by Kelly Godbey • kellyg@ideal-LIVING.com
It’s o;cial: the ;rst annual “Best of the Best in Planned Communities” (p. 46) has arrived in time for summer. Based on surveys that we gather at the ideal-LIVING Resort and Retirement Expos, our ideal-LIVING sta; compiled a list of categories we are certain our readers
will enjoy. ;ough the pages in our print magazine are
limited, our website, ideal-LIVING.com showcases images
and weblinks to all of these spectaclular communities. If
you don’t see your favorites here, please let me know and
we’ll consider them for 2017.
Speaking of spectacular communities, I recently had the
pleasure of attending the ribbon-cutting festivities for the
2016 Ideal-LIVING Homes at Bay Creek in Cape Charles,
VA. Bay Creek hosted a four-day event to showcase the
Ideal Homes to prospects, area realtors, and homeowners during their annual Bay Creek in Bloom event in May.
Located on the unspoiled Eastern Shore, the sunsets over
the Chesapeake Bay from the decks of two Ideal Homes
are breathtaking. For the the ;rst time ever in this issue
we highlight four ideal homes in one community (p. 108).
Each home is unique and the cra;smanship is remarkable. A;er viewing the homes in the pages of Ideal-Living,
I urge you to take a trip to the Eastern Shore to see for
yourself why we designated these homes IDEAL. Homes
are open through Labor Day.
Summer is actually my favorite time of the year to travel
and to entertain. Last summer brought an incredible trip
to Europe, staying with friends and family. ;is summer,
we stay closer to home and travel along the southeastern
U.S. At ideal-LIVING, we welcome your summer travel
stories. If you visit one or more of the “Best of the Best
Communities” or travel to eco-friendly Costa Rica (p. 42
& p. 118), or visit one of the ideal destinations starting on
p. 18, send us your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Best of Summer
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Best of the Best Island Community
Callawassie Island, SC
Ideal Homes Ribbon Cutting
at Bay Creek in Cape Charles, VA