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Below Average Cost-of-Living Retirement Communities

Eastern U.S.

Bella Vista, New Haven, Connecticut

For those not in the market to buy real estate at retirement time, Bella Vista is an alternative worth considering.  This very affordable, age-targeted (55+) apartment community offers a good variety of on-site services/amenities and places great emphasis on the safety and well-being of its residents.

Heritage Village, Southbury, Connecticut

Wild Meadows, Dover, Delaware

Plantation Oaks, Flagler Beach, Florida

Pickwick Pines Resort, Iuka, Mississippi

Hidden away in the heart of the Deep South, in a small town named Iuka, sits a large resort-like community that attracts retirees and vacationers with second homes.   Pickwick Pines rambles across 160 wooded acres, is close to excellent lake recreation and boasts affordable, new site-built homes.   Amenities include a 14,000 sq. ft. activities center and four nearby golf courses.

Lakeside Crossing, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina  

Central U.S.

Grand Lakeview, Des Moines, Iowa

Western U.S.

Mission Royale,  Casa Grande, Arizona

Mission Royale is an active adult community located within a larger all ages development by Meritage Homes.   New and resale single family homes are designed to blend into the surrounding landscape, and prices are quite reasonable.  Amenities include a new clubhouse and tennis courts, not to mention mountain and desert views.

Pueblo El Mirage Resort, El Mirage, Arizona

Towerpoint RV Resort, Mesa, Arizona

RV snowbirds and those seeking year-round RV sites and mobile home accommodations (some for lease) in a fun, 55+ community will want to check out Towerpoint RV Resort in Mesa, Arizona.   This large development works to  create a lively atmosphere with planned activities and numerous amenities.

Sands RV and Golf Resort, Hot Desert Springs, California

Sunrise Bluffs, Belen, New Mexico

In central New Mexico, just south of Albuquerque, is the sleepy town of Belen, and within Belen is the tidy, gated manufactured home community of Sunrise Bluffs.  This cozy development sits beneath dry, sunny skies and offers affordable homes starting in the low $120,000s.

Destinations at Sandhill, Las Vegas, Nevada

Destinations at Sandhill is an active adult apartment community that provides an alternative to purchasing real estate at retirement time.   This gated complex has four floor plans from which to choose; one and two bedroom units are available for lease with rents starting below $885 a month.

Scenic Hills, Cibolo, Texas



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