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Old 05-22-2008, 06:23 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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I did a double take when i saw this post for "retirement villages". The term is more of an Australian, New Zealand, and British idea. In practice they seem to be a type of CCRC - Continuing Care Retirement Community - a place that combines independent living, assisted living, and a nursing home. In New Zealand in particular there appear to be retirement villages in each NZ state. They differ in type and are tightly regulated. It appears that people generally buy into these "villages" and thereafter have certain clearly identified rights and privileges.
This made me think of that BBC show "Waiting for God"
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Some of you may be interested in the new book "Leisureville" by Andrew Blechner. It's largely about the Villages and I saw it reviewed favorably in (I think) the New Yorker.
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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Default Peachtree City, GA

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Normie, you have been discussing/researched 3 of the biggest and most popular active adult communities - The Villages, Hot Springs Village, Peachtree City. quote]

If you're talking about Peachtree City, Georgia, it's not a retirement village, but a small planned community of people of all ages where lots of folks ride around in golf carts. There are many, many airline people there, as it is reasonably close to the airport. Friendly, safe and pretty. Not especially inexpensive, though.
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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Some of you may be interested in the new book "Leisureville" by Andrew Blechner. It's largely about the Villages and I saw it reviewed favorably in (I think) the New Yorker.
I read an excerpt of this book and it sounds very interesting. The writer is a man in his 30's who was upset because his dear retirement age friends had moved to the Villages. He went to visit them in FL and wrote the book.

I read on-line about a 2006 epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases being rampant at the Villages at that time (even among 80 year olds). So it must be quite "social" there! They do have a monthly Community Development District fee of about $150, plus the HOA fee ~$130 based on a $250,000 home. But it seems there is lots to do there and a good time for all. There is also a forum "Talk of the Villages" that you can log onto and read people's comments and concerns.

Just make sure wherever you go there is a dog park. It seems many people in retirement communities walk their dogs (even on the golf course at night) and don't always pooper-scoop. The park helps keep the rest of the area clean.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:47 PM
 
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Default Living at Lake Hickory, NC and Lovin it!

Our search took us to our utopia on Lake Hickory, North Carolina. We are about an hour northwest of Charlotte. Year round constant water level, sandy bottom, no traffic, great schools, lots of golf, and all of the stores, malls, restaurants are less than 15 minutes away. And about half the price of Lake Lure, Lake James, or Lake Norman. We found [URLMod cutwebsite to be very help in looking at Anchors Landing and Plantation Pointe on Lake Hickory. Good Luck in your search!

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Old 10-07-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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I had to comment on normie's post about lots of single women in retirement villages.

A friend of mine ( male, single) moved permanently to South Texas ( he was a snowbird for years)

I teased him that there probably are a lot of rich widows there.

He replied, "Yup, but they only want to spend your money, not theirs"
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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Default Great spots in New England

Our family has had great luck at Piper Shores in Scarborough, Maine. My aunt is there and loves it. Their website is Piper Shores: A Lifecare Retirement Community in Coastal Maine. Another place she looked at was Pomperaug Woods in CT (Pomperaug Woods, a lifecare retirement community located in Southbury Connecticut), but she wanted to be nearer her sister in Maine. Both places are lifecare facilities which is a great relief for her and for us - we know she will always be taken care of. Hope this helps!
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:14 PM
 
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Dahlonega's way north--up in the mountains. We like it, the people here are great. But to tell you the truth we may be moving again next year. We live in a unique house and someone is interested in buying it. And I discovered I miss my cookie cutter house. Unique architecture isn't as thrilling as I thought it would be. Meanwhile, my girlfriend moved to South Carolina. I helped her buy her house and in the process fell in love with Greenville and a little town called Clemson. So... things may be changing. We'll see.
Norma I am very familiar with the Greenville area...and Clemson. You will really enjoy the area. Highlands, N. C. You wil get to know as a delightful town too. My husband was at Clemson and I a student at Anderson hospital. When you are near a university, I feel your "safe " to aquire an intelligent atmospher.
We are going to the Villages from Tx. Since my hisband's sister has been there for 5 yrs. it's the season of our life to bring the 7siblings closer together. I'll be coming back to east Tx....hopefully ..Lord willing. Happy living....
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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Norma I am very familiar with the Greenville area...and Clemson. You will really enjoy the area. Highlands, N. C. You wil get to know as a delightful town too. My husband was at Clemson and I a student at Anderson hospital. When you are near a university, I feel your "safe " to aquire an intelligent atmospher.
We are going to the Villages from Tx. Since my hisband's sister has been there for 5 yrs. it's the season of our life to bring the 7siblings closer together. I'll be coming back to east Tx....hopefully ..Lord willing. Happy living....
Ruth you need to check the dates of Normie's (not Norma) posts. This thread was started five and a half years ago and he posting about ending up in Georgia in 2008.
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