SummerGlen, Ocala, FL: A 'Best' place to retire.
SummerGlen has once again been named one of "America’s 100 Best Master-Planned Communities," by Where To Retire magazine.
Every two years, Where To Retire selects the 100 master-planned communities in the US which it considers to offer the best in quality, value and lifestyle. SummerGlen was included in the prestigious list in 2005 and 2007. The 2009 list was recently announced in the July/August issue of the magazine.
According to “Where To Retire,”during a nine-month selection process, our editors reviewed several hundred candidates across the country. Your community (SummerGlen) is among an elite group of developments that offer today’s retirees a well-rounded and active lifestyle.”
In the issue, Where To Retire editors quoted SummerGlen residents Rich and Connie DeStefanis, who lived in Vero Beach but didn't find what they wanted for retirement there.
"We were looking for a 55-plus community that offered a lot of activities and where we could have social interaction with a lot of people," says Rich. "We liked the activities [at SummerGlen]. The clubs have just about anything you want to do, and the people are very friendly. The builder was accommodating on changes to the home, which other places weren't flexible."