Barbara and Michael Freeman—An Active Retirement

For longtime Salem residents Michael and Barbara Freeman, the location of Brooksby Village can't be beat. 'We're handy to everything we had before,' says Barbara. 'But instead of driving 25 minutes to get to Route 128 or the other major thoroughfares, we're right here. If we want to get to Boston or any of the other towns, it's easy.'

After 51 years of maintaining their house, the Freemans are now finding more time to pursue their interests, like yoga and ballroom dancing. 'Living here has been even better than we expected,' says Barbara.

Michael compares living at Brooksby Village to being on a cruise: 'It feels like vacation. There's so much to do here and not very much to worry about. It's like a land-locked cruise.'

Barbara and Michael Freeman