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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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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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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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Everything you need to live life to its fullest is now in Peachtree City. With Kolter Homes’ award-winning active adult community, Cressw...

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Brookfield Residential at Two Rivers is a brand new community designed for those 55+, and offers an abundance of opportunities for a vibr...

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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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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 Jacksonville

Jacksonville is the most populated city in Florida with 808,000 inhabitants - it is the 12th largest  city in the country.  Even though most of the people who live here are younger and working, as a retirement community for active adults 55+ it is has much to offer in terms of culture, recreation, and things to do. The metropolitan area population is over 1.3 million and growing rapidly. In terms of land area it is the largest city in the U.S... more >>

State: Florida


What It Is Like to Retire in Tubac

Tubac Arizona is an ancient Spanish presidio, or fort, that is now a working artists' community. Tubac was one of the first stops on the Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico to its settlements in California. This community in the high desert of Arizona is extremely scenic and offers exceptional recreational opportunities. The streets of the town are lined with old adobe homes and many interesting shops... more >>

State: Arizona


What It Is Like to Retire in Cape Elizabeth

Cape Elizabeth, Maine is an affluent suburb and small town of 9,000 just 5 miles from Portland.  This affluent town has a long, beautiful, and rocky coastline - much of which is visible from coastal roads.  Cape Elizabeth is an unusually beautiful place. The downtown is small but compact.  Besides providing access to great beaches like Higgins Beach and 3 coastal state parks, much of the attraction lies in its proximity to the up and coming, foodie-oriented city of Portland... more >>

State: Maine


What It Is Like to Retire in Grapevine

The history of Grapevine, Texas, started in 1843, when General Sam Houston met with members of 10 American Indian nations to negotiate a treaty of peace and friendship, which opened the area to homesteaders. Within a year, the first settlers started arriving, making Grapevine the oldest settlement in Tarrant County. Wild mustang grapes were abundant in the area, from which the town got its name. Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grapevine has a population of about 50,000 residents... more >>

State: Texas


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