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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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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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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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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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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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The Grove is an upscale, manufactured home community for active adults 55+, located in sunny Bradenton, Florida, on 40 lush acres of form...

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August 3, 2022 — Since the pandemic began a housing boom has churned markets across the country. Big cities have lost out, and smaller ones with better quality of life and cheaper housing prices have gained. The Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com Emerging Housing Markets Index  is a list of the top metro areas for a strong local economy, appealing lifestyle amenities, and an appreciating housing market in this year’s second quarter. This index comes as home prices have fallen in most parts of the country for the past few months, finally succumbing to higher mortgage rates and an overheated housing market.

Although the study was mostly oriented toward young working people looking for a better lifestyle, an easier commute, and lower real estate prices, many of the markets that came out on top are quite suitable for baby boomers and people of retirement age. That is not only because these housing markets bode well for the future, but mainly because many of them, such as Billings, Montana, offer exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities. The index’s top-ranked market for the quarter was Elkhart, IN with its 206,000 people. After that came Burlington, NC; Johnson City, TN; Fort Wayne, IN; and Billings, MT. Indiana had two cities in the top 10, as did North Carolina.

Here are the WSJ’s top 10 Emerging Housing Markets:

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What It Is Like to Retire in Palm Coast

The City of Palm Coast is an enormous planned community of about 90,000 located on Florida’s northeast coast, equidistant from the large cities of Jacksonville and Orlando. Many of its residents are active adults using it as a retirement community. Palm Coast is one of the more interesting hybrid communities in existence. Planned originally by ITT in 1969 as a huge development, the community is now incorporated as a City, with a traditional form of city government... more >>

State: Florida

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What It Is Like to Retire in Depoe Bay

Depoe Bay is a small village of 1,400 on the northern coast of Oregon.  It boasts the smallest harbor in the world, according to locals. The average age is almost 57 years old, so it is clear that is popular for retirees.  Winters are wet here. Photo of Aerial view of the harbor and center of Depoe Bay, Oregon, courtesy of Wikipedia and Bob Heims, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (public domain)... more >>

State: Oregon

 
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What It Is Like to Retire in Needham

Needham is a well-off suburban town of 29,000 near Boston.  It is home to the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, an engineering school.  A nearby town is Wellesley. Photo of Cutler Park, a state-owned nature preserve and public recreation courtesy of Wikipedia and Zenswashbuckler (public domain)... more >>

State: Massachusetts

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What It Is Like to Retire in Avon Park

Avon Park, Florida, Highlands County’s oldest town boasts numerous circular lakes within the city limits, and has a diverse population of about 10,000 residents. The “City of Charm” is also home to a Historic District which includes 13 buildings running along Main Street, South Florida State College, and a city-owned Avon Park Executive Airport... more >>

State: Florida

 
 
 
 

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