Category Archives: 55+ Homes

Give Your Retirement the Royal Treatment

Ever come home after a vacation wishing you’d taken the room service with you? Combine everything you love about a posh resort, and a high end 55+ community, and you have Canvas Valley Forge. If move-in help, and grocery shopping service sounds too good to be true, sit back and relax, this one’s the real deal. Luxury communities like this are designed to cater to the boomer who’s spent the better part of life working hard for themselves, and their family, giving them the carefree lifestyle they deserve. Located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, these gorgeous apartment homes have the convenience of smaller scale living without sacrificing comfort, and style.

If amenities had a grading scale, this Valley Forge location would be off the charts. Canvas has a list of activities not seen in many towns let alone an active adult community including a fitness center, community garden, infinity pool, and a Makers Space for woodwork, and mechanics. An on site salon keeps residents looking their best, ready to meet for a party in the courtyard, or a meal at the demo kitchen followed by a gathering in the private dining room. Humans aren’t the only ones being pampered, this pet friendly community also offers a dog park, and even a pet spa to freshen up after a rough, and tumble frisbee session.

NewStyle Communities

NewStyle Takes the Hassle Out of Home Maintenance

Rather than spend every Saturday morning working on your house, why not take a weekend getaway instead? NewStyle communities by Epcon Homes know what 55+ buyers want in a home offering the freedom of maintenance-free exteriors, along with high end, thoughtfully designed floor plans. Less time cleaning gutters means more time to savor the fulfilling, active lifestyle this home builder strives for. These days downsizing, and sitting back aren’t part of baby boomer vocabulary, and thanks to the innovative ways NewStyle makes “retirement” trendy, coming home has never looked this good.

With locations in North, and South Carolina, each of NewStyle’s five communities incorporates aging in place innovations that blend seamlessly into every design giving buyers the peace of mind knowing their home will be ready when they are. Zero entry showers, spacious doorways, and convenient single story layouts are both aesthetically pleasing, and will accommodate active adults both now, and in the future. Each beautiful home features a timeless, elegant brick exterior, a classic, modern layout, and is equipped with the most up to date finishes.

Trilogy at Polo Club

Trilogy’s Newest Clubhouse Offers Unique Luxury

Trilogy at The Polo Club has unveiled a new addition to this luxurious gated community with the grand opening of its 25,000 square foot clubhouse exquisitely designed with amenities that surpass even the most prestigious vacation resorts. Just over 20 miles from Palm Springs in the city of Indio, The Polo Club’s impressive architectural details, and one of a kind offerings has taken active adult living over the top. From palate-pleasing culinary delights to upscale gathering spaces, this lavish amenity center is like a community all its own. This well-appointed gated paradise offers breathtaking Santa Rosa Mountain views and the appeal of being on an extravagant vacation every day of the week.

From fitness fanatics to foodies, the Polo Club delivers on style, luxury, and one of a kind amenities. This social epicenter is the heart of the community, and where 55+ active adults will find an impressive array of unique activities, and entertainment. The Flow Strength and Movement Studio provide residents with whatever workout they’re in the mood for whether it’s a cardio sweat session, or something more restorative like Tai Chi or yoga. Workouts are always more fun with friends, and the group classes offered are energizing, and a great way to meet new people.

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.

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.

Meritage Sets the Gold Standard For Energy Efficiency

At Meritage Homes, state-of-the-art energy efficiency pairs with elegant design to create a lifestyle that’s both luxurious, and cost saving. Located in the sun-drenched city of Maricopa, Arizona, The Retreats at Province is a gorgeous destination for active adult living. With homes starting at $204,900, buyers will find an impressive array of amenities and innovative home features that offer high-end living at an affordable price. This outstanding 55+ resort style community gives active adults the luxury lifestyle they crave, with the cutting edge home technology that comes standard.

Perhaps the most desirable feature of Meritage Homes is the high-tech home automation package offering everything from weather sensing irrigation, and a video doorbell, to smart lock doors for the ultimate peace of mind. Buyers have four contemporary models to choose from ranging in size from 1,690-2,270 square feet, with uniquely beautiful exterior features including coach lights, covered front, and back porches, as well as the low maintenance practicality of xeriscape landscaping. These homes may have a small carbon footprint, but they’re big on interior design featuring large master suites with private baths, gourmet style kitchens equipped with Energy Star appliances, and spacious 2-3 car garage. One of a kind options include having a dedicated golf cart garage, and a special retreat area for four-legged residents.

Coming Soon: Pulte Homes Highcrest at Meadow Walk

The Bay State of Massachusetts encompasses what most people think the ideal New England lifestyle should be. Not only does it offer some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery, but the beautifully preserved historic monuments and friendly locals make it an ideal retirement destination. For boomers who prefer the convenience of low maintenance living, Pulte Homes will soon be rolling out the red carpet for 55+ homebuyers with the debut of Highcrest at Meadow Walk. Located in the small town of Sudbury, this elegant enclave of condos and townhomes is expected to begin construction this fall.

Downsizing, less maintenance, or desiring a second vacation home are just a few of the reasons baby boomers, and retirees are choosing condominium communities for their active lifestyles. Nestled within up and coming community of Meadow Walk, these generously sized condos, and townhouses will feature luxurious open floor plans, high-end finishes, and be conveniently located just 20 miles from the cultural city of Boston. Exciting plans for Meadow Walk are underway to include a 35,000 square foot retail center with Whole Foods Market now open, and plenty of walkable areas to enjoy a stroll or morning jog.

Is a Fixer Right For You?

One thing most homebuyers have in common is their desire for unique charm, and character. Out with the cookie cutter fixtures, and in with the refinished hardwoods, farmhouse sinks, and unique crown molding. It’s the kind of personality that often makes resale more appealing than new construction. The ideal remodeled home can come with a hefty price tag which is why many boomers and empty nesters are into the idea of rolling up their sleeves and turning a real estate rehab project, into the custom home of their dreams. While fixers aren’t everyone’s idea of retirement bliss, the payoff can certainly be worth it.

Purchasing a house in a less than turn key condition generally costs less, and gives the buyer some wiggle room to negotiate. Sellers may be more motivated to lower the price if they’re not having to deal with pre-sale repairs like replacing damaged carpets or window screens. On the flip side, spending less will mean spending more, so making sure there is enough money in the budget to renovate is the key to a successful investment. Take note of whether the home is a fixer-upper or a hazard. For someone who wants to revamp the entire home, but the state of disrepair involves mold or major structural issues, it may be a better idea to find something with better bones.