Contributing Writer

David Witek

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David Witek wrote about the Midwest region for 55places.com, covering active adult communities and trends in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. He has a strong knowledge of Detroit-area real estate and culture.


19 Articles by this Author

  • The Best Communities Illinois for Snowbirds

    by David Witek on November 4th, 2020

    If you're hoping to keep a home up north near family and friends, it needs to meet certain requirements. Affordability is key as is a low-maintenance exterior so you know someone is taking care of the house during the harsher months. Here are a few communities that meet those requirements.


  • 5 Great Gated 55+ Communities in Illinois

    by David Witek on October 8th, 2020

    Illinois is home to plenty of 55+ communities, some of which are gated. If you're an active adult looking to stay near family and enjoy the privacy, you may want to look into one of these gated communities for active adults.

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  • The Best Coney Islands in Detroit, Michigan

    by David Witek on December 14th, 2018

    Coney Island restaurants are now a Michigan staple. Coney Islands serve typical American diner food like breakfast and burgers but the main dish is the Detroit coney dog. Here are the best in Detroit.


  • 4 Underrated Bucket List Vacations for Retirees

    by David Witek on December 8th, 2018

    Places like Rome, Italy, and London are among the most popular vacation spots in the world. Some people may spend a lifetime dreaming of visiting these travel hotspots, but where should you go if you're looking for a similar experience without the crowds? There are plenty of other spots in the world that may not get the notoriety they deserve.


  • New Community Alert: Bellwether by Del Webb in Cocoran, MN

    by David Witek on November 30th, 2018

    Renown builder Del Webb is giving active adults another option in Minnesota. Bellweather by Del Webb will feature an array of homes, a variety of world-class amenities, and the low-maintenance lifestyle homebuyers are used to from Del Webb. Check it out.

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