Inland Master-Planned and Gated Communities
From retirement communities in Tennessee to planned communities in Florida, there’s a destination for you out there. It’s just figuring out where it is you want to land. At ideal-LIVING, we’re here to help. Find the perfect place for you to call home and make your retirement or relocation dreams come true in one of our inland communities.
What Is an Inland Community?
Simply put, it merely means you don’t live next door to, or on, the beach. You’re inland, putting you close to bustling city centers for shopping, dining, hospitals, and more. From amenities and clubhouses, these communities are designed to provide resort living. It’s easier than ever to settle into one of these homes.
Why Choose an Inland Community?
Some are active adult communities while others are 55+ communities. Others are golf communities with gorgeous lake views that allow you to hit the links at your leisure. Choosing a community that’s “inland” is still just as much a destination and way of life as choosing to live by the sea. In fact, these locations are carefully planned communities, designed with enticing features that may include:
- Fitness centers, trails, and sports facilities for tennis and pickleball to help you maintain an active lifestyle.
- Lakes and other features for various water activities. Inland doesn’t mean you can’t live by the water.
- Gorgeous golf courses that are built into the landscape of some of these communities. Take in the scenery of your new home while you play a game of 18 holes.
- Options for your ideal home plan, such as single-family, one-story, two-story, townhomes, and more.
- Location, location, location. As mentioned earlier, inland communities can provide a serene setting that’s not far from major travel routes. They offer big-city conveniences like shopping, dining, and healthcare. Other nearby attractions make for perfect day trips or weekend getaways.
Where to Go From Here?
With so many options to choose from, you should consider the region you want to be in, the main amenities you’re looking for, and the type of community that best fits your lifestyle.
From 55+ communities to the best tennis communities and private retirement communities, you can find the one that has all that you need for this time in your life.
Research and Explore the Best inland Communities
Click to explore the following inland communities. Request information from multiple communities by selecting the checkboxes to the right and completing the form below.
Woodside is a master planned, lifestyle community located in Aiken, South Carolina, which was recently named Southern Living Magazine’s “2018 Best Small Town”, and received three other awards including “The South’s Friendliest Town”, “Second Best Food Town” and “Second Best Hotel”, which was awarded to the Willcox.
Aiken’s natural beauty, mild climate that attracts people from across the nation, strong connections to the outdoors through attractions like the 2,100 acre urban forest, Hitchcock Woods, and the cultural hub of the city, downtown Aiken all contributed to these awards. Our area is also home to six major medical providers, a college town setting that earned it Ideal-Living Magazine’s “Best College Town” in 2017, and a surprisingly low cost of living!
Woodside, Aiken’s only master-planned community, has received recognition from Southern Living Magazine as well: it is now one of only 12 Southern Living Inspired Communities! Amenities include more than 15 miles of hiking and nature trails, 3 onsite medical providers, 2 clubhouses, 4 golf courses, more than 60 member-led social groups and clubs, an abundance of landscaped parks and green space, and much more. Our dedicated team of professionals is on standby to answer your Woodside questions, or help you plan your Woodside Dream Visit to experience Woodside and Aiken for yourself.
Tennessee’s rolling hills and invigorating mountains invite you to tune up your bicycle, dust off your golf clubs and take a deep breath. The most active years of your life await. Their beautiful climate and stunning scenery set the perfect state for chasing your passions. So come on outside and stretch your legs. Tennessee’s got plenty of room to roam.
Retirees of discerning tastes from across the country are giving Tennessee a second look. The latest statistics show that Tennessee is growing rapidly as a retirement destination, and everyone who’s been to the state understands why.
In their friendly neighborhoods, Southern Hospitality is more than an empty cliche. Tennessee is a state where people still smile at you on the street and you’re never a stranger anywhere. Newcomers often remark at how warm the locals are and how openly they embrace new faces.
North Carolina Premier Home Builder – Logan Homes
Logan Homes offers 80+ beautiful home plans, endless personalization choices, quality craftsmanship, energy efficiency and innovation that will enhance your lifestyle – all for a very smart price.
Decades of experience, streamlined processes, regular communication with clients and a professional team ensures that projects are completed on time and on budget.
Dream Big. Build Smart. ®
Logan Homes has been creating dream homes since 1986, within a host of premier communities. That means building with them will be pleasant, straightforward and that you’ll get the home of your dreams. It also means that not only can they build your home, but they can help you find the perfect homesite. Logan Homes knows the coast’s premier communities inside and out, and they can show you all of it!
At Logan Homes, value is so much more than price. It’s the intangibles…integrity, service, promises kept, getting more than you expected – like their Design Studio pros who can help you with all your home choices, and their Drafting Team that can personalize your plan for your homesite and offer exact pricing – on the spot!
When you choose Logan Homes, you’ve made a smart choice. And ‘smart’ means a lot to them: Energy efficient. Innovative designs. Incredible value. Proven processes.
And that’s just the beginning. In fact, everything they call The Logan Difference adds up to what makes working with them smart. So dream big and build smart with Logan Homes!
Logan Homes is currently building in these communities:
- Brunswick Forest (Leland, NC)
- Compass Pointe (Leland, NC)
- Salters Haven (Hampstead, NC)
- Summerhouse on Everett Bay (Holly Ridge, NC)
- St. James Plantation (Southport, NC)
- Cottage Woods (St. James Plantation, NC) * Logan Homes Neighborhood
- The Towns (St. James Plantation) * Logan Homes Neighborhood
- Waterford of the Carolinas (Leland, NC)
- Woodlands Grove at Echo Farms (Wilmington, NC)
- Dataw Island (Beaufort, SC)
- Osprey Lake (Hardeeville, SC) * Logan Homes Neighborhood
- Hampton Hall (Bluffton, SC)
- Hampton Lake (Bluffton, SC)
Tellico Village is a lakeshore community in east Tennessee that offers a unique combination of natural beauty, mild four-season climate, outstanding recreational facilities and close proximity to Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains.
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tellico Village comprises over 5,000 acres along Tellico Lake. Established in 1986, it has become one of the premier golf and water communities in the southeast. Its three private championship golf courses offer outstanding play, and Tellico Lake provides a pristine resource for boating, fishing and swimming.
An unparalleled number of other high quality amenities help residents enjoy a truly special and fulfilling lifestyle. Located just 31 miles from Knoxville, TN, Tellico Village offers residents state-of-the-art health care and major shopping venues as well as cultural, educational and entertainment resources, plus one of the lowest cost-of-living areas in the country.
Your Latitude! You’ve earned a life where every day feels like an escape. Find your paradise at Latitude Margaritaville, the 55-and-better lifestyle where fun and relaxation meet.
Inspired by the legendary music and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, this is where life rolls easy, neighbors are friends and the party never ends. Awesome recreation, FINtastic dining and entertainment will make the town center the place to be and just a golf cart ride away. Masterfully crafted new Latitude homes let you hang your hat where your heart is.
Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head is located on Highway 278, 2.5 miles east of I-95 in the city of Hardeeville, South Carolina – the scenic gateway to world-famous Hilton Head Island. The area is steeped in natural beauty, with an abundance of golf courses, pristine beaches and waterways for boating, kayaking, and fishing. Nearby are the historic cities of Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC filled with museums, cultural arts, shopping and dining.
North Carolina has always been recognized for its natural diversity and gracious hospitality, which now has made it into an extremely popular retirement destination. Choices abound for a healthy, happy retirement setting, whether you want to relax on the beach or enjoy the great outdoors in our mountains or stay busy in a bustling city. The North Carolina Certified Retirement Community designation means a city has completed a comprehensive evaluation process with requirements outlined by the North Carolina General Assembly. These Certified Retirement Communities are recognized for providing the amenities, services and opportunities retirees need to enjoy active and productive lives.
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Johnston County has become the first county in North Carolina to be designated a Retire NC destination. Johnston County’s top retirement destination, Clayton, is located at the crossroads of I-95 and I-40. Experience rural small-town living, just 15 minutes from Downtown Raleigh. Retirees will find rural farmland and small town charm in and around the Research Triangle Park region. Find out more about the 55+ communities located in the Clayton area and visit us for a weekend to see what awaits you in retirement — local festivals, unique boutique shops, a little nightlife, good people, even better BBQ and quality built homes.
Scottsdale Heights is a new gated community coming soon to the highly sought-after area of North Scottsdale. This new Active Lifestyle neighborhood is for those 55 and better and will offer four designs of single-family homes. Designed for low maintenance these villa-style homes will provide just the right amount of private outdoor space and many amenities throughout the neighborhood. Scottsdale Heights will have a community pool, spa and barbecue pavilion. Homeowners will love being nearby some of the best golf courses in the state.
Savannah Lakes Village is on the 71,000-acre freshwater Lake Thurmond in McCormick, South Carolina with 1,200 miles of shoreline. The community boasts two championship lakefront golf courses with restaurants and pro shops, fiber-optic Internet to each homesite, a 23,000 square foot recreation center with 6 lighted tennis courts (4 HarTru and 2 hard surface), pickleball, bowling alley, indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, fitness room, private card rooms, library, 50+ social clubs, yoga studio, Rod & Gun Club, and so much more. This is active retirement in its truest form…
We are a short 45-minute drive to Augusta and a 2-hour drive from Atlanta. The community abuts three state parks and offers 100+ miles of hiking and biking trails. Our new Lakefront Condo project offers amazing views of the lake with luxurious finishings and direct access to a full-service marina and sandy beach. Boat slips are offered to all homeowners regardless of location. Come stay and play at Savannah Lakes Village for only $199 for 2 nights!
New homes from the low $200s. Pre-construction pricing on lakefront condos starting at $270,000. Visit SavannahLakesVillage.com or call 864-391-5259 to book your tour!
Encore by David Weekley Homes is an exclusive 55+ section within the master planned community of Briar Chapel. With a great location in Chapel Hill, you’ll enjoy thoughtfully-designed one-story homes and bright, open floor plans. These exceptional homes are situated on 45-foot and 55-foot homesites and feature expanded Outdoor Living Areas for entertaining. Start living the life you’ve been dreaming about in this lifestyle community, including:
Yard maintenance included with HOA dues
Gathering with friends at the clubhouse
Calendar full of activities planned by a full-time Lifestyle Director
Grab a workout buddy and hit the fitness center
Staying in prime shape on the 24 miles of walking and jogging trails
Recreational activities like basketball, pickleball and tennis courts at the sports complex
Taking a walk with your four-legged friend at the dog park located in the community
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Strolling through 10 distinct community parks and gardens with additional parks in the works
Galloway Ridge is a community with new low maintenance villa-style homes in Cave Creek, Arizona. Located near shopping centers, picturesque golf courses and equal distance between the I-17 & Loop 101, it features a community pool and barbecue pavilion. The location is ideal for someone who enjoys easy access to dining, boutique shopping and nightlife. The town of Cave Creek offers many events throughout the year. You’ll love the spectacular desert landscape and nearby hiking trails.
Style. Location. Value. The Crossings at Sweetbriar 55+ community has it all. Located in tranquil Lebanon, PA, with a vast expanse of scenic farmland to the north, and recreation, shopping, dining, and medical centers just to the south, Sweetbriar offers a relaxing lifestyle for adults 55 and over in a low cost of living area, yet with all the simple conveniences of life nearby.
Residents can enjoy the private community clubhouse with pool, in addition to walking and biking trails which meander through acres of preserved open space.
Combine all of these wonderful features with new home prices that start in the upper $200’s, and you’ll not only love Sweetbriar 55+ community for its location, convenience, and amenities, but for its tremendous value, too.
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.
Arkansas is home to diverse cities and communities, each with something unique to discover – from metropolitan areas to rural settings, and adventure sports to relaxing retreats. No matter where you choose to visit or relocate, you’ll find friendly and helpful people everywhere you go.
It’s not always easy figuring out how to move to another state, but we can help. Request your free Arkansas Relocation Guide! This handy guide contains a wealth of information for people considering relocating to or retiring in Arkansas, including facts about the state’s cost-of-living, quality of life, real estate, communities, military and medical facilities, and more.
Montejo Plaza is located in Merida, the safest city in Mexico. It’s surrounded by lush vegetation, cenotes, and first-world facilities and attractions nearby including: restaurants, malls, movie theaters, and world-class hospitals are minutes away. The ocean is only a 15 minute drive and for your pleasure, Montejo Plaza condos include a private beach club for its residents.
To learn more give us a call at +52 998 874 2135 we will be happy to answer all your questions.
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 and biking 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
Encompassing 370 woodland acres, Cresswind Charlotte is a 55+ community in Charlotte, North Carolina. This active adult community is situated away from the congestion of the city, but within a 25-minute drive of Uptown Charlotte.
Cresswind Charlotte is specifically designed for those 55 and over, with resort-style amenities and a variety of activities. Miles of walking trails meander throughout the community, and the 18,000-square-foot clubhouse will feature a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, pickleball, and bocce courts. A full-time activities director organizes fitness programs and clubs for every hobby.
Charlotte is home to NASCAR, Carowinds Amusement Park, and U.S. National Whitewater Center. The Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, and ski resorts at Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain are close enough for day trips and weekend getaways. Tour 9 designer model homes. Move-In Ready homes available now.
Plan your inland community visit
Consider the cost of living, healthcare, and even proximity to family and friends who may not be making the move with you—just yet. Then, when you’re ready, pick out your favorite communities and make plans to visit them. Many communities have discovery tour packages that make it easy for you to live like their residents for a few days to see if that community is the perfect fit for you. Whether you’re thinking of Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arkansas, or elsewhere, take the time to consider all that inland communities have to offer you—and then venture out.