Category Archives: Baby Boomers

Upscale 55+ Living Coming Soon to Orange County

Coming late October to the trendy city of Brea, California, the good life awaits at Agave. Masterfully constructed by The New Home Company, this brand new 55+ community is nestled within the expansive master-planned community of La Floresta where generations converge to share gracious amenities, shops, and indoor/outdoor dining. Agave offers a luxurious collection of 80 low maintenance flats featuring generously sized single story layouts, convenient semi-private elevators, and an unbeatable location that highlights the best of Southern California.

This beautiful new community is part of the Buena Vida 55+ enclave, and offers the security of a gated entrance, along with exciting amenities including the Buena Vida Clubhouse that features a swimming pool, and recreation center, with convenient shopping, and dining nearby. The Village at La Floresta is home to major retailers including Whole Foods, as well as fitness centers, coffee shops, and eateries. Active adult residents will be able to take advantage of the activities, and amenities within the multi-generational community of La Floresta, from the Swim Clu to a network of winding trails for enjoying a stroll, or a bike ride.

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.

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.

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!

Whitewater Thrills at Royal Gorge

Adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers craving a taste of adventure guaranteed to take their breath away will find it on the whitewater terrain of Royal Gorge. It’s time to cross it off the bucket list, and grab a paddle because with names like Sledgehammer, and Boat Eater, these exhilarating rapids are not for the faint of heart. Located an hour from Colorado Springs, and two hours from Denver, this stretch of the Arkansas River is a spectacular destination for outdoor enthusiasts to get friends together and let nature take care of the rest.

Royal Gorge is designed for hardcore whitewater adventurers with class III-V rapids taking them on a wild ride through Colorado’s incredible scenery, with views of the area’s wildlife from the peregrine falcon to the majestic black bear. The gorge sits 1,000 feet below awe-inspiring cliffs, and spans nearly 1,000 feet in width, passing through the historic Royal Gorge Railroad, and Royal Gorge Bridge for 10 miles of sheer excitement. For those preferring a more low key rafting experience, Big Horn Sheep Canyon is ideal for beginners, and families with grade II-III rapids to navigate through passages at a lesser intensity. Whichever rafting immersion one chooses, the spirit of the wild flows through every wave, and around every corner.