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Maddy Crozier

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Maddy Crozier is a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago, Illinois. She covers the Northern Illinois region as well as news, trends, and lifestyle content for 55places.com. She has written about the most popular, best-selling, and best up-and-coming active adult communities as well as topics on downsizing, affordability, and retirement trends. Maddy previously worked as a Content Intern at 55places.com where she assisted the Content and Marketing team with drafting newsletters, researching active adult communities, writing blog posts, and doing community outreach.  An Indianapolis native, she also writes for Edible Indy, a digital and print magazine about the sustainable food movement. Her writing on local food initiatives and seasonal food traditions appears regularly on the Edible Indy website.

Currently, Maddy attends DePaul University as a graduate student in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse program. As an undergraduate, she was inducted into the Pi Epsilon Pi National Writing Honors Society. She also served as a peer writing tutor, writing groups facilitator, and research team member in the university’s writing center. Maddy now continues her studies at DePaul to pursue a graduate degree, which she expects to complete in June 2020. In the upcoming academic year, she will work as a Graduate Assistant in her department and present research projects at the Writing Program Administrators Conference and International Writing Center Association Conference.

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114 Articles by Maddy Crozier

  • Palm Beach vs. West Palm Beach: Which Is Better for Your Retirement?

    by Maddy Crozier on May 16th, 2022

    Located in Southeast Florida, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach both provide opportunities for an ideal Florida retirement. Although these cities neighbor each other and share similar climates, they have vastly different populations and costs of living. So, where should you retire in Florida?


  • 55+ Communities Without Golf Courses Near Phoenix, AZ

    by Maddy Crozier on May 6th, 2022

    With 60 active adult communities in the Phoenix area, homebuyers can find the community that's right for them, even if they don't want a golf course. Discover five of the best age-restricted communities in the Phoenix area without golf courses but with plenty of other upscale amenities.


  • Reno vs Las Vegas: Which Is Better for Your Retirement?

    by Maddy Crozier on May 2nd, 2022

    When it comes to comparing Reno vs. Las Vegas, there are many slight differences to consider, from size and population to differences in climate to housing costs and healthcare access. Keep reading to learn what makes each city unique and decide whether Reno or Las Vegas best fits your vision of an ideal retirement.


  • Tampa vs. Jacksonville: Which Is Better for Your Retirement?

    by Maddy Crozier on April 13th, 2022

    With an affordable cost of living and miles of sandy beaches, Florida is a popular place among retirees. The tougher question may be exactly where to move to in the Sunshine State. A good place to start narrowing the search is between the two popular retirement destinations of Tampa and Jacksonville.


  • Moving to Atlanta? Here's Everything Retirees Need to Know

    by Maddy Crozier on March 17th, 2022

    Atlanta offers a prime choice for retirement for a number of reasons; its scenic location, affordability, and pleasant climate among them. However, many call Atlanta home for reasons that go beyond the superficial. The city brims with natural beauty and kind people as well as many places to explore and things to do.