Contributing Writer

Kristina Gaddy

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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 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.

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75 Articles by Kristina Gaddy

  • The Best States for a Low-Humidity Retirement

    by Kristina Gaddy on November 26th, 2021

    There are many factors in deciding where to retire, and the weather can be one of them. Luckily, many of the states with nice weather also offer additional benefits for people over 60 and have several exciting active adult communities. Here are the four best states for a low-humidity retirement.


  • How to Be a Snowbird on a Budget

    by Kristina Gaddy on November 19th, 2021

    Many active adults don't believe that snowbirding is an achievable dream. Most people believe owning two homes and traveling back and forth between them is expensive. But, it doesn't necessarily have to be. Here are 5 tips for being a snowbird on a budget.


  • New Community Alert: Regency at Montaine in Castle Rock, Colorado

    by Kristina Gaddy on January 13th, 2021

    Luxury home builder Toll Brothers announced the groundbreaking of a new development in Castle Rock, Colorado in March. The 1,200-home community of Montaine will also include 664 age-restricted homes, which will be called Regency at Montaine. The Pennsylvania-based builder has constructed communities in 22 states.


  • New Community Alert: Traditions of America at Chesterfield in Virginia

    by Kristina Gaddy on July 10th, 2020

    Traditions of America announced the construction of a new development in Chesterfield County. Traditions of America at Chesterfield will be an age-restricted community made up of 250 single-family homes. Traditions of America first submitted plans for the community in 2018 and is now pre-selling new homes in the community.


  • Del Webb Bexley Clubhouse Now Open in Florida

    by Kristina Gaddy on July 9th, 2020

    The highlight of the new Del Webb Bexley community is its 19,000-square-foot clubhouse, which is now open. In 2018, premier 55+ homebuilder Del Webb broke ground on their latest community in Land O' Lakes, Florida. The Meridian is Del Webb Bexley's clubhouse and center of social activities for the community.