Real Estate Blog & Resources

5 Features Retirees are Looking For From Their Master Planned Communities

Whether home buyers are in or nearing retirement, planning their next move is important to ensure they are ready for life after work. Rather than moving to a retirement home or a traditional urban neighborhood, retirees have a wide variety of options in master planned communities that welcome those in their golden years. With the influx of retirees choosing the Texas Hill Country as the location for their post-retirement home, master planned communities between San Antonio and Austin are capturing this audience as they resonate with the 5 features retirees are seeking:

1. Medical Care Nearby
As retirees search for homes, they will want to ensure they have easy access to the health care they need to maintain their well-being. About 84 percent of retirees want to have high-quality doctors and hospitals nearby when thinking about retirement, according to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, National Public Radio and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In addition to medical care, 77% of retirees view access to pharmacies or drug stores as important, the study stated.

What do all retirees have in common?

When it comes time to retire, everyone has a little something different they are looking for. Maybe it’s a desire to move closer to family. Perhaps it’s time to move to that scenic spot they’ve been dreaming about. What do all retirees have in common? It’s a desire to find a great environment where they can enjoy this new phase of life.

Striking the Right Balance When Designing a Custom Home


Walking Trails Selected As Most Desired Community Amenity

Selecting the right property to build on requires looking into more than just the land itself. Reports show that a residential community’s design and amenities can have long-term effects on health and happiness.

Retiring in Your Own Personal Paradise

It is well known that the Texas Hill Country is one of the most popular spots for active adults to retire. In fact, it was acknowledged by Top Retirements as one of the best areas to maintain an active lifestyle, and CNN Money named the hill country as one of the best places to retire in the U.S.

Earth Day 40th Anniversary Spotlights Green Practices

Did you know it was a 25-year-old Harvard law student whose fervency about the state of the environment led to the organization of the first Earth Day in 1970? Approximately 20 million people were reported to have taken part in Earth Day-related events on April 22, 1970. Today, it is estimated that one billion people in 191 countries will participate in some form of Earth day event in cities worldwide.

Little Satilla Island Named Best Island Retirement Community

On February 26, 2010 Best Retirement Destinations release their list of best island retirement communities. #18 on the list this year is Little Satilla Island, a Bluegreen Community, located near St. Simons Island, GA.