Archive: July 2015

    by Samantha Reid on July 31st, 20152 Comments

    Retiring solo is becoming more common. There are more active adults looking for a relationship now than ever before. Baby Boomer divorce rates have consistently been among the highest, and now those same Boomers are hitting retirement age. Many are looking to get back into the dating game but aren’t sure where to start. Here are our top pieces of advice for dating Boomers.
    Watching your kids get older comes with mixed emotions. Yet in many ways you are prepared for it as you've nurtured and watched them grow into adulthood. You knew this day would come. However, watching your parents age is a little different. For years your parents took care of you and suddenly you might find yourself faced with role reversal.

    by Elliot Crumpley on July 29th, 201510 Comments

    The United States has several terrific options when it comes to which state to retire in. When we polled our active adult readers about their retirement preference, readers chose the classic retirement destinations in the country.
    Active adults who seek luxury but low-maintenance living in a secure community are sure to be impressed by either Carillon at Heatherstone or Carillon North, both located in Illinois about an hour away from Chicago, with easy access to I-94. Built by Cambridge Homes for adults who are 55+, these two communities offer single-family and attached homes, quiet neighborhoods and large clubhouses with a variety of amenities and activities.
    Active adult homebuyers looking to find their retirement dream home have a wide selection to choose from this year. Well-known builders like Del Webb, Lennar, Shea Homes, and NV Homes will offer elegant home designs with features and options that cater to the 55+ homebuyer. Along with great floor plans, world-class amenities and an active social lifestyle will also be provided to residents of these best active adult communities. Check out the list on the top 10 new active adult communities this year from across the country.
    Located in Ormond Beach, Florida, Huntington Village is an age-targeted community that caters to retirees and other active adults with a low-maintenance lifestyle and single-level homes. Upon completion, the grounds will feature resort-style amenities and 327 residences with manicured landscaping. This ideal location also puts community members within easy reach of outdoor recreation, golf and cultural attractions.
    If you're a Baby Boomer living on a fixed income, a little can go a long way. Here are five tips to help stretch your budget as far as it can go.
    Sun Crest is an age-restricted neighborhood that's part of the master-planned development of Highland Vistas. Located in Mesquite, Nevada, this gated community features an intimate atmosphere with convenient access to an impressive array of amenities, both indoors and outdoors. It's within easy reach of recreational activities and local attractions, offering 55+ active adults plenty of ways to pursue a socially active and healthy lifestyle.
    There are many reasons retirees relocate to New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and which one you choose depends on a wide variety of personal preferences. Both states are home to thriving urban centers and popular tourist attractions, and as members of the 13 original colonies, they're both filled with historical landmarks and Americana.
    A scenic nature preserve at the center of a lifestyle community is always a desirable amenity. Not only does it provide a picturesque setting for hiking, biking, birdwatching and other outdoor recreation, it's beneficial for the environment. Here are six communities from around the country, both age-restricted and non age-restricted, with on-site wildlife preserves and nature trails.


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