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 September 17, 2014


Benefits of Retirement Community Living 

We live in a time in which people are living longer lives than in the past. We are more aware of taking care of ourselves and eating healthier and as a result, we are living longer lives. There are many older retired people today than ever before, and many are choosing to live in a retirement community. This simply means that they are choosing to live near other retired people their own age with the same type of living conditions and interests in mind. The old saying there is safety in numbers can really apply to the older set of retired people. They look after each other and do many things together. This article will talk about some of the benefits to living in a retirement community.  Continued at bottom...


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In each new issue of Top Active Adult Communities, we bring you new and established active adult communities from across the country.  Not all of these developments are age-restricted - some of them attract singles and families - but many of them offer the amenities and lifestyle sought by retirees and empty-nesters.



Palm Tree Cove II

4671 Rinaldo Road, York, South Carolina 29745

(877) 275-6374

Single family homes

Priced from $261,990

Age Restriction:  All ages

Web Site

Lake, boat dock, trails


Buena Vista

1355 Meadowlark Lane, SE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico  87124 

(505) 896-8959

Age Restriction:  55+


Priced from $605 per month

Web Site

Private balconies, some utilities included, fitness center, walking paths, hair salon


Stillwater Estates

2800 Cooks Hill Road, Centralia, Washington  98531

(360) 736-4744

Single family homes

Priced from $95,000

Age Restriction:  55+

Web Site

No step homes, HOA fee includes twice monthly mini health check; assisted living available


903 Turnstone Circle, Salisbury, Maryland 21804

(410) 543-8750

Condos, town homes and single family homes

Priced from $167,000

Age Restriction:  55+

Web Site

First floor master bedrooms and baths, clubhouse


Cascades of Boynton Beach

6601 Cascades Isle Boulevard, Boynton Beach, Florida  33437

Contact through website

Single family homes

Priced from $249,900

Age Restriction:  55+

Web Site

Established community with planned activities, tennis courts, clubhouse


Retirement Community Living, continued from left....

A retirement community can be found in many places.  There are many mobile home parks that are exclusive to a certain age group. This means that there won't be young children around or teens to worry about. These type of places will be a quiet surrounding for retired folks who want to live a quiet lifestyle. They often have a recreational room in which they may hold social events such as bingo, bunko, or pinnacle. They may have a movie night in which everyone can join in the fun and they probably serve popcorn etc. Many of the rec. rooms have a piano for a more formal event. They may hold dancing nights in which everyone can dress up and attend. Often these type of retirement community places will have an exercise room and possibly a swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. There are many beautiful manufactured homes available these days so you can live a luxurious lifestyle around people your own age and live in a retirement community that is safe. There may even be a locked gate to enter into the premises and everyone looks after each other for safety.

There are other types of retirement community places that are similar, but they house RVs and motor homes or travel trailers. You can belong to a group and pay a certain fee for staying at these type of places. They often offer many of the same amenities as you would find in a mobile home park. You can often find recreational rooms that hold special events and games, you may find an exercise facility as well as a swimming pool and spa. One thing you may find there that you might not find at a mobile home park is a laundry room and showers. These type of retirement community facilities accommodate the needs you would have while traveling on the road. You will meet many good friends at one of these places and the chances are, you will hook up with them again in your travels.

Retirement can be a lot of fun and living in a retirement community, you can not only build great friendships, but learn many things from each other. You can learn from others mistakes and also hear about great sites to see. Along with the fun events and great time spent together in these retirement community places, you will most often feel pretty safe as well, as most everyone looks after each other.

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