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Fresh ideas in retirement communities:

Beethoven model homeClassic ranch with 2nd floor option
The Broadlands condos in Ashburn Va.Low-rise elevator building
senior couple at beachWhat do you want in retirement.

The senior or retirement years can be a time of great enjoyment as you explore, play, and learn.

Builders always locate their communities in the  best places they can find ...whether coastal, urban, country...

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Looking for over 55 communities?

You will find them here...If you wish to know all the communities in an area, you must go to separate categories as we do not mix them. Example: for the Lacey, Washington, area, check the following: over 55 communities, manufactured homes, mobiles, and apartments.


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       So. Calif.       Colorado       Connecticut       Delaware 

      Florida      Georgia       Hawaii       Idaho       Illinois

       Indiana       Iowa      Kansas       Kentucky       Louisiana

       Maine       Maryland      Massachusetts       Michigan 

     Minnesota       Mississippi      Missouri       Montana

       Nebraska       Nevada       New Hampshire       New Jersey 

     New Mexico       New York       NY-Long Island 

     No. Carolina       North Dakota        Ohio       Oklahoma  

      Oregon        Pennsylvania       Rhode Island       So. Carolina 

     Tennessee         Texas        Utah        Virginia 

    WA State       Wisc

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TAKE NOTICE: Some communities are now selling out of their 1st phase before they have built model homes.  It is best to stay in touch with a community early on if you have an interest.  Lower priced homes sell fastest.  


  • 55 Communities - Sometimes called age-restricted. They are rich with amenities.  They are in all categories.  
  • Senior Apartments - Rental apartments for seniors with many or few amenities.
  • Active Adult - Geared toward amenities and rules desirable for senior or retired lifestyle but not necessarily age-restricted.
  • Independent - Active lifestyle with assisted services for ages over 55 or 62.
  • Manufactured Homes for over 55 - RV's, mobiles, manufactured and modular.


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Written with Will Honan, Marketing Director of Highland Green Community in Portland, Maine. You will be surprised to find out where Maine residents go in summer and see Maine differently.

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This is our most popular article and of interest to snowbirds and those interested in knowing more about park models. Our expert is an owner and developer of mobile home parks.

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Attention Snowbirds:  If you are looking for a seasonal 55+ rental (Nov-Apr) in Florida, see our Florida 55+ seasonal rental list on our blog.

Winter Update:    Is 2016 the year you plan on buying or renting your retirement home.  If so, please have confidence in using our lists.  We keep them as accurate and up-to-the-minute as possible--for you! 

Spring is right around the corner when the real estate market starts heating up so time to get ready. We are seeing new communities coming out now. Some are showing very slight upwards price movement.  

There was a small interest rate increase but is so slight it will not affect the real estate market much.  Further increases could.  Seniors usually need to sell their existing homes to have the cash to buy their retirement home.   

More competition with increased inventory will help to keep prices from increasing.  We look forward to adding new communities in 2016.

Fortunately, there are many excellent large 55+ communities being built for the new year.  Watch for them here on this site.

When previewing model homes, discuss with the sales rep what deals may be available.   Move-in ready homes are prime targets since they include upgrades.

Be sure to check individual community websites for the latest prices. We do our best to keep up with rapidly changing prices but cannot be responsible for recent changes.

If higher prices make it harder for you to qualify, in some areas, try searching our low income housing and mobile home categories.  Also, look for 55+ communities with small square footage plans.  

Note:  If the community is popular, it can sell quickly from the Interest List even before its public Grand Opening.  Sign up on the community websites with your email so you are kept informed.  Lower-priced offerings go first.  Contact communities early and get on the Interest List.  See our blog article about Top 20 Communities in Florida.  

Rentals:  Check with your local Realtor whether it is a good time to buy or rent since rents in many markets are increasing due to shortage.  Source: NAR

Looking for senior short-term rentals?  We have 2 relevant pages:  Retirement Resort homes and Short-term Rentals (which includes rental tips and tricks).   Also, check out the senior apartments pages.

We have community reviews ...

Read our  blog  for tips on the latest.

Most Recent review:  
The Manors at the Colony Preserve in Shirley (Long Island) NY.  Read the Review.

NAR Update:

The NAR (National Association of Realtors) reports statistics monthly.  They give excellent updates.  Look for their most current one. Please consult with Realtors how this relates to the local market you are interested in and for advice.

Overlapping Searches: This occurs when your search fits more than one category.  This happens a lot so please check more than one category to find what you are looking for. For instance, mobile homes can be found in the mobile home, RV and manufactured categories as well as state categories.

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