Hammock Dunes Makes List of Top Places to Retire on a $1 million to $3 million Budget

One of five Florida locations to make the top-30 list.

Palm Coast, FL – October 28, 2009 – Oceanfront Hammock Dunes was among five Florida locations selected to be among the top-30 best places to retire on a $1 million to $3 million budget by BestRetirementDestinations.com, the independent authority on where you should retire.
The ranking criterion includes Residential Options, Visual Appeal, Recreational Activities, Social Networking, and Safety/Security. The community is evaluated concerning these subjects as well as reviewed for the overall experience. These communities are wonderful places to retire where you are going to get more than your money’s worth. BestRetirementDestinations.com considers these communities industry leaders.
Top-30 List
1.   Winchester Country Club- Meadow Vista, California
2.   Andalusia at Coral Mountain- La Quinta, California
3.   The Cliffs at Mountain Park- Travelers Rest, South Carolina
4.   The Riverfront- Suffolk, Virginia
5.   Piper’s Landing Yacht & Country Club- Palm City, Florida
6.   The Legacy at Jordan Lake- Chapel Hill, North Carolina
7.   Talking Rock Ranch- Prescott, Arizona
8.   Hidden Lake- Youngsville, North Carolina
9.   The St. Regis Resort & Residences, Deer Crest- Park City, Utah
10.   The Gateway Grand- Ocean City, Maryland
11.   Cielo Falls- Boone, North Carolina
12.   Ford’s Colony Williamsburg- Williamsburg, Virginia
13.   Achasta- Dahlonega, Georgia
14.   Daniel Island- Charleston, South Carolina
15.   Osprey Cove- St. Marys, Georgia
16.   Barn Village at Steamboat Springs- Steamboat Springs, Colorado
17.   Fiddler’s Creek- Naples Florida
18.   Seabrook Island- Seabrook Island, South Carolina
19.   Hamlet Country Club- Delray Beach, Florida
20.   Hammock Dunes Private Community- Palm Coast Florida
21.   One Ski Hill Place- Vail, Colorado
22.   Callawassie Island- Callawassie Island, South Carolina
23.   The Champions’ Club- Trinity, Florida
24.   Sharp Mountain Preserve- Jasper, Georgia
25.   The Divide at Bald Rock- Sapphire, North Carolina
26.   The Ford Plantation- Richmond Hill, Georgia
27.   Grande Dunes- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
28.   The Glacier Club- Durango, Colorado
29.   Southcliff- Fairview, North Carolina
30.   Balsam Mountain Preserve- Sylva, North Carolina
Toby’s Commentary:  Note how many are in the North or Northeast.

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4 replies
  1. jack
    jack says:

    Not a legitimate survey

    This list looks like paid advertising to me since a good number of these communities are in foreclosure, have no homes built, or are in severely challenged locations. I wouldn’t give this survey any "weight" at all.

  2. Toby
    Toby says:

    Reply to Jack

    I agree, the study is of dubious credibility, but I published it because Hammock Dunes has weathered the financial storm, including WCI’s bankruptcy, better than most communities. It’s a feel good article with merit.

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