Category Archives: Active Lifestyle

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.

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.

Friendships Are the Spice of Life

True friendship is finding those people who can stop by at a moment’s notice whether or not you did your hair that day, or cleaned the house. They are there when you’re at your best, and are there to lift your spirits at your worst. In today’s fast-paced technology-driven society, cultivating that Lucy and Ethel dynamic can feel like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack, but once you find it, the positive effect friends have on our physical, and emotional health is worth its weight in gold.

Sometimes peer pressure is a really good thing especially when a friend encourages you to join them at the gym, take an art class, or try a healthy recipe. Often when we’re in a rut, it can be hard to find the motivation to get some exercise, or even get out to mingle. We tend to take cues from our friends to get excited about trying something new, and if he or she is energized by their new fitness regime, it’s natural to want to follow suit! Singles especially can benefit from spending time with friends who get them out there, and have the potential to meet that special someone through the old “friend of a friend” routine.

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.

Healthy Living is the Heartbeat of Boulder

Boulder Colorado is synonymous with spectacular scenery, a focus on education, and most known for promoting a healthy lifestyle. Anyone who’s visited this city can say it doesn’t take much persuasion to get out into the mountain air. With views of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains and an undeniable energetic vibe, Boulder has a reputation for making an outdoor enthusiast out of just about anyone. Whether it’s hitting the slopes, or hiking the steepest summit, living the good life is savored one awe-inspiring view at a time. Named one of the best states to retire by CNN Money, Colorado is a haven for health nuts, artists, and anyone looking to put the “active” back into their daily life.

If someone in Boulder tells you to take a hike, the next question is where? From easy, to strenuous, hikers have 150 scenic trails to choose from, and the best part is being able to experience a fresh air adventure any time of year. The city sits 5,430 above sea level and boasts panoramic views of the Rockies, and the mystical Flatiron Mountains with over 300 days of sun for whatever outdoor adventure one can dream up. For someone with a passion for sports, and fitness, Boulder is at the top of the list for just about everything from cycling, and rock climbing, to kayaking, and cross-country skiing. Ranked one of the nation’s healthiest cities by USA Today, the opportunities to lead an active lifestyle are virtually limitless.

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.

Experience Vermont’s Storybook Charm

Sweet apples, cooler days, and rustling leaves encompass all things fall, and few places evoke the crisp, brilliance of the season like Vermont. Located near the Canadian border, Vermont is synonymous with autumnal glory from its spectacular foliage, and historic covered bridges, to the flowing maple syrup that makes this storybook region the darling of New England. Whether it’s a picturesque hike surrounded by a showcase of trees, or taking a walk down memory lane to explore art galleries, and museums, dreams of the perfect fall getaway start here.

Vermont is the idyllic setting for outdoor recreation from bike riding through quaint villages, to cross country skiing. Take a breathtaking zipline canopy tour with ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, hike the Mount Mansfield state forest trails, or spend a scenic day on the golf course in popular cities like Stowe, and Manchester. Vermont’s impressive landscape is the perfect venue for experiencing an exhilarating outdoor adventure, or taking the dog for a stroll along waterfront park trails.