September 22 — When talking about retirement communities we can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard baby boomers comment about how much they admire the traditional kind of town. You know, one with a central downtown; the kind of place where you can walk or bike to just about everything. A place with sidewalks and front porches. A community for retirement that does NOT: require a car to drive everywhere for everything, or is filled with people of only one age or interest.
Traditional Town of Charleston SC
This type of town is being recreated by many developers. It even has a name – the “New Urbanism” – and an acronym – TND (Traditional Neighborhood Development). Jan Cullinane has just written a Featured Article in our Tips and Picks Section on this very topic. If this is your dream, her article has some great links and wonderful ideas how to pursue it. Check out: Yearning for a Traditional Town in Retirement – Check Out the New Urbanism