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Best Places to Live & Retire

Ideal-Living offers a free comprehensive service that begins with helping you find your ideal lifestyle. Until you know how you want to live, you can’t know where you want to live. We offer a wide array of tools to help you get answers to the questions that are keeping you from moving to your ideal destination. We can help you find the best places to live & retire.

 

There are lots of publications that put out annual lists of the best places to live. We have compiled a list of the cities and towns that are most often cited as the best places to retire. So, here is our list of the top 10 best places to retire in 2021.

  • Naples, Florida
  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Milford, Delaware
  • Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
  • Fort Myers, Florida
  • Williamsburg, Virginia

The fun is just beginning! We have communities in all of these cities and many more. We can provide you with information on communities in some of the most inviting locales across the United States and internationally.

We give you the information so you can compare across all the things you think are important for your ideal lifestyle. What makes a city or town one of the best places to retire? Weather? Taxes? Cost of living? Fun things to do? Sure, they all matter, but most of all it is your preferences, your taste, your dreams that make it the best place to retire for you.

Our free Retirement GuideDigital Ideal-Living Magazine and e-Newsletter offer an abundance of information on which states, towns and cities are the best for retirees, vacationers and second-home buyers. All sent to you for FREE.

You can get specific information that is critical to helping you find best retirement cities, states and communities. You’ll find out information such as:

The Most Tax Friendly States
Tax Benefits for Retirees in Specific States
Best Climates
States with the Lowest Cost of Living
Population & Demographics
How to Get the Most for Your Home
Proximity of Schools, Hospitals, Airports & Entertainment

 

We can help you answer these and any other questions you may have concerning YOUR best place to retire.  Our free resources can give you the scoop on this and much, much  more. It only takes a quick minute to fill out the short form and get the information you need to decide where you can find your ideal lifestyle.

Sample Communities to Discover

Luxury Homes in Charlotte NC | The Courtyards at Mint Hill

The Courtyards at Mint Hill

Matthews, NC
Luxury single-level homes from the upper $300's

Now selling, The Courtyards at Mint Hill will feature 38 beautifully designed, luxury ranch homes in a 55+ active lifestyle Epcon Community in beautiful Mint Hill, North Carolina.

Offering the best of both worlds, the community will be nestled in a scenic location off Idlewild Road, just minutes from access to I-485, and 15 miles from all Uptown Charlotte has to offer. Homeowners at The Courtyards at Mint Hill will also enjoy private amenities, including the grand central garden, gazebo, and wonderful walking trails.

In addition to the allure of living in a brand new low-maintenance home and active community, Epcon homeowners are drawn to the signature private garden courtyards that are the distinctive focal point of every home we build. Each Epcon home is uniquely designed around the courtyard so that it can be enjoyed from just about any light-filled room.

We invite you to discover how you can live well every day in your new Epcon home at The Courtyards at Mint Hill.

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Luxury Townhomes near Raleigh NC | The Townes at West Cary

The Townes at West Cary

Cary, NC
Luxury Townhomes from the upper $300's

Live well every day at The Townes at West Cary! The Townes at West Cary will offer our beautifully-designed luxury townhomes starting from the upper $300s in the newest Epcon Community conveniently located off Morrisville Parkway in the desirable West Cary area.

Private amenities at The Townes at West Cary will include a grand clubhouse with interior and exterior space to relax and entertain, a fitness center, outdoor pool, sun deck, pickleball court, and walking trails.

The community is conveniently located less than 2 miles from I-540, only ½ mile from the American Tobacco Trail and less than 5 minutes from WakeMed Primary Cary.

In addition to the allure of living in an amenity-rich community and brand new home without the worries of yard work and lawn maintenance, Epcon homeowners are drawn to the private outdoor living space and abundant natural light of every home.

We invite you to discover for yourself why so many are falling in love with Epcon Communities.

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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 well over $15M.

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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Active Adult Community Westlake FL | Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake

Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake

Westlake, FL
Homes from $300K to $500K

Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake is an active adult community located in Westlake, FL between Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens. Cresswind features new homes designed for today’s active adults, an award-winning lifestyle program, and resident-only amenities. Club Cresswind at Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake will offer residents a place to gather and participate in social activities facilitated by a full-time Lifestyle Director. Planned outdoor amenities include pickleball & tennis courts, walking trails, resort-style pool and spa, resistance pool, dog park, event and entertainment areas. The new homes at Cresswind Palm Beach range from 2 to 4 Bedroom’s and offer personalization and structural options. Ten designer-decorated models available to tour.

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Finding and choosing the right active adult community can be a daunting task. This is where ideal-LIVING can help. Sign up below to receive our complimentary relocation package, which offers tips on how to find a community that suits your needs. In this guide, you’ll discover the top retirement communities, as well as what you can do to get started. Sign up for this free package to take the first step in your exciting journey.

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  • ideal-LIVING Relocation Guide
    The ultimate guide to find your ideal destination, life and home. This annual guide contains more than 15 state maps, a location-based cost of living and climate comparison chart and discovery travel packages.
  • ideal-LIVING Magazine
    Quarterly print magazine features the best places to retire and/or purchase your ideal second home.
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    Receive our digital newsletter, two to three times a month, highlighting communities around the country and abroad.
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