Active Adult Living Del Webb Communities

Thanksgiving at the Clubhouse

We have enjoyed Thanksgiving at our clubhouse 2 or 3 times since moving here and always had a good time.  What a nice benefit from living at our Over 55 Community! Here is our post from a previous Thanksgiving.

Our Thanksgiving at the clubhouse was enjoyable. We sat at a table with our friends Larry and Dottie, Wayne and Linda, and some new residents from Connecticut.  We had such a good time talking, we were the last ones to leave.

As you can see by the top photo, there was plenty of food and the turkey was great.

Petty good crowd on hand, but since it was residents only this year, there were some empty spaces where more tables could have gone if they had allowed family members like last year. Maybe next year they will.

Thanksgiving at Village at Deaton Creek
Thanksgiving at Village at Deaton Creek

Sure was nice to come back home and not to worry about washing dishes! Since I started my race walking training for the National Senior Games, I didn’t care for second helpings anyway.  Mary Ann prepared a white chicken chili for a late dinner and that was great. By the way, Mary Ann shared 5 things we were thankful for and living here at VDC was on both our lists! How about that.

On the way out I spotted the great Christmas tree in the clubhouse lobby.

Christmas tree
Christmas tree

Up next will be the Holiday Parties.  There is one for our street, one for our section, and one for the community.

Also I spotted this on “The Daily” section of our web site.
Adult Gingerbread House Decorating Night  – Free 
Bring your neighbors and turn up the holiday magic with a fun-filled evening of Gingerbread House Decorating. Bring your own gingerbread house and decorating supplies (icing, candies, gumdrops, etc.). RSVP at the front desk.

Well this sounds like a photo opportunity in the making! I will have to pop in and see what is going on.

I am trying to get Mary Ann to take this class at the clubhouse so we can get a discount on our auto insurance, but haven’t convinced her yet. AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS – THURSDAY

Another photo op is:
Breakfast With Santa, Saturday

The Austins and It’s Showtime do such a good job lining up talent for us.  I bet this is going to be good.  I need to talk with my ticket agent (Mary Ann) about getting us tickets to this.
It’s Showtime Presents On Saturday, Lindy and Greg will perform.  The Austin’s  saw this couple on a cruise and were so impressed, they wanted to bring them to VDC.

We already got our tickets to the New Year’s Eve party. We saw Butch and the Buckheads a few months ago and then were good!
New Year’s Eve Celebration! December 31, – 9pm – 12:30am
DANCE PARTY: This event will be upstairs only, the ballroom will feature Butch and the Buckheads, returning to VDC for another amazing performance! If you love a great dance party, THIS is the place for you! Dance, Dance, Dance!

Mary Ann says she heard The Everly Brothers tribute show is coming soon and she wants tickets!  We will have to track this show down and get her some tickets.

Plenty of Activities going on this Holiday season here at Village at Deaton Creek.

PS: this morning I thought this was a red bird (cardinal) on my neighbor patio railing but when I zoomed in, I see it is lovely rose.










Active Adult Living Del Webb Communities

Best Locations For Over 55 Communities

Most of the good size 55+ Active Adult Communities are located on the outer edges of the larger metro areas. Some say that is because land prices are cheaper for the developers like Del Webb, to acquire the hundreds of acres at a reasonable price. That may be part of the reason for the location, but it is more than that.

As the article Best Small Towns Are In Big City Metros points out:
“It turns out that some of the best small towns in the country to retire in may be found near the outskirts of some of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.  More and more city dwellers nearing retirement age are contemplating a shorter distance to their end-of-work destination and are not crossing the state line.  Rather, retirees are moving to the outskirts of the major city they worked in for decades, to smaller communities that offer a lower cost of living and a much slower pace.” In fact, one of the most searched terms is 55 and over communities near me.

Shelly Bloom with Virtual Properties Realty, our Village at Deaton Creek resident agent, points out on her web site: This location provides easy access to Atlanta, Gainesville, Athens, Lake Lanier and the mountains, giving homeowners admission to entertainment, shopping, fine dining and a myriad of outdoor activities.

So the outer Metro locations are the best of both worlds.  It also has these benefits:

5 Reasons Outer Metros Are the Best Locations for Active Adult Communities

  1. You can live among the outskirts of a metro area and remain close to friends, family and loved ones without dealing with the traffic, high taxes, crime or neighbors too busy to be friends with a retired person. Plus if you have lived your life in that metro area, then you are familiar with the area.
  2. Provides convenient access to state-of-the-art hospitals and medical centers.  Specialists and general practitioners are even opening up second locations next to 55+ Communities to provide easy access for their patients. This is particularity true here at Village at Deaton Creek with the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center right next door, the new Longstreet Clinic building across the street and many more existing and under construction medical buildings along our Friendship Parkway. See Being Close to A Hospital is Mandatory
  3. Rather than living in the hustle of a city, retirees like to slow down a little to smell the roses and enjoy a more relaxing lifestyle.
  4. As listed above, if you wanted to continue working full or part time, you are close enough to commute to a job.
  5. The beauty of the areas is amazing, something you will not get in the suburbs. You can actually see the sky, enjoy the many local parks,  see the mountains, watch the sunrise or sunset.

So there are many reasons the outer Metro areas are the perfect location for 55+ Active Adult Communities.