Active Community Lifestyles for Retirees & Baby Boomers: Florida

Active Community Lifestyles for Retirees & Baby Boomers: Florida


IF YOU HAVE A SALT WATER
SWIMMING POOL AT YOUR HOME, DO YOU KNOW IF IT IS BEING
PROPERLY MAINTAINED? TODAY, WE’LL SHOW YOU WHAT YOU
CAN DO. LIVING AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE,
MEETING NEW FRIENDS, UPGRADING YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE.
IT ALL SOUNDS FANTASTIC. WELL TODAY WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW
PEOPLE ARE FINDING HOW RESORT LIFESTYLE COMMUNITIES
ARE THE WAY TO GO. IS HOME OWNERSHIP IN YOUR FUTURE?
WE GET WITH A MORTGAGE EXPERT TO FIND OUT WHAT POTENTIAL FIRST
TIME BUYERS SHOULD KNOW BEFORE MAKING THE MOVE TO BUY A HOME.
NEW COMMUNITIES ARE SPRINGING UP AROUND THE COUNTRY PROVIDING
ACTIVE RETIREEES AND BABY BOOMERS IDEAL SETTINGS AND
LIVING SPACES FOR AN ACTIVE SOCIAL LIFE AND LIFESTYLE.
I’M HERE AT THE MARINA COLONY COVE,
WHICH IS ABOUT A TWO THOUSAND SITE PROPERTY,
SO IT’S ONE OF THE LARGEST PROPERTIES IN THE COUNTRY.
(MUSIC) TO GAIN A DEEPER GLIMPSE INTO
THE RETIREMENT OPTION, WE CONNECTED WITH
PATRICK WAITE FROM EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES.
EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES IS THE LARGEST OWNER OF
MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES AND LUXURY RV RESORTS IN THE
COUNTRY. WE HAVE FOUR HUNDRED PROPERTIES
AROUND THE COUNTRY, IN THIRTY TWO STATES AND BRITISH
COLUMBIA. THIS IS COLONY COVE IN
ELLINGTON, FLORIDA WHERE RESIDENCE ENJOY A RANGE OF
ACTIVITIES AND CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MANY
ATTRACTIONS AND LOCATIONS NEARBY.
YOU CAN GO INTO MAJOR CITIES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CULTURAL
ACTIVITIES, AND YOU CAN ALSO STAY HERE AND
RELAX BY THE POOL, OR TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MARINA
WHICH IS ON THE MANATEE RIVER. A RESORT LIFESTYLE COMMUNITY
LIKE COLONY COVE PROVIDES RESIDENCE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF
SOCIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES AT RETIREMENT TYPE BUDGETS.
SO WE’VE GOT CRAFTS AND JEWELRY MAKING UP THROUGH WATER
AEROBICS, TENNIS, AND PICKLE BALL WHICH IS
REALLY GAINING IN POPULARITY, PARTICULARLY HERE IN FLORIDA.
A TYPICAL ELS COMMUNITY IN FLORIDA OFFERS MORE THAN
SEVENTY-FIVE PRE PLANNED ACTIVITIES IN A GIVEN MONTH.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL COLONY COVE HAS TO OFFER.
A VERY POPULAR AREA HERE IS THE COMMUNITY FARM,
WHERE RESIDENCE FIND TRANQUILITY IN PLANTING FRUITS AND
VEGETABLES. (MUSIC)
SOME OF THE VEGETABLES THAT WE’VE SEEN HARVESTED ARE
TOMATOES, CABBAGE, LETTUCE, DIFFERENT TYPES OF
BEANS, BUT IT HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL,
THE RESIDENCE REALLY ENJOY SPENDING TIME HERE.
BUT GARDENING IS NOT THE ONLY FUN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY.
BESIDES THE POPULAR GOLF CART CLUB,
COLONY COVE FREQUENTLY PUTS ON EVENTS FOR THEIR RESIDENCE LIKE
THIS FIESTA PARTY WITH A WATER FRONT VIEW.
(MUSIC) TODAY, WE HAVE A FIESTA AT OUR
PAVILION AREA SO THEY CAN ENJOY A VERY BEAUTIFUL SETTING.
RESIDENCE LIKE LYNN MERCER AND D GOSS ARE TRUELY ENJOYING THEIR
RETIREMENT AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS ALONG THE WAY.
THIS IS TRUELY A NEIGHBORHOOD OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
IT’S EASY TO MAKE FRIENDS, IT’S EASY TO BE ACTIVE.
IT’S JUST A GREAT, LARGE, OVERGROWN FAMILY.
LYNN MERCER MOVED TO COLONY COVE FIFTEEN YEARS AGO TO BE CLOSER
TO HER FAMILY. THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO DO
HERE IN THIS COMMUNITY. IF YOU MOVE HERE AND YOU CAN’T
FIND SOMETHING TO DO, THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH
YOU. (MUSIC)
COLONY COVE IS A TWENTY-TWO HUNDRED SITE COMMUNITY FULL OF
MANUFACTURED HOMES. NEEDLESS TO SAY, THIS IS A POPULAR LIFESTYLE
CHOICE FOR MANY SO CALLED “SNOW BIRDS.”
HERE AT COLONY COVE, IT’S REALLY FOCUSED ON
MANUFACTURED HOMES, AND AGAIN THEY RANGE AT THIS
PROPERTY FROM SEVEN OR EIGHT HUNDRED SQUARE FEET UP TO TWENTY
FIVE HUNDRED SQUARE FEET. BUT WHAT DO TODAY’S MANUFACTURED
HOMES LOOK LIKE? HERE TO GIVE US A GLIMPSE IS
COMMUNITY MANAGER DENNIS WASSON. BEHIND ME IS ONE OF OUR
AVAILABLE HOMES, IF YOU’LL FOLLOW ME I’D LIKE TO
TAKE YOU ON A TOUR. (MUSIC)
THIS IS OUR 2014 PALM HOGGER MODEL,
IT’S THE TUSCANNY. AS YOU CAN WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL
OPEN FLOOR PLAN HERE, SKYLIGHT WINDOWS THROUGHOUT THE
HOME. THE HOMES ARE BUILT WITH SIX
INCH WALLS. THE INSULATION IS UPGRADED.
WHEN YOU COME INTO OUR KITCHEN HERE,
AS YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE A SMALL BAR.
WE HAVE STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES.
BEAUTIFUL REFRIGERATOR, STOVE. THE CABINETS ARE ALSO UPGRADED
SO YOU HAVE PLENTY OF SPACE TO STORE ANYTHING THAT YOU MIGHT
HAVE. AS YOU COME IN HERE TO OUR
MASTER BEDROOM, IT’S A VERY LARGE SPACE.
AGAIN WE’LL STICK WITH THE NINE FOOT CEILINGS.
WE’RE STANDING IN THE GUEST BEDROOM RIGHT NOW.
AS YOU CAN SEE THIS IS A VERY SPACIOUS ROOM.
WE MOVE INTO THE THIRD BEDROOM OF THIS HOME,
RIGHT NOW WE HAVE THIS HOME STAGE SET UP AS A SMALL OFFICE.
IT COULD BE SET UP AS A SMALL GUEST BEDROOM.
OUR VERDICT, IT’S HARD TO TELL A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS THREE
BEDROOM, TWO BATH MANUFACTURED HOME AND A
REGULAR RESIDENTIAL HOME, TWO THUMBS UP!
CLOSE TO COLONY COVE AND IN THE SAME GENERAL REGION OF FLORIDA,
IS BAY INDIES, ANOTHER COMMUNITY WITH A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT VIBE.
IT’S REALLY A GREAT PROPERTY, IT’S GOT A VERY NATURAL SETTING
WITH A LOT OF LAKES AT THE INTERIOR OF THE PROPERTY.
THERE’S SWANS AND OTHER WILDLIFE AROUND THE PROPERTY THAT MAKES
IT A REALLY NICE PLACE TO RELAX. ONE OF THE BEST FEATURES,
AND IT REALLY DOES STAND OUT WHEN YOU TAKE THE TIME TO GO
VISIT THE INDIES, IS THE MAIN LAKE WITH THE MAIN CLUBHOUSE
THAT HAS A HUGE DECK OVERLOOKING THE LAKE.
THIS IS BAY INDIES’ RESIDENT, GEORGE ALEXANDER.
HE HAS MADE THIS HIS HOME FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS.
MY FAVORITE PART ABOUT BAY INDIES WOULD PROBABLY JUST BE
THE FRIENDS THAT I’VE MET IN HERE,
ESPECAILLY THE LAST TWO YEARS SINCE MY WIFE PASSED AWAY TWO
YEARS AGO AND I DECIDED “HEY, THIS WHERE I WANT TO BE AND THE
PEOPLE IN HERE ARE JUST OUTSTANDING AND IT’S JUST A LOT
OF FUN.” A VERY UNIQUE FEATURE HERE AT
BAY INDIES IS THE VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK,
HOLDING THE MEMORIES OF SO MANY WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRAFICE.
(MUSIC) THE DEMAND FOR ACTIVE
COMMUNITIES CONTINUES TO RISE. BABY BOOMERS WANT TO STAY BUSY,
ACTIVE AND SOCIAL IN THEIR RETIREMENT YEARS, AND LIVE IN A
HOME THEY CAN CUSTOMIZE TO THEIR DESIRES.
FOR ANYONE TO REALLY GET ANGLING OF THE SCOPE OF PROPERTIES AT
EQUITY LIFESTYLE, VISIT EQUITYLIFESTYLE.COM
TO SEE THIS PORTION OF THE SHOW AGAIN VISIT
DESIGNINGSPACES.TV WHERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND A LINK
TO THE EQUITY LIFESTYLE WEBSITE. IF YOU ARE BUYING YOUR FIRST
HOME OR DOWN SIZING AND LOOKING FOR THE IDEAL COMMUNITIY FOR
YOUR LIFESTYLE OR YOU ARE INSURING YOUR FAMILY
WILL HAVE A CLEAN AND SPARKLING POOL FOR SUMMER FUN AND
RECREATION, WE HAVE THE TIPS AND INFO YOU
NEED TO MAKE YOUR HOME AND LIVING SPACES BETTER THAN EVER.
WE ARE DESIGNING SPACES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
ANYTHING YOU’VE SEEN ON TODAY’S SHOW OR TO FIND OUT HOW TO BE PART OF
THE SHOW, LOG ON TO
DESIGNINGSPACES. YOU CAN VISIT THESE WEBSITES TO
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PARTICAPANTS ON THIS ADDITION OF
DESIGNING SPACES.

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