The Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019 on 55places.com

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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 55places.com 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 55places.com. 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.

Can you spot the $207,744 difference between these identical homes?

Financing is the difference!

Get the details in The 62+ Loan Homebuyers Guide.

55places Mortgage is a joint venture between Mutual of Omaha Mortgage and 55places.com.
Details here.

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New Active Adult Communities Added to 55places.com

In this comprehensive roundup, we bring you the latest additions to 55places.com—a trusted resource for exploring active adult communities. Over the past 30 days, several new communities have joined the ranks, each offering different amenities and locations.

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Retire on the Links in Houston, TX: Golf Course Homes for Sale

Active adults who are lifelong golfers or newfound golf enthusiasts can easily enjoy the sport when their neighborhood contains a golf course. Homebuyers who desire a golf course lifestyle and want to remain near the heart of a big city can find a great fit at one of these exceptional Houston area communities.

Moving to South Carolina? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

South Carolina is a state known for its incredible coastal beauty, charm, hospitality, acclaimed golf courses, and vibrant culinary scene that’s full of rich Southern dishes. It’s also home to some of the most desirable retirement destinations in the country–and for good reason.

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Real Estate Summary: This Month in the 55+ Housing Market

This month, we brought in more than beautiful flowers. There are also lower mortgage rates and new homes for the housing industry! Below is a more in-depth breakdown of what happened and why now is an excellent time to enter the market.

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Savannah vs Atlanta: Which Is Better For Your Retirement?

Georgia is a popular destination for active adults looking to retire–and Savannah and Atlanta are two of the state’s biggest draws. So how do you know which city is better for you? We’ve put together a guide to offer some helpful insight into both cities to help decide which one might be best for your retirement.

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The Best Places to Retire in South Carolina

South Carolina is known for having some of the best golf courses in the country, but that’s not all it has to offer active adults. The state has a rich history and culture, a wide selection of entertainment and recreation, and miles of beaches and coastal living.

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