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Tips for Buying Your Grandkids Gifts

by Riley Ubben on No Comments

Be the greatest grandparent and get your grandkids the best gift this holiday season.

Buying gifts for your grandkids can seem like a lot of pressure. Who could forget Ralphie’s embarrassment in A Christmas Story as he trudges down the stairs wearing a pink bunny suit that his Aunt Clara thought would look so cute on him. You don’t want to get your grandchild that sweater they won’t wear, but you also don’t want to take a chance on expensive electronics they might not use.

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Holiday Crafting Ideas

by Karl Schuster on No Comments

A holiday themed putz house is a great holiday craft activity to take on this year.

For many, stringing popcorn garlands, hanging wreaths, and making homemade ornaments and decorations are the sort of timeless crafting traditions that announce the arrival of the holiday season. They are a way to bring families and friends together, creating decorations that brighten our lives during the darkest days of winter. However, if you feel like you may be falling into a crafting rut around the holidays, check out some of these ideas for new and interesting projects to try.

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Areas to Watch in 2018

by Karl Schuster on No Comments

Daytona Beach is just one upcoming area to keep your eye on in 2018.

At 55places.com, we stay on top of the latest active adult community news, trends, and upcoming developments. From what we’ve seen in the past year, here are some of the areas we’re particularly excited about going into 2018.

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Community Roundup: Williamsburg

by Karl Schuster on No Comments

The Williamsburg area in Virginia has a lot to offer active adults looking to maintain an active lifestyle in retirement.

Of all the regions that claim to be “rich with history”, few can compete with the Williamsburg Area of Eastern Virginia. Jamestown, the first American settlement, is just a few miles away from the city center and is home to the College of William & Mary, one of the most historic universities in the United States, and Virginia’s first capital building.

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CNBC Announces List of Best Cities to Retire In

by Riley Ubben on No Comments

CNBC recently released their analysis of the best places to retire. By looking at lists of “best U.S. cities to retire” by various sources, the news outlet found five destinations that appeared most often. Unsurprisingly, warm climates are a major factor in any study on popular retirement spots, but two cities that made the list you may not have expected. Here are the top cities to retire in and 55+ communities located in those areas.

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Community Spotlight on Del Webb Orlando

by Karl Schuster on 2 Comments

Homebuyers 55 and better looking in the Orlando-Kissimmee Area have a truly impressive and abundant set of options when choosing an active adult community to call home. The area has long been a top destination for retirees from around the country and continues to see the opening of luxurious and innovative new communities. Del Webb Orlando is most certainly on just about anyone’s list of the finest communities in this highly sought-after area.

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Top Lowest-Priced Communities in North Carolina

by Brad Mitchell on No Comments

North Carolina has become one of the prime locales for Baby Boomers and retirees in recent years. The appeal for a more temperate climate has seen the demand for active adult and active lifestyle communities grow throughout the state. Besides a less sweltering climate, North Carolina has several unique cities and regions offering shopping, restaurants, entertainment options, and natural space.

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Where to Retire If You Love to Travel

by Karl Schuster on No Comments

Whether it’s a bucket list trip to a spectacular destination or just visiting friends and family more often, one of the greatest aspects of retirement is finally having the time to travel without having to worry about checking in at the office or coordinating co-workers to cover your shifts.

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New Community Alert: Four Seasons at Los Banos

by Karl Schuster on No Comments

Homebuyers looking for a 55+ community in Central California will certainly understand the appeal of Four Seasons at Los Banos. K. Hovnanian, a highly regarded homebuilder, has begun construction on this gated community with current plans calling for 127 low-maintenance, attached homes. This community is ideally located in Los Banos, California at the intersection of I-5 and CA-33, making exploring the region, from the Bay Area to Yosemite National Park, as easy as can be.

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New Construction Home Options From Lennar in Central Florida

by Riley Ubben on No Comments

While they may be a bit farther from the ocean, active adults in Central Florida often take advantage of a lower cost of living than their coastal neighbors. Central Florida is also home to some of the biggest theme parks in the country, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. In addition, homeowners in Central Florida have the ocean just over an hour’s drive away from their communities.

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