When I posted about Cresswind at Lake Lanier recently, I discovered that the developer, Kolter, has also built several other very appealing communities in the Southeastern United States. Here's a little information about Kolter and the various neighborhoods that they have built. Not all of these communities are age restricted. However, they all offer a variety of amenities such as clubhouses, pools and recreational facilities. In addition, I recognize that some retirees may prefer to live in a neighborhood that is not age restricted ... for example, if they want to share a home with their adult children or they like to live in a more diverse community.
The Kolter Group
Kolter is a real estate development and investment firm that is headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida. It has built over 3,400 homes in the Southeast and, when their currrent projects are completed, they will have built about 13,000 residences.
Since I have never personally dealt with this home builder, I thought it would be smart to check the company's Better Business Report. As of early September, 2013, the BBB rated Kolter Signature Homes, LLC as A+. The report said that they received that score based on 16 factors, including the length of time they have been in business (since 1996), general background information, and the fact that there has been no complaints filed with the BBB. Specifically, there were no complaints regarding advertising and sales, problems with the product, delivery, or their warranty. There have also been no significant government actions involving Kolter Signature Homes.
In addition to building the homes and developing these master planned communities, Kolter also has a financial services branch that can help you arrange for your mortgage. However, as a former Realtor, I always recommend that people also meet with their own banker, as well as an independent mortgage broker, before making a final mortgage decision. While nothing is wrong with using your builder's mortgage company, it is still a good idea to shop around.
Cresswind at Victoria Gardens in DeLand, Florida
This is a 55+ age restricted community. Visit this community and check out the five decorated model homes. It is also conveniently located near a medical park.
Fairway Cove at Verandah in Fort Myers, Florida
This master planned development includes golf, nature trails, and convenient facilities for fishing and kayaking. Homes priced from the mid-200,000's.
Cresswind Myrtle Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Live in a Master Planned active adult golf course community that is within an easy bike ride to the ocean. (The photo of the live oak tree used with this article was taken in the lovely Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina.)
PGA Village Verano in Port St. Lucie, Florida
Do you love the play golf? This the the ultimate resort style community with 54 holes of PGA championship golf.
Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia
This age restricted over-55 community, which has been previewed separately in this blog, has won more awards than any other adult community near Atlanta, Georgia. Located on beautiful Lake Lanier, it features both a gorgeous clubhouse as well as a private marina. Perfect if you want to take your boat with you when you retire! The homes here start in the low $200,000's. You can read my separate article on Cresswind at Lake Lanier here. That article will give you information that applies to the other developments, as well.
You can get more information about these communities through these sources:
If you are looking for a place to live after retirement, you may also be interested in checking out the index articles below:
Gifts, Travel and Family Relationships
Great Places for Boomers to Retire Overseas
Great Places to Retire in the United States
Health and Medical Topics for Baby Boomers
Money and Financial Planning for Retirement
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