Should You Buy a Home in a Gated Community?

The trend toward gated housing communities took off in the 1980s, a period when the U.S. saw skyrocketing crime rates. Decades later, gated communities have become so common in Central Florida that service providers and vendors routinely ask if they’ll … Continue reading

Which Part of Florida Is Best for Retirement?

You’re getting ready to retire, and you’ve always pictured yourself pursuing a carefree retirement lifestyle in sunny, tax-friendly Florida. Now that the time has come, you must focus on the details to make your dream come true. First up: deciding … Continue reading

How to Retire Comfortably in Florida

Thanks to its balmy weather and absence of snow, the Sunshine State has long claimed the hearts of older adults looking to live out their retirement dreams in comfort. Many factors go into anyone’s decision of where to retire, but … Continue reading

At What Age Should Seniors Downsize?

Not all older Americans choose to downsize as they move into retirement. But for many, trading in a large house and yard for a smaller home in a place where they’ve always wanted to live—like Central Florida—can be the ideal … Continue reading

Should Senior Citizens Rent or Buy a Home When Relocating to Central Florida?

When it comes to retirement housing, much of the advice provided by 20th-century sages has given way to new realities in a fast-changing real estate market. Home prices and rental costs have remained relatively low in Central Florida when compared … Continue reading

Is Buying a Home in a 55-Plus Community a Good Investment?

As with any financial decision, there are pros and cons to buying a retirement home in a Central Florida community for those 55 and older. On the pro side, real estate values are escalating at a fast pace throughout the … Continue reading

Can Someone Under 55 Live in a 55-Plus Florida Community

Do You Have to Be 55 to Buy in an Age-Restricted 55 Community in Central Florida? In some cases, you may be younger than 55 and still qualify to buy a home in a community that’s designated for active adults … Continue reading

Best Retirement Cities in Central Florida

Enjoy Resort-Style Living in One of the Best Retirement Cities in Central Florida If you’re planning to retire in the Sunshine State solely because of the year-round balmy weather, then you won’t have to be too choosy when finding a … Continue reading

Reasons to Retire in Central Florida

For the better part of a century, older adults have been flocking to Florida so they could permanently put away the snow shovel along with their timecard. The state’s balmy weather, coupled with an equally favorable tax climate, have made … Continue reading

What Is the Best Small Town in Florida to Live In?

For many retirees, the best small town to live in is one where it’s easy to make friends, there’s plenty to do, and home offers a quiet spot away from excessive noise and traffic congestion. Blair Group has five communities … Continue reading