Tag Archives: Retirement Communities for Active Adults

When is it a Good Time to Buy a Home?

As you reach retirement age, you may be considering a move to a smaller or more convenient home. Since the housing market has been on a downward trend these days, you may be worried about this move. After all, this is not just penny-candy we are talking about here. There may be some deep conversations, pros and cons analysis taking place between you and your spouse about buying a home. One of the questions you need to consider is whether this is a good time to buy a home.

55+ senior couple having dun with family

Should I Retire Near Family or Live in an Active Adult Community?

When you pass 55, you need to consider where you will retire to. Will you stay close to home or live away? Are you up for a change of scenery or would you prefer to stay close to family? Although these decisions are not all that important to some, they are sometimes the criteria many consider when moving to 55+ communities. So, what do you think? Should you retire near the family? Let’s consider the pros and cons.

skyline of downtown nashville, tennessee, usa.

Focus on Tennessee

When you think of Tennessee, it is sure to conjure the image of Elvis, the late King of Rock and Roll.  However, Tennessee offers so much more.  Tennessee is full of beauty, southern hospitality, a low cost of living, four seasons of weather and land that offers just about anything for everyone.  If you are considering moving to Tennessee in your retirement years, let us provide you a few more reasons to add more weight to your choice.

virginia state capital building in richmond, virginia.

Focus on Virginia

If you are looking for a state that is rich with history, natural beauty, and diverse terrains, Virginia might be your answer. This Southern state is where the story of Chesapeake Bay unfolds, and the love story of Pocahontas and John Smith flourish. It is nicknamed the “Old Dominion” and at times referred to as the “Mother of Presidents” with 8 US presidents having been born here. For active adults choosing a state for retirement, Virginia can be a thrilling experience.  There are so many things happening in Virginia that you are unlikely to miss the State that you left behind. Here is some related information on this state that you may need to know in order to make the right decision.

Maintenance-free living

Help for Seniors to Deal with Winter Aches and Pains

Extra soreness and pain is almost guaranteed in senior lives during the cold winter months. If you have arthritis, welcome to the world of pain. Apart from arthritis pain, you may be plagued with colds, flus, and all other ailments that occur in winter. Although winter is a time of joy, your aches and pains can significantly hamper your joy towards the season. So, are you ready to give in and feel sick or would you wish to battle it out and come out winning?

Best Places to Retire

What are Some of the Best Places to Retire?

When you reach retirement age, you may worry about where you should retire to.  These places should be safe with a very low crime rate, should have low taxes, low cost of living, reasonably priced homes with opportunities to stay active, plus have quality health care and good weather etc.  There are a number of states that provide you all of the above and more.  According to Forbes Magazine’s June issue of 2012, there are many places that are suitable for retiring.  Below are some of the best states to retire to.

New Mexico is not only Forbes’ best places to retire; it is also vouched for by us.  This is a state that has many things to offer a retiree.  It is an enchanted state with breathtaking sunsets and fabulous, delicious cuisine. With a low 4.9% income tax rate, fantastic weather, cultural diversity, low crime rate, and high-quality medical care, New Mexico is rated as the Top state for retirement. If you are interested in a life of fun and frolic with many activities and amenities, you should consider a retirement community in New Mexico. One of the best retirement communities in this great state is Del Webb at Mirehaven in Albuquerque. This gated community offers you high desert views, mountain trails and plenty of open space to make the most of your days. Homes are affordable, priced at mid $200’s and you can enjoy your day just relaxing by the pool in the 10,000+ sq. ft. clubhouse.  Life is easy, fun and exciting in New Mexico making it an ideal place to retire.

Coming in 2018: Overture Dadeland

Overture residents describe their communities as “multi-faceted, “beautiful,” and can’t imagine ever wanting to leave. This isn’t your average 55+ community, this is home for active adults who have dared to live better, and dream bigger than they ever have before. Coming in 2018, Overture Dadeland will be bringing high-rise luxury living to glorious Miami Florida. A true resort at home experience, these stunning, modern apartments are maintenance free, and thoughtfully designed to provide the ultimate in comfort, and convenience with unique amenities right outside your door.

This gated community will feature all the benefits of renting but with a high-end resort feel. From the moment 55+ residents step into their welcoming foyers, they will find themselves surrounded in luxury from the large windows that fill the space with natural lighting, private screened lanai’s, and gleaming modern appliances, and fixtures. Studios units up to two bedrooms, and one or two bath options are ideal for empty nesters, or retirees looking to downsize, and still be the envy of friends, and family with spacious walk in showers, expansive breakfast bars, granite countertops and some units with custom built-ins. Don’t let apartment living fool you, home packages also offer extra storage, and a full-size washer, and dryer. Whether you’re enjoying a glass of wine on your own private patio or whipping up a culinary masterpiece in your gourmet kitchen, Overture will have you falling in love with coming home.

10 Fastest Growing Retirement Destinations

Many seniors do not choose to relocate when they retire. After all, the old adage is very true – there is no place like home – the one you have always known. This is likely why most seniors prefer to retire in the town, or close to the town, where they have lived all their lives. However, there are locations which are seeing an increased population of 65+ seniors. These locations are geared towards providing a quality lifestyle in your 55+ Active adult living phase. They offer a tranquil setting with many recreational ranging from golf courses, tennis courts, country clubs, dining, clubs as well as health and medical facilities. Don’t forget the benefits of having likeminded, peers to socialize with either… So if you are interested in relocating, here are 10 retirement destinations with the greatest demographic of senior residents.