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Bike-friendly Neighborhoods to Get Your Wheels Spinning

June 21, 2016

Fresh air, elevated mood and weight control, not to mention increased strength, balance, flexibility and endurance and improved cardiovascular fitness… It’s no secret that biking can boast big-time benefits.   Not only is cycling a great form of aerobic exercise (it’s much gentler on the joints than climbing stairs or running!); it’s also a practical, affordable, environmentally friendly mode of transportation.   The bottom line? Whether for work or play, biking has become increasingly popular in recent years for a variety of reasons. As a…

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Why Retire in Tucson, Arizona?

April 26, 2016
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When it comes to retirement hotspots, Tucson, Arizona, is at the top of the list—literally. The charming city in the Sonoran Desert was recently ranked fourth among “America’s 10 best cities for retirement,” according to Bankrate.com. Active adults are hitting the big 6-5, exiting the workforce and flocking to Tucson in droves. And those who aren’t should seriously consider doing so. Here’s why: The weather. By the time many people reach retirement age, they long for warm weather. And Tucson doesn’t disappoint. The city’s climate…

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New Communities—Coming in 2016!

March 2, 2016

We’re in for an exciting year with community grand openings in eight states from coast to coast! Here are just a few of the incredible neighborhoods that have recently opened, or will open this year.   Arizona Cave Creek (Phoenix) Canyon Ridge Estates ~ From the mid $600s The Estates at Sunrise Vista ~ Price coming soon Marana (Tucson) Willow Vista ~ From the mid $200s Scottsdale (Tucson) Maderas ~ From the low $600s   California Chino McKenna Park ~ From the upper $400s Highland Serrano at Glenrose Ranch ~…

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Agrihoods: Returning to Our Roots

February 2, 2016

Ever wish you were on a first-name basis with the folks who grow your food? Do you secretly long to cultivate the crops alongside the farmers? If you answered yes to either (or both!) of these questions, you might want to consider moving to an agrihood. As its name implies, an agrihood is a neighborhood built around a central farm. And this type of sustainable suburban community is becoming increasingly popular among new homebuyers across the country. Chances are, you’ve heard of the “farm-to-table movement,”…

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Day in the Life: Moving to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

November 3, 2015

If you long for balmy breezes and the sound of rustling palm fronds is music to your ears, you may want to consider buying a new home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The sun, sand and surf are a way of life in this charming coastal community, located in sought-after St. Johns County, approximately 18 miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville and 26 miles north of St. Augustine. But before you contact the movers, it’s a good idea to spend some time in this tropical paradise,…

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