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Old 04-05-2015, 04:24 PM
 
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Rothbear the community sounds pretty nice- I am wondering where you found in Delaware?

and the Shadow-- we where is yours? I ask because we have come across a few like that and we would love that- but we have only seen them in Florida, and in North Carolina.
would love to see where else?
Thank ou
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:46 PM
 
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I have visited people who live I some. I just got a feeling like I do when visiting a old folks home. Just didn't like the feeling really.
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Old 04-05-2015, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Dover, DE
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Rothbear the community sounds pretty nice- I am wondering where you found in Delaware?

and the Shadow-- we where is yours? I ask because we have come across a few like that and we would love that- but we have only seen them in Florida, and in North Carolina.
would love to see where else?
Thank ou
Actually where I was describing is the community in South Carolina that we currently live (and will be leaving on Thursday) called Sun City Carolina Lakes. It is a nice community but we want to be closer to our daughter who livees in CT.

We are moving to Nobles Pond in Dover, DE, another 55+ community. It is much smaller than this one but so far we really like it.

There are 55+ comunities all over the US. Just go to Active Adult Communities & 55+ Retirement Communities | 55 Places and search in the state you are interested.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:07 AM
 
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I think the difference is that nowadays the "little kids" are mostly not well behaved. I know I was taught not to run indoors, and I would never think of yelling or screaming in a store yet today that seems the norm- unfortuneately. I was in a store where a kid litterally was screaming like his leg was being cut off for a half hour! The mom said NOTHING to him at all! I couldn't help myself, so I said "I have a really bad headache and I'm sure others do now too from your child screaming all this time, Why not leave him with a babysitter next time if he cannot behave properly in a public place!" I had a friend years ago who let her kid misbehave, she would just tell her not to do it, but never follow thru with any punishment. That child soon learned no matter what the mom said it wouldn't get in trouble and the bad behaviour escalated until the kid ended up kicking the mom in the face busting her teeth! I have had my fill of brats and prefer peace and quiet in my older age.
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:27 PM
 
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I think the difference is that nowadays the "little kids" are mostly not well behaved. I know I was taught not to run indoors, and I would never think of yelling or screaming in a store yet today that seems the norm- unfortunately.
Isn't that the truth? Last week in church, someone had their child in the sanctuary for the service and the child started in with this shrill scream. After the first ear-piercing shriek, we thought they'd remove the child to another spot.

No such luck. That screaming went on for 20 minutes. Even the minister (who really does have the patience of Job) became visibly annoyed, as he tried in vain to speak above the din.

I don't know what's wrong with parents, but I do know that I no longer enjoy being around little kids.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Hayden
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Many 55+ communities are populated almost entirely by folks 75 y.o. and older. If it's boomer neighbors you're seeking, make sure the community has demographics to your liking.

DH and I are in our mid-60s and checked out a couple of retirement communities we were interested in by doing short-term (vacation) rentals. Within a few days, we knew we'd be miserable because almost everyone was so much older than us.
I'm 61. It's a difficult age. The family people completely ignore you but you're not really old enough to be 'old'.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:30 AM
 
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I'm 61. It's a difficult age. The family people completely ignore you but you're not really old enough to be 'old'.
I returned to this thread to re-read the comments. We're getting closer to retirement now and I'm still weighing the pros and cons of a move into the 55+ community in Williamsburg.

It's a tough decision, but this thread has been a huge help.

As to the comment above, that's so true. Late 50s/early 60s IS a tough age for the very reasons that LS35 mentioned.
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Thanks for bringing the thread back to life!

Years ago, when I joined City-Data (2008), it was to research different area and possibly buy a 2nd home in a community where we could eventually morph into.

Well, things changed and that did not pan out but I would definitely look for a 55 plus - my main thing is for the social activities. My husband and I have always worked so hard and so many hours, those kinds of things went on the back burner.

This has been a very helpful thread. We love where we live now but as younger families move in, will we feel like we have to leave? Not sure. One of our new neighbors is older than we are (grown children) and just bought a home on our street.

Always wanted to visit Williamsburg and the one community mentioned near Fort Mill sounds interesting too.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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Default Colonial Heritage, Williamsburg, VA community

Can someone who lives at Colonial Heritage give me your thoughts on the community. As you can see, I am from NY (Long Island). What is the mix of people living there (mostly VA transplants...or a variety of states)? Okay I'll ask it: how would someone with progressive views fit in?

How extensive is the neighbor to neighbor program? What if you get to an age or stage where you can't drive anymore versus a short term help during a rehab? Is there any assistance for those who can't drive any more?

Does the HOA cover lawn maintenance and snow removal?

I know these are varied topics to ask. My daughter in law lives in Hampton (and the rest of the kids are in AZ and CO). At some point, it may be desirable to relocate nearby one of them (and Phoenix/Scottsdale is too hot and CO too cold and too much snow).

What is the quality of the health care.....the hospitals and availability of doctors (primary care and good specialists)?

Thank you for any information and insight.
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