10 Most Walkable Cities in the South - Embrace the Charm of Walkable Towns

Authored by Emily Colin, our insightful list of the top 10 walkable southern towns takes you through the allure of pedestrian-friendly communities.

Walkable Cities

What Does 'Walkable' Truly Mean?

What does it mean for a town or city to be 'walkable?' Clearly, pedestrians need to be able to walk from one place to the next-there needs to be sidewalks and crosswalks, stoplights and signs. But walkability is about much more than infrastructure. It's about creating a sense of community-the idea that there is someplace worth walking to, and people that you'd like to see when you get there. In a truly walkable town or city, you can satisfy a wide variety of needs within 15 minutes on foot. You can buy food, take in a play or a show, shop, and enjoy a green space such as a public park or trail. And while you're doing all of this, you can connect with others who share your interests, even if it's as simple as waving or saying 'hello.'

From Millennials to retirees, we're experiencing a tremendous uptick in the number of folks who place a high value on living in walkable communities. In part, this is because of the many health benefits that walking has to offer; in part, it's because of the expense and inconvenience inherent in traveling by car. Beyond these tangible benefits, though, walkable communities have a sense of vibrancy, life, and charisma that is tremendously appealing. Traveling on foot, you notice things you might not have otherwise-an architectural detail here, a hidden alleyway, a used bookstore or a cozy coffee shop there. You take your time, appreciating what's around you rather than rushing from one activity to the next, living in the moment.

Top 10 Walkable Towns

Explore our top 10 walkable Southern towns and cities. Each with its unique personality, these cities promise an immersive, walkable experience that you'll cherish. Take your time, soak in the surroundings, and live in the moment. Let's set off on a walk to remember.

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Travel + Leisure magazine just named Charleston the top city to visit in the world-and why not? Between its Southern charm, meticulously-preserved historic homes, beautiful harbor, thriving arts community, and burgeoning foodie scene, Charleston is a place that honors its past while embracing the future.

The walkable downtown is a pedestrian's paradise, from shopping on King Street-home to the Design, Fashion and Antique Districts-to strolling along Museum Mile. Architectural enthusiasts will find much to appreciate on The Battery and East Bay Street, Rainbow Row, and the French Quarter. Relax at scenic Waterfront Park, with its iconic pineapple fountain, stroll through historic City Market, and then grab a bite at one of the many restaurants-you really can't go wrong. Slightly North of Broad, FIG, and Husk are some of the best, and Kaminsky's desserts are to die for. Cap off the night with a show at Dock Street Theatre.

Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC

If healthy living, arts and culture, locally sourced food, and a little bit of quirkiness set your heart a-flutter, Asheville is the place for you. Located in western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville's nod to a history museum is their Urban Trail, a 1.7-mile, 30-station scavenger hunt that gives visitors a glimpse into the city's past.

Be sure to browse Malaprop's Bookstore, or, if you prefer a glass of fine wine with your second hand paperbacks, check out Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar. Culture buffs will appreciate Asheville Community Theatre, the Asheville Art Museum, and Colburn Earth Science Museum. A short drive away, you'll find all the adventure you could ask for-zip lining, white water rafting, hiking, mountain climbing, and more. Shop at the Grove Arcade, or eat your heart out at the Over Easy Cafe, Bouchon, Farm Burger Asheville, or the French Broad Chocolate Lounge. These attractions and more make Asheville one of the region’s most walkable cities.

Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, NC

Wilmington was voted Best American Riverfront in USA TODAY's 10 Best Readers' Choice Contest and small wonder. Front Street, downtown's main thoroughfare, is jam-packed with restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and entertainment venues. Within a few blocks you'll find historic Thalian Hall, a beautifully-renovated venue that hosts musicals, plays, and films year-round; City Stage, an assortment of comedy clubs and music venues; and the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College, home to touring Broadway shows.

History buffs will find plenty to satisfy, from the Bellamy Mansion and Burgwin-Wright House to the restored homes and cottages that line the shaded streets. Start your day with breakfast at the Dixie Grill, eat light with tapas at Circa 1922, stroll along the riverwalk, and wind down at Le Catalan French Café and Wine Bar, where you can savor chocolate mousse and a bottle of wine while watching ships pass down the Cape Fear River.

St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine, FL

Ponce de Leon made St. Augustine famous, and it claims the distinction of "the oldest city in the U.S." Located on northeast Florida's First Coast, St. Augustine has a thriving historic district, complete with cobblestone streets, bed and breakfasts, pubs, eateries, and plenty of places to shop. In About.com's AboutTravel named it Florida's most walkable city.

Bustling St. George Street, located in the center of the historic district, is for pedestrians only-no cars allowed. In search of something more low-key? Try historic Saint Aviles Street. Downtown hosts the Castillo de San Marcos, a walk-in park and fortress that's stood since 1672. Occupying two acres in the heart of the historic district, The Colonial Quarter brings days gone by to life. Other attractions include Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, the Limelight Theatre, and the delectable food at The Floridian and the Spanish Bakery and Café.

Greenville, SC

Greenville, SC

There's a reason that National Geographic named Greenville as one of its top 20 "Must See" places and it's probably the same reason that the New York Times called it "a national model for a pedestrian-friendly city center." Just an hour's drive from Asheville, NC, Greenville's walkable downtown area is an alluring blend of public art, delectable food-don't miss The Trappe Door and the Tupelo Honey Café-unique shops, and green space.

Just a few short blocks from Main Street, you'll find Falls Park, home to a waterfall that's nearly 40 feet tall, the pedestrian-only Liberty Bridge, and the Reedy River. Along the river runs Swamp Rabbit Trail, an old railroad bed transformed into a 21-mile greenway for pedestrians and cyclists. Downtown is also home to the Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville Little Theatre, the Carolina Ballet Theatre, and the Peace Center for the Performing Arts.

Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA

With the country's largest Historic Landmark District, Savannah has earned its badge as a pedestrian-friendly city. It's organized around 22 squares, where passersby can sit a spell in the shade of giant, moss-hung oaks-but when you're ready to get up, there's no shortage of things to do. Home to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), downtown has over 18 historic house museums that are open to the public, including Flannery O'Connor's childhood home.

River Street, which meanders along the Savannah River, features former cotton warehouses that house a plethora of places to eat, shop, and browse. You'll find boutiques, galleries, the treasure-filled Paris Market and Brocante, and The Lucas Theatre on Broughton Street-as well as Leopold's Ice Cream, known for its marble soda fountain. Don't-miss eateries include Ms. Wilkes' Dining Room and The Olde Pink House, both Zagat-rated as Savannah's Best Southern Restaurants.

Florida

Fernandina Beach, FL

Located on Amelia Island, a barrier island off northeast Florida's Atlantic Coast, Fernandina Beach's National Register Historic District spans over 50 blocks and boasts over 400 buildings. It's home to The Florida House Inn-the oldest hotel in the state of Florida-as well as the Palace Saloon, the state's oldest continually operating drinking establishment.

The main drag, Centre Street, features two pocket parks where you can take in the sounds of local musicians after you've gotten your fill of browsing the historic district's many antique shops, boutiques, and galleries. Storytelling aficionados will get a kick out of the Amelia Island Museum of History, the first spoken history museum in the state of Florida. Dining hot spots include the Crab Trap, David's Restaurant and Lounge, The Happy Tomato Courtyard Café and BBQ, and Le Clos, a 1906 cottage where you can savor French cuisine by candlelight.

Sarasota, FL

Sarasota, FL

TopRetirements.com rated Sarasota the country's ultimate city for retirees, booting Asheville out of the top spot for the first time since 2007. John Ringling of Ringling Bros' fame played a key role in developing the city, and his family mansion, Cà d'Zan, still stands today. The heart of downtown Sarasota is Five Points, where Main Street, Pineapple Avenue, and Central Avenue come together.

Nearby Palm Avenue is home to a variety of art galleries and antique stores, and there's great shopping to be had on Main Street, 1st Street, and Palm. Get your fill of drama and song at The Florida Studio Theatre and the Sarasota Opera House. Just a short drive away, you'll find The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy. Sample Peruvian food at Selva, taste fresh-caught seafood at Owen's Fish Camp, or go local at MADE restaurant, winner of several "best of" awards.

Athens, GA

Athens, GA

Athens is widely known for its incredible music scene-it was the birthplace of the band REM, hosts several annual festivals, and offers a self-guided, 28-stop music walking tour. But this is not all it has to offer.

Forbes highlighted Athens in its "Best Places to Retire", and Money Magazine has also recognized it as a "Best Place to Retire." With its restaurants, shops, boutiques, and galleries, downtown Athens is very pedestrian-friendly. Culture buffs will flock to the Georgia Theatre, located in the heart of downtown, and Morton Theatre, a performance arts space that began its life as one of America's first African-American-built, owned, and operated vaudeville theaters. Don't miss The Tree that Owns Itself, an oak that can lay legal claim to the ground on which it stands. Foodies surrender to temptation at Creature Comforts Brewing Company, Big City Bread Café, Last Resort Grill, Clocked, and Weaver D's.

Beaufort, SC

Beaufort, SC

Charming Beaufort, SC, pronounced 'Bu-fort', is home to a thriving historic downtown district and a beautiful waterfront. Southern Living named Beaufort a "small town we love," Coastal Living Magazine ranked it as #1 among America's Happiest Seaside Towns. It's not hard to see why-Beaufort embodies the relaxed spirit, coastal vibe, and Southern hospitality that defines the Lowcountry.

Wander along the downtown waterfront, shop for antiques at Lagniappe Lowcountry, browse at McIntosh Book Shop, or find the perfect piece of art at Salt Gallery. In the mood for adventure? Take a walking history tour, rent a kayak, or check out the dolphins and the salt marsh with one of Captain Dick's River Tours. Once you're back on land, grab a bite at Magnolia Bakery Café, Panini's on the Waterfront, Q on the Bay, or Saltus River Grill, a contemporary seafood restaurant with a stunning view of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Explore the Most Walkable Cities in the US

We invite you to explore these enticing walkable cities, perfect for a vibrant, health-focused retirement lifestyle. Choose from the communities below and receive detailed information to aid your next big decision. It’s time to make your dream of ideal living a reality.

Click to explore the following hiking and walking communities. Request information from multiple communities by selecting the checkboxes to the right and completing the form below.

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Nexton

Summerville, SC
New Homes from Mid $300Ks - $800K+

Welcome to Nexton, a neighborly Lowcountry community located in Summerville, SC. Where everything's all here. This national award-winning community has its own trails, parks, open spaces, shops, and highly sought-after restaurants. Not to mention a deep commitment to the very best part of 55+ living: choice. Because finally, home gets to be all about you. What's nearby? Well, in the morning, you're collecting seashells at quirky Folly Beach, and lunch can be along the foodie-loving cobblestone streets of nearby Charleston (just 25 miles away). Not to mention an international airport just 20 minutes from your doorstep.

At Nexton, you can choose from two exclusively 55+ neighborhoods. Or, you can opt for one of Nexton's all-age villages, where you'll find plenty of 55+ friendly homes. Either way, you'll access amenities that are perfect for keeping you active and connected.

One of our just-for-you neighborhoods is Del Webb 55+. This well-established community of one-and two-story single-family homes is now adding even more options to its existing amenities, which already offer a resort pool, tennis, and pickleball all connected to miles of parks and trails. Or there's Hammock Walk, a new 55+ enclave by Ashton Woods, featuring low-maintenance ranch-style villas and amenities like trails, ponds, and pickleball, plus easy access to all of Nexton's shops and restaurants. If mixing it up is more your style, check out the all-age village of Midtown, which offers a great selection of single-story homes and homes with main-floor primary suites. (Their Midtown Club has to be seen to be believed, offering a resort-style lagoon, fitness options, event spaces for food trucks and movie nights, and much more.)

At Nexton, there's always something to do and someone new to meet. Because no matter where you live, you'll be surrounded by interesting ways to connect. Priced from the $300s to over $1 million.

What else to know:

  • Five miles from charming, historic downtown Summerville (aka "Flowertown in the Pines")
  • Parks and trails — 25 miles of them — within walking/biking distance of every home
  • World-class and casual dining right in the community (there are even hotels where your
  • guests can stay)
  • Easy access to nearly 90 miles of South Carolina coastline and beaches
  • Healthcare and wellness services are conveniently located within the community
  • A new expansion of Del Webb 55+ amenities, including more pickleball, basketball, an
  • event space, private bar and grill, and more.

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South Carolina Gated Community | Woodside | Best Places to Retire in SC
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Woodside

Aiken, SC
Lots: $40K - $130K, Homes: $400K - $1M+

This master-planned, active-adult lifestyle community enjoys Woodside’s prime location in our hometown of Aiken, SC, a Southern Living Magazine’s “South’s Best Small Town.”
On top of Aiken’s preserved natural beauty, low cost of living, and mild year-round climate, this private destination consistently captivates visitors with its downtown streets filled with exceptional local restaurants, charming shops and boutiques, Gilded-Age mansions, nature sanctuaries, plus various artistic and cultural events like Aiken’s Makin’ Craft Show, the Aiken Steeplechase, and the Joye in Aiken Festival.
Woodside itself houses a variety of world-class amenities, including 4 championship golf courses, 2 clubhouses, more than 60 member-led social groups and clubs, 2 resort-style pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, more than 17 miles of hiking and nature trails, 7 landscaped parks and green spaces – including a dedicated Butterfly Park – and much more! Combined with the timeless beauty of our community’s expertly designed neighborhoods, Woodside and Aiken are now one of the region’s best-kept secrets.
Ready to experience Woodside and Aiken for yourself? Request more information below.

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Low Maintenance Community Stafford VA | Embrey Mill | Active Adult
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Cascades at Embrey Mill

Stafford, VA
New Homes from $400K - $500K+

Introducing the Cascades at Embrey Mill in North Stafford, Virginia. With a carefree, low-maintenance lifestyle and abundant amenities, this exclusive Active Adult section blossoms in the region’s most exciting community. Strolling on our miles of trails. Playing with Spot in the dog park. Swimming in one of our pools. Dining at our Bistro & Cafe. Picking fresh vegetables and herbs from our community garden. Enjoying how quickly neighbors turn into friends, and your community becomes the family outside your family. Our vibrant community spirit is really what makes living at Embrey Mill so special.

Additional Amenities Include:

• Exclusive 55+ clubhouse and amenities
• Embrey House clubhouse with pool, The Grounds Bistro & Cafe, and fitness center
• Knight Meeting House clubhouse with pool
• 285 acres of open spaces
• 15+ parks and playgrounds
• 10 miles of hiking/biking trails
• Dog parks
• Community garden
• Easy access to I-95, Quantico, and the entire Washington, D.C. metro area

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The Isles of Collier Preserve

Naples, FL
Homes: $500K - $1.5M

Final Phase Now Selling! Limited opportunities remain to buy a new home at The Isles.

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 from the $500s to over $1.5 million, many with stunning water and nature views.

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Cresswind Charleston

Summerville, SC
Homes from the $400s to $700s

Cresswind Charleston brings the award-winning Cresswind active adult lifestyle to the Charleston area. This gated community is integrated within the thriving community of The Ponds while maintaining its own privacy. Cresswind features a full list of resort-style amenities, all located within a natural, Lowcountry setting.

Residents can take a short walk to the 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, enjoy pickleball and tennis or participate in activities at the event lawn and amphitheater. Additionally, homeowners have the opportunity to enrich their lives with cooking and yoga classes or bocce ball. Residents also can nurture their talent in the art room, play pool, swim in the resort-style pool, fish or kayak – and stay fit and healthy at a well-equipped fitness center.

Cresswind Charleston offers spacious homes featuring a wide range of personalization opportunities, designer choices, uniquely designed with careful attention to details. Single-family, ranch-style homes will include designer features, energy efficiency and designs complementary to active living. Tour nine designer-decorated model homes, open daily.

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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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Aquamar Vilamoura – Portugal

Vilamoura, Portugal
Homes from $300k-$5M, with short term and long term rentals available

Living and enjoying life in the Southern Region of Portugal – Algarve is a delightful experience that combines the best of both worlds: a relaxed, sun-kissed lifestyle and a vibrant, culturally rich environment. Here’s a description of what it’s like for people who call the Algarve their home:

Nestled along the southern coast of Portugal, the Algarve is a haven for those seeking a life of tranquility and beauty. Imagine waking up to the gentle rustle of palm trees and the scent of saltwater in the air. The region’s Mediterranean climate ensures that sunny days are the norm, allowing you to embrace outdoor living throughout the year.

Your days in the Algarve are filled with endless possibilities. You can start by savoring a leisurely breakfast at a seaside café, where the freshly baked pastries are as warm as the smiles from the friendly locals. As the day unfolds, you might choose to explore the stunning coastline, where golden beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, offering a serene backdrop for swimming, surfing, or simply basking in the sun.

For those with a penchant for culture, the Algarve offers a treasure trove of historic towns, each with its own unique charm. Stroll through cobbled streets lined with colorful buildings, discover ancient castles perched on hilltops, and immerse yourself in the rhythm of traditional Portuguese festivals and fado music that resonates with the soul.

Food lovers will find themselves in culinary paradise, with fresh seafood served at quaint beachside shacks and Michelin-starred restaurants alike. The Algarve’s cuisine is a tantalizing blend of flavors, where grilled sardines, succulent octopus, and aromatic cataplana dishes take center stage. And don’t forget to pair your meals with a glass of locally produced wine or a refreshing sip of medronho, the region’s famous firewater.

The Algarve isn’t just about leisure; it’s also about well-being. Spend your afternoons exploring nature reserves, hiking along rugged cliffs, or teeing off on world-class golf courses. The Ria Formosa Natural Park, with its intricate lagoons and birdlife, provides a peaceful escape for those who appreciate the wonders of the natural world.

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Homes near Grand Junction CO | Cobble Creek | Montrose San Mountains

Homes at Cobble Creek

Montrose, CO
Homes starting at $499K

Nestled at the gateway to the San Juan Mountains is a place where Mother Nature designs your backyard, and the idea of an authentic Colorado lifestyle still thrives. Immerse yourself in the famed landscapes of the American West and discover the Homes at Cobble Creek.

Located a few hours southwest of Denver in Montrose, Colorado, you will find the Cobble Creek Golf Community, a growing western slope retirement destination. Homes at Cobble Creek’s range of offerings includes homes currently under construction as well as the opportunity to custom design your home to your specifications.

Our single-family homes on estate lots begin at around 2,600 square feet and typically include three bedrooms in addition to a home office. For residents who own property elsewhere, like to travel regularly or just want to down-size, we also offer 2,000 square foot Patio Homes with “Lock and Leave” convenience. In addition, we are excited to announce that we have commenced construction of Patio Homes in Spruce Point at Cobble Creek, a new section of the community offering smaller yet luxurious designs at lower beginning price points.

Located in the Uncompahgre Valley, Cobble Creek is uniquely situated to enjoy mild winters and comfortable summers. Make sure to take full advantage of the favorable weather by teeing off at the 18-hole golf course. Just outside the community, recreational opportunities are endless, with outstanding fly-fishing, stargazing, and hunting, as well as trails for off-roading, horseback riding, and hiking.

Relaxed entertainment abounds in nearby communities. Enjoy a glass of wine at your favorite winery or revel in one of many music festivals. Stroll through a peach or apple orchard during peak harvest season or select fresh-off-the-vine produce at one of many local farms and farmer’s markets. Soak up the health and wellness benefits of fabulous natural hot springs.

If you’ve considered retiring in the mountain west, Homes at Cobble Creek, one of Ideal-Living’s 100 Best Places to Live, invites you to start your journey by requesting more information here.

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Retire Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

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.

Nicknamed the Natural State, Arkansas’s dense forests, winding rivers, and dramatic mountain landscapes provide endless exploration opportunities. Kayak on the Buffalo National River, dig for jewels in Crater of Diamonds State Park, or take in the sweeping views at Hawksbill Crag or Whitaker Point.

Tucked in the state’s northwest corner, Fayetteville and Bentonville are home to several annual food, film, and music festivals, plenty of museums, and diverse culinary offerings. Historic sites abound in the state capital of Little Rock, the largest city in the state. Live music is a way of life in Arkansas and can be heard in both Little Rock and the Lower Delta region, especially in Helena-West Helena.

It’s clear to see why Arkansas is an attractive option for those looking to relocate or retire. In addition to its rich culture and picturesque surroundings, Arkansas has the third-lowest cost of living in the United States, but the seventh-highest quality of life. State income tax is 60% lower than the national average, and property taxes are around 0.60%. Additionally, military retirement pay is exempt from state income tax.

Although it’s not always easy figuring out how to move to another state, 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. No matter where you choose to visit or relocate, you’ll find friendly and helpful people everywhere you go.

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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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McLemore

Rising Fawn, GA
Homesites from the $100s, New Homes from the $800s

Located at 2,300 feet in elevation atop the highlands of Lookout Mountain, McLemore is a private, mountaintop community surrounded on all sides by over 40,000 acres of state and national parks, historic land districts and private land trusts. The natural beauty found on Lookout Mountain, Pigeon Mountain and in the McLemore Cove below is truly stunning, and one impossible to duplicate. Here you can experience life Above the Clouds with virtually unlimited access to nature, outdoor recreation, exceptional service, and a welcoming community of like-minded families.

The McLemore experience begins with McLemore Club – a private member club featuring The Highlands Course, designed by Rees Jones & Bill Bergin. The Highlands has been recognized twice by Golf Digest on its ‘Top 100 Courses You Can Play’ list and by Links Magazine as one of the ‘Top Finishing Holes In The World’. In 2024, Golf Digest also recognized the 18th hole of The Highlands as one of the top 100 holes in the U.S.

Additional amenities include The Cairn, a 6-hole short course, an immaculately maintained 9-hole putting course, golf practice facilities, hiking trails, and The Creag, a fine dining restaurant within McLemore’s spectacular old-world style stone clubhouse.

Exciting new amenities include Cloudland, a Curio by Hilton hotel offering incredible onsite accommodations for family and guests, a fabulous spa, and multiple dining and lounge venues. Coming this Fall is The Outpost, a new 18-hole masterpiece designed by Bill Bergin and Rees Jones.

Also in the planning stages is a swim and racquet sports complex, a fitness and wellness center, and a suite of family-focused amenities including additional trails, sports fields, and much more.

Whether your family is searching for a full-time legacy home or simply a weekend getaway retreat, McLemore offers an impressive selection of residences that are certain to inspire. Choose from a phenomenal collection of over 200 home designs from McLemore’s preferred builder, AR Homes, or design your fully customized dream home from a clean sheet.

New for 2024 is the much-anticipated Golf Village, an intimate enclave near the clubhouse comprised of elegantly designed, detached single-family homes that will inspire its own unique sense of community within the gates of McLemore.

McLemore’s central location puts you within a two-hour drive of many of the Southeast’s most iconic cities, including Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Huntsville, and Knoxville. Just a short and easy 35-minute drive from Lookout Mountain is downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, widely recognized as one of the most desirable cities in the country.

McLemore is proud to offer an Above The Clouds Discovery Experience, giving families a rare opportunity to visit and enjoy ‘Member For A Stay’ privileges. Send us a message today and we’ll be happy to customize a memorable experience just for you.

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Tuscan Village

Horseshoe Bay, TX
Lock & Leave Townhomes, Villas & Golf Estate Homes From Mid-$600s - $1.9M+ Designed for Active Adults 55+

Welcome to the Good Life. There has truly never been a better time to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to the wide open spaces of the Texas Hill Country. Tuscan Village is Texas’ premier community for active adults 55+. Located within the prestigious Horseshoe Bay Resort Community, a renowned golf destination, Tuscan Village is perfect as an everyday retreat or home away from home.
At Tuscan Village, residents are invited to celebrate this chapter of life – fondly referred to as The Good Life. Offering low-maintenance Lock & Leave townhomes, villas, and golf estate homes, as well as an array of world-class amenities, Tuscan Village residents enjoy a socially-rich lifestyle just steps outside their front door. Move-in ready homes as well as homesites are available from the mid-$600s to $1.9M+.

The heart of the community, Club Salus, is the exclusive homeowner’s clubhouse conveniently located just steps from each resident’s front door. Club Salus offers a private space for residents to socialize and participate in health and wellness activities in the company of like-minded neighbors. The recently completed Phase 2 of Club Salus provides residents with additional gathering space for year-round socializing, events, and activities. Through strategic partnerships, Tuscan Village residents also enjoy membership opportunities at Horseshoe Bay Resort – including golf options to play at four private, renowned courses.

Whether you’re looking to downsize without compromise or find a weekend retreat without the upkeep, Tuscan Village’s low-maintenance homes deliver a lifestyle of leisure, luxury and convenience.

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Villages of Citrus Hills

Hernando, FL
Homes from mid $400K - $1.5M

Terra Vista is Florida’s premier master-planned community featuring incredible resort-style retirement living just minutes from the spectacular Gulf Coast. This amenity-rich community is set in unique surroundings characterized by rolling hills, towering oaks, and moderating Gulf breezes.

The Villages of Citrus Hills stands as a truly unique departure from the traditional Florida lifestyle experience. Citrus Hills is amenity-rich, resort- style living, at its finest. The community is set in unique surroundings characterized by rolling hills, with an elevation up to 260 feet, towering oaks, and incredible landscaping. While one of the highest elevations in Florida the community is just miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Terra Vista at Citrus Hills offers a beautiful selection of customizable, single-family homes with a wide variety of world-class amenities just minutes from your door including: championship golf, first-class tennis, private dining and a spectacular spa and fitness complex.

At Citrus Hills you’ll discover Skyview, the region’s most elaborate country club, along with two other challenging 18-hole golf courses, two tennis centers, private restaurants and a 50,000-square- foot Spa and Fitness Center. Best of all Citrus Hills blends suburban charm with easy access to cosmopolitan Tampa Bay, Orlando and Ocala, so you are close to everything you want, yet far enough away from what you don’t want.

The Villages of Citrus Hills offers customizable single-family homes and detached villas from $400,000 – $1.5 million in a choice of beautiful neighborhoods designed to accommodate a wide variety of tastes and needs.

The Villages of Citrus Hills unquestionably is one of the Southeast’s most exciting resort-lifestyle opportunities. You must see it to believe it.

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Tower Hill

Lewes, DE
Homes from the upper $600K

Tower Hill is the latest addition to Lewes, Delaware, a quaint seaside town situated at the mouth of the Delaware Bay. Although Lewes has roots going back to 1631, the newly constructed homes at Tower Hill will surely attract a new generation of townsfolk to the coastal community.

Developed by Carl M. Freeman Companies and built by K. Hovnanian Homes, Tower Hill consists of 292 single family homes, with lots ranging from 1/5 to ¼ acre and homes consisting of two to four bedrooms. Inside, 10-foot ceilings create open living areas, while some floor plans offer the option of screened patios and separate entertainment rooms. But the heart of the homes at Tower Hill are the gourmet kitchens, with granite countertops, stainless steel GE appliances, and a large island with pull up seating.

Of course, Tower Hill includes a community pool, tennis courts, putting green and a 6,000 square foot clubhouse, among other outdoor facilities that you’ve come to expect. But perhaps the biggest draw to Tower Hill is the surrounding community and the impressive selection of beaches at your doorstep.

Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Bethany Beach draw visitors from across the Mid-Atlantic region, and Tower Hill is literally minutes away from all three. To avoid tourists, head to the lesser-known Lewes Beach, a true locals spot. When you tire of the sun and sand, enjoy the town of Lewes, which has a busy historic district with boutique shopping, fine dining, art galleries and cafes. You can also explore the delicate ecosystem surrounding Tower Hill by visiting the nearby Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Redden State Forest, or Cape Henlopen State Park.

The Delmarva Peninsula is known for its relaxed pace of life, unique ecosystems, and pleasant towns. Request more information to be part of it all at Tower Hill.

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Sterling on the Lake

Flowery Branch, GA
New homes from the High $300K - $900K

With luxury and 55+ home options to choose from, there are a variety of home designs to fit your lifestyle.

Enjoying your bliss means doing what you love with those who mean the most. Perhaps it's catching a doubles game of pickleball with friends or a hike along miles of trails.

Sterling on the Lake is a master-planned community with a range of amenities, located 40 miles north of Downtown Atlanta in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Its location offers convenient access to Atlanta's International Airport, shopping and dining, Lake Lanier, and beautiful mountain settings.

Embrace the outdoors with walking and biking trails, play a game of tennis, cast a line in Lake Sterling, or unwind with a picnic at the Village Green. The Lakeside Clubhouse features a veranda with an outdoor fireplace, a movie theater, a caterer's kitchen, a 24-hour fitness center, and two swimming pools. Residents can also participate in community events arranged by the full-time activities director.

With ranch-style, two-story, and luxury homes, there are a variety of home designs to fit your lifestyle. For 55+, Sterling on the Lake has a new active-adult neighborhood, Encore by David Weekley at The Retreat, where you can enjoy the ease of low-maintenance living paired with the excitement of a multi-generation community. Take a morning walk through Sterling on the Lake’s trails or spend the afternoon under the sun at The Retreat’s clubhouse and pool – a neighborhood paradise!

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The Mayan Garden – Belize

Orange Walk District, Belize
All-Inclusive Retirement Housing Package with Cabana Studio Apartment (single or double occupancy) : $4,200-$5,550 USD per month

The Mayan Garden is an exclusive retirement community for residents age 50+, located in the English-speaking country of Belize, C.A., a perfect tax haven for retired expats. Our exclusive private community can only accept up to 24 residents to join and live within the 20-acre residential jungle garden property. We are immersed in a natural setting with access to many conveniences and amenities, offering our residents a very comfortable, easy-going yet higher quality of life. Our community is designed to offer residents an independent way of life with many benefits to service and assist in every way possible for enrichment, safety, health, convenience, adventure and relaxation. The Mayan Garden is family-owned with a mission is to Offer Affordable Retirement Housing With a Wholesome Enriching Lifestyle.

The community offers its residents an all-inclusive living rental package that includes their rent, utilities, room furnishing, housekeeping, Concierge, Security, Medical Faculty, Chef-prepared Meals, Classes, Weekly Events, Activities and many more on-site services. Our Amenities include an indoor pool, sauna, hot-tub, yoga studio, gym, and pet friendly walking trails.

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Lake Arrowhead | Mountain Community near Atlanta GA | Golf Community

Lake Arrowhead

Waleska, GA
Single Family Ranch Style Homes from $300K - $500K.

Lake Arrowhead sits on a 540-acre lake surrounded by mountains, pristine wilderness, and championship golf. Enjoy Resort style living that includes a 24 hour manned, guarded entry, a 2-story marina pavilion, sports courts with basketball, fishing pier, 18+ miles of hiking trails, swimming pools, pickleball, tennis, boat rental slips, dry storage, and a Dog Park to name a few. We encourage you to browse our inventory of homes here, our photo gallery here, and our video gallery here. The great part about our location is that we are in close proximity to the State of the Art Northside Cherokee Hospital, have easy access to the interstates, fine dining, shopping and entertainment.  Our county taxes are the lowest in the state for residents 62 and older.

Something For Everyone, Mountain Cottages, Ranch Homes, Golf & Lake Villas, Townhomes

Lake Arrowhead’s Portfolio of Ranch Style Homes are selling in three Neighborhoods.
The Woodlands Ranch Style Homes start in the mid $300’s, Highlands Vista Ranch Style Homes and Golf Villas are starting in the $400’s.

Our Newest 2024 Neighborhood, Red Cloud Cabins offer Mountain Cabins starting in the Mid $300’s.

The newly released neighborhood of Franklin Elm offers Single Family Ranch homes starting from the $400’s.

The three remaining new neighborhoods Waterview townhomes, Marina Parc Villas Phase II and Fort Gibson will be released for sale in 2024.

We invite you to add your name to the VIP List to be among the first to know about exciting releases of new home opportunities this year or call us at 770-720-2700 for a private VIP Tour of the community.

Come visit us at our Sales Center now open until 6 pm!

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Las Vegas Meadows Active 55+ Community in Las Vegas NV

Las Vegas Meadows

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas has become one of the most desirable spots in the country for 55+ living. Just 5 minutes from the Strip, Las Vegas Meadows is the perfect community for the active adult who doesn’t want to slow down any time soon.

Despite being centrally located in a large city, Las Vegas Meadows is surprisingly peaceful, as it is tucked away on 42 gate-guarded acres. The remodeled and updated pre-owned homes include two to three bedrooms, depending on the layout, and start at about $20K. Inside, you’ll enjoy an open living room layout, included appliances in excellent condition, and a walk-in shower. Outdoors, desert landscaping with an irrigation system, a new roof, and a covered carport leaves little for you to worry about. Additionally, home rentals are available from $895/month.

The affordable price tag belies the luxury community amenities at Las Vegas Meadows. A sparkling pool with covered patios and an indoor spa and sauna offer ample opportunity to recharge at the sleek clubhouse. Or work up a sweat in the gym or on the tennis or pickleball courts. An on-staff activities director ensures there’s a full calendar of social and recreational events to fill your calendar.

Minutes away from Las Vegas Meadows, you can enjoy Michelin star restaurants, world-class entertainment, and easy access to McCarran International Airport. Should you find yourself yearning to get in touch with Mother Nature, you’re only a short drive from Lake Meade, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area.

With a year-round warm climate, favorable tax policies, and an active and vibrant community, it’s easy to see why Las Vegas Meadows is a sure bet.

Request more information to discover if Las Vegas Meadows is the right community for your active 55+ lifestyle.

Also check out our other Thesman Communities:
Briarwood
Las Palmas
Las Palmas Grand
Las Vegas Meadows
Palmas Del Sol
Palmas Del Sol East
Sunrise Village
Village Green

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks

Bluffton, SC
Homes from the upper $300s

Welcome to K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks, a new 55+ active adult community nestled in a tranquil, wooded area of the scenic Lowcountry in Bluffton, South Carolina. Perfectly situated between the beaches of Hilton Head Island and historic Savannah, Georgia, this gated, picturesque community offers an exceptional resort lifestyle filled with natural beauty and an abundance of amenities and activities.

Fifteen stunning single-family home designs feature thoughtfully designed floorplans, luxurious finishes and gorgeous spaces to relax and entertain. Ranging from 2 beds, 2 baths and 1,324 sq. ft. to 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 3,209 sq. ft., you can choose a home that’s perfect for you—whether you’re looking to spread out or downsize.

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks offers endless recreation and a full calendar of activities. The expansive clubhouse serves as the hub of the community, where residents enjoy yoga and Zumba at the fitness center, discover new talents in the arts & crafts room, play billiards with neighbors and perfect their dancing skills in the ballroom.

Outside, residents can take in the breathtaking scenery as they explore walking and biking paths, play tennis, pickleball and bocce, gather at the fire pit, pavilion, screened verandas or grilling areas and lounge or swim laps at the sparkling pool.

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks is within 20 miles of pristine Hilton Head Island beaches, championship golf courses, scenic nature preserves, marinas and the historic, vibrant cities of Bluffton and Savannah, Georgia.

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Palmas Del Sol Active 55+ Community in Mesa AZ

Palmas Del Sol

Mesa, AZ

Designed for retirees and other active adults, Palmas Del Sol is an age-55+ community for those who want affordable luxury living in one of Arizona’s most popular destinations.

Palmas Del Sol has been developed by Thesman Communities and features single-family homes that need only a minimum of exterior and interior maintenance. All of the residences are designed with energy efficient air conditioning systems and appliances in a variety of floor plans with custom accents.

The 12,000-square-foot Palmas Del Sol Clubhouse is the heart of the community’s resort lifestyle. The heated pool and spa, complete fitness center with Yoga and Zumba classes, and sports courts for tennis, pickleball and basketball are among the healthy exercise facilities. There are also walking and biking paths with stops at the pet park and putting green along the way. A community activities director organizes interest clubs, lifelong-learning courses, dances, dinners, and special holiday events.

In the nearby city of Mesa, Palmas Del Sol residents have convenient access to shopping centers, restaurants, theaters, and top-rated medical services. The location just a short drive from the Phoenix/Scottsdale area means that all of the region’s world-class golf courses, natural attractions, and vibrant nightlife are among your year-round entertainment options.

Request more information below and discover the sunny Arizona lifestyle at Palmas Del Sol.

Also check out our other Thesman Communities:
Briarwood
Las Palmas
Las Palmas Grand
Las Vegas Meadows
Palmas Del Sol
Palmas Del Sol East
Sunrise Village
Village Green

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Encore Restore at Carolina Park

Mount Pleasant, SC
Single Family Homes from $400K

Along the banks of the Wando River in the Lowcountry of South Carolina is Carolina Park, a 1,700-acre master-planned community in the idyllic town of Mount Pleasant. Within, you’ll find Encore by David Weekley Homes selling single-family houses in the 55+ active adult community of Restore at Carolina Park.

These cottage-inspired homes are situated on 55-foot homesites, with some even boasting a water view. Inside, enjoy spacious open floor plans, ranging from 1,610 to 2,589 square feet, allowing for two to four bedrooms. Encore by David Weekley Homes incorporates spaces ideal for entertaining, along with current finishes and fixtures, striking the ideal balance of livability and design. Outdoor living areas are available, and with seven home designs to choose from, you can feel that your home is truly yours. Exclusively for the active adult community within Carolina Park, Encore by David Weekley Homes are thoughtfully developed to optimize a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Within greater Carolina Park, residents enjoy all the amenities expected of a large master-plan community. Staying active is easy with a fitness center with plenty of classes, fields and courts for a variety of sports, and a large pool and pavilion. Carolina Park also boasts 80 acres of passive parkland, in addition to over 200 acres of preserve woodlands. On the rare days you’d rather be indoors, catch a showing at the movie theater, enjoy a massage or take an art class.

Restore at Carolina Park has a true neighborhood feel, blessed with small town southern charm just minutes from Charleston. Request more information and you’ll be making the first move towards a beautiful life.

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River Landing

Wallace, NC
Homes and lots $300K - $750K+

Tucked away near the coast of Eastern NC is a picture-perfect community, complete with world-class club amenities while still maintaining the charm and ease of a small hometown. River Landing’s two championship golf courses are ideal for working on your game. Or perhaps you prefer exploring the outdoors along the scenic walking and biking trails? Whether you are starting a family or starting your retirement, River Landing has something for everyone. From enhancing your golf game to exploring the outdoors, the River Landing community offers a wide variety of activities for residents of all ages. A grand Clubhouse, Outdoor Pool, and expansive homesites are just some of the things you’ll find to enjoy.

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Heritage Shores

Bridgeville, DE
Villas for sale from $299,990, Single-Family Homes for sale from the low $400's, 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 villa homes and single-family homes. With 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 Lifestyle 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, 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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Active Adult Community near Seattle WA | Port Ludlow | Waterfront Homes

Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow, WA
Homes: $490K+

For retirees, active adults, and remote workers, Port Ludlow is an inviting resort-style community on the shores of Puget Sound in the state of Washington.

Westharbor Homes is building new Port Ludlow residences to the highest environmental standards with energy-saving appliances. In the Ludlow Cove Cottages and Olympic Terrace II neighborhoods, you’ll find a delightful variety of floor plans, including beachfront single-family homes, waterfront condominiums, and spacious villas with fairway views.

The amenities and activities at Port Ludlow start with play on the community’s 18-hole golf course, a scenic layout along the water and through the maritime forest. The 300-slip marina offers complete boating services and launches for kayaks and paddleboards. In addition, there are two community clubhouses with fitness centers, swimming pools, and tennis/pickleball courts. You can also enjoy 30+ miles of walking trails, more than 100 community social clubs, and genuine farm-to-table dining with fresh seafood always on the menu at the Fireside Restaurant.

The nearby towns of Chimacum and Port Townsend feature cafes, bakeries, artisan shops, and grocery markets, plus convenient health care services that include specialty practices. And just a 30-minute ferry ride away is the dynamic city of Seattle, home to some of the nation’s leading hi-tech companies, a thriving cultural arts scene, and major professional sports teams.

When you request more information below, you’ll be on your way to discovering the waterfront lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest at Port Ludlow.
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Best Sunsets - River Bluffs Community Wilmington NC

River Bluffs

Castle Hayne, NC
Homes from the high $600s

A Unique Waterfront Community with New Homes from the $500s – $2.5M+ and available homesites starting at $150k.

Located just 10 minutes north of Downtown Wilmington, NC (by boat or car) sits River Bluffs, a gated community that overlooks the Northeast Cape Fear River. River Bluffs offers a wide variety of home plans, including affordable cottage-style homes for a growing family, single-level homes with retirement-smart features, low-maintenance townhomes, and even fully custom homes built by the area’s most prestigious builders. River Bluffs boasts a variety of luxurious amenities such as a 2,700-foot river walk with covered gazebos, 188 slip marina, miles of walking trails and parks, luxury pools, high-end fitness centers, tennis and pickleball courts, over 30+ resident clubs including kayaking, boating, an onsite restaurant, and much more.

Enhance Your Quality of Life by Moving to River Bluffs:

• No city tax and no traffic!
• Low county & state taxes. North Carolina residents enjoy some of the lowest cost of living expenses on the Eastern seaboard!
• Enjoy low HOA dues which include yard maintenance, trash service, recycling, and access to all community amenities.
• 4.75% flat income tax and 0% estate or inheritance tax.

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Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, FL
Homes, Townhomes, Villas, Condos: $300K - over $1M

Live the Florida lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of—with 20+ villages, each featuring distinctive homes, amenities, and features, Lakewood Ranch is designed to support every aspect of your life. New homes include townhomes, condos, attached villas, single-family homes and estates, with prices from the $300s to over $1 million.

We set out to build a community that is more than just the homes it’s made up of. Here you’ll find all the shopping, dining, entertainment, education, healthcare, nature, and recreational options you could want to make the most out of every day. And the best part is that it’s all already here. You don’t have to envision it—you can simply start living it.

Our 48% open space plan and mixed-use component work together to provide each village on The Ranch with easy access to parks, trails, and recreational opportunities like three town centers, a sports campus featuring pickleball, Sarasota Polo Club and The Farmers’ Market.

Just beyond our backyard you can enjoy Sarasota’s white sand beaches and arts scene, Tampa’s sports teams, and quick access to four airports.

ideal-LIVING has named Lakewood Ranch Best Health and Fitness Community and Best Golf Community. Lakewood Ranch has also earned the spot as the #1 best-selling community in the U.S. for all ages for six years running.

Come explore Florida’s favorite place to call home. LakewoodRanch.com
What to expect at The Ranch:
• 20+ villages, 1 is 55+
• 3 town centers & 8 neighborhood shopping plazas with Publix Grocery stores
• 150 miles of multi-surface trails
• 10,000+ acres of lakes, parks, and preserves
• 60+ clubs and groups
• Over 200 shops and eateries
• 13 community parks
• 162 holes of golf
• 32 courts for racquet sports
• A-rated schools & higher education campuses
• Sarasota Polo Club
• Farmers’ Market voted #1 in Florida
• Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club
• 22 fields at Premier Sports Campus
• Sights and Sounds Performing and Fine Arts Series

Ready to discover it? Great. Request more information below to receive discovery tour packages
and specials. You won’t know until you go!

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Dataw Island

Dataw Island, SC
Homes: $375K - $2M Lots: $35K - $200K

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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Wellen Park

Venice, FL
Priced from upper $300K-$600K+

Imagine more fun times at Wellen Park. From boutique shops to live music, all-day eateries to stunning sunsets, there are hundreds of ways to brighten your days. With beautiful residences and awesome amenities – not to mention amazing residents – each neighborhood is crafted so that the well life reigns supreme. Wellen Park is a vibrant community where everyday fun flourishes and the spirit of wellness thrives. That’s why living at Wellen Park truly feels like your best day ever, every day.

We invite you to stop by the Wellen Park Welcome Center to learn more about the community. One of our brand ambassadors will meet with you to answer questions and guide you through interactive touchscreen kiosks that display neighborhood amenities, home plans, Downtown Wellen shopping and dining, and regional attractions.

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Active Adult Retirement Grantham NH | Eastman Community Association

Eastman Community Association

Grantham, NH
Homes, Condos: $135K - $1.5M Lots: $5K - $89K

Eastman Community Association – Four Seasons Paradise

The Eastman Community Association in Grantham, NH is an ideal active-adult and retirement destination. It’s also the perfect place to raise a family. Eastman is a sustainable, intergenerational community in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire.

Ultimately, Eastman is a nature-lover’s haven. Tucked away in the pristine woodlands of New Hampshire’s Upper Connecticut River Valley, the Eastman Community Association encourages an active and connected lifestyle. Residents move to the rhythm of four distinct seasons. And, outdoor adventure is a central theme.

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Eastman is centrally located, but just remote enough. It’s conveniently two hours north of Boston and three hours from Hartford. And, Lake Sunapee, New London, and Lebanon are just minutes away. As a result, residents have ample access to urban amenities. Cultural venues, medical facilities, as well as educational opportunities are all within reach.

New Hampshire’s Grantham Mountain offers a picturesque backdrop to Eastman’s 345-acre lake, and ample hiking trails. So, be sure to pack your boots!

Looking for more? Try 37 miles of cross country trails starting at the Eastman Cross Country Center. In summer, head to one of six beaches, kayak and canoe launches, or to the pool and fitness center year round. Eastman also boasts an 18-hole golf course, har-tru tennis courts and an award-winning restaurant as well.

Condos are available from $125,000 to $270,000. Eastman’s single-family homes range from $130,000 to $1.5 million. (Prices are subject to change.)

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The Reserve

Aurora, CO
Homes in the $400s-$500s

A friendly community with gated streets, The Reserve welcomes you to choose your homesite and build new from a collection of sun-filled, low-maintenance home designs. Our Active Adult Community is a short commute to Denver and just an hour to The Rocky Mountains where you can camp, fish, hike, ski, snowboard, and explore. Here adults 55 and up are close to everything including the light rail, DIA, top healthcare facilities, parks, lakes, and countless area attractions.

When you build at The Reserve you Get More Than a New Home! You get a new community with easy access to your clubhouse, pool, spa, pickleball courts, state-of-the-art fitness center, game room, golf simulator, demonstration kitchen, and miles of trails. You get new friends you instantly connect with because we are all over 55 and realize that now is our time to pursue passions, focus on health, and truly find meaning and purpose in life. You get to experience new activities and events with your world-class Lifestyle Director who designs personalized programs for you. You learn new skills, play new games, set new goals, seek new adventures, discover new hobbies, and maybe even invent a brand new you!

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Amblebrook at Gettysburg

Gettysburg, PA
Single Family and Villa Homes from $300K

Amblebrook at Gettysburg is an amenity-filled master-planned community for 55+ active adults that embraces the rich history and abundance of its beautiful Southern Pennsylvania setting. Built from the ground up to foster more everyday joy, Amblebrook is designed to nurture deeper connections to friends, family and the great outdoors. The stunning Rock Creek Clubhouse and Fitness Center serve up near endless opportunities to explore untapped interests and well-honed skills. And a vast array of social clubs and activities mean the sky is the limit when it comes to pursuing passions and personal exploration. Award-winning homebuilders Caruso Homes, DRB-Elevate Homes, DR Horton, Ward Homes and Lennar offer a wide variety of two- and three-bedroom layouts to suit your lifestyle, starting from the mid $300,000’s

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Crossings at Sweetbriar

Lebanon, PA
Homes from 350K

Retirees and other active adults who want a relaxing lifestyle in a perfect location are discovering Pennsylvania’s Crossings at Sweetbriar.

Developed by Landmark Homes, the regional leader in creating upscale age-55+ communities like The Crossings at Sweetbriar, residents have a choice of both one- and two-story designs with open floor plans. Customizable options and special features make each residence unique, and the area’s low cost of living and property taxes add to the value of every home.

The Crossings at Sweetbriar residents have their own private community clubhouse for meetings and special events, plus walking and biking trails through more than 20 acres of preserved open space. But Sweetbriar’s most desirable amenity maybe its tranquil location in the rolling farmlands of central Pennsylvania. Historic sites and seasonal farmer’s market make every day trip an adventure. The nearby town of Lebanon features fine and casual dining restaurants, retail stores, antique shops, and cultural centers like the Gretna Theatre. The Iron Valley Golf Course tops the list of local outdoor-recreation venues, while the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital and the Lebanon VA Medical Center offer top-rated health care services. Just a short drive to the southwest is the state capital of Harrisburg, the regional center of commerce and culture.

Request more information below to get all the details. The active-adult lifestyle at a great location offered by The Crossings at Sweetbriar may be just what you’re looking for.

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Fairfield Glade | Tennessee Resort Communities | Best Golf TN

Fairfield Glade & Fairfield North

Fairfield Glade, TN
Homes, Townhomes: $300K - $900K Lots: $10K - $300K

Fairfield Glade is perched high atop the Cumberland Plateau, and offers serene mountain beauty as it sits on the highest point between the Rocky and Smoky Mountains. One of the favorite features of this area is the moderate year round temperatures. The pleasant summer days and the cool summer nights can be attributed to the Cumberland Plateau’s 2,000-foot-elevation, allowing for more comfortable temperatures and much lower humidity than most areas of the south.

What to do with all the fabulous weather and beautiful scenery? Golfing, boating, fishing, hiking, walking, swimming, tennis/pickleball-the list of fun activities available is simply endless! Plus, an outdoor amphitheater and biergarten just opened to host live music, movies, food and community events – it’s a great gathering place for neighbors to come together.

The community offers multiple subdivisions with a wide range of home sizes, price ranges, and views that include mountain, lake, golf and protected woodlands. Another attribute is the incredible cost of living in Fairfield Glade – no state income tax on wages, very reasonable home prices, and extremely low property taxes and club dues.

Fairfield Glade is just 6 miles from the city limits of Crossville, a small town, but bustling with activities. Crossville’s central location on Interstate 40 has made it a hub for many outlying areas and has given rise to a booming retail environment, offering shopping, dining and entertainment choices. The community is also located right off I-40, less than an hour from Knoxville, and an hour and a half from either Nashville or Chattanooga.

Testimonial
“The biggest deciding factor for choosing Fairfield Glade was the people, both in the Glade and in the town. When we came to visit the first time, we had no appointment and no agenda – we just popped in and wandered around. Folks stopped us everywhere we went – Food City, the Wellness Center, Villa Pizza – and just chatted. No one was in a hurry, everyone was interested in our story, everyone had some tidbit to share. The same thing happened on our second visit, and then on every visit we made once construction started. We felt like we had become part of the community before we were actually part of the community.” Michelle and James Bayless

Fairfield Glade has 11 lakes and two marinas.

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New Homes near Raleigh NC | Carolina Overlook by Del Webb

Carolina Overlook by Del Webb

Clayton, NC
Ranch homes from the mid $300s

Carolina Overlook is Clayton’s 55-plus active adult community by Del Webb in Johnston County. Featuring 10 ranch floorplan designs with options you’ll love, like 3-car garages, flex space, gourmet kitchens, and roomy lofts. We have 7 model homes open daily for touring. There are quick move-in homes available or you can build your dream home and visit the on-site design center to personalize. Resort-style amenities are under construction now – state-of-the-art clubhouse overlooking the onsite lake, pickleball courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, lifestyle director, clubs/classes, varsity room, aerobics room, dog park, community garden, walking trails, greenway trail access, and a temporary amenity before the main one opens. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Retirement, fitness and walking with dog and couple in neighborhood park for relax, health and sports workout. Love, wellness and pet with old man and senior woman in outdoor morning walk together

Cresswind at Spring Haven

Newnan, GA
Homes from the $300s to $700s

Cresswind at Spring Haven is a 55+ community in the charming city of Newnan, GA, just 40 minutes southwest of Atlanta. As the fourth Cresswind active adult, new home community developed by Kolter Homes in the Atlanta area, Cresswind at Spring Haven will feature 700 homes and a wide array of resort-style amenities when complete.

The community’s resident-exclusive clubhouse features a state-of-the-art Cresswind SmartFIT Training Center with EGYM smart circuit training, an art studio, an event area and several indoor and outdoor gathering spots. Additional amenities include an outdoor pool with sundeck, tennis and pickleball courts, walking trails, a dog park and a community garden. In addition to the many onsite amenities, residents enjoy a regular calendar of lifestyle programs curated by a full-time Lifestyle Director, fostering an environment for connections, wellness and engagement.

Cresswind at Spring Haven features all-new floorplan collections and homes designed to provide minimal maintenance and maximum flexibility for active adult homebuyers. The community’s premium Georgia real estate boasts a variety of structural and personalization options to add bedrooms, expand garages, convert flex rooms into fitness or study spaces, 2nd-floor bonus rooms, gourmet kitchens, owner suites and more.

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Retire NC

Raleigh, NC

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.

City of Reidsville

City of Reidsville

LIVE SIMPLY, THINK BIG isn’t just our tagline, it’s our way of life. We aren’t limited by
our size and neither are our dreams. Whether you want to spend your retirement volunteering,
spending time with friends or finally opening that small business you always dreamed of, you
can "Do What You Love in Reidsville"; Being "retired" doesn’t mean you can’t live out your
dreams, it means you now have the freedom to do it!
https://www.riseupreidsville.com/retire

Johnston County

Johnston County

Johnston County (JoCo) offers you more than you expect in retirement! Discover a blend of history, entertainment, dining, lodging, and outlet shopping, along with a generous helping of true southern hospitality. With a growing culinary and craft beverage scene, as well as revitalized downtowns, you don’t have to travel far from home to find what you are looking for. The unique communities that make up JoCo have one thing in common–a relaxed atmosphere and friendly people.
https://www.johnstoncountync.org/retire-joco/

Rumbling Bald

Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

If you are looking to build or purchase in an exceptional mountain golf community, it’s time to look closer at Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure. You will find a few choice, undeveloped properties within our community at pleasantly affordable prices along with several spectacular homes in a variety of settings. You can come today; enjoy our lake and golf, and choose the opportunity to live in a remarkable community.
https://rumblingbald.com/living-here

Person County

Person County

Nestled in the northern piedmont of North Carolina, a short commute from the Triangle and southern Virgina, Person County is home to rolling hills, farmers markets, lakes, and trails. With two beautiful wineries, live music venues, historic general stores, and Uptown Roxboro, Person County values its history and community while embracing the new. No matter what you choose, life in Person County is homegrown, just for you.
https://itsbetterinperson.com/

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On Top of the World Communities

Ocala, FL
Homes: $167,990 - $327,990

Renowned for beautiful homes and unrivaled active and social amenities, On Top of the World in Ocala, FL, is truly a leader in creating quality lifestyles.

A world of opportunities to relax and enjoy life-while staying active with both body and mind-is waiting for you at On Top of the World.

Repeatedly named one of the best places in the country to live by Where to Retire magazine, this 13,000 acre master-planned community appeals to active adults looking for a fabulous lifestyle and well-designed, beautifully appointed homes. Surrounded by central Florida’s celebrated horse country and crystal clear springs, On Top of the World is close to everything, yet far from the ordinary.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find at On Top of the World:
• Concrete-block, energy-efficient home designs
• Several different communities and neighborhoods available featuring single family, maintenance-free and luxury estate homes, many with golf or preserve homesites
• Three, par-72 golf courses with PGA and LPGA professionals on staff
• Over 250,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities
• Community Town Square with indoor entertainment venue, fitness center and lifelong learning programming at Master the Possibilities Education Center.
• And much more!

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North Carolina Coastal Communities | Compass Point Lanai Night Pool Fountain

Compass Pointe

Leland, NC
Homesites from $200K. Homes from $500K.

Located on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, only 10 minutes from Wilmington, Compass Pointe is a gated, private community that offers an unmatched resort lifestyle. Every day feels like a vacation where you can relax by our award-winning pool, float along the lazy river, join one of 100+ community clubs, or get some exercise at our fitness center, indoor pool, or golf club. Come see for yourself why Compass Pointe was honored with the 2020 Best Health & Fitness Community and America’s Best Places to Live 2021.

Amenities:

  • Private, Gated Entrance
  • The Grand Lanai
  • Resort Oasis Pool
  • Compass Pointe Golf Club
  • Clubhouse (under construcion) & Pro Shop
  • The Pointe Wellness Center & Spa
  • Indoor Pool
  • Lazy River
  • Tennis & Pickleball Courts
  • Recreation Lawn
  • Putting Greens
  • Latitudes Restaurant and Bar
  • Dog Park
  • Cardinal Lake with Canoe & Kayak Launch
  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Sidewalks Throughout for Walking and Biking
  • Golf Cart Paths Throughout

Future Amenities:

  • Club Member Pool & Bar
  • Club Member Fitness Center
  • Club Member Golf Simulator

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Clarendon County SC

Manning, SC
Homes starting in the mid $200s

Clarendon County is the hidden gem of the Palmetto State! Ripe with nature and full of possibilities, you’re sure to fall in love with our area. Home to Lake Marion, the largest lake in South Carolina, we are an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination. Fishing, boating, hunting and golf are just a few favorite pastimes found in our county. We are centrally located, just a quick drive to Columbia, the state capital, historic Charleston and pristine beaches from the Lowcountry to the Grand Strand. Historic 301 makes its way through our county, and we are conveniently located on the I-95 corridor.

Our area is home to several active lifestyle communities that display the best parts of “Lake Life Living.” Examples include: Wyboo Plantation, a gated community home to the signature Player’s Course at Wyboo with your choice of houses along the course or on the shores of Lake Marion. Or, Hunter Quinn Homes’ Gregory Pointe, a new community with single-levels homes that bring a modern, Charleston design to the heart of South Carolina’s lowcountry. Please take time to explore our county and be prepared to be impressed with what you discover! Community Product and Pricing

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Homes in Lake Lure NC | Rumbling Bald | Mountain Community

Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

Lake Lure, NC
Homes from $350k • Condos from $100k • 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.

To learn more about life on the lake, sign up to receive information about Rumbling Bald’s discovery packages.

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