Welcome to the second round of 55places.com’s March Community Craziness competition. Think that your community is a cut above the rest? Are your community’s amenities simply too good to ignore? Has moving to your community changed your life?
The competition is divided into two regions: Region 1 and 2. Today's matchup is among the finalists in the second region. If your community (or one you know well) is listed below, cast your vote by clicking on the poll. After you vote, you can tell us what sets your community apart by leaving a review on the community page.
In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by whichever community has the highest number of unique pageviews. The contest will be in the bracket style and will work just like any other major sports contest, with the winner of each round facing off against the winner of the next round. Disclaimer: Reviews are subject to approval and may be edited for clarity and accordance to company policy.
Carillon at Cambridge Lakes in Pingree Grove, Illinois is an active adult community in the Northwest Chicago suburbs that was developed by Cambridge Homes. Cambridge Lakes is a beautiful master-planned community that is comprised of nearly 3,000 homes, of which an estimated 1,297 will be devoted to the 55+ Carillon enclave. Carillon in Pingree Grove is a gated neighborhood complete with a large amenity center and ranch-style attached townhomes and single-family homes. In 2007 Cambridge Lakes received the award for the best overall suburban community in the greater Chicago area by the National Association of Home Builders. The Carillon active adult phase of Cambridge Lakes began in 2007 and construction continues today.
Bridgewater is an active adult community by Del Webb in Brownstown, Michigan. Residents can enjoy a clubhouse filled with amenities and a long list of special interest groups and events coordinated by a full-time activities director. This luxurious community designed for residents 55 and better will contain 631 homes upon completion. Bridgewater enjoys a park-like setting that includes picnic areas and a catch-and-release fishing pond.
Carolina Arbors is an exciting Del Webb community for active adults aged 55 or better in Durham, North Carolina. Situated in the center of the Triangle Area of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, Carolina Arbors is nestled near shopping, dining, golf, world-class entertainment, universities, and the finest medical centers. Carolina Arbors features world-class amenities in a 34,000 square-foot clubhouse that caters to active adults’ needs.
Savannah Lakes Village is a resort-style community located in McCormick, South Carolina. The country club lifestyle offered here combined with dozens of clubs and activities appeal to a wide array of homebuyers. This active lifestyle community was established in the late 1980s and now offers new and resale homes throughout half a dozen neighborhoods. Upon completion, Savannah Lakes Village will encompass 4,800 homes in a variety of neighborhoods. Homebuyers can find a home that includes their size and style requirements as well as scenic golf, lake, or forest views.
Hershey’s Mill is a gated 55+ community in West Chester, Pennsylvania. This popular community began in the late 1970s and now over 3,000 active adults call Hershey’s Mill home. This active adult community in Chester County combines the best of both worlds: low-maintenance homeownership with a country club lifestyle. Not only does Hershey’s Mill include numerous thoughtful amenities, but there are dozens of clubs, activities, and planned trips for residents.
Heritage Point in Barnegat features resort living near the beautiful Jersey Shore in Ocean County, New Jersey. This distinctive community, built by Mignatti, is age restricted and welcomes residents 55 and better. The two spacious amenity centers give residents the true experience of the active life that is found in a resort-style community, while the wide variety of social clubs are sure to encourage new friendships among neighbors. The bustling attractions of Atlantic City are only 45 minutes south of the community and New York City and Philadelphia are just a short drive away.
Renaissance at Monroe offers low-maintenance homes in a prime location in Central New Jersey, just one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia. This gorgeous community features a spacious clubhouse with a wide variety of social activities and amenities. Those who choose to call Renaissance at Monroe home will appreciate the luxurious homes, which include desirable architectural details such as brick or stone front exteriors, gas fireplaces, and decorative columns. They will also enjoy joining in activities in the clubhouse, making use of the community computers in the library, and meeting for a snack in the Renaissance Cafe.
Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg, Virginia, is a gated active adult community, which enjoys a beautiful setting that is steeped in history. Residents aged 55 and better will appreciate Colonial Heritage’s 18-hole championship golf course and spacious clubhouse, which features amenities that will appeal to many active adults. This community has earned many accolades and is nestled just 50 miles east of Richmond.