Marilyn and Larry Comstock are at home in their Thornbury-style apartment at Highland Springs.

Larry and Marilyn Comstock began visiting retirement communities nearly four years ago. They’d lived in their Plano, Tex., home for 20 years and were starting to make plans for the future.

“We knew we wanted a place that offered continuing care options, but beyond that, we were looking at the atmosphere and amenities offered at each place we visited,” says Larry.

Myra and Ken Garner are at home in their two-bedroom Westin-style apartment home at Highland Springs in North Dallas.

Like going off to college or moving to a new city, most of life’s changes yield fresh possibilities.

Lyn and Bob Chambers’ Walton-style apartment home at Highland Springs is decorated in shades of marine blue, a nod to the years they lived on their sailboat, Promise.

"Some people dream of sailing off into the sunset,” says Lyn Chambers, who spent four years cruising with her husband Bob aboard their 49-foot sailboat, Promise. “We actually did it.”

Originally from Iowa, Bob and Lyn first felt the pull of the ocean when Bob’s career took them to California in the early 1960s.

In this image from the photo shoot at Highland Springs, Joel and Peachy Gamboa walk around the community’s Bluebonnet Lake.

Peachy Gamboa hasn’t often ventured into the world of professional modeling.

Dr. Jill Studley (left) is one of Highland Springs’ full-time physicians and gets to know community members like Pat Young on a personal level.

When Pat Young and her husband Wayne moved to Highland Springs in May 2016, they were focused on the maintenance-free lifestyle, abundant amenities, and built-in social opportunities.

An outside shot of the community on a crisp fall day, featuring a pond, gazebo, and apartment homes.

Real estate’s spring selling season is upon us, and if 2019 is your year to consider vibrant retirement living, no doubt financial considerations are at the top of your list.

Rainie Martin, shown here in a red top and a black blazer, works at the front desk in Highland Springs’ Magnolia Place neighborhood, greeting residents and visitors.

If you’ve visited Highland Springs in the past five years, there’s a good chance you’ve met Rainie Martin.

Men’s Breakfast Club members Jack Schulik (left) and Bob Chambers at a recent club meeting, where Bob shared his experiences living on a sailboat for four years.

Most of the 145 clubs at Highland Springs are open to all, but there’s one group that’s just for the guys.

The Men’s Breakfast Club at the North Dallas Erickson Living community meets every other Friday morning at the Fireside Grille, one of five on-site restaurants, for breakfast and a guest speaker.

Pete Robertson (left) signs copies of his book, Home Is Where the Heart Is, for Highland Springs residents Mimi O’Neill (center) and Pat Young.

It’s been one year since Pete Robertson completed a long-held goal, and now he has a book to show for his efforts.

Pete’s book, Home Is Where the Heart Is, was published by WestBow Press under his given name, Bryce Robertson, and is available for purchase online through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.