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Birchwood at Brambleton is an exciting new community for active adults 55+ located in the heart of Loudoun County, and is intentionally d...

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Life at Heritage Shores is full of amenities, activities and social opportunities. When you live here, each day can be as active or laid ...

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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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Cresswind Charleston is Charleston-area's BEST active adult lifestyle community. Cresswind inspires active adults to live life to the ful...

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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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Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tellico Village comprises over 5,000 acres along Tellico Lake. Established in 1986...

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September 24, 2021 — Retirement is a modern concept. Not that long ago you worked until you dropped, or couldn’t do the job. The invention of pensions changed that for many people. Then, when Social Security started paying benefits in 1937, retirement became possible for almost everyone.

Until recently, once you retired you lived where you always did, moved in with your children, or, when you could no longer take care of yourself, transitioned to an old folks or nursing home. The landscape changed mightily in 1960 when Sun City opened with its active adult lifestyle and extensive amenities. Suddenly the idea of having fun in retirement became popular, and ever since people are still figuring out new ways to enjoy retirement.

Co-housing, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and 55+ communities all have their devotees. But most of the innovation has come from the retirement industry, whose retirement offerings are geared to put money in their coffers when you buy into their dream.

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What It Is Like to Retire in Chicago

Living in Chicago as a retirement community has many advantages for active adults 55+ with the means to do it. You get a walkable downtown with great public transportation. Many apartments overlook beaches or harbors on Lake Michigan. Great boating is at your doorstep, as are many lifetimes worth of cultural programs. With 18 miles of public parks around the lake you get stunning views of the Lake... more >>

State: Illinois


What It Is Like to Retire in Lehi

Lehi is a city in the Provo area in the north central part of the state. The population grew 250% to 49,000 from 2000 to 2105. The city is home to the Lehi Roller Mills, a flour mill featured in the movie Footloose. Many retirees have moved to some of the new developments in the area.  The city is at the head of Utah Lake which, along with the area's mountains, is a prime recreation spot... more >>

State: Utah


What It Is Like to Retire in Oak Island

Oak Island, North Carolina, is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Brunswick County, about 30 miles south of Wilmington. The seaside town is situated mostly on the barrier island, which also is home to the town of Caswell Beach, and extends onto the mainland. The town has a population of close to 7,000, but with its miles of beaches, fishing docks, and boating, the population grows to about 40,000 during the summer months... more >>

State: North Carolina


What It Is Like to Retire in Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove is a beautiful and quaint coastal city located at the tip of the Monterey Bay Peninsula in Monterey County, California, and sits between Pebble Beach and Monterey. The town was founded in 1875 as Methodist retreat and modeled after the Methodist Sunday school teachers' training camp established in 1874 at Chautauqua Lake, New York, and soon after attracted artists and writers, including John Steinbeck... more >>

State: California


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