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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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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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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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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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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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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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May 10, 2022 — People living in a retirement face a new and growing problem – short term renters. While the problem is more acute in resort communities, it can occur almost anywhere.

Imagine living in a peaceful community where you know your neighbors on a first name basis. Then one day you wake to see strangers dragging suitcases down the hall, not sure where they are going. Confused about which unit they are renting, they might even try to get into yours. When when you hit the hay at 10 or so, the party next door is just getting started, their alcohol-fueled voices getting louder and louder over their music. The next day at the pool you find that you can’t get a lounge chair, all of them taken up by your new neighbors as they enjoy their music, smoke, and drink beer from glass bottles. The renters, who might have crammed 3 couples into a 2 bedroom home, have helped to fill the parking lot too.

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What It Is Like to Retire in Gorham

Gorham is a town in extreme southwestern Maine with a population of 16,381. Gorham Village is accompanied with some smaller, unincorporated villages and hamlets such as South Gorham, West Gorham, Little Falls, White Rock, and North Gorham.  The University of Southern Maine has a campus here.  Gorham is increasingly viewed by some as a suburb of nearby Portland.  Photo of Congregational Church from old postcard courtesy of Wikipedia... more >>

State: Maine

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What It Is Like to Retire in Lynchburg

Sometimes referred to as "Hill City" because of its rolling landscape, Lynchburg (population 73,000) is located in central Virgina and often lands on the "Best Places to Live" lists. Thomas Jefferson built his personal retreat here, Poplar Forest. Nowadays it is a subdued but lovely town with working class values. Five lively college campuses make Lynchburg a vibrant college town... more >>

State: Virginia

 
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What It Is Like to Retire in Oriental

Oriental is a very small harbor town located on the Neuse River within the inner banks of North Carolina.  It is named after the Sailing Steamer Oriental, built in Philadelphia in 1861, but unfortunately, was wrecked just a year later.  The town, considered the "Sailing Capital of North Carolina", has a population of about 900 (2013 census), with a median age of 60... more >>

State: North Carolina

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What It Is Like to Retire in Dunfermline

Dunfermline is a beautiful and walkable retirement town just north of Edinburgh and on the Firth of Forth. It was the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie, who returned years later, famous and wealthy, and made the town even more special. The Carnegie Library, completely redone inside but maintaining its classic exterior, is one of the finest libraries we have ever visited. St. Margaret’s Cathedral combines Norman and Gothic themes and several churches as it was expanded over the centuries... more >>

State: SCOTLAND

 
 
 
 

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