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Where Will the Next Florida Mega-Retirement Community Be Built?

Seaside Food Trucks

Florida’s most popular retirement community, The Villages, is nearing completion and the developers have said they aren’t planning to build another community like it anywhere else. But that’s not going to stop someone else from trying. The St. Joe Company is one of Florida’s largest landowners, and they are planning a community in Florida’s Panhandle […]

Bicycle Friendly Communities in Florida

Bicycle Friendly Florida Communities

Every year, The League of American Bicyclists reviews a large number of applications and publishes their list of Bicycle Friendly Communities, Businesses, and Universities. This year, Florida has 15 communities that made the list with 4 communities receiving the Silver Award and 11 receiving the Bronze Award. In order to be considered for one of […]

Why Tony Robbins Moved to Florida


I’m a huge fan of peak-performance coach Tony Robbins’ work and though I haven’t made it to one of his live events yet, I’m hoping that changes soon now that he is based in Florida and seems to be holding events here more regularly. In his new book,

The Villages vs. Sun City Center


Today let’s take a head-to-head look at two of the biggest 55+ communities in Florida, The Villages and Sun City Center. History Sun City Center on the West Coast of Florida near Sarasota has actually been around longer than The Villages. Del Webb began Sun City Center in 1961, about a decade before Orange Blossom […]

Lakeside Landings Photo Tour


Looking for a community with many of the conveniences of The Villages thats…well…not The Villages? Then check out Lakeside Landings right next door. Wait, what? Ryan, what are you doing starting off a photo tour with a picture of a map? Well dear reader (that’s you) this just so happens to be one of my […]

10 Highest (And Lowest) Priced Florida Real Estate Markets

Florida Real Estate Prices

If you’ve been thinking about retiring to Florida, you might be curious as to which part of the state to start your search for a new home. Florida is a big state with plenty of options, but each of those options comes at a different price. In order to focus your search efforts right from […]

Amenities Galore at On Top of the World


One of my favorite things about the On Top of the World community in Ocala, FL is the sheer number of amenities available to residents. How could you ever get bored here? Let’s take a closer look at some of my favorites… Master the Possibilities is On Top of the World’s lifelong learning program that […]

Watersound Origins Area Photo Tour


Watersound Origins is located in Northwest Florida, just 3 miles from the famed 30-A corridor. This area is what many agree to be the most scenic part of Florida with white sand beaches and some of nature’s most inspiring woodlands. Stunning sugar-white sandy beaches and brilliant crystal-clear emerald waters await residents and guests at Watersound […]

Plantation Bay Model Homes Tour


Today we take a look inside two popular home styles in Plantation Bay located in Ormond Beach, The Amelia and The Cameron. Don’t let the Amelia’s narrow front profile fool you. This 2,090 sq. ft. modestly priced, free flowing floorplan provides ample space for empty nesters who need room for visitors. In the middle of […]

Magnolia House at Trilogy Orlando


Designed to exceed even your highest expectations, Magnolia House at Trilogy Orlando is a 57,000+ square foot resort club featuring all the latest in dining, fitness, relaxation, and social connectivity. The Indoor/Outdoor Lap Pool has plenty of space for active exercise or relaxation and a protected area for year-round swimming. There’s also a Resort Pool […]