ideal-LIVING Magazine Honors “The Top 100 Planned Communities”

July 13th, 2021

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ideal-LIVING magazine is pleased to announce the Top 100 Planned Communities as featured in the summer issue of Ideal-LIVING magazine’s Best Places to Live. The honorees are also revealed on

A special editorial committee assembled by the publication reviewed the qualifications of each nominee and selected the winners.

“Each year we survey our readers to determine the most popular destinations and amenities. We’ve researched communities from our readers’ most-desired areas based on survey results.The destinations featured in this special issue are representative of those desires,” says Kelly Godbey, ideal-LIVING editor. These planned communities are walkable with lots of open spaces and and have promote a real sense of community. Overall health and wellness is promoted by the myriad of amenities and clubs that allow a new homeowner to dive into a healthy, active lifestyle. Residents might enjoy some or all of the following amenities: golf, walking and biking trails, fitness centers, spas and health clubs, community gardens, marinas, boating, and watersports, as well as tennis and pickleball.

For more than 30 years, ideal-LIVING magazine has been a leading national publication  for readers who are nearing retirement age or who are interested in the benefits of relocating their families or businesses. From its headquarters in Wilmington, North Carolina, each edition of the quarterly publication is currently delivered to more than 80,000 homes. The magazine’s parent company, RPI Media, also distributes other publications like the comprehensive ideal-LIVING Choose Your Ideal Place Guide and sponsors the company’s signature ideal-LIVING Real Estate Shows each year. For more information, go to the website at