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Hard Times for the Nation’s Gay Retirement Communities

Category: LGBT

October 29, 2011 — It has been clear for a while that gay and lesbian retirement communities were struggling to survive. Relatively new and trying to get off the ground, their struggle is even more difficult than that faced by straight retirement communities, who have had no walk in the park in the midst of this real estate meltdown either.¬† Now the New York Times reports in “Hard Times for Gay Retirement Havens” that 2 gay communities have filed for bankruptcy protection – RainbowVision in Santa Fe, NM, and (more…)

Posted by admin on October 29th, 2011

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10 of America’s Best Beach Towns

Category: beach

By Shannon Keating

Who wouldn’t love living a beach lifestyle? Swimming, surfing, sun bathing, and other exciting water diversions are aplenty along lake and ocean coasts. From boardwalk classics, to sparkling seaside nightlife, to family-friendly relaxation and recreation, there is a plethora of different options when it comes to your own personal perfect beach town.

You’ve always dreamed of waking up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore, and walking out your front door to feel sand between your toes – the good news is that the distressed real estate market means that this is as good a time than any to find a beach-centric community that’s right for you.

The following are ten of our favorite American beach towns from across the country.

1. Traverse City, Michigan

Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, Traverse City is especially popular for boating and fishing. Off the lake, activities include skiing and golf. Traverse City also has a lively, vibrant arts scene, a historic downtown, cute restaurants, and the campus of Northwestern Michigan College. Visit the Interlochen Center for the Arts for concerts, exhibits and theater productions year-round, any of 13 museums, and (more…)

Posted by admin on October 16th, 2011

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