Experience the Magic of Old Pueblo

For the love of all things outdoors, with a nest egg friendly economy, one city has topped the charts as one of the best retirement destinations by Forbes, and AARP. Tucson, Arizona made the honor roll for boomers, and retirees boasting affordability, quality medical care, and exciting outdoor recreation. While most people associate Arizona with arid desert, and record heat, Tucson captivates with its mystical saguaro studded landscape, and spectacular rugged wilderness, to inspire a spirit of adventure.

With roots in the mining industry, and a rich cultural heritage from its Native American traditions to Spanish influences, Tucson brings the Old West to the modern age with historic attractions, and landmarks paired with high-end shopping centers, casinos, and wellness spas. Whether it’s watching the sun rise over the Sonoran Desert while taking an invigorating hike, or mountain biking through one five mountain ranges, active adults will find Tucson an amazing place to explore the outdoors and nurture a healthy lifestyle. Over forty golf courses from the Gallery Golf Club to the elite Omni Tucson National Golf Club are certain to challenge, and delight golf enthusiasts of all levels with beautiful views, and resort-style settings.

Coming Soon! Del Webb Myrtle Beach

Living the dream on the coast will soon be a reality for active adults seeking the ultimate oceanfront destination. The highly anticipated opening of Del Webb Myrtle Beach is projected for February 2018 and will be adding, even more, grandeur to the breathtaking 2,200-acre master planned community of Grand Dunes in South Carolina. Sea breezes and affordable living make Myrtle Beach a hot spot for boomers and retirees who want the waterfront lifestyle without the hefty price tag. As an industry leader in the active adult community market, Del Webb has continued to impress 55+ homebuyers with innovative home designs, and technologies, as well as the gracious amenities buyers, have come to expect.

With a projected 524 homes upon completion, this luxurious coastal community will feature six single-family home designs ranging in size from 1,656-2,565 square feet that will bring the outdoors in thanks to oversized windows, and open concept floor plans. 2-4 bedrooms and 2-4 baths provide ample space for guests, and the opportunity to transform spare rooms into home offices, or workout studios. Buyers have a chance to make it their own with options for lofts, attic spaces, and private suites. The proof is in the details from kitchen islands with breakfast bars, extra wide sliding doors, and hardwood floors along with gorgeous fireplaces, and tray ceilings.

Diving Into The Summer Housing Market

As we make the shift into late spring, early summer, there’s a communal feeling of renewal, and awakening that comes with later sunsets, warm weather, and gardens coming to life. For many of us, the transition unearths goals, and aspirations we made for the new year giving them a new burst of energy whether it was getting fit, launching a new career, or perhaps finding the perfect home? As things heat up outside, so does the housing market, and for 55+ active adults looking for their dream home this busy season requires some savvy shopping tactics.

Act Fast
According to Realtor.com, March-July is prime time for homebuyers with spring, and summer months boosting home inventory, but buyer beware because with an increased supply comes an increased demand. It’s not uncommon to walk into a home that’s been on the market for two hours to find out it already has a half dozen offers on the table. Keep your options open, and be prepared to dish out your bargaining chips on “the one,” or be ok with exploring other possibilities. Depending on the situation, a personalized letter to the seller, or builder can help stake your claim on the home you love.

Why Do Active Adults Love Wilmington, NC?

Wilmington, North Carolina offers a vibrant coastal lifestyle all year. Whether you want to live in a planned community filled with amenities or on an island, you’re never far from the action.

When you first think of Wilmington, you probably think “beach”, but USA Today readers voted it “Best American Riverfront”. Since the article was written, The Riverwalk has almost doubled in size and offers great restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. – USA Today

If you enjoy the great outdoors, Wilmington, North Carolina won’t disappoint. On the whole, the residents are very active and fit. The birding opportunities on foot or by kayak are endless. The River to Sea Bikeway is a 20 mile round trip from downtown to Wrightsville Beach http://www.rivertoseabikeway.com/. It’s perfect for both the casual rider and the biking enthusiast. You’ll cruise by historic downtown, ride past The Children’s Museum, through the beautiful UNCW campus, by the Arboretum and Airlie Gardens, and find yourself at Johnnie Mercer’s Pier in Wrightsville Beach. Not a biker? You’ll have your pick of opportunities to join in on tennis, swimming, golfing, surfing, yoga, and of course Pickleball. If you aren’t into exercise, you’ll certainly want to take advantage of eating outside almost any time of the year.

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.