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Regional Spotlight on Coastal Georgia

by Mayra Rocha on No Comments

Downtown Savannah is a serene place to retire along the coast of Georgia.

The coastal region of Georgia has attracted retirees for many years thanks to its 100 miles of beautiful shoreline bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Some active adults retire in Coastal Georgia because it offers a wide selection of beaches, water recreation, activities, breathtaking views, and warm weather. The region is also known for its historic towns, picturesque islands, and quaint seaports.

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Best Big Cities to Retire in the U.S.

by Mayra Rocha on No Comments

Sarasota, FL is only one great option for active adults looking to retire in a big city.

If you’re ready to retire from the work force but refuse to settle down in a quiet suburban enclave, then retiring in a big city might be perfect for you. Retiring in a big city allows you to have easy access to numerous shopping and dining options as well as entertainment and attractions. Although big cities have much more to offer, some retirees steer clear from these retirement hotspots because they worry that the cost of living will eat up their retirement funds quickly.

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5 Ways the New Tax Laws Affect Retirees and Active Adults

by Sean Keeley on No Comments

Learn about the new tax laws going into affect this year and how it will effect your retirement.

Last month, President Trump signed into law a tax overhaul bill that divided many in Congress and around the nation. Supporters claimed that the new laws would ease financial burdens for the middle class while detractors claimed its intention was to help corporations and put the long-term burden on individuals.

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Community Spotlight on Solera at Johnson Ranch

by Mayra Rocha on No Comments

Solera at Johnson Ranch has a full lineup of amenities that will keep you active all year.

Active adults searching for a tranquil paradise just 40 miles of Phoenix will fall in love with Solera at Johnson Ranch. This established 55-plus community in Queen Creek, Arizona has world-class amenities and 727 single-family homes that are reasonably priced. Homebuyers will also love the community’s prime location that offers residents a quiet environment that is away from crowds and congestion while providing scenic views of the San Tan Mountains.

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55places.com Awards: 5 Best Coming Soon Communities

by Mayra Rocha on 12 Comments

Active adults looking for the next best 55+ community won’t have to wait much longer. Homebuilders like Del Webb and Minto have been busy over the past year to bring new and exciting 55-plus communities that are sure to attract retirees from across the country. These new active adult communities will host thoughtfully designed homes as well as offer an impressive lineup of world-class amenities such as lavish clubhouses, fun social areas, and beautiful outdoor spaces.

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FAQ Roundup: Retirees Most Frequently Asked Questions

by Mayra Rocha on 1 Comment

As the number one resource for retirees searching for information about active adult communities in the U.S., 55places.com offers unbiased information and reviews on thousands of active adult communities. We provide readers with a wealth of information including community descriptions, floor plans, photos, videos, blog articles, listings of homes for sale, and reviews on hundreds of 55+ communities across the country.

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City Guide to North Carolina

by Brad Mitchell on No Comments

North Carolina is known for its vibrant culture, rich history, breathtaking landscape, and diverse cityscapes, so it’s no surprise to see more active adults move to the Tar Heel State. North Carolina offers homebuyers a wide selection of active adult communities spread across major metropolitan areas such as Raleigh, Asheville, Charlotte and Wilmington, which all hold their own identities and offer a little something different to their residents.

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Affordable Retirement Along Coastal South Carolina

by Karl Schuster on 2 Comments

Ask anyone about top retirement destinations and the tried-and-true classics like Florida and Arizona are always part of the conversation. However, a new generation of retirees are looking for additional options beyond the typical retirement destinations and are turning to areas like the South Carolina coast, which has its own unique spin on 55+ living. Retiring along the coast of the Palmetto State means enjoying balmy summers and mild winters, warm water temperatures, a low tax burden, and some of the highest quality golf courses in the country.

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How Your Active Adult Community Will Keep You Healthy

by Brad Mitchell on 1 Comment

Living in a 55-plus community means opening new doors. It means finding the home you want to retire in, being part of a community, and enjoying life without the hassle of home maintenance. While living in a 55-plus community might require less lawn mowing and leaf raking, it doesn’t have to mean a lack of physical activity. A prime factor in the growth of age-restricted communities over the last few decades is – unsurprisingly – to stay active in retirement. Communities across the country are focusing on providing modern amenities and classes emphasizing the best ways to use them. It’s likely once you move into an active adult community, you’ll be overwhelmed at all the ways you can spend your leisure time.

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Community Spotlight on Canal Walk

by Riley Ubben on No Comments

With new amenities, new homes, and recent renovations, Canal Walk in Somerset, New Jersey is starting off strong in 2018. The main clubhouse received some interior updates last year, including new carpeting in communal areas, new marble tile in the foyer, and new stage lighting and an upgraded sound system for the ballroom. Added amenities include an indoor shuffleboard table in the billiards room as well as two outdoor shuffleboard courts. The homeowners’ association also bought new patio furniture for the outdoor pools at both of the community’s clubhouses, refurbished the putting green, bocce ball courts, and horseshoe pits, and plans to complete open pickleball courts this spring.

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