Today’s Active Adult Communities are Stepping up their Games

Today’s Active Adult Communities are Stepping up their Games

Remember the scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” when the retractable floor over the gym swimming pool slides open during a dance? Residents at Trilogy at Tehaleh, an active-adult community near Seattle, might be able to reenact the moment when the dancers slip into the...
Defying Expectations for Master-Planned Communities

Defying Expectations for Master-Planned Communities

Millennials and baby boomers were expected to transform the housing market as they grew older. Finicky younger buyers would demand new designs and urban lifestyles, shunning their parents’ suburban neighborhoods. At the same time, downsizing boomers would trade their...
55-Plus, and Working

55-Plus, and Working

New Census data foretells big shifts in how and where people live as they reach the latter stages of elongated work lives. Continue Reading...
Where Today’s ‘Active Adult’ Buyers Want to Live

Where Today’s ‘Active Adult’ Buyers Want to Live

From Jimmy Buffet-themed communities to slightly more mainstream age-restricted enclaves, active adult communities today take many forms. That’s in part because the housing wish lists of those who live there are so varied. For developers of active adult communities,...
Boomers Leaving Suburbs for Fun in the City

Boomers Leaving Suburbs for Fun in the City

Twenty years ago, it seemed everyone was moving out into the suburbs. And now, depending on who you talk to, everyone is moving back to the city. That’s especially true among baby boomers, those of us born between 1946 and 1964. Why? Continue Reading...
A New View of “AQ” – Baby Boomers

A New View of “AQ” – Baby Boomers

Boomers Pave the Way for New Approaches to 55+ Development by Helen Foster Ask baby boomers what they think about age-qualified (AQ), age-restricted or “active adult” communities, it’s still the super-sized sunbelt “senior islands” that come to mind. Amenity-laden and...