Retirement Communities Reviews:
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We believe these represent the finest collection of 55+ retirement communities reviews anywhere.  If you want to know the latest designs, view quality materials, and find out about luxury amenities, you can read about it here.  After reading these reviews, you may also be interested in our page on the best floorplans for your retirement.  We approve of all of these.  (Some are sold out.)

In the last couple years we have seen some very exciting new communities coming so we will be having more reviews.  Please check back.






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model home at Providence of Brookfield Homes in DelawareProvidence

Title: Providence of Brookfield Homes at Heritage Shores

We toured this community when it first opened years ago and got some nice photos of the homes at that time and the amenities.  We have since updated the page.  It is a large community that now has other quality builders as well.  We must admit that Brookfield Homes is one of our favorites but you decide.

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Highland Green

Title: Maine Living

This was a review article written by Highland Green's manager and has lots of information about Portland, Me. as well as about this unique community.

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Leisure World of Md entryLeisure World of Maryland

Title: Leisure World of Maryland

This is a classic 55+ age-restricted community with considerable amenities.  It is probably the most popular one in the DC Metro area of Maryland.  It is very socially active but you do not have to feel you have to participate. It is very large with homes of a variety of types: condos, townhouse, singles, co-ops, estate and more.  Our review has lots of photos of the grounds and buildings.

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Heritage at St Charles model homeHeritage at St. Charles in White Plains

Title: Heritage St. Charles

55+ community in an area close to DC.

2 Frederick communities

Title: Retirement Frederick Maryland

Frederick is a city that will take you back to a time when the pace was slower and the air fresher.  It is near Hagerstown.  You have some nice choices in this area.  We reviewed 2 communities there.

Riderwood Md buildingsRiderwood in Silver Spring

Title:  Riderwood Maryland

We attended the organized tour of this continuing care community.  Our review tells you what you can expect and shows you the amenities and apartments.

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Red Mill

Title: Traditional Neighborhood Design

2 communities, Red Mill and WestRidge, with village ambience and traditionally-styled by a popular Boston area builder.

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New Jersey


Title: Siena by JS Hovnanian

We were impressed with Siena by award-winning builder J S Hovnanian (yes brother of homebuilder K Hovnanian).  A good commute location to Philadelphia.  There are also rental condos.

See first page of New Jersey retirement communities (6 pages)

New York-Long Island

Encore Lake Grove

Encore Lake Grove

By WCI.  55+ in a central location on Long Island, NY.  Huge upscale shopping mall is across street and walkable for most. Whole Foods Market is also walkable.  Gated and manned entrance.  Condos with amenities.  Rentals not allowed.  One for your short list.

Encore Atlantic Shores

Encore Atlantic Shores

Another WCI condominium community on Long Island but further out East in a more rural area. 

Stoneleigh Woods

Stoneleigh Woods

At Riverhead on East End of Long Island.  Popular community in great location.

Vineyards at Moriches

Vineyards at Moriches

Another very popular condo community on East End of Long Island that sold out fast.  They may have another phase but there are no immediate plans.

Hidden Harbor

Hidden Harbor has a dock and boat slips.

Glenwood Oaks

Glenwood Oaks Manufactured Homes

Fairfield Apartments Port Jefferson

Fairfield Apartments
Apartments that look like single homes with a custom feel.

Westhampton Pines

Westhampton Pines

Luxury home community located in The Hamptons on the South Shore.

The Manors

The Manors at the Colony Preserve

This is your chance to be a few miles from the famous beaches of Fire Island at Smith Point.  See our photos. 

See main page of 55+ communities on Long Island


Cooperative Housing:  The Sheldon

This article was written for us by an excellent author with a great knowledge of Portland.  Although this community was never built, the article has lots of excellent information about co-op living and Portland, Oregon.

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Home Towne Square model homeHome Towne Square

Home Towne Square near Lancaster

We visited this community while taking a weekend trip to the Lancaster Amish countryside.  We got some beautiful interior photos of these exquisite homes.  Must see.

The Preserves model home in GettysburgThe Preserves

Summit Homes-The Preserves
Gettysburg, Pa.

Another community with that wow factor.  Geared to the active adult but not strictly for 55+.  Lots of interior photos.

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South Carolina

Jensen Myrtle Beach

Jensen Communities at Myrtle Beach 

Very close to Grand Strand and ocean amenities.  Manufactured and mobile homes.  Small pool and clubhouse.

Seasons at Prince Creek Myrtle Beach

Upscale master community with multiple builders very near to Grand Strand and beaches in nice location in Myrtle Beach.

See listings of 55+ in South Carolina


Potomac Green by Del Webb

Potomac Green Clubhouse

Gatherings at Wellington model home interiorGatherings at Wellington

Gatherings at Wellington by Beazer

This condo community is near sell-out perhaps due to its popular construction and layout of a low-rise elevator building.  Lots of interior photos.

Lansdowne Woods

Lansdowne Woods - condominiums in a great location with outstanding amenities.

Spring Hill Condos

Spring Hill Condos

Sold out fast - By Pulte  

Trilogy Lake Frederick

Title: Trilogy Lake Frederick

This is the first community by Shea Homes in Virginia. The air is very fresh and there is a great boat launch adjacent.

Virginia is a large state with many community offerings for active adults.  See Virginia retirement communities for 55+.

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