The United States Sunbelt continues to attract retired baby boomers year after year, and it’s no wonder as to why. The warmer weather is easier on the body, the cost of healthcare and living expenses are lower, and the relaxed, friendly lifestyle help make the most of valuable retirement funds and precious years. Many of these locations are already popular vacation destinations, and in an Equity Lifestyle community location, making your retirement dreams a reality can be more affordable than you think.
Florida is home to white sandy beaches, warm, beautiful year-round weather, fine dining, and world-class shopping. Residents of Florida enjoy the laid back lifestyle, and stress free atmosphere where the average year round temperature ranges from 68-77 degrees Fahrenheit. Florida has always been seen as one of the top destinations to retirees with over 90 communities Equity Lifestyle Properties has the perfect place for you!
Topping the list is Sarasota, Florida, a growing community with a huge cultural scene. Residents of this up and coming yet historical town enjoy the many theatrical shows and music festivals planned throughout the year. Sarasota has golf courses, grocery stores, medical services, and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico boasting fun and relaxation with a small town feel. If you’re looking to retire here, be sure to check out Colony Cove, a resort-style community designed around an active adult lifestyle. With friendly residents, a beautiful marina, waterfront views, this master planned community has something for everyone.
Head south of Sarasota, to sunny Venice, Florida, known as the “shark tooth capital of the world”. Venice is known for its spectacular shoreline and white sandy Gulf beaches. With a wonderful downtown complete with Mediterranean style shops and brightly colored buildings you’ll never run out of things to do in Venice. Check out Bay Indies, a friendly, tropical community with over 80 social clubs to join, and new two bedroom homes starting from just $49,900.
If you want to leave the northern winters behind, but not the metropolitan lifestyle, you may enjoy the Florida cities of Clearwater, Orlando and Tampa. Clearwater is home to beautiful sunsets, annual jazz concerts, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and 8 Equity Lifestyle communities. Stop by Lake Haven and appreciate this age qualified community’s close proximity to tranquil beaches, shopping, medical facilities, and downtown Clearwater. Want to become neighbors with Mickey and live close to the famous Walt Disney World and entertain the kids and grandkids when they visit? You may be interested in our three Orlando properties. Starlight Ranch in Orlando offers a delightful example of a classic neighborhood with generous amenities and a bustling social network. Less than an hour away, Tampa is a large city that packs in a lot of culture, nightlife and Florida fun! Don’t miss Countrywood, an award winning, age qualified community featuring unique architecture, beautiful landscaping, and a top notch golf course, all at an affordable price.
Looking for a true escape from the city? Really relax in Leesburg Florida at Mid Florida Lakes. Located in Lake County where sparkling, freshwater lakes are just a small part of the charm. Just a short distance to shopping, new, state of the art medical facilities, and more, Mid Florida Lakes offers residents a marina, waterfront living, a heated pool, tennis courts, and all the beautiful weather you can imagine.
If you were hoping to retire along Atlantic coastlines of Florida, we have you covered! You’ll find 5 Equity Lifestyle Properties in Vero Beach, Florida known as the Treasure Coast. This retirement destination remains a haven for golfing, water sports, fishing, peaceful beaches, museums, and more. Our award-winning community, Countryside at Vero Beach, offers residents 20 acres of fishing in a stocked lake and a huge clubhouse with an Olympic-sized heated swimming pool, tennis courts, bocce and shuffleboard. Make sure to stop by when you’re in the neighborhood checking out the Kennedy Space Center or West Palm Beach!
Florida has much to offer, but if this isn’t your destination of choice, check out our other Sunbelt communities. Arizona offers bustling cities, quiet mountains, warm deserts, and snowy mountains. For those who enjoy hiking, the outdoors, and summer heat without the humidity, Arizona might be your perfect match.
Phoenix is an outdoor adventurer’s dream with year-round sunshine, blue skies, mountain trails, lakes, and rivers. Five Equity Lifestyle Properties can be found in Phoenix, Arizona. Desert Skies is situated on the northern side of Phoenix, offering beautiful mountain views and close proximity to shopping, restaurants, entertainment and more. Just east of Phoenix is Mesa, Arizona, with the largest arts and cultural complex in the Southwest, upscale living, locally owned restaurants and an award-winning collection of golf courses. With social activities, games, friends, and fun, Hacienda de Valencia, was designed to offer the most in retirement living.
Equity Lifestyle Properties owns and operates the highest quality portfolio of manufactured home communities which offer residents a fun yet peaceful lifestyle. With beautiful, active, adult communities designed around the amenities that you love to enjoy, and without all the maintenance, Equity Lifestyle Properties has a variety of home styles and sizes to fit any budget. Community living is something we understand and have perfected over the past 30 years. Social clubs, activities and the friendliest neighbors help you live the vacation lifestyle throughout your golden years.