Archive: August 2016
- Some Baby Boomers would rather spend their Golden Years out on the water in their boats instead of on the tennis courts or golf course. While boating can be an expensive hobby to have, those lucky enough to afford such luxury can enjoy some amazing active adult communities that offer great boating amenities. Retirees living in these lavish communities not only have services that help them get the most out of their favorite pastime but they also have a variety of additional indoor and outdoor recreational activities that keep them busy all year long. From marinas and boat slips to fishing spots and direct lake access, check out some of the best communities for boaters.
- As we age, our needs change about most everything, including the pets that we keep. Many dog breeds are highly active, difficult to train and too hyperactive for most retirees. As you downsize your home and your life, you may reconsider the type of dog you choose.
- California is known for Hollywood, celebrities, the Golden Gate Bridge, wine country, scenic mountains, and beautiful beaches. But it’s also popular for golf, which makes it a hotspot retirement destination for many Baby Boomers. The Golden State has a variety of lush fairways and greens that can be played all year long and it attracts players from different skill levels. Many active adult communities in California offer golf as a central feature from their long list of resort-style amenities. Some of the best golf courses offer unique and challenging layouts that were designed by famous architects like Billy Casper, Ted Robinson Sr., or Greg Nash. These well-maintained golf courses also provide a picturesque setting that embraces the gorgeous, natural environment that allow players to enjoy breathtaking mountain or water views. So if you’re dreaming of perfecting your backswing or working on your short game during your Golden Years then you’ll want to check out these 10 awesome golf communities in the Golden State.
- Baby Boomers looking for an age-restricted community in Coastal North Carolina can finally stop searching because Del Webb Wilmington is opening this year. Del Webb Wilmington will be the newest active adult neighborhood coming to the RiverLights master-planned development in Wilmington, North Carolina. It will also be Del Webb’s first 55+ community in this area and will provide all of the home designs, activities, and amenities that retirees want or need in a social setting. Del Webb Wilmington will enjoy a prime location close to daily necessities as well as great attractions and outdoor recreational areas like Cape Fear River, Masonboro Island Reserve, and Carolina Beach State Park. Del Webb Wilmington is sure to be the ideal retirement destination that offers the best of North Carolina living for retirees.
- Living on or near the water has more benefits than just its inherent beauty. It can provide health benefits that sooth the soul and offer a peace not found anywhere else. There are many lakeside, riverside, and ocean front homes across the country. Whether you are looking for a home in Alabama or Washington, finding one on the water will give you more than a home by offering health benefits for you and your family.
- Have you ever noticed when friends and family visit that they gravitate toward your kitchen? In many older homes, the floor plans are not as conducive to mingling for the ones preparing food. Many homes of the 1950s and 1960s, the age of Baby Boomers as children and teens, were built with economies of scale and cost in mind and each room had a specific purpose. Open floor plans encourage socialization by bringing the kitchen, living, and dining areas together.
- More than 75 million Americans belong to the Baby Boomer generation. Baby Boomers were known to have witnessed many historical, social, and political events during their era such as the first man landing on the moon, the assassination of JFK, Woodstock, and the Vietnam War. They were also a huge part of the work force and contributed to the economy through various occupations. While many Baby Boomers are choosing to keep working and delay their retirement, have you ever wondered what kinds of jobs they had? From educators and business managers to nurses and construction workers, check out some of the common careers Baby Boomers had before retirement.
- The sum of the parts is often greater than the whole, and living in an urban setting may prove just that when you’re considering a home for the next chapter in your life. Cities, large and some small, offer plenty of opportunities for personal enrichment in myriad ways.
- Dreaming about exploring the beautiful Napa Valley during your Golden Years? Are you eager to visit different vineyards to sample one-of-a-kind tastings? If these are part of your retirement plans then you’re in luck because there are many locations across the U.S. where you can live in an active adult community that caters to wine lovers. Northern California’s famous wine country, which includes premium vineyards throughout Napa and Sonoma counties, offers more than 400 wineries in that region alone. If you can afford to retire in these pricey areas that’s great but for those with a smaller budget there are also other areas that attract wine aficionados. Central Virginia has more than 50 vineyards and wineries that offer tours and tastings. North Carolina and New York also have a variety of vineyards and wineries that offer unique experiences to supplement your wine appreciation. Many 55+ communities also offer easy access to various vineyards and wineries located nearby as well as have established wine clubs and interest groups. So if you’re passionate about wine and don’t want to give up this hobby during retirement, check out some of these active adult communities that are perfect for wine lovers.