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Space: 10/28/16
Artwork: 11/04/15
In home: 12/28/16

Space: 02/15/17
Artwork: 02/20/17
In home: 04/05/17

Space: 04/28/17
Artwork: 05/05/17
In home: 06/21/172017ideal_beststamp_dkblue

Space: 06/30/17
Artwork: 07/07/17
In home: 08/23/17location

The State of the States

Spring Travel

Best of the Best

Location… Location…

15 Top Retirement States

Why should people retire to your state?
Taxes, climate, and homeowner interviews with community images directing readers to more information on-line to encourage reader engagement, plus an e-campaign.

Choose your own adventure with selected driving routes and thingsto do along the way, peppered with discovery travel opportunities to planned communities. By popular demand, the “Best of the Best” is back. Ideal-Living readers will choose the 2017 Best of the Best in Planned Communities in 25 categories from nominees posted on Deadline to submit a hi-res image of your best feature (limited to 3 categories) is 10.15.16.  Contact your sales representative to make sure you are included.
This insider’s guide to the best retirement and second home destinations features interviews with homeowners and why they love where they live along with their favorite restaurants and things to do.

Readers are directed to to find information on “Where to Live.”

2017 Trends for the 50+ Housing MarketIdeal-LIVING interviews experts in the field to showcase what’s new in home trends, community life, lifestyles for the 50+, and vacation destinations.

Choose Your Ideal Day, Week, and Life

What’s it like to live a perfect day in your area?

Choose the Right Club
The changing face of golf memberships.
New trends in the ways golf clubs are structured

Discovery TravelInterview homeowners who have found their homes by taking advantage of discovery tours.

Boom Markets
Emerging markets in 2017 like Charleston, SC; Chattanooga, TN; Wilmington, NC; Nevada; etc.

Communities that Preserve Nature

Communities that have or are near wildlife preserves, state parks, sanctuaries.

College Towns—Great Retirement Meccas
Profiling Golf Pros
Features 5 golf pros and what they have done to advance their clubs and communities
Communities with Design Centers and/or Model Home Streets
We’ll showcase communities with unique model home approaches.Golf Clubs with Charity Events
Interviews with community volunteers
Ideal Destinations:
Daytona, FL
Scottsdale, AZ
Orlando, FL
Ideal Destinations:
Naples, FL
San Antonio, TX
Ideal Destinations:
Rehoboth Beach, DE
NC Highlands
St. Marys GA
Ideal Destinations:
Savannah, GA; Greenville, SC; & Hickory, NC

Departments in Each Issue:
Destination: Discovery Travel  |  International Lifestyles  |  Grand Vacations
Life:  Community Life  |  Singles Life   |  Healthy Living   |  On the Move  |  The Good Life  |  On the Trail
Home:  Ideal Homes  |  Footprints (Sustainable Building)  |  Design Trends  |  Builder Profiles  |  Tech Talk


This quarterly print (and digital) publication is aspirational in nature, while prompting people to get out today and make that move. We tell the story of how good life can be. In each issue we include some of the following departments. We feature interesting stories of people who have reinvented themselves in retirement, those that are concentrating on leaving a legacy, and those with unique hobbies or interests. We showcase new home trends with high-end kitchens, baths and outdoor living. Everyone has at least one interesting story to tell, and we’d love to help you tell it.