The Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019 on

2019 was a big year for the 55places blog! Check out some of our most popular content.

As 2019 drew to a close, we looked back at another year of articles on to gain some insight into what our readers found the most informative and interesting. While communities like Latitude Margaritaville and The Villages continue to draw robust interest, we saw a pronounced trend towards diverse and amenity-rich communities. It’s clear to us that our readers are savvy, seeking a rich and satisfying experience in an active adult community while also possessing a keen eye for value and cost of living.

Join us on this look back at some of our most popular blog posts of 2019.

The 100 Most Popular Active Adult Communities of 2019

This article, summarizing the top 100 active adult communities in terms of popularity was one of our most ambitious yet. Instead of simply listing 100 popular active adult communities, we focused on our readers and their reviews. Who better to tell the story of these communities than those who have first-hand knowledge and experience?

The Most Affordable Places to Retire in the US in 2019

Here, we analyzed numerous data points—including tax rates, pricing trends, and local services—to find which U.S. locations offer the best value to retirees. Going a step further, we also consulted our local experts for their unique insights into the markets they know best.

The 55 Best 55+ Active Adult Communities of 2019

What can we say? The number ‘55’ is an important number both to us and many of our readers. The post really took off with its in-depth breakdown of the factors most important to 55+ homebuyers: location, amenities, lifestyle, and affordability.

The 10 Best New Communities of 2019

Change is a constant in the world of 55+ real estate, and those who visit our site often come to find out about the newest and most exciting active adult communities throughout the country. If you’re looking for a new home built to your specifications, then this article is a must-read.

The Best Coming Soon 55+ Communities of 2019

Many of our readers come to us for the latest news and new community announcements. This article, dating back to March, took a look at the year to come, highlighting the newest of the new 55+ communities.

2019’s Best, Most Affordable Small Towns to Retire In

One thing many people look forward to in retirement is getting away from the noise, chaos, and fast pace so integral to big-city life. With this in mind, we laid out some of the best VALUES
( for those looking to retire in a small-town setting.

The 50 Best-Selling Active Adult Communities for 2019

Another article where we listened to our readers and those who have found their home using The article goes beyond just listing the top 50 best-selling communities and, instead, explores why people chose these communities.

The Ultimate Guide to Snowbirds

Last but not least, we saw great interest in those looking to live the snowbird lifestyle. This guide lays out everything you need to know before following the seasons, such as renting versus buying, how to manage two addresses, and the planning required to make it all work.

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The Best Places to Snowbird in 2021

We’ve gathered 25 of the best places for snowbirds, including cities in Florida, Arizona, California, Texas, South Carolina, and Nevada. For each entry, we’ve also provided a list of recommended 55+ communities in the area. If you’re ready to find your own winter retreat this season, here are some of the best places to consider.

Interior view of the indoor pool at Del Webb Ponte Vedra in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Jacksonville Area 55+ Communities With Indoor Pools

There’s something so luxurious about an indoor pool. Take a look at these communities in Jacksonville and the surrounding northeast Florida area. You’ll find indoor pools and much, much more.

Sunset on sandy and rocky beach in the Bay Area of California.

55+ Communities on the Beach in the Bay Area

Perhaps you’re ready to turn your dream of living by the beach into reality. In that case, we’ve got you covered, because there are a few wonderful beachside 55+ communities right in the Bay Area.

A 55+ couple with arthritis holding hands and enjoying a day at the beach.

The Best Places to Retire With Arthritis

Those with arthritis know the pain and discomfort can be difficult to manage day-to-day. While there are many remedies to manage the pain, one you may not consider is climate. 55Places has taken a look at the best regions to live if you have arthritis, and many of them are home to 55+ communities!

A bridge over a pond on the grounds of Sun City Lincoln Hills in Lincoln, California.

Large 55+ Communities in the Sacramento Area

One of the greatest benefits of living in a large community is the vast amount of amenities typically offered. If you’re looking for larger 55+ communities in Sacramento, you’ll want to check out the three following communities.

Aerial view of the Downtown Spartanburg skyline in South Carolina on a sunny day.

Living in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Located in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northwestern South Carolina—also known as the Upstate—Spartanburg is an ideal destination for active adults who want to retire in a mid-sized city with a small-town, close-knit feel.

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