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Venture Out Home Owner Stories

Homeowner Stories Spring 2019


In the Ideal Living Spring 2019 issue, we included postcards from homeowners in the Travel Guide from various locations so you can get an idea of what it is like to live there. Below you can link to the full stories from the homeowners who shared their lives and experiences with our readers. We hope you will enjoy their tales of finding their ideal lives.

2019 Travel Guide: Eastern Heartland

Southern Highlands

Rock Barn is not a community.., it’s a family. We’ve been here 12 years and it just seems like yesterday that we retired. We have new people who come and re-energize the community and make it so vibrant. I always say that Rock Barn is the place where FUN is always shining. Click here to read the entire story.

Mary Ann and Bill Knox, Rock Barn, Conover, NC

Coastal Carolinas

We bought here three years ago in August. We started off working and traveling to the Bluffs on the weekends. Then we decided the wanted to live this life all the time. We didn’t know how we would adjust to retirement. We haven’t gotten bored once. We have never known as many people as we do here. Click here to read the entire story.

The Clodfelters, The Bluffs on the Cape Fear, Wilmington, NC



Retirement Living | Riding on a Sailboat | Retirement Activities“It’s like being in a resort at Medley at Southshore. The homeowners association does their best to keep us occupied with all kinds of activities on the calendar. It’s an active adult community that will have a 5-acre lagoon. This was a leap of faith for us. We knew this is where we wanted to live and that this was meant to be. Click here to read the entire story.

Earle Copes, Lennar Medley at Southshore, Tampa, Florida


fishing on the beach

The Lowcountry

Wait until a place speaks to you… I know the moment it happened for me and we have never regretted our move and never looked back. We lived in New Jersey about 30 minutes outside of Manhattan, and we went to an Ideal-LIVING Real Estate Show when we started looking. Click here to read the entire story.

Janet and Bob Gould, Callawassie Island, SC


West of the Mississippi

Bill and I bought at Glacier Club in 2010 for the summers. There is so mach to do there in the summer – we go hiking, and bicycling. We fish, swim, kayak and go horseback riding. Bill and I hike, play pickle ball and golf. The list goes on… Glacier is not only a community with amenities, it’s all about the people. Our life is very social. Click here to read the entire story.

Bill and Marina Siepiela, The Glacier Club, Durango, CO

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