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Active Adult Community Articles

Active adult communities have never been more popular. As boomers age, they're putting an increased emphasis on health and wellness, and want to live in a community that provides opportunities to stay active. In these articles, you'll discover some of the best active adult communities throughout the country, learn about top active adult homebuilders, explore the best active amenities to stay fit and healthy, and more. 

Best Ski Resort Communities

Here are some of the best ski communities for active adults, each jam-packed with a variety of lifestyle-specific amenities, stunning mountain vistas, and panoramic views, and most importantly, just a snowball’s throw from a variety of the country’s best ski resorts.  

Top Communities in the ‘Best and Most Affordable Places to Retire'

In this article, we’ll spotlight five of the places that made Realtor.com’s list and offer information on the surrounding lifestyle communities featured on PCR’s site.

Exploring Thesman 55-Plus Communities Near Phoenix

The East Mesa area near Phoenix has become one of the world’s most desirable locations for active adult living. So what better place to start your search for Arizona 55+ communities? And who better to begin your search for 55-plus communities near Phoenix with than renowned Arizona developer, Thesman Communities?

The Increasing Popularity of Cottage Style Homes

In this article, we’ll tell you a little bit about cottage-style homes and even help get your search started with an overview of a few cottage home communities.

Exploring Kolter Homes 55-Plus Communities in the Southeast

Designed specifically and exclusively for active adults 55 and better, Kolter’s Cresswind communities are renowned for their lifestyle-oriented amenities based on the cornerstones of fitness, relationships, education, and entertainment. Focusing on Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, this overview will explore a few of Kolter's 55-Plus communities in the Southeast.

Exploring K. Hovnanian® 55-Plus Communities in the Mid-Atlantic

Committed to excellence since its founding in 1959, K. Hovnanian® Homes is a nationally recognized homebuilder and community developer with designs for every stage of life. With a presence in more than a dozen states nationwide and homes for everyone from first-time buyers to growing families to retirees, this article will focus on K. Hovnanian® 55-Plus Communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

Exploring Lennar 55-Plus Communities in Florida

Founded in 1954, Miami-based Lennar Corporation has solidified itself as one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Known for their community development in 17 states, this article will focus on a few of Lennar’s 55-plus communities in Florida.

Exploring Shea Homes® 55-Plus Communities in California

Having constructed more than 100,000 homes since its founding in 1968, Shea Homes is among the nation’s largest private homebuilders. Recognized as an industry leader with a reputation for design, quality, and customer service, Shea Homes builds new residential real estate in 10 states throughout the country. In this article, we'll explore Shea Homes communities in California. 

Latitude Margaritaville Amenities Provide Residents with Another Day in Paradise

For many retirees, the biggest benefit to living in an active adult community is gaining access to a myriad of amenities. And nowhere will you find a more impressive and unique array of resort-style amenities than within the sun-kissed grounds of Latitude Margaritaville communities.

Why You Should Move to Arkansas

While many people may not even realize it, there are a lot of things that make Arkansas a unique and desirable place to live. Popular for its natural beauty, charming towns, vacation spots, spa cities, and retirement destinations, here are some reasons why you should move to Arkansas.

Tennessee Boating Communities for Retirees

For those looking to retire on or near water, there are some wonderful options in the Volunteer State, and here we’ll explore a few of the best boating communities in Tennessee.

7 Top Tennis Communities in Florida

Whether you’re searching in the Panhandle, Gulf Coast, Treasure Coast, or elsewhere, these top Florida tennis communities are great for both the casual player and those looking to take their game to the next level.

Active Adult California Communities without Golf Courses

For residents of California, an idyllic golf course is rarely more than a 5-iron away, but there are some excellent California communities without golf. In this brief article, we’ll take a look at different parts of the state to explore five non-golf communities in California that feature next-level amenities for active adults. 

Fitness, Swimming, and Trails: Top 10 Retirement Communities with This Active Adult Trifecta

According to the latest PCR survey of active adult homebuyers searching for lifestyle communities, fitness, swimming, and trails are the must-have amenities for an overwhelming majority of retirees. Here, we’ll spotlight the top 10 retirement communities from across the country and tell you a little about their next-level active lifestyle amenities.

Top 5 Georgia Active Adult Communities without Golf

The Georgia communities without golf featured here are all designed with active adults in mind, and while many still have golf nearby, residents of these non-golf communities can enjoy a peaceful and fulfilling living environment sans the greens, fairways, and golf crowds.

Top Active Adult 55+ Homebuilders

This list of the top active adult 55+ homebuilders spotlights the biggest builders in the business—and zeros in on their active, age-targeted communities where you’ll find both your dream home and your ultimate lifestyle.  

Four Private Community Amenities that will Keep You Looking and Feeling Young

Want to live forever? We can’t help with that, but these four private community amenities will help.

Benefits of Living in an Active Adult Community

If looking to live among people of your generation while maintaining a healthy and dynamic lifestyle, there are many benefits to living in an active adult community.   

What is an Active Adult Community?

As baby boomers continue to hit retirement age, active adult communities are becoming more and more popular in the U.S. Find out what an active adult community offers.  

Why Active Adults Love Del Webb Communities

Del Webb's long and reputable history of building 55+ age-restricted communities began in 1960, and today is stronger than ever. Find out what makes these communities so popular among active adults. 

The Future of Active Adult Communities

Active adult communities are continuously evolving to meet the ever-changing demands of 55+ homebuyers. Let’s take a look at the latest trends and developments in active adult communities.