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Best of the Best in Planned Communities

2017 Best of the Best in Planned Communities

 

Best Community Awards 2017 Best of the Best Awards

Ideal-LIVING is pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd annual Best of the Best in planned communities. Pick your desired amenities, then find the best. This is a great place to discover your ideal community and find your ideal life.
Find the Best of the Best in 2017 from ideal-LIVING. Find gated communities, private communities, tennis communities, planned communities, Mountain communities, golf resorts, single family homes, retirement homes, retirement communities, retirement property, golf course communities. All just a click away! Best Community Awards 2017.

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Best Model Homes of 2017

Best Model Homes of 2017

Your ideal home is closer than you think. Look no further as these communities provide you with all of the ideas you need for your new custom or production home. The latest in home building trends and technologies are available for tour.
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Best Sunsets of 2017

Best Sunsets of 2017

Gazing west and being dazzled by the ever-changing colors on the horizon is the perfect end to a perfect day. Each of these featured communities has homes and homesites that are situated for residents to appreciate these everyday pleasures.
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Best Active Adult Communities of 2017

Best Active Adult Communities of 2017

If you are ready to live in a community with your peers, these communities that cater to the 55+ market are ready to meet your needs. Each has an active social calendar with plenty of planned and unplanned activities from golf to fitness to social clubs.
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Best Neo-Traditional of 2017

Best Neo-Traditional of 2017

The best neo-traditional developments combine 21st-century convenience with small-town ambiance. In addition to tree-lined neighborhoods with wide sidewalks and pet-friendly parks, all feature town centers where residents can enjoy shopping and dining, plus a variety of professional services, without ever having to leave the community
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Best Mountain Views of 2017

Best Mountain Views of 2017

Sitting on top of a mountain looking out for miles toward the horizon or nestled in a valley embraced by the peaks illicits an indescribable peacefulness. These communities offer that serenity along with picture-perfect hillside and mountain-ridge settings.
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Best Intracoastal Waterway Views of 2017

Best Intracoastal Waterway Views of 2017

Each of these communities occupies a unique perch on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, and some have homes and homesites on both the east and west banks. With a parade of pleasure craft and commercial vessels just beyond your lot line, there's always something interesting going by.
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Best Community Pools of 2017

Best Community Pools of 2017

The swimming centers at each of these communities are unique and include multiple-pool complexes, indoor/outdoor pools, Olympic-size pools for exercise and competition, lazy rivers, waterslides, and wave machines that kids of all ages can enjoy.
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Best Outdoor Living of 2017

Best Outdoor Living of 2017

These builders specialize in bringing the comforts and conveniences of a relaxing lifestyle to large patios, decks, and poolside areas. If you love fresh air and sunshine, their outdoor-living designs will certainly have you living it up outside.
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Best 19th Hole of 2017

Best 19th Hole of 2017

In these golf-oriented communities, relaxing with a cool beverage and a hearty meal after a round is no less important than the play itself. So you'll find excellent lounges and grills, often overlooking the 18th green, where the camaraderie of the course can continue well into the evening.
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Best College Towns of 2017

Best College Towns of 2017

Learning is a life-long pleasure for many, and these towns pack in education and a whole lot of fun with university life close at hand. These towns, along with their learning institutions, welcome adult students whether they want to study for a degree or just take the occasional self-enhancement class.
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Best Kayaking Communities of 2017

Best Kayaking Communities of 2017

Whether you're already a kayaker or have always wanted to try this invigorating sport, these featured communities have kayak clubs that welcome beginners and experienced rowers alike, as well as on-site or nearby waterways where you can paddle to your heart's content.
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Best Wellness Facilities of 2017

Best Wellness Facilities of 2017

Most communities have basic exercise equipment in their clubhouses, but these communities feature more than just expansive fitness facilities with the latest running and weight-training machines. They also offer complete wellness programs and fitness classes designed to improve every resident's overall lifestyle.
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Best Boating Communities of 2017

Best Boating Communities of 2017

Heading out on the open water with the wind in your hair just can't be beat. Boating makes you feel alive. These premier communities promote the boating lifestyle with any of the the following: full-service marinas, yacht clubs, dry-dock storage, repair services, or mile after mile of open water and countless coves where the big fish live.
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Best Eco-Friendly Communities of 2017

Best Eco-Friendly Communities of 2017

These communities have distinguished themselves from concept to completion by respecting the ecology of their locations. Most have preserved large natural areas to protect local habitat and all feature homes that save energy, water, and other resources.
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Best Tennis and Pickleball of 2017

Best Tennis and Pickleball of 2017

Get your rackets ready. Tennis or pickleball anyone? These communities have either tennis or pickleball facilities for friendly matches or competitive tournaments for club members. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport among those aged 50+.
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Best Golf Complex of 2017

Best Golf Complex of 2017

These communities feature multiple courses designed by the most respected architects in the business. They have active men's and women's golf leagues and offer a variety of links that appeal to new golfers as well as the most seasoned. If you're a golfer, you will never tire of these courses.
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Best Walking Trails of 2017

Best Walking Trails of 2017

Each year when ideal-LIVING Expo attendees are surveyed, the number one amenity is walking trails. These communities offer miles of paved walking trails or nature trails where you can experience the local flora and fauna.
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Best Ocean Views of 2017

Best Ocean Views of 2017

The most popular destinations among ideal-LIVING readers are always waterfront. It's difficult to find more waterviews than when at the ocean. Whether it's watching dolphins frolic in the blue waves or soaking in the rays on the beach, these spectacular communities are all located ocean front.
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Best Culinary Experiences of 2017

Best Culinary Experiences of 2017

From farm-to-table delicacies to fine wines from around the world, these communities host weekly or monthly culinary events that include sumptuous spreads shared with neighbors and often feature guest chefs and cooking classes.
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Best Floorplans for 50+ of 2017

Best Floorplans for 50+ of 2017

Single-story floor plans with conveniently located appliances, large walk-in closets, spacious bathrooms, and a host of other amenities are designed for residents 50 years and better. Open floor plans with kitchen islands and universal design techniques are available from these communities/developers
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Best Lake Views of 2017

Best Lake Views of 2017

Everything is better with water; it relaxes and rejuvenates. From these communities, you can enjoy the views from your deck or get out for a day of boating, sailing, or fishing. They also feature full-service marinas for docking, storage, or maintenance, as well as lakeside restaurants and community parks. Many have golf courses along the shore.
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Best Innovative Designs of 2017

Best Innovative Designs of 2017

The newest in designs like telescoping doors that open to outdoor living space or creative use of smaller spaces can be found in these communities.
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Best Small Towns of 2017

Best Small Towns of 2017

If you're ready for friendly people, less congestion, and safer areas, it might be time to seek out life in a small town. These towns epitomize small town life and all of the charm, character, and benefits.
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