Category Archives: Bob’s Blogs

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, 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.

First Homebuyers Move into Summerfields West – by Bob Sluys


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I was surfing Active Adult Living.Com,THE place on the web to go to, if you are looking for 55+ home purchase or rental options within a 55+ active adult living community. If you are like my friend Logan, who has just retired and looking to settle down in New Jersey, then a jewel of a retirement community that I found among the rest of the gems listed on the site is gonna make you wanna move there too. So, what am I talking about here? I am talking about Summerfields West in Williamstown (Gloucester County), NJ – an intimate 55+ manufactured home community that has recently opened their doors to those lucky people like the Plummers who purchase the first home in the community…Read on and see why I call the Plummers lucky and then tell me whether you and I are on the same wavelength on this matter.

Arizona Active Living Communities in the Valley of the Sun Featuring Realtor Jay Otlewski

Hey batterbatterbatter . . . remember playing baseball as a kid?  Yeah – I know – it IS a distant memory for some of us.  Most of us who played ball as kids became fans of our local teams – in my case the fabulous Seattle Pilots!

A Gated Seaside Active Living Community on Vancouver Island; Arbutus Ridge, by Bob Sluys

Hello, everybody – your ol’ buddy Bob the Blogger here.  Hey!  Let’s do a quiz!  Ready?  OK – here we go.

Answer this question: Arbutus Menziesii is . . .

Save Money and Contribute to the Environement and Live at Trilogy at Rio Vista – by Bob Sluys

Hello folks, it’s me, Bob the Blogger, and I am super-pumped to tell you about the active lifestyle community of Trilogy at Rio Vista!  Now – having been around the block a few times I’ve seen a lot – and I’m not easily impressed.

What?  What’s that?  You say that’s normal – that I’m just being cranky?  NO!  Not this time!  Check it out . . .

The Highlands at Dove Mountain – Where Retirement is an Option! – Bob Sluys


The Highlands at Dove Mountain where “Retirement is Optional” . . . isn’t that the coolest slogan you’ve ever heard for an active adult lifestyle community?  I think it is!  Armed with that mantra I let my fingers do the walking and called Jeff Ziegler, who as the Community Manager at Dove Mountain gave me (and now you) the inside scoop on what makes The Highlands at Dove Mountain one of the most desirable active adult living communities in the desert southwest.

Ah – I’ve gotta admit that I’m partial to the southwest.  If you haven’t been to Arizona, put it on your list now!

Active Living Communities Review: Providence Point, Issaquah, WA – An Extraordinary Over 55 Retirement Community! by Bob Sluys

Hey everyone – Active Living Bob the Blogger here! With approximately 6,923,481,275,284,378 blogs on the Internet (and increasing by the minute), I really need to not only be a trusted source of reliable information, but I need to keep you the reader interested and perhaps even entertained as well . . . right? RIGHT!
So, I dug back in my (what’s left of it) memory bank and for whatever reason stumbled upon two things: the CrackerJacks theme from the ’60s and “Mr. Subliminal” from SNL fame. Watch how I cleverly intertwine these two themes as I tell you all about the incredible active adult living community that is Providence Point in Issaquah, Washington.

Active Living Communities Review: Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo, CA – Not Your Run of the Mill Retirement Community! by Bob Sluys

I was feeling gray and gloomy. It seemed like I hadn’t seen the sun and felt it’s warmth since, well, last summer! And so, I called my friend Jim. Why? I rang him because he lives in southern California – Mission Viejo to be exact. Actually, he lives in Casta Del Sol, an age-qualified community (not that he’s an old geezer – although he’s got me by a couple of years!)
I asked, “Hey Jim, how are you?” “Awesome,” he replied. “What are you up to?” I continued. “Oh-not much – just sitting here on the balcony soaking up some sun and sipping a cool ice tea.”
I buttoned up my sweater, adjusted my wool cap and tugged on my gloves. That was it. Now I’m cranky.