Coming in our January-February 2014 issue
With one of the country's largest harbors and a wealth of waterfront fun, Punta Gorda, FL, draws active retirees in search of a close-knit community. Rent a bicycle and navigate the 2.4-mile Harborwalk's shops, restaurants and parks... The Verde Valley region in north-central Arizona is home to popular Sedona and "hot spots" believed to channel the earth's energy. Come for the stunning red-rock canyons, stay for the thriving arts and winemaking culture... In Eufaula, AL, outdoor recreation runs the gamut from bird-watching on park trails to boating on the Walter F. George Lake. Fishermen delight in the Bass Capital of the World, while the Eufaula Pilgrimage, a town tradition, lures historic-home lovers in spring... Branson, MO, takes pride in its heartland values and family-friendly fun, like the collection of theaters and attractions along Route 76 known as The Strip. Tee off on a first-class golf course, cast a line in a mountain stream or just admire Ozark mountain vistas.
8 Low-Tax Cities
When cutting costs, check your tax bill first: Americans spent more on taxes in 2012 than on food, clothing and shelter combined. Then check out our list of eight desirable destinations with below-average tax burdens for retirees, including historic Charleston, SC, and Montana's Flathead Valley.
Top Trends from Lifestyle Directors
Many retirees these days want more from their active-adult community than just golfing and Zumba, and developments increasingly offer a vibrant social calendar to keep boomers busy. We talk to activity directors across the country, who point out the latest trends in classes, hobbies and social groups.
Buying or building a home always is a major undertaking; buying or building a home in a master-planned community, even more so. Our step-by-step guide to purchasing in a development offers tips, tricks and cautionary tales for those taking the plunge.
Best Neighborhood: Heritage Todd Creek in Thornton, CO
From miles of jogging and biking trails to an Arthur Hills championship golf course and an award-winning, 33,000-square-foot clubhouse packed with clubs and programs, Heritage Todd Creek serves up activities for every lifestyle. Nestled in the prairies of north-central Colorado, the community is just 12 miles from Denver.
And Much, Much More!