Wendell Falls is a new, all-ages community located just minutes from downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, and features an eclectic, walkable...
Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes is a new, gated 55+ community in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area. With a focus on fitness, nutrition, and...
Embrey Mill® is an all-ages master-planned community located in Stafford, Virginia, just north of Fredericksburg, and offers a totally st...
Everything you need to live life to its fullest is now in Peachtree City. With Kolter Homes’ award-winning active adult community, Cressw...
Few towns in the Southeast offer more gracious charm than Aiken, South Carolina. Take a relaxing stroll through Aiken's tree-lined ...
Cresswind Charleston is Charleston-area's BEST active adult lifestyle community. Cresswind inspires active adults to live life to the ful...
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.(more...)
What It Is Like to Retire in Palm Coast
The City of Palm Coast is an enormous planned community of more than 77,000 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 >>
What It Is Like to Retire in Livingston
Livingston is a small town of about 6,000 people in east Texas. It is 37 miles east of Huntsville and 70 north of Houston. It is located very near Lake Livingston and Sam Houston National Forest. Onalaska and Coldspring are two nearby towns that get positive reviews... more >>
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 >>
What It Is Like to Retire in Tega Cay
Tega Cay is located in north central South Carolina, twenty miles south of Uptown Charlotte and five miles north of Rock Hill. This town of 5,000 is pleasantly situated on a peninsula on Lake Wylie. Tega Cay is Polynesian for "Beautiful Peninsula". The area is a desirable place to and a suburb for the Charlotte area. Picture of Wylie Lake courtesy of Wikipedia and Wikiwikicat, (public domain); photo of City Hall courtesy of Wikipedia and Mx. Granger (public domain)... more >>
State: South Carolina
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