Archive: October 2011

    Just when you thought 55Places.com couldn’t get any better, we did. A few weeks ago, we announced our new rating and review system which lets readers offer feedback for any of our community listings. This step was planned to help you more easily find the most comprehensive information on active adult communities across the country. We have now taken our community descriptions a step further by including floor plans wherever possible.

    by Susan Quilty on October 29th, 2011No Comments

    Sunbrook Communities may not have an age restriction, but this spectacular St. George community is sure to appeal to active adult retirees. One visit will show potential homebuyers how much there is to love about this beautiful development. There are diverse neighborhoods, exciting activities and a wide array of amenities including the highly-acclaimed 27-hole Sunbrook Golf Center.
    Around this time each year, 55Places.com receives many inquiries from retirees who are planning to winter in a popular retirement destination and would like to rent a home in a 55+ community. Based on our experience — and the pleading tone of these inquiries — we know that finding an ideal rental home is not an easy task.
    Located in Ocala, Oak Run is an age-restricted community which was specifically designed to let homeowners enjoy the lifestyle they have worked so hard to achieve. The community’s country club living brings residents together with great amenities, scheduled activities and special social events. However, its diverse homes make the community affordable for retirees with many different budgets.
    Situated in Central Texas, Austin is a bustling city that is as popular with retirees as it is with college students. What makes this Texan city so appealing? Maybe the attraction lies in the city’s sunny summers and mild winters, its cultural activities or its annual art and music festivals. For active adults who choose to relocate to Austin, the appeal may also include some of the area’s exciting age-restricted communities.
    Built by K. Hovnanian, Four Seasons at Lakewood is a beautiful active adult community set in New Jersey’s popular Ocean County. This lovely development offers country club living within easy access of nearby hot spots like Point Pleasant, New York City, Atlantic City and Philadelphia.
    As the world population continues to grow and the earth’s natural resources become more limited, many people are waking up to the importance of eco-friendly or “green” practices. Homebuyers look for energy-efficient appliances and systems, eco-friendly materials and green building practices when shopping for their next new home. And it seems that Baby Boomers are helping to drive this important trend.

    by Susan Quilty on October 22nd, 2011No Comments

    With beautiful weather and favorable taxes for retirees, Nevada is rapidly becoming a popular retirement destination. Siena, one of the area’s fabulous age-restricted communities, offers country club living as well as close proximity to the glittering Las Vegas Strip. This golf course community has a lot to offer, including exciting amenities, an 18-hole golf course and beautifully-designed homes.
    As a semi-tropical peninsula, Florida is often recognized for its beautiful beaches. However, Florida’s central region should not be overlooked by relocating retirees. This popular area offers scenic beauty with numerous lakes and sprawling golf courses. The Orlando area is also home to many exciting attractions such as theme parks, shopping centers and diverse restaurants.

    by Susan Quilty on October 20th, 20111 Comment

    Built by Deb Webb, The Haven is a spectacular gated community which opened its doors in 2007. This scenic development features spacious home sites, an inviting clubhouse and numerous indoor and outdoor amenities. It is a tranquil getaway for active adults who enjoy a quiet, natural setting, yet it is also located with easy access of shopping, dining and cultural attractions.

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