Category Archives: South Carolina

Apartment living? For more and more 55+ adults, renting makes perfect sense.

At first blush, the idea of renting your primary residence after years of homeownership seems counterintuitive. After all, we’ve all been taught that homeownership is a great way to generate wealth through home equity. And across time, that’s proven to be true. But what about in our later years, when we’ve crossed the threshold into the 55+ set and are looking at downsizing and simplifying? For many, the idea of renting has become more than an option; it’s a sensible, freeing, and attractive alternative. A way to enjoy a luxurious and well-amenitized lifestyle while preserving long-term retirement savings and remaining debt-free.

“We’ve all been trained to believe that you rent until you’re able to buy, “said Tony Berry, principal of The Berry Companies. “But what we’re seeing more and more as people head into their second fifty years is, they’ve done the ownership thing, and now they want to be able to enjoy a lifestyle that’s simple, maintenance-free, and doesn’t tie up or deplete their retirement savings. That’s why we’ve seen such strong response to what we’re offering at Revel at Carolina Park.”

Making Your Next Fifty Years Your Best Fifty Years

When developer Tony Berry of The Berry Companies started thinking about creating his first 55+ active adult community, he knew it would need to be unlike anything he’d seen before. Berry understood that while today’s population is aging, people are living longer and they want those years to be active, productive, and meaningful. On top of that, they want to be able to “age in place,” transitioning as their needs change without having to change their address. That meant a variety of housing options along with an uncompromising collection of features and amenities.

Now, just a few years later, Berry’s vision is quickly becoming a reality. Revel at Carolina Park, a 45-acre active adult gem situated inside one of the Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina’s premier master-planned communities, is just a few months away from welcoming its first residents. Located minutes from historic Charleston and some of the east coast’s favorite beaches, Revel at Carolina Park is preparing to set a new standard for 55-plus living.

Revel at Carolina Park can really change the way people look at living their second 50 years,” said Berry. “We’re creating a thriving, connected, wellness-oriented community for people 55+ who are looking to enjoy a simpler lifestyle and make the most out of every day.”

Top 3 Senior Homes Buidlers

Top 3 Retirement Community Home Builders

Choosing a Reliable Home Builder is a Priority When Looking to Buy a Retirement Home

If you are interested in retiring to an active adult community, you need to choose to best of the builders. This is to ensure that you have a comfortable home to live in, built-in compliance with all proper building standards. With a reliable builder, you do not have to worry about how strong your home is or whether the pipes will start leaking after a few years. Checking around on the net, among your friends, and also in the industry are some ways to find the best builders. If you are interested in locating homes built by top builders in the US, then browse in the ActiveAdultLiving.com web site for over 8,500 communities built by the most dependable of community builders. Here are 3 of the top builders that produce outstanding retirement communities for the 55+ age category. We will be featuring a series of posts that will bring you news on all the top builders in the industry, from whom you can purchase a home to live in perfect comfort.

A Coastal Life for the Active Adults

Did you know that living near the ocean has a number of health benefits, especially for those entering the 55+ age phase in life? The sound of the waves itself is known to relax the mind and take away the stresses of life. This form of relaxation is better than the relaxation you will get at a spa!  The sea air enables you to sleep better and time at the coast gives you the opportunity to obtain a tan which is beneficial for getting vitamin D.  Sea air is also thought to be beneficial for many who suffer from allergies. The sea breeze is supposed to do wonders for asthma too. Sea baths are also beneficial for many skin issues that no ointment or cream is able to.

Another Great Place to Retire – Florence, South Carolina

Best Places For Single Seniors

Hello again with the next segment of best places to retire when you are single. In the last segment, we discussed Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Well, here is another place ideal for 55+ single seniors. This is Florence, South Carolina. Florence too has many places to visit and things to do that can delight you and your date.

About Florence

Florence is a city full of southern charm and history. The city began as a railroad terminal at the juncture of three rail lines. During the Civil War, the Florence rail was extremely busy carrying troops, artillery, and supplies to various other states including Savannah and Richmond. The ever-expanding railroad activity increased the population of Florence.

suburban neighborhood in florida seen from high up

What are 55+ Communities?

We have all heard of people who retire to 55+ communities, about all the fun they have playing tennis and lazing around the pool and how much they enjoy their independent lives of relaxation. But, what exactly are 55+ communities, and how do active adults select the right community?

Are you a babyboomer

Do You Belong to the Baby Boom Generation?

The Baby Boomers Are Now Hitting Retirement Age

We all talk about the baby boomer generation and associate 55+ adults with this term. Yet most of us may not be sure how this generation came to be known by this label. The baby boom generation is a term applicable to a period of the great increase in the number of births in America that occurred from 1946 to 1964. During this period, in the United States alone, there were approximately 79 million births. This generation has experienced some of the iconic eras in history including the end of World War II, Woodstock, John F Kennedy, John Lennon, Flower Power and, of course, the Vietnam War.

The Benefits of Fishing

Are You Hooked on Casting That Rod?

The world these days is a busy place.  We are constantly running here and there, trying to get an extra hour into the already full-up 24.  This lifestyle makes us forget the importance of sitting back and relaxing; relaxing with a book, relaxing with a hot cup of coffee or tea, or relaxing with a fishing rod in the middle of a lake.  Many adults over the age of 50 are almost addicted to fishing.  What is so special about sitting in the middle of a lake and hoping the fish will bite?