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Kristina Gaddy writes about the Mid-Atlantic region for 55places.com, contributing stories about active adult communities and trends in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Kristina has an...
Kristina Gaddy writes about the Mid-Atlantic region for 55places.com, contributing stories about active adult communities and trends in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Kristina has an MFA from Goucher College in nonfiction writing and writes mostly about history, culture, and health. She loves thinking about the past and present of houses and neighborhoods, something Baltimore makes easy. She has also written about the neighborhoods and culture of Balitmore, Maryland for Neighborhoods.com. Her writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, CultureTrip, Ozy, Goucher Quarterly, and UMBC Magazine.
135 Articles by this Author
- Across the country, single women make up a large section of homebuyers, especially women over 55. In the 2019 55places National Housing Survey, the respondents were interested in active adult communities, and 59 percent were women and 28 percent lived alone. So what are these women looking for when they purchase a home?
- Across the country, officials are encouraging people to stay at home and limit social gatherings to decrease the number of people exposed to the novel coronavirus, but socializing is very important for those over 55. Here are some ways to stay social while practicing social distancing.
- Gladstone Landing is an intimate neighborhood in the Atlanta suburb of Snellville, and it will include 66 luxury-style townhomes when complete. With homes starting in the mid $200s, Gladstone Landing offers prospective homebuyers customizable houses in a community that enables a socially and physically active lifestyle.
- Over 150 of the active adult communities on 55places.com have "villa" in their name and many more advertise villa homes as one of their offerings. But what do communities and developers mean when they say "villa home"? Although the definition is broad, here's what to expect with a villa.