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The Benefits of 55+ Communities

55 + Commuinities Gated Entrance | Top Gated CommunitiesAs you are getting closer to retirement, there are probably a lot of things running through your head. What area do I want to live in? How much will it cost? What kinds of things are nearby? Do I look into 55+ communities? Some retirees are hesitant about the last question, unsure as to whether or not to consider those communities as an option. But aside from the fact that the age is restricted, there are plenty of advantages to living in a 55+ community.

A big perk of living in a 55+ community is the sense of security. The majority of them are gated, so not just anyone can come and go as they please. They also might have private security in the neighborhood providing a visible security presence. Your neighbors are probably home during the day too, and would most likely notice anything out of the ordinary, which only adds to the sense of security. Colonial Heritage, a community nestled in historic Williamsburg, VA, can offer the security you need thanks to their 24 hour gated security. So while you’re out enjoying an activity, or exploring the city of Williamsburg, you’ll have peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your home.

Since age is restricted in these communities, you’ll find that most of your fellow residents are on the quieter side. This is a nice aspect when you’re looking to find a place that will allow for optimum relaxation. But that also doesn’t mean everyone keeps to themselves, and not a peep is heard throughout the neighborhood. These communities offer access to a wide variety of activities to keep you busy and mingling with your neighbors—which will also give you the chance to meet and becomes friends with people in your own age group. Trilogy communities were designed specifically for the Baby Boom generation. With locations scattered across the country—FL, WA, VA, AZ, NV, and CA—you’re bound to find your ideal destination in a community designed for you, with people who are on the same page as you.

55 + Communities Provide Great Neighbors | Find Your Best Place to RetireMaintaining your active lifestyle is a must—be it boating, golf, hiking—and these communities are equipped with all kinds of activities to do that. They are also conveniently placed near top notch medical facilities. Though you’ve still got years of good times ahead of you, it’s a comfort knowing that medical help isn’t too far away. Along with the great amenities you’ll find at Virginia Heritage, be it bocce ball, the swimming pools, or walking trails, you’ll also take comfort in the fact that this community is near excellent healthcare.

The homes in 55+ communities are designed for an easy living flow. You might find that many of them have the master suite on the main level, or are completely single-level living. The homes are also low maintenance, leaving you with more time to enjoy the things you love rather than worrying about what needs to be fixed around the house. Homes in Heritage Shores, located in Bridgeville, DE, are built with the latest technologies and floorplans, ensuring that you have a luxurious community to call home, and the ease of low maintenance and energy efficiency to go with it.


Sunrise Village - Active 55+ Resort

Sunrise Village - Active 55+ Resort

Mesa, Arizona

Step into this active 55 plus community in East Mesa and be amazed at how affordable a resort lifestyle can be! You will discover friendly people, luxury amenities and newly remodeled homes from the $30s. Our gated community offers a year-round calendar of social events planned by our Activity Director.
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AZ


K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Belle Terre

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Belle Terre

Lewes, Delaware

Located in Lewes, DE,. Four Seasons at Belle Terre is a 55 Plus active lifestyle community featuring low-maintenance single family homes. Residents will enjoy a 6,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with outdoor pool, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards room, game room, lounge and aerobics room. Step outside to enjoy an extensive trail system, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, pickle ball and bocce courts.
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DE


Encore at Briar Chapel

Encore at Briar Chapel

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Encore by David Weekley Homes is an exclusive 55+ section within the master planned community of Briar Chapel. With a great location in Chapel Hill, you'll enjoy thoughtfully-designed one-story homes and bright, open floor plans. These exceptional homes are situated on 45-foot and 55-foot homesites and feature expanded Outdoor Living Areas for entertaining.
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NC


K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Wickenburg Ranch

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Wickenburg Ranch

Wickenburg, Arizona

K. Hovnanian Homes will join Wickenburg Ranch in early 2019. This gorgeous new collection of homes features five unique single-family designs ranging from 1,492 to 1,802 square feet. Each home is designed with large, open living spaces ideal for entertaining and everyday casual living. Homes feature 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Wickenburg Ranch offers an incredible lifestyle to its residents - including a 40,000-square-foot Golf and Social Club! Homeowners here enjoy a huge calendar of events, golf, a spa, dog park, hiking, restaurants, fitness, sports courts and so much more!
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AZ


Lakes of Mount Dora - Central Florida 55+ Community

Lakes of Mount Dora - Central Florida 55+ Community

Mount Dora, Florida

Lakes of Mount Dora has been selected among the Top 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States by Where To Retire Magazine! Combining Southern hospitality with small town charm, this 55+ active adult community was developed with a special vision in mind - to create a unique place where people can live in a central Florida waterfront home with classic Florida architecture near one of the most impressive small towns in the country.
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FL


Amelia National Golf & Country Club - Florida Gated Golf Communities

Amelia National Golf & Country Club - Florida Gated Golf Communities

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Tom Fazio golf and country club affords golfing, tennis, resort-style swimming pool, snack-bar, lounge and fine dining, gym, walking trails and 24-hour manned and gated guardhouse. Three miles from Amelia Island, close to beaches, historic-district and marina.
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FL


Stonecroft Village

Stonecroft Village

Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania

The 55+ community of Stonecroft Village, set in the beautiful Tulpehocken Creek Valley of Berks County, PA, was designed with relaxation, natural beauty, and recreation in mind, to be enjoyed alongside neighbors 55 and over at a similar stage in life.
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PA


Cresswind at PGA Village Verano

Cresswind at PGA Village Verano

Port St. Lucie, Florida

Cresswind at PGA Village Verano is a 55+ gated neighborhood within the gates of PGA Village Verano. This new age-restricted neighborhood features four unique floorplans, exclusive to Cresswind at PGA Village Verano. Cresswind neighbors enjoy access to Club Talavera's amenities including a 27,000 sq. ft. Social Center and 13,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center, as well as its own neighborhood pool and pool house. The social clubs and full-time Lifestyle and Activities Director make it easy to try new activities along with meeting your neighbors and lifelong friends
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FL


K. Hovnanian's   Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay

K. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay

Summerville, South Carolina

Against the backdrop of a near perfect setting, K. Hovnanian's ® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay brings the best in luxurious, 55+ living to Summerville, South Carolina. This spectacular lakefront community is just a short drive from Charleston and Lowcountry beaches.
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SC


Palmas Del Sol East - Active 55+ Resort

Palmas Del Sol East - Active 55+ Resort

Apache Junction, Arizona

Luxury and affordability come together at Palmas Del Sol East. From the best in social and recreational activities to an impressive selection of quality manufactured homes from the $30s.
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AZ


Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

Hardeeville, South Carolina

Your Latitude! You've earned a life where every day feels like an escape. Find your paradise at Latitude Margaritaville, the 55-and-better lifestyle where fun and relaxation meet. Inspired by the legendary music and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, this is where life rolls easy, neighbors are friends and the party never ends. Awesome recreation, FINtastic dining and entertainment will make the town center the place to be and just a golf cart ride away. Masterfully crafted new Latitude homes let you hang your hat where your heart is.
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SC


Traditions of America at Green Pond

Traditions of America at Green Pond

Bethlehem, Pennslyvania

Traditions of America developer of the most sought-after retirement communities in the Lehigh Valley and across Pennsylvania - is excited to bring the 55+ Live Better lifestyle to Bethlehem with its latest community!
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PA


Cresswind Charleston

Cresswind Charleston

Summerville, South Carolina

Cresswind Charleston brings the award-winning Cresswind active adult lifestyle to the Charleston area. This gated community is integrated within the thriving community of The Ponds while maintaining its own privacy. Cresswind features a full list of resort-style amenities, all located within a natural, Lowcountry setting. Residents can take a short walk to the 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, enjoy pickleball and tennis or participate in activities at the event lawn and amphitheater.
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SC


Del Webb Sunbridge

Del Webb Sunbridge

St. Cloud, Florida

The 55+ active adult community of Del Webb Sunbridge is coming soon to Orlando, Florida! Located just 5 miles from Lake Nona and Medical City, this exciting community will offer Single Family Homes and Villas, along with resort-style amenities.
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FL


Village Green - Active 55+ Resort

Village Green - Active 55+ Resort

St. Petersburg, Florida

Welcome to Village Green, where you'll find luxury living at an affordable price. Village Green is an active 55+ adult community with a wide selection of pre-owned homes from the $30's, a multi-million dollar clubhouse, a full-time Activities Director, friendly people, and the finest in resort amenities. Whether you're looking for the best value in retirement, or simply a place to live life a little easier near the water, you'll find it a Village Green. Visit us and see why so many of our residents say it's like being on vacation all year long.
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FL


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