That was my wife’s ultimatum which prompted our move in 1989, 30 years ago. We were unhappy where we were living in New York. Cold winter weather, expensive housing, high
taxes, tra;c and congestion, and two jobs with long com-
mutes made our lifestyle hectic and wearing. We needed a
lifestyle makeover. So we researched destinations and trav-
eled the east coast. My wife found a job, and we decided
it was time to go for it. A mover showed up with a truck
and o; we went.;
Yes, we did “wing it” a little. We were young and
walked away from two good paying jobs, but it didn’t
seem crazy.;We had one child at the time and though my
wife’s company provided child care, my son was often sick,
a side e;ect of group child care.; There had to be a place
that a;orded a better way to live. More sunshine, lower
costs of living, and less tra;c for a better lifestyle — that
was our criteria.
With so many nice places, we just had to choose one
and give it a try.
What’s better than winning the lottery? A winning lifestyle
a.k.a. ideal living for 30 years.;
We’ve enjoyed countless sunny days, lived in a;ord-
able new homes, raised four
children who make us proud,
spent more time with ex-
tended family and friends,
worked with nice people, and
traveled many places. We love
where and how we live. It’s
better than picking a winning
Before I moved, I realized
I was not alone in knowing
that it was time to get out
and that thousands of people
wanted to find a better qual-
ity of life, so I created this company to help those people.
We have found that of those we have helped, their biggest
regret is that they didn’t move sooner. We o;er a wide variety of options for ideal living. With technology changing
as it has, more people can live where they want and work
from there. In the future, more people will have more mobility. And, for those who are ready to do so, we make it
easy to find a great place to retire.
Our ideal-LIVING team has been helping people find
the right place for 30 years, and we have seen a lot of
changes.; Through that time, we have seen preferences
reflect the economic times, including the great recession
that encouraged some people to be more prudent in their
spending habits, and prior to that people would spend
enormous amounts of money. Homes have gotten better
over the years with customization and better materials.
Now, some concepts of universal design come standard
in new homes, from wider hallways to non-slip surfaces.
Homes are simply more livable.
We’re glad to have helped thousands each year find their
ideal place and lifestyle. A lot of people want to move,
some people wait too long, and that option becomes more
challenging the longer they wait. It’s easier than you think.
Follow our simple three step process—consider your
priorities, compare communities, and choose to go for it!
Your ideal life awaits.
Wishing you all the best,;
“Let’s move or quit
talking about it.”
St. James Plantation