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What Boca Raton is like for active adults
Boca Raton is an affluent retirement community of 83,000. Having a home in “Boca” ironically provides a certain cachet. The irony comes from the derivation of the city’s name in Spanish– “rat’s mouth”. The city has benefited from a carefully thought out Master Plan and strict zoning and signage laws that have helped make it a desirable place to live...
What Aurora is like for active adults
Aurora is a city of close to 200,000, located to the east of Chicago in northeastern Illinois. The city has a long history of manufacturing. Many historical buildings were created during its most prosper and some of them remain today, such as the Paramount Theater. Aurora University is within the town. Photo of Paramount courtesy of Wikipedia and Serhii Chrucky...
What Ashland-VA is like for active adults
Ashland is a very charming small town of about 7,000 people that is 15 miles north of Richmond. Ashland was originally developed as a resort for the wealthy of Richmond. It is an interesting mix - there are nice shopping plazas and a large YMCA as you come off of I 95 towards town, followed by the classic old town of Ashland. The main street is split by the main railroad from Washington to Richmond, which creates an unusual but very pleasant ambiance...
What Conway is like for active adults
Conway, Arkansas, is a bustling college town and one of the fastest growing communities in the state, with a population of over 60,000, and a median age of only 27. It is approximately 30 miles northwest of Little Rock, and was founded in 1875 by A.P. Robinson, who came to the area after the Civil War. Conway's history includes the Cherokee Indians, who took the Trail of Tears (1831-1838), and trekked through the area, stopping along the Arkansas River...