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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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147 Articles by Maddy Crozier

  • Exploring Del Webb Communities in Illinois

    by Maddy Crozier on October 18th, 2021

    In Northern Illinois, five Del Webb communities offer the resort-style amenities, age-restricted lifestyles, and low-maintenance homes that many active adults seek in their next communities. Additionally, all of these age-restricted communities put residents within one hour of downtown Chicago.


  • The Ultimate Guide to Snowbirds

    by Maddy Crozier on October 15th, 2021

    Whether you're still trying to figure out how to be a snowbird or you already have years of experience, this guide offers helpful information, tips, and resources to make the most of your winters in paradise. Start here and make your snowbirding dreams a reality.


  • The 25 Best-Reviewed Communities on 55places.com

    by Maddy Crozier on October 4th, 2021

    By taking time to explore communities with plenty of happy homeowners, you get a sneak peek into life inside a neighborhood. We're sharing the top 25 best-reviewed communities on 55places.com. Whether you want to live near the beach or somewhere with mountain views, here are some of the country's highest-rated communities.


  • The 25 Best Large 55+ Communities

    by Maddy Crozier on September 27th, 2021

    From our list of the "55 Best 55+ Communities," we're highlighting the 25 best large 55+ communities. Each of these large communities includes more than 500 homes, and many of the entries on this list have thousands of residences. Take a closer look at the 25 best largest 55+ communities.


  • Downsizing More Than Your Home

    by Maddy Crozier on September 17th, 2021

    Downsizing is more than moving into a smaller home--it involves downsizing all of your possessions and even changing your way of thinking. To help get you started, we put together a guide to downsizing more than your home. Here are some ideas for how to downsize different aspects of your life.