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News and Events for the month at retirement communities.
The Annual List of the most popular Florida 55+ communities on our site
Sign up now to be updated on these new communities coming soon. (mild climate states).
Beat the heat with a vacation trip to the famous Rangeley Lakes area in Maine. Or go any season.
Spring is a great time for a road trip. Here is one I recently took to Charleston, South Carolina. Read the review.
Find some of the best master communities with 55+ communities in America taken from a list compiled by a premier consulting company.
We made a list of the most viewed top Florida 55+ manufactured homes communities to make your searching easier.
Florida is the most popular retirement state and we have put together a list of the top 20 over 55 communities in Florida from our website.
Large communities are setting fresh new trends for 2014 and beyond.
These senior communities in Florida have seasonal rentals but they are few and fill up fast.
Don't miss our visit and tour of the Lancaster area as well as some amazing facts about the Amish lifestyle. Lots of photos!
This popular post from last year comes back with a new list this year. If you enjoyed reading last year's top communities list, you'll enjoy seeing this year's update.
We have always suspected that air and noise pollution are not good for people as they age and these studies are showing this to be true. Read more.
This Thanksgiving I visited my daughter and son-in-law in Santa Monica, California. I was determined to have a healthy, healing vacation. We booked a stay in a luxury hotel. Read about my trip here and see the photos.
Compare an urban lifestyle with a sleepy suburban over 55 community lifestyle. Which would you choose. Read our story to help you decide.
Due to recent changes in our economy, the popularity of service-oriented communities for seniors has increased. Read more here..
This morning I had an avocado sitting in my refrigerator. If one doesn't eat avocados when they are just right, they turn old fast. This one wouldn't last another day. I decided to make a smoothie with it. But how does one make an avocado smoothie?
Read about this fabulous new cook book, "365 Vegan Smoothies," with smoothie recipes and a Wellness Guide.
In this article, these retired military officers are extremely happy they chose Brevard County, Fl for Retirement.. If you are looking for a place already selected and given "4 stars," by military retirees, read this article about Brevard County, Florida, a retirement gem. It is also known as the "Space Coast," since the John F. Kennedy Space Center is located there. Read the article…
Here is an interesting list of top master communities ranked as the best selling in the United States. I have extracted the ones for seniors so you will be able to find them easily.
Suzanne Somers tells us to plan for aging in her new book, "Bombshell."
I recently posted on my website that the big news for spring is that new home prices are moving up in some markets. What does this mean for you.
If people have been putting off walking because it is too cold outside, there are no more excuses now because the weather is getting warmer. See this post about walking and the brain.
It was marvelous that a New York Times article about niche communities had a link to my website. Are niche communities dated. These types of communities are fewer, but there is still a way to find niches. Read my thinking here.
This article states the National Association of Realtors, in a comparison of 2013 over 2012, reports the existing home sales (those in MLS listings) prices have made steady gains in 2012. Please consult with local experts as conditions differ significantly depending on the local market. Most markets have been in decline beginning mid 2006.
Staging your home may be necessary in today's competitive real estate market. I just saw a story about a talented home stager and designer coming to a Del Webb 55 community. This community is one in Georgetown, Texas. If you are near there, you may want to put this exciting event on your calendar.
Tera Hampton, TV design star, will be at Del Webb's Sun City Texas community, 1501 Sun City Blvd., Saturday, March 2, 2013, 2-5pm. (Please confirm information with Del Webb at 800-833-5636). This is a chance to get some styling tips for staging your home to sell. Also, the community has a 3- night stay running now for $209. (verify pricing.) The Tera Hampton blog, on her website, is interesting and the photos gorgeous. If you cannot make the event, the blog has some helpful tips.
Once again there is a list of best places to retire. The emphasis here is on an active lifestyle. Lots of places for outdoor recreation, some of which are profiled on our site such as the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Among the categories they are checking are bicycle-friendly places, high volunteer rates, crime rates and volume of doctors located there.
The prestigious National Association of Home Builders has announced their annual awards for best 50+ housing. These are always an interesting read. They make a judgment for the various categories among the builders who applied.
Are you thinking of living in another country for for your retirement. If so, you must check out the just published list of the World's Top Retirement Havens in 2013 from International Living magazine. What's good about the list is that you can see the individual score for each of the categories which includes cost of living, real estate and healthcare. This year's list reveals a couple new entries and many changes.
There is so much to do in Santa Monica, California -- fly out there for a week of Christmas shopping; trust me, your gifts will be spectacular and you will have a great time. Santa Monica is a great place to retire! Read our blog about our trip.
Photos and shopping on Rodeo Drive California at Christmas time..
If you want to give yourself the royal treatment as you ease into retirement, take a look at how the celebrities do it! The article on the UK's Telegraph website showcases twenty fabulous places where senior celebs spend their days. Locations like The Hampton's and more. Check out the spots and plenty of gorgeous photos as well.
Find the new, the old and the coming listings for retirement homes in Atlanta 55+ communities.
A review of Gatherings at Wellington, senior condos by Beazer, in Manassis, Virginia.
Brochure advice for your retirement community..
Check out these beautiful homes..
Yesterday we enjoyed an architectural walk. Check it out!..
Travel review and photos of my North Carolina /VA Beach trip..
Get some updates on the best Guide site!..
Try this New Year's resolution..
A tree for the holidays..
Christmas time is a great time to buy..
Wellness lessons from senior, Martha Stewart!
Thoughts on why nature is a must-have feature for your retirement lifestyle!
Some retirement homes sales...
Some thoughts on hurricanes..
Some news and tips on retirement home prices!