10 Crowd-Pleasing Favorites for Active Adult Living

by Bill Ness on September 1, 2014

CantaMia is a luxurious 55+ community in Arizona offering amazing amenities and a variety of home styles.

CantaMia is a luxurious 55+ community in Arizona offering amazing amenities and a variety of home styles.

Everyone has their own idea of what makes an active adult community great. Yet many developments offer a variety of homes and amenities designed to appeal to a wider audience. Here are ten mid-sized communities – not too big and not too small – which have homes, amenities and locations that will appeal to nearly any active adult. [click to continue…]



Potomac Green is an award-winning community with gated privacy and luxurious amenities.

Set in Loudoun County, Virginia, Potomac Green offers a lovely retreat between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Washington D.C. This 1,400-home community welcomes active adults aged 55 or better with exciting amenities, activities and special events. A wide range of special-interest clubs also makes it easy for residents to make friends and pursue new hobbies. [click to continue…]

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Being smart with your finances can help you enjoy the retirement of your dreams in the location you love best.

Relocating during retirement means more than finding a sunny retreat with great weather and plenty of recreations. Finding a destination with a lower cost of living will help you stretch your savings and make it easier to afford travel or favorite pastimes. But how do you find an affordable retirement destination? [click to continue…]


Heritage Eagle Bend Brings Resort-Style Living to Active Adults Near Denver

August 28, 2014

With an 18-hole golf course and a 35,000 square-foot clubhouse, Heritage Eagle Bend is a gated 55+ community which offers resort-style living in Aurora, Colorado. This lovely community provides diverse amenities, sweeping Rocky Mountain views and 1,442 beautiful homes. Its prime location puts residents within 25 miles of all the attractions in downtown Denver.

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Ocala – An Outstanding Retirement Destination in Sunny Central Florida

August 27, 2014

The Ocala area offers a beautiful retreat in Central Florida. The Ocala National Forest provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreations, while the Silver Springs Nature Theme Park lets visitors observe and interact with local wildlife. Although Ocala is also within easy reach of Gulf Coast beaches and Orlando theme parks, it has a quiet charm and more relaxed atmosphere than other tourist destinations.

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Sun City Grand – Amenity Rich Active Adult Living Outside the Bustle of Phoenix

August 26, 2014

Developed between 1996 and 2005, Sun City Grand was the third Del Webb community built in the Phoenix area’s northwest valley. This 9,800-home community features tranquil grounds, diverse homes and an exciting line-up of resort-style amenities. Its setting in Surprise, Arizona, also moves residents away from the bustle of downtown Phoenix.

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Active Adults Trading Chores for Amenities Galore

August 25, 2014

Dreams of retiring often include images of favorite pastimes, traveling or trying something new. Yet, retirement doesn’t mean the end of housework, yard work and other routine chores. To maximize their free time, many active adults downsize and look for homes where they can enjoy low-maintenance living.

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Rancho La Quinta – Exclusive Golf Course Living Near Picture Perfect Palm Springs

August 23, 2014

Set in La Quinta, California, Rancho La Quinta is a tranquil retreat for active adults who prefer living in an open-age community. This luxurious community features beautiful Spanish architecture, beautiful homes and resort-style amenities including two 18-hole golf courses.

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10 Great Active Lifestyle Communities for Living Near Sand and Sun

August 22, 2014

When looking for a coastal retirement destination, there are many impressive communities that offer resort-style amenities, diverse homes and scenic grounds all within minutes or just a short drive from the coast. Here are ten fabulous coastal communities which provide recreation to support an active lifestyle.

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Brunswick Forest – Lifestyle Living Perfected for North Carolina Nature Lovers

August 21, 2014

While Brunswick Forest is open to residents of all ages, its resort-style amenities are sure to appeal to many active adults. This Coastal North Carolina community has plans for approximately 8,000 homes in both attached and single-family designs. It also boasts a spacious clubhouse, an 18-hole championship golf course and a number of outdoor recreations.

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Discover the Mid-Atlantic Retirement Hot Spot – Ocean County, New Jersey

August 20, 2014

Located in Southern New Jersey, Ocean County is a hot spot for active adult retirees. This coastal area features beautiful beaches along the Jersey Shore, diverse retail centers and entertainment venues, and active adult communities with small-town appeal.

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Welcome to The Villages – Florida’s Largest Active Adult Community

August 19, 2014

Spanning three counties and over 20,000 acres, The Villages is the largest active adult community in Florida, as well as being one of the largest in the world. The community functions as a self-sustaining town designed specifically for residents aged 55 or better. In addition to its resort-style amenities and outdoor recreations, The Villages features retail centers, restaurants, medical facilities and other businesses.

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25 Best Value Retirement Communities for 2014

August 18, 2014

For the second year in a row 55 Places presents the 25 best value communities for retirement. Active adults in search of communities offering the ultimate package of resort-style amenities, a vibrant lifestyle and finely-crafted homes will enjoy a fabulous lifestyle at any of these exciting active adult communities.

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Sun City Huntley – The Chicago Area’s Premiere Active Adult Community

August 16, 2014

Built by Del Webb, Sun City Huntley brings resort-style living to active adults in the Chicago area. This beautiful community offers an impressive line up of indoor and outdoor amenities, over 80 special-interest clubs and diverse homes in sizes and prices to meet nearly any budget.

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10 Tips for Starting a Business After 50

August 15, 2014

Starting a new business is a challenging undertaking at any age, yet older entrepreneurs bring their own skills and challenges to the table. There are several things to consider if you’re thinking about starting a business during your retirement years.

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