Category Archives: 55+ Homes

Experience the Luxury of Central Coast Living

Miles of Mediterranean inspired beaches, sprawling wine country, and cool coastal breezes. Welcome to California’s picturesque Central Coast. All it takes to fall in love with this region is a drive along Highway 1 where big city congestion is left behind, and impossibly beautiful Pacific coast views await. From the vibrant city of San Luis Obispo to the deep blue depths of Big Sur, this west coast darling is one of the hottest destinations for retirees and baby boomers.

Located just 15 minutes from Pismo Beach, and 40 minutes from the charming Danish town of Solvang, the city of Nipomo is home to Trilogy’s Monarch Dunes Community. Sophisticated resort style design and unique amenities provide an unparalleled lifestyle. Monarch Dunes offers three single family home collections starting at $624,990, with 2-4 bedroom, and 2-3.5 bath options along with spacious 2-car garages. Stylish, and luxurious, the Monarch Ridge Townhomes are priced from $529,990, and feature 2-3 generously sized bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and spacious 2-car garages. Buyers will find elegant design elements in both the single family, and townhome models from large open entryways, and bright, and airy master suites, to spa inspired master baths, inviting covered patios, and expansive breakfast bars. With names like Riviera, Carmel, and Monterey, it’s clear that location is everything, and California coastal living is integrated into every home design.

The Monarch Club is the heart of the community offering exciting ways to stay active, and engaged. Residents can book a massage at Sandalwood Spa, enjoy fine dining at Adelina’s Bistro, or take a French lesson at the Exploration Lounge. Experience the luxury of high end living without having to get behind the wheel whether its tee time at one of two challenging golf courses or hitting the gym for a heart pumping workout. Potential buyers can experience Monarch Dunes before taking the plunge with a three-night stay that allows them to tour model homes, learn about what the community has to offer, and take advantage of a variety of amenities.

Wine tasting, hiking, or lounging by the sea, Monarch Dunes is near outdoor recreation, high-end retailers, and state-of-the-art medical centers. When the morning marine layer gives way to brilliant skies, this piece of paradise is where weekend getaways are planned, and dreams of living the good life become a reality.

Cresswind Charlotte is Built For the Young at Heart

Charlotte, North Carolina encompasses all things diverse, and cultural. It’s a youthful, and vibrant city designed to cater to all walks of life with irresistible historic charm, and a sophisticated modern flair. Named one of the best retirement destination by Forbes, it’s no surprise Kolter Homes chose this prime location for its brand new community of Cresswind Charlotte. With models currently available for touring, 55+ active adults have the opportunity to see for themselves why more buyers “ Go Kolter.”

At Cresswind Charlotte, 55+ homebuyers will experience a vibrant, and active lifestyle rich in natural beauty, and effortless style. Once complete, this beautiful community will be home to 850 single-family Craftsman homes, surrounded by more than 370 acres of scenic woodlands, and picturesque walking trails. Prices will start in the mid $200’s, and offer nine-floor plans designed for comfort, and energy efficiency. Buyers have the choice of 2-3 bedrooms, and 2 full baths along with a half-bath, ranging in size from 2,027-3,129 square feet. Depending on the model, some feature a den for use as an extra bedroom, or a home office, large, airy great rooms, and spacious dining rooms for entertaining.

Baby Boomers Take Downsizing A Step Further

The market for tiny homes has been in the media for a while with people taking downsizing to a whole new level. These diminutive versions of their traditional counterparts almost resemble dollhouses with perfectly scaled down baths, kitchens, and living spaces, attracting quite a following of buyers from families, to empty nesters.  With closet spaces not much bigger than a car trunk, it’s hard to believe the demand for these tiny abodes is on the rise particularly amongst baby boomers. So what’s so intriguing about residing in what’s often under 200 square feet? Many retirees are finding it’s the simpler lifestyle that enables them to stretch their nest egg, and pursue dreams of travel, or take up new hobbies.

Outside of purchasing the land if the home is stationary, or the cost of construction for a custom build, many tiny homes sell for under $100,000 which most buyers purchase outright versus having a monthly mortgage payment.  The idea of living debt free is attractive to tiny home buyers, and they’re willing to sacrifice space for the financial peace of mind.  In a society where the idea that more is more, the tiny house trend is proving that living on much less reaps bigger rewards. Those going small realize that although they are challenged space wise, in the end, it’s just “stuff”, and there are bigger and better things they’d rather be doing.

Get Behind the Wheel of Your Next Adventure

You hear of people saying that once they retire they plan to sell everything, and take their golden years out on the open road. Sounds like an extreme dream right? Baby boomers make up a big part of the RV, or “mobile real estate” market, particularly the adventuresome snowbird demographic. Being able to go wherever their hearts desire, retirees choosing the RV lifestyle have the freedom to take their homes virtually anywhere, with 55+ RV communities dotted all across the country offering the lifestyle of a traditional neighborhood. Resort style amenities, championship golf, wait we’re talking RV park justify?

Today’s RV’s are a far cry from the campers we took our family vacations in. No longer your dad’s old Winnebago, the options available offer every luxury one would expect in a home with generous square footage, granite countertops, stainless appliances, and even hardwood flooring. Resembling high-end apartment homes, these mobile resorts offer options for king size beds, gourmet style kitchens, and the luxury of having your own washer, and dryer. The beauty of the RV lifestyle is the ability to travel anywhere, and for someone that loves to change up their hometown every now and then, it’s the ideal way to go.

All Dogs Great & Small at Cypress Lakes

A couple making a move to a 55+ community could not take their beloved dog with them due to a strict weight policy on pets. Fortunately, the story has a happy ending with the sweet guy finding him forever home, but nobody should have to make the heartbreaking choice between the love of a pet and living happily ever after. Luckily there’s one age restricted neighborhood that understands the powerful bond between residents and their fur kids, offering a pet-friendly atmosphere no matter the size, along with affordable resort style living.

Cypress Lakes located in Lakeland, Florida welcomes dogs, and their humans, boasting affordable pre-owned manufactured homes, with the option to lease or buy, and vacant sites available for new models. These beautiful homes are crafted in a factory controlled environment to ensure the highest quality, and lasting durability so residents can make memories for years to come. Low maintenance, and spacious with cathedral ceilings, and gourmet style kitchens, Cypress Lakes has changed the way consumers view manufactured homes versus traditional brick, and mortar construction. This welcoming community brings the outdoors in, with options for golf, lakefront, or conservation views that showcase the area’s lush scenery, and Florida’s fantastic year round climate.

Hunterdon Creekside – New Pulte Community Opening This Fall!

Pulte Homes is excited to announce New Jersey’s newest 55+ community of Hunterdon Creekside set to open this fall with buyers able to move in early 2018. Crafted with Pulte’s consumer driven Life Tested designs, this grand community will feature 137 single family homes, and 109 townhomes with first-floor owners suites. Located in the charming small town of Raritan, modern living meets rich heritage showcasing beautiful colonial architecture, and historic landmarks for a trip down memory lane.

Imagine a home that’s been customized to suit your lifestyle in a town designed to meet your every need. Pulte Homes has taken feedback from real prospective buyers and woven these ideas, and innovations into every corner of their homes. The community of Hunterdon Creekside is strategically designed for how active adults want to live, dream, and have fun, with resort style amenities geared towards living a healthy, and engaged lifestyle. This Garden State gem will feature an elegant gated entrance and offer luxurious amenities including a clubhouse at the heart of it all, a fitness center, an outdoor pool surrounded by covered seating areas, tennis courts, and more!

Overture Kierland Coming to Scottsdale 2018!

An overture defines a beginning, a start of something, and for residents of Overture Kierland, it’s the first part of living the carefree lifestyle they’ve always dreamed of. The sun-drenched city of Scottsdale, Arizona will soon be home to the luxurious, age restricted community of Overture Kierland. Near Scottsdale Promenade, and Kierland Commons, this prime location will have everything active adults could ever need right at their fingertips. This vibrant rental community will feature 171 maintenance-free apartment homes and an exhaustive list of exciting upscale amenities

The unique Soul program provides convenient services, and opportunities for Boomers to connect, and savor a carefree lifestyle. With home maintenance providing peace of mind, Lyft transportation services, and complimentary, delicious Sunday brunches, Overture Kierland inspires a resort style experience. The amenities offered are virtually limitless and embrace whole body health from the Flex fitness center, Namaste yoga studio, and nutritional education, to fueling the mind with computer software classes that prove to learn something new is ageless. Residents will have a full social calendar with the book, and crafting clubs, cooking classes, happy hour, and an on-site salon to try a new look! Overture Kierland approaches active adult living in a way that sparks creativity and brings people closer together.

Home Designs That Don’t Show Their Age

Sometimes blending in with the crowd is a good thing, and when it comes to 55+ living, today’s home designs have changed the way buyers view “retirement” communities. While 55+ communities do provide aging with grace home features, they’re designed in such a seamless, and modern way that they just become part of the home, rather than a glaring reminder of getting older. A major factor when marketing to active adult homebuyers is providing the accommodations, and technology they may need down the road while offering ageless functionality.

The advantage to choosing an active lifestyle community versus embarking on a future renovation product is the builder has already done the homework. They know what boomers and retirees need now, and in the years ahead incorporating these features into the home’s framework. Outside of the cost saving aspect of purchasing a home already equipped with everything the homeowner needs, many communities also provide exterior maintenance services allowing for a carefree lifestyle without labor intensive yard-work.