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From sun cities to the villages : a history of active adult, age-restricted communities

Author: Judith Ann Trolander
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2011.
Series: Sunbelt studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Youngtown, Arizona, opened in 1954 and was the first development community to have a minimum age requirement (then 65) and to ban underage children as permanent residents. The developer Del Webb unveiled Sun City six years later. Adjacent to Yountown, it offered modest homes abutting a golf course. In the ensuing decades, active adult communities have proliferated, including Harold Schwartz's The Villages in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Ann Trolander
ISBN: 9780813036045 0813036046 9780813044484 0813044480
OCLC Number: 666240015
Language Note: English.
Description: xiii, 352 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Democratizing wintering in the South --
Del Webb's "Sun City" concept --
Ross Cortese's "leisure world" concept --
Creating community: the developers' script --
Proliferation and standardization --
An active adult subculture: the residents' script --
Assessment: problems, strengths, and twenty-first-century.
Series Title: Sunbelt studies.
Responsibility: Judith Ann Trolander.

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Ths first book-length history of the "active adult" lifestyle. Examining the origins, development, failures, and challenges facing these communities as the baby boomer population continues to age,  Read more...

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"In a carefully researched text, Trolander lays out the historical development from Youngstown, Arizona, in 1954 to The Villages at present. . . . An important contribution to studies in housing, Read more...

 
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