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Lifestyle Community Articles

Check out these articles for information about lifestyle communities. We spotlight some of the best lifestyle communities in the country and share details on finding a community based on lifestyle preference, along with the features and amenities retirees and homebuyers can expect when moving to a lifestyle community. Whether you want to learn more about golf communities, lakefront communities, communities with fitness centers, communities near the beach, and more, you'll find your perfect lifestyle here!

The Most Popular Lifestyle Communities of 2024

This diverse list of top 2024 communities includes several categories broken down by state/region. With dozens of appealing and desirable communities in each region, we narrowed them down to recognize the most popular based on a wide range of data that combines user engagement, page visits, and information requests from the previous year. Read on to discover the most popular communities of 2024...

Retire in an Active Lifestyle Community

You may have planned financially for retirement, but have you planned your health routine? Explore these healthy lifestyle communities.

Pawsitively Perfect Living: The Joys of Residing in a Pet-Friendly Community

From pet-friendly retirement communities to those designed for 55-plus and active adults, to family-oriented master-planned communities, more and more include amenities, perks, and conveniences that cater to pets and their pet parents. Keep reading to discover the joys of living in a pet-friendly community. 

Tips for Moving to Another State

According to our recent research, almost 70% of PCR users looking for retirement communities say they plan to relocate to another state. So, we thought we’d share some valuable tips to help make your transition to a new state as smooth as possible.

Top Communities in “The Cities Everybody Wants to Move to Right Now”

According to Realtor.com, there are several towns in particular that homebuyers from other parts of the country are targeting, and this article will highlight 5 of those cities—as well as some of the popular master-planned communities in or near those cities.

Most Popular Lake Communities of 2023

Whether it's watching breathtaking sunsets, engaging in water sports, or simply enjoying a picnic by the water's edge, these popular lakefront communities encompass both physical and emotional well-being, making it an idyllic choice for those seeking a harmonious and vibrant lifestyle.

Benefits of Living in an Equestrian Community

With a wide range of locations and property options, horse-friendly communities provide residents with perks and a rewarding way of life—physically, mentally, and emotionally. Let's explore some of the benefits of living in an equestrian community.

Most Popular Communities of 2023 with Homes Under $350,000

Located in several Sunbelt states from Florida to the Carolinas to Georgia and even Texas, here are several top communities of 2023 with homes under $350,000.

The Most Popular Lifestyle Communities of 2023

This diverse list of top 2023 communities includes several categories broken down by state/region. With dozens of appealing and desirable communities in each region, we narrowed them down to recognize the most popular based on a wide range of data that combines user engagement, page visits, and information requests from the previous year. Read on to discover the most popular communities for 2023 are…

Revealed: The Best Communities Near Nocatee, FL

Considered a suburb of Jacksonville with a population of almost 20,000, Nocatee is an unincorporated community located primarily in northern St. Johns County, Florida. In this article, we’ll showcase a few featured communities in or near Nocatee, FL, and tell you a little about their amenities, real estate, and more.

Top Communities in 2023’s “Most Interesting Markets to Watch”

Zonda recently unveiled its list of 2023's most interesting housing markets. In this article, we’ll zero in on a few of those markets and spotlight some of the top master-planned lifestyle communities in or near those cities. 

Revealed: The Best Communities Near Goodyear, Arizona

There is no shortage of lifestyle communities for families, active adults, and retirees in or near Goodyear, Arizona. With great schools, world-class golf, 300+ days of sunshine, and plenty of entertainment and recreation with proximity to both the big city and the mountains, check out these communities in or near Goodyear, AZ.

Revealed: The Best Communities Near Ave Maria, FL

Near the Gulf Coast, and within proximity of desirable Florida cities like Naples, Fort Meyers, Bonita Springs, and Miromar Lakes, people interested in living in or near Ave Maria in Southwest Florida can enjoy beautiful beaches, boating and fishing, museums, performing arts venues and cultural events. Learn more about Ave Maria itself, as well as a few of the best communities near Ave Maria.

Top Neal Communities in Southwest Florida

Neal Communities has built over 20,000 new homes in Southwest Florida neighborhoods spanning cities including Bradenton, Parrish, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Fort Myers, and Naples. Learn more about them here. 

Equestrian Communities with Real Estate Under $400,000

For equestrian enthusiasts, finding a community to call home that offers services and amenities to accommodate their horse has many invaluable benefits. Even better if the community offers affordable land and homes for purchase. Here, we’ll explore a few equestrian communities with homes and real estate under $400,000.

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. 

Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 10 Top Cities with Exceptional Lifestyle Communities

We looked at the top 25 cities on the U.S. News 2022-2023 Best Places to Live list and zeroed in on the ones with some of the country’s most sought-after master-planned communities. Keep reading to explore 10 of the best cities to live in the U.S.—and discover some of the top communities located in or near those cities.

Looking For Mountain Homes Under $350,000? Check Out These Communities.

In this article, we’ll spotlight several communities—from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Appalachians and Smokies, all the way northeast to New England—that offer both an abundance of recreational amenities and stunning low-cost mountain homes.

Why You Should Live in These Blue Ridge Mountain Communities

In this article, we’ll tell you why setting down in a Blue Ridge Mountain community is so desirable and rewarding. From the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Carolinas, and through Georgia, these communities in the Blue Ridge Mountains offer unrivaled real estate, amenities, and recreational opportunities.

5 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.

A Look Inside Margaritaville Retirement Communities

If you’re looking for a change of scenery as you prepare to spend your golden years, perhaps a retirement change in latitudes and attitudes is also in order. Take a look inside these Margaritaville retirement communities inspired by the laid-back Jimmy Buffet lifestyle.

What is a Lifestyle Community?

Prefer to be with other active adults, golfers, or those who favor a more neo-traditional community feel? Take your pick, and there’s a place for you.   

No Tricks, All Treats with These Retirement Discovery Packages

What really is the best way to decide on a retirement community when you’ve narrowed down your options? By treating yourself to all-inclusive discovery packages! 

Five Outdoor Activities to Enjoy This Spring

Spring is the time to enjoy all of the activities and recreation of the great outdoors. Here are five ways to get outdoors and be active this spring.