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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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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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Birchwood at Brambleton is an exciting new community for active adults 55+ located in the heart of Loudoun County, and is intentionally d...

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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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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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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 Henderson

Henderson, second largest city in Nevada, is also one of America's fastest-growing communities. In fact the population increased 44% from 2000 to 2008 (to 252,000). There are several reasons why Henderson is an appealing retirement community. For one, the colorful desert landscapes and the snowcapped peaks of nearby mountain ranges provide a dramatic backdrop for this city near Lake Mead... more >>

State: Nevada

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What It Is Like to Retire in Seal Beach

Seal Beach is  a small city of 24,000 in Orange County, California.  It is south of Los Angeles and Long Beach on the Pacific. There is good surfing, a  very long pier, and a marina. The Leisure World retirement community, with its 9,000 residents, is a large part of the city. It is claimed that Seal Beach was the first major planned retirement community in the U.S., although Sun City, Arizona might dispute that... more >>

State: California

 
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What It Is Like to Retire in Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor, population a little over 5,000, one of American's top vacation destinations, as well as an interesting place to retire (at least for part of the year).  Located along the coast, this idyllic spot was fiercely protected by the Rockefeller family, who were instrumental in the formation of Acadia National Park.  There are great beaches here, whale watching, and an interesting, if slightly touristy town... more >>

State: Maine

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What It Is Like to Retire in Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor, a city located about 80 kilometers south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula, is one of Australia's most popular coastal spots. With a median resident age of 52, it's particularly popular for retirement. The population swells in the summertime as a well-loved tourist destination. Victor Harbor is an outdoor lover's haven; varieties of water sports, fishing, and hiking are all common activities here. The city is also the center of the South Coast surf zone... more >>

State: AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
 

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