Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Glade Sun

June 19, 2013

Fairfield Glade on list of 50 best master-planned communities

CROSSVILLE — The country’s 50 best master-planned communities selected by Where to Retire magazine highlight a resurgent era in active-adult and master-planned living – in demand now more than ever, with the boost in the economy and the continuing coming of age of baby boomers. The list is the only one of its kind, focusing on communities rather than locales and featuring first person testimonials by current residents. Where to Retire reveals “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States,” in the July/August issue, on newsstands June 18. (Note: 50 communities listed below.)

The selections in 17 states won their place in the top 50 by breaking new ground with amenities such as multiple lakes for fishing, wellness complexes and even a grocery at Fairfield Glade in Tenn., an arts center to display residents’ work at Robson Ranch in Arizona and street festivals and a seasonal farmers market at NorthWest Crossing in Oregon to mention a few. Others offer workplaces inside the gates, dog parks and community gardens – options far beyond the traditional golf courses and swimming pools. Living in the chosen communities offers numerous benefits, says Where to Retire Publisher Karen Northridge.

“Time and again, the retirees interviewed for this story told us their neighborhoods give them opportunities to try different activities, connect with like-minded people and in the process, build brand-new lifestyles,” Northridge says. “For these retirees, their communities provide much more than comfortable, attractive housing; they also serve as a catalyst for residents to reinvent themselves.”

Nearly a year ago, Where to Retire editors began gathering and evaluating information on more than 100 communities across the nation. The chosen neighborhoods offer homes that vary in price, from manufactured homes starting in the $80,000s to site-built, single-family homes that begin in the $120,000s. Half the developments are active-adult communities, where residents must meet minimum age requirements. The communities are not ranked, but rather profiled in alphabetical order by state. Also, a two-page chart gives a snapshot of all 50 choices and a guide to their amenities.

In addition to the top 50 communities, Where to Retire includes the Hall of Fame, a small group of established neighborhoods previously recognized by the magazine.

This July/August issue marks the eighth biennial honor roll of America’s best master-planned communities compiled by Where to Retire. The magazine, launched in 1992, is published six times each year. Every issue profiles top retirement towns, both undiscovered and well-known, and master-planned communities that cater to retirees. Where to Retire can be found on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is $18. For a magazine subscription or to purchase a back issue, visit WhereToRetire.com.

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