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Lakeside Landings Model Home Tour: The Flamingo

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Lakeside Landings currently has 10 floorplans to choose from ranging in size from about 1,300 sq. ft. living area to more than 2,500 sq. ft. living area. Prices currently start in the low $200k’s. One of my favorite floorplans there is called The Flamingo. The Flamingo is part of Lakeside Landings “Preferred Series” floorplans. It […]

Kings Point Explores The Dark Side of Retirement Life

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Last month I watched an HBO Documentary called Kings Point. The film follows the lives of several residents of a 55+ retirement community in Delray Beach, FL called Kings Point. The main topics explored are love, loss and self-preservation. Here’s the trailer: Though most people I’ve discussed the movie with called it “depressing”, and fair […]

Top-Selling Florida Communities of 2014

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John Burns Real Estate Consulting just released their annual list of the Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2014. This year, nine Florida communities made the list. Florida ranks third behind Texas and California for number of communities on the list. Texas placed a remarkable 20 communities on the list while California had 10. Keep in mind […]

The Villages vs. Tradition

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Tradition is a Master-Planned community on the east coast of Florida and though it is not as big as The Villages, it will be one of the biggest in the state. While it’s not exclusively an active adult community, there are active adult sections within it like Town Park at Tradition being developed by Minto […]

The Villages vs. On Top of the World

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Some people describe On Top of the World in Ocala as a miniature version of The Villages, and that’s a fairly good description. “The Villages Light” if you wish. Frankly, The Villages is too big and too crowded for a lot of people, and smaller communities like On Top of the World that offer the […]

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

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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 […]

The Villages vs. the Villages of Citrus Hills

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We thought it’d be fun to pit The Villages against a number of nearby competitors to see who comes out on top. Of course only you can pick the actual winner and that’s going to be based on what you are looking for in a community. Today The Villages is going up against the Villages […]

Bicycle Friendly Communities in Florida

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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

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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

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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 […]