March 24, 2020

Retiring for the Active Adult: Where to Retire to When You Still Have Plenty to Do

Filed under: Active Adult,Retirement Planning — Tags: , — seniorlivingguide @ 9:28 am

Courtesy of Anita Ginsburg

active adult retirement options

For many seniors, retirement isn’t a time to sit back and relax—it’s an opportunity to start finally living how they truly want. Whether you love to bike, swim or unwind with a game of golf, there are plenty of active and scenic states that are ideal for anyone who is ready to dive headfirst into their golden years.

Florida

Florida may be the most obvious choice, but there are good reasons why Florida is so popular among retirees. Florida boasts beautiful weather, idyllic beaches and breathtaking coastlines along with plenty of affordable retirement villages. Go kayaking, snorkel, and take in incredible views as you navigate winding lighthouse trails. The Sunshine State knows how to give its residents the ultimate mix of relaxation and adventure.

Hawaii

Every island has its own personality in Hawaii. You’ll be able to take a vacation without getting far from home as you make your way across the island, uncovering their hidden gems and finding new favorite destinations. From unbelievable views to tropical weather year-round, Hawaii is always a good idea. There are also plenty of opportunities to hike, take photos, swim, snorkel and connect with nature on one of America’s most well-preserved natural beauties.

Colorado

If you prefer the mountains to the beach, then consider Colorado as your retirement destination. From the active nightlife in Denver to more quaint and rural towns, Colorado invites anyone who loves to climb, hunt, fish, or raft to enjoy its beautiful landscapes. A major plus of this state is its connection to major interstates that make for phenomenal road trips.

Washington

Washington state is filled with beautiful forests and boasts a gorgeous coastline. There are plenty of towns perfect for retirees in the state, including Gig Harbor, which was voted the fourth best place to retire in America by Smart Asset. From amazing, unobstructed views of nature to plenty of outdoor activities and recreation centers, Washington could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Look for Activities

Maybe you don’t care so much about traveling or scenic views. Instead, think about what you truly love to do and move somewhere that allows you to do that as much as possible. If you love golfing, look for golf front homes. If you’re excited to finally have time to focus on cycling, move somewhere with good trails.  If you want to volunteer your time to a good cause, look for charities you’re interested and supporting. You can even join an organization like the Peace Corps

You’ve spent years waiting for this moment, and choosing the place you’ll likely spend the rest of your life is no small feat. If you can, plan a vacation to the state that appeals to you the most so you can check out houses or retirement communities in person. Work with a financial advisor so you can make the best choice for your future and all the adventure it holds.

Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.

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September 27, 2018

Introducing Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head!

Dynamic new community brings a fun, “no worries” vibe to Lowcountry Living – Plan your visit now by visiting our listing on SeniorLivingGuide.com!

This summer’s grand opening of LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE Hilton Head’s nine Latitude Margaritaville Hilton HeadMargaritaville-inspired model homes drew more than 2,500 aspiring homeowners for a first look at the vibrant new community’s colorful single-family and villa homes. Visitors also toured the Lake Latitude Club that features resort-style pool, beach area, fitness center and party room.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head is located in Hardeeville, South Carolina — the scenic gateway to Hilton Head Island. This dynamic new community for those 55-and-better who are “growing older…but not up” combines South Carolina’s charm and hospitality with Latitude Margaritaville’s “no worries” tropical vibe to deliver a whole new element to Lowcountry living. Sales have begun in the community’s Phase 1 that includes 203 home sites. Plans call for a total of 3,000 homes.

Latitude Margaritaville is a totally new lifestyle concept by master developer Minto Communities and global lifestyle brand Margaritaville Holdings that is redefining active adult living. Latitude Margaritaville presents the lifestyle of fun, food and music portrayed in the songs of legendary singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett.

LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE Hilton Head is the second of the communities to be Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Headintroduced. The first location in Daytona Beach, Florida was ranked the nation’s most popular active adult community of 2018 by 55Places.com. Additional LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE locations are planned for some of the nation’s most popular destinations, including Watersound, Florida in the Florida Panhandle.

LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE Hilton Head includes walkable neighborhoods, golf-cart friendly streets and a lively Town Center, currently under construction and slated to open in 2019. Music will play an important part in the community with residents enjoying live entertainment under the bandshell and dancing in the Latitude Town Square.

Resort level amenities will include a state-of-the-art Fins Up! Fitness Center with aerobics studio, indoor lap pool, spa, group fitness classes, wellness and community programs and more. Additional amenities include a Paradise Pool with beach entry, cabanas and tiki huts; tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts; Workin’ N’ Playin’ Center for arts, crafts and other programs, and a Coconut Telegraph Business Center. Residents can relax at a Latitude Bar & Chill Restaurant, Changes in Attitude poolside bar and Last Mango Theater for dances and banquets.

For golf cart tune-ups there will be The Hanger workshop, and pets will be pampered at the Barkaritaville Pet Spa and Dog Park. In addition to the many in-community Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Headamenities, an adjoining 290,000-square-foot golf cart-accessible neighborhood retail center is being developed in partnership with Sutton Properties, Inc.

A wide range of home designs and floor plans are offered. LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE Hilton Head model homes are from three distinct villa and single-family home collections – the Caribbean, Beach and Island. Four villa home models include the Antigua, Barbuda, Jamaica and Nevis, ranging from 1,503 to 1,862 square feet under air. Additional villa floor plans include the Caicos and Lucia. All have two bedrooms, den or hobby room, two baths, covered lanai with option to add a pool, and two-car garage. Villa pricing starts at $243,990.

Five single-family home models include the Coconut, Parrot, Breeze, Aruba and Trinidad.  Additional single-family home floor plans are available, and include the Hammock, Cabana, Bimini and St. Bart. Single-family homes range from 1,684 to 2,564 square feet under air and feature two to three bedrooms plus den, two to three-car garages, two to three-and-a-half baths and a covered lanai with option to add a pool. Pricing for single-family homes starts at $293,990.

The LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE sales center is located at 356 Latitude Boulevard, Hardeeville, South Carolina. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, call 844-388-6777 or visit www.LatitudeMargaritaville.com.

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