Archive: September 2011
In 1997, financial advisor Stephen Pollan and author Mark Levine stirred up some controversy with the four-step plan presented in “Die Broke.” This radical book became a national bestseller, but not everyone agrees with Pollan’s financial strategy, which includes essentially giving up on the idea of retirement. Many Baby Boomers are more comfortable with the conventional approach of saving for the future and leaving an inheritance to their children, but there’s no doubt that Pollan’s strategy has changed the way some active adults approach their golden years.
Earlier this month, Del Webb changed the name of one of its beautiful Florida developments from Riverwood at Nocatee to Del Webb Ponte Vedra. However, the new name is likely to simply enhance the community's strong appeal for retirees. This active adult community is located just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and only 20 miles from Jacksonville, making it a great destination for those who enjoy coastal living near a thriving urban center.
The Chicago, Illinois area is home to many diverse active adult communities. There are newer developments and more well-established neighborhoods. They range from having less than 100 homes to well over 5,000 residences, including options to fit nearly any budget.
With a spacious clubhouse, fabulous amenities, numerous social clubs and a picturesque setting, Sun City Carolina Lakes is one of North Carolina’s most impressive active adult communities. This sprawling Del Webb age-restricted community also boasts a prime location which makes it an ideal destination for active adult retirees.
A few weeks ago we did a post on "If A Woman Designed the Perfect Home, It Would Include..." We got an overwhelming response from our female readers, and even had some great comments about other attractions our aspiring female architects would put in their ideal retirement homes. Well, men, it is your turn. What home features do you want most?
Located in beautiful Beaumont, California, Solera at Oak Valley Greens is a spectacular mid-sized active adult community which welcomes residents aged 55 and better. There are 1,290 single-family homes in this Del Webb community, along with a spacious clubhouse, lovely grounds and plenty of recreational activities.
If you’ve begun thinking about claiming Social Security benefits, you probably have many questions. Should you claim them as soon as you are eligible or wait to maximize your benefits? What are the tax implications and how do benefits differ if you are married?
While BellaTrae at ChampionsGate, FL welcomes residents of all ages, active adults are sure to feel at home in this amenity-rich environment. The community includes many of the features and activities that retirees have come to expect from Del Webb, as well as a fantastic location within minutes of Walt Disney World and Orlando’s other exciting theme parks.
While active adult communities may have started in states like Arizona and Florida, many retirees are choosing to live in regions which experience all four seasons and are within close proximity of urban attractions. With more 55+ communities per square mile than almost anywhere else in the country, Southern New Jersey is a lesser known retirement destination which clearly appeals to many active adults.
While most people are likely to picture deserts when they imagine an Arizona retirement, Hassayampa Village offers a very different environment. Set in the mountains at the edge of the Prescott National Forest, Hassayampa Village is an all-age community featuring a tranquil setting which will appeal to many active adult retirees. Yet don’t let its cozy mountain appearance fool you — this community offers plenty of activities, including one of the state’s most well-established golf courses.