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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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COMING SOON to North Carolina is a vibrant, brand new 55+ active adult community! Cresswind Wesley Chapel is slated for ...

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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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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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Reflections on Silver Lake is a popular 55+ Manufactured Home and RV Community in Highlands County, Florida, offering a choice of lifesty...

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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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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 in to help answer her question, which asked what people thought about retiring in Maryland. Since hers generated so many other Comments (and Maryland is not an active community nor is it in the Southeast) we thought we would pull everything together under a new post to keep everything 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, an estate lawyer once said something very wise to my mother and I. 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. His mantra – enjoy your life; fear of taxes is not the way to live. Just as important as that thought though, you also have to act on the basis of the facts, not on what you think you know or heard from someone else.

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What It Is Like to Retire in Jupiter

The three Florida villages of Jupiter, Tequesta, and Juno Beach combine rich history, culture, and natural beauty to provide a retirement community with an unsurpassed quality of life. Retirees who enjoy communities with a small town feel and the benefits of a growing area will find these Northern Palm Beach County villages appealing. There are more than 100 miles of unspoiled beaches along the ocean, rivers, and the intracoastal waterway... more >>

State: Florida

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What It Is Like to Retire in Granite Falls

Granite Falls is a very small town of about 4600 people in the west central foothills of North Carolina. Hickory is the largest nearby town, along with Lenoir. The elevation is about 1100' above sea level. The area is rural and hilly - popular with vacationers and retirees.  The climate is a bit milder than in the rest of North Carolina... more >>

State: North Carolina

 
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What It Is Like to Retire in Columbus

Columbus, Ohio, named for Christopher Columbus, is the capital and largest city in Ohio with a population of about 822,000 in 2013, (City-Data.com).  It is a vibrant and pretty city that sits at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers, and is divided into several walkable neighborhoods which include the University District, home to the main campus of The Ohio State University, and German Village, a historic neighborhood settled in the early 19th century... more >>

State: Ohio

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What It Is Like to Retire in Butte

Situated in the Rocky Mountains of Southwest Montana, sits Butte, the county seat of Silver Bow County, which is now combined and known as Butte-Silver Bow, as one entity. The population of what was once a mining boomtown is about 36,000 and is Montana’s first industrial city... more >>

State: Montana

 
 
 
 

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