ideal-LIVING magazine announces the 2018 Best of the Best in Planned Communities. First of all, planned communities have increased in popularity over the last 25 years. Though not all communities are age-restricted, you’ll find plenty of retirees in each community seeking similar benefits. Consequently, the conceptualizing, planning, designing, and developing of a community ensures that homeowners’ needs will be met. The developers create an environment conducive to a healthy, happy lifestyle. Hence, they create a true sense of community where residents can enjoy new friends and make new memories. It’s a place where you can find unity of body, mind, and spirit, if that’s what you are looking for.For the third consecutive year, ideal-LIVING magazine’s editors have created a list for you to find the Best of the Best in amenities. And, this year we added the Top 100 communities, along with a few fun facts to showcase spectacular amenities. Next, choose a few communities. Then plan your summer and fall travel to these destinations today. You won’t know until you go!