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Local Retirement Spot Makes Top Global Destination City
Palm Beach County is always bustling. That’s because it was listed as one of Forbes Travel Guide’s 18 Top Destinations of 2018. This news is not shocking when one considers the changing trends in retirement-namely, that retirees want more out of theirs.

BallenIsles - A top retirement destination

Escape to Palm Beach, and enjoy some of the best golf, real estate and living available in south Florida.

Palm Beach County is always bustling. That’s because it was listed as one of Forbes Travel Guide’s 18 Top Destinations of 2018. This news is not shocking when one considers the changing trends in retirement-namely, that retirees want more out of theirs. Investment News reported on the results of a Merrill Lynch study on retirees and their leisure time, saying that “Rather than viewing retirement as the finish line, 88% of retirees describe it as an opportunity for new beginnings, bringing greater freedom and flexibility and often an entirely new state of mind.” Today’s retirees are looking to have new experiences, experiment culturally with new ideas and art forms, and expand their social circles with exciting activities. As a cultural hub, Palm Beach County offers that and more to retirees. 

Being over a century old, Palm Beach County has plenty of both to explore. Peanut Island is a great place to explore both, with its white sand beaches and on-site bunker that the Kennedy family had for their use. The Jupiter Lighthouse-and its restored museum-tell the story of the lightkeepers who kept the lighthouse in working condition, while also exploring life in early Florida. The walk up to the lighthouse is surrounded by natural flora and fauna, accented by the waterfront views that visitors get to see on their way up.

 Retirees recognize that Palm Beach County is the place to expand oneself culturally. Museums on every corner display works and artifacts with historical and cultural relevance, and art shows highlight local talent. The Wick Theater and Costume Museum hosts a collection of costumes from productions that have been shown on Broadway and in films. The Norton Museum of Art hosts not just works from all over the world, but programs that help challenge one’s approach to specific pieces. Their ‘Art After Dark’ program runs every Thursday and includes wine tastings, guest lectures, and viewings for the public.

Retirees are looking for new ways to socialize during their retirement, and actively engage with the members of their community. Tri Running Sports offers retirees a chance to do just that with a multitude of Fun Runs and marathon training events. Participants get to interact with others while building strength and stamina in an engaging and active environment.  

BallenIsles Country Club also offers a variety of clubs for retirees to engage in, such as their photography club, which meets to take pictures of the natural area surrounding BallenIsles, and educate each other on photography techniques. Golfing sessions can also be booked with friends at BallenIsles’ award winning golf greens-there’s no way better to connect with friends and family than by navigating sand traps and course challenges.

 With its full social calendar and selection of athletic activities, BallenIsles helps redefine retirement. Residents can culturally expand themselves with their friends and family at one of the many dinners that BallenIsles holds every month, expand their skills at one of the many clubs on-site, and challenge each other on the golf courses and tennis courts. BallenIsles is well known for its strong commitment to sports. Many recognized tennis events are held here such as the Les Grandes Dames Tournament, and has won awards for their meticulously cared for golf courses. Whether you’re a professional or a beginner player, on-site golf and tennis coaches are available to work with residents and help them strengthen their play. A golf practice center allows residents to access state of the art education and technology to work on making their swing even better, and a golf pro shop provides all the tools that a practicing golfer could need. Click here to schedule your private tour and learn more.

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