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Cornerstone Homes Breaks Ground on New 55+ Community in Chesterfield

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The Villas at Ahlake in Chesterfield, VA has just begun construction.

Cornerstone Homes held a groundbreaking ceremony this week for its newest 55+ community in Chesterfield County in Virginia called Villas at Ashlake. This new active adult community will consist of 82 residences and will be located at Ashlake and Ashbrook Parkway south of Hull Street Road, near Hancock Village Shopping Center and across from the Woodlake development. Cornerstone owner Roger Glover was one of the people in attendance for the community’s groundbreaking event.

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New Community Alert: The Tapestry

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A new community by Fleming Homes is set for Garner, NC and will offer about 99 new homes.

A new active adult community is coming to Garner, North Carolina called The Tapestry. This new development will allow retirees to downsize their home without having to downgrade their living space or lifestyle. The Tapestry will feature just 99 attached villas within a countryside setting designed and built by local custom homebuilder Fleming Homes and provide the ultimate in maintenance-free living. This intimate community will also be situated in a prime location that makes it easy for homeowners to get to major roadways, shopping, and downtown Raleigh.

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Where to Retire Lakeside

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If you imagine yourself retiring lakeside, then these are the communities you need to check out.

Does your perfect retirement involve being near a lake? If so, then you’ll want to start searching for active adult communities that offer lake access in their amenities. Some communities list lakes but may not offer the type of lake that you desire if you plan on fishing or boating. Some are just scenic ponds or small lakes that are mainly used as decorative amenities, while other 55+ communities have or are located beside larger, navigable lakes and have private marinas, fishing piers, boat launches, or boat slips, which are great for those who really want a true lakeside retirement. So if you love the lake and want to spend your Golden Years boating, fishing, swimming, or just enjoying scenic water views, then check out these active adult communities that offer a great lakeside retirement.

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Phoenix-Area Is a Hotspot for Active Adults

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Phoenix has been a popular retirement destination for some time now, but recently the city has been attracting more people aged 55 and better at a faster rate, according to a report from the Phoenix Business Journal.

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What to Look for When Touring a 55+ Community

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Selecting the perfect active adult community can be a tough decision to make. What’s important to you may not be a priority to someone else, which is why it’s crucial for active adults to tour several 55+ communities before making their final decision.

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Oakwood City Council Approves Potential Active Adult Community

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Oakwood City Council gave its approval earlier this week for rezoning a plot of land for a planned residential development off McEver Road. Atlanta-based Rosewood Active Adult Communities plans to build either a 105-unit, one-story attached home active adult community or a 131-unit, two-story townhome all-ages community.

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Community Spotlight on Robson Ranch Texas

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The highly acclaimed age-restricted community of Robson Ranch in Denton, Texas has all of the world-class amenities and great assortment of homes that retirees seek in their Golden Years. This gated community attracts residents aged 55 and better, but a portion of the community is reserved for residents who are aged 40 and better. Thanks to the lower age-restriction and resort-style living, retirees from across the country are drawn to Robson Ranch.

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Pickleball: It’s Still a Hit!

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Pickleball continues to be one of the most popular activities at many active adult communities across the country. Some of that popularity comes from the game’s simplicity: pickleball only requires a paddle, ball, and a small court (about a third of the size of a tennis court), and is virtually similar to all racquet sports, which makes it extremely familiar and easy to learn. The smaller court size allows players to play in close proximity to each other, which increases social interaction and decreases chances for injury.

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