What Kind of Active Community Is Right for You? October 1, 2011 Welcome to our occasional weekend newsletter, which focuses on interesting active adult and 55+ communities and the issues surrounding them. This week's featured communities are highlighted within the Featured Article. Featured Article: With So Many Kinds of Active and Retirement Communities - Which One Is Right for You? http://www.topretirements.com/blog/active-adult-communities/what-style-of-active-community-hits-your-sweet-spot.html/ If you are one of the people that think all retirement communities are about the same, you have another thing coming. There is truly a dizzying array of choices that await you. There are communities that have no age restrictions - ad those that do. There are enormous active adult communities with hundreds of activities and clubs - and those that don't even have a clubhouse. Some focus on sports, while others are based on affinity groups. There are urban, suburban, and rural choices. Cooperative and very independent. In this article we explore some of your choices, along with pros and cons and links to sample communities. A Little Bit of Good News in Real Estate http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/09/27/housing-takes-baby-steps-towards-better-balance/ We came across one of the few positive signs for the real estate market we have seen in the last few years. In a Wall Street Journal article, "Housing Takes Baby Steps", it appears that the overhanging inventory of unsold homes is declining - from over 11 months supply to about 8.4. It also appears that the "shadow inventory" of homes for sale, those that are about to come on the market, is also down. 100 Most Popular Active Communities for 2011 http://www.topretirements.com/blog/active-adult-communities/100-most-popular-active-communities-for-2011.html/ We invite you to explore more communities - there are more than 1480 in this directory: National Directory of Active Adult Communities http://www.topretirements.com/active_adult_communities/National.html Inside The Villages, FL www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=86640&c=ib&aff=112009&cl=17621" target="ejejcsingle Looking for Information about where to Live for 19 Different Lifestyles? Our new website just added better video capabilities. See videos of cool towns, or add a video for your town - http://www.BestPlacesinUSA.com Did a friend forward you this newsletter? Use this link to get your own free copy. http://www.topretirements.com/Newsletter.html Our Schedule: This weekend edition of our newsletter, which focuses on 55+ and active adult communities, is published about 20 times per year. The weekly Wednesday newsletter delivers timely articles about general retirement issues and best places to retire.