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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.

  • 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 & EntertainmentWe 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.

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

Beachfront Property in Costa Rica | Los Delfines

Los Delfines Beach & Golf Community – Costa Rica

Playa Tambor, Puntarenas, CRI
Beachfront Condos $449K - $899K

Owning titled, beachfront property is a rare privilege in Costa Rica, where 99% of beachfront cannot be titled. This rarity makes Anamara Beach Condos a unique offering for those seeking this exclusive opportunity.

Anamara features 24 units, with each condo having unobstructed ocean views. The condos range in size from 1,000+ to over 2,100+ square feet and offer 1, 2, or 3 bedroom floorplans. The interiors boasts with luxury finishings and ceilings ranging from 10 – 14 feet high. Choose between lower-level units with direct access to the pool & beach or upper-level units with vaulted ceilings. With a modern design, matched with an exceptional location, Anamara is a sought-after choice for beachfront living in Costa Rica.

Anamara is located in the Los Delfines Beach & Golf Community. This 134-acre, gated community has 450+ existing residences and is renowned for its rich flora and fauna. Los Delfines provides private beach access to the 6km stretch of Whale Bay, Pacific Ocean waters. The community features a spectacular golf course, ranked among the top in Costa Rica. Los Delfines is a bustling hub of year-round activity, catering to a diverse demographic with varied interests. Residents enjoy vibrant farmers’ markets, yoga sessions, aqua-fit, Zumba, golf, beach volleyball, pickle-ball, and tennis. The community’s beachfront restaurant offers a perfect spot for relaxation with stunning ocean views to complement your meal.

Anamara, Los Delfines, is located in the Nicoya Peninsula, one of the world’s ‘Blue Zones’ and a Protected Biological Corridor that maintains the area’s environment & biodiversity. Surrounding towns provide dozens of Costa Rica’s best beaches, 100’s of shopping options, 1000’s of restaurants, and emergency & medical services. For thrill seekers, there are plenty of adventure options such as zip-lining, fishing, boating, horseback riding, and exploring secret waterfalls and hiking trails.

As the community continues to grow, Los Delfines welcomes an increasing number of visitors and new homeowners each year. With the enriching culture of Costa Rica, combined with the comforts of home, it’s easy to understand why so many have chosen this desirable location as their place to live and visit. Contact our team today to learn how you can become one of the few in Costa Rica with titled beachfront property and be part of this thriving community.

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The Uplands 55+ Active Adult Community in Suncadia

Cle Elum, WA
Homes from $1.4M - $1.8M

Announcing a new way to live at Suncadia: The Uplands 55+. Exclusive to residents 55 and older, this new, private gated neighborhood will nestle high on a forested ridge overlooking the Cle Elum River valley. Creating the tight-knit feel of a private retreat — but with access to Suncadia’s resort amenities too.

The Uplands 55+ will be an intimate neighborhood of only 60 homes gathered around a private clubhouse, trails and a three-acre woodland meadow.

The community clubhouse will include indoor and outdoor gathering spaces including a pool, pickleball court and more. A large, protected meadow will provide another connection point for social events, nature walks and impromptu gatherings.

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Serenity Walk at Plainsboro

Plainsboro Township, NJ
Single-Family Homes

Serenity Walk at Plainsboro is a new active adult 55+ community in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey offering 52 single-family homes for sale with up to 2,772 sq. ft. of living space and first floor primary suites. Relax with convenient amenities at this low-maintenance lifestyle community. Each home is offered in one of our new interior design Looks – Classic, Farmhouse, Loft or Elements, for on-trend style in your new home.

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Cresswind at Lake Harris

Tavares, FL
TBD

Cresswind at Lake Harris is a new, 55+ community in Tavares, Florida. Located in “America’s Seaplane City”, this new Central Florida community is designed for active adults with resort-style amenities and convenient access to local shopping, dining and entertainment.

The community overlooks scenic Lake Harris and gives residents access to a variety of water activities and recreational opportunities. The resident-exclusive clubhouse will feature a state-of-the-art Cresswind SmartFIT Training Center powered by EGYM, art studio, event area, and several indoor and outdoor gathering spots. Additional amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis and pickleball courts, walking trails, and more.

As Kolter Homes’ third Cresswind active adult, new home community in the area, homebuyers can choose from various floorplans designed for optimal flexibility to create a home Built Around You. Cresswind at Lake Harris will feature collections of all-new floorplans designed specifically for today’s active adult. Kolter Homes offers dozens of structural options, so homebuyers have the ability to add bedrooms, expanded garages, fitness or study spaces, and more. Plus, choose from hundreds of personalization opportunities in the onsite Design Studio.

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