Category Archives: Age-Restricted

Venice, Florida: The Gulf City With Old World Charm

Enveloped by balmy Mexican Gulf breezes, this Southwest Florida oasis combines Mediterranean ambiance with an island getaway to Bermuda. Voted one of the top cities to retire by Forbes, Venice is a pedestrian-friendly, warm weather paradise where everything from shopping the farmers market to surfing can be enjoyed all year long. Home to more than a dozen active adult communities including Island Walk at West Village, and Plantation Golf and Country Club, Venice offers retirees and empty nesters a wide range of beautiful homes, and an all-inclusive lifestyle that snowbirds will want to stick around for.

Located in Sarasota County about an hour south of Tampa, this “City on the Gulf” stretches along miles of pristine coastline, so whether or not a home has a waterfront view, glittering waves are just minutes from just about anywhere. With 30 miles of bike trails, public tennis courts, and beautiful parks including Centennial Park, and the Venetian Waterway Park which runs along the Intracoastal Waterway, it’s no wonder the majority of Venice’s sunblock toting fitness gurus are 55 or better. Thanks to temperatures that rarely dip below 70 degrees, Golf is played 365 days a year at some of the area’s top-rated courses also featured by Golf Advisor, from the Venetian Golf and River Club to the Lake Venice Public Golf Club.

Now Taking Reservations: The Ridge at Paradise Valley Estates

If you thought life after 50 couldn’t get any better, 60+ living is about to get even sweeter. Located in Fairfield, California, The Ridge will be the newest addition to the master-planned community of Paradise Valley Estates. This unique neighborhood is designed to take active adults 60 and bolder through every phase of life, by offering an all-inclusive lifestyle from on-site healthcare, and dining, to an exciting array of social clubs, classes, and fitness amenities. Construction of this eight-acre community is expected to commence fall of this year for its 2020 grand opening, but it’s never too soon to start planning your next chapter. The Ridge is currently in the pre-selling stages, so now is the time to reserve your own Paradise Valley retreat.

The Ridge at Paradise Valley will include 70 maintenance free cottage homes, and villa apartments ranging from 1-2 bedrooms, and 2-2.5 baths. Cottage homes are a timeless style with a casual, intimate feel, making them a popular choice for buyers wanting that cozy factor, along with an efficient, spacious floor-plan, whereas for someone looking to downsize or purchase a vacation home, apartments offer the worry-free security of a multi-unit dwelling. Whichever style of abode prospective buyers choose, both will feature the latest contemporary finishes including stainless appliances, and high-quality countertops.

Del Webb at Chateau Elan

Chateau Elan Reinvents Ranch Style

Ranch style is the comeback home trend buyers can’t get enough of. A throwback to the 1930’s, this timeless design represents classic Americana, and features a relaxed single-level floorplan that makes it the ideal choice for boomers to age in place, and entertain in style. Anticipated to open May of 2018, Del Webb’s 55+ community of Chateau Elan in Hoschton Georgia, is turning up the volume on the classic ranch with an elegant selection of ten home designs, a host of fantastic amenities, and the best part? It’s all maintenance free.

These beautiful homes are available for pre-sale starting at $253,990, and range in size from 1,109 to 2,536 square feet with a 2-5 bedroom, and 1.5-4.5 bath options. Interiors feature distinct design elements from multi-use flex spaces, and luxurious owner’s suites, to relaxing sunrooms, gourmet kitchens, and inviting gathering rooms. Large windows let in plenty of natural light and provide serene views of the surrounding area. Maintenance free living means doing away with Saturday morning yard work to enjoy all this vibrant community has to offer. 55+ residents will find an array of amenities to suit any lifestyle with an 18,000 square foot clubhouse taking center stage, along with plenty of ways to stay fit including an indoor/outdoor pool, tennis, pickle-ball, and bocce courts, and a ballroom to polish their dance steps. As an added bonus, an on-site lifestyle director is available to help homeowners get the most out of their community experience, and stay socially engaged.

Gatherings of Lake Nona

Coming Soon! Gatherings of Lake Nona

When it comes to downsizing, purchasing a second home or simply wanting a carefree lifestyle, condominiums are an ideal choice. For retirees, and empty nesters living in the sun-drenched city of Orlando, the only thing they should be worrying about is packing the sunblock for a day on the town, and this brand new 55+ community is guaranteed to check off all the boxes. Set to open this coming May, the newly constructed Gatherings of Lake Nona by Beazer Homes is a beautiful active adult community designed to take the hassle out of home maintenance, and give residents the chance pursue their dreams.

This amenity-rich neighborhood is nestled within the master planned community of Lake Nona, and conveniently located just minutes from Orlando International Airport, the VA hospital, and plentiful entertainment, dining, and shopping. Active is the key selling point of this community because 55+ just means 55 more ways for residents to plan their next adventure. The concept behind the Gatherings design is to provide an energy efficient, cost-effective home without sacrificing space or style, along with providing a socially engaging, and wellness oriented atmosphere. A well-planned host of gracious amenities from the resort style pool, clubhouse, and cozy fire pit, to the pickle-ball and bocce courts, and dog park, invites residents to relax, and spend their weekends gathering with friends instead of doing yard work.

TruLiving Reinvents Wellness

When Pablo Picasso said, “youth has no age,” he had baby boomers in mind. This generation has proven that the secret to vitality is good health, and determination and while the majority of other 55+ communities offer the basic tools to live a healthy, and active lifestyle, Trumark companies are making it the focal point. Coming soon to Manteca, California, construction is currently underway for TruLiving, a one-of-a-kind 55+ community taking an entirely unique approach to wellness.

TruLiving will be the site of 490 single family homes, and the first to incorporate a WELL certified facility into its list of amenities. The 10,000 square foot clubhouse will include the seven fundamentals of the Well Building Standard; (air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind) to integrate both physical, and mental well being. WELL certified communities are designed to meet strict standards of air, and water quality, use green materials, and maximize energy efficiency. This community recognizes that there’s more to health than just diet, and exercise by creating a living environment that nurtures the body, and feeds the soul.

Boomers are a discerning group of wellness influencers who have created the gold standard for healthy living. From alternative medicine to eco-friendly homes, health is being approached from a holistic perspective. TruLiving will offer a multi faceted lifestyle with numerous amenities to stay active including exercise classes, bocce, and tennis courts, as well a swimming pool, and phone app that allows 55+ residents to schedule activities, and stay informed of upcoming community events. Social connectivity has been linked to longevity more-so than an apple a day, and this highly anticipated community will keep active adults endlessly engaged. TruLiving will feature everything from group activities to volunteer opportunities, along with mind enhancing classes.

The Bay Area is synonymous with wellness culture making it the ideal location for this innovative community. Located just over an hour from San Francisco, the growing city of Manteca is nestled in the Joaquin Valley between Modesto, and Stockton, and maintains its safe, small town integrity. Residents of TruLiving will have access to shopping, and dining, as well as having plenty of room for a bike ride, or enjoying a walk. Wellness doesn’t come in a bottle, and potential homebuyers will find this community has set some pretty high standards to ensure that in order for them to feel their best, they have to live their best.


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Townhome Living Goes Upstate

Nestled in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, surrounded by over four hundred years of history, and a downtown reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting, Toll Brother’s new community, Regency at Wappinger the Meadows, is a piece of New York luxury. Home to the existing single-family Villas Collection, this beautiful master planned community now offers a luxurious series of ninety three low-maintenance townhomes. From empty nesters, to 55+ retirees, townhomes are a popular housing trend for those looking to combine the ease of condo living, and the appeal of a single family home without sacrificing space or style.

Ranging in size from 1,492 to 2,005 square feet, these generously sized townhomes are available in eight designs, and are priced starting at $364,995. Buyers will find airy, open living areas and exquisite details from crown molding, and wainscoting, to gleaming hardwood flooring. Convenience and beauty come together with first floor master suites, expansive gourmet kitchens, and models that feature a gorgeous finished basement for entertaining. It’s the thoughtful attention to detail that makes these homes distinctly Toll Brothers with unique design elements including two-story foyers, second-floor lofts, and inviting breakfast rooms.

The City of Arts Welcomes Sterling at Terramor

Newly introduced to the beautiful master planned community of Terramor, Sterling by CalAtlantic Homes is a haven for active adults looking to kick back and make this their best experience yet. 55+ buyers will love being the first to step inside these brand new homes, and immerse themselves in all that Sterling, and the surrounding community has to offer. Located about an hour outside of Los Angeles, the Inland Empire town of Riverside, known as the City of Arts is an upscale age-friendly destination for boomers to live, work, and play.

Sterling offers four 3 bedroom, 2-3 bath home designs priced in the $500,000’s ranging in size from 2,206-2,483. Each elegant floor plan has been designed to reflect a life of luxury with open island kitchens, spacious walk-in showers, and in demand details including large pantries, inviting Great Rooms with options for fireplaces, and plenty of cabinet space. What sets these homes apart, is the innovative addition of the California Room. Part living room, part outdoor retreat, this trending design feature turns outdoor entertaining into a resort-style event. Welcoming foyers, flex rooms, and extra bedroom space will give buyers the idyllic set-up for hosting family, and friends.

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.