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Community Spotlight on Travata

by Brad Mitchell on No Comments

Travata is a beautiful new construction 55+ community in Irvine, CA.

The city of Irvine, California has long been a jewel of Orange County. One of the first master-planned cities in the country, 2018 will see Irvine finally add its first 55-plus community. Long-time builder CalAtlantic Homes have started construction on Travata, an age-restricted community that will include 243 attached and single-family homes. Travata will be the active adult community for those looking for modern, low-maintenance homes, resort-style amenities, warm weather, and world-class shopping and entertainment nearby.

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Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

by Riley Ubben on No Comments

Throughout the year 2017 55places.com has published some insightful and helpful content about retirement.

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.

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How to Make the Most of Your 55+ Community in the Winter

by Karl Schuster on 4 Comments

Staying active during the winter can be hard, but make sure to take advantage of these tips.

As we move into January, long after the new years’ popping of champagne corks and as holiday decorations return to their boxes, it can be difficult to stay active during the short days and long nights of winter. This is doubly so in the northern parts of the country where heavy snows and bone-chilling temperatures can require a true act of bravery to get out of the house, whether for pleasure or simply shopping for groceries.

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Jubilee at Hawks Prairie Continues to Attract 55+ Residents

by Bridget Newsham on No Comments

Jubilee at Hawks Prairie's amenities begin at the Jubilee Lodge, the 26,000 square-foot community clubhouse.

Nature lovers should look no further than Jubilee at Hawks Prairie for their perfect 55+ community. Situated at the southernmost tip of the Puget Sound region, active adults will fall in love with the hundreds of hikes available to them within just a few short miles, the breathtaking landscapes, and the thrilling culture of nearby Seattle. Retirees will also love the lack of income and pension taxes in the state of Washington, making for an affordable place to put down new roots.

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Spotlight on Dolce Vita at Superstition Mountain

by Bridget Newsham on 3 Comments

In recent years, the Phoenix Area has become a growing destination for retirees nationwide. Its temperate climate and beautiful desert landscapes put Phoenix in the top ten places to kick back and find your perfect retirement escape. Of the options in this area, Dolce Vita at Superstition Mountain surely ranks near the top of anyone’s list.

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Top Lowest-Priced Communities in Southeast Florida

by Riley Ubben on 22 Comments

You don’t have to go over budget to get a piece of the action in Southeast Florida. The area’s sunny beaches, fantastic amenities, and impressive golf courses are within most homebuyer’s reach. Check out these active adult communities with attractive price points in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets.

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New Year Resolutions for a Worry-Free Retirement

by Brad Mitchell on 1 Comment

As another year winds to a close, we put away the tree, the unwrapped presents, and empty champagne bottles. Now it’s time to look forward to reaching your goals for the future. As always, this is easier said than done. Planning for a great retirement isn’t easy, but doing the hard work now will make that retirement even better. Here are a few resolutions to make as we enter 2018 to help you get to retirement faster.

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Study: Retirees Move in Order to Downsize, Reduce Expenses

by Brad Mitchell on No Comments

It’s no shock that as Baby Boomers reach retirement age, many questions about the housing market need to be asked. Builder Online dissected the numbers recently released in a Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies report on the state of retirement. According to the research, two in five Americans will move when they retire, while 43% would prefer to move if they could. Understanding the desires of the coming group of retirees and how they will affect the housing market is key to the future of 55-plus communities.

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Our 55+ Community of the Year for 2017

by Karl Schuster on 3 Comments

55places.com is pleased to announce that Valencia Lakes by GL Homes is our 2017 active adult community of the year. The active adult community of the year is awarded to a development that makes substantial improvements to the quality of life of its residents, whether it be through opening clubhouses, offering new home models, or substantively expanding their clubs and activities.

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El Dorado Hills Named Friendliest City in the US

by Karl Schuster on 2 Comments

This year’s list of the friendliest cities, compiled by the website Nextdoor.com, is a whos-who list of some of the most desirable communities in the United States. The top honor for the friendliest city went to one of the best-kept secrets of the Sacramento Area: El Dorado Hills. With its beautiful open spaces, thoughtful planning, and great access to shopping, dining, and entertainment, it is easy to see what the friendly residents of El Dorado Hills are so happy about.

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