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Few towns in the Southeast offer more gracious charm than Aiken, South Carolina.  Take a relaxing stroll through Aiken's tree-lined ...

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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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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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Twin Oaks is a 55+ active adult community located in sunny Bradenton, Florida, and brimming with serenity and charm. Our private, pet-fri...

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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.

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What It Is Like to Retire in Waverly

Waverly is a village in, and the county seat of, Pike County. It's a small town of just under 5,000. It's located along the west bank of the Scioto River. Photo of Pike County Courthouse in Waverly courtesy of Wikipedia and Nyttend (public domain)... more >>

State: Ohio

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What It Is Like to Retire in Bullhead City

Bullhead City, Arizona, is located in the shadow of the Black Mountain Range along the Colorado River. Each year more than 6 million people visit the resort area, which includes plenty of casinos. The 2011 population was just under 40,000. Gambling is an important part of this community, and this helps provide a good mix of restaurants and retailers. Locals also enjoy hiking, fishing, and kayaking in the Colorado RIver... more >>

State: Arizona

 
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What It Is Like to Retire in Hollywood Beach

Hollywood Beach is a very popular Hollywood, Florida, neighborhood and known for its one-of-a-kind boardwalk that extends over two miles along the Atlantic Ocean. The brick-paved promenade is popular with walkers, joggers, hikers and bikers, and is lined with restaurants, hotels and parks. It has been named one of America's Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel + Leisure Magazine, and in 2015, was recognized as a Travelers' Choice by Tripadvisor... more >>

State: Florida

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What It Is Like to Retire in Babcock Ranch

Located in Southwest Florida, just northeast of Fort Myers, Babcock Ranch is America’s first solar-powered town. The production of solar energy is a big part of the town’s commitment to sustainability, and has its own solar facility. Committed to being environmentally responsible and run on solar energy, commercial buildings will have rooftop solar panels, and solar trees will combine technology and art... more >>

State: Florida

 
 
 
 

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