Category Archives: 55+ Homes

seniors with pet dog

Importance of Pets for Healthy Happy Senior Living

As we grow older, the need to feel loved and cared for, and to feel appreciated and needed will heighten but not dwindle. Although the family may provide us with these feelings and emotions, one of the best ways of feeling needed and appreciated is by having a pet. These pets can come in canine or feline forms but there are also other pet options. Whether you raise a cat or a dog or a bird or any other pet, they are dependent on their owners for their lives and in return, they provide their owners with the feelings that they are needed, loved, and appreciated. Apart from these feelings, pets add to the lifestyle of any human, whether or not they are seniors.

Maintenance-free living

Help for Seniors to Deal with Winter Aches and Pains

Extra soreness and pain is almost guaranteed in senior lives during the cold winter months. If you have arthritis, welcome to the world of pain. Apart from arthritis pain, you may be plagued with colds, flus, and all other ailments that occur in winter. Although winter is a time of joy, your aches and pains can significantly hamper your joy towards the season. So, are you ready to give in and feel sick or would you wish to battle it out and come out winning?

Trilogy Orlando by Shea Homes

Find Out What’s New at Trilogy Orlando

If you’ve ever been to one of those all-inclusive resorts with the spa bathrooms and endless counter space, then welcome home to Trilogy’s ultra luxurious neighborhood. Celebrating the opening of its new Capri and Connect models, Trilogy Orlando has turned up the volume on one of Florida’s most upscale 55+ communities. Age is all relative around here as you find yourself so actively engaged that downtime is planning your next social event, and with a home exquisitely designed for entertaining, you’ll be in vacation mode all year long.

If you’re a Florida transplant you’ll soon discover how much house the Sunshine State offers for your money, and these homes are priced to sell. Part of the Freedom 40 collection, the 1,862 square foot Connect floor plan starts at $252,990 with ample space for entertaining. Holiday visitors and weekend guests have plenty of elbow room with 3-bedrooms, 2-baths, and a spacious 2 car garage. The beautiful 1,540 square foot Capri model part of the Villa Cortile Collection, boasts a 2-bedroom, 2-bath layout, and is also affordably priced at $224,990 with an opportunity to transform the extra space into a home office, workout studio or a cozy retreat for family and friends. Both the Capri and Connect have a timeless appeal with vast island kitchens that flow into airy great rooms, luxurious private baths, designer finishes and copious amounts of storage. The standout feature in each home is secluded outdoor living space including tranquil covered lanais, and patios that look out onto lush landscaping and blue skies.

Plan Your Next Staycation at Verandah

The Danes call it ‘hygge’ some call it a stay-cation, but whatever defines the feeling of home, we can all agree that “staying in” is the new “going out” – or at least that’s how the residents of Verandah see it. An active adult community nestled up against Southwest Florida’s Orange River just fifteen minutes from Fort Myers, Verandah by Kolter can be summed up in two words – all-inclusive. Even the poshest resort can’t match the convenience of having it all at your fingertips whether it’s water sports, going out to lunch or meeting friends on an award-winning 36-hole golf course. Nightlife and spin classes? It’s all on-site.

Planned communities like Verandah focus on building not just beautiful homes, but a lifestyle that nurtures the health and social vitality of residents. With all the sports activities, fitness classes and outdoor recreation offered, staying active has never been this fun. River Village, otherwise known as the neighborhood retreat, goes from cardio to cocktails on the dance floor with everything from on-trend spin classes to spa services to innovations like Har-Tru tennis courts featuring unique clay surfaces that are both joint friendly and slow the ball for precise game-play. Outdoorsy types can grab a paddle and a kayak and head out to the Orange River boat launch, or experience what it feels like to drive it like an A-Lister with members only tee times at Old Orange or Whispering Oak golf courses- both rated in the top 25 by Golf Advisor, and voted #1 by Veranda’s golf pros.

On The Greens - Manufactured Homes

Welcome to “On The Greens” Where Your Best Life Comes Manufactured

You deserve to retire in style -so whether your homebuying dreams include a wrap-around porch or space to entertain, the active adult community of On the Greens is putting the fab back in prefabricated. A far cry from the trailer on wheels you remembered as a kid, the craftsmanship of these beautiful manufactured homes takes the term “mobile home” and turns it on its ear. Not only do these custom homes rival their brick and mortar counterparts, but the engaging all-inclusive lifestyle offered makes this neighborhood a fantastic option as a primary residence or snowbird retreat.

Set amongst Sedona’s rust-hued rocks, and watchful eye of Mingus Mountain, Cottonwood is the perfect setting for 55 or better residents to bask in Arizona’s incredible year-round weather while being close to activities and entertainment – essential to any active lifestyle! This close-knit community features a collection of pre-owned, and new models, with options for 2-3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and spacious garages or carports. Architectural details such as nine-foot ceilings, granite countertops, recessed lighting, and elegant crown molding give a modern, yet timeless finish to each floor plan and age-friendly features including generously sized entryways take the hassle out of future renovations.

SpringHouse Village Utah

SpringHouse Village by OakwoodLife

If you’re looking for a new home where you can scale down but not slow down, SpringHouse Village is worth a visit. It’s a resort-style living community for the 55 and better homeowner and is now selling homesites in Utah. Located in South Jordan, within the master-planned community of Daybreak, SpringHouse Village offers an active and healthy lifestyle with a long list of amenities.

One major amenity is the private Spring House – a 10,000-square-foot community center that will soon feature a state-of-the-art fitness center, movement studio, locker rooms, several multi-purpose rooms for classes and gatherings, and a large entertainment kitchen. Schedule to open in 2019, homeowners will also find an outdoor pool and spa, covered patios, a fire pit, and bocce ball and pickleball courts. There are miles of walking, hiking and biking trails to enjoy and Daybreak’s own Oquirrh Lake.

Barley Woods, The Villas of Fredericksburg

Barley Woods Makes New Introductions

Barley Woods – The Villas of Fredericksburg by Cornerstone, has recently introduced exciting additions to an already vibrant, boutique community. Located in historic Fredericksburg, Barley Woods represents quintessential Virginia – warm, inviting, and the social heartbeat of the city – the perfect place to pour a glass of southern hospitality. Maintenance free, and surrounded by natural beauty, this 55+ community is home to a new paired-home model, thoughtful outdoor amenities, and a newly opened clubhouse. Steeped in rich history, and brimming with culture, and activity, the city of Fredericksburg is a textbook example of location location location.

Part of Barley Wood’s paired-home collection, the new Caroline model epitomizes elegance. This gorgeous single-story design is generously sized around 1,748 square feet and exudes warmth and charm. Practicality meets high end aesthetic as an inviting great room with fireplace, large island kitchen, flex room, and generous storage blends seamlessly with age-in-place features that include step-free thresholds, seated showers, and raised vanities. Of course, nothing says southern living like outdoor entertaining, and this home has it all. An expression of European elegance, homebuyers will have their own private courtyard to host parties or unwind after a busy day, along with a covered outdoor patio, and a sunroom to soak in all those warm summer evenings.

Lennar 55 plus active adult community

Lennar’s Heritage Solaire Reinvents Age Friendly Living

Who wouldn’t want to live in a home where Everything’s Included? Making sure every last detail is as flawless and innovative as it gets is the Lennar gold standard, and exactly what 55+ buyers will discover about its newest community, Heritage Solaire. Located in the historic town of Roseville, less than 20 miles outside of Sacramento, this dynamic master-planned community has incorporated Lennar’s recent Thoughtful Design program to combine aging in place functionality with the latest interior design trends – promoting carefree, active living.

Heritage Solaire is a resort-inspired community with three beautiful neighborhoods, Eclipse, Larissa and Meridian, each featuring four single-story designs that range in size from 1,246 to 2,766 square feet, and are priced from the low $400’s to mid $500’s. In addition to timeless elegance, every home is turn-key and updated with Everything’s Included features, from energy efficient appliances, and fixtures, hands-free home automation, and green building standards, to high-quality flooring options and beautiful quartz, or granite countertops.