Category Archives: Lifestyles

New Homes Old Charm at Primrose Hill

Today’s empty-nesters and retirees are craving beauty, efficiency, and plenty of space to live, and play. Craftmark Homes at Primrose Hill is a serene community in Annapolis Maryland that’s surrounded by lush scenery and features gorgeous new construction with Craftmark’s unsurpassed quality, and the classic appeal of Craftsman style architecture. A private drive leads to a peaceful enclave of homes where residents will find six single family homes, and nineteen townhomes with grand exteriors, and the very latest in eco-friendly design. Located near downtown Annapolis, Primrose hill is just minutes from a rich heritage, exciting nightlife, and a vibrant art scene.

The beauty of buying new versus resale is being the first build memories, and these homes are ready to impress. Buyers will be surrounded in luxury from gleaming hardwood flooring, solid maple cabinetry, and crown molding, to the top of the line appliances. Townhomes starting in the $400’s feature vast 3-4 bedroom, and 2-3 full with 1-2 half bath floor plans, nine-foot ceilings, and gourmet kitchens for the serious cook. Welcoming foyers, rec-rooms, and options for a deck, and fireplace create the ideal sanctuary. Single family homes with prices starting in the $600’s offer buyers the option of 2-3 full with one-half bath, 4 bedrooms, and spacious great rooms to host family and friends. Ownership suites boast cathedral ceilings, walk-in closets, and floor plans with a second-floor laundry room. Two car garages provide enough room for storage or even a workshop! This premier builder is known for its Craftmark Green innovations from cost saving energy efficient technologies, to responsibly sourced building materials, and xeriscape landscaping designed to use less water.

The Desert Community With a Retro Vibe

The RV lifestyle appeals to many 55+ retirees because it allows them the freedom to travel from place to place, caters to a love of the outdoors, and can be an affordable alternative to a traditional retirement home. RV resort communities across the country provide the ambiance of living in a neighborhood, and many offer the amenities available in a typical 55+ active adult community. At Arizona RV Resorts, mobile home, and RV sites give the option of taking your adventure on the road, enjoy a weekend getaway, or making it your next home.

Ironwood, Apache Junction is a close-knit community with a nostalgic flair. Home to 58 mobile homes, and 43 RV sites, Ironwood offers the perfect place to hang your hat whether it’s just for the night, or you’re planning on sticking around. Renting is a fantastic option that gives active adults the freedom to come, and go as they please, and this community has the best of both worlds in terms of affordability, and an abundance of amenities you won’t find in most mobile communities. RV sites have the option of paying reasonable daily, weekly, monthly, or annual rates, with mobile homes ranging from $430 per month for single-wides to $445 for doubles. Electricity, sewer, and taxes are included, as well as free Wifi for a truly affordable lifestyle.

The Hottest Destinations to Chill Out This Summer

Ahh summer vacation. With schools gearing up for the most anticipated time of year, the sounds of early morning sprinklers, and lively pool parties are fast upon us. If you thought summer adventures were just for kids, think again. Boomers and retirees love their fair share of concerts in the park, drippy ice cream cones, and backyard barbecues, and there are plenty of sizzling destinations to relive those carefree vibes.

Palm Springs, California
Home to the Coachella Valley, A-listers, and luxurious resorts, this desert oasis is the ultimate snowbird destination. Affluent, and stunning, this Southern California paradise boasts views of the San Jacinto, and Santa Rosa mountains, along with over 300 days of glorious sunshine. Foodies and retail mavens will find a variety of restaurants from eclectic, to upscale, unique shops, retail outlets, and glitzy casinos. Whether it’s exploring art galleries, golf resorts, or experiencing the great outdoors, there’s no need to be a celebrity to vacation in style.

Beautiful Apartment Homes Affinity at Loveland

Affinity defines a fondness, affection, a leaning toward, which is exactly how active adults will feel about life at Affinity at Loveland. This vibrant 55+ rental community has changed the lens on the which residents view apartment life by offering an energetic lifestyle, and elegant homes. Located just 45 minutes from Denver, against the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, Loveland is within walking distance to just about anywhere, and outdoor enthusiasts will find Colorado a paradise for everything from hiking to whitewater rafting. These beautiful rental units provide all the comfort one would need in a home, but with the volume turned up in terms of finishes, and access to exciting amenities.

Affinity gives residents the ease of making one monthly payment that includes everything from utilities to Wifi. Apartments rates range from $1285-$1895, with a choice of floor plans from one bath studios starting at 495 square feet, and spacious two bed two bath options up to 1,030 square feet. Attention to detail can be seen throughout each home with high-end finishes including elegant cabinetry, designer floors, fixtures, and some units with a mobile kitchen island. Bathrooms boast plenty of storage and even offer a laundry closet with a designated folding space. Forget the laundromat as tenants have the luxury of their own washer, and dryer and fully equipped kitchens with all appliances included.

New England Charm Awaits at Woodstone Crossing

Nothing defines east coast living like Massachusetts. Steeped in rich culture, and iconic landmarks, 55+ retirees will find this New England gem to be a haven for experiencing a vibrant, and active lifestyle. Located within the growing city of Union Point just 20 minutes from Boston, the charming community of Woodstone Crossing in South Weymouth is officially in the pre-selling stages. Developed by Pulte Homes, these elegant condos feature innovative design elements, luxurious interiors, and gracious amenities from elevator service, to fresh air activities

For over 65 years, Pulte has been in the business of designing homes built for style, comfort, and creating memories. Woodside Crossing has exceeded expectation with its low-maintenance, energy efficient construction that includes Pulte’s signature ten-year limited warranty, and brilliant interior features. With prices starting at $299,995, these beautiful homes range in size from 945-1,469 square feet and offer a 1-2 bed and bath options. Interiors boast the high-end finishes, and materials buyers crave from granite counter tops, and hardwood flooring to spacious master suites, eat-in kitchens, and oversized bathrooms. When family comes to visit, some models feature a flex room/den area, with open kitchens to provide plenty of space for entertaining.

What’s On the Outside Counts For Homebuyers

When exploring their home options, most baby boomers would agree the common denominator in finding the perfect sanctuary is an outdoor oasis. Before checking out the master suite, many potential buyers head straight for the backyard to see if they’ll have space for entertaining, a fenced area for the dog, and a lush lawn for stargazing. Notorious for fabulous year-round weather, destinations like Florida, California, and Arizona are where the demand for outdoor entertaining is practically a religion, and community designers are having to step up the challenge of building a lifestyle where active adults can easily make the transition from indoor living to relaxing in style outdoors.

The most desirable real estate is coveted for having oversized windows, and bright, open living areas why? People want their home flooded in natural lighting to feel closer to nature and have the earthy connection that comes with seeing trees rustling in the breeze. Taylor Morrison’s NEXT adventure homes are an idyllic representation of blending indoor/outdoor spaces with outdoor “living rooms” where even on a rainy day, relaxing in an easy chair is just as cathartic as lounging poolside in the heat of summer. Active adults expect their homes to be as beautiful on the outside as they are inside, and luxury builder Toll Brothers has outdoor living down to an art form with impressive outdoor features from expansive sliding glass doors, fireplaces, and spacious dining areas.

New Home Community Heritage at Cadence, NV

The Mojave Desert oasis of Henderson has earned kudos for being the second safest city to live according to Forbes, as well as being a member of AARP’s list of age-friendly communities. Offering a wealth of attractions, recreation, and affordable housing, it’s no surprise this hot spot for snowbirds, and retirees is also home to the new home community of Heritage at Cadence. Situated within the picturesque master planned community of Cadence, this premier community is uniquely designed from the guard gated entrance to Lennar’s thoughtful innovations, and signature design elements to indulge active adult buyers.

This expansive new home community features a 20,000 square foot recreation center designed with active adults in mind boasting an indoor, and outdoor resort style pool, exercise classes, a ballroom, billiard room, and more! Heritage has it’s very own cafe where 55+ residents can relax with a cappuccino after an invigorating workout, and provides plenty of space to host a gathering. Designed for the ideal lifestyle, Cadence gives residents an extensive array of fresh air amenities with a fifty-acre park, a bike share program, and an abundance of open areas to take a walk or enjoy a picnic.

New Community: Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch

Everything’s bigger and Texas, and Taylor Morrison’s newly opened Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch is no exception. Part of the master-planned community of Cross Creek Ranch, Bonterra is a lush, and breathtakingly beautiful community for active adults 55, and better. From the moment residents drive through the gates of Cross Creek Ranch, a resort style setting surrounded by native landscaping, and waterfront views await. Bonterra will feature 700 single family homes each designed with impressive architectural details, and innovative design elements inside, and out. Baby boomers and empty nesters will have the luxury of their own resort-inspired amenities as well as those within the master planned community of Cross Creek Ranch itself.

Located in the charming small town of Fulshear in Fort Bend County, active adult residents will be near unique shopping, and dining with the close-knit atmosphere this destination is known for. Just over 30 miles away, the metropolis of Houston offers exciting attractions and entertainment for a day trip or a night on the town. From sports venues to outdoor recreation, Fort Bend County, and Katy offer a wealth of activities from the Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center, and Equestrian Center, to Historic Downtown Richmond, and Brazos Bend State Park.