Get More from Life in a Community Garden Community
Community garden communities are perfect destinations for retirees and people of any age who enjoy the fruits of gardening. Healthy outdoor exercise and working with neighbors in productive social activities are just two of the reasons to live in a premier community garden community.
Why choose a community garden community?
Do you enjoy getting outside in the spring months to plant your favorite flowers? Do you get a special satisfaction from seeing your summer vegetable plants thrive and grow? Is the fall harvest your favorite time of year? Community gardens are the newest amenity in active-lifestyle communities around the country and your best choice if you love growing, eating and sharing the bounty of nature.
The benefits of living in a community garden community:
- Community Garden Areas. Most new developments these days include prime locations for community gardens in their master plans, complete with water lines or entire irrigation systems. More established communities are adding new common gardening areas every year. You can stake out a plot or two of your own and share the costs of soil, seeds and fertilizers with your neighbors. The local climate is the only limit on the types of flowers and vegetables you can grow in your private area, while planting and caring for young fruit trees to create an orchard is a great way for residents to work together.
- Community Garden Experts. Many places that have community gardens employ professionals to help get them started and offer their expertise to residents. And even if you've not been a gardener before, you'll find more than a few new friends at the community garden who are happy to share their knowledge and experience with you.
- Community Garden Clubs. Traditional garden clubs may have just grown flowers for show, but today's garden clubs do much more. They assign plots, develop local planting schedules, share tools, monitor for pests and organize trips to other gardens in the area. Garden clubs encourage neighbors to become friends with new activities and interests that add to the overall quality of community life.
- Community Garden Produce. Enjoying fresh-cut flowers and organic vegetables that you've grown from scratch can be a deeply satisfying experience. But community garden communities often take that to a higher level, working with area food banks to supply extra fruits and vegetables to local families in need. For many garden community residents, its the most fulfilling contribution to others that they can make.
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Looking for the perfect lifestyle community for retirement or to raise your family? Keowee Key has more of what you love. Golf, tennis, fitness center, swimming, boating and pickleball are just a few of the amenities this active, gated, lakeside community offers.
Located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Salem, SC, and surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Keowee, Keowee Key is a 1,600-acre community carved out of a forest of hardwood and pines. You’ll find a wide variety of home styles and price points available in a natural setting with mild seasons and an abundance of local adventure.
All homes in Keowee Key are custom-built, including lakefront, mountain or golf-course views. For a maintenance-free lifestyle, you’ll find ample condominiums, town homes and cottages. Choose a lakefront home with private dock or use one of 5 community docks with 324 boat slips, pontoon and kayak rentals, and a supply store.
The challenging 18-hole, par 72 George Cobb Golf Course, features four tee boxes to match all skill levels. A clubhouse with award-winning chef, lakeside leisure trail, three swimming pools, and a dog park, contribute to Keowee Key’s country club lifestyle.
Cresswind Charleston brings the award-winning Cresswind active adult lifestyle to the Charleston area. This gated community is integrated within the thriving community of The Ponds while maintaining its own privacy. Cresswind features a full list of resort-style amenities, all located within a natural, Lowcountry setting.
Residents can take a short walk to the 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, enjoy pickleball and tennis or participate in activities at the event lawn and amphitheater. Additionally, homeowners have the opportunity to enrich their lives with cooking and yoga classes or bocce ball. Residents also can nurture their talent in the art room, play pool, swim in the resort-style pool, fish or kayak – and stay fit and healthy at a well-equipped fitness center.
Cresswind Charleston offers spacious homes featuring a wide range of personalization opportunities, designer choices, uniquely designed with careful attention to details. Single-family, ranch-style homes will include designer features, energy efficiency and designs complementary to active living. Tour nine designed model homes. Move-In Ready homes available now.
Beautifully built on 1,400+ acres nestled between the majestic James and Chickahominy Rivers, The Governor’s Land at Two Rivers is a private, member-owned country club community of distinction where new neighbors become family and peace of mind is a priority. Discover an immediate sense of serenity in our pleasantly spacious, hidden gem of a neighborhood that embodies the charm of Williamsburg, Virginia and features first-class amenities, including our deep-water marina, private beach, and our top-rated Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. The Governor’s Land at Two Rivers is a natural haven where our diverse community of families and retirees have discovered an undeniable allure and wish to preserve our place of beauty and tranquility. Easily access the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown and the College of William & Mary.
Schedule your Discovery Visit and experience our lively, welcoming, one-of-a-kind community in the “South’s Best Small Town” of 2020. After all, The Governor’s Land at Two Rivers is where you belong.
On North Carolina’s Inner Banks
In the private, gated sound front community of Albemarle Plantation, the waterfront lifestyle abounds. Set on the pristine waters of North Carolina’s sparkling Inner Banks, Albemarle Plantation is the perfect blend of nature, big water, resort amenities, and beautiful homes.
The community is known for its vast waters, 166-slip Private Marina, acclaimed golf, and nature-centric lifestyle. Walking and biking trails ribbon past nature sanctuaries and waterways. Raised boardwalks wind along, perfect for a stroll to the marina. On the waterfront, Marina Park with its great views and manicured lawn is the ideal gathering place for friends and is home to many a community event. The grand, waterfront Clubhouse offers indoor and outdoor dining with incredible water and fairway views. Near the marina, Dockside Café offers outdoor dining and is home to the Albemarle Wine Shop.
Residents also enjoy daily amenities like a fully outfitted fitness center, resort-style Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, bocce courts, gathering and activity spaces and even community garden plots. Winding through the community is the award-winning Dan Maples-designed golf course. Widely acclaimed, it offers world-class play for golfers of all levels and provides breathtaking views. Here, you can enjoy every amenity you would expect from a private waterfront community—plus, all amenities are complete and owned debt free by the Property Owner’s Association.
With a focus on nature’s beauty, Albemarle Plantation is a scenic and welcoming place to build the home of your dreams, too. With a large selection of home plans and a trusted group of preferred builders, creating your retreat at Albemarle can be easy and exciting. Living here offers a perfect balance: residents are wonderfully tucked away from the hustle and bustle of metro areas yet have easy access to Tidewater Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. At Albemarle, you can savor the small-town waterfront charm of Edenton and Hertford, and quickly access big city luxuries with Virginia Beach and Norfolk only about an hour north.
Whether setting out by boat to explore the Sound and nearby small towns, kayaking, going fishing with friends on the protected waters of the Sound or in the Intracoastal Waterway, jet skiing, sailboat racing, or just watching the sun go down over the water…living at Albemarle Plantation is a soul-stirring experience.
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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 CNNMoney.com 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.
Located on a peninsula bounded by rivers and ocean we are Georgia’s Premier Coastal Community directly across from Cumberland Island National Seashore! Enjoy world-class amenities with pools, tennis, fitness center, parks and community docks. All protected by manned/gated 24/7 security for peace of mind. Located at the Southeastern-most point of Georgia we enjoy the mildest climate in the state. The metro area of Jacksonville, FL offers the finest in shopping, cultural activities, sporting events and health care that includes the Mayo Clinic. Jacksonville International Airport is 30 minutes from our frontgate.
The architecture in Cumberland Harbour is classic Low-Country Southern vernacular with wide porches, metal roofs, shiplap and vintage heart pine floors. Work with the region’s finest builders to create that one of a kind Dream Home. Choose from home sites with a wide variety of locations and price points. Our waterfront sites offer true deepwater access with the ability to put in your own private dock. Marshfront sites offer endless vistas and sunsets over the salt marshes. Our nature sites offer a live oak canopy perfect for relaxation on those Summer days. Play, Relax, Explore… Life lived better, Cumberland Harbour.
Stanley Martin Homes at Cabin Branch gives you the opportunity to live in a low-maintenance new home in an outstanding location close to everything you already know and love in and around Clarksburg, Maryland. Cabin Branch offers new construction single-family villas tucked off I-270 across from the Clarksburg Premium Outlets. This new neighborhood offers an array of distinctive, new villa home designs with all the modern-day features you will love including open-concept floorplans, main-level living, dedicated work-from-home spaces and outdoor living options; all conveniently located in a prime Montgomery County location.
This new neighborhood offers single-family villas for active adults 55 and older. Our villa homes feature a single story or story and a half home design with the owner’s suite on the main level. Our villas are attached with 2 or more homes in each row. Inside, villas live like a single-family home. At Cabin Branch you will have quick access to dining, shopping and entertainment, as well as the convenience of living close to friends and family in and near Montgomery County, so you can spend more time with those that matter most.
Eastman Community Association – Four Seasons Paradise
The Eastman Community Association in Grantham, NH is an ideal active-adult and retirement destination. It’s also the perfect place to raise a family. Eastman is a sustainable, intergenerational community in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire.
Ultimately, Eastman is a nature-lover’s haven. Tucked away in the pristine woodlands of New Hampshire’s Upper Connecticut River Valley, the Eastman Community Association encourages an active and connected lifestyle. Residents move to the rhythm of four distinct seasons. And, outdoor adventure is a central theme.
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Eastman is centrally located, but just remote enough. It’s conveniently two hours north of Boston and three hours from Hartford. And, Lake Sunapee, New London, and Lebanon are just minutes away. As a result, residents have ample access to urban amenities. Cultural venues, medical facilities, as well as educational opportunities are all within reach.
New Hampshire’s Grantham Mountain offers a picturesque backdrop to Eastman’s 345-acre lake, and ample hiking trails. So, be sure to pack your boots!
Looking for more? Try 37 miles of cross country trails starting at the Eastman Cross Country Center. In summer, head to one of six beaches, kayak and canoe launches, or to the pool and fitness center year round. Eastman also boasts an 18-hole golf course, har-tru tennis courts and an award-winning restaurant as well.
Condos are available from $125,000 to $270,000. Eastman’s single-family homes range from $130,000 to $1.5 million. (Prices are subject to change.)
Amblebrook at Gettysburg is an amenity-filled master-planned community for 55+ active adults that embraces the rich history and abundance of its beautiful Southern Pennsylvania setting. Built from the ground up to foster more everyday joy, Amblebrook is designed to nurture deeper connections to friends, family and the great outdoors. The stunning Rock Creek Clubhouse and Fitness Center serve up near endless opportunities to explore untapped interests and well-honed skills. And a vast array of social clubs and activities mean the sky is the limit when it comes to pursuing passions and personal exploration. Award-winning homebuilders Caruso Homes, Elevate Homes and Lennar offer a wide variety of two- and three- bedroom layouts to suit your lifestyle, starting from the mid $300,000’s.
Fawn Lake – Best Places to Live in Virginia
There are places to live in Virginia, and then there are the best places to live in Virginia. Fawn Lake is the latter. An idyllic lakeside living development nine miles west of historic Fredericksburg, VA, Fawn Lake spans 2,350 acres of lush, rolling hills. It features an Audubon Certified wildlife Sanctuary. And, Fawn Lake’s deepwater marina is available to all residents.
Best Lake Living Community in Virginia
In addition to the laid-back, nature-based lake lifestyle, Fawn Lake provides the security offered in a gated community. An Arnold Palmer designed golf course and a private country club are also perks. Fawn Lake is 288 acres deep with over seven miles of shoreline that runs alongside much of the course. Fawn Lake’s lush canopy of trees complement the distinctive homes and home sites within the gates. Lakefront retreats, golf cottages and wooded estate home sites alike add architectural diversity. There’s a uniqueness here that is unparalleled in surrounding Virgina communities. Fawn Lake’s proximity to culture and excitement found in large cities and small towns also adds substantial value.
More to Love at Fawn Lake
Boating, water-skiing, and fishing are among favorite pastimes in this ideal Virginia community. And, nature-lovers have found a piece of heaven here with more than ten miles of hiking and walking trails. Residents have been known to take a midsummer dip after a long hike at the lake beach. The community pool is also a great choice. Clubs, leagues and groups are abundant at Fawn Lake. So, if you’re the social type, you’re in luck. Additionally, schools, top area hospitals and shopping are all easily accessible. A fitness club is on site, and tennis, boating, kayaking, sailing, and a community clubhouse are available to all residents. Fawn Lake offers a wide variety of custom builders to suit your needs. Home prices range from the high $500s to $2.5 million.
It’s not hard to find the best fit at Fawn Lake.
WaterSong offers a truly unique take on active 55+ living. As a charmingly styled and self-contained neighborhood, WaterSong is designed in harmony with the rest of master-planned RiverTown. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind setting on the banks of the St. Johns River, with gently lapping waves and ancient oaks beckoning you for a kayak ride, pier fishing session or amphitheater concert.
Two separate amenity complexes — RiverHouse and RiverClub — offer fitness, dining, social and recreational options, with pools, playgrounds, parks and trails galore. WaterSong also has its own exclusive, resort-style amenity center featuring a fitness center, social room, pool, hot tub, fire put, pickleball court, events lawn and more — plus a full-time activities director to lead the fun.
Within this gated, low-maintenance community, you can choose from thoughtfully designed villas or single-family homes. Our splendid variety of exterior styles and convenient features make everyday living more spacious, stylish and fun.
Serenity Beach Resort is located 30 minutes south of Marsh Harbour, Abaco in the Bahamas. Serenity Beach is a master-planned luxury resort and residential community featuring private residences, luxury boutique hotels, multiple restaurants, and bars across 120 pristine acres. With almost 3,000 ft of beach frontage on a sugar-white sand bay that is 2 miles long. Dining can be enjoyed beachside at the grill or ridge-top in the clubhouse with our executive chef. All of your activities are hosted by the guides and Serenity Beach team to include Bonefishing, Sailing, Island Hopping, Sunset cruises, Deep-Sea Fishing, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Swimming with Nurse Sharks, Feeding the swimming pigs, and Nature Hikes.
Imagine more fun times at Wellen Park. From boutique shops to live music, all-day eateries to stunning sunsets, there are hundreds of ways to brighten your days. With beautiful residences and awesome amenities – not to mention amazing residents – each neighborhood is crafted so that the well life reigns supreme. Wellen Park is a vibrant community where everyday fun flourishes and the spirit of wellness thrives. That’s why living at Wellen Park truly feels like your best day ever, every day.
We invite you to stop by the Wellen Park Welcome Center to learn more about the community. One of our brand ambassadors will meet with you to answer questions and guide you through interactive touchscreen kiosks that display neighborhood amenities, home plans, Downtown Wellen shopping and dining, and regional attractions.
Located along the sparkling waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Creek is a community where coastal living is defined by a deep appreciation of family, nature and authentic shore experiences. Set upon 1,720 lush acres along the Chesapeake Bay, our community is a natural wonderland, enhanced with exceptional amenities and rich experiences. Distinctly designed homes and neighborhoods are set among hundreds of acres of lush nature preserves, waterways and interconnected trails—the welcoming backdrop for your family’s next great adventure.
Bay Creek is the first golf resort in the country to feature Signature courses from two of the top names in golf: Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Both of these award-winning courses enhance the natural beauty of the land, employing acres of dunes, mature trees and well-protected greens to create a challenging course for all skill levels. And with holes on the Chesapeake Bay and along Old Plantation Creek, it’s no wonder The Wall Street Journal ranks them among the “Top 100 Residential Golf Courses in the United States.”
This is coastal living at its most satisfying. A lifetime of memories will begin the moment you make this place home. ‘Home’ at Bay Creek is both varied and distinct. Ten exceptional neighborhoods each with unique character, offer homesites of varying views and sizes, elegant single-family homes, colorful cottages, townhomes and large, scenic estates. So no matter what your perfect fit is, it’s easy to find yourself completely at home at Bay Creek.
The best way to discover this incredible lifestyle, the charm of Cape Charles, and the magic of living on Virginia’s Cape is to experience it for yourself. Contact us to schedule your own Personal Real Estate Discovery Visit with a three-day, two-night getaway to Bay Creek.
The Phoenix-metro area, known as the Valley of the Sun, is experiencing an influx of new residents with its rich culture, amazing food, reasonable cost of living, and that iconic southwest landscape. If this sounds like your perfect desert oasis, look no further than Las Palmas Grand.
Located 30 miles east of Phoenix in Mesa, Las Palmas Grand is a 55+ active adults’ community where the young at heart come to live life to the fullest. Although the average age in the area is 33 years old, the residences perfectly combine the youthful Phoenix spirit with the good taste and wisdom that comes with a few extra years.
Slowing down isn’t exactly the style at Las Palmas Grand. They have a full-time activities director who schedules parties, dances, and community outings. The multi-million-dollar, 30,000 square foot clubhouse has all the trimmings expected of a high-end community, including a ballroom, fitness center, heated pool, sauna, and various sport courts. Just outside the gates, there are not one, but ten golf courses nearby. With an average of 300 sunny days per year, you’ll have ample opportunity to play them all.
Back at Las Palmas Grand, you’ll find a wonderful selection of pre-owned homes starting around $80K, with new homes starting a little below $200k. Each is designed for energy efficiency and a minimum of exterior and interior maintenance, so you can make the best use of your time.
With museums, concert venues, fine and performing arts just minutes away, you’ll be in the heart of a thriving metropolitan area without the high cost of living. Arrange your visit to Las Palmas Grand and see why so many people call Phoenix home.
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