Fairfield Glade, a stunning master-planned community, is perched high atop the Cumberland Plateau, and offers serene mountain beauty as i...
Birchwood at Brambleton is an exciting new community for active adults 55+ located in the heart of Loudoun County, and is intentionally d...
Embrey Mill® is an all-ages master-planned community located in Stafford, Virginia, just north of Fredericksburg, and offers a totally st...
Life at Heritage Shores is full of amenities, activities and social opportunities. When you live here, each day can be as active or laid ...
Welcome to Cresswind Charlotte! This nature-rich refuge of inviting streetscapes, manicured landscaping and miles of walking trails...
The Grove is an upscale, manufactured home community for active adults 55+, located in sunny Bradenton, Florida, on 40 lush acres of form...
January 26, 2022 — A while back one of our Members asked if we could come up with a list of more unusual places to retire. As he reminded us, not everyone is looking to retire in a place that is famous, or where there are warm winters and gentle beaches. Many folks, like the couple we met this summer in Maine, relish the prospect of a morning snowshoe hike, chopping wood, or taking off in the ATV. Here is a list of unusual, and interesting places that might make them happy. Almost all are in colder climes, starting with the first one! We suspect you won’t have heard of most of these off the beaten path choices before.
Homer, Alaska. Up here on the Kenai Peninsula life is pretty great, especially if you don’t mind cold winters. There is sensational fishing and boating from one of the most beautiful spots anywhere. The Spit, a 4.5 mile glacial moraine that juts into Kachemak Bay, is Homer’s seasonal center. It is crowded with docks, restaurants, stores, and charter outfits for fishing and adventuring.(more...)
What It Is Like to Retire in Princeton
The college town of Princeton, New Jersey is the perfect retirement community for many baby boomers. The town (population 13,000) is picture-perfect with the ivied campus of Princeton University (established in 1756) as the centerpiece to an exquisite downtown. The graceful streets feature first class shopping and restaurants. The cultural opportunities in Princeton are superb because of the university and its proximity to NY and Philadelphia... more >>
State: New Jersey
What It Is Like to Retire in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is the capital of the Costa Rican canton of the same name in Guanacaste Province. The population of the entire canton is 43,000. This typical Costa Rican rural town consist mostly of farmers, fishermen, workers, or tourist workers.The town is known within Costa Rica for its cultural heritage and many historical traditions. These traditions include the Fiesta de Semana Santa (Easter week celebration) including traditional bullfights... more >>
State: COSTA RICA
What It Is Like to Retire in Hillsborough
Hillsborough, North Carolina, an early colonial town, was founded in 1754 as the seat of local government for Orange County, and was a center of political activity during the colonial and Revolutionary period. The town was also the site of the first North Carolina ratifying convention in 1788 to determine whether or not to ratify the Constitution... more >>
State: North Carolina
What It Is Like to Retire in McKinney
McKinney, Texas, is a fast-growing town of about 168,000 residents (2017 census), and is the county seat of Collin County. Located just 30 miles north of Dallas, the city is becoming a popular place to visit and as a retirement destination due to its historic district with tree-lined streets, and for its much quieter pace away from the urban sprawl of the metroplex... more >>
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