April 5, 2016

Get to Know Central Florida: The City of Leesburg, FL

Leesburg, FL was founded in 1857. It's the oldest and second-largest city by population in Central Florida's Lake County, after only Clermont. Its convenient location in the middle of the state means everything Florida has to offer is easily accessible. That includes numerous big and small cities, state ...

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March 30, 2016

4 Great Central Florida Beach Destinations

If you haven't heard, Florida has a lot of beaches. Beautiful beaches. World-famous beaches. From the Panhandle to the Keys, east coast and west coast. No matter where you are in the state, you're never too far from the beach.

Central Florida has a bunch of amazing beaches ...

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March 24, 2016

Get to Know Central Florida: The City of Mount Dora, FL

Mount Dora, FL is a picturesque city in Lake County, a prime example of “small town charm,” complete with large rolling hills that are such a rare landscape feature in Florida. It's a famed antiquing destination with quiet residential areas, some amazing active-adult communities, and a quaint and ...

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March 17, 2016

Introducing MyFRS, a Florida Retirement Savings Option

Saving for retirement is a big issue for the 55+ crowd. There are, of course, many individual factors to consider when calculating how much money you'll need to retire in the manner you want, and that's not really something we're qualified to give advice on. Consult a ...

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March 12, 2016

Active-Adult Fun at Universal's CityWalk Orlando

The Orlando area's famous for its theme parks, but it often seems like most of the excitement is geared toward the little ones. That became even more true when Disney closed down the adults-oriented Pleasure Island section of Downtown Disney (as it was known then—it has since been rebranded ...

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March 4, 2016

10 Tips for Finding the Right Active-Adult Community

As the Baby Boomers have been retiring en masse in recent years—and as they will continue to do by the millions over the next several years—demand for homes in an active-adult community has gone through the roof. No pun intended. It's true in popular retirement destinations like Florida, but also ...

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Feb. 22, 2016

Get to Know Central Florida: The City of Tavares, FL

The city of Tavares, FL is the county seat of Lake County. It's one of the most charming cities in the area, and it's an incredibly convenient location for anyone wanting easy access to all the diverse offerings of Central Florida. Orlando, the theme parks and resorts, and ...

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Feb. 17, 2016

What Is a Community Development District (CDD)?

If you start looking into buying a new or second home in a master-planned community in Florida, you're bound to encounter the term “Community Development District” (CDD) eventually. And you're bound to wonder what that means, especially if you're not from the state.

Without getting into the ...

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Feb. 11, 2016

3 Upcoming Central Florida Birding Events

In case you haven't heard, Central Florida is an amazing place for birdwatching enthusiasts. There are lots of beautiful, serene state parks, wildlife preserves, expansive lakes, and other destinations where birders can see so many diverse species year round. There are also plenty of fun and informative organized events ...

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Feb. 11, 2016

Birding as an Active Adult in Central Florida

If you're already a casual or serious birdwatcher, or if you're looking for a new hobby that gets you outside more, Central Florida has lots of fantastic birding opportunities for active adults. Take advantage of the 2,000-mile long Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, which extends across ...

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