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June is National Homeownership Month in America, this year's theme is "Find Your Place." Here at 55Places we do our best to help active adults find their place, whether it's a home, amenity, or lifestyle. Click through for some of our best resources to find your 55+ community.
Buying a home in a 55+ community is not easy. Even if you have the perfect home the community may not be right. Here's a list of several top communities which offer weekend stays so active adults can test drive their future home.
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Another year has come to a close. In 2017, the real estate world saw the opening of Jimmy Buffett’s Latitude Margaritaville, a surge of interest in the Carolinas, and the ever-popular The Villages in Florida topping several lists. To commemorate the year, we’ve compiled the most popular articles we published in 2017. These blog posts received the most unique pageviews last year – revisit any that caught your attention or catch up on any that you missed.
Retirees may not look forward to national holidays in quite the same way that working stiffs do. But that doesn’t mean they don’t get to celebrate Labor Day with everybody else! It’s fun to fire up your grill and host a Labor Day feast commemorating the unofficial end summer, but it’s also important to take some time to learn about why Americans celebrate this holiday.
Active adults looking to retire within the New England area will love Connecticut. Although small in size, Connecticut offers retirees quaint country towns and large, vibrant cities as well as numerous attractions, endless opportunities for recreation, and exciting entertainment. The diverse landscape features beautiful rolling hills, horse farms, lush woodlands, and winding rivers as well as a four-season climate that offers a stunning display of the colorful, changing seasons. Connecticut is also known for being the birthplace of many constitutional changes during America’s early days, which provides Boomers with a great combination of rural charm, rich history, and culture. Retirees searching for the best of both worlds should check out these active adult communities found throughout Connecticut.
Across the country, retirees are busy searching for their perfect retirement destination where they can make the most of their Golden Years. They may be searching for places with great weather, affordable homes and cost of living, top-notch medical facilities, or proximity to city centers. And while locations like Florida, New Jersey, and Arizona get the most attention for being popular retirement destinations, active adults can rejoice knowing there are other areas that can provide the same options for their retirement lifestyle and needs.
With the official summer season fast approaching, retirees are trying to find innovative ways to stay cool during a heat wave while not running up their air conditioning bill. Sure, a blast of cold air can be a sweet relief on a hot summer day, but it can also end up hurting your pockets when the energy bill comes in at the end of the month. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, cooling your home will account for about half of your home’s energy use. And with some active adults living on a fixed budget, it’s crucial to minimize costs whenever possible. Read on below to find out how you can beat the heat while still keeping those AC bills down this summer.
Portland and Seattle are both popular urban cities that offer numerous attractions, great outdoor recreation, a diverse culture, four-season climate, and plenty of scenic beauty. Both cities also attract retirees who are looking for a retirement destination that doesn’t include a tropical or desert environment. While Portland and Seattle share many similarities, each city does have something unique to offer Baby Boomers in their own special way.