Friday, June 29, 2007

"Age-restricted Communities"

I remember when King City was built back in 1966. King City was created as a planned adult community. The city's legal restrictions forbid minors from living within its city limits for more than a short time. Not only minors were forbidden. I was under the impression that anyone younger than 50 was not welcome.

The Association of Interior Designers (ASID) points out today that the new buzz phrases are "age-restricted communities" geared toward "active adults", not necessarily retirees built for boomers.

Builders are setting aside big sections of projects, if not whole developments, for older baby boomers.

Take a look at the demographics, said Vernon McClure, president of the Home Building Association of Richmond. The number of empty- nester baby boomers will double in the next 10 years, he said.

Active adults want low maintenance living, first floor condos and walkable neighborhoods.
"This is about a change in lifestyle," said Don-ald O. Allen, owner of D.O. Allen Homes, whose company has built six communities in the Richmond metropolitan area that are targeted toward boomers.

"They can have a first-floor master suite and they can get rid of the lawn mowers, rakes and shovels, and someone will clean their windows once a year."
My question: What is the definition of active-adult? Does this qualify?

Bev & Mike
Landfair Furniture + Design Gallery


Sunday, December 03, 2006

Time to Dust off and Gear Up!

Oh yes.

The Mother of all Elections has begun

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Slap Hillary!

You know you want to.


Do it!

Saturday, July 16, 2005

More Lying Liberals

Hillary Clinton, Charles Schumer Nix Border Security Bill

New York's two senators, Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer - who have been complaining since the London bombing attacks that the federal government hasn't done enough to protect the U.S. from terrorists - voted against legislation to enhance border security on Thursday...

Sunday, June 26, 2005

More Hillary Photojournalism

Friday, June 17, 2005

Survey Said...

What happens when 134 democrats hold a poll?
"Richland County Democrats held the nation’s first straw poll for the 2008 presidential race Wednesday and the surprise winner was U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York."

"Clinton got 44 votes to 34 for Edwards. Virginia Gov. John Warner came in third with 32 votes and U.S. Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware got 24 votes."
Um... that would be Gov. Mark Warner, stupid.

Meanwhile, Rasmussen reports that 44% of Americans consider the Beast a liberal and, 33% of Americans view it as a moderate while 7% believe it is politically conservative. Before the beast launched an effort to moderate perceptions of her political views, 51% believed that liberal was the right label for her political views.

Finally... according to Rasmussen, if the Beast runs for President in 2008, 30% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her and 36% would definitely vote against her.

Cross posted at Something... and Half of Something.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Deep Beast


Hat tip: Wiggins.

Cross-posted at Moonbattery.