Archive: January 2013
Active adults who want maintenance-free living in North Carolina’s popular Chapel Hill area may find the home of their dreams at The Villas at Culp Arbor. Opened in 2009, this small community has plans for just 133 attached homes, yet its inviting clubhouse amenities and prime location make it ideal for many active adult homebuyers.
When the weather turns cooler, active adults often return to favorite indoor hobbies like crafts, games or reading. Winter is also a great time to try something new, either on your own or with a group of friends. Here are 10 great indoor hobbies to try this winter:
Celebrate in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is a newer active adult community situated in a beautiful area known for its rich history. This blend of old and new is common in Fredericksburg, where residents enjoy both the convenience of modern-day retail centers and the charm of historic shopping districts.
Home to the first active adult community, Phoenix, Arizona is one of the most popular retirement destinations in the country. The area’s hot, sunny weather, affordable cost of living and numerous resort-style communities continue to draw retirees as both permanent residents and visiting snowbirds.
With a great location in Southeast Florida, VillageWalk at Wellington is an open-age, gated community which appeals to active adult homebuyers with a mix of both single-family homes and attached villas. The community was developed between 2001 and 2006 with charming homes, an amenity-rich town center, lovely parks and scenic lakes.
When considering a move to a new community, it is important to understand the total cost of homeownership. This is particularly true in an active adult community which may have resort-style amenities or outdoor maintenance services which come with additional fees. These community fees will be in addition to your monthly mortgage payment, taxes, insurance and utilities.
Conveniently located in Gambrills, Maryland, Carroll's Creek is a 55+ community which lies halfway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The varied floor plans and scenic grounds make Carroll’s Creek a great choice for active adults who want low-maintenance living in a great location.
Each year, millions of Americans resolve to lose weight and get in better shape, but it doesn’t take complicated diet plans or calorie-restrictive programs to discover healthy eating. Simple changes can bring big health boosts, including increased energy, better disease prevention and perhaps even a longer life.
Nestled in the foothills of the Sheep Mountain Range, Sun City Aliante provides resort-style living in North Las Vegas, Nevada. This prime location puts residents within 15 miles of the Las Vegas Strip and also within close proximity of a wide range of shops, restaurants, services and other attractions. Yet the on-site amenities give residents plenty to do without even leaving the community.
Lists for the best places to retire often feature tropical hot spots, sunny deserts or temperate regions where year-round averages are around 70 degrees. Yet climate is only one factor in choosing a retirement destination. Midwest retirement destinations give local active adults a chance to find affordable resort-style living without moving away from their friends and family.