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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, nutrition, and...

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Cadence at Lansdowne is a brand new 55+ active adult community offering a vibrant lifestyle in Lansdowne, Virginia. It's where you can ha...

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Embrey Mill® is an all-ages master-planned community located in Stafford, Virginia, just north of Fredericksburg, and offers a totally st...

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Everything you need to live life to its fullest is now in Peachtree City. With Kolter Homes’ award-winning active adult community, Cressw...

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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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June 20, 2021 — Virginia’s recent Comment to our “25 Most Popular Active Communities in the Southeast” article really got things going. Many folks jumped on her question, which was what people thought about retiring to Maryland. Since hers generated so many other Comments (and Maryland is not in the Southeast) we thought we would pull all of them together under a new post, and thus keep both articles in better focus.

Most of the Comments quickly got into taxes and cost of living, although just about everyone liked other aspects of the Free State. Regarding taxes, a wise estate lawyer said something very wise to my mother and I about them. He said: “Don’t let the tax tail wag the dog”. In other words, if you want to do something for good reasons (like move to another state), do it. In other words, enjoy your life; fear of taxes is not the way to live. Just as important as that thought goes, you also have to act on the basis of the facts, not on what you heard from someone else.

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What It Is Like to Retire in Clarksville

Clarksville is the home of Austin Peay  State University.  Located in western Tennessee, Clarksville, population 125,000, is a popular town for retirees because of its low cost and taxes and the many recreational opportunities available in this state. That is one reason why Clarksville is the fastest growing city in Tennessee.The Monkee's 1966 hit song was named for the city's old train station, "The Last Train to Clarksville"... more >>

State: Tennessee


What It Is Like to Retire in DallasFort Worth

The Dallas Fort Worth Metro is well, Texas-sized.  There are neighborhoods for every kind of person ranging from old downtown areas to places out in the suburbs.  Retirees like it in Dallas for a number of reasons. It's a big city so there is always something to do - there are more restaurants, museums, concerts, plays, and professional sports events than anyone could ever attend... more >>

State: Texas


What It Is Like to Retire in Marietta

Marietta is a suburb northwest of Atlanta with a population of about 66,000. The town square is the site of several cultural productions and public events, including a weekly farmers' market. Photo of Cobb County Courthouse, Marietta, Georgia, taken September, 2006, and photo Taken from Glover Park in the town square, September 2006, courtesy of Wikipedia and HowardSF (public domain)... more >>

State: Georgia


What It Is Like to Retire in Canyon

Canyon is a vibrant small town and the county seat of Randall County, Texas. The population was 14,432 during the 2014 census, and because it is home to West Texas A&M University, the median age is just 25 years. The town is known as the gateway to Palo Duro Canyon State Park, one of the state's most popular tourist attractions. The Park offers hiking, camping, biking and birdwatching, all with beautiful views, and is the setting for the world-famous outdoor musical drama TEXAS... more >>

State: Texas


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