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Creekside at Bethpage Is Living the Resort Life

For homes that look like an HGTV after photo, with a mile long schedule of exciting activities look no further than Creekside at Bethpage. This exciting 55+ community located within the highly desirable Raleigh-Durham metro area is a North Carolina charmer that combines an atmosphere of scenic beauty, and resort style living with urban amenities, and endless social opportunities. Home to 650 sites featuring four Ranch Editions, and beautiful single story townhomes, Creekside at Bethpage is like being on vacation every day of the week.

Home is where memories are made, and dreams are inspired which is why AV Homes designed each model to have an open, and airy layout filled with natural light, and elegant detailing from the crown molding, to the high-end countertops, and flooring. These gorgeous homes are available in 2-bedroom, and 2-2.5 bath floor plans each with spacious two car garages. Buyers will love walking into their open living, and dining spaces with options for elegant built-in shelving, breakfast bars, and retreat to their luxurious large master suites. Maintenance free landscaping, and spacious outdoor entertainment areas with options for covered patios, and fire pits give homeowners the freedom to entertain guests without the hassle of weekend yard-work.

Spokane Keeps the Winter Magic Alive

Warm weather retreats get all the attention this time of year, but some cities are so enchanting during the winter months that snowbirds may want to stay put. The Northwest city of Spokane Washington is one such destination known for its wintery charm and reputation for outdoor living. Named one of the best places to retire by Time Magazine, and a haven for active retirees, Spokane has the curb appeal of a big city yet maintains its small-town character. As Washington’s second largest city, 55+ residents don’t have to go far to find an abundance of amenities, entertainment, and affordable real estate. Northwest living is living as close to nature as possible, and from skiing to snowmobiling, winter in Spokane is an experience not to be missed.

Strolling along the tranquil riverbank, or witnessing the power of Spokane Falls, the natural beauty of Riverfront Park runs through the heart of the city, and when temperatures dip below freezing, a winter utopia awaits. The Ice Ribbon is a 650-foot paradise for ice skaters to meander in and out of frosted trees, take advantage of free skating lessons, and cozy up to a mug of hot chocolate around the fire pit. This iconic park is a postcard-worthy attraction home to the forty mile Centennial Trail, and Spokane River that turns a casual jog, or bike ride into a sensory experience.

Ring In the New Year With an Encore

If you’re ready for a fresh start where the sun shines all year long, and lifelong friendships are made, AV Home’s newest 55+ community of Encore might be the perfect fit. Nestled within the beautiful master-planned community of Eastmark, this age-restricted enclave has everything active adults could ever dream up right at home. Located east of Phoenix in Mesa, Arizona, seasonal snowbirds, and year-round residents will find an all-inclusive resort style community designed to leave a lasting impression.

Construction of Encore began in 2015 with the goal of 973 homes upon completion. Earning nine awards from the National Association of Home Builders, AV Home’s commitment to excellence is evident from the moment you walk in the door. Encore features a four series design concept the Composer, Director, Producer, and Executive collections each featuring beautiful floor-plans starting in the $200’s, and boasting generous square footage. Low maintenance landscaping compliments Arizona’s desert climate, and options for Spanish-Colonial, Tuscan, Craftsman, and ranch style exteriors cater to every taste. Today’s 55 or better homebuyers desire homes that are built to evolve with them, and these modern, yet classic layouts feature age-friendly innovations that blend seamlessly into the overall design and offer timeless finishes. Flex spaces provide convenient functionality as home offices, or hobby areas, and spacious great rooms, and open kitchens are the ideal setting to host gatherings

Del Webb Brings Resort Living to Tampa Bay

What Florida bound snowbirds, and sun-loving baby boomers are putting on their must-have lists is affordability, quality of living, and a 55+ community that hits the mark in terms of style, and outstanding amenities. 2018 will be an exciting year for these active adults in the market for their dream home with the anticipated construction of Del Webb Bexley coming to Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Located northwest of Tampa named the 7th top city to retire by Bankrate.com, and within driving distance to Florida’s Gulf Coast shoreline, this Pasco County community will provide an unbeatable, all-inclusive lifestyle. With an expected 850 homes upon completion, and taking its design cues from discerning 55+ buyers, Del Webb has once again exceeded expectation.

Active adult buyers will find 489 acres of resort style living, and a community that caters to their every whim from hobby clubs, and sports activities, to access to one of Florida’s most desirable metro areas. This serene, gated community will feature a three series home design concept, Gardens, Estates, and Classics with each model showcasing modern, luxurious floor-plans, and energy-saving innovations. This beautiful age-restricted neighborhood will be a welcome addition to the 1,200-acre master-planned community of Bexley and be well suited to the boomers, and retirees that crave an engaging, on the go lifestyle. 55+ residents can hike, or bike along ten miles of scenic trails, explore tranquil nature preserves, and plans for a community garden and 17,000 square foot clubhouse will be the icing on this resort-style experience.

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Vail Is Nothing Short of Extraordinary

Wandering through alpine villages surrounded by fallen snow, twinkling lights, and a majestic snow capped mountain evokes visions of old world Switzerland, but this prized European inspired town can be experienced without a passport. Attracting visitors from all over the world, Vail Colorado is undoubtedly the most beloved ski resort town in the U.S, and is an absolute highlight for winter sports enthusiasts, and holiday travelers. Nestled amongst the Colorado Rockies, this breathtaking destination is best known as a mecca for avid skiers, and snowboarders, but if hitting the slopes isn’t your thing, Vail offers an abundance of year round activities from magical sleigh rides, and ice skating, to panoramic hiking trails.

Standing at an awe inspiring 11,570 feet at its peak, Vail Mountain is an evergreen studded paradise with more than 5,300 of varied terrain for outdoor lovers of all skill levels from advanced downhill skiers, to cross country beginners. Vail Village is at the heart of this small town where visitors will find primary ski lift access, the legendary Vail Ski Resort, and storybook streets lined with fine restaurants, unique shops, and day spas. The nearby villages of Lionshead, and Golden Peak also provide a gateway to the mountain along with luxurious lodging, ice rinks, and beautiful residential neighborhoods. A brilliant public transportation system runs past midnight giving visitors a convenient way to get around, and keeps its charming streets congestion free.

Give Your Retirement the Royal Treatment

Ever come home after a vacation wishing you’d taken the room service with you? Combine everything you love about a posh resort, and a high end 55+ community, and you have Canvas Valley Forge. If move-in help, and grocery shopping service sounds too good to be true, sit back and relax, this one’s the real deal. Luxury communities like this are designed to cater to the boomer who’s spent the better part of life working hard for themselves, and their family, giving them the carefree lifestyle they deserve. Located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, these gorgeous apartment homes have the convenience of smaller scale living without sacrificing comfort, and style.

If amenities had a grading scale, this Valley Forge location would be off the charts. Canvas has a list of activities not seen in many towns let alone an active adult community including a fitness center, community garden, infinity pool, and a Makers Space for woodwork, and mechanics. An on site salon keeps residents looking their best, ready to meet for a party in the courtyard, or a meal at the demo kitchen followed by a gathering in the private dining room. Humans aren’t the only ones being pampered, this pet friendly community also offers a dog park, and even a pet spa to freshen up after a rough, and tumble frisbee session.

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Millsboro Captures Old Fashioned Values

As much as we love the bright lights, and vibrant energy of the big city, it’s the simple, small-town ambiance many of us associate with “home.” One Delaware city has the best of both worlds, being close enough to the action, yet still retains that Ozzie & Harriet sense of community. Rural, and progressive, Millsboro is a small gem of a town that everyone needs to know about. It’s one of those places you can pop into the hardware store or the grocery market, and people know you by name versus just one in a crowd. It’s a quiet city, but the locals consider it an ideal place to put down roots.

Founded in 1792, Millsboro’s agricultural industry thrived for more than century and continues to be a major economic contributor to this day. This Sussex County charmer is located in Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, Maryland with U.S Route 113 providing easy access to all the cities in between. Boasting no sales tax, low property taxes, and overall affordability, it comes as no surprise Millsboro is a fantastic destination for boomers and retirees. For someone seeking an exciting all-inclusive lifestyle, the 55+ community of Independence by Schell Brothers is just one of the many reasons why active adults love living here. With a 24,000 square foot clubhouse, exciting amenities, and lively happy hours, this community is a prime example of the quality of life that awaits in Millsboro.

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This Extreme Sport Takes Boomers to New Heights

The term “second youth” is more than just a buzzword that defines the baby boomer generation. These go-getters have spent decades planning for what they’d consider the best years of their lives, and there’s no limit to what they’re dreaming up. Reinventing their parent’s retirement is what they do best, and today’s boomers are taking on everything from advanced degrees to skydiving? Yes, hardcore sports may not be for the faint of heart, but older adults are proving that the sky’s the limit.

If making the leap into the wild blue yonder with a parachute in tow sounds a bit too extreme, companies like SkyVenture Arizona are taking the adventure inside.  For anyone wanting to learn, or craving the adrenaline boost without braving the real thing, indoor skydiving venues are a fantastic way to experience this type of extreme sport while in a controlled environment. Whether someone is a first-timer or an experienced flyer, places like SkyVenture cater to all levels of expertise offering specialized coaching from basic maneuvers to advanced aerial skills.