February 24, 2021 by Linkside Living

Craftsmanship Matters: A Home Builder’s Eye for Detail

Craftsmanship. It’s something that takes a lifetime to develop an eye for. Something that many people downsizing into 55+ communities have in spades. You want the smaller, low-maintenance living...

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Filed Under: 55+ Active Community, Home ownership, quality craftsmanship

February 18, 2021 by Linkside Living

Renting vs Home Ownership When You’re Over 55

We are asked the question frequently: "If I'm over age 55, should I be buying a home or renting one? What's the best choice?" The question of whether renting or buying is the best choice when...

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Filed Under: 55+ Active Community, Home ownership

February 13, 2021 by Linkside Living

The Cost-Effectiveness of Downsizing Your Home

These are your golden years. Why spend them worrying about mowing the lawn or trying to keep up with high energy bills? At Linkside at Old Hawthorne, we know that making the decision to downsize...

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Filed Under: Downsizing

February 9, 2021 by Linkside Living

Benefits of Grandparents and Grandchildren Living Close Together

There comes a time in life when the allure of living in a new location beckons us. Whether you’ve been in the same home since your own kids were little, or you relocated more recently after...

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Filed Under: 55+ Active Community, Relocating, Grandchildren

January 26, 2021 by Linkside Living

5 Reasons Why An Active 55+ Community is the Right Choice

Quality of life is something that is important to all of us. The reality is that our quality of life can change as we get older. What do you do when you're ready for a more free lifestyle? You...

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Filed Under: 55+ Active Community, Columbia Missouri

January 17, 2021 by Linkside Living

Adults Only Living - Not Just for Vacation Anymore

Kids are great — but you’ve reached the point in your life where you’d rather not have them as neighbors! And that’s perfectly okay. It’s no different from selecting an adults-only resort or...

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Filed Under: 55+ Active Community

January 13, 2021 by Linkside Living

Columbia, Missouri - A Great Place to Retire!

Forbes magazine regularly compares hundreds of locales in America, measuring everything from housing costs and taxes to healthcare and air quality, to find the top 25 cities for retirees....

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Filed Under: 55+ Active Community, Columbia Missouri

January 9, 2021 by Linkside Living

A Guide for Choosing the Right 55+ Active Community

Life after retirement should be an opportunity to choose those things in life that spark joy. And that includes the location of our next phase of life. Choosing where we will live is an important...

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Filed Under: 55+ Active Community

January 7, 2021 by Linkside Living

What Exactly is a 55+ Active Community?

As the name implies, a 55+ active retirement community is a community designed for those who are, quite simply, 55 years old and older. These communities are also called “age restricted” or...

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Filed Under: 55+ Active Community

September 19, 2020 by Susan Reeves

Seven Reasons to Downsize into a Smaller Home

From an insider's perspective.   

About eight years ago, I had a major life upset. I was caught between raising my somewhat troubled teenage boys, making a career change, being available for my...

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April 9, 2020 by Linkside Living

55+ Living...Doing What You Love

During your years in the workforce, the week was overloaded by work and exhaustion. Many weekends were lost to family obligations and household chores while you tried to balance your health and...

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March 17, 2020 by Linkside Living

What is Linkside? Defining our Community.

With a significant portion of the U.S. population eligible for living in a 55+ community, the demand for homes in these developments has risen dramatically. Communities, like ours, first gained in...

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