Archive: December 2010

    by Susan Quilty on December 31st, 2010No Comments

    Each January, millions of Americans create a list of New Year’s resolutions. These promises are designed to improve their own lives or help other people. Yet, before spring has sprung, most of these resolutions are long forgotten.

    by Susan Quilty on December 30th, 20102 Comments

    Set in Central Florida, The Villages is an impressive active adult community which has grown into its own thriving town. The Villages covers more than three counties, three zip codes and over 20,000 acres, and will one day be home to about 75,000 homes. In addition to several amenities, and a mix of many home types, The Villages offers shopping centers, restaurants, banks, post offices and all of the services needed for daily living.
    In the mid-1980s, The Golden Girls hit the TV scene. They entertained viewers of all ages with the joys and pitfalls of growing older and sharing a home with close friends. Though these funny ladies portrayed a living arrangement that was ideal in many ways, there were also episodes which showed some memorable squabbles and disagreements. But what is it like to share a home in real life?
    As the largest active adult community in California, it’s no surprise that Sun City Lincoln Hills has a wide range of resort-style amenities. After all, it was built by Del Webb who is the country’s leading developer of active adult communities. Yet a closer look at the outstanding amenities and activities available throughout the community is sure to impress potential homebuyers.

    by Susan Quilty on December 27th, 20106 Comments

    Florida beaches have long been among the top choices for retirement destinations. South Florida in particular draws many active adult retirees year after year. But even for those who have long dreamed of living in South Florida, one difficult decision remains: Gulf Coast or Atlantic Coast?
    Sun City Anthem, in Henderson, is the most highly sought after 55+ community in the Las Vegas area. With its magnificent vistas, world-class attractions and desirable climate, there are many traits which make this Del Webb property a popular retirement destination. But just what is it about Sun City Anthem which makes it continue to attract relocating active adults?
    Relocating in retirement doesn’t have to mean giving up a white Christmas. There are many active adult communities throughout the country which offer a variety of amenities and activities, and are located in a setting that enjoys all four seasons. Here are a few of our favorites:

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    In Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, there is a lovely community with less than 100 charming single-family homes. This intimate community, Meadows of St. Patrick, enjoys a prime location with many nearby attractions. Though the community provides the atmosphere of a quaint coastal town, it is located just down the coast from the popular Myrtle Beach area. What’s more, new homebuyers in the community have a wide range of home options, including making custom changes beyond the standard upgrades.

    by Susan Quilty on December 22nd, 20101 Comment

    In theory, a custom home sounds like a great idea to many active adults. It conjures up thoughts of a perfect retreat made specifically to their needs and desires. But are custom homes truly better than production homes? What are some of the features which might make production homes a better fit for many homeowners?
    Built by GL Homes, Valencia Reserve in Boynton Beach is the seventh, and newest, of the “Valencia” communities. Upon completion, this gorgeous development will offer 1,100 single-family homes and a variety of amenities, centered around the 40,000 square foot clubhouse. The gated community is open to residents aged 55 or better, and a full-time Activities Director is on hand to help residents make the most of life at Valencia Reserve.

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