Top-Ranked Amenities: Fitness Centers and Walking Trails

News & Events What’s New Top-Ranked Amenities: Fitness Centers and Walking Trails ideal-Living|April 17, 2021 Embracing an active lifestyle has never been easier for retirees who choose to live in communities with fitness centers and walking trails. From North Carolina to Florida, from Colorado to Arizona, communities that attract the most retirees boast recreational activities that go well beyond the ever-popular…

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Ghost Tours: Take a Walk on the Dark Side

A few favorite Southern ghost stories and the tours that tell them best. Every town has them, ghosts, ghost stories, and other terrifying tales. But, honestly, the South seems a bit more saturated with accounts of ghastly apparitions perusing both public places and personal spaces found in and around its humid, oak-lined streets. While the…

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New (Tax) Year’s Resolution? Escape High Taxation

Seven tax-friendly states you may want to consider. There are so many things to think about when you’re exploring places you may want to  retire to: location, climate, entertainment and recreation opportunities, and more. Finding the most tax-friendly state for you and your household is also an important consideration. Note: The information below about state…

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Venture Out Home Owner Stories

Venture Out Homeowner Stories

In the Ideal Living Spring 2019 issue, we included postcards from homeowners in the Travel Guide from various locations so you can get an idea of what it is like to live there. Below you can link to the full stories from the homeowners who shared their lives and experiences with our readers. We hope you will enjoy their tales of finding their ideal lives.

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Shamrocks, Leprechauns, and Parades: St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patricks Day in Savannah

Shamrocks, Leprechauns, and Parades: St. Patrick’s Day! As children we learned that on St. Patrick’s Day we wear green to avoid getting pinched. There were also tales of leprechauns, and pots of gold at the ends of rainbows. As we got older, we carried on the age old tradition of wearing green, but might have…

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Romantic Getaways

With holiday travels long over with and summer vacation months away, now is the perfect time to break out of your routine and go on a long romantic weekend with your significant other. If you can time it so that it falls on Valentine’s Day, even better! But we think it’s possible to fill any weekend with love. Here are a few weekend trips we came up with to rekindle the romance.

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Super Bowl Munchies

Super Bowl Munchies By Chad Lovette Super Bowl parties always end up being divided into two specific groups: ‘the go-hards’ who keep their eyes glued to the screen, and the ‘commercial lovers’ who are just at the party to party with friends. There is one thing that these two groups both love, and it isn’t…

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The Golfer’s Guide to Greater Citrus County

Teeing Up in Citrus County, Florida Those who move to Florida looking for lots of golf courses nearby should be pleased by the multitude of options available in and around the Villages of Citrus Hills. This golfers’ guide to Citrus County, Florida contains a pretty complete list. If you are a golfer considering spending your…

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Holiday Recipe – Cocktails

Holiday Recipe – Cocktails Add A Little Kick to Your Holiday Party As soon as the weather starts gets a chill in the air, party invitations begin showing up in your mailbox. In addition to family get-togethers, the holidays are filled with plenty of social mingling. Whether you’re a hostess extraordinaire or bringing a drink…

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