Discover the Best Biking Communities

When you think about retirement, do you visualize riding a bike in a t-shirt on a sunny day? Many people do, and great news: there are many communities that are built for people with this vision.

Why choose a great biking destination for retirement?

For those who love an active lifestyle, finding a retirement destination where you can ride your bike is often a priority. There are people who like to ride their bike to the park, or the grocery store with a basket on the front of your beach cruiser. Then, there are people who love recreational road cycling—longer rides and beautiful views on paved roads. Last but not least, there’s gravel biking or mountain biking, both for the real adventurous retiree who’s looking for a good workout. No matter which camp you fall into, finding a retirement destination that’s prime for biking can make a big difference in your daily lifestyle.

 

Thankfully, you can find great bike towns all over the country. Key West in Florida is a great biking destination where you barely need a car to get around. Gainesville, Florida, is also very bike-friendly with great weather and dedicated bike boulevards separate from roads. Tempe, Arizona, is also known for their biking infrastructure efforts, as they’re creating bike underpasses for intersections allowing bikers to get across roads without ever being near a crossing car.

What other benefits do biking destinations bring?

If you love cycling, you already know what benefits it brings you: it makes you happy, keeps you fit, lets you explore the great outdoors, and even gets you from place to place. But there are many other benefits you can get from retiring in a biking-friendly destination.

  • Endless ride options: When you’re in a destination that’s prime for biking, you’ll have plenty of rides to choose from when you want to get out there. You’re not limited to one or two paths—there are usually 10+ options to choose from.
  • Safety first: When you’re in a place where biking is a priority, you’ll find you feel safer. This means well-maintained biking trails and paths, green paths alongside the road, and a population that respects bikers will share the road.
  • Cheap transportation: When you’re riding a bike to the grocery store or to the park, you’re saving on gas—great for the environment and your wallet.
  • Active lifestyle: Those who retire in places with great biking can easily stay active and healthy. You’re surrounded by others who love to get out on the bike path, and you can find others to ride with so you’re never on your own.
  • Weather of your choice: When you’re biking, the best weather is mild—so you’ve got your choice of options along the mild coastal states.,

Ready to get cycling?

Ready to hop on your bike? We’ve collected the best retirement communities for those who love to ride their bikes. Browse the options below to see what’s out there. When you find a community you like, use the information request form to contact a local representative. You can ask questions, chat with neighbors who bike there, and get a feel for it. If there’s a location in particular that interests you, use the filtering options on the left to narrow down and find the tennis community you’re looking for.

 

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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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Tower Hill

Lewes, DE
Homes from the upper $600K

Carl M. Freeman Companies and K. Hovnanian Homes recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for Tower Hill, a new community of 292 single-family homes in Lewes, Delaware. On the east side of Coastal Highway in Lewes, Delaware and just a short bike ride from downtown Lewes and Canalfront park, Tower Hill will be home to beautifully built single family homes. Sales are scheduled to commence in early summer 2021.

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks

Bluffton, SC
Homes : $264,990 - $397,490

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks is a Bluffton, South Carolina 55+ community offering resort-style living in the scenic Lowcountry. This new active adult community features single-family homes in a picturesque wooded setting along with a variety of recreational amenities and a full calendar of activities.
The clubhouse is the activity hub of the community, where residents will enjoy yoga and Zumba at the fitness center, discover new talents in the arts & crafts room, play billiards with neighbors, lounge by the pool, and perfect dancing skills in the ballroom. K. Hovnanian has taken special care to ensure the ongoing safety of residents by offering socially distanced virtual activities that allow residents to stay healthy and connected. With these precautions, residents can enjoy online social hours, trivia night, pet shows, photo contests, book club, exercise classes, and live concerts from the comfort of home. Outdoor amenities include walking & biking trails, tennis & pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, a dog park, community gardens, fire pits, and screened verandas.

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks is within 20 miles of pristine Hilton Head Island beaches, championship golf courses, scenic nature preserves, marinas, and the historic sites of Bluffton and Savannah, Georgia.

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Wild Dunes | Buyers Agents Serving the Charleston SC Area | 55 Plus

Wild Dunes

Charleston, SC
Charleston Area Homes, Condos, and Townhomes $150K - $10M+

We are your Buyers Agents for the Charleston area specializing in beach, golf, downtown and 55 plus active adult communities. We are committed to supporting the 55 Plus community in making key life decisions in the real estate market. We have a passion to help clients who are searching for life solutions to their next stage in life challenges. From historic downtown Charleston to the Flowertown of Summerville to the beach communities such as Kiawah Island, let us help you find your ideal home today.

Wild Dunes

Wild Dunes is an example of one of our oceanfront communities in South Carolina located on Isle of Palms that also has homes, condominiums, and penthouses for sale. Just minutes from downtown Charleston, Wild Dunes is surrounded by beaches and is the ideal location for a retirement or vacation home. Homes and also fully furnished condominiums for sale, ensuring that there is something for every price range.

Amenities include championship golf courses, swimming, tennis, or relax in a salon and spa. The Links Course and Harbor Course at Wild Dunes are two of Charleston most sought after golfing experiences.

To learn more about Wild Dunes and other Charleston area communities visit us at

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Realtors in Southwest Florida | North River Ranch | Coastal FL

North River Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, FL
We provide exclusive Buyer Representation for Condos, Villas, Single Family Homes and Estates from $250k to $1M plus.

While most people think of sunsets, sandy beaches, waterfront views and golf courses when you mention Southwest Florida, this area on Florida’s Gulf Coast is also rich in lifestyle options. From walkable downtowns to active 55+ communities, from perfect seasonal retreats to full-time simple or luxury residences, our Florida Gulf Coast has something for everyone to love. There are unique elements that make this area special, and we can educate you on all the Lifestyle options and discover which neighborhoods and communities best match your interests.

North River Ranch is that special kind of place that is somewhere between big city living and a small-town sense of community. This is one of the latest and most exciting master-planned new home communities along Sarasota’s Gulf Coast, and has one of the most accessible zip codes in the area – 15 minutes from Lakewood Ranch, 15 minutes to boating water, 20 minutes to pristine beaches and a short scenic drive over the Skyway Bridge to everything Tampa Bay has to offer.

Use our extensive knowledge, world-class experience and connections to explore the Gulf Coast and make the next right move for you.

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Del Webb at Traditions

Wake Forest, NC
Homes: $300K - $500K

Del Webb at Traditions, located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, is within the Master Planned community of Traditions minutes away from downtown. Specifically designed for active adults 55+, our upcoming clubs and classes will be for residents and by residents with the help of an onsite Lifestyle Director, coming soon. Prices start in the low $300’s and there are 9 thoughtfully designed floorplans to choose from.The community will feature a 18,000 square foot amenity center and social hub where activity abounds, from aerobics in the morning to dancing and parties in the evening. Meet new friends on the pickleball and tennis courts or relax with old friends at the coffee bar. Del Webb at Traditions will offer a quiet resort style atmosphere, nestled around more than 50 miles of greenway trails and within walking distance to 132 acre Wake Forest Reservoir Park. Cool off on hot summer days at the indoor pool. Expand your interests and your social circle attending classes and community events at the amenity center.

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Sun City West

Sun City West, AZ

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Sun City West, a new active adult 55+ community in Arizona, will offer three designs of single-story homes close to shopping and recreation. Enjoy an amenity-filled, resort-style experience within an easy commute to Phoenix.

This brand-new community will feature 50 single-family homes with up to 1,736 sq. ft. of living space, with two bedrooms, up to two-and-a-half baths, and a two-car attached garage. Residents will also have access to four recreation centers with over 100 chartered clubs, seven golf courses, a state-of-the-art bowling alley, movie theater, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a wide range of other amenities.

In Sun City West, you can enjoy Arizona’s natural beauty while living conveniently close to Peoria, Glendale, and Phoenix. Go on a hike at the nearby Peoria Regional Preserve or enjoy one of the many great restaurants the surrounding area has to offer. This 55+ community in Sun City West, AZ, is also only a few miles from the excellent Banner Del E Webb Medical Center.

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Home Towne Square | Retirement Community Living | Ephrata Pensylvania

Home Towne Square

Ephrata, PA
Homes from $400K

Home Towne Square in Ephrata, PA

What makes the 55+ community of Home Towne Square in Lancaster County, PA so very unique from other 55+ communities is the design of our “Arts & Crafts-style” new homes, within a classic village-style neighborhood. Welcoming front porches on 1-and 2-story homes filled with character and finished with unique color palettes, a low-maintenance lifestyle, walking trails, landscaped common areas, a community clubhouse, and an active calendar of events coordinated by the homeowners make Home Towne Square 55 plus not only a charming neighborhood, but also a wonderful place to settle in near or at retirement. Plus, residents own their land, which means no monthly land lease payments. Located just west of the town of Ephrata, PA in Lancaster County, and only a few blocks off of Route 322, Home Towne Square is convenient to all that the Pennsylvania Dutch country has to offer, with the added benefit of being in a low cost of living area. Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Jersey are quick and easy trips from Ephrata, PA, while a lively schedule of street fairs, festivals and concerts, dinner theaters, and entertainment gives year-round energy to the local area. Call or visit today to start relaxing and enjoying the life you deserve now in Home Towne Square, a 55 plus community.
Home Towne Square 55 Plus Living

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Landmark Homes

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Landmark Homes – Pennsylvania Home Builder

Cliff and Claire Weaver founded Landmark Homes in 1998. Their intention? To create a company focused on three essential values: attention to detail, hard work, and excellence. These core values quickly became the company’s foundation. And, a peek at any Landmark home and the processes therein will tell you that these values are not only upheld, but diligently adhered to today.

From lot choice, to design, build, and move-in day; Landmark keeps their eye on the target, so you can too.

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Solivita – Taylor Morrison

Kissimmee, FL
Single-Family homesites and quick move-in homes from the low $200K - $300K

“Solivita” combines “sun” and “life”, the perfect name for this gated 55+ community in Kissimmee, Florida. The incomparable Solivita offers an exciting and unique active lifestyle filled with amenities, events and beautifully designed single-family residences, and is well-located with easy access to the many allures of Central Florida. Choose from a variety of open-concept floor plans to build your new home or browse the available quick move-in homes. Solivita offers single-family homes ranging in size from 1,364 – 2,929 square feet. Visit the Solivita Welcome Center, open 7 days per week, to tour the model homes and learn more about 55+ Living in Florida.

The highly praised golf-cart friendly community in Kissimmee, Florida has received an impressive variety of awards. Honors include a designation as one of America’s Best Master-Planned Communities for active adults by Where to Retire Magazine and has earned more than 70 design and community planning, environmental sustainability and other awards.

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Hampton Hall Club

Bluffton, SC
Homes and lots $60K - $1M

Imagine for a minute you’re visiting the private club community of Hampton Hall in Bluffton, SC. You’ve gotten over the awe of the dramatic and picturesque Lowcountry landscape, and you’re starting to take in your surroundings. The first thing you’re probably going to hear is laughter. Depending on where you’re standing, it could be coming from the lakeside resort pool, or the Pete Dye golf course, or maybe one of the various dining venues. For while everything here is beautiful to look at and expertly maintained and cared for, the key component is fun and enjoyment.

We thought you should be prepared for that because, sure enough, the tennis pro will coax you on to the courts, or the threesome about to tee off will enlist you into completing their group. You see, the minute you pass through the gates at Hampton Hall, something changes. You are at once connected with this club and community. A place you may have never known existed, right up until the moment you fall in love with it.

We invite you inside the gates to tour Hampton Hall. Come see if you feel a connection with this Lowcountry private club community. Come see if Hampton Hall feels like home.

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Palmas Del Sol East Active 55+ Community in Apache Junction AZ

Palmas Del Sol East

Apache Junction, AZ

Affordable Resort Living – Pre-Owned Homes from the $30’s. Feel like you’re on vacation all year long in this Active 55+ resort in Apache Junction. Luxury and affordability come together at Palmas Del Sol East. From the best in social and recreational activities to an impressive selection of quality manufactured homes from the $30’s, we offer the value and lifestyle you deserve. Palmas Del Sol East is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980.

Management and Sales offices are still open 7 days a week, 8-5. Please contact us for more information.

Virtual Tours now available! Feel free to watch our video playlist below. You can navigate to the next video by simply clicking the button to the right of the “share” icon.



Homes are shown by appointment only and social distancing and hygiene guidelines are strictly adhered to. Safety is our priority.

Also check out our other Thesman Communities:
Briarwood
Las Palmas
Las Palmas Grand
Las Vegas Meadows
Palmas Del Sol
Palmas Del Sol East
Sunrise Village

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Naples Estates | Active Adult Living Naples FL | 55+ Community | Mobile Homes

Naples Estates

Naples, FL
Beautiful new homes starting in the high $100K

Naples Estates 55+ Retirement Community is the area’s premier home community for active adults. Our new Resort Style Clubhouse features a grand ballroom with concert staging, a dance floor and catering kitchen to host your large events. The clubhouse also features rooms for arts and crafts, ceramics and stained glass classes complete with a kiln. A Billiard room with four championship size tables, separate card room and well-equipped fitness center help you for you to stay fit and build new friendships.

Our activity center is just as exciting as the ballroom with a new resort-style pool and therapy spa, adjoining party pavilion, bandstand and dance floor. A mini-golf course and shuffleboard courts are next door ensuring you always have something fun to enjoy.

A multitude of floor plans are available that range from simple to elaborate offering features like raised ceilings, fully equipped kitchens, walk-in closets and a large covered front porch. Our manufactured homes are also rated for Wind Zone 3 giving you more peace of mind.

Contact Howard or Betty to learn more.

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Homes near Asheville NC | French Broad Crossing | Mountain Community

French Broad Crossing

Marshall, NC
Homesites starting at $99K and Home/Lot Packages starting at $599K.

French Broad Crossing in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is the ideal destination for retirees and remote workers who want to live in a spectacular natural setting.
The French Broad River flows through the heart of the 750-acre French Broad Crossing community, one-third of which is held in trust by the Southeast Regional Conservancy. An additional 1,500 acres at the neighboring sister community of Little Pines are also protected, resulting in an easily accessible highland nature preserve with miles of backcountry trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
The artisan-built River Lodge is the hub of social activity at French Broad Crossing, while the adjacent Wellness Center features state-of-the-art workout equipment, a pool, and a hot tub. The Riverfront Family Park & Pavilion hosts cookouts by the water and offers river access for whitewater rafting, kayaking, paddleboarding, and fly fishing. The covered Tree House with an outdoor fireplace is a great spot to enjoy sunsets after gathering nature’s produce in the community gardens, blackberry fields, and apple orchards.
Luxurious French Broad Crossing custom homes feature sweeping river, mountain, and forest views on homesites from over an acre to nearly four acres in size. High-speed fiber-optic lines keep everyone in touch with family, friends, and business associates, while everyday shops and services are available in the nearby town of Marshall. And it’s just a 30-minute drive to downtown Asheville and all of the cultural amenities, eclectic restaurants, brewpubs, and top-rated medical facilities in one of America’s finest mountain cities.
Ask for more information below and discover if French Broad Crossing is the natural-wonder community that you’ve been looking for.

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Montesa Gold Canyon | Arizona Gated Communities | Swimming Pool

Montesa at Gold Canyon

Gold Canyon, AZ

Featuring views of the stunning Superstition Mountains, Montesa at Gold Canyon is the perfect place to stay active, make long-lasting friendships and enjoy the life you deserve. Much more than a place to live, Montesa offers a first-rate style of living, with resort amenities, a stunning natural landscape and premier homes.

Play pickle ball, bocce ball, shuffleboard and water volleyball with your new friends, exercise in our well-equipped fitness center, enjoy a game of billiards, or hit the tennis courts–there are so many ways to stay active. Our performing arts center and ballroom hosts a number of parties, dances, banquets and art classes for you to enjoy. On site professional management and activities staff are dedicated to ensure your satisfaction.

Montesa’s homes combine state-of-the-art design with the finest construction. And now with rooftop party decks there are more ways to take in the beauty of these tranquil surroundings. Fill out the form below to learn more about this exciting place to live.

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Amblebrook Gettysburg

Gettysburg, PA
Single Family and Villa Homes from $300K

Amblebrook at Gettysburg is an age-55-and-better community for active adults who want the best at a convenient location in the southern Pennsylvania countryside. If healthy lifestyle amenities and a custom-designed home are priorities for you, check out all that Amblebrook at Gettysburg has to offer.

The Rock Creek Clubhouse and Fitness Center is the hub of Amblebrook community activity with extras like an art studio, a demonstration kitchen and a lifelong-learning center. Complete fitness facilities include tennis/pickleball courts and indoor/outdoor pools, plus studios for yoga, Pilates and more. Best of all for fresh-air lovers, Amblebrook at Gettysburg features a scenic network of walking, jogging, and biking trails, with stops at community parks, fishing ponds and the outdoor amphitheater along the way.

The top-quality Amblebrook homes are all energy-efficient designs from the region’s most respected builders. Lennar’s one- and two-story villas that come with home automation systems, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and more for no additional cost. Elevate Homes has a choice of eight customizable single-family floor plans, each with expansive covered outdoor living areas. The cottage-style residences by Caruso Homes feature flexible single-level living with the option to add a second-floor home office.

The nearby town of Gettysburg offers fine-dining restaurants, boutiques, wineries, cultural events and seasonal festivals. The Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital and associated specialty practices are located in the heart of an area that also includes the hallowed grounds of the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Request more information to discover if Amblebrook at Gettysburg is the right community for your active 55+ lifestyle.

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Homes near Nashville TN | Durham Farms | Mountain Amenity Community

Durham Farms

Hendersonville, TN
Paired Villas, Single-Family Homes and Custom Residences from high $300K - low $600K

Durham Farms®, located in Hendersonville just 18 miles from downtown Nashville offers a relaxed small-town Tennessee lifestyle where you feel connected to neighbors. It’s a place where we emphasize authenticity and neighborhood for a true sense of place. Beautiful homes and custom-designed residences reflect simple elegance and timeless style. Our extensive amenities are built for connections and the Farmhouse is the heart of it all – featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, resort-style pool and splash pad, multiple lounging areas with outdoor games and fire pits, plus our coffee-shop-style cafe with free Wi-Fi.

Throughout the community, enjoy nearly 3 miles of paved trails, quaint neighborhood parks, including the Veterans Walk – created to honor men and women who have served our country as a member of the United States Armed Forces. Hendersonville has been acclaimed for its scenic beauty with 26 miles of shoreline on Old Hickory Lake, the area’s centerpiece for boating and fishing. Plus, convenient access to shopping, quality healthcare facilities, Nashville International Airport, and all the culture, entertainment and food Music City has to offer.

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Cortland Park | 55+ Retirement Living | Active Adult Community

Cortland Park

Mechanicsburg, PA
Single Family Homes and Townhomes from the upper $300K

Cortland Park, a 55+ community in Mechanicsburg’s prestigious Winding Hills, is Landmark Homes’ newest upcoming addition to the neighborhood. Set among 380 acres of scenic Cumberland Valley countryside, Winding Hills offers an experience unlike any other: a resort-like community comprised of distinct homes, surrounded by nature, but minutes from the area’s best in dining, shopping and recreation. Plans for the new Cortland Park 55+ community include a private clubhouse, along with access to all of the amenities of the Winding Hills neighborhood, including the main clubhouse with pool and fitness center, 120 acres of preserved woodland, landscaped boulevards, hiking, walking trails, and community parks. Cortland Park will offer a low-maintenance lifestyle and will feature single-family and townhome plans, thoughtfully designed for those age 55 and older.

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Active Adult Community New Homes Raleigh NC | Carolina Gardens

Carolina Gardens by Del Webb

Fuquay-Varina, NC
Ranch homes starting from the upper $200K

Carolina Gardens is Fuquay-Varina’s premier 55+ active adult community by Del Webb in Southwest Wake County. Situated near NC 55, US 401 and the future I-540, Carolina Gardens is a few minutes from downtown Fuquay with breweries, boutique shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Residents will also enjoy nearby Holly Springs with new UNC Rex medical centers, dining, shopping and grocery stores.

There are 11 new ranch consumer inspired home designs within a maintenance free living environment – 9 of the plans are modeled and open daily for touring. Homes have options for up to 5 bedrooms, loft and flex spaces and 3 car garages.

Coming soon amenities are resort style and include a 20,500 square foot clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, yoga studio, pickleball, bocce ball, tennis court, dog park, community garden, walking trails and pocket parks. The community has an onsite lifestyle director with social clubs, events and classes scheduled daily. HOA dues include Spectrum cable TV and high speed internet.

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55+ Community Wilmington NC | Master Planned | Del Webb Wilmington

Del Webb Wilmington

Wilmington, NC
Ranch homes starting from the upper $200K

Del Webb Wilmington, in the master-planned Riverlights community, features resort style amenities for active adults 55 and greater. Residents will enjoy an indoor and outdoor pool, walking trails, tennis and pickleball courts, and social clubs. All homes are ranch style with flexible, open concept inspired designs in a low maintenance living environment.

There are 3 collections of home series with bedroom ranges of 2 to 5, bathroom ranges of 2 to 4 and square footages of 1,262 to 2,565 and up. Homes are priced from the upper $200Ks plus with many options to customize and personalize your home.

Riverlights is a large community where residents can enjoy everything at their fingertips. Take a golf cart ride to Marina Village, a retailer hub onsite or Smoke on the Water, a restaurant with live music. Riverlights is on the Cape Fear River with 38 acres to kayak, paddleboard or canoe. There are miles of trails and an abundance of amenities and planned resident activities. Del Webb Wilmington features an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis, pickleball and bocce courts, dog park, lifestyle director and clubhouse with a fitness center.

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Plan your biking community visit

Don’t forget your helmet. The next step is to plan a visit to some biking retirement communities to get a feel for them. Several communities offer tours or will arrange for you to stay nearby to check it out. The best part about visiting? You can plan some morning rides while you’re there.

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