Colonial Heritage named one of 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the US by Where To Retire Magazine

Where to Retire magazine reveals “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States” in the national, bi-monthly magazine’s July/August issue, which hits newsstands on June 21, 2013. The list includes Colonial Heritage, a 55+ active adult -planned community located in Williamsburg, Virginia.Where to Retire magazine reveals “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States” in the national, bi-monthly magazine’s July/August issue, which hits newsstands on June 21, 2013. The list includes Colonial Heritage, a 55+ active adult -planned community located in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The country’s 50 best master-planned communities selected by Where to Retire magazine highlight a resurgent era in active-adult and master-planned living – in demand now more than ever, with the boost in the economy and the continuing coming of age of baby boomers. The list is the only one of its kind, focusing on communities rather than locales and featuring first person testimonials by current residents..

“Time and again, the retirees interviewed for this story told us their neighborhoods give them opportunities to try different activities, connect with like-minded people and in the process, build brand-new lifestyles,” Northridge says. “For these retirees, their communities provide much more than comfortable, attractive housing; they also serve as a catalyst for residents to reinvent themselves.”

Nearly a year ago, Where to Retire editors began gathering and evaluating information on more than 100 communities across the nation.

Clubhouse rear viewThe selection contains communities in 17 states, including places beyond traditional retirement havens. The choice of neighborhoods runs the gamut in price, from those featuring manufactured homes starting in the $ 80,000s to developments where site-built, single-family homes begin in the mid-$ 400,000s. Just over half the developments are active-adult communities, where residents must meet minimum age requirements. The communities are not ranked, but rather profiled in alphabetical order by state. Also included are a two-page chart gives a snapshot of all 50 choices and a guide to their amenities.

This July/August issue marks the eighth biennial honor roll of America’s best master-planned communities compiled by Where to Retire. The magazine, launched in 1992, is published six times each year. Every issue profiles top retirement towns, both undiscovered and well-known, and master-planned communities that cater to retirees. Where to Retire can be found on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is $18. For a magazine subscription or to purchase a back issue, visit WhereToRetire.com.

The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States

The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.

Arizona

Dolce Vita at Superstition Mountain

Sun City Festival by Del Webb

Robson Ranch Arizona Resort Community

Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch by Del Webb

CantaMia by Vitalia

Quail Creek Resort Community

SaddleBrooke Ranch Resort Community

Trilogy at Vistancia

Talking Rock Ranch

Arkansas

Forest Lakes Garden Homes

California

Sun City Shadow Hills by Del Webb

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes

Colorado

Heritage Todd Creek

Delaware

Heritage Shores

Florida

Town of Harmony

Terra Vista at the Villages of Citrus Hills

Lakewood Ranch

Lakes of Mount Dora

On Top of the World Communities

Stone Creek by Del Webb

Solivita by Vitalia

Valencia Lakes

Georgia

Soleil Laurel Canyon

Riverwood Plantation

Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Sun City Peachtree by Del Webb

The Georgia Club

Louisiana

Sugar Mill Pond

North Carolina

Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club

Jefferson Landing

Brunswick Forest

Carolina Colours

St. James Plantation

Anderson Creek Club

River Landing

Oregon

NorthWest Crossing

Pennsylvania

Penn National Golf Course Community

Traditions of America at Silver Spring

South Carolina

Woodside Plantation

Daniel Island Real Estate

Lakeside Crossing

Seasons at Prince Creek West

Tennessee

Black Creek Mountain

Fairfield Glade

Westhaven

Texas

Robson Ranch Texas Resort Community

Comanche Trace

Utah

Daybreak

Virginia

Colonial Heritage

Wyoming

The Powder Horn Golf Community

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