Weekend Newsletter: November 19, 2011
What's in Your Next Dream Home?
Welcome to our occasional weekend newsletter, which focuses on interesting active adult and 55+ communities and the issues surrounding them.
The photo above shows the marina at Hawthorne at Leesburg, a cooperatively owned community near Leesburg, Florida.
Featured Article:
The member input to our article about what people want in a retirement community was so rich that we thought we would take that idea to another level. Specifically, if you were the chief designer of the home you build for your retirement, what would it be like -  for type of home, outside design, interior features, and materials? We are particularly interested in the differences between what boomer guys and gals want in their next homes.
We invite you to explore more communities - there are over 1500 in this directory:
The origin of Hawthorne at Leesburg is one of the most interesting we've seen. It was founded jointly by the AARP, the National Teachers Association, and an insurance co. This cooperatively owned community is on a river with a marina, more than 1100 homes, and a lot of nice people.
Heather Gardens - Aurora, CO
Heather Gardens near Denver has a lot of the usual good things going for it: there's a 9 hole golf course, more than 100 leisure activities, indoor and outdoor pools. Prices are reasonable, and it's a mile from a light rail station.
Windsor Hills - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands is a huge planned community near Houston. It is so big it has multiple communities within it, some for 55+ and many for people of all ages. Windsor Hills is one of the 55+ communities. Use this link to see more Woodland Hills communities.
Promote Your Community! Is your community listed at Topretirements? There is no charge to list your active adult or 55+ community at Topretirements.com.  Call 203 415 4792 for help.
Our Schedule: This weekend edition of our newsletter, which focuses on 55+ and active adult communities, is published about 20 times per year. The weekly Wednesday newsletter delivers timely articles about general retirement issues and best places to retire.
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