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Top planned communities in the South

Top planned communities in the South

Beaches, barbeque, bluegrass, and beyond. The South has its own culture, and it’s known for its own brand of hospitality. There are sleepy coastal towns that will lull you with breezes and windchimes, as well as cities with their own unique architectural styles and histories, which the residents are happy to share with all who visit. And, moving to the South can mean paying less in taxes, giving you more money to spend on what you want. From more popular destinations like Florida and the Carolinas to up-and-coming states like Mississippi and Arkansas, everyone can find something to love about the South.

55+ Community near Houston TX | The Highlands - Encore

The Highlands – Encore

Porter, TX
45- and 55-foot single-story homes, request information for more pricing details!

David Weekley’s first 55+ active adult community is coming soon to the brand new, master-planned community of The Highlands! Located in Porter, TX, The Highlands is dedicated to everything you know and love about home and nature. The Highlands is a 2,300-acre exploration of natural beauty and will be built to take full advantage of its densely forested, national park-like setting. David Weekley’ section in The Highlands – Encore will feature 45- and 55-foot, single-story homesites along with top-quality construction, open-concept livability and a splendid Montgomery County location near shopping, dining and entertainment. In The Highlands, you’ll soon experience the best in Design, Choice and Service from one of Houston’s top home builders as well as a variety of amenities, including:

• Lifestyle Director to schedule activities
• 55+ clubhouse
• 18-hole golf course and tennis courts
• Hiking, biking and adventure trail system along the San Jacinto River
• Event lawn and pavilion, recreation field and playgrounds
• Acres of parks, greenspaces and onsite lakes for fishing and kayaking
• Waterpark with lazy river


Bella Vista

Bella Vista, AR

Bella Vista is a private 36,000-acre, Member-based recreational community in Northwest Arkansas offering seven golf courses, seven stocked private lakes, swimming pools, tennis courts, trails, parks, pavilions, recreation centers, a gun range, an RV Park and many other amenities. Bella Vista was recently ranked one of America’s Top 10 Best Healthy Places to Retire by U.S. News & World Report and one of the Top 25 best places for affordable homes by and Money Magazine.The Bella Vista Property Owners Association enhances each Member’s quality of life by promoting and improving amenities and recreational areas. By building community support for parks and recreational lands, the POA strives to provide community service and outreach that meets the needs of our Members. The programs and services offered by the POA provide Members with exceptional value and quality, while emphasizing the reasonable allocation of resources throughout the city. We ensure safe, attractive, and well-maintained facilities that reflect our Members’ needs and best interests.

Forbes Article: Best Places To Retire In Each State


Hot Springs Village AR | Best Gated Communities | Arkansas

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Hot Springs Village, AR
Homes, Townhomes: $48K - $1.8M Lots: $25K - $250K

Spanning 26,000 acres of the Ouachita Mountains, Hot Springs Village is the largest gated community in the United States in land area. Located between Little Rock and the Ouachita National Forest, Hot Springs Village is filled with adventure, entertainment, and a true sense of community.

Many homes here at Hot Springs Village are custom built, but if you can’t wait to move in, there are a handful of real estate companies that can show you the perfect preexisting home. If you choose the custom-built route, you are free to work with any licensed builder to create a uniquely yours home.

With thousands of acres of woodlands, the outdoors is one of the highlights of life at Hot Springs Village. Eleven recreational lakes, the largest coming in at 944 acres, provide ample opportunity to fish, waterski, kayak, and swim. When dry land is preferred, there are nine championship golf courses and over 30 miles of secluded trails.

Take a fitness class or a personal training session in the gym, followed by a dip in one of two pools. The Coronado Tennis Center has 13 tennis courts, and nearby, you’ll find 14 newly renovated pickleball courts.

With more than 200 clubs and organizations, the community is incredibly active at Hot Springs Village. From theatre groups and choirs to woodworkers and stargazers, there’s a place for everyone.

Hot Springs Village is about 50 miles from Little Rock and about 20 miles from the famed tourist town of Hot Springs. However, with over a dozen restaurant options, a performing arts center with a 650-seat theater, and a community library, you may never want to leave the Village.

Experience Hot Springs Village with a three day/two night discovery package. Request more information below and arrange your stay today.

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We have some of the best residents here in Hot Springs Village! Lynda loves how quiet, safe and friendly the Village is.

Posted by Hot Springs Village Facebook on Monday, March 12, 2018



Birmingham, Al
Homes from $300K to $4 million.
Greystone is a legendary golf community nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Birmingham, Alabama. The prestigious gated community was developed by Daniel Corporation in 1989. Greystone's beautiful natural surroundings are the setting for lovely homes and active families of all ages. It is a perfect place to live for any stage of life. Our beautiful natural surroundings are the setting for 1,400 homes. Established in 1990, the Founders side of the neighborhood is made up of over 850 homes.

Fairfield Bay

Fairfield Bay, AR
Does living on an Ozark mountain lake sound like your idea of the good life? Fairfield Bay Resort and Community is a natural playground, situated on the north shore of beautiful 40,000 acre Greers Ferry Lake. An outdoor lover's paradise, you'll enjoy swimming, fishing, camping, UTV trail touring, biking, hiking, or just watching the sun set over the clean, clear water. Awarded the Best of the Best of the Top 100 Planned Communities in the United States,

Chambers Creek

Willis, TX
Caldwell Communities, our Houston-based neighbor and the developer behind Chambers Creek, is bringing innovative Active Adult living to 55+ communities in Willis, TX and beyond. Focused not only on comfort, but on an enriched lifestyle, their communities set the standard for resort-inspired active adult developments. And today, that integrity and character turns every Caldwell 55+ community into a fully-connected experience.

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