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Austin, TX    Safe, bohemian and lively, Austin boasts a bounty of great restaurants, fun festivals, museums, art events, football games, an OLLI and much more. It is a great retirement spot!

Heritage at Vizcaya: New 55+ Homes Outside of Austin, TX    Round Rock is a nice Austin suburb and the site of the new 55+ single family home community of Heritage at Vizcaya. Amenities include a swimming pool, nature trails and a bark park.

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Bonita Springs, FL   Sandwiched between Fort Myers and tony Naples on Florida's southwestern coast, Bonita Springs boasts tree-lined lanes and caters to retirees.

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Valencia Bonita: 55+ Homes in a Resort Ambiance in Bonita Springs, FL   

Bonita Springs is the setting for Valencia Bonita, a new, gated 55+ single family home and town home community. Building by GL Homes began earlier this year (2017).

The Pros and Cons of a Waterfront Retirement   

Many people want to live by the water when they retire. A waterfront retirement has many upsides, but it has a few drawbacks, too. Here are the pros and cons of living next to a lake, river or sea.

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Lexington, KY  

Kentucky's second largest city is in the heart of the state's lush Bluegrass Region and started in 1775. It is known as the "Horse Capital of the World" and is a healthy, growing metropolis.

Trent Village: Affordable 55+ Living in Lexington, KY  

Trent Village is a comfortable a 55+ apartment community in Lexington, Kentucky and places an emphasis on affordable living. It is one of several older adult apartment developements owned by Episcopal Retirement Services.

Dundee, OR  

In the fertile countryside of northwestern Oregon's Willamette Valley, Dundee is about 30 miles from Portland. It started out in the 1880s and today is known for its wine and food.

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Eureka Springs, AR  

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs is a Victorian village, an artists' retreat and a fun tourist destination all rolled into one. Is it a great place to retire?

Holiday Island: A Pretty Lakeside Community in Eureka Springs, AR   

Just outside of Eureka Springs in northwestern Arkansas, Holiday Island is a planned community on the shores of Table Rock Lake. This is a vacation destination but has a sizeable pre-retiree and retiree population.

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Deerfield Beach, FL  

Deerfield Beach is situated along the southeastern Florida coast, about 15 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, and started out as an agricultural community. It was named Deerfield for the deer grazing in the fields and remained a farming hub until the 1940s when it changed its name to Deerfield Beach in an effort to attract tourists.

Century Village East: Affordable 55+ Homes in Deerfield Beach, FL   

A low key, low maintenance 55+ community, Century Village boasts a golf course, a huge clubhouse and a bounty of other amenities.

Callawassie Island, SC  

A secluded barrier island off the South Carolina coast, Callawassie Island is surrounded by salt marshes. No town is here, but a planned waterfront community also called Callawassie Island has 700+ homes, golf courses, shrimping docks and more.

Idaho Falls, ID  

Quiet, welcoming Idaho Falls often lands on "best places to live" lists. It sits along the Snake River in eastern Idaho and began to grow as an agricultural center once the railroad arrived in the late 1800s. Outdoor recreation beckons at every turn.

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Peachtree City, GA   

Well planned from the beginning, Peachtree City boasts lovely homes, wooded surroundings and golf cart transporation. The rich menu of amenities includes lakes, golf courses, tennis courts, nature areas and much more. It is a great retirement spot!

Cresswind: Brand New 55+ Homes in Peachtree City, GA   

Cresswind is an attactive new 55+ single family home community in Peachtree City. It spreads across 400 rolling acres and will soon boast a swimming pool, tennis courts, an outdoor grilling area and more.

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Tequesta, FL  

This beautiful, balmy incorporated village spreads across 2.2 square miles of mainland and island. Burrowed between two waterways, Tequesta is part of the Jupiter Inlet on the southeastern Florida coast.

Tequesta Gardens: Casual 55+ Homes in Tequesta, FL   

Situated in lovely Tequesta, Florida on the southeastern Florida coast, Tequesta Gardens is a 55+ condominium community. It was built in the 1970s and has nearly 250 units in 12 separate buildings with two stories each.

Seabrook, TX  

Along Galveston Bay just southeast of Houston in southeastern Texas, Seabrook was started by Seabrook W. Sydor in 1895. His Houston company developed the land in 1903 and attracted a fishing industry that remains today.

Chesapeake Bay: Luxury 55+ Living in Seabrook, TX   

Seabrook sits along Galveston Bay in southern Texas and is the site of Chesapeake Bay, a new 55+ luxury apartment community. Building has just begun, making Chesapeake Bay Seabrook's first and only age restricted development.

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Fort Collins, CO  

At the base of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is a lively college town with a relaxed way of life. Is it a great place to retire?

Sunflower: A Low Maintenance 55+ Community in Fort Collins, CO   

In north central Colorado, Sunflower is a nice 55+ modular home community with a clubhouse. Construction began in the early-2000s and is just about finished.

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Alva, FL  

Originally platted in the 1800s, easygoing Alva straddles the Caloosahatchee River and is at the western edge of the Okeechobee Waterway in southwestern Florida. Less than an hour from Fort Myers and Cape Coral, the town stretches over 18 square miles and has fought to retain its rural character in the face of encroaching development from the west.

Cascades at River Hall: A Peaceful 55+ Community in Alva, FL   

Alva is the site of Cascades at River Hall, a gated 55+ single family home community. It is part of the larger master planned development of River Hall and was started in the mid-2000s. This is a peaceful development, and many homes have pond or lake views.

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Ocean Isles Beach, NC  

On the southern North Carolina coast, the small, casual seaside village of Ocean Isle Beach sits on a barrier island about 10 miles from the South Carolina border. Not much was here until the late-1950s when a developer bought the island and incorporated it into a town.

Ocean Ridge Plantation: A Secluded Golf Community in Ocean Isle Beach, NC   

On the southern North Carolina coast, Ocean Isle Beach sits on a barrier island. It is here, in this tranquil location, that beautiful, secluded Ocean Ridge Plantation started out in 1990. It has five golf courses and a private beach club.

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