Don't Segregate Boomer Communities

Communities intended for those over 55 and are being placed in the middle of planned developments that have all ages.
October 5, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Today's active-adult communities are beginning to embrace backpacks andbaby carriages. They're still age-restricted. But instead of large,isolated communities at the edges of the Valley, many are now smallerand built smack dab in the middle of master-planned developmentsdesigned for all ages... "Many baby boomers, although fitting the 55-or-older age requirement, don't want to live in 'retirement' communities, said Jay Butler, director of the Arizona Real Estate Center at Arizona State University. They also don't want to isolate themselves from shopping and other activities."

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Published on Saturday, October 4, 2003 in The Arizona Republic

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