Below is an excerpt from the summer issue of ideal-LIVING magazine
With tens of thousands of master-planned communities in America, you might ask how do you come up with a list of America’s 100 Best Places to Live? The answer is there is no one definitive list, but we’ve researched communities from our readers’ most-desired areas based on survey results. Each year we survey our readers to determine the most popular destinations and amenities. The destinations featured in this special issue are representative of those desires. The past year has been like no other. No one could have predicted a worldwide pandemic, and certainly, no one could have predicted that the pandemic would create unprecedented growth in the real estate industry. Though inventory levels are at an all-time low, this is still a great time to decide where and how you want to live. And, the good news is there has never been a better time to sell your home. With millennials flush with cash entering the housing market, low interest rates, and now the ability to work from anywhere, the real estate market doesn’t seem to be slowing down in the near future. Builders and developers are rapidly adding more infrastructure and building more houses to accommodate the increased demand. At Ideal-LIVING, we’ve been very busy this past year. We are relaunching our popular Ideal-LIVING.com website with new search features that will enable you to find your ideal place more easily. And, we’re all set to once again host our live events, the Ideal-LIVING Resort and Retirement Real Estate Show this September in New Jersey (September 11 &12) and Northern Virginia (September 18 & 19). We’ll see you there. It is our hope that you will read about the lives of people who have relocated and will get out and visit these amazing cities and master-planned developments to find your ideal life.
– KELLY GODBEY | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | ideal-LIVING
We are excited to announce that the Harris Teeter Fuel Center is on schedule to open approximately the end of August.
Location: 500 Flowers Parkway (The grove behind the Visitor Center)
For more than 200 years, tobacco, along with other crops, have been grown on Flowers Plantation land. This year is bittersweet. As development continues, this will probably be the last year that any crop is harvested within the community.
Harris Teeter Hours | 6am-11pm State Farm Insurance Mon-Fri | 9am-5pm CVS Pharmacy Open | 8am-8pm Don Betos Tacos y Tequila Mon-Thu | 11am-9pm Fri-Sat | 11am-10pm Sun | 11am-9pm UNC Health Open | 7:30am-5pm Digital Doc Mon–Thu | 10am-7pm Fri–Sat | 10am-6pm Sun | 11am-2:30pm
Edward Jones Mon-Fri | 8:30am - 5pm Coldwell Banker Mon-Fri | 9am - 5pm Fantastic Sams Cut & Color Mon–Fri | 9am-7pm Sat | 9am-6pm Sun | 12pm-5pm Asia Cafe Tue-Sun | 11am-11pm LAVIE Nail Salon Mon-Fri | 10am-7pm Sat | 9am-7pm Sun | 12pm-5pm
Petco Mon-Sat | 9am-8pm
Sun | 10am-7pm
Hwy 42 Cafe
Hershey's Ice Cream Shop Monday-Saturday | 6am-9pm Sunday | 7am-9pm Kenneth F. Jones, CPA, PLLC Mon-Fri| 8am-6pm La Cucina Italiana Mon-Sun | 11am-10pm Percy Flowers Store Grocery Bag Sun | 7am-6pm Mon–Sat | 6am-8pm Publix NOW OPEN!