.

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10 Great Active Adult Communities in the Midwest

by Bill Ness on No Comments

Bridgewater boasts plentiful amenities to keep residents active and social.

While some retirees dream of a coastal or desert retirement, America’s Midwest offers many beautiful locations where active adults can enjoy regional attractions as well as four distinct seasons all while remaining close to family and friends. Here are ten great active adult communities found throughout the Midwest region.

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An Affordable Gated Community in Palm Beach County, FL

by Susan Quilty on No Comments

Homeowners can take a dip in the pool, soak in the adjacent spa, or just relax on the patio to enjoy the Florida sunshine.

Set in Delray Beach, Florida, Emerald Pointe is a well-established community which welcomes active adults aged 55 or better. Here residents will find affordable homes, lush grounds and an inviting clubhouse filled with social and recreational amenities. The prime Southeast Florida location also puts residents near beaches, shopping centers, restaurants and other local attractions.

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Why Are Two-Story Homes Becoming Popular?

by Bill Ness on 1 Comment

Design trends show that active adults have increased interest in two-story home options.

There’s something to be said for main-level living. It’s nice to be able to go about your day without climbing up and down a lot of stairs. Yet homes with two-story lofts or finished basements are becoming increasingly popular in active adult communities. What’s the attraction?

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Start California Dreamin’ at Villa Portofino

by Susan Quilty on No Comments

In the heart of California’s Coachella Valley, Villa Portofino offers luxurious living for active adults aged 55 or better. This Palm Desert community was designed with elegant Italian styling, as well as appealing clubhouse amenities. Its prime location also offers spectacular views of the surrounding Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains.

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Retire Lavishly in The Greens at Half Hollow

by Susan Quilty on No Comments

Active adults in West Long Island will find appealing homes and an inviting clubhouse in The Greens at Half Hollow. This lovely active adult community is located in Melville, New York, within easy reach of shopping centers, restaurants, healthcare facilities and local entertainment. The community is also centered between Interstate 495 and Northern State Parkway, making it easy to travel throughout the area.

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The West Coast Showdown: NorCal vs. SoCal

by Elliot Crumpley on 2 Comments

Los Angeles and San Francisco. Raiders and the Chargers. Napa Valley against Coachella Valley. It seems as if the rivalry between Southern California and Northern California can find no solution. When it comes to retirement communities in Northern and Southern California, these cross-state differences can influence which community to pursue. Here are some of the main differences (and similarities) between both sides of the Golden State from a retirement viewpoint.

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20 Most Luxurious Active Adult Communities for 2015

by Stefanie Acevedo on No Comments

Active adult communities throughout the nation have a lot to offer. At 55 Places, we have visited hundreds of age-restricted communities that include great amenities, lovely homes, and a vibrant lifestyle. There are numerous communities to choose from that meet the needs and wants of almost any desired lifestyle. Most people can agree that neighborhoods which include modern amenities like state-of-the-art fitness centers, expansive clubhouses, championship golf courses, and world-class restaurants provide a lavish setting.

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Southport: A 55+ Community Near Cape Cod

by Susan Quilty on No Comments

Active adults who visit Southport, in Eastern Massachusetts, will find luxury living and impressive amenities. This lovely community 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 2 Comments

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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