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The Hottest Destinations to Chill Out This Summer

Ahh summer vacation. With schools gearing up for the most anticipated time of year, the sounds of early morning sprinklers, and lively pool parties are fast upon us. If you thought summer adventures were just for kids, think again. Boomers and retirees love their fair share of concerts in the park, drippy ice cream cones, and backyard barbecues, and there are plenty of sizzling destinations to relive those carefree vibes.

Palm Springs, California
Home to the Coachella Valley, A-listers, and luxurious resorts, this desert oasis is the ultimate snowbird destination. Affluent, and stunning, this Southern California paradise boasts views of the San Jacinto, and Santa Rosa mountains, along with over 300 days of glorious sunshine. Foodies and retail mavens will find a variety of restaurants from eclectic, to upscale, unique shops, retail outlets, and glitzy casinos. Whether it’s exploring art galleries, golf resorts, or experiencing the great outdoors, there’s no need to be a celebrity to vacation in style.

Del Webb Southern Springs Now Open!

The highly anticipated opening of Southern Springs is finally here! Del Webb’s brand new Spring Hill, Tennessee location has opened its doors to 55+ homebuyers ready for a lifestyle of beauty, adventure, and high-quality design. Established in 1808, the charming city of Spring Hill is small town ambiance at its best while being near state-of-the-art medical facilities, over forty shops, and restaurants, and is only 35 miles from the state capital of Nashville. Del Webb’s motto of loving your home to the fullest rings true for active adults ready to call Southern Springs home.

Buyers will find elegant single story ranch-style homes with beautiful open floor plans, and plenty of room to live and entertain. From the exterior design details, and immaculate landscaping, to the carriage style garage doors, and large windows, each home is built for maximum curb appeal. Priced from $268,900 to the low $400’s, and ranging in size from 1,263 to 2,565 square feet, residents have the choice of ten designs in a serene, low-maintenance setting. Whether it’s hosting friends for the weekend, or getting together with family, 2-4 bedrooms, and 2-4.5 bath options provide a “retreat at home” experience with ample space to gather with loved ones. Interior features vary by design from lofts, fireplaces, and sunrooms, to gourmet island kitchens, formal entryways, and a flex room to be used for anything from a home office to a workout area.

Charming Lakeside Living Enclave at Fairvue

Twenty five miles north of Nashville, the historic Tennessee town of Gallatin is a glimpse into the “good old days” where folks took pride in their where they lived, and small town hospitality was second nature. Founded in 1802, Gallatin boasts a beautiful downtown area, exciting events, and the luxurious Enclave at Fairvue Plantation, by Goodall Homes. This pristine, community was designed with active adults in mind from its top of the line home features, to the amenities that cater to a life of leisure, and fitness. Named builder of the year in 2014 by Builder Magazine, and with over three decades of constructing only the highest quality, Goodall Homes is Tennessee’s best kept secret.

Enclave at Fairvue is a high end neighborhood featuring single family homes with thoughtful innovations such as zero step entryways, and home technology options including security systems, and home networking. Using reputable name brand materials like Jeld-Wen, and Mowhawk, buyers will enjoy the unparalleled attention to detail from quality fixtures, to immaculate professional landscaping. 55+ homebuyers have nine floor plans to choose from ranging in size from 2,420-4,165 square feet, and priced at $352,990 to $444,157. Homes offer 3-5 spacious bedrooms, and up to 4.5 baths layouts with the option to personalize through Goodall Homes design center where buyers have the opportunity to work with a design coordinator to make their house a piece of paradise.

Ranch Style Charm at Southern Springs

Tennessee is home to panoramic views, rich history, and will soon be where 55+ boomers, and retirees make memories. Debuting spring of 2017, Del Webb’s vibrant active adult community of Southern Springs just 35 minutes south of Nashville, will be opening its doors to homebuyers 55 and better. Offering a taste of southern hospitality, with high quality new construction, residents will love coming home to this close knit energetic community.

The Del Webb name is known for designing communities where active adults live better, and dream bigger. Southern Springs features 602 beautiful single family ranch style homes on over 300 acres with open concept floor plans, and outdoor spaces ideal for hosting family, and friends. Homeowners can enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle with more time to participate in all this age-restricted community has to offer from fitness amenities, to the opportunities to get in on the social scene. Take a refreshing swim in the indoor/outdoor pool facilities, work up a sweat in the state of the art fitness center, or gather friends for a game of tennis or bocce ball. An on site lifestyle director helps residents get the most out of their Southern Springs experience. .

Begin a New Chapter of your 55+ Life at The Cottages at Feathers Chapel

Retirement is an important time in your life. It means you have finally earned the right live your life and enjoy every minute of it. More of life and living can be experienced if you moved to an active adult community. One such 55+ active community, is The Cottages at Feathers Chapel in Blountville, Tennessee.

Ladd Park in Franklin,Tennessee for a Natural, Traditional Lifestyle

Located in the picturesque rolling hills of Williamson County, east of I-65, lies a quaint little community of 87 homes known as Ladd Park. If you are a 55 plus senior looking for a traditional lifestyle with all the modern amenities and facilities, you can definitely look into this community. With little doubt, you may choose to purchase a home and settle down here to spend your 55+ retirement years in the awesome Active Adult Living that bundles a whole range of benefits and amenities in one package.

Fairfield Glade, Tennessee Featuring Realtor – Dave DeVos

The serene, natural beauty of the Cumberland Plateau, 2000+ feet above sea level bordered by 200,000 acres of state owned wilderness, has earned Fairfield Glade a place among the top retirement destinations in America. We’re off the beaten path in the wooded hills just off I-40, but within a short drive to Nashville, Knoxville or Chattanooga and about midway between Florida and the Great Lakes.

Homes at Less than $150,000 in Active Adult Communities – Interested?

Buying a house can be an expensive affair. The costs of houses these days are exorbitant and sometimes, ridiculous.  If you are of retirement age and thinking of retiring to an active adult community, you may wonder about the prices of these homes. Although you might have saved a significant sum of money as you planned for purchasing a home in your retirement, some homes may be beyond your budget. What would you do in an instance such as this? You definitely do not want to move in with family and children. You want an independent lifestyle where you can hang out with people your own age who have similar interests and lifestyles. However, if the price is what is bothering you, you should know that there are hundreds of communities for 55+ senior active adults with homes that are priced less than $150,000. Check out nearly 2,900 Active Adult Communities with Homes Priced at $150,000 or Less by browsing through the ActiveAdultLiving.com communities database.

Apart from the price of the home, you should consider other factors before you purchase or rent a home in an active adult community. You should not consider a cheap retirement home without considering the reputation and longevity of the property developer and home builder, the community’s level of maintenance, the services and amenities provided and the number of people who live in the community.Below are listed some examples of communities that are well maintained, have a good reputation, and provide you with the amenities to make your life interesting and exciting. 

Providence Point, Issaquah, Washington

Providence Point is one of the best valued retirement communities in the state of Washington. This is a 180-acre, gated community set in one of the most beautiful surroundings. Homes in this community start at less than $120,000. This is an ideal community for active adults as they can enjoy arts and crafts clubs, bridge clubs and garden clubs, indoor swimming, tennis and much more. All homes in this community have been built to exacting specifications. You are sure to find a home that fits your budget and lifestyle in this community.

East BayPoint, Frederica, Delaware

East Bay Point is an age-targeted, maintenance free, senior friendly community. It is an intimate community that is situated close to shopping, beaches and dining. Homes on East Bay Point are built according to ranch style homes for space and comfort. You will enjoy a life of extreme comfort and relaxation if you purchase a home in this community. With homes priced starting at just $139,900(such as their Sundeck Model for quick delivery on lot 3) you are sure to find a great home in this community that will please your tastes and your pocketbook.

Albemarle Plantation, Herford, North Carolina

This is a value-priced luxury gated, golf and boating community bordering the Albemarle Sound and Yeopim Creek.It is a 2,000 acre community that offers you the choice of purchasing single family detached homes, condominiums (currently starting at under $135,000) and ready to build lots, some priced at less than $35,000. Albemarle Sound provides you a superb 18-hole golf course, a large 25-meter swimming pool and lighted tennis and bocce ball courts. You can stay in shape, relax to your heart’s content, and make new friends and enjoy your retirement in this gorgeous waterfront community. 

A senior retirement community that you can afford that provides you all the amenities and facilities you need for the right price are just within your reach. There are a number of other communities that you can consider.

If you are looking for affordable, well-maintained, age targeted or restricted active adult communities, you should visit ActiveAdultLiving.com. All communities are categorized according to price, lifestyle and state to make your search easier.

By the way, if you are 62 years of age or better, you could be able to double your purchasing power and preserve your hard earned cash by utilizing a HECM for Purchase mortgage with no monthly payment – ever, for as long as you or your surviving occupy the home as your primary residence.  And here’s some more good news; credit history and current income are NOT even considered with the HECM for Purchase mortgage, according to Bill Thomas of Lifestyle Planning 101.

So with that in mind, you might want to set your sights higher and get yourself a bigger place or buy a home with more optional extras than what you originally thought you could afford!