New Breed of Retirement Communities

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MarkeWatch article titled “8 quirky retirement communities” Profiles a new breed of retirement communities for RV nuts, theater buffs, and even postal workers!

  1. NoHo Senior Artists Colony The brand-new NoHo Senior Artists Colony is a community for those 62 and up in the trendy North Hollywood neighborhood; it was created exclusively for artists.
  2. Lake Weir Living, a “toy-friendly” boomer community in central Florida—built around the idea that no kinds of community restrictions should keep retirees from enjoying (or parking) their RVs, motorcycles, boats or vintage Buicks.
  3. Escapees CARE. At this facility in Livingston, Texas, visitors can park their RV on the grounds and get nursing care, meals, and more on site.
  4. Nalcrest, a retirement community founded in the early 1960s in south central Florida, was built exclusively for postal workers.
  5. ShantiNiketan, near Orlando, caters to Indian Americans 55 and over, and its unique features reflect their cultural preferences
  6. Lasell Village. Here, you are not merely encouraged to take classes, you are required to—to the tune of 450 hours of classes a year at Lasell College
  7. Aegis Gardens, a community for Chinese Americans near San Francisco
  8. Glacier Village, a senior cohousing community in Davis, Calif. Cohousing communities are made up of a cluster of individual homes with shared common space, in which all residents actively participate in the management of the community;

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