55+ Communities & Active Lifestyle New & Resale Homes + Manufactured Homes + Rentals

Paddle Your Way to the Heart of the Mississippi

22 August, 2017

Grab a paddle or polish up your spokes for an unforgettable journey along the tranquil waters of the Mississippi. Founded, and owned by four former classmates, Broken Paddle Guiding Co. invites outdoor enthusiasts to explore the location that inspired the tales of Tom Sawyer, and Huck Finn whether by bike, paddle board, or in a kayak. Known as having one of the region’s most diverse eco-systems, visitors will have the chance to get up close and personal to native wildlife, lush vegetation, and...read more

Traditions at Wake Forest is Pre-Selling

22 August, 2017

Raleigh, North Carolina boasts rich heritage and a small town ambiance that make it the perfect setting for Del Webb’s brand new Traditions at Wake Forest community. Nestled in the master planned community of Traditions, this exciting community is now pre-selling and set to be move-in ready late this year. Situated on 164 acres with 452 home sites available, this beautiful community is designed with Del Webb’s commitment to quality, an array of active lifestyle amenities.
Nine elegant...read more

Traditions at Wake Forest is Pre-Selling

22 August, 2017

Raleigh, North Carolina boasts rich heritage and a small town ambiance that make it the perfect setting for Del Webb’s brand new Traditions at Wake Forest community. Nestled in the master planned community of Traditions, this exciting community is now pre-selling and set to be move-in ready late this year. Situated on 164 acres with 452 home sites available, this beautiful community is designed with Del Webb’s commitment to quality, an array of active lifestyle amenities.
Nine elegant...read more

Upscale 55+ Living Coming Soon to Orange County

22 August, 2017

Coming late October to the trendy city of Brea, California, the good life awaits at Agave. Masterfully constructed by The New Home Company, this brand new 55+ community is nestled within the expansive master-planned community of La Floresta where generations converge to share gracious amenities, shops, and indoor/outdoor dining. Agave offers a luxurious collection of 80 low maintenance flats featuring generously sized single story layouts, convenient semi-private elevators, and an unbeatable loc...read more

Discover Oregon’s Award Winning Wine Country

22 August, 2017

Many will say Oregon’s Willamette Valley rivals that of the Napa Valley, and the wine regions of France with its scenic beauty, award winning wines, and exceptional culinary scene. Located about 50 minutes south of the vibrant city of Portland, Oregon’s wine country showcases sprawling vineyards, stunning Cascade Mountain views, and offers endless outdoor recreation. Willamette Valley winegrowers are committed to sustainable farming practices to ensure only the highest quality from the vine ...read more

3 Metro Hotspots For Active Living

22 August, 2017

When it comes to venturing into empty nest land or launching into retirement, the last thing the baby boomer generation has on the agenda is sitting around watching Jeopardy. This new found freedom opens up new, and exciting opportunities particularly when it comes to deciding where to retire. According to an article by Builder, boomers are in the market for the same homes millennials are setting their sights on, and choosing hip locations from college towns, to downtown city centers. Whether it...read more

55+ Communities Put Home Safety First

22 August, 2017

From smartphone surveillance to advanced security systems, home safety technology has evolved well beyond posting Beware of Dog, and No Trespassing signs. While no neighborhood is immune to burglaries, active adult communities tend to be more secure than traditional neighborhoods with built-in safety measures that offer peace of mind as a major selling point.
Gated communities provide excellent security that keeps them exclusive to residents, and invited guests. Guarded entrances are idea...read more

Paddle Your Way to the Heart of the Mississippi

22 August, 2017



Grab a paddle or polish up your spokes for an unforgettable journey along the tranquil waters of the Mississippi. Founded, and owned by four former classmates, Broken Paddle Guiding Co. invites outdoor enthusiasts to explore the location that inspired the tales of Tom Sawyer, and Huck Finn whether by bike, paddle board, or in a kayak. Known as having one of the region’s most diverse eco-systems, visitors will have the chance to get ...read more

Paddle Your Way to the Heart of the Mississippi

22 August, 2017



Grab a paddle or polish up your spokes for an unforgettable journey along the tranquil waters of the Mississippi. Founded, and owned by four former classmates, Broken Paddle Guiding Co. invites outdoor enthusiasts to explore the location that inspired the tales of Tom Sawyer, and Huck Finn whether by bike, paddle board, or in a kayak. Known as having one of the region’s most diverse eco-systems, visitors will have the chance to get ...read more

Ready For Southern Charm? Traditions at Wake Forest is Pre-Selling

22 August, 2017



Raleigh, North Carolina boasts rich heritage and a small town ambiance that make it the perfect setting for Del Webb’s brand new Traditions at Wake Forest community. Nestled in the master planned community of Traditions, this exciting community is now pre-selling and set to be move-in ready late this year. Situated on 164 acres with 452 home sites available, this beautiful community is designed with Del Webb’s commitment to qu...read more

Upscale 55+ Living Coming Soon to Orange County

22 August, 2017



Coming late October to the trendy city of Brea, California, the good life awaits at Agave. Masterfully constructed by The New Home Company, this brand new 55+ community is nestled within the expansive master-planned community of La Floresta where generations converge to share gracious amenities, shops, and indoor/outdoor dining. Agave offers a luxurious collection of 80 low maintenance flats featuring generously sized single story layouts...read more

Discover Oregon’s Award Winning Wine Country

22 August, 2017



Many will say Oregon’s Willamette Valley rivals that of the Napa Valley, and the wine regions of France with its scenic beauty, award winning wines, and exceptional culinary scene. Located about 50 minutes south of the vibrant city of Portland, Oregon’s wine country showcases sprawling vineyards, stunning Cascade Mountain views, and offers endless outdoor recreation. Willamette Valley winegrowers are committed to sustainable f...read more

55+ Communities Put Home Safety First

22 August, 2017



From smartphone surveillance to advanced security systems, home safety technology has evolved well beyond posting Beware of Dog, and No Trespassing signs. While no neighborhood is immune to burglaries, active adult communities tend to be more secure than traditional neighborhoods with built-in safety measures that offer peace of mind as a major selling point.


Gated communities provide excellent security that k...read more

3 Metro Hotspots For Active Living

22 August, 2017



When it comes to venturing into empty nest land or launching into retirement, the last thing the baby boomer generation has on the agenda is sitting around watching Jeopardy. This new found freedom opens up new, and exciting opportunities particularly when it comes to deciding where to retire. According to an article by Builder, boomers are in the market for the same homes millennials are setting their sights on, and choosing hip location...read more

55+ Communities Put Home Safety First

22 August, 2017



From smartphone surveillance to advanced security systems, home safety technology has evolved well beyond posting Beware of Dog, and No Trespassing signs. While no neighborhood is immune to burglaries, active adult communities tend to be more secure than traditional neighborhoods with built-in safety measures that offer peace of mind as a major selling point.


 


Gated communiti...read more

Are the Blues Making You Lose Sleep?

29 August, 2016


Experts recommend adults get 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night, but how many of us are still lying awake counting sheep? I personally don’t recall the last time I slept in, and it seems like today’s society is all about how much one can get done in a day with sleep deprivation almost becoming a bragging right. Not only are we trying to burn the candle at both ends, but technology is actually sabotaging the ability to wind down, and switch our brains to the off p...read more

Live Big On Less Than 150K

29 August, 2016


Have your amenities and enjoy them too because why settle for less?  Most 55+ active adults associate resort style communities with expensive homes or over the top association fees, when in fact many provide the same luxury lifestyle feel with home prices under $150,000, ideal for baby boomers or retirees on fixed incomes. You don’t have to spend a fortune, or sacrifice quality craftsmanship to buy your dream retirement home in one of these vibrant 55+ neighborhoods.  read more

What's Your Neighborhood Score for Aging in Place?

25 August, 2016


Aging in place gracefully and independently is a huge topic, considering the vast amount of 55-plus individuals who fit into that group on a global level. So huge that Rodney Harrell, PhD, Director of Livability Thought Leadership at AARP and his team developed a Livability Index. He will discuss the topic during his panel on aging in place at the upcoming HIVE conference.


That AARP Livability Index helps a new home buyer look at 60 factors that go into d...read more

Why Choose an Age Restricted Community?

25 August, 2016


Sun City Arizona was the country’s first 55+ community, and has since inspired the development of active adult communities coast to coast. While some residents are retirees, many are on the go baby boomers still working a 9-5 job, and seeking the active lifestyle, and amenities many communities provide. With the focus on a healthy, social lifestyle, calling them “senior” living communities might get you a few eye rolls since many resemble a resort getaway,  the...read more

Best Cities for Dog Lovers

23 August, 2016


For us die hard dog people, a no dogs allowed sign is the bane of our existence. Fortunately many cities across the country have rolled out the welcome mat for our fur kids providing amenities like sidewalk water stations, with some restaurants even offering a menu for their four legged clientele.  You’ve got to love a place where green grass is plentiful, off leash parks are the norm, and there’s a poop back dispenser everywhere you go. According the United States...read more

The Benefit of Buying New vs Resale

23 August, 2016


While customizing, and making a pre-owned house your own is rewarding, there’s nothing quite like purchasing a brand new home where memories start with you.  Love that new car smell? Same goes for a newly constructed home where everything is still fresh, and move in ready. Resale vs. new is a matter of personal preference, but there are advantages to choosing new that may benefit 55+ homebuyers in the long run.  


Anyone who has purchased a fixe...read more

Destination New Hampshire

23 August, 2016


New Hampshire captures the best of New England with its scenic beauty, quality of life, and small town charm.  Known for friendly people, and endless recreation, the Granite State has so much to offer active adults with a passion for healthy living.  Newsmax named Enfield, Portsmouth, Concord, and Manchester the most popular cities in New Hampshire to retire, and 74 active lifestyle, and 55+ communities make this a haven for retirees.  Health nuts, to snowbirds, New Hamps...read more

55 and Over Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

19 August, 2016


At ActiveAdultLiving you can find active adult communities in every US State and Canada.  We help you to fin...read more

55 and Over Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

16 August, 2016


At ActiveAdultLiving you can find active adult communities in every US State and Canada.  We help you to fin...read more

Age-Targeted Communities Bringing Generations Together

16 August, 2016


Choosing an age targeted vs. an age restricted community is a personal preference with some preferring the pitter patter of little feet over an adults only neighborhood. Both are geared towards a 55+, and active baby boomer lifestyle, but an age targeted community bridges the age gap allowing anyone to live there for a multigenerational experience. The ability to gather together within the same community is important to many looking for an active lifestyle in the company of friends, and...read more

Retirement with a Tropical Twist

16 August, 2016


With summer’s end on the horizon, and cooler weather evoking thoughts of waving palms, and warm sand, escaping to the tropics becomes the ultimate daydream. If you’ve ever taken an island holiday, I’m willing to bet you’ve contemplated boycotting your return flight, and becoming a permanent beach dweller.  Spending your retirement years  lounging in a hammock, in an exotic paradise can be more than just a vacation, what if you could make it home? So let...read more

Happy Homeowners at Lake Weir Preserve, Florida

16 August, 2016


A lush private setting, outdoor recreation, and plenty of space to park the RV is what residents of Lake Weir love about this Central Florida oasis.  Located just four miles from the Ocala National Forest, Lake Weir Preserve is a vibrant active living community that combines natural beauty with the convenience of nearby amenities. Just a few miles away, The Villages features big name retailers, dining, entertainment, and fitness centers.  As one Lake Weir homeowner put it, mos...read more

How Breaking a Sweat Could Save Your Life

09 August, 2016


Your show is coming back on in thirty seconds, you work a desk job, or there’s no time to hit the gym. Sound familiar? Add these commonalities together and you have a recipe for an increased risk of obesity, heart disease, and higher mortality rate. Yikes right? Getting your heart thumping as a middle aged adult is proving to be a lifesaving move not to be taken lightly.  Exercise is more than a battle of the bulge, and according to experts, the lack of is being linked to ear...read more

How Breaking a Sweat Could Save Your Life

09 August, 2016


Your show is coming back on in thirty seconds, you work a desk job, or there’s no time to hit the gym. Sound familiar? Add these commonalities together and you have a recipe for an increased risk of obesity, heart disease, and higher mortality rate. Yikes right? Getting your heart thumping as a middle aged adult is proving to be a lifesaving move not to be taken lightly.  


Exercise is more than a battle of the bulge, and according to experts, the la...read more

Why Choose an Age Restricted Community?

09 August, 2016


Sun City Arizona was the country’s first 55+ community, and has since inspired the development of active adult communities coast to coast. While some residents are retirees, many are on the go baby boomers still working a 9-5 job, and seeking the active lifestyle, and amenities many communities provide. With the focus on a healthy, social lifestyle, calling them “senior” living communities might get you a few eye rolls since many resemble a resort getaway,  they&r...read more

55 and Over Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

04 August, 2016


We have more communities for you to choose from than any other website - 55 and over?  Looking to live next door to other 55 and overs?  ActiveAdultLiving features over 9,000 communities for all budgets and all lifestyles.

Since 1998 Active Adult Living® has been the premier unbiased online directory resource for those seeking to live an active lifestyle within an active adult, active lifestyle or 55 and better community.   The directory is the brai...read more

Live the High Life Estate Style

04 August, 2016


If there was ever a time for a senior moment, it would be to spend it in an estate community.  These elite developments, are the creme de la creme of the real estate world, and home to the affluent 55+ crowd who know how to live, and play well.  It’s not just the amenities that make these active lifestyle communities luxurious, but sprawling landscapes, and the grandeur of these estate homes are quite the experience for both residents, and visitors.   Imagine y...read more

What’s Next for Baby Boomers?

04 August, 2016


Baby boomers are looking forward to the next phase, and that may mean retiring, traveling or buying the home of their dreams.  This growing demographic is turning back the clock, and can’t wait to start living. Today’s boomers are throwing the term senior living to the wind, and want more out of their homes, their communities, and lifestyles.  Taylor Morrison, the creator of the NEXTadventure home innovation asked 55+ homebuyers what they envisioned their home t...read more

What’s Next for Baby Boomers?

04 August, 2016


Baby boomers are looking forward to the next phase, and that may mean retiring, traveling or buying the home of their dreams.  This growing demographic is turning back the clock, and can’t wait to start living. Today’s boomers are throwing the term senior living to the wind, and want more out of their homes, their communities, and lifestyles.  Taylor Morrison, the creator of the NEXTadventure home innovation asked 55+ homebuyers what they envisioned their home to b...read more

What is an Ancient Grain?

24 August, 2015


Walking through your grocery store you may have noticed alternatives to the usual rice and barley selection. Going against the grain has become more common whether it's to adopt a gluten free lifestyle, or just wanting a more healthful option.  The interesting thing about these "ancient grains" or sometimes called "pseudo-grains," is they aren't actually grains at all!  They are seeds, and grasses that can be prepared in a similar fashion to rice...read more

Discover Coconut Oil

24 August, 2015


Before I delve into the wonder that is coconut oil, I will start with the science. Considered a "healthy fat," this oil is high in lauric acid which can help lower bad cholesterol or LDL.  Yes it's high in saturated fat, but it's composed of medium chain triglycerides that the body can readily convert to energy.  It has earned quite the reputation with health savvy folks, and can be found in virtually any health food store.

It's high smok...read more

Boost Digestion with Red Wine

17 August, 2015


It's always nice to know when you can mix business with pleasure.  In this case a glass of red wine a few days a week can do wonders for your gut health. Full of antioxidants, and polyphenols to combat bad bacteria, a bottle of good Merlot is the new apple a day!

Probiotics are the highly beneficial bacteria in the GI tract that help boost immunity, ward off cancer, and improve the health of your skin. Conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, and c...read more

Foods that Banish the Blues

17 August, 2015


Foods that improve your mood brings visions of candy bars, donuts and chips right? Believe it or not it's the food we THINK will feed the soul that is actually making us feel worse. Look at it this way, if your body is having to declare a May Day to digest the entire bag of cheese curls you ate, there's going to be little fuel left to feel energized.

Wild salmon - Packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, eating a few servings a week may help with depression. Researchers...read more

Boost Digestion with Red Wine

17 August, 2015


It's always nice to know when you can mix business with pleasure.  In this case a glass of red wine a few days a week can do wonders for your gut health. Full of antioxidants, and polyphenols to combat bad bacteria, a bottle of good Merlot is the new apple a day!

Probiotics are the highly beneficial bacteria in the GI tract that help boost immunity, ward off cancer, and improve the health of your skin. Conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, and c...read more

Retiring Abroad

12 August, 2015


Have you ever taken a dreamy overseas vacation, and never wanted to leave?  Well maybe you don't have to!  More and more people are abandoning the idea of traditional retirement to take their adventures abroad.  While it can be an incredible experience, it also requires some homework to know if moving out of the country is right for you

Consider your income source.  According to an article published by Money magazine, about 550,000 Americans earn...read more

Building a Healthy Pantry

12 August, 2015


Keeping a pantry stocked full of healthy choices can make the difference between ordering takeout, or preparing a wholesome meal at home. There are nights I only have some leftover veggies in the fridge, yet I am able to pull together something pretty fabulous with a few items from the cupboard. If I had to give advice on a total pantry makeover, I would say throw out the Fruit Loops, and bring on the whole grains!

These are my go to staples that everyone should keep on...read more

Building a Healthy Pantry

12 August, 2015


Keeping a pantry stocked full of healthy choices can make the difference between ordering takeout, or preparing a wholesome meal at home. There are nights I only have some leftover veggies in the fridge, yet I am able to pull together something pretty fabulous with a few items from the cupboard. If I had to give advice on a total pantry makeover, I would say throw out the Fruit Loops, and bring on the whole grains!

These are my go to staples that everyone should keep on...read more

The Boomerang Effect

03 August, 2015


So you've become an empty nester, or have you? Parents who have prematurely converted their kid's room to a home office know exactly what i'm talking about.  Enter the "boomerang generation."  You saw your kids off to an ivy league college with dreams of them landing the perfect job only to find them at your front door, suitcase in hand.

You're not alone. Statistically 1 out of every 8 young adults in their 20's and 30's find ...read more

The Facts on GMO's

03 August, 2015


Crowded airports, security checkpoints, cramped plane cabin, you know the drill.  For health conscious people this is a recipe for stress, and yes, There has been a lot of press lately about GMO's or (Genetically Modified Organisms). People have signed petitions to ban their use, and regulations have been implemented in certain states to label them.  But what are they exactly? How do they affect us?  

GMO crops have been altered beyond their naturally...read more