Archive: November 2017
When people think retirement, their minds don’t often go to Dayton, Ohio. As more unconventional retirement destinations become options for Baby Boomers, Ohio – and Dayton specifically – have seen an increase in active lifestyle communities and retirees. It’s not only Ohioans that have looked towards Dayton for retirement, but also out-of-state residents. The biggest reasons behind this surge in popularity is a low cost of living, attractions like museums and green spaces, and a good selection of active lifestyle communities in the area.
Vitalia at Tradition in Port St. Lucie, FL has everything an active adult desires in a 55-plus community, from resort-style private amenities to a large selection of home styles to a prime location in Florida. Levitt & Sons began construction on the community in 2006. In 2012, AV Homes began construction as well and are still building new construction homes. Upon completion, the community will have 1,200 single-family homes.
One of the great joys of retirement is finally having the time to devote to beloved hobbies, pastimes, and outdoor activities along with being able to explore new pursuits and interests. Active adult communities throughout the country provide an ideal setting for homeowners to enjoy their passions with many clubs, organizations, interest groups, and amenities that are as diverse and vibrant as the residents themselves.
Florida, Arizona, and Texas might take the lion’s share of attention when it comes to retirement destinations, but many smaller cities in lesser-known markets have plenty to recommend them. From Southern towns to an Eastern metropolis to the Sierra Nevada, here are some retirement destinations you may have never considered.
Active adults from New York looking for a 55+ community will find everything they need in their home state. Baby Boomers either looking for a second home, finding a home closer to family, or simply downsizing to decrease maintenance have several communities in New York that provide the amenities and lifestyle so many 55-plus communities offer but at a fraction of the price. Whether it’s resale or new construction, active adults looking for a deal can find great options in these communities.
AV Homes has entered the Raleigh-Durham Area in spectacular fashion with Creekside at Bethpage. This 55-plus community in Durham has become a popular spot for those looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle. Upon completion, the community will have 650 attached and single-family homes for retirees.
At a time when you can get just about anything delivered to your doorstep, on-site retail is still a valued amenity in active adult communities. Many people enjoy perusing their favorite shops to find something unexpected or make sure they’re getting exactly what they want. Master-planned communities that set aside space for retail ensure that their residents never have to go far to purchase the things they need. Here are a few communities with great shopping districts.
Hosting Thanksgiving is no easy task. Between keeping a close eye on the temperature of the bird, timing getting everything in and out of the oven at just the right moment, preparing a roux for the gravy, all while trying to visit with family and friends, hosting a Thanksgiving dinner seems to be more stressful than fun. For the person in charge of the meal, sitting down to eat often feels more like a relief than a celebration.
While many communities take pride in flashier amenities, the humble walking trail remains a favorite among active adults. Spending time outdoors is essential for many to stay in good health and in good spirits, so communities that offer a degree of preserved natural space are often sought after.
Cresswind’s communities enjoy a reputation as being some of the most sought-after and talked about 55+ communities in the Southeast region of the country. Kolter Homes impresses prospective homebuyers with their innovative and modern home designs, resort-like amenities, and ideal locations that emphasize the natural beauty of an area.