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Old 05-21-2015, 07:11 AM
 
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Do they take into consideration they type of people that are at these communities when making the list? Are their cliques, gossipy groups, friendly people, egotistical types? Believe that is important when looking for a community...the people and that you can only judge by visiting and making your own judgements.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Can't resist picking on you, but only half the people are looking for better than average; that's how averaging works.
But there isn't a single property in the entire Pan Handle of FL (Tallahassee, Panama City Beach, Destin, Pensacola and a host of smaller destinations) listed. I doubt there are none that meet their high standards. They seem to have good info on the properties listed in their sparse collection though.
So where are the listings for the slightly-below-average places? I'd be willing to take a look at them, and judge for myself.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:58 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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So where are the listings for the slightly-below-average places? I'd be willing to take a look at them, and judge for myself.
I have been using Zillow and CL to find listings of individual properties and then looking at the communities they are in. The site discussed earlier is not leaving places out based solely on quality. There are very posh places in the FL Panhandle. It just doesn't seem to be very complete.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:05 PM
 
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Can't resist picking on you, but only half the people are looking for better than average; that's how averaging works.
But there isn't a single property in the entire Pan Handle of FL (Tallahassee, Panama City Beach, Destin, Pensacola and a host of smaller destinations) listed. I doubt there are none that meet their high standards. They seem to have good info on the properties listed in their sparse collection though.
The page I linked to is about getting a site added. If the people who run the ones in that area don't have enough gumption to do so perhaps you should inform them, or ask that they be added yourself.

I hardly consider their collection to be sparse.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:06 PM
 
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So where are the listings for the slightly-below-average places? I'd be willing to take a look at them, and judge for myself.
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...nt+communities
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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The page I linked to is about getting a site added. If the people who run the ones in that area don't have enough gumption to do so perhaps you should inform them, or ask that they be added yourself.

I hardly consider their collection to be sparse.
Really? When I said there are no listings in the Florida Panhandle, I mean zero. Zoom in on the map and look. There should be over a hundred if it were complete, probably way over. They don't have a single one. Why should I spend my days doing their job?
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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Meh
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:46 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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Meh
Not sure what you mean by that. Maybe FL is unimportant to you. I truly wish you were right and that site were complete. I have nothing against them.

It is odd that there doesn't seem to be a very complete registry. I found a couple specific to FL that had plenty of listings in the Panhandle but they appeared to be a bit slanted toward the very high end. About the best results I have found so far are at www.seniorhousingnet.com which is part of realtor.com. I found that if I do a search for a given city under one of their tabs (like 55+) and go to the map view, I can zoom out and pan around and it updates to other areas. But that still didn't work as well as using Google to look for the specific city, state and terms like "active adult" or "senior living". I have also found that when searching for properties on CL or Zillow, looking for things like "clubhouse" helped me find communities as opposed to just neighborhoods.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Friends of ours just sold their big home and are moving to a fabulous location, a 55+ condo. It is not a "retirement community" with pool and golf and social activities, etc, just simply a one-floor condo in a complex that is age-restricted. I like that idea a lot. When I look online for listings of such condos, all I come up with is the usual "retirement communities" with all the bells and whistles with a pretty steep pricetag. The pricetag of course includes all these amenities, which we do not want. Does anyone know how to find listings (by state) of condos that are simply age restricted??
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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NEgirl; I can't answer that but I do know the epcon communities are probably what you are thinking of. Epcon Communities | Where Life Comes Together
They all are condos, no yards, all one level, have a clubhouse (small) and seem to be mostly retirees, although not specifically age restricted.
You get a low fenced patio, abundant greenery, (no deserts) and they are in many states. If I could decide which state I want to be in, I would look at them.
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