Category Archives: Active Adult Communities

Ottawa Named One of Canada’s Best Cities for Boomers

What makes a city age-friendly? It’s a destination that offers everything someone would need to live a dynamic, and active lifestyle. A place that’s ready when you are regardless of age. ’Named one of the top cities to retire by Moneysense, and CBS News, Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, Ontario ranks high for livability, culture, and accessibility to services. Located on the Quebec border, Ottawa is a vibrant city that is proud of its heritage and offers endless opportunities to explore the picturesque scenic beauty and experience its urban cityscape.

According to the Council on Aging of Ottawa, seniors make up the city’s fastest growing demographic but don’t let the word senior fool you. Ottawa’s boomers and retirees hold the key to longevity and are more active than ever thanks to world-class healthcare, and access to an abundance of indoor/outdoor recreation. This city was designed to accommodate the needs of active adults providing affordable housing, convenient public transportation, and offers exciting events, and activities to stay socially engaged. Out of 300 cities, Forbes listed Ottawa the fourth cleanest city worldwide which is evident in its pristine outdoor spaces, and walkable downtown areas. Boasting a low crime rate, this Canadian gem offers peace of mind and a family friendly environment.

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.

Williams Mill Coming Soon to Music City!

In Nashville, Tennessee, Southern heritage runs deep, scenic beauty is everywhere, and affordable living makes it an idyllic place to call home. 55+ homebuyers will soon have even more to love with the new community of Williams Mill beginning construction in 2018. Since 1983, Nashville-based builder Goodall Homes has focused on designing homes with unique features that cater to what buyers want, in a location that’s hard to beat. Empty nesters and retirees will not only enjoy endless entertainment, and recreation, but Nashville’s tax friendly economy, and reasonable cost of living appeals to budget-conscious baby boomers.

Williams Mill will have 125 single story courtyard cottages priced from the $300’s that boast intimate outdoor spaces where residents can take advantage of Nashville’s moderate year round weather in the privacy of their own retreat setting. With approximately 1,475 square feet of spacious living area and a two-car garage, buyers will find innovative features including zero-step entries, and wide doorways designed to accommodate residents, and guests of all ages. This low maintenance, age restricted neighborhood will provide a peer community atmosphere along with gracious lifestyle amenities including a clubhouse, walking trails, and a community garden.

Experience the Magic of Old Pueblo

For the love of all things outdoors, with a nest egg friendly economy, one city has topped the charts as one of the best retirement destinations by Forbes, and AARP. Tucson, Arizona made the honor roll for boomers, and retirees boasting affordability, quality medical care, and exciting outdoor recreation. While most people associate Arizona with arid desert, and record heat, Tucson captivates with its mystical saguaro studded landscape, and spectacular rugged wilderness, to inspire a spirit of adventure.

With roots in the mining industry, and a rich cultural heritage from its Native American traditions to Spanish influences, Tucson brings the Old West to the modern age with historic attractions, and landmarks paired with high-end shopping centers, casinos, and wellness spas. Whether it’s watching the sun rise over the Sonoran Desert while taking an invigorating hike, or mountain biking through one five mountain ranges, active adults will find Tucson an amazing place to explore the outdoors and nurture a healthy lifestyle. Over forty golf courses from the Gallery Golf Club to the elite Omni Tucson National Golf Club are certain to challenge, and delight golf enthusiasts of all levels with beautiful views, and resort-style settings.

Coming Soon! Del Webb Myrtle Beach

Living the dream on the coast will soon be a reality for active adults seeking the ultimate oceanfront destination. The highly anticipated opening of Del Webb Myrtle Beach is projected for February 2018 and will be adding, even more, grandeur to the breathtaking 2,200-acre master planned community of Grand Dunes in South Carolina. Sea breezes and affordable living make Myrtle Beach a hot spot for boomers and retirees who want the waterfront lifestyle without the hefty price tag. As an industry leader in the active adult community market, Del Webb has continued to impress 55+ homebuyers with innovative home designs, and technologies, as well as the gracious amenities buyers, have come to expect.

With a projected 524 homes upon completion, this luxurious coastal community will feature six single-family home designs ranging in size from 1,656-2,565 square feet that will bring the outdoors in thanks to oversized windows, and open concept floor plans. 2-4 bedrooms and 2-4 baths provide ample space for guests, and the opportunity to transform spare rooms into home offices, or workout studios. Buyers have a chance to make it their own with options for lofts, attic spaces, and private suites. The proof is in the details from kitchen islands with breakfast bars, extra wide sliding doors, and hardwood floors along with gorgeous fireplaces, and tray ceilings.

Why Do Active Adults Love Wilmington, NC?

Wilmington, North Carolina offers a vibrant coastal lifestyle all year. Whether you want to live in a planned community filled with amenities or on an island, you’re never far from the action.

When you first think of Wilmington, you probably think “beach”, but USA Today readers voted it “Best American Riverfront”. Since the article was written, The Riverwalk has almost doubled in size and offers great restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. – USA Today

If you enjoy the great outdoors, Wilmington, North Carolina won’t disappoint. On the whole, the residents are very active and fit. The birding opportunities on foot or by kayak are endless. The River to Sea Bikeway is a 20 mile round trip from downtown to Wrightsville Beach http://www.rivertoseabikeway.com/. It’s perfect for both the casual rider and the biking enthusiast. You’ll cruise by historic downtown, ride past The Children’s Museum, through the beautiful UNCW campus, by the Arboretum and Airlie Gardens, and find yourself at Johnnie Mercer’s Pier in Wrightsville Beach. Not a biker? You’ll have your pick of opportunities to join in on tennis, swimming, golfing, surfing, yoga, and of course Pickleball. If you aren’t into exercise, you’ll certainly want to take advantage of eating outside almost any time of the year.