10 Walkable Towns - Explore These Southern Communities.

Top 10 Walkable Southern Towns by Emily Colin.

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.

Each of these 10 Southern cities and towns has a distinct personality-from quirky Asheville to stately Charleston-but they all have one thing in common: you can navigate them on foot, and what's more, you'll want to. Happy walking.

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. 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
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 secondhand 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.

 

Wilmington, NC
Top 10 Walkable Towns | Southern Towns | ideal-LIVING MagazineWilmington was voted Best American Riverfront in USA TODAY's 10 Best Readers' Choice Contest 2016-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
Top 10 Walkable Towns | Southern Towns | ideal-LIVING MagazinePonce 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 April 2016, 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
There's a reason that National Geographic named Greenville as one of its top 20 "Must See" places in 2016-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 downtown 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
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.

 

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
In June 2016, 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 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" in 2015 and 2016, 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
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," and in 2013, 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.

Previously published in the 2016 Fall issue.

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K. Hov Four Seasons Lakes of Cane Bay | Gated Community near Charleston SC

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay

Summerville, SC

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay, a 55-plus active lifestyle community in Summerville, South Carolina, is centered on an expansive 300-acre lake system that is ideal for a variety of activities, such as fishing, boating, kayaking, walking and bird watching. The community’s spectacular clubhouse offers resort-style amenities that are second-to-none: two zero-entry outdoor saline pools, including a dedicated children’s pool; an indoor saline pool with lap lanes; a state-of-the-art fitness center and movement studio offering fitness classes, such as yoga and Pilates; a grand ballroom with a stage, seating for up to 300 and a demonstration/catering kitchen; a social lounge; a game room with billiards and card tables; bocce, pickleball and tennis courts; a lakeside amphitheater, and more. Homeowners in this inviting, parklike setting enjoy 24-hour gated security via a manned security gatehouse, as well as convenient access to area shopping, schools, recreation, dining, prestigious medical facilities, I-95, I-26 and Charleston International Airport. Live the Lake Life at Lakes of Cane Bay and experience the unsurpassed lifestyle you deserve.

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Estrella

Goodyear, AZ
New Homes from the mid $400K

Surrounded by majestic mountains and wide-open desert vistas, life in Estrella is a masterpiece of harmonious balance. Dynamic, yet serene; it offers young couples, families, and retirees a resort-inspired lifestyle with state-of-the-art amenities.

Estrella features the Presidio and Starpointe Residents’ Clubs, the Casa Lucero Welcome Center, fitness centers, resort-style pools, a waterpark, a splash pad, lap pools, more than 50 miles of trails, and over 40 community parks. With sports courts for basketball, tennis, volleyball, and pickleball, over 72 acres of lakes with complimentary usage of kayaks, paddle boats, and sail boats, award-winning Nicklaus Design champion golf course, restaurants, dining, shopping, great schools, on-site and nearby medical facilities all nestled among the Sierra Estrella Mountains, Estrella offers an unmatched lifestyle all for a low $111 base HOA fee.

Active adults can find refuge in their own gated community, CantaMia 55+ with the fully amenitized CantaMia Village Center, including its own resort-style pool, indoor lap pool, demo kitchen, art studio, cafe, dog park, pickleball courts, and event-scheduling.

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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.

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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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Wildlight

Wildlight, FL
Homes from the $300s - $700s

A new kind of Lowcountry Living

You might say that Wildlight is where the beachy vibe of Amelia Island and the culture of Jacksonville meet in the middle—with each destination a mere 25 minutes in either direction. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a community that focuses on both walkability and wellness—where a short stroll or bike ride can lead you to your favorite ice cream shop, burger spot (and soon a Publix supermarket). And a UF Health and YMCA are right in the neighborhood.

Soon, we’ll be introducing Del Webb Wildlight, a special place within this unique community for residents 55+. This gated neighborhood will feature luxury single-story, low-maintenance homes starting in the $200s, along with a dedicated clubhouse, private resort-style pool and more.

A town, in nature

You’ll find that what has been preserved at Wildlight is every bit as important to the community as what has been developed. Miles of scenic nature trails wind through neighborhoods and take you into the town center. And nearly 350 acres of the community has been set aside for permanent conservation—with wetlands, parks and trails putting the great outdoors steps from your front door.

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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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Berkeley Hall | Homes in Bluffton SC | Lowcountry Luxury Living

Berkeley Hall by Stanley Martin Homes

Bluffton, SC
From the mid $800K

Berkeley Hall in Bluffton is where all your dreams come together in one destination. In the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry with a beautiful and natural backdrop, the gated community of Berkeley Hall offers residents the perfect mix of secluded elegance and Southern charm, and so much more.

For those with an active lifestyle, opportunities abound, including a 14,500 square foot fitness facility. Golf at one of the two world-class Tom Fazio golf courses or spend your day at the River Park on the Okatie River, kayaking or fishing. With an extensive tennis program, both avid tennis players and beginners alike can work on their swing on one of the courts or clinics. And when it’s time to unwind, head to the pool with the family or the Spa for a relaxing treatment.

Berkeley Hall is also a treat for culinary enthusiasts. When you’re not cooking in your own chef-inspired Stanley Martin kitchen, you can enjoy one of the six distinctive onsite dining options. From outdoor meals under the sunset to toasting friends in the Tap Room, there’s something to suit your mood.

Escape to Berkeley Hall and discover yourself and so much more.

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Birchwood at Brambleton

Brambleton, VA

Located in award-winning Brambleton, in the heart of Loudoun County, Virginia and just 30 miles from Washington, DC, Birchwood has become the best-selling active adult community around. Buyers have fallen in love with this new walkable community where everything you want is right at your fingertips including an amazing 20,000 square foot clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools, open spaces, trails, shopping and dining. And Birchwood is within easy access to the new Metro rail extension, Dulles International Airport and dozens of wineries, breweries and historic sites. Another reason to love Birchwood is that Virginia is ranked 3rd for lowest real estate taxes of all east coast states. Plan your visit today, move in this year! ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH?

BIRCHWOOD AMENITIES
Birchwood is intentionally different, better, refreshed. at the center of it all is a magnificent 20,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, designed to inspire. party space, private space, cocktail sports and hard charging activities, it’s all here, yet unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. The clubhouse includes indoor & outdoor pools, demonstration kitchen, indoor & outdoor bars, theatre & game rooms, health & wellness center, art studio, golf simulator, social gathering spaces, pickleball & bocce courts, fishing pier with catch and release fishing, and outdoor fitness stations. Add our beautiful outdoor spaces featuring biking/walking trails, picnic/lawn area, greenhouse & garden area and nature stations and you’ve got the makings of someplace very special.

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55+ Community near DC Baltimore MD | The Woodlands of Urbana

The Woodlands of Urbana 55+

Urbana, MD
Homes from the upper $600K.

Introducing The Woodlands of Urbana, a unique opportunity for main-level living in an amenity rich setting where every day is simply extraordinary. Developed by Natelli Communities.

Ideally located in the mid-Atlantic between Washington, DC and Baltimore, life at The Woodlands of Urbana is the perfect blend of serenity and convenience. Nestled amidst mature trees and nature preserves, you’ll be within just moments of Frederick County’s best shopping, dining, and amenities – not to mention the boutiques and entertainment of historic downtown Frederick!

Here, spacious detached homes offer plenty of space and style, plus the privacy you crave for downsizing without compromise. Sizes range from 1,766 sq. ft. up to 4,271 sq. ft. with flex options for anywhere between 2-6 bedrooms. Designs have been updated with a variety of smart features, such as LED lighting, curbless entry owner’s shower, NEST Learning Thermostats, and Wi-Fi-enabled garage doors.

Come discover this resort-style community where meeting up with friends and neighbors will be the highlight of your day!

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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.

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Jubilee Los Lunas

Los Lunas, NM
Prices range from $350K to $500K

Jubilee Los Lunas is New Mexico’s premier, active 55+ gated community located just 20 minutes from downtown Albuquerque. Close to everything, Jubilee invites you to enjoy life as it was meant to be… active, fun and social! You’ll love your beautiful new home in our stunning, gated community… our area’s low cost of living… day after day of sunshine…and so much to do! It all adds up to amazing choices for your exciting new lifestyle at Jubilee Los Lunas!

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Cresswind at PGA Village Verano | 55+ Community in Port St. Lucie FL

PGA Village Verano

Port St. Lucie, FL
Homes from $300K to $500K

PGA Village Verano is a gated, new home community in Port St. Lucie, FL. This neighborhood features nineteen unique floorplans ranging from 2- to 4-Bedrooms and a wide range of personalization options.

PGA Village Verano’s clubhouse, Club Talavera, is the centerpiece of the community. Residents enjoy access to resort-style amenities that include South Florida’s largest, private Pickleball Center featuring 27 courts. The Talavera Fitness Center includes an Indoor Pool with Lap Lanes & Spa; Locker Rooms with Saunas; Cardio Studio; full strength training & cardio center; Tennis, Bocce and Basketball courts; and a resort-style outdoor pool with cabanas and sundeck. As the only master-planned, new home community affiliated with the PGA Golf Club, our residents enjoy golf cart access and special privileges to our award-winning neighbor. The Talavera Social Club is the perfect place to gather, and features Billiards & Card rooms, Lounge, Library, Demonstration Kitchen, Arts & Crafts Studio and Ballroom with Catering Kitchen. Our full-time Lifestyle Director keeps the social calendar full of activities and events.

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Los Reyes – Costa Rica

La Guacima, Alajuela, CRI
Lots from $ 80,000 and homes from $ 275,000

Ciudad-Hacienda Los Reyes is the most comprehensive gated residential community of the Central Valley, Costa Rica’s most important commercial, government, and cultural region.

Just off Route 27, Los Reyes has become one of the most sought-after communities, designed for those looking for a change in lifestyle that allows enjoying a countryside kind of life, with the benefits of a high-end resort.  It has ample roads, manicured gardens, and a large variety of mature trees, which bloom during the summertime offering a beautiful natural showcase.  A large variety of birds add to the sensation of living in the middle of the forest.  It was the Central Valley’s best-kept secret before the construction of route 27 in 2009.

San José, the capital, is a 30-minute drive to the east; the Pacific Coast is 45 minutes to the west.  Juan Santamaría International Airport is only 15 minutes away.  Many of the newest shopping and entertainment centers, office parks, hotels, and health institutions are easily reached.  Los Reyes now boasts a Shopping Center with 15 stores and a major supermarket chain, plus a well-known International School.

Los Reyes Country Club, set within, offers its own sporting and recreational facilities, spread amongst 100 acres.  These comprise a golf course with a driving range, six lighted tennis courts, a fully-equipped clubhouse with restaurants, conference room, swimming pools, dressing rooms, saunas, jacuzzi, gym, playground areas, soccer, and even a picnic area with barbecue shelters in a lush wooded area.

Los Reyes, S.A. the developer, currently offers lots for sale from 300 m2 (3,222 ft2) where it is possible to build the home of your dreams.  Also, ready-built homes from 157 m2 (1,690m2).  Memberships for the Club are also offered at the Sales and Information Center located next to the main entrance.
 

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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.

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

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Montesa Gold Canyon | Arizona Gated Communities | Swimming Pool

Montesa at Gold Canyon

Gold Canyon, AZ

Featuring views of the stunning Superstition Mountains, Montesa at Gold Canyon is the perfect place to stay active, make long-lasting friendships and enjoy the life you deserve. Much more than a place to live, Montesa offers a first-rate style of living, with resort amenities, a stunning natural landscape and premier homes.

Play pickle ball, bocce ball, shuffleboard and water volleyball with your new friends, exercise in our well-equipped fitness center, enjoy a game of billiards, or hit the tennis courts–there are so many ways to stay active. Our performing arts center and ballroom hosts a number of parties, dances, banquets and art classes for you to enjoy. On site professional management and activities staff are dedicated to ensure your satisfaction.

Montesa’s homes combine state-of-the-art design with the finest construction. And now with rooftop party decks there are more ways to take in the beauty of these tranquil surroundings. Fill out the form below to learn more about this exciting place to live.

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Victory at Verrado

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

Nestled in the foothills of Arizona’s White Tank Mountains, Victory at Verrado offers luxurious living amongst the rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert. A short drive outside of Phoenix, Victory at Verrado invites you to join its vibrant and active 55+ community.

Perched high above the desert floor, the Victory Club is the hub of activity at Victory at Verrado. Community happenings, classes, and events make for a packed social calendar. For those focused on fitness, you’ll find a 7,000 square foot gym, a movement studio, lap pool, and yoga lawn. Once you’ve cooled down, unwind at the resort style pools, admire the professional grade art studio, or head to the full-service spa. Spend an afternoon at the Victory Vineyard, where you can take part in wine tastings, guest vintner dinners, wine making classes, and the annual Crush party. Close out your evening at The Vic Bar + Kitchen, a modern farm-to-table dining experience overlooking the desert valley and downtown Phoenix in the distance.

If you’re looking to spend the day on the green, you’ll have your choice of two Championship golf courses designed by Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman. Winding through the White Tank foothills, the courses offer a thrilling challenge and spectacular views.

At Victory at Verrado, there is a home that suits every style and need. The thoughtfully designed, single-level houses range widely in size; you can find a four-bedroom floorplan that allows for frequent visitors, or a two-bedroom duplex, perfect for those who seek the tranquility of their own space. The energy-efficient homes are available in a variety of architectural styles, from Craftsman bungalows to Mission style haciendas, lending each neighborhood a unique charm and character. Additionally, the incorporation of patios and courtyards allows homeowners to enjoy the mountain views and indoor-outdoor living Verrado is known for.

The bustling Main Street, abundance of parks and trails, and thriving community of greater Verrado allows you to enjoy all the charms of a small-town life for all ages, while the adults-only environment at Victory at Verrado allows you to escape and let loose.

Request more information to see what awaits you in the desert oasis of Victory at Verrado.

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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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Low Maintenance Homes Clarksburg MD | Cabin Branch | 55+

The Village at Cabin Branch

Clarksburg, MD
Main Level Villa Homes from the upper $400K

Stanley Martin Homes at Cabin Branch gives you the opportunity to live in a low-maintenance new home in an outstanding location close to everything you already know and love in and around Clarksburg, Maryland. Cabin Branch offers new construction single-family villas tucked off I-270 across from the Clarksburg Premium Outlets. This new neighborhood offers an array of distinctive, new villa home designs with all the modern-day features you will love including open-concept floorplans, main-level living, dedicated work-from-home spaces and outdoor living options; all conveniently located in a prime Montgomery County location.

This new neighborhood offers single-family villas for active adults 55 and older. Our villa homes feature a single story or story and a half home design with the owner’s suite on the main level. Our villas are attached with 2 or more homes in each row. Inside, villas live like a single-family home. At Cabin Branch you will have quick access to dining, shopping and entertainment, as well as the convenience of living close to friends and family in and near Montgomery County, so you can spend more time with those that matter most.

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Fawn Lake | Virginia Retirement Communities | VA Gated Communities

Fawn Lake

Spotsylvania, VA
Homes: 500K - 2.5M Lots: $100K - $1.250M

Fawn Lake – Best Places to Live in Virginia

There are places to live in Virginia, and then there are the best places to live in Virginia. Fawn Lake is the latter. An idyllic lakeside living development nine miles west of historic Fredericksburg, VA, Fawn Lake spans 2,350 acres of lush, rolling hills. It features an Audubon Certified wildlife Sanctuary. And, Fawn Lake’s deepwater marina is available to all residents.

Best Lake Living Community in Virginia

In addition to the laid-back, nature-based lake lifestyle, Fawn Lake provides the security offered in a gated community. An Arnold Palmer designed golf course and a private country club are also perks. Fawn Lake is 288 acres deep with over seven miles of shoreline that runs alongside much of the course. Fawn Lake’s lush canopy of trees complement the distinctive homes and home sites within the gates. Lakefront retreats, golf cottages and wooded estate home sites alike add architectural diversity. There’s a uniqueness here that is unparalleled in surrounding Virgina communities. Fawn Lake’s proximity to culture and excitement found in large cities and small towns also adds substantial value.

More to Love at Fawn Lake

Boating, water-skiing, and fishing are among favorite pastimes in this ideal Virginia community. And, nature-lovers have found a piece of heaven here with more than ten miles of hiking and walking trails. Residents have been known to take a midsummer dip after a long hike at the lake beach. The community pool is also a great choice. Clubs, leagues and groups are abundant at Fawn Lake. So, if you’re the social type, you’re in luck. Additionally, schools, top area hospitals and shopping are all easily accessible. A fitness club is on site, and tennis, boating, kayaking, sailing, and a community clubhouse are available to all residents. Fawn Lake offers a wide variety of custom builders to suit your needs. Home prices range from the high $500s to $2.5 million.

It’s not hard to find the best fit at Fawn Lake.

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Latitude Margaritaville Watersound

Panama City Beach, FL
Homes starting at the Low $300s.

Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is located on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast between Pensacola and Panama City. It is just off of the Scenic Highway 30A corridor that runs along 20 miles of coastline with views of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound offers a unique living environment with access to the Intracoastal Waterway. This area, with its many small coastal towns, is the embodiment of the relaxed, beachy vibe that is at the heart of the Latitude Margaritaville lifestyle. There also are many outdoor recreational activities, ranging from boating and deep-sea fishing to hiking, biking, golfing and more. A full range of lifestyle components is nearby, including an enticing array of dining, shopping, entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities as well as service businesses, medical offices, hospitals and more. The community’s initial phase is anticipated to include approximately 3,500 homes. The master-planned community, inspired by the legendary music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, features four distinct home collections – the Conch Cottage Collection, Caribbean Villas Collection, and the Beach and Island Collections of single-family homes. Floor plans range from 1,204 to 2,568 square feet under air.

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Wild Dunes | Buyers Agents Serving the Charleston SC Area | 55 Plus

Wild Dunes

Charleston, SC
Charleston Area Homes, Condos, and Townhomes $150K - $10M+

We are your Buyers Agents for the Charleston area specializing in beach, golf, downtown and 55 plus active adult communities. We are committed to supporting the 55 Plus community in making key life decisions in the real estate market. We have a passion to help clients who are searching for life solutions to their next stage in life challenges. From historic downtown Charleston to the Flowertown of Summerville to the beach communities such as Kiawah Island, let us help you find your ideal home today.

Wild Dunes

Wild Dunes is an example of one of our oceanfront communities in South Carolina located on Isle of Palms that also has homes, condominiums, and penthouses for sale. Just minutes from downtown Charleston, Wild Dunes is surrounded by beaches and is the ideal location for a retirement or vacation home. Homes and also fully furnished condominiums for sale, ensuring that there is something for every price range.

Amenities include championship golf courses, swimming, tennis, or relax in a salon and spa. The Links Course and Harbor Course at Wild Dunes are two of Charleston most sought after golfing experiences.

To learn more about Wild Dunes and other Charleston area communities visit us at

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Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain | NC Mountain Communities

Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain

Hendersonville, NC
Homes: $549K - $3.5M Lots: $69K - $450K

Grand Highlands, a North Carolina Gated Mountain Community

Grand Highlands is one of the dreamiest mountain communities in North Carolina. The most recent of a long list of awards was Community of the Year by the Asheville Builders Association (ABA). Grand Highlands encompasses 300 acres of woodlands and meadows. It offers panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as proximity to downtown Asheville, Hendersonville, and Lake Lure. Sprawling wooded home sites are among its most coveted features. A spacious, lodge-style clubhouse, private parks, and adjacent nature preserves are also bonuses. All home sites are just below 4,000 feet elevation. And, each has underground utilities.

Life as a Resident

A communal spirit is embraced by residents. Finally able to live on their own terms in such an idyllic place, they come together both in celebration and in peace and solitude. Whether on trails, on Grand Lodge verandas, or at the Community Barn for events, coming together is a way of life at Grand Highlands.

Nearby Hendersonville is a charming mountain town. It provides access to all necessities, along with a vibrant restaurant and shopping scene. Theatre and music venues are also plentiful in Hendersonville. And whatever Hendersonville doesn’t offer, Asheville, just 25 miles away, does.

Grand Highlands home sites are priced from $70,000 to $650,000. Homes range from $475,000 to $3.5 million.

Discover this breathtaking North Carolina mountains community. Grand Highlands is an ideal place to call home.

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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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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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55+ Homes in Odenton MD | Brookfield Residential at Two Rivers

Brookfield Residential at Two Rivers

Odenton, MD
55+ Single-Family Homes from the $600K

What makes this Maryland’s No. 1 selling new home community? It’s the resort life – and the daily invitation to live exactly how you want to live. You’ll make every day amazing when you can choose from so many amenities and activities, both at the shared community clubhouse and the 55+ only clubhouse. Plus, it’s all so close to everything you already know and love.

Brookfield Residential delivers the latest style trends and innovative home design elements you desire most. Floorplans have been designed to maximize your lifestyle, designed for easy single-level living and a low-maintenance lifestyle. Our experienced team will guide you through the personalization process that’s included in every Brookfield Residential home. Our Empower collection of innovative features will enhance each step of your new home experience.

Amenities at Two Rivers include a 15,000-square-foot clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, walking trails, a dog park, community gardens, a pavilion, a pond and a pier.

For more information, call Brookfield Residential at 410.431.3815

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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, 14+ miles of hiking trails, swimming pools, pickleball, tennis, boat rental slips, boat slips and dry storage 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.

Enjoy our Ranch Homes and Villas

Lake Arrowhead’s Portfolio of Ranch Style Homes are selling in three Neighborhoods.
The Woodlands Ranch Style Homes start in the $300’s, Bluffs at Highlands Vista in the High $400’s,
Highlands Vista Ranch Style Homes start in the $500’s and Golf Villas starting in the High $400’s

Reservations have just been released for the New 2022 neighborhoods

Highlands Vista Phase 3 offers long range mountain and golf views.

Waterview townhomes and Marina Parc villas showcase Lake views and are walking distance to the community marina and lakeside park.

And Franklin Elm provides private heavily wooded homesites.

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks

Bluffton, SC
Homes : $264,990 - $397,490

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks is a Bluffton, South Carolina 55+ community offering resort-style living in the scenic Lowcountry. This new active adult community features single-family homes in a picturesque wooded setting along with a variety of recreational amenities and a full calendar of activities.
The clubhouse is the activity hub of the community, where residents will enjoy yoga and Zumba at the fitness center, discover new talents in the arts & crafts room, play billiards with neighbors, lounge by the pool, and perfect dancing skills in the ballroom. K. Hovnanian has taken special care to ensure the ongoing safety of residents by offering socially distanced virtual activities that allow residents to stay healthy and connected. With these precautions, residents can enjoy online social hours, trivia night, pet shows, photo contests, book club, exercise classes, and live concerts from the comfort of home. Outdoor amenities include walking & biking trails, tennis & pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, a dog park, community gardens, fire pits, and screened verandas.

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 sites of Bluffton and Savannah, Georgia.

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New Homes near Austin TX | Headwaters | Farmhouse Homes Natural

Headwaters

Dripping Springs, TX
Homes from $700K - $1.5M+

Whether you’re retiring, working from home, or raising a family, Headwaters in the Hill Country of Texas is a destination to explore.

The HW Central recreational complex is the hub of healthy year-round activities at Headwaters. The community’s Lifestyle Director schedules interest-club meetings and coordinates special events, while neighbors can meet up anytime at The Hub coffee shop. HW Fit is the center’s unique fitness facility that features state-of-the-art cardio and strength-training equipment, plus group workout programs. Just outside is the split-level pool complex with a splash pad for the kids and trailheads for more than eight miles of scenic walking and biking paths.

Headwaters is being developed by industry leader Freehold Communities, which has put its upscale imprint on premier communities from Florida to California. For Headwaters, the company has assembled a roster of award-winning homebuilders like Ashton Woods, David Weekly, Taylor Morrison, and Newmark. The modern farmhouse-inspired residences are open floor plan designs with high ceilings, lots of windows, and large front porches.

In the nearby town of Dripping Springs, Headwaters residents can enjoy evenings in the historic downtown district, as well as convenient professional services, wineries, golf courses, and other lifestyle extras in the immediate area. Just 25 minutes away is the Texas state capitol of Austin with its famous live-music venues, fine-dining restaurants, hi-tech businesses, and all of the cultural amenities supported by the main campus of the University of Texas.

Request more information below about Headwaters and find your next destination on the frontier of luxury lifestyles.

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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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55+ Active Adult Community Bluffton SC Sun City Hilton Head | Find Home

Sun City Hilton Head

Bluffton, SC
New Homes starting from the low $300K

Welcome to Sun City Hilton Head, one of the top rated 55+ active adult communities in the US! Sun City has so much to offer and a perfect location in beautiful Bluffton, SC with its historic Old Town and pristine May River. It is a short 30 minute drive to the famous Hilton Head beaches and Savannah, GA’s bustling river street. Within the gated community is 3 golf courses and several restaurants. Use your golf cart or bicycle to make your way to the numerous amenities including multiple resort-style pools, 3 fitness centers, performing arts theater, community center, sports complex, pickleball courts, tennis courts, bocce, woodshop, leisure trails, dog park, and much more. Sun City has over 100 chartered clubs and special interest groups to help everyone connect with others. This spectacular community offers a variety of home plans from 1,223 square feet to 3,728 square feet. Come see all the possibilities waiting here for you today at Sun City Hilton Head!

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Kingfish Bay

Calabash, NC

Kingfish Bay is resort-style community with a Caribbean flare located in the quaint coastal town of Calabash, NC. The development design meanders through 62 acres of natural waterfront property, creating a tropical-themed, private-gated community consisting of bungalow homes, cottages, courtyard homes, single-family homes, and custom homes.

Set along the banks of the Calabash River, approximately one-third of the property is maintained in its natural state. Relaxed Living comes naturally at Kingfish Bay with resort-style amenities designed to improve residents’ overall quality of life. The private, gated community offers a scenic Waterfront Park on the Calabash River, access to the Oceanfront Clubhouse at nearby Sunset Beach, and a 5,000 square foot Community Center with Resort-style Pool, Spa, Fitness Center and more.

Kingfish Bay is located within walking distance of downtown Calabash, a delightful waterfront destination known as the “Seafood Capital of the World” for it’s numerous casual-dining restaurants and boutique shopping.

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