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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.