Discover Your Ideal Lifestyle at the Ideal-LIVING Expo

ideal-LIVING magazine is proud to present our Fall Expo series to help you discover your ideal life. We have assembled communities of various price points from around the Eastern United States, along with communities from Mexico, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic to make it easier for you to find your ideal place.

iStock_000020058563_LakeLightSMLxYou may already be fortunate enough to live your ideal life, but if there’s a chance to find a better way, don’t you owe it to yourself to explore your options?

Life is a series of experiences. It’s time that you consider experiencing more of what life has to offer. The second half of life can be even more fulfilling than the first. Those who have made the move or who decided to have a second home rarely regret that decision. In countless interviews with people who have purchased in these communities, we find that they become so active in their new lives that they rarely even speak of their old lives. Often, we, at ideal-LIVING, hear “We just wish we would have done it sooner.”

DSC_0137expoADxJWell, what are you waiting for? Make the next 20-plus years of your life the best you’ve ever had. Start your journey at the ideal-LIVING Resort & Retirement Expo in your area.

Let’s look at some frequently asked questions…

Seminar schedule is subject to change and varies by expo location. call for 800.713.4263 or visit for times.

Greater DC

Dates: September 12-13, 2015
Times: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 11 AM – 3 PM
Hotel: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
Address: 7920 Jones Branch Road, McLean, VA 22102
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Parsippany, New Jersey

Dates: September 19-20, 2015
Times: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 11 AM – 3 PM
Hotel: Sheraton Parsippany
Address: 199 Smith Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054
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What types of communities will I find at the Expo?

The number of exhibitors varies from location to location, but you will always find in excess of 30 destinations from various states. Living on the water is the most popular choice, whether it is on a lake, in the mountains or on the coast. From living on the golf course to finding that perfect mountain retreat, the Expo offers options for you to explore. Most communities are age-targeted, so you are sure to find people who are within your age range and interest levels.

We offer communities to fit every price range from affordable 55-plus to luxurious resort destinations.
ideal-LIVING has assembled representatives from destinations like Naples, FL; Charleston, SC; Savannah, GA; Orlando, FL; Wilmington, NC; Charlotte, NC; Knoxville, TN and more.

Why should I consider relocating?

The top two reasons for relocating in retirement are consistently to find a better climate and to reduce taxes. At the Expo, you will be able to find more cost-effective destinations with more enticing climates. Who doesn’t want to save money on taxes?

What can I expect when I visit the Expo?

You will speak with representatives from communities about their regions. You’ll also want to make plans at the Expos to visit these destinations through the ideal-LIVING travel program.

Is this like a timeshare?

Absolutely not. This is a no-pressure environment for you to meet with representatives and talk about what it’s like to live in their region and communities.

Do I need to RSVP?

We encourage you to RSVP in advance to ensure your space at the seminars and expedite your check-in.

How do I get tickets?

If you receive this magazine, you will also receive tickets in the mail. But, by all means, you can call and ask for more.

Can I bring a friend?

Please bring friends with you. We’ll supply you with as many tickets as you require. Many friends eventually end up moving to the same location.

Special Events: NEW!

Paradise is closer than you think!

  • Join us at 3 p.m. on Saturday for a “Taste of the Tropics”. Enjoy a refreshing fruit beverage along with a choice of delicious island appetizers.
  • Talk with international experts about booking your vacation to paradise! Vacation to paradise … white sandy beaches,coral reefs, palm trees and exquisite amenities.
  • Discover the NEW Caribbean! Mexico, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic
  • informative seminars help find your ideal life
  • Seminars available at the ideal-LIVING Resort & Retirement Expos

RSVP today! 800.713.4263

How to Choose Your Ideal place


How do you go about choosing a place that offers the ideal lifestyle you’ve been dreaming about? This seminar will simplify your search by helping you focus on key priorities: climate and location, family and friends, lifestyle and financial considerations. Are you interested in mild winters and sunshine so you can enjoy outdoor recreation? Narrow your options by deciding if you want coastal, lake or mountain living, and what type of community you prefer. Choose your desired amenities and the kind of home you want. This seminar will help you live well for less and find your ideal destination.

Ideal Home Trends

Learn about the latest in home building trends with our ideal-LIVING Home Trend Panel. Benchmark Communities built an ideal-LIVING Home in Hilton Head Lakes in Hardeeville, SC. Also, in 2015 Tribute Homes built an ideal-LIVING Home in Brunswick Forest in Wilmington, NC (featured on page 88). Both homes are official locations of 2015 ideal-LIVING Homes. The homes exemplify some of the latest in home building technologies, including universal design trends, which create spaces designed with aging in mind. This seminar provides details about the Ideal Homes and their energy-efficient techniques.


Prepare Your Home for Sale

You can present your house for sale in a way that will attract buyers and could lead to a faster sale. First impressions sell houses, and first
impressions begin in the car. Find out how to achieve maximum curb appeal and why kitchen updates are so important. When preparing to sell your home, it’s imperative to emotionally let go of it, and depersonalize and de-clutter so prospective buyers can envision themselves living there. Learn helpful tips for making minor repairs, improving landscaping and making your house sparkle. Stage your home for a successful sale!


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About David Heck

David writes for ideal-LIVING Magazine; the leading source for consumer property purchases and retirement home destinations in the southeast.

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