Category Archives: States

Discover California’s Farm-to-Table Capital

California’s capital is fast-paced and progressive, but no matter how much “city” goes into it, nothing can take away from its deep agricultural roots. For the baby boomer or retiree who can’t decide between going urban or spending the weekend whitewater rafting, Sacramento, otherwise known as The River City, is a harmonious blend of modern meets country. What started out as the birthplace of the 1848 Gold Rush has turned into a thriving epicenter for education, business development, and a farm-to-table way of life.

Sacramento has been dubbed the Farm-to-Fork capital and the diversified city that sits where the American meets the Sacramento River. Home to the grand State Capitol Building, and historic attractions including Old Sacramento, and Gold Country, this isn’t a city to just drive through, it’s one to be explored. Named one of the best cities to live by Sunset Magazine, and Niche.com, Sacramento boasts nearly 300 days of sun, infinite amenities, and a growing 55+ demographic attracted to the city’s affordable active adult housing market, and age-friendly lifestyle.

Minneapolis. image of Minneapolis downtown at twilight

This Dynamic Duo Rated #1 For Healthy Living

The new year has just about everyone looking to give their lifestyle a healthy facelift from 30-day diets to starting a workout regimen. Depending on where you live, some cities seem to naturally cater to the wellness world giving health enthusiasts access to plenty of bike trails, fitness studios, and healthy food options. Places like L.A and South Beach may be synonymous for their beach bodies, and juice bars, but for one metro area, the pursuit of wellness made it the nation’s healthiest destination according to the American Fitness Index. Welcome to the heart pumping, smoothie loving hotspot of MinneapolisSt. Paul where whether you’re a runner or yogi, healthy living is just how the folks in the Twin Cities roll.

Despite arctic winters locals don’t bat an eye. Rain or snow, getting up and heading outdoors is what people here do to take advantage of all this metro hub has to offer. Home to more than seventy parks, five pro sports teams, and the Minneapolis farmers market established in 1937, a focus on health and wellness is woven into its tapestry. Cycling is to the Twin Cities as the subway is to New York as the main mode of transportation whether commuting to the office or doing some sightseeing. Named the number one bike city by Bicycling.com with over eighty miles of bike paths, and an extensive infrastructure of bike lanes, residents in this area are logging more Fitbit steps, than putting miles on their cars.

Bon Ayre by Lenape Builders

Bon Ayre is an active adult living community in the small and peaceful town of Smyrna, Delaware which was recently ranked 31st overall in 100 Best Small Towns in America. Bon Ayre is one of the best retirement communities in Delaware as it offers a serene and relaxing ambiance. Its calm surroundings and four gorgeous climates make the best Delaware living for the adult community.

For an active adult and lifestyle community, great amenities are very essential. Bon Ayre actually features a community building with a clubhouse, exercise room, large meeting room, card room, and billiard room- perfect for the retirees’ active lifestyle. Moreover, Delaware is known for its gorgeous beach resorts, museums, leisure parks, wildlife refuges, and historic places. It is also home to various festivals and fun events.

idaho wooden sign with winter background

Idaho: Where the Adventure Never Ends

If standing beneath blue skies peering over a majestic mountain range sounds like a piece of heaven, imagine being able to call it home? Idaho, is a place of captivating natural beauty, rich history, and wholesome living making it one of the top retirement destinations in the country. Known for its rugged wilderness, and an undeniable spirit of adventure, Idaho’s notoriety for affordable living, and beauty has moved this highly desirable location to the top of the list for livability time, and time again. Forbes ranked Idaho second in the country for it’s idyllic economy, and having one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. With twenty two active adult communities throughout the state, this gem is meant to be discovered one adventure at a time.

Located in the Northwestern part of the country, Idaho’s hot summers, and cold, snowy winters provide year round recreation for 55+ outdoor enthusiasts who embrace adventure whether that means boarding a ski lift at Silver Mountain Resort, or cooling off on a whitewater rafting excursion through 3,500 miles of river, and spectacular mountain canyons. With its dense forest regions, and abundant agricultural resources, it’s no surprise Idaho is associated with its infamous potato crop, and farming industry. A unique feature to this age friendly destination are the numerous hot springs from The Springs in Idaho City, to Miracle Hot Springs in Buhl, where active adults can truly experience the relaxed vibe, and natural wonderland Idaho is known for.

Why is PGA Village Verano an Ideal Active Adult Community?

Port Saint Lucie, in Florida, is a beautiful place that has developed into something even more beautiful over the years. This was a town, which fifty years ago, consisted only of a few fishing camps and farms. Now, it is just the opposite. Port Saint Lucie is a vacation hotspot that is extremely popular these days. You can lie on the beach and enjoy the sun, take cruises on the Saint Lucie River and go hiking in the Savannas Preserve State Park, and a whole lot more. Then there is golf….. This is the reason many seniors consider their retirement in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. If you wanted to live in luxury and make the most of living, you should consider PGA Village Verano in Port Saint Lucie.

Are You Ready For Ski Season?

Are You Ready For Ski Season?

This winter you could do the stationary bike or treadmill thing, but if you’re lucky enough to find some snow this season, hitting the slopes is an exhilarating way to stay fit, and take advantage of the senior discounts offered by many ski resorts across the country. High altitude adventures aren’t just for kids, and boomers are tackling their Olympic freestyle dreams one mountain at a time.

Ageless Living in the City of Roses

Portland, Oregon has it all for Baby Boomers and beyond. This city is vibrant, and trendy with a youthful vibe that’s hard to beat. Pedestrian-friendly with a walkable downtown, convenient public transit, and high ranking medical facilities make Portland the perfect spot to age in place. Boasting amenity-rich 55+, and age-targeted communities such as Claremont, and King City, this thriving Northwest destination is gaining in popularity amongst retirees looking for an active outdoorsy lifestyle. You want a city to grow old with you, and Portland is designed to do just that.

Best Cities for Dog Lovers

Best Cities for Dog Lovers

For us, die-hard dog people, no dogs allowed sign is the bane of our existence. Fortunately, many cities across the country have rolled out the welcome mat for our fur kids providing amenities like sidewalk water stations, with some restaurants even offering a menu for their four-legged clientele. You’ve got to love a place where green grass is plentiful, off-leash parks are the norm, and there’s a poop back dispenser everywhere you go. According to the United States Humane Society, pet dogs make up about 44% of households compared to 35% of those with cats. That said, finding a dog-friendly town is a top priority, so let’s find out which destinations get the paws up from Fido and his people.