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Have you thought about any of the Del Webb retirement communities? You must be 55 or older to live there, but you own your own (small) home with a small yard. They offer all levels of home maintenance, medical care, etc.

From their website,

Become a resident in a Del Webb Active Adult community, for people 55 or better, and you will take ownership of a new lifestyle. From our state-of-the-art fitness centers and exquisite golf courses to a variety of classes and clubs ranging from ceramics to computers to personal investing, Del Webb offers a lifestyle that allows you to set your own course. Whether you seek a resort style environment or a more intimate community, the lifestyle you're looking for is waiting for you.

I noticed that there is a new Del Webb location opening in Fall 2005 in South Carolina a short distance from Charlotte, NC. They plan 3300 new homes there. There will be a golf course, but lots of people will live there who don't play golf.

I have no affiliation with this company. I just happen to be considering the new location opening later this year in Frisco, Texas, which is quite near where I live.

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