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Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes is a new, gated 55+ community in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area. With a focus on fitness, relationships,...

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Cresswind Wesley Chapel is a vibrant, brand new 55+ active adult community Located just 40 minutes from Charlotte City Center.  Wesl...

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Bon Ayre is a 55+ active adult, manufactured home land lease community located in Smyrna, Delaware, a town which was recently ranked 31st...

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Fairfield Glade, a stunning master-planned community, is perched high atop the Cumberland Plateau, and offers serene mountain beauty as i...

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Welcome to Cresswind Charlotte!  This nature-rich refuge of inviting streetscapes, manicured landscaping and miles of walking trails...

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March 23, 2023 — If you haven’t figured it out already, money and possessions are no guarantee of personal happiness. There are oh so many examples of very wealthy, perfectly miserable individuals. Sure, not having to worry about money is great, but that alone won’t lead to personal fulfillment.

The New York Times came up with a 7 day happiness challenge that makes a lot of sense. But before you even start that – a question. What do you think is the greatest single ingredient in making for a happy person? (Answer at end).

Personal relationships

People weren’t made to be alone. Researchers in the long-running Harvard Study of Adult Development agree; people who have the most meaningful relationships with other folks are the ones who are the happiest. Those relationships are far more powerful than social class, IQ, or wealth.

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What It Is Like to Retire in Tumwater

Beer afficianados of a certain age will recognize the name Tumwater as the source of Olympia Beer. Unfortunately the brewery in Tumwater has been retired in the wake of its acquisition by Miller. Neverthless this delightful town of about 12,000 lives on.  It is located where the Deschutes River meets the Budd River at the southern end of Puget Sound - just a few miles from Olympia.  Tumwater is a Chinook term meaning waterfall or rushing water... more >>

State: Washington


What It Is Like to Retire in Homosassa

Homosassa and its neighboring sister, Homasassa Springs are small towns (less than 3,000 people) on the northern part of Florida's west coast.  This "Big Bend" area of Florida is proudly referred to as the "Nature Coast".  The average age is quite high, 60, indicating a significant retiree population.  The area is notable for outstanding wildlife viewing at the Homasassa Springs State Park, although it does not receive as much tourist attention as other areas... more >>

State: Florida


What It Is Like to Retire in Vista

Vista is a city of 98,381 (2020 Census), in southern California, east of Oceanside and Carslbad. it is 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Vista was listed as the seventh-best place in the United States for family life, based on considerations like jobs, business opportunities, education, climate, and cost-of-living.  There are several nice parks... more >>

State: California


What It Is Like to Retire in Fort Mill

Fort Mill is an affluent and fast-growing town of 24,521residents (2020 Census), in extreme north central South Carolina.  Although located in SC, it is actually a suburb of Charlotte (NC). The median household income is over $60,000. Picture of Fort Mill Historic District building and picture of the Mills House also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, courtesy of Wikipedia and Bill Fitzpatrick, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3... more >>

State: South Carolina


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