Master-Planned and Gated Communities in Tax-Friendly States

Some people want to get away from high taxes like they want to get away from snowy, cold winters. Both are valid reasons to start looking for a destination to retire or relocate. Moving to a tax-friendly state can set you up for a better financial situation—and may even have a better climate. You want your hard-earned money to go as far as it can—after all, you’ve worked toward your retirement your whole life. So, when you’re making plans to retire or relocate, you’ll want to think about how your income can fit into your ideal lifestyle.

The Benefits of Choosing a Tax-Friendly State

If you’re making the move from a high-tax state like New York, New Jersey, or Maryland, looking into a tax-friendly state is one of the best things you can do for you, your family, and your wallet. Some of the benefits include:

  • No tax on Social Security income, which can include 401(k)s, IRAs and pensions
  • Additional deductions on other forms of retirement income
  • Low sales, property, estate, inheritance and income tax rates

The goal is to get the most out of your savings and to live at your fullest capacity, and tax-friendly states are a great place to do that. But don’t just move because taxes are low. Consider all the other factors, too. Is it a place you want to live in? Does it have the amenities—dining, shopping, attractions, etc.—that you want in your everyday life? You should also look for other potential taxes that aren’t as nice. While tax-friendly states are generous in most tax areas, some may have drawbacks. For example, a state may have low income tax but a higher sales tax.

A Look at Some Tax-Friendly States

Delaware –  A destination full of gorgeous beaches, rich history, and beautiful scenery, the charm of seaside life is almost enough to make anyone want to move at the drop of a hat. But to sweeten the deal, Delaware is kind to your retirement incomes, offers low property tax, and has no sales tax.

Pennsylvania -  Full of history, an enticing geographical landscape, and a climate that’ll make you want to spend most of your time outdoors, this state is also easy on your wallet. No tax on retirement incomes, a low sales tax, and a lower-than-average cost of living make it an ideal place to retire or relocate.

Florida - If the Sunshine State is your escape from frigid winters, you’ll be pleased to know it’s also tax-friendly. You don’t have to worry about income tax, and your Social Security benefits and 401(k)s are untaxed at state levels.

North Carolina -  Enjoy a bit of southern charm, your choice of a mountain or seaside backdrop, and shorter winters. But that’s not all. Lower taxes and lower cost of living make this state an even more desirable destination.

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The Cottages at Brow Wood

Lookout Mountain, GA
New one level, maintenance-free homes from the upper $200K

Retreat to Home at The Cottages at Brow Wood while immersing in breathtaking mountain views, indulging in the local southern hospitality, and embracing the city’s historic culture. Offering the comfort and convenience of a low maintenance lifestyle, The Cottages of Brow Wood allow you to explore and enjoy the whimsical sights of Lookout Mountain. Just a short 20-minute drive from Chattanooga, every courtyard cottage includes low maintenance living equipped with energy efficient features to help lower your energy bills. Each one level living home features a minimum of 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths with the flexibility to expand to the second level: adding a bonus room or third bedroom with full bathroom and walk-in storage. These open concept plans are perfect for entertaining guests and creating an inviting atmosphere. Enjoy your morning coffee from your gated-private courtyard and watch the sunset from your sunroom or backyard patio. Each floorplan has the creative flexibility to use the sunroom space as an office, sitting room, library – whatever you choose!

Just a few miles away, enjoy golf and swimming at the Lookout Mountain Club; walk or hike Lula Lake’s 8,000-acre Land Trust & Trails; and relish in the local shopping & dining along Scenic Highway. Nearby Rock City offers spectacular sights with unique rock formations and gardens that are open to the public year-round. Additionally, Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga’s top-rated attractions include Ruby Falls, Cloudland Canyon State Park, the Downtown Riverwalk, The Tennessee Aquarium, and the Incline Railroad; all of which help to encapsulate the natural beauty of the area. To learn more about this community or to set up your personalized appointment, please contact our Online Consultants at 423-226-3223 or goodallhomes.com/brow-wood.

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Heritage Shores | Delaware Retirement Communities Golf Community

Heritage Shores

Bridgeville, DE
For Sale Homes from $300K, Rental Homes with Flexible Leasing Options Also Available

The homes at Heritage Shores have been designed to maximize your lifestyle by incorporating the latest technologies that provide ease of maintenance and energy efficiency. There’s something for every taste and budget at Heritage Shores, with flexible main-level living home designs featuring two-car garages and available second levels, lofts and outdoor spaces. With a wealth of available upgrades, there are virtually endless possibilities for personalizing your new home. Plus, Heritage Shores also offers rental opportunities on some of its most popular floorplans, with flexible one- to five-year leases and all amenities included.

Additional amenities include: Full-Time Activities Director, 18 – Hole Arthur Hills Championship Golf Course, State-Of-The-Art Fitness Center, Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools, Tennis, Pickleball and Bocce Ball, Fresh Air Exercise Circuit, Health & Wellness Center, 28,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse, Kayak Launch, On-Site Restaurants, Sugar Beet Market, Woodshop, Aerobics and Dance Studio, Arts and Creative Studio, Billiards and Card Room, Pro Shop, Dog Park, Performance Lawn, Outdoor Chess and Checkers Tables, Shuffleboard, and Many Classes & Clubs.

Call 302.956.6129 for more information or to schedule a visit to our Discovery Center.

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Riverlights | New Homes near Wilmington NC | New Coastal Community

Riverlights

Wilmington, NC
Single-family, 55+, townhomes and luxury: $300K - $1M+

Riverlights is the coastal community where salty air meets southern hospitality. We like to say it feels something like wiggling your toes in the sand with a sangria in hand. Our perfect location makes all the difference – along the Cape Fear River and just five miles from historic Wilmington, rated the most charming beach town on
the East Coast with award-winning restaurants and shops.

When you live in Riverlights, your days radiate with the positive energy that happens when you live on the water in the Carolina sunshine. Eat up as the sun goes down at our waterfront restaurant. Venture through the art gallery and local shops at our Marina Village. Kayak on still waters for a sun-soaked day on the river. Walk and bike our trails. Join new friends for sunrise paintings on the boardwalk, front porch happy hours or book clubs that give back to local charities. This all sounds good to us. Hopefully, it sounds good to you.

Our array of single-family, luxury, townhomes, apartments, low- maintenance and Del Webb 55+ homes, means something for everyone. So, schedule your personal tour with our community specialists or start your virtual tourhere.

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55+ Homes Port St. Lucie FL | Telaro at Tradition | Active Adult

Telaro at Tradition

Port St. Lucie, FL
Single family homes and villas from $200K

If you’re an active adult looking for an age-55+ community in Florida, Telaro at Tradition in Port St. Lucie might be the perfect place for you.

Industry leader Mattamy Homes is building Telaro at Tradition, which will eventually include more than 400 luxury single-level residences. All are being constructed to the highest energy-efficient standards and offer a variety of customizable options. Comfortable villa designs in the Serenity Collection offer nearly 1,900 square feet of living space. Suppose you need a larger single-family home for visiting family and friends. In that case, the Tranquility Collection features four distinctive floor plans, while the Oasis Collection homes offer three large bedrooms with three full baths.

While part of the growing Tradition master-planned community, Telaro residents have their own private clubhouse, poolside cafe and market, fitness center, and courts for tennis and pickleball. In addition, Telaro homeowners have direct access to the Tradition community’s unique T Trail, a 20-mile multimodal network with dedicated paths for walking and biking, plus South Florida’s first autonomous shuttle service. Tradition also features a variety of on-site dining, entertainment, and lifestyle amenities, including top-rated healthcare services at Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital. The lively Port St. Lucie area offers retail shopping, championship golf courses, and waterways just outside the gates for scenic sunset cruises.

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Tennessee Gated Community Kimball TN | Jasper Highlands | Retire in TN

Jasper Highlands

Kimball, TN
Homes: $300K - $550K Lots: $41,900 - $500K

Jasper Highlands is the ultimate Tennessee mountain community for retirees and remote workers who want to live above the clouds, but just 25 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.

The uniquely beautiful homesites at Jasper Highlands range from half an acre to more than four acres in size, with a few select sites for estates of 40+ acres. Sweeping views include hillside forests, mountain peaks, and the Tennessee River Valley. Once you’ve found your perfect location within the private community’s gates, the team at Jasper Highlands Homes gets to work, bringing together just the right mix of professional architectural, design, and construction services. The result is a luxurious dream home even better than the one you had imagined, in an area with property-tax rates lower than what you’re paying now.

Jasper Highlands Village is a natural gathering place for community residents and their guests. The Top of the Rock Restaurant & Brewery features a chef-inspired menu and craft beers, while the same kitchen also serves more casual meals at the Fiery Gizzard Pizzeria. Right next door in the Village is the community’s Wellness Center, where you’ll find state-of-the-art exercise equipment, space for yoga and fitness classes, and private massage suites. Additional amenities include Inspiration Park with its pools, tennis/pickleball courts, playgrounds, and Gazebodacious pavilion, plus Pat’s Summit, an open-air venue for live music, and other special community events. For more natural adventures in Tennessee, there are miles of quiet hiking trails with waterfalls along the way.

Request more information below about the unrivaled mountain homes, homesites, and lifestyle at Jasper Highlands.

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Homes in Lake Lure NC | Rumbling Bald | Mountain Community

Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

Lake Lure, NC
Homes from $250K. Condos from $75K. Homesites from $10K.

Dramatic bluffs and thick forests surround the idyllic Lake Lure, tucked within the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Here you’ll discover Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure, a retreat for outdoor exploration and relaxation for all ages.

Although Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure is only about an hour from both Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC, with 3,000+ acres of property, it’s easy to truly immerse yourself in the wilderness. There’s plenty of hiking and biking opportunities, and just beyond the community is the towering Chimney Rock. Explore the 720-acre lake via kayak, canoe, or your personal boat. Spend the day on one of the two championship golf courses, or enjoy family time at the community pool (with lazy river) or the private white sand beach.

The Spa at Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure will promote further relaxation with a full-service spa menu, in conjunction with a dry sauna, steam room, and whirlpool. At the end of the day, there’s a selection of casual and fine dining options in the community, as well as a southern style kitchen.

The real estate options at Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure are just as varied as the ways to pass the time. Rent a two-to-four-bedroom condo, a two-bedroom villa, a studio perfect for couples, or a motor coach lot. Whole rental homes of varying price and sizes are available, with several golf packages to choose from. Additionally, a few undeveloped properties within Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure are available for purchase, as well as a select few homes for sale.

The area surrounding Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure is North Carolina’s version of a high Alpine lake village, with charming amenities and stunning views.

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Luxury Living in Ormond by the Sea FL | Verona Oceanside

Verona Oceanside

Ormond by the Sea, FL
Custom Single Family Homes from $500K

Verona Oceanside offers beachside luxury and community living. This sought-after development off A1A will feature custom single-family homes and townhomes with direct ocean access. Verona will offer an all-new set of casual lifestyle floor plans for this exciting community accentuating outdoor living with front and back porches, an abundance of windows and plenty of open spaces.

Located near a historic WW II Watchtower on A1A in beautiful Ormond by the Sea, enjoy the beach lifestyle without sacrificing the convenience. Quaint shopping and dining are located along A1A with spectacular views, with Verona’s close proximity to Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach, travel just 5 miles to the bridge to find all your favorite stores and restaurants.

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The Isles of Collier Preserve

Naples, FL
Homes: $400K - $600K

Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from Downtown Naples, Florida’s preeminent new home builder is creating a colorful update of classic coastal living. Inspired by the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples, elegant new Minto homes overlook miles of scenic kayak and hiking trails. With over half of the 2,400-acres dedicated to lakes, nature preserves and natural habitat, combined with outdoor-inspired amenities, The Isles of Collier Preserve is an extraordinary new active adult gated community where the magic of Old Naples and unspoiled nature still coexist.

Enjoy all aspects of an active lifestyle influenced by wellness at The Isles Club, featuring resort-style amenities such as a resort-style pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and a yoga lawn. After a scenic day exploring this beautiful community, sip on cocktails and savor coastal Florida flavors with family and neighbors at the resident-exclusive Overlook Bar & Grill, overlooking the Cypress Waterway.

The Isles is a master-planned community boasting 1,600 unique coastal themed new construction residences for sale, including luxury, maintenance-included villas starting in the low $400’s, and single-family homes from the $500s, many with stunning water and nature views.

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Schell Brothers – Delaware Premier Home Builder

Rehoboth Beach, DE

At Schell Brothers, our mission is to bring happiness to ourselves and our homeowners by not only creating exceptional homes and communities, but also by providing an extraordinary home buying experience.

Located in the heart of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, we pride ourselves on building homes that provide a healthier and more comfortable living environment for our homeowners. As a leading builder on the coast of Delaware, we specialize in new homes that offer a variety of architectural styles, innovative floorplans and extensive personalization in highly desirable communities in Sussex and New Castle Counties.

Award-Winning Homes. Our innovative floorplan designs are based on local experience, industry knowledge, and customer input. Your new home will include personalized features and specially crafted details, meticulously designed for comfort, aesthetics, and livability.

Extensive Personalization. Our design process provides you with all the tools and resources necessary to make choosing beautiful finishes fun and easy. In addition to spending a full day with one of our experienced design consultants in our award winning design center, you can also browse our Online Design Center to view inspiration photos and create collages of your favorite selections.

Energy Efficiency. We pride ourselves on building homes that that provide a healthier and more comfortable living environment for our homeowners. That is why we developed Schellter™ an advanced building science technology that delivers high performance and healthy living, and is included in our all of our homes. You will love the comfort, durability and, best of all, the savings our energy efficient homes provide.

Low Tax Living. Leave the taxing life behind! When you own a home in Delaware, you will pay no tax on social security benefits, personal property or sales tax. You’ll love the tax-free shopping and, the best of all, you’ll financially benefit from living in a state with one of the lowest property taxes in the nation.

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Let us know if you’re interested! We are ready to help you with your new home search. To learn more about us and our award-winning homes and communities in Delaware.

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Homes Townhomes in Ave Maria FL | Ave Maria Community | Coastal Life

Ave Maria

Ave Maria, FL
Homes priced $215K - $700K

Ave Maria is an award-winning master-planned community that combines an active lifestyle with the charm and friendliness of a small town in the Gulf Coast region of southwestern Florida. The Collier County community encompasses multiple residential neighborhoods, schools, a town center with shopping and dining, office space, business parks, and recreational amenities located 20 minutes east of Interstate 75 near Naples, Immokalee and Bonita Springs.

One of the best-selling communities in the nation, Ave Maria features a resort-style water park and two expansive community parks with picnic areas, sports fields, playgrounds, tennis, bocce and pickleball courts. Residents also have access to quality K-12 education, 100 miles of nature, hiking and biking paths, a dog park, a fitness center, 2 championship 18-hole golf courses, and much more.

Real estate options within Ave Maria include several family-friendly neighborhoods of homes in a variety of styles- from single-family homes to condominiums, plus the Del Webb Naples 55+ active adult community

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55+ Homes near Charlotte NC | The Courtyards on Robinson Church

The Courtyards on Robinson Church

Harrisburg, NC
Luxury Ranch Homes from the upper $300K to $600K

The Courtyards on Robinson Church will offer beautifully designed luxury ranch homes in a new, upcoming 55+ Active Adult Epcon Community that will be located off of Robinson Church Road in desirable Harrisburg, North Carolina.

You’ll love the single-level homes featuring a seamless blend between indoor and outdoor spaces, personalized design options and flexible living spaces. This boutique community of 77 homes will be conveniently located close to all the best attractions of Charlotte and will feature resort-style amenities such as a clubhouse, pool and fitness facility.

In addition to the allure of living in a brand new home and active adult community without the worries of yard work, Epcon homeowners are drawn to the private courtyard that is the unique focal point of every luxury ranch home. Each home is uniquely designed around the courtyard so that it can be enjoyed from just about any light-filled room.

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Las Palmas | Active 55 Community | Arizona Thesman Community | AZ

Las Palmas

Mesa, AZ

Affordable Active 55+ Resort Living.

It’s easy to see why so many of our residents feel like they’re on vacation all year long. Las Palmas is a world-class resort with year-round activities, luxury amenities and a friendly group of active 55+ adults who enjoy life to the fullest, just like you.

Visit our impressive selection of custom-built homes beginning in the $70’s. Whether you’re looking for the best value in retirement or simply the best place to take life easier, you’ll enjoy the lifestyle at Arizona’s premiere 55+ resort. Las Palmas is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980. Gated with 24 hour security. Visit us today, open daily for tours 8-5.

Management and Sales offices are still open 7 days a week, 8-5. Please contact us for more information.

Virtual Tours now available! Feel free to watch our video playlist below. You can navigate to the next video by simply clicking the button to the right of the “share” icon.



Homes are shown by appointment only and social distancing and hygiene guidelines are strictly adhered to. Safety is our priority.

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  • Resort Living Can Be Beautiful and Affordable. Homes from the $30’s.

    Step into this active 55+ community in East Mesa and be amazed at how affordable a resort lifestyle can be! You’ll discover friendly people, luxury amenities and newly remodeled homes from the $30’s. Our gated community offers a year-round calendar of social events planned by our Activity Director, a courtesy shuttle bus to get around town, a beautiful clubhouse, heated pool and so much more. Sunrise Village is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980.

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    Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach FL | Minto Community Jimmy Buffett

    Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

    Hardeeville, SC
    Homes starting at the mid-$200s.

    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.

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    Planned Community near Raleigh NC | Flowers Plantation | Amenity Rich

    Flowers Plantation

    Clayton, NC
    Homes from low $190K - $700K+

    This award-winning community in Johnston County is located minutes from Raleigh, but still very much away from the urban bustle. Bordered by US Hwy 42, Buffalo Road, and the Neuse River in Clayton, this master-planned community was the first of its kind in Johnston County and was awarded North Carolina’s Community of the Year in 2013 and 2014 by the North Carolina Home Builders Association.

    Flowers Plantation now features more than 40 unique neighborhood developments, over 10 miles of walking trails, 50 acres of lakes and two elementary schools. When complete, the development will total nearly 7,800 lots with prices starting at $150K to over $600K. Wherever you are on your housing and life spectrum, Flowers Plantation has a place for you to call home.

    “You don’t need a car here. The streets are all golf-cart friendly,” says Reid Stephenson, Flowers Plantation’s Chief Executive. “You can get your kids to school, come home from work, enjoy our parks and recreation, and make convenient runs to the grocery store-all without leaving the community.”

    Living in Flowers Plantation is ideal for homeowners who want a comfortable, relaxing lifestyle.

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    Cresswind Peachtree City

    Peachtree City, GA
    Homes: $300K- $600K

    At Kolter Homes’ award-winning active adult community, Cresswind Peachtree City, residents enjoy a long list of amenities specifically designed for those 55 and over. Located among 400 wooded acres with rolling hills and winding trails, Cresswind Peachtree City offers a haven for active living in an ideal location near Atlanta, Georgia.

    With a focus on fitness, relationships, education and entertainment, Cresswind Peachtree City is designed to help residents live better, longer. Cresswind Peachtree City features a brand-new 17,000-square-foot community clubhouse, offering a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis and pickleball courts, arts & crafts room, and more.

    Along with all the amenities and activities within Cresswind’s resort-style community, residents have quick access to all that Peachtree City offers, including golf courses and nearly 100 miles of golf cart, bike and walking paths. Cresswind Peachtree City is removed from the congestion, yet offers easy access to Atlanta’s attractions as well as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, all located 25 minutes away. Tour 11 designer model homes. Move-In Ready homes available now.

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    Celadon

    Beaufort, SC
    Homes, Condos: $450K - $950K. Homesites from $100K.

    A Quintessential Beaufort, SC Community

    Want to live in the “Best Small Town in the South”? Good choice! An even better choice? Buying at Celadon in Beaufort, SC just five minutes from downtown.

    Southern Living voted Beaufort, South Carolina the “Best Small Town in the South”and U.S. News and World Reports named it the #1 place to visit. More big news? Ideal-LIVING Magazine voted Celadon one of the top ten Neo-traditional communities in the country!

    So, if you’re searching for South Carolina communities with classic low country charm, century-old live oaks, and a lifestyle that celebrates wellness and values of a simpler time, you’ve found it. Watching sunsets from porches and visiting with neighbors is still “a thing” at Celadon. The community’s pristine water views are mesmerizing.

     

    A Wellness-based Community – Mind, Body, and Spirit

    At the heart of Celadon is the The Celadon Club. This state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center is designed to help residents achieve optimal health. Personal trainers, sport physiologists, and nutrition experts are available to guide them through customized wellness plans. Celadon also boasts the latest in equipment technology as well a a junior olympic-sized swimming pool.

    At the end of the day, wind down at the Celadon Club Spa. Peruse a comprehensive menu of luxe services. Then, treat your mind and spirit to a little wellness too by choosing your favorites.

    We invite you to visit Celadon in Beaufort, SC, one of South Carolina’s most enchanting communities in the heart of the low country. Join us in the best small town in the south. Discover Celadon!

    *Single-family home prices start in the 300s, and condos start in the low 400s. Lots are available.

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