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Amy Trainum

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Amy Tranium covers North and South Carolina for 55places.com, contributing stories about active adult communities and trends in both states. Amy is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of journalism experience that ranges from working in public relations for professional sports teams to producing digital content for TV stations in top markets across the country. Her writing has also appeared in StyleBlueprint, Scoop Charlotte, and goCarolinas. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Amy has lived in Charlotte more almost a decade.

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  • The Best Lowest-Priced Communities in Coastal South Carolina

    by Amy Trainum on January 12th, 2021

    As one of the most popular retirement destinations in the U.S., Coastal South Carolina is home to dozens of active adult communities that boast everything from resort-style amenities to 4,000-square-foot homes. Here are the five best lowest-priced communities in Coastal South Carolina.


  • Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks Now Selling

    by Amy Trainum on January 5th, 2021

    Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks is now selling new construction single-family homes. The gated development's sales center is fully outfitted and open for potential buyers to schedule an appointment with sales representatives. There are also four decorated models--the Palmera, Porto, Donegal, and Ibiza Loft--ready to tour.


  • 4 Reasons Why Residents Love Brunswick Forest

    by Amy Trainum on December 29th, 2020

    Spread over 4,500 acres, the expansive Brunswick Forest community is one of the largest active adult neighborhoods in Coastal North Carolina. From its desirable coastal location to its 18-hole golf course and long list of amenities, here's a closer look at four of the main reasons why residents love the community so much.

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  • Most Affordable Retirement Communities in Myrtle Beach, SC

    by Amy Trainum on December 24th, 2020

    South Carolina's coastal town of Myrtle Beach is full of everything from entertainment and cultural amenities to a myriad of shopping and dining options. Its convenient location to some of the South's best beaches only adds to the area's charm, making it an idyllic location for active adults looking to retire on the east coast.

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  • Del Webb Carter's Mill in Haymarket, VA Now Selling

    by Amy Trainum on December 17th, 2020

    Del Webb's newest active adult community in Virginia is now selling and has models open for prospective residents to tour. Carter's Mill will feature a total of 480 new construction homes upon final completion. The age-restricted development will boast a mixture of low-maintenance single-family and attached villa homes.

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