New Mexico Master-Planned Community Recognized as 50 Best in U.S.

Where to Retire Releases 10th Biennial List

Source: By Carlee Mausner, Where to Retire

HOUSTON, Texas (June 13, 2017) – Where to Retire reveals “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States,” in the July/August issue, on newsstands now. The list is the only one of its kind, focusing on communities rather than locales and featuring first-person testimonials by current residents.

Jubilee Los Lunas, located in Los Lunas, is the only master-planned community in New Mexico to be recognized this year. Arizona has nine of the winning 50 communities, tied with Florida and just ahead of North Carolina, which has six. (View a complete list of the 50 Best online)

The selected 50 best master-planned communities showcase the variety of housing options and amenities that enrich the lives of relocating retirees. “A superb transplantation requires a move to an advantageous and nurturing spot. Over and over again, residents from these 50 communities boasted about having established new, lifelong friendships with neighbors who create an upbeat environment and activities that keep them fit and busy,” Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said. “The communities we chose are stunning in the viewfinder, with locations along the coast, in the mountains, near low-humidity deserts, by rivers and lakes and in proximity to major cities.”

Nearly a year ago, editors began gathering and evaluating information on more than 100 communities, but chose only established neighborhoods with enough acreage to build at least a year’s supply of homes. The communities come from 18 states, and home prices begin at $80,000 and go upwards of $3 million; 38 start at less than $300,000. Twenty-one of the developments are active-adult communities where residents must meet minimum age requirements. The communities are listed alphabetically by state and then by development name. They are not ranked. A two-page chart gives a snapshot of all 50 choices and a guide to their amenities.

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