Category Archives: Florida

Discover Why Active Adults Are Loving PGA Village Verano

Located on Florida’s spectacular Treasure Coast, PGA Village Verano by Kolter is an over the top golf community that takes mind-body health to a resort style level. Nestled in the heart of Port St. Lucie, Verano is a retreat for active adults that offers an incredible array of five-star amenities, with an exquisite clubhouse at the center of it all, and has exciting upcoming plans for a new addition.

PGA Verano is guaranteed to inspire serious staycation vibes, and the fun begins at Club Talavera. This massive 27,000 square foot clubhouse is where friendships are forged, and social calendars are filled to the brim. Verano principles of Lifelong Learning, Social Connections, and Health & Nutrition are woven into every aspect of Club Talavera from cooking classes, an auditorium with performance stage and arts crafts room, to a unique piano bar and lounge, catering bar and kitchen, and entertaining areas including a covered lanai, and summer kitchen with a fireplace.

Downtown DeLand Hist Dist -Athens Theatre

DeLand Lives Up To Its Artistic Reputation

With summer winding down, why not spend the last stretch in Athens? Known as the “Athens of Florida”, Deland is an artistically driven town nestled in the Daytona-Orlando Beach area and guaranteed to change everything you thought about the Sunshine State. Founded in 1876 by Henry DeLand, and winner of “America’s Best Main Street” – you won’t find crowds of sun-tan oiled beach bums, but rather a melting pot of local artisans, a global architecture, and historic relics on every street corner. From the Corinthian columns of Volusia County Courthouse, and lifelike depictions of DeLand’s past painted across the city, to the well-preserved charm of turn-of-the-century homes, this slow-paced town has a story to tell.

Surrounded by a canopy of magnificent oak trees, this former persimmon grove is a slice of “old Florida.” Home to more than 70 historic buildings, including The DeLand House built in 1886, and Stetson University, a replica of New England’s ivy leagues, and the heartbeat of the city, the city has been preserved, and revitalized to its former glory. Like most college towns, Deland takes pride in education and draws a diverse crowd to its charming downtown vicinity where old meets new. Markets from a century ago are now home to thriving local businesses from quaint boutiques, and restaurants, to specialty shops tucked behind vintage storefronts.

Why Active Adults Are Falling For St. Pete

St. Petersburg, or St. Pete (as it’s been affectionately dubbed) is an active lifestyle destination driven by art, infinite sun, and beaches blanketed in white sand. Named after Russia’s Baltic city, St. Pete has been a mecca for tourists since the 1920’s when Florida’s reputation as a vacation hotspot hit the mainstream. The city is an eclectic fusion of historic neighborhoods, hip downtown areas, and is famously known as “The Sunshine City,” and the “City of Arts.” Tucked between the Gulf of Mexico, and Tampa Bay, retirees, and empty nesters continue to flock to St. Pete not just for its iconic art scene, and 361 days of sun, but for the kind of sustainable lifestyle they can settle into.

Eternal Summers – Most people who discover St. Petersburg for the first time whether they’re snowbirds or landlocked transplants eventually become perennial residents, but it’s also hard to beat temperatures that average 70 degrees, and balmy gulf waters that stretch for miles along St. Pete’s snowy white shoreline. This barrier island city is home to top-rated beaches including Fort De Soto Beach and State Park where 500-year-old history meets camping, parasailing or kayaking through lagoons, and St. Pete Beach ranked the area’s best by U.S News and Travel. There are many why reasons boomers choose Florida, but St. Petersburg year-round climate, waterfront nature preserves, and coastal recreation makes certain no-one is spending their golden years stuck indoors.

Trilogy® at Ocala Preserve

Trilogy at Ocala Preserve Introduces Oak House

Ready To Join The VIP Club?

How much do we love those vacations where spa days, great food, and plenty of play and leisure are right at our fingertips? Luckily if you’re 55 or better, that five-star resort experience doesn’t have to be a memory in a scrapbook because Trilogy at Ocala Preserve is the luxury getaway you won’t be leaving behind. This expansive Central Florida community proves that life can be fun, and games with the debut of its newest club, Oak House. The stately 15,000 square foot clubhouse is already getting rave reviews for its outstanding service, and modern architectural design, not to mention the endless array of A-Lister amenities.

This upscale, age-restricted community is nestled in the lush green hills of Ocala, so of course, every view from Oak House whether you’re enjoying cocktails, playing pool, or swimming laps is pretty spectacular. The concept behind this kind of all-inclusive community is creating the perfect trifecta of social engagement, wellness, and pleasure without ever leaving the comfort of home, and with Oak House at the center of it all why would anyone want to? The club has a timeless, contemporary design that makes it easy to get right in and discover what all the buzz is about. If you’ve ever imagined what the perfect day would look like, Oak House is a great place to start. From getting an endorphin-boosting workout at Afterburn, and pampering yourself with a massage at Alvea Spa, to savoring culinary delights at the Salted Brick, or hosting a private party at the Chef’s Table, the only way cap off all this indulgence is with a sunset on Lakeview Veranda sipping a glass of wine while surrounded by great friends.

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.

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.

Find Your Happy Place In Naples Florida

According to last year’s Census, the number of sun-seeking Floridians over 65 made up 19.1% of the state’s population, and the numbers continue to be on the upswing. Tax-friendly, and health-minded, Florida’s coastal lifestyle attracts droves of baby boomers from snowbirds to empty nesters with one city, in particular, coming out on top in all its white sanded glory. Rated the number one city by the Gallup Well-Being index, and featured by Forbes, and Kiplinger as one of the best destinations to retire, Naples is as close to paradise as it gets.

Located 40 miles south of Fort Myers, this gulf town is one of the few places where balmy tropical breezes, flip-flops, and beach days are enjoyed even in the dead of winter. Retirees are not only attracted to the flawless aesthetic of Naples with its palm-lined streets, upscale plazas, and colorful Neapolitan architecture, but the lifestyle itself is one that promotes healthy living, rich culture, and a positive perspective. With a laid-back vibe, and clear aquamarine waves brushing up against the white sand, it’s easy to understand why they call it the Paradise Coast.

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 Bankrate.com, 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.