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Great Places to Retire You May Not Have Considered

July 24, 2014

We all want to live where we’d like to retire, but many of us don’t exactly know yet where that is. Should it have beaches or mountains, skiing or surfing, a dry or a humid climate? Decisions, decisions, decisions. Fortunately, with over 35 years’ experience exploring (and building in!) great places to retire from coast to coast, we’ve got a few suggestions you may not have considered before. We’ve capped this list at 9 amazing locations from states we currently build in, but we have…

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Finding a Dog-friendly Neighborhood

February 15, 2014

When searching for your dream neighborhood, it’s important to consider the needs of every member of the household—including the family dog! Is the community walk-worthy? How’s the traffic? Are there veterinarians and pet stores nearby? Does the city or HOA have pet or noise rules? How close is the nearest dog park?  If your dog could speak, these might be a few of his questions (ok, maybe not the one about the vet). Keeping Spot’s perspective in mind could help you choose a dog-friendly neighborhood…

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Best Places to Live: The Sunbelt

April 1, 2013

Is it time to hang up the snow shovel? If you’re planning to retire this year, or just looking for a second home somewhere sunny, this could be your last winter scraping windshields. Here are our four picks for escaping the frozen north: Tucson, AZ. Named one of the best (and sunniest) places to retire by CNN Money, Forbes, MSN Money, and US News & World Reports, Tucson is a natural choice. 350 days of sunshine a year, acres of golf courses, miles of trails…

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Best Places to Live: Nocatee in Ponte Vedra, FL

December 17, 2012

Few areas around Jacksonville can compete with the beauty and prestige of Ponte Vedra. This seaside community is home to the PGA’s THE PLAYERS Championship, world-class resorts and acres of natural Florida wetlands. It’s within this exclusive zip code that you’ll find Nocatee, one of northeast Florida’s most popular communities. Nocatee’s combination of exceptional new homes, attractive schools, neighborhood shopping and dining, recreational opportunities, location and overall walkability have helped the master plan earn recognition as the “Best Green Community of the Year” and “Best…

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