Best Wellness Environments of 2019

Best Wellness Environments

Best of the Best 2019 Community Awards

Each year when ideal-LIVING Show attendees are surveyed, the number one desired amenity is walking trails. These communities offer miles of paved walking trails or nature trails along with extensive fitness and wellness opportunities. Almost all planned 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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ideal-LIVING Best of the Best

Kingfish Bay - Homes in Coastal NC

Kingfish Bay - Homes in Coastal NC

Calabash, North Carolina

Calabash, NC - Kingfish Bay is a resort-style waterfront community with nature trails, fitness stations, two piers, pavilions, and day docks with direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Set along the banks of the Calabash River, the development design meanders through 62-acres of natural waterfront property with approximately 1/3 maintained in its natural state. Kingfish Bay fosters a sense of “community by design, with an on-site clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style pool, putting green, game court, and nature pavilion. The community is within walking distance to downtown Calabash and the Oceanfront Clubhouse at Sunset Beach allows Kingfish Bay owners to enjoy the beach life. Read More...

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Mount Vintage

Mount Vintage

North Augusta, South Carolina

N. Augusta, SC - Located just minutes from Aiken, SC and Augusta, GA, Mount Vintage is the perfect place for health and wellness. Carefully planned to natural beauty of the setting, the Town Center/Athletic Club complex includes a pool, Har-Tru tennis courts, Bocce Ball, fitness center, lending library and community garden, and lots of planned activities. Read More...

SC


Lakewood Ranch | Best Places to Live in Florida

Lakewood Ranch | Best Places to Live in Florida

Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Lakewood Ranch, TX - Life in Lakewood Ranch is centered around well-being. Main Street, the parks, trails, amenities, physical and intellectual, focus on vitality and activity. Staying active and healthy is easier when its built into the lifestyle. An example of this is the Farmers Market which attracts over 1,000 residents who each week pick up their veggie shares, enjoy music, and take yoga classes, and yes, they even have Goat Yoga! Researchers from Massachusetts General, a Harvard Teaching School, selected Lakewood Ranch for a ground-breaking Brain Health Study because of LWR's multi-generational makeup, dynamic lifestyle, and strong medical, wellness and education foundation. Read More...

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Solivita - Award-winning 55 Plus Living

Solivita - Award-winning 55 Plus Living

Kissimmee, Florida

Kissimmee, FL - The Riviera Spa and Fitness Center at Solivita is a 32,000 sq. ft. facility offering indoor and outdoor recreation. Inside includes, air-conditioned track and pool, exercise studio, strength equipment and dance studio. Outside includes a resort-style pool surrounded by pergolas and lounge seating. It’s the perfect back drop for the very social and active residents of Solivita. The lush landscaping and outdoor spa complete the ambiance.

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McLendon Hills - North Carolina Gated Communities

McLendon Hills - North Carolina Gated Communities

West End, North Carolina

West End, NC - McLendon Hills property owners enjoy 2.5 miles of paved walking trails that circle around the lake for optimum views while you exercise. For the horse enthusiast, over 8 miles of private bridle trails surround the perimeter of the development. Most days you will find walkers, joggers, cyclists, and the occasional baby strollers.The gentle rolling hills provide a good workout. The focal point of the community is our 80-acre, 60-foot deep spring fed lake used for fishing, swimming, and non-gasoline boating. Kayaking is a popular outing that is active weekly, even in the late months of October and early spring.

NC

The Retreat at Craig Ranch

The Retreat at Craig Ranch

McKinney, Texas

McKinney, TX - The Retreat at Craig Ranch is all about simple living, a healthy lifestyle and creating lasting memories. Mix and mingle at the exclusive 9,000 sqft, 2-story clubhouse and resort style pool, or stay active at The Retreat's fitness center - designed to help you on your wellness journey. Down the road you'll find the award-winning Craig Ranch Fitness Center and Spa, and the TPC Craig Ranch Golf Course. Miles of walking and bike trails wind throughout the community, providing an ideal setting for your active lifestyle. At the Retreat, everything you need to stay active is just steps from your door. Read More...

TX


On Top of the World Communities - Florida 55+ Communities

On Top of the World Communities - Florida 55+ Communities

Ocala, Florida

Ocala, FL - At On Top of the World Communities, a fit and healthy body is as important as a fit and healthy mind. That's why they have placed so much emphasis on physical fitness and wellness programs at this award-winning, active adult community. With a growing number of four fitness centers, a fitness program focused on active-aging, eight pools, two power parks, over 17 miles of multi-modal trails and a lifelong learning center with over 1800 diverse courses, On Top of the World strives to provide the best resources for the wellness of its residents. Read More...

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River Bluffs

River Bluffs

Castle Hayne, North Carolina

Castle Hayne, NC - Located just north of downtown Wilmington, NC, River Bluffs promotes wellness and fitness by offering residents many parks, walking trails, a 2,700-foot overwater Riverwalk and social clubs that encourage residents to get involved in kayaking, water polo, tennis, or pickleball, to name a few. Read More...

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Birchwood at Brambleton

Birchwood at Brambleton

Brambleton, Virginia

Ashburn, VA - Located in award-winning Brambleton, Birchwood has become the best selling active adult community around. Homeowners have fallen in love with this new, walkable community where everything you want is at your fingertips including the 20,000 square foot clubhouse with its beautiful stone exteriors and modern interior features and finishes. Brimming with amenities and awe inspiring views over the lake, the new clubhouse will feature indoor and outdoor pools, game rooms, a wellness/fitness center, yoga studio, a demonstration/catering kitchen, arts and crafts room, indoor and outdoor bars and social spaces, the new clubhouse will be the heart of the community. Read More...

VA


Rock Barn Country Club & Spa

Rock Barn Country Club & Spa

Conover, North Carolina

Conover, NC - Relax, rejuvenate, and refresh at our European day spa, featuring a mineral pool, therapeutic waterfall, whirlpool, essential oil infused steam rooms, saunas, and a bracing cold water pool, with a salt cave coming in 2019. The spa offers an unparalleled service menu of health and beauty treatments, med spa services, and restoration, as well as a full-service hair salon, poolside dining, and a soothing and calming environment. The Spa is open to the public, but Rock Barn members receive preferred rates.

NC

Woodside - South Carolina Gated Communities

Woodside - South Carolina Gated Communities

Aiken, South Carolina

Aiken, SC - Village Fitness, conveniently located in The Village at Woodside, offers functional training; Barre Amped ®, Immersive Cycling and Inspire Yoga studios; Aqua Zumba ® and lap swimming in the heated indoor saltwater pool; more than 200 group fitness class options every week; 24 hour access strength and cardio equipment; ladies’ locker room with showers and infrared sauna; men’s locker room with showers and steam room; towel service; smoothie bar; and therapeutic massage studio all in 14,000 sf of state-of-the-art space. Emphasizing functional fitness, Village Fitness is a boutique offering personalized service by a staff of certified trainers, instructors and nutritional coaches. Read More...

SC


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