Living the Lavish Life in ideal-LIVING's Luxury Communities

Time To Treat Yourself

Luxury, or the state of great comfort and extravagant living, is more accessible than one might imagine. After years of keeping your nose to the grindstone, it’s high time for a little extravagance. Don’t be afraid to add luxury to the list of wants in your retirement, or second home destination search.

In case you need to be convinced to go the route of high-living. Here are a few good reasons:

  • Experiencing pure, daily enjoyment can lead to a longer life.
  • Living in great comfort without ample responsibility allows time to build relationships.
  • Luxurious living allows more time for giving back.
  • Social activities are built in, accessible and easy.
  • Luxury communities offer easy access to health and wellness programs.
  • It’s hard to be unhappy when you’re surrounded by luxury!

There are luxury communities to fit a variety of budgets. If this component factors into the lifestyle you want, start considering where you want to land.

 

Location, Location, Location

Luxury CommunitiesThere are thousands of luxury communities across the country. How do you find the one that’s right for you? Location is the first thing to consider. Once you choose the region you want to live in, you can narrow your options further.

To some degree, the location you choose dictates the price range. So, this is something to consider. If Florida is on your list of potential destinations, then you’re in luck. Because, in this case, it pays to go where the crowd is.

As we all know, retirees flock to Florida every year. Subsequently, Florida luxury communities are abundant. Price points are competitive. And, communities strive to stand out by offering exceedingly more luxurious amenities. These reasons, and others, make exploring Florida luxury communities an ideal choice.

If you’re considering the southeast, just north of Florida, you’re not alone.
In a recent study, 73% percent of our subscribers listed the southeast as a top area of interest.

Luxury communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia have been multiplying at a rapid rate over the last few years. And, where there’s ample supply, there’s ample demand.

If you know you want to be in the southeast, that’s great. But, take it a step further. Are you looking for a mountain lifestyle, or do you want to settle into the coast? How close to the city do you need to be? Do you need easy access to the water?
If you’re looking for something a touch more exotic, the Caribbean is full of luxury communities at price-points that may surprise you. The Dominican Republic is becoming one of the hottest international destinations for that reason. The Bahamas, Costa Rica, the Riviera Maya and Panama continue to host top luxury communities.

Take a look at some of the country’s best Luxury Communities

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The Landings on Skidaway Island

Savannah, GA
Homes: $250K - $1M+ and Lots: $80K - $400K

Welcome to The Landings.
Our vibrant, island lifestyle is made even richer by our proximity to the culture and excitement of Savannah, GA. The best of both worlds? You bet!
All the natural beauty of an island and the modern amenities of a city blended to make one of the most amazing places to live in the entire United States. You’ll always feel connected to the exhilaration of Savannah, while enjoying the privacy and security of having a home inside a gated community – better yet, a gated community on an island!
World-class, resort-style amenities, the feel of a small town and a number of distinct neighborhoods… each detail has been considered in creating a community of incomparable standards. With 40 years of national awards for golf and community excellence, The Landings on Skidaway Island offers a range of real estate opportunities fit for any lifestyle.

Life at The Landings comes with many outdoor opportunities too, including fishing in one of our many lagoons, 30 miles of nature trails, playgrounds, dog parks, not to mention year-round watersports. Set off on an adventure from either of our two full-service, deep-water marinas: Landings Harbor and Delegal Creek Marina. Both offer easy access to the Atlantic, and the Intracoastal Waterway – two ideal locations for enjoying the best maritime experience that the Southeast has to offer.
Here you’ll also find The Landings Club, our private luxury golf club offering 6 Championship golf courses, 4 Clubhouses, 7 Dining options, 31 Har-Tru tennis courts, Pickleball, Bocce, 5 pools, a 50,000 sq ft Wellness Center and much, much more. While you don’t have to join The Landings Club to live in The Landings, becoming a member of The Landings Club takes life at The Landings to a whole new level.

Discover more about The Landings on Skidaway Island by taking advantage of one of our Island Discovery Packages today! Learn more at www.thelandings.com or contact The Landings Welcome Center at 912-598-0500.

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Dataw Island

Dataw Island, SC
Homes: $200,000 - $1,500,000 Lots: $35,000 - $200,000"

There is a place off the South Carolina coast, near the charming town of Beaufort, where nature and luxury share center stage. Shaped by the Intracoastal Waterway and a rich Southern history, the SC gated golf community of Dataw Island is a pristine parcel of 870 acres waiting to be discovered.

The Dataw Island Club is the perfect choice for you. Golf and Social memberships are available for island residents. If you live in the area and are interested in joining the club, call to find out about the special Country Club Membership incentives. For membership information call (843) 838-3838. Ask about their vacation memberships!

The Dataw Island Club has completed its two year renovation of their golf courses. The Cotton Dike course, designed by Tom Fazio, was completely renovated in 2011, and the Arthur Hills designed Morgan River course has also completed its renovation.

“Top 100 Amenity Communities” – ideal-LIVING Magazine

“Best in Value Golf Community” – Links Magazine

“Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” – The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses

Dataw Island is a luxurious and private residential golf community nestled in an unrivaled South Carolina landscape. Within the gates, there is 24-hour security. There’s vibrancy there, a constant bustle of activity that reflects the area’s rich wildlife and Dataw’s collaborative culture. Residents can walk, bike or travel by golf cart to social gatherings, functions and meetings.

From deepwater slips that lead to blue waters to the manicured golf courses named for legends; from an indoor lap pool to a whirlpool spa; from tennis lessons to Spanish lessons, Dataw Island is humming with leisure. Start the day sunny side up in your Lowcountry residence. Uncover cozy, shaded nooks perfect for soaking in the coastal breeze. Join neighbors for a Yacht Club meeting or challenge friends to a game of croquet on the lawn. From a calendar of social events to thoughtful gathering spots woven throughout, Dataw Island’s connected community is inspired by you.

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The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay

Millsboro, DE
Homes, Townhomes: $300,000 - $2,000,000

The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay creates a lifestyle full of the activities you’ve been searching for. Come live, dine, relax and play in this one-of-a-kind resort community in Coastal Delaware that combines best-in-class amenities that fit your lifestyle with beautifully designed new homes from the $300s to $3M+

The Peninsula has something for everyone! Our private gated resort community features an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course, racquet club with tennis and pickle ball, a full service spa, state-of-the-art athletic club, indoor and outdoor pools that include a poolside grill, a signature wave pool, and sand beach. We also have three points of water access to the surrounding bay: the nature and exploration center with a kayak launch, our bay beach, and our floating dock and fishing pier. You’ll live every day like you’re vacationing in a five-star resort at The Peninsula.

Single-family, single -family detached villas and townhomes are available.

Check out what our residents are saying.. http://schellbrothers.com/the-peninsula

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Bayside

Selbyville, DE
Homes, Villas from $400,000 - $2,000,000.

Bayside is an award-winning classic beach resort community developed by the regionally renowned Carl M. Freeman Companies. Tree-lined streets showcase a community of stunning homes – all inspired by the New England coastal towns.

Located just outside Fenwick Island, DE, Bayside is removed but certainly not remote, with the perfect blend of privacy and location.

Our Bayside community is ideally nestled in this quiet resort town with access to all that it has to offer. As one of Delaware’s finest coastal destinations, Fenwick Island is beautifully serene but with plenty to do. Once you’re here, you might notice your cares melting away as the beaches of Fenwick Island call your name.

Whether you see yourself in a townhouse, villa-style duplex or single-family dwelling, there is an ideal Bayside home for you, ranging from cozy to grand. Our selection of designs, by the area’s top builders, offer a selection of varied floor plans and settings to meet your personal taste, budget and lifestyle.

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Callawassie Island

Callawassie Island, SC
Homes: $165,000 - $1,500,000 Lots: $10,000 - $300,000

Callawassie Island, located in the heart of the Lowcountry, is a private, gated island community offering world-class Tom Fazio golf and a full complement of amenities including a tennis center, clubhouse, pools, fitness center, and River Club. Secluded from the noise and congestion of the highway, Callawassie lies miles from Hilton Head and is also convenient to Beaufort and Bluffton (15 minutes away); historic Savannah, GA (a 30-minute drive); and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (40 minutes away). A half-mile causeway provides a relaxing, slow-paced approach to the island, where peace and quiet are as plentiful as vibrant activity.

The community hosts numerous social events, activities and clubs connecting members by their passions for nature, art and giving back locally. Members take full advantage of the island parks, historical sites and recreation areas for enjoying remarkable views of undisturbed nature. Island dwellers have access to four community docks providing leased slips, kayak launches and excellent opportunities for fishing, crabbing and shrimping. The River Club, overlooking the Colleton River, is a warm gathering center with a library and fireplace, family swimming pool, and offers seasonal dining.

For those seeking a golfing experience like no other, the 27-hole, Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course is truly spectacular. Voted one of South Carolina’s top 50 courses, Callawassie recently enhanced the design with a four-million-dollar renovation in 2014. This renovation resulted in a brand-new pro shop with three Class A PGA Golf Professionals. The courses meander intimately along the waterways and salt marshes in a way that environmental regulations have made difficult for newer courses; visual interest is natural not manmade.

Callawassie Island is the first South Carolina gated community to have been designated a “Community Wildlife Habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation. This coexistence brings a true community balance with nature. The island is covered with live oaks and palmettos, egrets and herons, and encompasses a thriving salt marsh ecosystem.

Today, Callawassie is one of only four South Carolina communities holding this distinguished designation. The homes and homesites, including waterfront property, are among the best values in the area.

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Shepherds Cove

Shepherdstown, WV
Homes and Lots: $600,000 - $1,000,000

Shepherdstown, convenient to Metropolitan Washington, D.C. nestled in the Shenandoah-Potomac Valley Highlands, was chartered by Colonial Virginia’s General Assembly in 1762. Today it still offers its quaint and unspoiled charm to the sophisticated adventurer with Boutique Shops, Refined Dining and Culture, and a diverse array of Activities and Entertainment.

Gated Community near Washington, DC

Shepherds Cove is a small private community on the edge of the Potomac River of five acre estates located in the shadow of Shepherdstown, designed to provide a few discerning Owners the level and quality lifestyle they seek for themselves and their Families. It is a resort-like community with private access and marina on the river as well as a number of amenities including a pavilion, putting green, country club membership among others.
Also available for your convenience are design, construction, and financial guidance, if you wish. Additional information is on our website, feel free to contact our Owner Representative, Sarah Britt at len@shepcove.com.

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Scottsdale Heights

Scottsdale, AZ
Home prices froms the low $600s.

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.

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Active Adult Community near Seattle WA | Port Ludlow | Waterfront Homes

Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow, WA
Homes: $490,000+


Port Ludlow is a resort-style community located on the shores of the Puget Sound, just a 30-minute ferry ride away from Seattle, Washington. Port Ludlow is close enough to the city, but far enough to enjoy an active and tranquil lifestyle. With views of the Olympic Mountains, a bustling social life, waterfront inn, and myriad of recreational amenities, the community has regularly been ranked as one of the top ten neighborhoods in the U.S.

Port Ludlow is home to a championship golf course that embraces the area’s natural surroundings of lakes, streams, and evergreens and provides challenging play for all skill levels. Residents can enjoy the community’s waterfront location at Port Ludlow’s 300-slip Marina by taking a boat cruise, renting a kayak, or dining at the award-winning Fireside Restaurant. Two clubhouses provide fitness facilities, tennis and pickleball courts, swimming pools, and over 100 community clubs.

Residences in Port Ludlow include Craftsman-style beachfront homes, waterfront condos, and villas with golf course views. Currently, there are two new neighborhoods being built in Port Ludlow. Ludlow Cove Cottages and Olympic Terrace II.

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Shell Point Retirement Community

Fort Myers, FL
Lifecare Units from studio to homes. $120,000 - $1,000,000+

THE BEST PLACE TO BE
Shell Point® is an award-winning lifecare retirement resort located along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida just minutes from Sanibel Island and the Gulf of Mexico. When you retire at Shell Point, you have the comfort of knowing that your needs will be taken care of – both now and in the years to come.

RECREATION FOR EVERYONE
Shell Point offers an unparalleled lifestyle in an unparalleled waterfront setting. For those who enjoy exploring Florida’s waterways, there’s boating, fishing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing. For sport and fitness fans there is Shell Point’s championship golf course, four Har-Tru tennis courts, five pickleball courts, a bocce court, fitness centers with trained professionals and four heated swimming pools. Nature lovers will enjoy the boardwalks, bridges, bike paths and miles of walking trails. Residents who are interested in gardening enjoy individual garden plots, a lovely rose garden, and a fully-equipped orchid greenhouse and a butterfly garden.

ARTFUL LIVING
No other community offers the variety of outlets for creativity and personal expression that are available at Shell Point. Shell Point provides extensive craft and hobby facilities, including a complete woodworking shop, lapidary room, train room for miniature train enthusiasts, digital photography lab, modern pottery and ceramics studio, and an art studio with classes for beginners as well as advanced artists in a variety of media. Performing arts are enjoyed through choral ensembles, a jazz band, and multiple musical groups for participants at all levels.

DISCOVER SHELL POINT
Discover for yourself what residents of Shell Point already know – that Shell Point is the perfect place for retirement living – all in a resort-style setting. Shell Point offers private appointments with a tour of the community. Schedule your visit by calling (239) 466-1131, press 1 for Sales.

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Grande Dunes

Myrtle Beach, SC
Homesites from $150,000, THs, Villas, Cottage Homes & Single Family Homes from $400,000 and Home and Land Packages from $600,000

This master-planned resort sits on the sandy beaches of Myrtle Beach, SC and stretches across 2,600 acres on the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. With near perfect year round climate, members and guests enjoy a wide-variety of outdoor activities and social gatherings.

The exclusive par-71 course offers its guests a classical inland style and features wide, generous fairways. A 126-slip marina, marks the Intracoastal Waterway’s only marina in Myrtle Beach. Members stay active with additional amenities including a Tennis Club, Members Club and Ocean Club with beach access.

At Grande Dunes there are choices to fit a wide variety of lifestyles and budgets. Discover exciting new homes including Golf Village with Mediterranean-style custom homes and golf course homesites, Marina Village which includes Del Webb for active adults as well as waterway homesites and various villas and townhomes, and Ocean Village with Lowcountry-style homes closer to the ocean. Homebuyers have the option to buy an existing home or a custom homesite to build a custom home by AR Homes, Nations Homes II, CRG Companies, Carrell Group, Traditional Homebuilders, or a builder of their choice.

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The Governors Land at Two Rivers | Viginia Golf Community | VA Retirement

The Governors Land at Two Rivers

Williamsburg, VA
Homes: $400,000 - $3,000,000 Lots: $85,000 - $1,500,000

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.

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Victory at Verrado

Buckeye, AZ
Homes: $300,000 - $600,000

Encore by David Weekley Homes is proud to offer thoughtfully-designed, single-level homes in the 55+ community of Victory at Verrado. Here, you can start living the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming about in a beautiful energy-efficient home with expanded living areas and stunning golf course homesites.

In Victory at Verrado, you’ll also enjoy a calendar full of outings and events planned by the full-time Lifestyle Director at the Victory Club. Immerse yourself in all the experiences this lifestyle community has to offer.

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WindRiver | Gated Golf Luxury Community near Knoxville TN | Tellico Lake

WindRiver

Lenoir City, TN
Homes: $400,000 - $3,000,000. Lots: $160,000 - $1,000,000.

WindRiver is a stunning, lakefront and golf community located minutes outside Knoxville, Tennessee on Tellico Lake. Inside our gates, you will find world-class amenities surrounded by sparkling, fresh-water lakes and dramatic mountain views. This unique combination is what makes WindRiver the ideal place to call home and create a lakefront lifestyle you and your family will cherish.

You will sense it when you look towards the welcoming shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains. You will feel it standing on the gentle slope of five miles of shoreline along beautiful Lake Tellico, named one of the top inland boating destinations in the nation.

Members enjoy a collection of world-class club amenities which include: a full-service marina, a championship 18-hole golf course, Golf Club and Grill, the Sports Complex with a resort-style swimming pool, sports courts, and a state-of-the-art exercise facility at Overlook Manor, the elegant Lakeside Inn, and Citico’s Restaurant, a signature Member dining experience. For outdoor enthusiasts, WindRiver has access to over 30 miles of walking and hiking trails and a peaceful, lakefront retreat, Brightwater Park.

This is Life As It Should Be – this is WindRiver.

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Bay Creek

Cape Charles, VA
Homesites from the $80s and homes from the $400s

Bay Creek – Your Perfect Day

This is an unprecedented waterfront living experience on Virginia’s Cape. With its ideal location on Virginia’s sought-after Eastern Shore, one of the most environmentally stunning areas in the United States with more than 78,000 acres of preserved parks, Bay Creek is natural sanctuary for premier coastal living.

Boating, birding, crabbing, fishing and paddling along the Chesapeake Bay are a way of life here. There is truly something for everyone on these 1,720 pristine acres: from those passionate about golf and outdoor activities year-round, to those looking to trade city life for the perfect beach town in Cape Charles – recently voted “Prettiest Little Beach Town in Virginia” by Coastal Living. A host of new and updated amenities has been re-imagined with the goal of making Bay Creek the premier coastal community on the East Coast.

Amenities include:

– Private two-mile beach on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay
– Premier, award-winning golf from Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus
– Coach House Tavern
– 10,000 square-foot Bay Creek Life Center featuring weight and cardio areas, exercise studios, a kid’s club and two outdoor pools
– Watersports: sailing, kayaking, canoeing, yachting, windsurfing, water skiing, sport fishing, crabbing and more.
– 350 acre Nature Preserve with scenic trails for walking, jogging, and biking
– Base Camp, a family-focused outdoor adventure area featuring a kayak launch, camping areas, and lifelong learning
– Private gated entrance, staffed 24 hours a day
– New Lighthouse Beach Club (coming soon), to include a Beachside Restaurant, boardwalk and outdoor pool
– Town Harbor Marina (Cape Charles)-with a deepwater channel, within walking distance for homeowners
– Kings Bay Marina – adjacent to Bay Creek, offering a deepwater channel

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