Contributing Writer

Susan Quilty

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Susan Quilty wrote about active adult communities and 55+ lfestyle trends for 55places.com from 2009 to 2015. Susan also wrote extensively on active adult community overviews and regional overviews. Her writing on real estate, personal finance, and lifestyle has also appeared on WebMD, San Francisco Magazine, The Washington Post, and Hannaford Fresh Magazine. Beyond writing, Susan is a registered yoga teacher who has practiced yoga for over ten years. She is also the author of two novels, "The Insistence of Memory" and "To the Left of Death," with a new novel coming soon.

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907 Articles by Susan Quilty

  • A Snowbird Checklist: Winterizing Your Home

    by Susan Quilty on October 22nd, 2021

    Before heading south for the season, snowbirds must take a few steps to secure and winterize their homes. Whether you are new to taking extended vacations or a veteran snowbird, creating your own customized checklist is a great way to keep track of your seasonal preparations.


  • Tucson vs. Phoenix: Which Is Better for Your Retirement?

    by Susan Quilty on September 16th, 2021

    If you want to know whether Tucson or Phoenix will be better for your retirement in Arizona, then you need to take into account things like geography, climate, activities, and the selection of active adult communities. There are noticeable differences that can help you decide which is the better city for your retirement plans.


  • The Villages of Citrus Hills is Florida Living at its Finest

    by Susan Quilty on January 5th, 2021

    With so many active adult communities in Florida, it's hard to find what feels like the right one. Here is an in-depth look at the amenities, lifestyle, and residences at The Villages of Citrus Hills.


  • Cost of Living Influences Retirement Location

    by Susan Quilty on September 3rd, 2020

    Cost of living is one of the most important factors to consider when it comes to relocating, but it's often overlooked. Fortunately, there are many tools and guides available online to help you compare a possible destination to your current location before making the decision to move.


  • Crochet: A Popular Active Adult Hobby

    by Susan Quilty on May 11th, 2020

    Derived from the French term "crochet," meaning "small hook," this popular form of crafting involves using a crochet hook to weave together interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or other materials. Today, people of all ages are rediscovering the joy of crochet.