Five Gorgeous Train Trips Around the U.S.
Technology makes life simpler and easier, right? We have films, TV shows, and news articles at our fingertips and we can conjure up any song we want with the touch of a button. But considering the high cost of air travel, long lines at airport security, traffic jams, and road construction, many people are eschewing modern travel options and are opting instead to ride the rails.
Surprising Changes That Happen in Retirement
You might be surprised at how stressful your golden years can get. For many recent retirees, watching a bank balance shrink can be unnerving when they're used to seeing it grow, but you might also learn to appreciate more activities that don't cost anything.
Regional Spotlight on Rhode Island
You would be surprised at how many great things come out of the country's smallest state: Rhode Island. Nicknamed the Ocean State, Rhode Island offers miles of beautiful and jagged coastline, cultural attractions, and plenty of outdoor recreation.
Saving Habits of Boomers vs. Millennials
There's no question that each generation has a unique set of circumstances and experiences that form their values and goals. Baby Boomers and Millennials are no different in this regard. But what is it exactly that makes the Millennials and the Boomers handle their finances so differently, especially in their saving habits?
The 25 Best Value Active Adult Communities of 2016
55places.com is proud to release its annual list of the 25 best value active adult communities for 2016. These age-restricted communities offer a variety of homes in prime locations at reasonable prices along with lavish clubhouses and world-class amenities.
Where to Retire If You Love Art
You’ve worked your whole life for retirement, now that it’s here it’s time for you to explore your passions, or even find new ones. These passions don’t need to be solo endeavors either, there are communities and organizations across the country that cater to specific interests and hobbies, especially the arts. Even if you’ve always considered yourself a creative person, many recent retires are surprised by how much a career can stifle their creative energy. Feelings from childhood you thought you were long passed can be reborn as you dedicate more of your energy to expression and creativity. Whether you’re a creator, an admirer, looking for classes, or looking for galleries, there are many places to retire that will fulfill, and sometimes awake, artist’s passion.
Community Spotlight on Reading Woods
If you’re looking for an ideal place to work, play, relax, and retire then you’re in luck because Reading Woods in Reading, Massachusetts has it all. This intimate 55+ community provides retirees with all of the homes, amenities, and activities they could want or need in order to live an active and maintenance-free lifestyle. Its prime location just ten miles north of Boston also makes it easy for Baby Boomers to explore all that the area has to offer.
7 Active Adult Communities with Unique Amenities
Resort-style amenities are probably one of the highlights of living in an active adult community. Visit 55places.com to find out which community has the best amenities!
Apps Your Grandkids Want You to Know About
Smartphones are so ubiquitous these days that it's nearly mandatory that everyone is familiar with them in today's world. Having the newest iPhone or Android, however, isn't just an exercise in keeping up, it's a great way to further your relationship with your grandchildren.
Best Communities for Pickleball Enthusiasts
Pickleball has become the fastest growing sport in America. Many active adult communities are encouraging the growth of the sport by including pickleball courts and plenty of other amenities as well. See which communities are great to retire in if you love pickleball here.