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Top-Selling Florida Communities of 2014


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


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


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


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

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 […]