Now that she lives at Fox Run, Ana May Salgado says she has more friends than she ever did before.

There’s no doubt about it—making the decision to downsize for your retirement is a big step. If you’ve lived in your house for many years, you may feel reluctant to leave it.

“The first time I walked into my Addison apartment home, I fell in love with the beautiful view of the woods. It is the perfect home for me,” says Ann MacNamara, who lives at Greenspring in Springfield, Va.

Uncovering ways to save money is an important goal for many Americans. Recently, that commitment has been best illustrated in the growing demand for smaller homes. In October 2017, Bloomberg Business Week reported that “in a reversal of a three-decade trend, U.S.

(From left) Ana May Salgado, Elizabeth Robinson, Georgette Haiman-Baert, Lorraine Cunningham (study club founder), Mary Bragg, Margo Gerber, and Nancy Snyder.

Lorraine Cunningham and her husband Reginald lived in Detroit, Mich., for many years. When Lorraine retired from her nursing career in 2015, she wanted to spend more of her time on hobbies she enjoys, such as studying Spanish. But she found that taking care of the house was still eating up a lot of her time.

Fox Run neighbors (from left) Laura Woodruff, Anne Howlett, Jerry Basista, and Jerry Scheel enjoy a yoga class at the Novi, Mich., community’s on-site fitness center.

Have you ever noticed that euphoric feeling you get when you take a brisk hike with your walking group? Or how making a post-yoga coffee date with your workout buddy motivates you to go to class each week?

Geri Angel recently received certification from the Novi Ambassador Academy. She is pictured here with City Manager Pete Auger.

Geri Angel recently received certification from the Novi Ambassador Academy, an eight-week course designed to teach citizens all about the inner-workings of the city and its government.

Army nurse Emily Kresge took part in an Honor Flight with her fellow veterans at Fox Run.

Last fall, a group of seven military veterans from Fox Run took a very memorable trip to Washington, D.C. The residents participated in an Honor Flight coordinated by a nonprofit organization that honors veterans with trips to our nation’s capital. There, they spend a day visiting the memorials and monuments.

Personal Moving Consultant Kristine Kluge says home sellers can get a jump on the spring real estate market by listing their houses in March.

Temperatures could still be chilly in Michigan in March, but as far as the real estate market is concerned, spring has already sprung.

Many people think the prime time for spring home sales starts in April. But if you want to get a jump on the spring market—and increase your chances for a successful sale—the time to list your house is now.

One of the reasons Shirley and Jack Sirotkin like Fox Run is because it offers many cultural activities.

When it comes to your home and your lifestyle in retirement, you probably have a few items on your wish list. After decades of mowing the lawn and shoveling the snow, maybe maintenance-free living is on the top of your list. Maybe financial security is your No. 1 priority, or perhaps you’re really looking forward to making new friends.

Construction is moving fast on Fox Run’s latest residence building, Edison Place, which is expected to open in late summer.

There’s a lot of activity at Fox Run these days. Construction is well under way on Edison Place, the community’s tenth residence building. In December, the roof was completed and the exterior brick had been installed. Sales Director Allison Murphy says the construction is on track for a late-summer opening.