Communities Newsletter: February 27, 2010
Rental Active Adult Communities

If you haven't read all of the interesting comments added to our "Sunbelt Shines in the 2010 Best Places to Retire List" article you should check them out.  Your editor was flattered to be interviewed about this story by Robert Powell of Wall Street Journal MarketWatch; it was also picked up by Fox Business News, and Yahoo.Finance. We were also interviewed by the Wall Street Journal Radio Network - nice!
One of the steadiest themes we hear from our members is how to retire on a budget.  Renting is one way to do that.   Besides avoiding tying up your cash, renting has another outstanding advantage. It allows you to test the waters in a place and see if the dream lives up to the reality. So you avoid making the expensive and time-consuming mistakes that happen all too often. Renting is usually an option inalmost any community - there is almost always someone who wants to rent outtheir home or condo. To find communities where renting is common, type in "rental" in the search boxes at Topretirements.
So here we go, a small selection of communities where renting is easily available:
The area south of Orlando has quite a few towns where inexpensive living is quite possible. The Village of Casa del Sol is somewhat unique in that it features snowbird rentals (although the bonus is you have availability for the whole year).
In this rental alternative you can experience the urban lifestyle without the hassles of home ownership. Vita Flats has 74 rental apartment homes with all the amenities for a luxurious lifestyle.
This is a community of manufactured homes and full hook up RV lots near the very popular retirement town of Prescott. It offers a less expensive way to retire in what is usually a fairly pricey region. All amenities. Buy or rent. 
Like a lot of member owned communities, Pennbrooke Fairways offers a lot of value for your dollar. This community in Central FL's lake district boasts more than 100 planned activities each week, along with 3 nine hole golf courses.
The all new, completely updated 2nd edition of "100 Best Retirement Towns" is now available in all formats. The print version arrived yesterday - orders will be going out over the weekend.  The new edition has updated and expanded information and prices, plus complete reviews of the 25 new towns making the list.  Order in print, eBook or Kindle.
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