Phoenix Arizona Skyline at Night. Full Moon Over Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

Suburban Living With the Volume Turned Up

Arizona is known for balmy summer breezes, breathtaking Sonoran Desert views, and the kind of on the go lifestyle baby boomers crave. A suburb of the sun-drenched city of Phoenix, Peoria is a fast growing community that’s taking “getting older” out of retirement living. Named one of the top 25 cities to retire by Forbes, this thriving desert community earned the spotlight for livability with its low cost of living, abundant outdoor activities, and exciting entertainment. Active adults will love this age-friendly city for all the ways they can get involved whether it’s joining a book club, going back to class, or taking up water skiing.

Venturing through mountain trails, and enjoying water recreation isn’t the first thing someone envisions when moving to the desert. Lake Pleasant is the go-to spot for everything from boating to jet skiing and features two marina’s, a restaurant, and an RV resort. West Wing and Sunrise Mountain offer a spectacular trail excursion for avid hikers, and mountain bikers to elevate their outdoor experience. With over 300 days of glorious sun, golf enthusiasts can get ahead of the game year-round at one of Peoria’s challenging courses including the Westbrook Village Golf Club Lakes Course, and Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia.

Del Webb Sweetgrass Now Open!

Del Webb Sweetgrass is now open in the thriving suburb of Richmond, Texas. Imagine coming home to a place that not only boasts maximum curb appeal, and high end design, but also every lifestyle amenity one could ever want within one neighborhood? Not only has this 55+ community exceeded expectations with it’s gorgeous homes, and prime location, but their motto of “loving life to the fullest” couldn’t be more true. From the zen like native landscape that greets residents at the entrance, to the wide range of activities offered, living here feels like being away from it all, while virtually having it all.

Located 15 mile from Houston, in Fort Bend County, this new Del Webb Community couldn’t get any sweeter. Buyers will find 10 single story home designs with elegant brick exteriors, covered entryways, and immaculate landscaping. Starting at $185,990, these beautiful homes feature 2-4 bedrooms, and 2-4 baths, attached two car garages, and range in size from 1,268-2,570 square feet. Sleek, contemporary kitchens open into expansive living spaces, and ample windows let in plenty of natural sunlight. Owners suites are spacious, and bright, with baths boasting granite counters, high quality cabinetry, and spa-like glass enclosed showers. Depending on the model, homeowners have options for thoughtful additions including flex spaces, island kitchens, and sunrooms. Details such as tray ceilings, and crown molding add the perfect finishing touch.

Spend a Night Out Under the Stars

Pitch a tent, and saddle up, because this campground is not your average night under the stars. Tucked away amidst the breathtaking wilderness of Richmond, Minnesota, El Rancho Mañana Campground, and Riding Stable, offers 1,208 acres of natural wonderland, and exciting outdoor recreation. From meandering through lush wooded trails on horseback, or enjoying a hike, to getting out on the water in a kayak, El Rancho Mañana has something for every level of adventure. Whether exploring it solo, or hosting a family reunion, this unique campground offers modern amenities, and options for campers of all styles whether in an RV or going it old school in a tent.

El Rancho Mañana campground offers 120 sites including RV sites, and tent areas, with campsites in the horse stable area. There’s no need to rough it thanks to convenient modern amenities including hookups for RV’s, access to updated bathhouses, and clean laundry facilities. Located on Long Lake, this campground is the ideal setting for gatherings, and events with party-friendly accommodations including the Ranch House, and an on-site convenience store in case someone forgot to pick up supplies for s’mores.

The cityscape of Greensboro NC. by Turboknowledge

Greensboro Is The City You’ll Want to Call Home

Greensboro North Carolina captures the definition of the perfect hometown. Welcoming, and familiar, it’s the small town with a big personality. Known for friendly locals, and affordable living, it’s no surprise this cultural city was featured as one of the best cities for livability by U.S News & World Report. From its beautifully preserved turn of the century homes to its thriving downtown business district, Greensboro weaves urban functionality with a rich history. This idyllic location is one of the Piedmont Triad cities shared with Winston-Salem, and High Point, boasting lush seasonal landscape, a vast array of outdoor recreation, and iconic landmarks. Greensboro’s sense of community and nostalgic small-town ambiance is an integral part of what makes this town such an attractive destination for retirees, and young families alike.

Set between the Atlantic, and the Appalachian Mountains, Greensboro residents are in their element when it comes to exploring the great outdoors. Whether it’s hiking or cycling through over 90 miles of trails, exploring city parks, or spending a day on the golf course, Greensboro inspires active, healthy living. For those who love a waterfront lifestyle, lakes Higgins, Brandt, and Townsend provide a picturesque venue for a variety of water sports from paddle boarding, to kayaking. Golf pros can practice their upswing at one of Greensboro’s sprawling courses including the West at Grandover Resort, Greensboro Country Club, and Gillespie Golf Course where 80 acres of rolling green offers fun for all skill levels. For some spectacular sightseeing, visitors can meander through tranquil botanical gardens or experience a fiery autumnal display on a fall foliage tour. North Carolina’s four-season climate and diverse landscape makes embarking on an outdoor excursion a year-round event.

Working With Kids Proves Good For the Soul

Whether we like to admit it or not, we’re all kids at heart, and who better to teach us the importance of play, and laughter than youngsters themselves? It’s no secret that engaging with children is good for our health, in fact, according to a study out of Berlin, grandparents involved with babysitting their grandchildren had a 37% lower mortality rate, including those who spent time with children in general. Whether someone lives alone, or near loved ones, these ideas for getting out into the community to connect with a child, are just a few of the ways to make a difference, and experience a greater sense of well being.

Multi-Generational communities like the 55+ community of Gavilan in Rancho Mission Viejo, are designed to give active adults their independence while providing an opportunity to spend quality time with the younger generation. Whether it’s spending the afternoon crafting with the grandkids or enjoying cocktails on the veranda, these close-knit communities have a nostalgic feel not often experienced in traditional neighborhoods.

Thinking About Owning a Vacation Property?

The season for snow-birding is soon upon us, and for those flocking to the tropics, renting out one’s own home, or purchasing a vacation property can be a fantastic way to earn income, and give guests a welcoming alternative to staying in a hotel. With careful research, and planning, becoming a seasonal landlord can be a lucrative opportunity. While getting into this business is rewarding, it isn’t without reading the fine print, so following some important tips can turn your vacation rental into a profitable retreat.

Review your insurance coverage. According to Bankrate.com, deciding to sign up for landlord insurance, versus using an existing homeowners policy will depend on whether you plan to have guests stay long term, or on an occasional basis. Experts recommend landlord coverage if the home will be tenant occupied for long periods of time, and utilizing one’s homeowner’s insurance if your house guests are only staying a short while. It’s a good idea to contact an insurance agent, and/or real estate expert for professional advice about protecting, you, and your investment to avoid any red tape.

exhibition, Art gallery

Cities For Art Lovers

Whether you’re an aspiring artist, or love getting lost in a gallery, there’s no need to go across the pond to experience spectacular museums, grand architecture, and awe-inspiring exhibits. There is no denying the mental, and visual benefits of being surrounded by art, and having the tangible experience of seeing it face to face. From the grandeur of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to the iconic Smithsonian in D.C, some of the best destinations to channel your inner impressionist don’t require a passport.

Philadelphia
Rated one of the nation’s most cultural cities by Travel & Leisure, Philadelphia is a creative immersion, home to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Avenue of the Arts is the epicenter of the city boasting five art venues including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Millennium Art Gallery. Listen to live music performances, or watch a dance show, savor the culinary arts, as well as enjoy Philly’s abundance of shops. This city is steeped in rich history and renown landmarks where a glimpse into the past is truly a work of art.

Victory at Verrado Coming This Fall!

Fall is only weeks away, and while the year may soon be winding down, Taylor Morrison is just getting started with the debut of Victory at Verrado. Part of the thriving, master planned community of Verrado, this premier builder has taken feedback from 55+ homebuyers and crafted a beautiful collection of homes designed to meet their needs, and desires. The community’s picturesque Buckeye, Arizona location is exactly why so many call this state home. Affordability, breathtaking scenery, and an abundance of recreation make it an idyllic destination for active adult living.

Victory at Verrado will offer an impressive array of resort-style amenities with unbeatable scenic views, and the all-inclusive lifestyle of a master planned community from restaurants, and shopping, to over 70 neighborhood parks, and 21 miles of trails available to all Verrado residents. Active adults will have a variety of opportunities to achieve their fitness goals whether it’s strength training at the gym within the 35,000 square foot Victory Club, perfecting a pose on the Yoga Lawn, or enjoying a refreshing swim in one of four pools. The Victory Club will also be home to the Vic Bar and Kitchen, as well as a day spa for the perfect way to wind down.