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Why Retirees Love Myrtle Beach

by Riley Ubben on No Comments

Myrtle Beach is a vibrant and colorful beach city that have retirees flocking to it.

Thanks to pristine Grand Strand beaches, fresh seafood, and a subtropical climate, Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the East Coast, and many decide to move there for good after their first visit. The city of Myrtle Beach is a classic beach town, with colorful storefronts, a lively boardwalk, and an eye-catching SkyWheel, while the larger metropolitan area offers R&R at a slower pace.

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What Presidents Did During Retirement

by Mayra Rocha on No Comments

Pictured is William Howard Taft playing a round of golf.

Have you ever wondered what presidents did once they retired from the White House? Do they join a pickleball league, perfect their golf or tennis swing, or do they stay involved in politics? While most presidents transitioned into a quiet and relatively normal retirement where they spent their free time writing memoirs, others remained active in the spotlight or in politics throughout their Golden Years. Check out what these presidents did in retirement below.

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Community Spotlight on National Village

by Brad Mitchell on No Comments

This week's community spotlight is National Village in Opelika, AL.

If you’re looking for a slice of Southern comfort and charm, look no further than National Village located in Opelika, Alabama. This sprawling golf-course community is situated in the Montgomery area and offers over 4,000 square feet of outdoor recreational space, as well as an amphitheater, business center, and event space. National Village is also a short drive from Auburn, a vibrant college town, for those looking to continue education.

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Where to Retire If You Love Winter

by Mayra Rocha on No Comments

Winter lovers are sure to love these cold retirement destinations.

Although a majority of retirees prefer to trade in their snow shovels and escape freezing temps for a warmer climate down south, there are a few who enjoy a fresh blanket of snow during the winter season. Active adults choosing a winter wonderland as their retirement destination may also have more opportunities for outdoor recreation that can result in a better quality of life. Retirees not only get to be more active outdoors and enjoy winter activities, but they may also find that some of these cold season locales offer great amenities, low taxes, affordable homes, or a low cost of living. So grab your puffy coat and snow boots and check out these places to retire if you love winter.

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Del Webb to Develop 55+ Section in Union Park

by Sean Keeley on No Comments

Del Webb has built five active adult communities throughout Texas and now they have plans to build their sixth. Per The Dallas News, Del Webb has purchased 120 acres in developer Hillwood Communities’ Union Park community in Denton County. Del Webb plans to develop a 600-home community for residents 55 and better.

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How North Virginia Is Attracting Active Adults

by Karl Schuster on No Comments

While Northern Virginia might not be the first region one thinks of when considering active adult communities, the area really does have a lot going for it that makes it something of a “sleeper” in the world of active adult real estate market. It’s fairly mild, four season climate coupled with its proximity to the Washington DC metro area make it ideal for empty nesters still making the daily commute. Better still, the variety of 55+ communities ensure that whether you’re seeking a large, bustling community or a more compact and intimate setting that you’ll be able to find your place in the region.

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20 Best Locations for Retirement

by Mayra Rocha on 2 Comments

There were 57 million Baby Boomers age 55 or better last year and by 2020 that number is expected increase to 71 million. This influx of retirees is evident across the U.S. as more Boomers are heading toward retirement and in search of their ideal location where they can enjoy their Golden Years comfortably. With more Boomers retiring later in life and working well into their retirement years, finding a location that fits their fixed budget and lifestyle can be challenging. Retirees typically look for areas that offer a combination of things like an affordable cost of living, sunny climate, quality of life, or tax-friendly environment. If you don’t know where to start looking then check out these 20 best locations (listed in no particular order) for retirement that may be perfect for you.

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Best Retirement Destinations with Southern Charm

by Riley Ubben on No Comments

If you dream of sipping sweet tea, rocking back and forth on a porch through a balmy winter afternoon, you might consider a retirement in the South. These communities are sure to welcome you with hospitality and keep you well-fed and entertained with their own distinct character.

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Master-Planned Community Spotlight on Vistancia

by Mayra Rocha on No Comments

Vistancia is the award-winning, master-planned community in Peoria, Arizona. Spread across 7,100 acres of landscape and consisting of three distinct subdivisions that include The Village, Blackstone, and Trilogy, Vistancia provides endless options for homebuyers to choose the unique home designs, amenities, and lifestyle they desire.

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5 Places to Retire If You Don’t Want a Car

by Mayra Rocha on 1 Comment

When searching for the perfect retirement destination retirees typically look for places that have an ideal climate, affordable cost of living, low taxes, or exciting amenities nearby. Those are all great items to check off your list when looking for your ideal active adult community but what if you plan on spending your Golden Years without a car? Will you be able to enjoy your desired retirement hot spot without depending on a car to get to daily conveniences and entertainment? Not to mention surging gas prices and costly car maintenance may also affect your retirement budget, which can be a hassle for some Boomers on a fixed income. If you plan to ditch your vehicle then you’ll want to check out these five spots (listed in alphabetical order) that are great for a car-free lifestyle in retirement.

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