Category Archives: Baby Boomers

Phoenix Arizona Skyline at Night. Full Moon Over Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

Suburban Living With the Volume Turned Up

Arizona is known for balmy summer breezes, breathtaking Sonoran Desert views, and the kind of on the go lifestyle baby boomers crave. A suburb of the sun-drenched city of Phoenix, Peoria is a fast growing community that’s taking “getting older” out of retirement living. Named one of the top 25 cities to retire by Forbes, this thriving desert community earned the spotlight for livability with its low cost of living, abundant outdoor activities, and exciting entertainment. Active adults will love this age-friendly city for all the ways they can get involved whether it’s joining a book club, going back to class, or taking up water skiing.

Venturing through mountain trails, and enjoying water recreation isn’t the first thing someone envisions when moving to the desert. Lake Pleasant is the go-to spot for everything from boating to jet skiing and features two marina’s, a restaurant, and an RV resort. West Wing and Sunrise Mountain offer a spectacular trail excursion for avid hikers, and mountain bikers to elevate their outdoor experience. With over 300 days of glorious sun, golf enthusiasts can get ahead of the game year-round at one of Peoria’s challenging courses including the Westbrook Village Golf Club Lakes Course, and Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia.

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.

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.

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.

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.