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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The Retirement Net (RetireNet.com) today announced the launch of The Manufactured Home Community Living lifestyle on the world’s largest and most complete directory of retirement living, RetireNet.com. Read more...
South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel
Broward municipal election results
Mar 12, 2014 2:44 am
Lauderdale Lakes voters chose smaller government Tuesday, shrinking the size of its commission.
Miami Dolphins trade Jonathan Martin to San Francisco 49ers
Mar 12, 2014 2:42 am
The Miami Dolphins have traded disgruntled offensive lineman Jonathan Martin to the San Francisco 49ers, coached by his former University of Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh. &...
Haynie is Boca's new mayor; newcomer in Council Seat D
Mar 12, 2014 2:31 am
Susan Haynie topped her City Council colleague Anthony Majhess by 14 percentage points in Boca Raton's hotly contested mayoral race.
Jolly defeats Sink in key Pinellas House race
Mar 12, 2014 1:38 am
Republican David Jolly narrowly took the contentious and expensive special election on Tuesday to replace his former boss, the late Rep. Bill Young, in the Pinellas County seat in Congress that some b...
McCray and Casello sweep Boynton election
Mar 12, 2014 1:08 am
Political veterans win the race BOYNTON BEACH
Palm Beach County OKs pursuit of baseball stadium deal
Mar 12, 2014 1:01 am
Palm Beach County is willing to play ball with two Major League Baseball teams trying to get a new spring training stadium, but public cost and tax hurdles could get in the way. &am...
Girl found in Sunrise pool dies; her twin brother in critical condition | Offer condolences
Mar 12, 2014 12:46 am
One of the twin toddlers pulled last week from the bottom of an apartment complex swimming pool died Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Sunrise plans to join crackdown on puppy mills, pet stores
Mar 12, 2014 12:33 am
Sunrise may jump on the anti-puppy-mill bandwagon and become the sixth city in Broward County to embrace a law that aims to protect customers from buying sick dogs. &n...
Palm Beach County rejects sales tax increase proposal
Mar 12, 2014 12:30 am
If you spend money to shop, eat or play in Palm Beach County , you won't have to pay extra sales taxes next year.
David Jolly wins special election for Fla. House seat
Mar 12, 2014 12:10 am
Republican David Jolly is the winner of a hard-fought congressional election in Florida to replace the late U.S. Rep. Bill Young, NBC-6 reported Tuesday evening.  ...
News from Jacksonville and Northern Florida from WLTV
Rain has begun
Mar 12, 2014 3:14 am
Wednesday a.m. rain
Free agents signing with, targeted by the Jaguars
Mar 12, 2014 12:22 am
NFL Free Agency Day is Tuesday and the Jacksonville Jaguars so far have signed the following players.
Sheriff's 'Vacation Watch' popular among Clay County residents
Mar 11, 2014 11:53 pm
Many have signed up for the Clay County Sheriff's Vacation Watch in 2014, that number expected to double by June.
Uncle talks about 2-year-old ZaDariyah's first 'ticket' from police
Mar 11, 2014 10:39 pm
Uncle Keyth snapped a photo of 2-year-old motorist ZaDariyah getting a "ticket" from a Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer.
Police ticket mini motorist
Mar 11, 2014 10:37 pm
A young driver got her first taste of the law Sunday.
Brunswick woman excited to receive Buddy Check Backpack
Mar 11, 2014 9:46 pm
Leigh Langford is a mom in Brunswick, Georgia, who is willing to say that being bald is not really her thing.
Teacher speaks out about VAM evaluations
Mar 11, 2014 9:24 pm
Duval County Public School teacher says she and other teachers remain frustrated by the VAM teacher evaluations
Teacher facing termination for using 'n-word' in class
Mar 11, 2014 9:02 pm
A DCPS investigation cleared the allegation as sustained, meaning evidence proves the allegation(s) to be true.
Media outlets fight for improved courtroom access
Mar 11, 2014 8:23 pm
Local media outlets argued for improved courtroom access at a hearing before the first District Court of Appeals.
Still no wreckage from Malaysian Airlines incident
Mar 11, 2014 6:51 pm
Planes and ships from several countries, including the United States, are still working to find Malaysian Airlines MH370