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...
Equity Lifestyle Properties and Retirenet.Com have launched a new marketing campaign to feature premier properties in Florida, California, Illinois, Arizona and Colorado. Read more...
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
Boca man accused of burglarizing business he follows on Instagram
Apr 15, 2014 6:40 pm
A Boca Raton e-cigarette burglar was "immediately" identified when the victim told police the suspect follows his business on Instagram, according to a Boca Raton Police arrest report.
Witness a new arts scene breaking out in Old Pompano Beach
Apr 15, 2014 6:33 pm
Bailey Contemporary Arts holds open house Wednesday night with partners from Delray Beach's Arts GarageBailey Contemporary Arts, a new studio and exhibition space in Old Pompano Beach that has struck ...
'Alternate ending' to 'Frozen' has Elsa joining X-Men | Video
Apr 15, 2014 5:36 pm
A parody video posted to the "How It Should Have Ended" (HISHE) YouTube channel has Disney's hit animated musical "Frozen" ending very differently.
Heat await opening playoff foe: Bobcats or Wizards | Video
Apr 15, 2014 4:36 pm
Two games Wednesday night will hold a significant impact on the direction of the Miami Heat. Neither will involve the Heat.
NBA playoff race: Team-by-team possibilities
Apr 15, 2014 4:28 pm
Tuesday's update on the playoffs races from the NBA:
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea music events too loud for some residents | Photos
Apr 15, 2014 4:07 pm
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea residents are having to face the music of the town's own success. A weekend program involving live bands, launched about six years ago to help hurting businesses, has boomed. But...
Donald Trump says he is serious about buying the Buffalo Bills
Apr 15, 2014 3:58 pm
When Donald Trump announced a couple of weeks ago he wanted to buy the Buffalo Bills, many dismissed it as a typical publicity ploy by The Donald. Not true, he says.
Pines eaglets take to the air
Apr 15, 2014 3:55 pm
Pair hatched in January make first flightsA pair of successful student pilots sat in a massive nest in a tall tree near Pines Boulevard, one of them tearing at some food with its beak.
Migrants come ashore near Delray Beach
Apr 15, 2014 3:32 pm
HIGHLAND BEACH -- Twelve Haitian immigrants were taken into custody Tuesday morning after they came ashore south of Delray Beach.
Sunrise pushes pedestrian, bike safety | Take our poll
Apr 15, 2014 3:27 pm
Police are targeting two Oakland Park Boulevard intersections with a high number of bicycle and pedestrian crashes, aiming to educate everyone about the rules of the road.
News from Jacksonville and Northern Florida from WLTV
Local business tax day freebie trumps all the rest
Apr 15, 2014 3:39 pm
Tax Day means lots of things to lots of people, but to most folks it means giving, not receiving. Which may explain why a parade of companies have embraced Tax Day freebies, deals and promos.
Tom Coughlin Jay Fund helping families with their finances
Apr 15, 2014 3:38 pm
Former Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin realized this financial burden after one of his own players developed leukemia while on his team at Boston College back in 1996. That's how the Jay Fund was born.
Chilly gusts on the way
Apr 15, 2014 2:57 pm
Chilly gusts on the way
Missing elderly Melrose man in need of medication found
Apr 15, 2014 2:52 pm
William Charles Davison has been found, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
USCG, FWC rescue disabled boat
Apr 15, 2014 12:21 pm
The United States Coast Guard Station Mayport responded to a disabled boat in Clay County.
Wanted woman flees deputies, locks self in KFC bathroom
Apr 15, 2014 11:33 am
Deputies attempted to handcuff the suspect, but she allegedly fled and locked herself in the men's room of a nearby Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.
Lawmakers aim to make state park waters safer
Apr 15, 2014 11:29 am
Florida ranks among the highest in the country with child drownings. A new bill will hope to prevent them from happening
Last minute tax blitz for last minute tax filers
Apr 15, 2014 10:44 am
RealSense is holding a tax blitz from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Historic Springfield Community Learning Center located at 1601 North Main Street, 2nd Floor.
Google Glass available Tuesday
Apr 15, 2014 7:17 am
f you are looking for something to purchase with your tax refund on April 15, Google may be able to help.
Gainesville high school takes math title again
Apr 15, 2014 7:07 am
The Buchholz High School math team swept the Florid Mu Alpha Theta competition over the weekend, bringing home their 10-straight state championship.