Archive: November 2017
- From modest stock models to flamboyant carts customized right down to the lug nuts, golf carts are an exceptionally popular mode of transportation in many of the country’s active adult communities. Ask any golf cart owner and they are bound to tell you not only about the convenience and ease of maintenance, but also that they are just plain fun to drive around. Given their slower speeds, golf carts are safer and more economical and also allow passing neighbors to wave and say hello, fostering a real sense of community while enjoying the scenery. Even the most luxurious models cost substantially less than even the most Spartan economy cars, while still serving the same functions of transporting groceries or a modest number of passengers.
- Many retirees have had their fill of cold weather and choose to buy a home in a coastal area that stays warm all year. These communities enjoy moderate climates that are free from the extreme highs and lows of the country’s interior. Here are some coastal cities and communities that retirees love.
- In March of this year, Minto, a Florida-based developer of residential communities, announced a new active adult community coming to Daytona Beach. Unlike other announcements about new communities, this one took the industry by surprise. It wasn’t because of the size of the community (The Villages still has the crown in that category), nor was it because of a flashy clubhouse (the entire Trilogy brand, anyone?). It was because of who they tapped as a partner in their new venture.
- Del Webb never rests, and Grand Reserve in Grand Blanc, Michigan is another reason why they’re one of the best builders in the business. Construction started in 2006 on this 55-plus community and is still going with a goal of 479 homes. The community has several private amenities for residents, including a large clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, and acres of green space. There’s an active social scene at the community with all kinds of groups, events, clubs, and classes. Besides what’s offered within the community, residents have lots of recreational options in surrounding Grand Blanc.