Heritage Todd Creek Named to 50 Best List

~ Where to Retire Magazine Announces 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States ~

Houston, TX – The country’s 50 best master-planned communities selected by Where to Retire magazine highlight the continuing evolution of active-adult and master-planned developments into amenity-rich neighborhoods that foster a true sense of community. The list is the only one of its kind in the nation, focusing on communities rather than locales and featuring first-person testimonials by residents. Where to Retire reveals “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States” in the July/August issue, on newsstands now. (Note: 50 communities listed below.)

The selections in 16 states won their place in the top 50 by offering an array of amenities such as a 33,000-square-foot clubhouse at Heritage Todd Creek in Colorado, a rooftop bar overlooking the lake at Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Georgia, and skeet shooting or fly fishing at Cordillera Ranch in Texas to mention a few. Others offer festivals, farmers markets and workplaces inside the gates, as well as dog parks, walking trails and equestrian facilities – options far beyond the traditional golf courses and swimming pools.

“More often than not, the retirees we interviewed praised the sense of community they felt within their neighborhood,” said Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller. “For these retirees, the perks of master-planned living are much more than the comfortable or inventive housing options, and more than just a busy day of activities. By participating in all that the community has to offer, they are finding like-minded people, building new lifestyles and establishing friendships, often with an unexpected ease.”

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 $140,000s. Almost 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.
This July/August issue marks the ninth 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. Visit WhereToRetire.com for subscription information.

The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.

CantaMia at Estrella
Goodyear, AZ

Dolce Vita
Apache Junction, AZ

Robson Ranch Arizona
Eloy, AZ

SaddleBrooke Ranch
Oracle, AZ

Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch
Florence, AZ

Sun City Festival
Buckeye, AZ

Talking Rock Ranch
Prescott, AZ

Trilogy at Vistancia
Peoria, AZ

Buckeye, AZ

Chenal Valley
Little Rock, AR

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes
Nipomo, CA

Heritage Todd Creek
Thornton, CO

Heritage Shores
Bridgeville, DE

Arlington Ridge
Leesburg, FL

Lakes of Mount Dora
Mount Dora, FL

On Top of the World Communities
Ocala, FL

Stone Creek
Ocala, FL
Terra Vista of Citrus Hills
Citrus Hills, FL

Town of Harmony
Harmony, FL

Valencia Lakes
Wimauma, FL

Cresswind at Lake Lanier
Gainesville, GA

The Georgia Club
Statham, GA

Soleil Laurel Canyon
Canton, GA

Sun City Peachtree
Griffin, GA

Sugar Mill Pond
Youngsville, LA

North Carolina
Anderson Creek Club
Spring Lake, NC

Belmont Lake Preserve
Rocky Mount, NC

Briar Chapel
Chapel Hill, NC

Brunswick Forest
Leland, NC

Carolina Colours
New Bern, NC

Cummings Cove
Hendersonville, NC

River Landing
Wallace, NC

St. James Plantation
Southport, NC

Northwest Crossing
Bend, OR

Penn National
Fayetteville, PA

Traditions at Silver Spring
Mechanicsburg, PA

South Carolina
Cresswind Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach, SC

Daniel Island
Charleston, SC

Hammond’s Ferry
North Augusta, SC

Lakeside Crossing
Conway, SC

Woodside Plantation
Aiken, SC

Black Creek Mountain
Chattanooga, TN

Fairfield Glade
Fairfield Glade, TN

Franklin, TN

Comanche Trace
Kerrville, TX

Cordillera Ranch
Boerne, TX

Robson Ranch Texas
Denton, TX

South Jordan, UT

Colonial Heritage
Williamsburg, VA

Virginia Heritage
at Lee’s Parke
Fredericksburg, VA

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