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Will Your Retirement Be Solar-Powered?

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Stretching every dollar and making sure their money lasts are top priorities for most Boomers retiring to Florida. But one thing some people forget to account for is what their spending on energy costs might be. For sure, it can vary from house to house depending on size, location, construction materials used and so on. […]

Three Unique Experiences Courtesy of Florida’s Nature Coast

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For nature loving Boomers, Florida’s Nature Coast region is just a natural fit for retirement. The places to explore and things to do are nearly endless, but some experiences are more unique than others. Below we’ve shared information on three of these experiences, from articles we’ve produced over the last few months for one of […]

Location is King at Sun City Center

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If there’s one thing the residents of the popular community Sun City Center believe in, its the tried and true real estate axiom of “location location location”. Sun City Center is surrounded by five popular Florida cities known for their arts, culture, restaurants, shopping, and beautiful scenery: Tampa, Sarasota, St. Pete, Clearwater and Bradenton. Let’s […]

Cape Coral and Port Charlotte Make Forbes Best Places to Retire List

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Each year, Forbes comes out with a list of Best Places to retire in the U.S. This year, two Florida cities made the Forbes list, Cape Coral and Port Charlotte. Cape Coral Cape Coral, on the Gulf of Mexico, was founded in 1957 as a master-planned community and currently has a population around 160,000 people. […]

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 […]