Check These Out

Openly Gay Retirement Communities

Friday, September 9, 2005 posted by Tommi Crow

Here is a list of all proposed and existing Gay and Lesbian Retirement Communities that are known to us. We have included a brief description of ammenties, prices and links. If you didn’t see your community listed, please blog or write to us at tommi@infotube.net .
**Palms of Manasota** Palmetto, FL: Villa’s for sale with 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garages. Priced from $259,900 with association dues at $275/month. http://www.palmsofmanasota.com/

**Carefree Cove** Zionville, NC: Tucked into 165 acres of the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. Near Boone, NC and about 45 minutes from gay friendly Asheville, NC. 90, one acre lots are priced from the $40’s. Build to suit. Facilities include: Telephone, gated entry; Club house with a mountain view; Outdoor Hot Tub; Indoor Pool; Dance Floor; Exercise Room; Hobby Room; a terrace with outdoor barbeque area; trout ponds; hiking; gardening; wildlife viewing. http://www.carefreecove.com/

**Stonewall Communities** Boston, MA: A wellness-oriented vision with 75-100, fully equipped, one bedroom apartments. A monthly fee includes 30 meals; Fitness and Business Center; Weekly Cleaning; Ground Transportation; Commercial businesses on the street level of the building selected with the residents needs in mind, such as a Pharmacy, Hair Salon, Dry Cleaner, Childcare Facility, Deli, Medical Practice, all operated by gays and lesbians. http://www.stonewallcommunities.com

**Birds of a Feather** Pecos, NM: An environmentally conscious gay and lesbian community. Lots priced from $53,000-$125,000. Homes priced from $287,000-$313,500 www.birdsofafeather.com

**Rainbow Visions** Santa Fe, NM: Full service resort/retirement community set in the beautiful mountains of Santa Fe. Large, upscale project with well thought out ammentities. Spa; Fitness Center; Cafe'; Bank; Post Office; Art Studio; Cleaning Services; Guest Houses; Organic Gardening; Dining; Assisted Living Quarters; Membership in R Family Vacations; Unit prices from $220,000 with dues starting at $300/month. www.rainbowvisionprop.com

**The Oaks at Fountaingrove** Santa Rosa, CA: $75 million project by Aegis Senior Living. Exclusive upscale development with 150 town houses, cottages and apartments set on 10 acres near a private golf course. Health care component including 72 units offering meals and nursing; Alzheimer’s housing. Aegis Senior LivingSharon Wright 220 Concourse Blvd, Santa Rosa CA, 95403 Phone: 707-535-3221 Fax: 707-535-3244 sharon.wright@oakmontsl.com

**Apache Junction, AZ** Oldest RV retirement community founded by women. www.rvingwomen,org

**Open House** San Francisco, CA: Affordable retirement development in the planning stages.

**GL Eldercare** Los Angeles, CA: Focus is on affordable retirement housing. In planning stage.