ideal-LIVING
Retirement Blog
What's New

June’s Top Amenity — Pools!

By Bethany Mccammon Tap

Summer is here! It’s sunny and hot. Sometimes, on those real humid days, all you want to do is relax and cool down. Where better to relax than a pool? And what better way to stay cool and keep fit than swimming?

Swimming pool and activities at Minto Sun City Center in FloridaSwimming is not only fun, but it’s also one of the best low-impact exercises. That means that you can get a high-quality cardiovascular workout with minimal stress on your joints. You may not even be an exceptional swimmer; it doesn’t matter. There are wonderful benefits to swimming even just 30 minutes a day.

One of the best things about living in a community is that most of them have pools. Whether they are indoor lap pools like CantaMia at Estrella, outdoor lap pools featured at Trilogy at Monarch Dunes, pools to play in Bonita Isles, lagoon pools Soleil Laurel Canyon, or resort-style swimming pools, many communities offer the amenity of a pool, one of the major perks of living in a community. Communities such as Minto Sun City Center (pictured above left) in Florida, have ten indoor and outdoor pools for residents to enjoy.

Savannah Quarters water slide at the swimming poolAt Savannah Quarters in Georgia, you’ll find the Swim and Fitness Center, the largest complex of its kind along most of the southeastern coast. It has two interconnected swimming pools—one junior Olympic lap pool, and a second pool with a towering waterslide (pictured right). Complexes like this show that pools are not only places to work out, but places to relax and even socialize.

Pools allow people of all ages to get together and enjoy swimming, splashing, and playing, or just lying in the sun on the patio. Places like Grande Vista Bay in Rockwood, Tennessee offer lovely patios and decks that make their pools even more appealing places to just hang out (pictured bottom left).

Other communities such as Kiawah Island have special wading pools just for children. So parents and grandparents can relax and chat, knowing that the kids are in shallow water and safe.

pool-at-nightThere’s so much fun that can be had at a community pool. The convenience factor alone makes it worth it. You don’t have to join a gym to swim and get a great workout. You also don’t have to travel far to have an active social life. Want to throw a party? Why not have an event catered at the pool? Some communities, such as Kiawah Island, even have poolside restaurants.

If you live in a community with a pool, every day can feel like a mini-vacation. When you come home from work or get done working in the garden, the pool is waiting there for you. Many communities, including Trilogy at Monarch Dunes, not only have a pool, but a spa as well, allowing residents to relax even more.

With summer in full swing, you’re not going to want to miss a day at the pool. Sit back and relax in the sun, or get fit so you’ll look great in that bikini. Whatever you do, make sure to stay cool and enjoy.


Request More Information from these Pool Communities:

Home Towne Square

Home Towne Square

Ephrata, Pennsylvania

The 55+ community of Home Towne Square, by Landmark Homes, is situated near Ephrata, PA, about an hour from Philadelphia, in the charming Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Landmark Homes designed Home Towne Square to reflect the culture and tradition of the Dutch Country, including an Arts & Crafts homestyle.
Read More...

PA


Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow, Washington

Port Ludlow is a resort-style community located on the shores of the Puget Sound, just a 30-minute ferry ride away from Seattle, Washington. Port Ludlow is close enough to the city, but far enough to enjoy an active and tranquil lifestyle. With views of the Olympic Mountains, a bustling social life, waterfront inn, and myriad of recreational amenities, the community has regularly been ranked as one of the top ten neighborhoods in the U.S.
Read More...

WA


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
Read More...

FL


St. James Plantation - NC Gated Community

St. James Plantation - NC Gated Community

Southport, North Carolina

With its private oceanfront beach club, 81 holes of signature golf and Intracoastal Waterway marina, St. James Plantation personifies the relaxed coastal Carolina lifestyle.
Read More...

NC


K. Hovnanian's   Four Seasons at Monmouth Woods

K. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Monmouth Woods

Howell, New Jersey

Fall in love with our unparalleled amenities and resort-at-home lifestyle that everyone is buzzing about. Enjoy our 6,830 square foot versatile clubhouse that truly is the heart of our community. Whether you are attending a wine and cheese event or relaxing with a good book, there is always something to keep you engaged. Soak up the sun and spend sun-drenched days in our gorgeous pool or enjoy a water aerobics class. With the variety activities and amenities at K. Hovnanian's ® Four Seasons at Monmouth Woods, there is always time for making new friends and living the social life.
Read More...

NJ


K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Kent Island

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Kent Island

Chester, Maryland

Four Seasons at Kent Island is an active lifestyle community offering waterfront living with new single family homes and luxury elevator condominiums. Set along the banks of Chester River and Macum Creek, Kent Island offers stunning views and a wealth of outdoor recreation, from a canoe and kayak launch to in-community trail system, connected to the popular Cross Island Trail.
Read More...

MD


Lamplighter Village

Lamplighter Village

Melbourne, Florida

Lamplighter Village is Melbourne's premier 55+ Resort Style community for active adults. With engaging amenities, lush landscape, natural lakes and large manufactured homes, you'll have numerous ways to stay fit and build new friendships. This community is located just a 20 minute drive from Historic Melbourne, considered by many as the preferred destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. Fans of the U.S. Space Program also know the area as the Space Coast serving as home to many who worked on the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs.
Read More...

FL


The Isles of Collier Preserve - Florida Gated Communities

The Isles of Collier Preserve - Florida Gated Communities

Naples, Florida

Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from downtown Naples and the vibrant 5th Avenue shopping and dining district, Florida's preeminent homebuilder is creating a colorful update of classic coastal living. Inspired by the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples, elegant new Minto homes will overlook miles of scenic kayak and biking trails.
Read More...

FL


Beau Coast

Beau Coast

Beaufort, North Carolina

For many, the dream of owning a home at the North Carolina coast has been just that-a dream. Until now. Located in historic Beaufort, NC, Beau Coast offers a relaxed atmosphere with a wide selection of homes to fit every pocketbook and lifestyle. Best of all, each home is located in an amenity-filled neighborhood that makes living in Beau Coast that much more desirable.
Read More...

NC


Palmetto Creek of the Carolinas - North Carolina Gated Communities

Palmetto Creek of the Carolinas - North Carolina Gated Communities

Bolivia , North Carolina

Imagine the serenity of a completely nature front community lined with palmetto palms and walking trails created for long walks and naturalist activities. Located just minutes from Southeast North Carolina's beautiful beaches, Palmetto Creek offers nature and wildlife beauty up close
Read More...

NC


Palmas Del Sol - Active 55+ Resort

Palmas Del Sol - Active 55+ Resort

Mesa, Arizona

Surprise yourself with the affordable luxury at Palmas Del Sol, one of the finest Active 55+ communities in Arizona. Relax in our heated pool, join friends in our multi-million dollar clubhouse, or rejuvenate with a year-round calendar of events planned by our full-time Activities Director.
Read More...

AZ


Cypress Falls by Del Webb

WindRiver Ideal Home

WindRiver Ideal Home

Lenoir City, Tennessee

WindRiver on Tellico Lake offers the best of life in East Tennessee. In the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains come see WindRiver Ideal Home this Fall!
Read More...

TN


Callawassie Island - South Carolina Gated Communities

Callawassie Island - South Carolina Gated Communities

Callawassie Island, South Carolina

Callawassie Island is centrally located two miles off of Highway 170 between historic Beaufort, South Carolina and the nationally known resort of Hilton Head Island.
Read More...

SC


Retire Arkansas

Retire Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas is home to diverse cities and communities, each with something unique to discover - from metropolitan areas to rural settings, and adventure sports to relaxing retreats. No matter where you choose to visit or relocate, you'll find friendly and helpful people everywhere you go.
Read More...

AR


Your Information Request for your selected properties



By submitting this form, you agree to allow ideal-LIVING.com to provide your contact information to the selected communities.
Share this with friends!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •