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New Horton Website Features

National homebuilder D.R. Horton has announced the launch of new company website that features easy-to-use new home-search options, including price range and desired location for a more customizable online experience.

Venture Out Interviews

In the Ideal Living Spring 2019 issue, we included postcards from homeowners in the Travel Guide from various locations so you can get an idea of what it is like to live there. Below you can link to the full stories from the homeowners who shared their lives and experiences with our readers. We hope you will enjoy their tales of

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Life on the Ranch | Sarasota, FL

Lakewood Ranch, the second best-selling planned community in the nation, turns 25 this year. How did they get here and where are they headed? Travis Allen Hall, born and raised at Lakewood Ranch (LWR) in Sarasota, FL, experiences most palm-tree-lined, 78-degree days as though he’s looking through a colorful

On the Move  Savannah Quarters

Southern Charm with a Modern Edge at Savannah Quarters Having relocated many times throughout their busy working lives, Jim and Celeste Whirt were ready to find their ideal home, in their ideal location. They toured a few places in Florida, but it was the...

In the Garden | River Bluffs in Wilmington, NC

Farms are rarely spotted on planned community amenities lists, but when they are, they change the game completely. River Bluffs, just outside of Wilmington, NC, is anything but a typical planned community. While many developments begin with clear-cutting, and acquiring as much property as possible to

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2019 Spring Travel Guide

This ideal-LIVING 2019 Spring Travel Guide challenges you to take a step back and look at the big picture- not just a single place that might intrigue you, but an entire region that is compact enough to comfortably tour in a week. Within each area, you will find popular destinations to explore, festive events to enjoy, and vibrant communities to

Dance Like No One’s Watching

If the gym is not your first preference, but you value an active lifestyle, have no fear; theres an increasingly popular alternative—dancing! Tone up, build stamina, and have fun while you are doing it. This growing trend has inspired a majority of communities to include all kinds of movement-based classes to