Glendale is a growing metropolis located just 10 miles from the heart of downtown Phoenix. Known as Arizona’s Antique Capital with more than 70 antique and specialty shops in its historic downtown district, Glendale is also home to University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals, and Jobing.com Arena, home of the Phoenix Coyotes. The Phoenix area also boasts more golf courses than any other major city in the U.S., along with world-class cuisine, sophisticated shopping, and plenty of fun outdoor activities ranging from horseback riding to hot air ballooning. The area enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year and is famous for its spectacular sunsets.
With more and more retirees flocking to this area each year, Glendale is also home to a plethora of communities, including Casa del Sol Resort East and Palm Shadows. Casa del Sol Resort East is a charming resort with meticulously manicured grounds and an endless list of activities and fun things to do. Nearby Palm Shadows offers residents breathtaking views of the White Tank Mountains and Superstition Mountains and is located within walking distance of top retailers, restaurants and specialty stores.Palm Springs, California
From golf, tennis and outdoor adventures to the finest shopping and entertainment, there's no end to the fun and relaxation in Palm Springs and the beautiful Coachella Valley. With more than 350 days of sunshine per year and warm, mild winters, recreational hiking and horseback riding are popular in the many canyons in the mountains that surround the valley. The area is also home to more than two hundred golf courses, making it one of the world’s premier golf destinations.
One of the best hidden treasures in the Palm Springs area is Date Palm Country Club. This active community is nestled at the base of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountain ranges, providing residents with magnificent views from every angle. The community boasts a challenging 18-hole golf course, three spectacular clubhouses, swimming pools, a restaurant, spa, and tennis courts.Ellenton, Florida
Ellenton is a small, quaint town in Manatee County that benefits from warm tropical breezes and an easy-going, friendly atmosphere. Nestled on the banks of the Manatee River, the town offers plenty of opportunities for leisure and recreation. The area is home to Ellenton Premium Outlets and is 13 miles from beautiful Anna Maria Island, a barrier island along the Gulf of Mexico with beautiful beaches and old Florida charm.
Within this friendly, welcoming area of Florida rests two beautiful communities – Colony Cove and Ridgewood Lakes. Colony Cove lies along the Manatee River and features waterfront home sites, five heated swimming pools, four clubhouses, a fitness center, marina, fishing pier, and tennis courts. Ridgewood Lakes is a gorgeously maintained community that offers an assortment of features and amenities in a peaceful, tropical setting. Both communities treat residents to a comfortable, affordable and fulfilling lifestyle.Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Ft. Lauderdale is home to 23 miles of Atlantic Coast shoreline. Residents can enjoy fishing, sailing, beaches and other water activities year-round. The area is famous for world-class golf courses, shopping, sport fishing, entertainment, and exciting professional sports, including the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins and Florida Panthers. Other area attractions include Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Port Everglades Cruise Line Terminal, and the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District.
Margate is a quiet haven just 17 miles north of the excitement and culture of Ft. Lauderdale and home to Coral Cay Plantation, a resort community with an amazing array of on-site amenities and activities. This gated community boasts waterfront home sites, a boat launch and dock, fishing and boat storage. The natural Florida landscape, majestic oak trees and towering pines provide a stunning backdrop. Residents of Coral Cay truly have the best of both worlds.Ft. Myers, Florida
Famous for challenging golf courses and the variety of shells on its pristine beaches, Ft. Myers near Sanibel and Captiva Islands is a vacation resort paradise. The area is brimming with great possibilities, such as the historic residences of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and Fort Myers Beach, just to name a few. Cultural activities also abound in the Fort Myers area, with music festivals, the Harborside Events Center and the Southwest Florida Museum of History.
Located to the north of Ft. Myers, just 25 miles from the beautiful, sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico is The Heritage. The community features meticulously maintained grounds, spacious home sites, a 9-hole golf course, an incredible clubhouse, and dozens of planned activities. Designed around its lakes and golf course, The Heritage’s wooded fairways, towering pines, tropical plants and birds make residents feel as if they are on a permanent vacation.Lake County, Florida
Lake County is located in the heart of Central Florida and is a sportsman’s paradise. The area boasts more than 1,000 sparkling, freshwater lakes and has the feeling of a southern country town. Golf lovers will enjoy the choice of public, private and semi-private golf courses in the area. These challenging courses are as beautiful as they are fun to play. Other area attractions include the Ocala National Forest with 383,573 acres for fishing, hunting and camping; Silver Springs, the world’s largest artesian springs; Alexander Springs; Lake Eustis Museum of Art and the Lake County Historical Museum.
Centered between the metropolitan cities of Leesburg and Eustis, areas known for great shopping, dining, excellent transportation and hospitals, is Mid-Florida Lakes Yacht Club. This gated, waterfront community boasts a marina and boat docks, a spectacular clubhouse, fully equipped fitness center, heated swimming pool, tennis courts, and exciting on-site activities and clubs. Mid-Florida Lakes offers the best of Florida living.Punta Gorda, Florida
Centrally located between Sarasota and Ft. Myers, Punta Gorda is a charming waterfront town located along Charlotte Harbor. The historic city is known for fishing and boating, but also boasts an exciting shopping district, fine restaurants, and outstanding medical and municipal services. In addition, the area is brimming with attractions such as the Historic Train Depot, the Peace River Wildlife Center, the Saw Grape Gallery, Edison Community College, and Fishermen’s Village, just to name a few.
Emerald Lake is a striking community located in the heart of Punta Gorda. The community offers a laid back lifestyle and features impressive amenities, including a heated swimming pool, clubhouse, fishing lake, fitness center, library, and on-site activities and events. Residents feel inspired waking up every day to the natural Florida landscape and peaceful setting of this beautiful community.Saint Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine was discovered by Ponce de Leon in 1513, making it the oldest city in Florida. Rich in history and culture, the city is home to the Colonial Spanish Quarter, Fountain of Youth, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the Mission of Nombre de Dios and more than 50 other attractions, historic sites, and points of interest. Modern-day conveniences intermingle with these historic landmarks, offering five-star dining, countless shops and art galleries, live theater, fresh and salt water fishing, and world-class golf at the World Golf Village, home of The World Golf Hall of Fame.
Nestled 15 miles from the heart of St. Augustine is Coquina Crossing, a vibrant, friendly neighborhood that recreates the comfortable, congenial style of early 20th century America with white picket fences, rocking chair-sized front porches and community planning that brings new life to the good old days. Discovering Coquina Crossing is like discovering a long-lost treasure. The community boasts a 17,000 square foot clubhouse with stage and dance floor, outdoor swimming pool, indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool/spa, tennis courts, and hundreds of on-site social events, activities and clubs.Sarasota, Florida
Swaying palm trees line quiet streets in Sarasota, an area known for its theaters, world-class shopping, and white sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. This friendly, welcoming area of Florida has a quaint downtown district filled with shops and restaurants. The area is also home to Myakka River State Park, one of Florida’s largest and most diverse natural areas for canoeing, fishing and nature watching. Other area attractions include 13 championship golf courses, St. Armands Circle, the Ringling Museum, Mote Marine Aquarium, Historic Spanish Point and Caspersen Beach, one of the best shelling beaches in Sarasota.
Just two miles from Caspersen Beach is Bay Indies, a picturesque resort community surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping. Residents at Bay Indies enjoy not only the close proximity to the Gulf beaches, but also the many amenities the resort has to offer. The community features waterfront home sites, three spectacular clubhouses, three swimming pools and whirlpool/spas, an exercise trail, fitness center, game room, professional tennis courts, and hundreds of on-site activities and events held throughout the year.Tampa, Florida
Tampa reflects a mosaic of different cultures and influences that made it the dynamic urban center it is today. The coexistence of the quaint historic villages with sleek skyscrapers is evidence of this rapidly growing city’s success at reconciling its rich history with modern-day development. The kaleidoscope of activity ranges from its bustling port brimming with shrimp boats, banana barges and cruise ships, to its festive marketplaces, and its multi-ethnic restaurants and shops.
Located northwest of Tampa is the city of Zephyrhills, Florida, a small, friendly town near the big city, yet far enough away from the hustle, bustle and stress of city living. Surrounded by beautiful and colorful citrus groves, fun community events and recreational activities, Zephyrhills continues to draw residents and visitors from around the country to savor its charms. In the center of Zephyrhills lies Crystal Lakes, a beautifully appointed community featuring great warmth, both in the weather and natural hospitality, making it an ideal community to call home.Las Vegas, Nevada
From the urban beat of a big city to the wide-open spaces of the outlying landscape, there’s a place in Las Vegas to suit everyone. In addition to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the area offers dozens of challenging golf courses with spectacular mountain views, boating, swimming and fishing at beautiful Lake Mead, and white water rafting on the Colorado River. Hiking and rock climbing are available at Red Rock Canyon and Mt. Charleston, and snow skiing is available at the many ski slopes nearby.
Within the heart of Las Vegas, the communities of Boulder Cascade and Flamingo West offer the best of both worlds. These private, gated communities feature a friendly, relaxed lifestyle and scenic, upper level views of the beautiful mountains with all the excitement of Las Vegas just five miles away. Residents enjoy first-class amenities, such as tennis courts, swimming pools, beautiful clubhouses, whirlpool/spas, fitness centers and year-round on-site activities and events.
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