When the Lividini’s retired, they made a lateral move
from a 2,700 sq. ft. home in New York to a 2,600 sq. ft.
home with property taxes of $1,877 a year. Peter says that
living in Putnam Valley was just too expensive with high
taxes and a high cost of living. He was a school teacher in
Harrison, NY, where the average costs for monthly taxes
are between $16,000 and $60,000 a year.
The Lividinis now live the epitome of the active lifestyle.
Peter retired at age 62 for a di;erent way of life. He says,
“When I was working, I had 45 to 50 minutes a day commute, and now I have so much time. The best part of retirement is that I didn’t expect retirement to be like this!
At Heritage Shores, there are so many amenities. I bowl
every week, play pickleball three days a week, bocce ball
on Mondays, every other week there’s water volleyball, and
I bike to the gym. This place is scheduled like a cruiseship
with something di;erent to do all of the time. I even started
According to Peter, living at Heritage Shores is like being
at “Cheers,” where everybody knows your name. There are
many clubs where residents show up to learn about anything
from history to science fiction. They even have groups where
homeowners plan trips to various destinations for groups.
In addition, Peter is an artist who works on commissions
and has set their new home up like a gallery. But, it’s not all
about Peter, Susanne is very active too. They still make time
for each other, like going for bike rides, and social gather-
ings. The pair loves to hang out at the Sugar Beet Market,
where you’ll find lots of Heritage Shores residents listening
to music or grabbing a bite to eat. Susanne participates in
co-ed water volleyball, plays mahjong, and is a member of
the “Red Hat Society” that raises money for charities and
Peter says, “It’s fun! It’s everything we’ve always wanted.”
In July 2017, Jere and Jill relocated to Fairfield Glade, TN, from Ann Arbor, MI, for
a better climate with four seasons of moderate temperatures with a lower cost of liv-
ing. While Jere is now retired, Jill still works remotely. They have found their new life
in Fairfield Glade quite enjoyable, as have many other Midwesterners. In addition to
saving approximately $6,000 a year in property taxes, they have also saved his pension
from being taxed, as there is no state income tax in Tennessee. (His pension was taxed
in Michigan). Jere says, “When you put it all together, Fairfield Glade was great from
the golfing and hiking to the community to the weather to the cost of living.”
The weather is so conducive to outdoor living that Jere now tries to play golf at least
two to three days a week on one of the 90 holes and five courses available at Fairfield
Glade. They also enjoy hiking and being closer to their daughter in Nashville. Many
residents also enjoy boating and fishing on one of the 11 lakes in the community or
enjoying the racquet sports from pickleball to tennis.
The Hassbergers had looked at planned communities in Georgia, North Carolina,
and Tennessee, and recommend that others spend time in a community and take advantage of discovery travel to help them make a decision.
Saved $15,000 a year in property taxes
Former New Yorkers save $15,000 a year
Peter and Susanne Lividini of Heritage Shores, Bridgeville, DE
Saved $6,000 a year in property taxes
No State Income Tax in Tennessee
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