Deana Becker

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Deana Becker is the Editorial Manager for where she is also a blog contributor. Aside from her years spent researching and writing about active adult communities, Deana has experience writing and editing literary pieces, generating online lifestyle content, and serving as a writing tutor. Her work has also been featured on

Deana has an English: Writing degree from North Central College in Naperville, IL. She currently lives in the Chicago suburbs and loves cooking, traveling internationally, and frequenting her local movie theater.

10 Articles by Deana Becker

  • The 55 Best 55+ Communities of 2021

    by Deana Becker on July 12th, 2021

    There are many communities across the country that can provide everything you're looking for to help you make the most of your retirement. Every year, 55places rounds up 55 of the best age-restricted communities to help active adult homebuyers find the perfect place to call home.

  • The 100 Most Popular 55+ Communities of 2021

    by Deana Becker on May 17th, 2021

    For active adult homebuyers unsure of where to start their home search, it may help to take a look at where so many other retirees have found their dream home. These popular communities offer attractive home models, top-notch amenities for a variety of interests, and prime locations all across the country.

  • Sarasota Communities With Homes for Sale Under $150k

    by Deana Becker on May 6th, 2021

    For active adults looking for an affordable way to enjoy their Florida retirement, there are options. Buyers can find Sarasota homes for sale under $150,000 if they know where to look. These four 55+ communities are excellent places to start a search.

  • SaddleBrooke vs SaddleBrooke Ranch

    by Deana Becker on March 15th, 2021

    SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch are similar 55+ active adult communities north of Tucson, Arizona. SaddleBrooke gives you a choice of both cheaper homes and larger homes. On the other hand, SaddleBrooke Ranch has newer homes and is a gated community. The choice is yours.

  • The 50 Best-Selling Communities of 2021

    by Deana Becker on March 8th, 2021

    For the sixth consecutive year, 55places is pleased to announce the 50 best-selling 55+ communities of the previous 12 months. Refining last year's process, 55places included both our own sales data and external sales data from listing services. Let's take a look at best-selling communities across the country.