55+ and Looking for a home in Reno?
national magazine aimed at guiding retirees on where to move has recently named
Reno one of its eight top retirement destinations.
2013 edition of Where to Retire will profile Reno as a hot town
to snap up bargains now.
In 2010, the magazine included
Reno in its top 10 list of great places to retire, and in 2009 named
Renos Somersett housing development in the top 100 master-planned
communities in the country.
The bi-monthly Texas-based
magazine will be on sale Dec. 18, and will be available for sale on-line or at
Barnes & Noble book sellers.
The magazines editor,
Mary Lu Abbott, praised Renos current housing prices and outdoor activity
Reno has so much to offer active retirees, from
the cultural scene to casino action complemented with year-round outdoor recreation,
Abbott said. And all those perks come with outstanding bargains in home
prices as the city recovers from a hard hit in the housing crisis.
boomers whove had Reno in mind for retirement, now is the time to act, to
get everything they wanted at sometimes close to half the price of a few years
ago, she said.
Nearly 12 percent of Renos population
is aged 65 and older, according to U.S. Census data using the citys 2010
Abbott said Renos rising home prices and
falling inventory could lead to the local housing market getting back on its feet.
She said there is a possibility in the future that home values will increase.
officials said roughly 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns during retirement.
the magazine in 2010 listed Reno as a top 10 city to retire, they cited the areas
picturesque outdoor settings, the Reno Aces and annual events, like the Great
Reno Balloon Races.
The Web site www.bestboomertowns.com also
features Reno as a top retirement spot, as did CNNs Money magazine in 2006.
The boomer town site applauded Renos local tourism events and its outdoors
activities as attractive to senior citizens.
Sierra Canyon is a Del Webb community for active adults age 55 and better.
As a qualified adult community, and in accordance with Federal and
State laws, one of the residents of each household in Sierra Canyon must be 55
years of age or older.
Well known for its natural beauty, the Reno-Lake Tahoe region is one of the best
year-round outdoor recreational areas in the country with 18 ski resorts and 39
golf courses as well as hiking,
biking, boating, camping, fishing and rock
climbing. The region supports an active cultural community, with opera, philharmonic,
jazz orchestra, theater and ballet resident companies. Reno boasts many
recognized special events, including the Artown Summer Arts Festival, Hot August
Nights, The National Championship Air Races and the Reno-Tahoe PGA Open.
Size: Approximately 300 acres within West Renos premier master planned golf
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Options: Six single-family plans ranging from approximately 1,241 to 2,486 sq.
Sierra Canyon will feature a recreation center, highlighting a social area, multi-purpose
rooms, an extensive fitness center, and an indoor pool and spa. Tennis courts
and bocce courts will be adjacent to the recreation facility. Community walking
trails will connect with the master plans more than 25 miles of trails,
and will be contained within our interior open space.
Courses: Our residents will have access to the master plans par three, nine-hole
golf course and enjoy the option to purchase memberships in the private, Tom Kite
designed 18-hole championship golf course. Additionally, adjacent to the master
planned community is an 18-hole public course owned by the convention and visitors
bureau.Builder: Sierra Canyon is being developed by Del Webb, the leader in active
adult living for over 43 years.
Del Webb is a division of Pulte Homes,
the nations largest homebuilding company. (NYSE:PHM).
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Richmond, REALTOR®, CRS, e-PRO, ABR, GRI