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Top-Ranked Amenities: Fitness Centers and Walking Trails

News & Events ideal-Living|April 17, 2021 Embracing an active lifestyle has never been easier for retirees who…

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Wineries of American South Pour Over

In addition to everything else it has to offer, this region is becoming increasingly well-known as one of the nation’s premier winemaking centers.

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Mountain Retirement Communities

Ideal Living’s Top Mountain Destinations : The Appalachian Trail

Ideal Living’s Top Mountain Destinations: The Appalachian Trail Escape humidity and lower the temperature, enough to need…

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Zero Energy Homes – Affordable Zero Energy and Net Zero Homes Are Now Available and Viable.

Zero Energy Homes—Affordable Zero Energy and Net Zero Homes Are Now Available and Viable. Energy… that magical…

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The Allure of Water – Lake Living

An almost primitive connection draws people to water_to the lakes, rivers and oceans. Maybe part of that reason is that, biologically speaking, human beings are about 70 percent water. Aesthetically speaking, however, who can resist the calming effect of watching the gentle ripples lap at the shore. The power of water to wash away concerns and leave you feeling refreshed cannot be ignored.

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Delaware Among Top 5 Searched States For Boomer Retirees

A surprising addition has made it into the top 5. Delaware, a longtime summer retreat, playground for weekenders from DC, Philly, New York and New Jersey, is becoming a popular retiree destination. There are also many top gated communities in Delaware to help you find the best place to live.

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Puerto Rico: The Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret

Puerto Rico: The Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret With its palm-fringed white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters and…

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Florida 55+ Communities| LakePark at Tradition | Florida Retirement

Top 10 Myths About Retirement

“The times they are a-changin’.” I’m pretty sure Bob Dylan wasn’t talking about retirement when he sang these famous words, but he sure could have been. Retirement planning, including all of the non-financial aspects, needs to be done quite differently today.

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Universal Design: Home Design for All Ages and Abilities

Your home should be all about you. Universal design creates livable, workable environments for everyone regardless of age, size or ability. Universal design is human-centered design that makes life easier, not only for those with mobility limitations, but also for those who are short, tall, young and old. Universal design is for everyone.

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Coastal Cottages

Homes that employ innovative use of space, energy-efficient appliances and green building materials, located in communities with walking trails and a built-in sense of conviviality, are what’s hot right now…and nothing embodies this spirit better than the classic, cozy cottage.

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Improve Your Health with Green Tea

Widely known for its many and varied health benefits, green tea has been a staple of Eastern cultures for centuries. Archeological evidence suggests that people consumed tea leaves steeped in boiling water as long as 50,000 years ago. Today, millions of people around the world consume green tea, and scientific research is providing hard evidence for the health benefits that have long been associated with drinking green tea.

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Best Small Towns | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | aiken sc

One South Carolina Community is Ahead of The “Green” Curve

AIKEN, SC — In his opening days in office, President Barak Obama has called for a national…

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Living in Costa Rica

The cold, the slush, the snow, the endless on-and-off of parkas, gloves and boots-it’s reached a point where something must be done. There has to be another way, and, fortunately, there is. Go south, where the weather is warm, the costs are lower and the living is easy. Well, maybe it’s not quite that simple-but it’s certainly worth considering when the cold weather has reached too deep into your soul.

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The Draw of Green Communities – 10 Environmentally Sensitive Communities

According to the National Land Trust Census, more than 37 million acres in the United States are protected through land trusts. Increasingly, those trusts are being initiated by home and community developers. As more and more home buyers express interest in living in communities that preserve open space and offer energy-efficient building options, developers are building fewer homes on more land and preserving larger areas of green space

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Get Ready for the Outdoors with Great Party Ideas

Once your garden is at its finest and your house is sparkling, it’s time to show off what you’ve got. Assemble your guest list and get ready to throw a party worthy of the season. Here are some tips to help you stage festivities so original-and so much fun-that people will still be talking about them the next time the Easter bunny comes around.

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Buying a Second Home in the U.S.: What Foreign Nationals Need to Know

The credit crunch, glut of homes on the U.S. market and sellers’ eagerness to deal has created some fantastic opportunities for foreign nationals with solid capital. Snowbird buyers from Canada and the United Kingdom are taking advantage of this opportunity in droves, flocking to the warm climates of Arizona, Nevada, California and Florida.

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Fractional or Full Time? Try The NC Outer and Inner Banks

Sea Share Properties, LLC is excited about bringing the Greatest from Vacation Real Estate to Emerald Isle, NC – Fractional Ownership.

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Tasmania

It was 1982, and my young son Kurt and I were working at the Australia Outward Bound School in Tharwa when we heard that Reinhold Messner, the first man to ascend Everest without oxygen, was to give a talk at the University of Tasmania. Armchair Everest groupies, we went to hear him.

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Green Homes that Make a Difference

“Green” is a hot topic and a major sales incentive in everything from organic food to hydrogen-powered automobiles to recycling product waste. One of the areas in which going green has made the biggest splash is the construction of new homes.

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Sedona Verde Valley

While there are hundreds of sites worthy of exploration, the perfect itinerary for a one- to two-week trip throughout the Sedona Verde Valley includes the historic towns of Jerome, Camp Verde, Sedona, Flagstaff, Williams and of course, the Grand Canyon.

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