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What is a master-planned community? Why should families, retirees, and active adults alike consider moving to master-planned communities? And perhaps most importantly, what are some of the best master-planned communities in the country? Get answers to all those questions and more with the articles here. Find out why the amenities, custom homes, and true sense of neighborly camaraderie make living in a master-planned community so special. 

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...

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. 

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 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. 

Trending Communities in the 2023 “Markets to Watch”

This article spotlights trending lifestyle communities in or near the Sun Belt region cities that have been named 2023’s top housing markets to watch.

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.

Things to Think About When Buying a New Home in a Master-Planned Community

Moving homes is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in your life. Like any good thing, however, it comes with a lot of work. From choosing the right new home to downsizing your belongings and cleaning the new house, the whole experience can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, purchasing your new home and moving in can be more enjoyable than it is stressful.

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.

Congratulations to PCR’s Top Communities of The Year

This diverse list of top 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 user engagement, interest, and demand. The winners are…

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.

Benefits of Living in a Master-Planned Community

Needless to say, there are many things to consider when searching for a house. Price, location, home/lot size, and school district, to name just a few.   

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! 

Second Homes in Private Communities Sometimes Hidden Gems

There's a whole other world of master-planned communities that often go unnoticed by even the most savvy second home seeker. Buyers from all over America can miss these opportunities because they often do not appear on public multiple listing service (MLS) databases sorted by zip code, price point and other search terms designed to appeal to a wider variety of shoppers.