49% of our readers are also considering retirement in states other than Florida, so here are our picks for the best places to retire outside of the Sunshine State.
Arizona is considered by some to be the birthplace of the retirement community movement as we know it today, and who am I to argue with that.
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Encanterra® is the ultimate in resort living, in a completely private setting. Ideally situated amid the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert in the Southeast valley of Phoenix, Arizona – less than an hour from downtown and Scottsdale – this spectacular resort golf community is the best of both worlds including a 55+ neighborhood within the all-ages community. All Members enjoy the incredible club and unique amenities as well as the private, Tom Lehman-designed championship golf course. New home designs start from the low $200,000’s.
Located in Phoenix’s Northwest Valley and the centerpiece of America’s Best Planned Community, this vibrant resort community enjoys a pristine desert setting, award-winning golf, spectacular resort-style amenities, and easy access to all of your favorite Valley retailers and entertainment. Trilogy® at Vistancia® was named 2015 Best 55+ Community of the Year at the prestigious “Best in American Living” awards, receiving the top-rated Platinum Award.
As the only new golf resort community in the sought-after area of the Valley in several years, Trilogy® at Verde River ™ is one of the finest examples of Shea Homes’ master planned resort communities.
Located directly east of North Scottsdale, Trilogy® at Verde River™ is within easy reach of some of Arizona’s most popular shopping, sports, and tourist destinations, as well as its spectacular natural landmarks, and less than an hour from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Trilogy® at Verde River™ combines thoughtfully designed floorplans with quality construction, energy-saving innovations, and architectural inspiration.
Located just northwest of the historic center of town near the site of the old Wickenburg Inn, Trilogy® is set in the high desert, surrounded by rugged cliffs in a valley anchored by a lush golf course. Extraordinary vistas and star-filled, dark night skies is a signature feature of Trilogy® life. Homeowners enjoy the absolute best combination of Arizona’s climate: warm days and cool nights with overnight temperatures that are 10-20 degrees cooler compared to the Phoenix metro area. Those cool nights and mornings extend your ability to experience the glorious desert climate and the joy of indoor-outdoor living on a truly year-round basis. This extended temperate season also makes Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch the ultimate choice for winter residents who come to enjoy what is often the best weather in the country.
Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch combines thoughtfully designed floor plans with quality construction, energy-saving innovations and architectural inspiration in all of our homes. This exclusive community features a lifestyle that is being designed to exceed your expectations.
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Even in a region that attracts so many for its active lifestyle, mild climate and overall quality of living, Brunswick Forest stands apart as the perfect place for your new home.
It begins with its prime location, just 10 minutes from historic downtown Wilmington, NC, and within 30 minutes of pristine beaches—yet set apart on 4,500 heavily wooded acres containing parks, nature trails and creeks. It includes a wealth of amenities in place for residents to enjoy today, such as 10 pickleball courts, 5 tennis courts, 3 swimming pools (with a 4th to begin construction this year), a town center with over 30 shops, restaurants & medical offices, nearly 100 miles of walking, biking and nature trails, Town Creek river launch for small watercraft, a top-rated golf course and some of the most diverse real estate offerings in eastern North Carolina. From upscale links-side estates to low-maintenance patio homes, this coastal North Carolina community has something for everyone – whether you’re looking to get in on the action or get away from it all.
Homesites are available from the $80k’s and homes from the $300k’s – $800k’s.
The Coves Mountain River Club is a spectacular master-planned and gated community. Vacationing families and active retirees have found Western North Carolina to be ideal for thriving cultural locales, year-round enjoyable climate and a multitude of recreational opportunities. The Coves Mountain River Club offers all of these qualities in a single 3,600 acre gated community, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lenoir and Blowing Rock.
Far from being a resort community or weekend getaway, The Coves is loaded with built-out amenities designed for 365 days of activities and events. Active adults can take advantage of the beautiful natural environment while enjoying a full social calendar of gatherings with other like-minded residents. Walk along gentle mountain paths, challenge yourself with a high-country hike or Kayak 5 miles of the Johns River without ever leaving the community. Spend a morning in the garden and then attend a community barbecue or concert that evening. Rejuvenate yourself in our state of the art fitness center. While away a winter afternoon in our library, or spend lazy summer days on horseback. With such a wide array of homesites to choose from, it’s easy to pick your perfect getaway.
Located just a few miles from Charlotte and renowned Lake Norman, Trilogy® Lake Norman is so close to so much, yet feels like a secluded getaway destination.
With so many ways to relax, be pampered or get active, owners here will be able to enjoy a Club offering world-class resort amenities and service. Inspiring architecture define the Club, which offer a fitness center, terrific dining, special interest clubs such as an art and culinary studio, enriching classes, exciting travel opportunities. This exclusive community also features an extensive trail system weaving throughout the whole community, tennis courts, pickle ball, bocce ball, and sport and game rooms.
Trilogy® Lake Norman combines thoughtfully designed floor plans with quality construction, energy-saving innovations, and architectural inspiration in all of our homes. New Homes start from the high $200’s.
The luxurious home that you’ve always wanted could be waiting for you right here in The Triangle.
Epcon Communities is known for building low-maintenance, single story homes in smart, amenity-rich neighborhoods across the Raleigh market. Epcon homes are designed and built to connect you to the outdoors and your community, while also giving you more free time to do what you love. Home prices start in the $200k’s.
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