The good life: Luxury CCRCs cater to the selective

The apartments and villas at upscale communities include the latest finishes and open floor plans with great rooms. Some communities even have penthouses.

Residents at upscale retirement communities have access to hotel-style amenities such as salt-water pools, fitness centers, art studios, multiple dining venues, spas and a wide range
of activities.

Judie Knott lives at GreenFields of Geneva, an upscale CCRC in the western suburbs. She belongs to a group that puts bird feeding stations on the campus, while her husband plays golf at the course next door. “We’re unexpectedly more active than I thought we’d be,” she says.

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