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 Topretirements eNewsletter
 January 19, 2011

In This Issue...

  • How Can a State be on Both a Best and a Worst List?
  • St. George, UT
  • Cool Design Features for Your Multi-Generation Home
  • Winter Haven, FL

    Pictured above:  Enjoying a kayak trip on one of Winter Haven's 50 lakes. 
    We are pleased that our "Worst States" article has been featured in so many national press outlets, including most recently, AARP.  The article has generated hundreds of comments around the web, and the most persistent one is: "How can a state be both on a 'Best' and a 'Worst' list?" We try to explain how that might happen here.
    Click on a state to see reviews of 618 great retirement towns, plus a list of 1,219 active adult communities. 
    This town in southwestern Utah has become one of the most popular retirement destinations in Utah, if not the southwest.  St. George is famous for its red cliff scenery and boasts warmer winters than the rest of the state.  It is home to many large active adult communities. Religiously, it is more diverse than the rest of Utah.
    In addition to this newsletter, you can now sign up for our Daily Digest, Active Communities East (east of the Mississippi), or Active Communities West (west of the Mississippi). The latter 2 are weekly; they provide a summary of all the 55+ communities listed at Topretirements during the previous week. They are all free, sign up here.
    Get on track with your retirement planning. Our "100 Best Retirement Towns" provides 300+ pages with the inside stories, facts, and insight on the 100 most popular towns at Topretirements. eBook, Print, or Kindle versions. Quantity discounts.
    It might not be what you planned on, but living in your home with your parents and/or adult children is increasingly a common phenomenon in these difficult times. Architects have taken notice; read on to learn about 7 new trends in multi-generational housing.
     Charming Winter Haven, FL
    Thanks to one of our members, David, for not only suggesting this nice little town in Central Florida, but for also providing inside information and access to photos. Winter Haven has an amazing 50 lakes within the city limits, so it is no wonder why it was formerly home to Cypress Gardens and those beautiful water-skiiing maidens.  Here you can live on or near a lake for suprisingly little money. Read on to find out why your grandchildren will like the new incarnation of the Cypress Garden theme park.  
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