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Top planned communities in the West

Top planned communities in the West

Picture yourself surrounded by mountains and blue skies in every direction. The American West is a frontier full of wonder. National parks abound with opportunities for camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, and so much more. But, even if nature isn’t your number one priority in retirement, you’re still sure to find something to enjoy. Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado...they’re all filled with charming towns. The arts scene is as magical as the landscapes. Not to mention, the uninterrupted beauty and four-season climate of this corner of the world brings a kind of peace you won’t be able to find anywhere else. If you are looking for the intersection of adventure and culture, look West.

Jubilee Los Lunas

Los Lunas, NM
Prices range from $350K to $500K

Jubilee Los Lunas is New Mexico’s premier, active 55+ gated community located just 20 minutes from downtown Albuquerque. Close to everything, Jubilee invites you to enjoy life as it was meant to be… active, fun and social! You’ll love your beautiful new home in our stunning, gated community… our area’s low cost of living… day after day of sunshine…and so much to do! It all adds up to amazing choices for your exciting new lifestyle at Jubilee Los Lunas!

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Homes near Grand Junction CO | Cobble Creek | Montrose San Mountains

Homes at Cobble Creek

Montrose, CO
Homes starting at $650K

Nestled at the gateway to the San Juan Mountains is a place where Mother Nature designs your backyard, and the idea of an authentic Colorado lifestyle still thrives. Immerse yourself in the famed landscapes of the American West and discover the Homes at Cobble Creek.

Sixty miles southeast of Grand Junction, Homes at Cobble Creek is a growing community, offering 1/4 acre lots for development as well as turn-key homes. For residents who own property elsewhere or like to travel regularly, the 2,000 square foot Patio Homes offer “Lock and Leave” convenience. The markedly larger single-family homes commonly include three bedrooms, in addition to a home office. Of course, you also have the option of custom designing your home to your specifications.

Located in the Uncompahgre Valley, Homes at Cobble Creek is uniquely situated and enjoys mild winters and comfortable summers. Make sure to take full advantage of the favorable weather by teeing off at the 18-hole golf course. Just outside the community, recreational opportunities are endless, with outstanding fly-fishing, stargazing, and hunting, as well as trails for off-roading, horseback riding, and hiking.

Relaxed entertainment abounds in nearby communities. Enjoy a glass of wine at your favorite winery or revel in one of many music festivals. Stroll through a peach or apple orchard during peak harvest season or select fresh-off-the-vine produce at one of many local farms and farmer’s markets. Soak up the health and wellness benefits of fabulous natural hot springs.

If you’ve considered escaping to the mountains, Homes at Cobble Creek invites you to make your Colorado dreams a reality by requesting more information here.

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SaddleBrooke TWO

Tucson, AZ
Homes $300K - 1M Plus

It’s easy to see why Where To Retire magazine chose SaddleBrooke as one of America’s top 100 best master-planned communities. Within this stunning Sonoran desert setting just 25 miles north of downtown Tucson, Arizona, you’ll find an appealing combination of natural tranquility and vibrant excitement. Your new home will boast spectacular views of the 9,000-foot Santa Catalina mountain range, nearly perfect weather, and an abundance of community amenities, events, groups, and traditions to fill your life with joy and inspiration.

SaddleBrooke TWO is a true Active Lifestyle Community. With more than 200 clubs, our residents enjoy a wealth of educational and social opportunities, including an Institute of Learning in Retirement that offers an assortment of courses to satisfy your interests. Three on-site restaurants, a 478-seat performing arts center, two championship golf courses, fitness centers, basketball and volleyball courts, swimming pools, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and even a softball field are just around the corner.

Welcome to a world of possibilities to Live Your Dreams, at last.

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55+ Living in the Bay Area California | The Collective | Active Adult

The Collective

Manteca, CA
Gated Community with Single-Family Homes & Resort-Style Living from $400K

It’s all here at The Collective, a new 55+ gated master-planned community with resort-style amenities and new homes priced from the $400,000s – and it’s all about the carefree life you deserve. Get social. Be your healthiest you. Make some forever friends. And kick back in a new home that’s just your style. Welcome to stress-free living where life’s whatever you want it to be.

The Collective isn’t your average collection of homes. It’s a gated master-planned community of single-family neighborhoods by three trusted builders. Whether it’s Venture by Taylor Morrison, Turnleaf by Anthem United or Origin, Vida and Dawn by Trumark Homes, you’re bound to find the perfect residence for you, all surrounded by spaces and places that are anything but typical.

When you live at The Collective, you also enjoy a full-time lifestyle director on hand to curate community events, outings, classes, activities and more – so you can experience a lifestyle that’s active, social and enriched. Plus, with San Francisco to the west, Silicon Valley to the south and Wine Country all around, The Collective puts you front and center to it all.

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Active Adult Community near Seattle WA | Port Ludlow | Waterfront Homes

Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow, WA
Homes: $490K+

For retirees, active adults, and remote workers, Port Ludlow is an inviting resort-style community on the shores of Puget Sound in the state of Washington.

Westharbor Homes is building new Port Ludlow residences to the highest environmental standards with energy-saving appliances. In the Ludlow Cove Cottages and Olympic Terrace II neighborhoods, you’ll find a delightful variety of floor plans, including beachfront single-family homes, waterfront condominiums, and spacious villas with fairway views.

The amenities and activities at Port Ludlow start with play on the community’s 18-hole golf course, a scenic layout along the water and through the maritime forest. The 300-slip marina offers complete boating services and launches for kayaks and paddleboards. In addition, there are two community clubhouses with fitness centers, swimming pools, and tennis/pickleball courts. You can also enjoy 30+ miles of walking trails, more than 100 community social clubs, and genuine farm-to-table dining with fresh seafood always on the menu at the Fireside Restaurant.

The nearby towns of Chimacum and Port Townsend feature cafes, bakeries, artisan shops, and grocery markets, plus convenient health care services that include specialty practices. And just a 30-minute ferry ride away is the dynamic city of Seattle, home to some of the nation’s leading hi-tech companies, a thriving cultural arts scene, and major professional sports teams.

When you request more information below, you’ll be on your way to discovering the waterfront lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest at Port Ludlow.
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Victory at Verrado

Buckeye, AZ
Homes: $300K - $600K

Nestled in the foothills of Arizona’s White Tank Mountains, Victory at Verrado offers luxurious living amongst the rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert. A short drive outside of Phoenix, Victory at Verrado invites you to join its vibrant and active 55+ community.

Perched high above the desert floor, the Victory Club is the hub of activity at Victory at Verrado. Community happenings, classes, and events make for a packed social calendar. For those focused on fitness, you’ll find a 7,000 square foot gym, a movement studio, lap pool, and yoga lawn. Once you’ve cooled down, unwind at the resort style pools, admire the professional grade art studio, or head to the full-service spa. Spend an afternoon at the Victory Vineyard, where you can take part in wine tastings, guest vintner dinners, wine making classes, and the annual Crush party. Close out your evening at The Vic Bar + Kitchen, a modern farm-to-table dining experience overlooking the desert valley and downtown Phoenix in the distance.

If you’re looking to spend the day on the green, you’ll have your choice of two Championship golf courses designed by Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman. Winding through the White Tank foothills, the courses offer a thrilling challenge and spectacular views.

At Victory at Verrado, there is a home that suits every style and need. The thoughtfully designed, single-level houses range widely in size; you can find a four-bedroom floorplan that allows for frequent visitors, or a two-bedroom duplex, perfect for those who seek the tranquility of their own space. The energy-efficient homes are available in a variety of architectural styles, from Craftsman bungalows to Mission style haciendas, lending each neighborhood a unique charm and character. Additionally, the incorporation of patios and courtyards allows homeowners to enjoy the mountain views and indoor-outdoor living Verrado is known for.

The bustling Main Street, abundance of parks and trails, and thriving community of greater Verrado allows you to enjoy all the charms of a small-town life for all ages, while the adults-only environment at Victory at Verrado allows you to escape and let loose.

Request more information to see what awaits you in the desert oasis of Victory at Verrado.

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Red Ledges | Retire Utah | Gated Community Near Park City UT

Red Ledges

Heber City, UT
Lots from $300K; Homes from $1.2M - $6M+

Red Ledges – Utah’s Premier Four-Season Community Minutes from Park City

Minutes from everything but miles from the grind, our 2,000 acres were designed from the ground up for better living. Amid a setting of snow-capped mountains and resplendent red rocks, you’ll find inspiration, relaxation, and a community you can hold close.

Red Ledges’ homes balance luxury and comfort to blend seamlessly into spectacular surroundings, and our award-winning amenities double as gathering spaces for friends and neighbors – here, those two are one and the same. Together, you can experience everything from world-class skiing to world-class dining to the simple opulence of a starry night.

Between our close-knit community of more than 300 homes and our two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, Cliff Drysdale Tennis School, easy access to skiing at Deer Valley®, and a vibrant community club with thoughtfully curated activities, there’s no shortage of places to go, people to meet, and things to do. Even better, our home sites and custom residences come in a range of specs and prices and are all perfectly located just minutes from Park City, Utah.

Amenities and Activities include:

  • The Village Center resort style pool
  • Poolside dining at the Village Center
  • The Red Ledges Clubhouse
  • Fine dining at the Juniper Grill
  • Two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses
  • Jim McLean Golf School
  • Cliff Drysdale Tennis Programs
  • Red Ledges Equestrian Center
  • Fitness Center and classes
  • Member activities led by Red Ledges Activities Director
  • Limited access to the Deer Crest Club and Stag Lodge at Deer Valley Resort®

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The Ranches at Belt Creek

Belk, MT
Ranches for sale
Where the skies are blue and endless, you’ll find luxurious ranch living at The Ranches at Belt Creek in Montana where you can purchase magnificent estates on large acreage.
Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV
Homes from $440K - $2.7M
Discover a desert oasis at Lake Las Vegas where you can find contemporary homes amid a luxurious atmosphere in Henderson while still being close to the action and national parks.
Summerlin

SunRiver

St. George, UT
Homes from $350K
SunRiver Villas is home to its own exclusive community center and amenities including a lap pool, fitness center, test kitchen and computer center—along with access to SunRiver’s 18-hole championship golf course. you have access to all the facilities within your community—not to mention all the friends and enjoyment that comes with them. The 35,000+ sq ft SunRiver St.George community center links the walking and cart paths to open areas, the golf course, tennis courts, and pickleball courts.
SunRiver

Tonto Verde

Rio Verde, AZ
So Many Reasons to Call Tonto Verde Home. Tonto Verde is an activity-rich, premier golf community, located in the northeast valley just 10 minutes east of Scottsdale. Surrounded by gorgeous mountain views and the Tonto National Forest,Tonto Verde is away from hectic traffic yet close enough to enjoy the perfect balance of nature and city life. With 700+ homes, Tonto Verde is large enough to be cost effective yet small enough to foster friendships, creating that true sense of community where you know you belong

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