The "Sunshine State" is by far the most popular destination for retirees in America. Blessed with a warm climate and an almost dizzying number of recreational choices, Florida attracts so many seniors (and other new residents) that it is consistently one of the fastest-growing states in the U.S. As recently as 2005, one Florida county (Flagler) had the highest growth rate in the country, and 14 made the list of the hundred fastest-growing counties.
It's not hard to understand the appeal Florida has on newcomers: an extensive and varied coastline featuring wide, sandy beaches, mangrove swamps, and the famous Keys. With a tropical/subtropical climate that encourages gardening, sun-worship, and year-round golf, Florida is filled with exciting urban areas such as Miami, Tampa, and Orlando. Historical sites like St. Augustine and Cape Canaveral are intriguing aside a surprising amount of quiet, purely rural countryside in the central and northern parts of the state.
The famous Everglades in the south, numerous theme parks and sports and extensive parks and preserves featuring boating, fishing, and aquatic activity, have all helped transform Florida from a sleepy Southern backwater to a booming state in little more than a century.
Colony Cove is a resort-style community designed around an active 55+ lifestyle, with waterfront views to spare and a variety of amenities and activities to enjoy. For a comfortable, affordable lifestyle with year-round sunshine, Colony Cove is sure to be Read more...
Deciding which community is just right is a challenge. However, its a challenge that can be solved by simply doing your homework. The most important distinction to make is simply what type of retirement community you are seeking out. Some communities tout Read more...
With hints of Spring in the air after what seems like an endless winter, warm weather communities are seeming more and more attractive to retire to. Why live in an area where you look forward to a few short summer months, when you can live in warmth year Read more...
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South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel
Boynton's mental health committee gets green light
Apr 18, 2014 4:00 am
Boynton Beach plans to do all it can to help its residents with mental health issues.
AutoNation posts record quarter, pushes digital sales
Apr 17, 2014 2:19 pm
Even this winter's freeze couldn't keep AutoNation from posting a record first quarter.
Greenacres police search for spider web tattooed bank robber
Apr 17, 2014 2:08 pm
Police are looking for a man who robbed at TD Bank on Thursday, according to a Greenacres Police news release.
Hollywood police chief: Union's billboard 'disgraceful' | Video
Apr 17, 2014 1:16 pm
Hollywood's police chief, the target of recent police union attacks via banner and billboard, had his own message for the public on Wednesday: The streets of Hollywood are safe.
Scattered showers and storms today | Weather alerts
Apr 17, 2014 8:49 am
Expect more gray skies with scattered showers and storms today, the result of a stalled cold front.
Feds charge Rothstein's former CFO Irene Stay
Apr 17, 2014 8:32 am
A trusted member of Rothstein's inner circle, the former bookkeeper played a key role in his $1.4B Ponzi scheme, investigators sayFederal prosecutors filed a criminal charge Wednesday against Scott Ro...
Heat fall to 76ers, open playoffs Sunday vs. Bobcats | Video/Photos
Apr 17, 2014 3:26 am
It will be Pat Riley vs. Michael Jordan in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
Heat thinner margin of error won't stop Finals trip
Apr 17, 2014 2:32 am
It's Heat vs. Charlotte in playoff opener – and then maybe BrooklynMIAMI – Well, this is it. The moment's finally here. The endless NBA regular season ended Wednesday nigh, the Hea...
Boynton man bitten by snake describes 'pounding' pain | Video/Photos
Apr 17, 2014 2:22 am
An avid outdoorsman, Ryan Toogood fishes for sharks in the Atlantic, hikes alligator habitat in the Everglades and even owns a pair of snake-proof boots.
Gunman steals key allowing access to thousands of mailboxes | Video
Apr 17, 2014 1:15 am
Thousands of mailboxes could be compromised after an armed robber stole a postal key from a mail carrier in Lauderhill, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
News from Jacksonville and Northern Florida from WLTV
Jaxon's Night Market premiere
Apr 17, 2014 11:59 pm
The premiere of Jaxson's Night Market, a monthly farmer's market was Thursday evening.
Local Ukrainian-Jewish refugee helping other refugees
Apr 17, 2014 11:19 pm
A local Ukrainian-Jewish refugee is changing the lives of hundreds of refugee families settling on the First Coast.
Palatka streets erupt with two days of violence
Apr 17, 2014 10:38 pm
Palatka Police say two shooting incidents that occurred on consecutive days are related.
Flood watch issued for Friday afternoon and night
Apr 17, 2014 8:45 pm
Gov. Scott highlights job growth at Northrop Grumman
Apr 17, 2014 8:38 pm
More than 400 jobs and $102 million in capital investment is coming to St. Augustine, announced Fla. Gov. Scott.
3 sentenced for stealing guns, cash from Ga. home
Apr 17, 2014 7:07 pm
3 people, including two from Palm Coast, were sentenced to prison for stealing machine guns and cash from a Georgia home.
Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital
Apr 17, 2014 7:07 pm
A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital will get a warning.
FDLE: Deputy said he would drop charges for nude photos
Apr 17, 2014 6:33 pm
An Osceola County Sheriff's Deputy was arrested Thursday for bribery.
Teen remembered at Keystone Heights Funeral
Apr 17, 2014 6:29 pm
Family and friends remember teenager at Keystone Heights Funeral
Protesters: Free Marissa Alexander, remove Angela Corey
Apr 17, 2014 6:26 pm
A group is fighting to free Marissa Alexander and have State Attorney Angela Corey fired