Weekend Newsletter: October 1, 2011
What Kind of Community Hits Your Sweeetspot
Welcome to our occasional weekend newsletter, which focuses on interesting active adult and 55+ communities and the issues surrounding them.  This week the featured article includes links to highlighted communities, which are normally included in this newsletter.
The image above is from a popular medium sized active community, Penn National, in Chambersburg, PA. Penn National is an example of an active community with many amenities but no restrictions.
Featured Article:
If you are one of the people that think all retirement communities are about the same, you have another thing coming. There is truly a dizzying array of choices that await you. There are communities that have no age restriction - and those that do.  There are enormous active adult communities with hundreds of activities and clubs - and those that don't even have a clubhouse. Some focus on sports, while others are based on affinity groups like artists. There are urban, suburban, and rural choices.  Cooperative and and very independent communities. In this article we explore some of your choices, along with pros and cons and links to sample communities.
A Little Bit of Good News in Real Estate
We came across one of the few positive signs for the real estate market we have seen in the last few years. In a Wall Street Journal article, "Housing Takes Baby Steps", it appears that the overhanging inventory of unsold homes is declining - from over 11 months supply to about 8.4. It also appears that the "shadow inventory" of homes for sale, those that are about to come on the market, is also down.
We invite you to explore more communities - there are over 1480 in this directory:
Looking for Information about where to Live for 19 Different Lifestyles?
Check out our new website with highlighted videos of various towns - BestPlacesinUSA.com 
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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