ideal-LIVINGs 2019 Community Comparisons


2019 Choose Your Ideal Place Guide

Community Comparison 2019

Each year ideal-LIVING publishes an annual guide that serves as a comparison tool to find your ideal destination, life, and home. Since 1989, we have been helping thousands of people make the right move each year. And during that time, the popularity of planned communities has increased each year.

Living in a community that has been designed to meet all of your needs makes the transition to retirement much easier. Planned neighborhoods create a sense of community where homeowners can live a happy, healthy lifestyle.

The following community comparison chart allows you to choose an amenity or amenities that you most want in your new life from boating to golf to walking trails. We have included some of the more popular amenities, however, this list is far from complete. It’s a great place to get started to choose your ideal place.

Choose a few communities that meet your needs and schedule discovery travel to visit a few within a particular area. It really is a feeling that you get when you drive into a community and meet the people who already live there. You won’t know until you go!

Community Comparisons

State Community City Region
Hiking & Walking
Fitness Center
Community Garden
Land Preservation
Green Building
Audubon Certification
On-Site Dining
ARHot Springs Village, Arkansas ►Hot Springs VillageMountains
AZVictory at Verrado ►BuckeyeMountains
DEHeritage Shores ►BridgevilleInland
DENoble's Pond ►DoverCoastal
DESchell Brothers - Delaware Premier Home Builder ►Rehoboth BeachLake
DEThe Peninsula on the Indian River Bay ►MillsboroRiver
FLCresswind at PGA Village Verano ►Port St. LucieCoastal
FLCresswind at Victoria Gardens ►DeLandLake
FLEncore at FishHawk Ranch ►LithiaCoastal
FLGlen Lakes ►Weeki WacheeLake
FLK. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Orlando ►Kissimmee
FLK. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Parkland ►ParklandLake
FLK. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons Virtual Discovery Center ►Coastal
FLLakewood Ranch ►Lakewood RanchCoastal
FLLatitude Margaritaville Daytona ►Daytona BeachCoastal
FLNeal Communities - Boca Royale Golf & Country Club ►EnglewoodLake
FLNeal Communities - Grand Palm ►VeniceLake
FLNeal Communities - Indigo ►Lakewood RanchLake
FLNeal Communities - Milano ►NokomisInland
FLOn Top of the World Communities ►OcalaInland
FLVerandah ►Fort MyersRiver
FLVillages of Citrus Hills ►HernandoCoastal
GACresswind at Lake Lanier ►GainesvilleLake
GACresswind Peachtree City ►Peachtree City
GAThe Landings on Skidaway Island ►SavannahCoastal
GAWaterways ►Richmond HillLake
MDK. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Kent Island ►ChesterRiver
NCAlbemarle Plantation ►Hertford Coastal
NCBeau Coast ►BeaufortCoastal
NCBill Clark Homes ►WilmingtonRiver
NCBrunswick Forest ►LelandCoastal
NCCarolina Colours ►New BernCoastal
NCCompass Pointe ►LelandCoastal
NCCresswind Charlotte ►CharlotteLake
NCCullowhee River Club ►SylvaRiver
NCEncore at Briar Chapel ►Chapel HillInland
NCLegacy Homes by Bill Clark ►WilmingtonRiver
NCLogan Homes ►LelandRiver
NCRiver Bluffs ►Castle HayneRiver
NCScotch Hall Preserve ►Merry HillCoastal
NCSt. James Plantation ►SouthportCoastal
NCSummerhouse on Everett Bay ►Holly RidgeCoastal
NCThe Bluffs on the Cape Fear ►LelandRiver
NCVista at Bills Mountain ►Lake LureMountains
NCVista at Blacksmith Run ►HendersonvilleMountains
PACrossings at Sweetbriar ►LebanonInland
PAHome Towne Square ►EphrataInland
PAStonecroft Village ►Womelsdorf
SCCallawassie Island ►Callawassie IslandRiver
SCCresswind Charleston ►SummervilleRiver
SCK. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay ►SummervilleLake
SCKeowee Key ►SalemMountains
SCLatitude Margaritaville Hilton Head ►HardeevilleInland
TNFairfield Glade & Fairfield North ►Fairfield GladeMountains
TNJasper Highlands ►KimballMountains
TNRetire Tennessee Program Communities ►NashvilleRiver
TNTellico Village ►LoudonLake
TNTennessee National ►LoudonLake
TNWindRiver ►Lenoir CityLake
VAFawn Lake ►SpotsylvaniaLake