Florida Retirement Communities Make For Ideal Small Towns For Today’s Active Adult

Florida retirement communitiesFlorida retirement communities are ideal small towns, where everybody wants to go, where everybody knows your name and shares similar memories.

“Be glad there’s one place in the world

Where everybody knows your name

And they’re always glad you came

You want to go where people know

People are all the same

You want to go where everybody knows your name.”

(From the theme song of the TV sitcom “Cheers.”)

Florida retirement communitiesIn small towns (aka Florida retirement communities), you can say, “Remember Burt Lancaster in the 1953 film “From Here to Eternity?” and everyone says, “Oh, my! The famous kiss scene!” And they all saw it when it first came out.

Remember Doris Day and Rock Hudson in “Pillow Talk?” Remember James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause?” or “Giant?” Remember “Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe? Or Marlon Brando in anything?

It’s wonderful to share memories with those in your own age group. Memories spark conversations, conversations spark friendships.

And it’s easy to meet people of your own age at Florida retirement communities, as they are designed for your age group. They are stimulating small towns, yet charming. They have high-tech Internet and no-tech shuffleboard. They invite you to be as adventurous or creative or laid back as you want; to try new things or share old memories with those your own age.

They have all the advantages of a big city – the culture, the recreation, the educational opportunities – all compressed into several hundred acres. The small town atmosphere renourishes your spirit and revitalizes your body.

Lake Ashton is set on over 1,200 acres of choice virgin Florida ranch land fronting the serene waters of Lake Ashton. A gated, active adult community, Lake Ashton’s amenities include a 26,000-square-foot clubhouse, 30,000- square-foot health and fitness center, Florida Retirement Communities - Excercising at your Active Adult Communityindoor pool and outdoor pool, two 18-hole private golf courses, lighted tennis courts, boat ramp/dock, movie theater, bowling alley, banking and much more – much like a small town.

An active adult retirement community developed by CRF Communities, the “small town” of Lake Ashton offers popular single-family homes and motor coach garage homes.

Whatever part of the small town you want to live in, it takes no time at all for everybody to know your name. All kinds of people are welcome – from hunters and peckers (typists) to hunters and hikers (not-so-great golfers), at Florida retirement communities.