Sun City Grand is getting recognition as one of the top adult communities in the nation.
Retirement lifestyle website 55places.com ranked Sun City Grand ninth on its recently released “Most Popular Active Adult Communities of 2019” list.
That’s a 12-spot job for Sun City Grand since last year’s list. It’s the seventh year in a row the site has conducted the list, finding On Top of the World in Ocala, Florida, as the top community.
Sun City came in 11th on the list, while Sun City was finished 16th. Sun City Festival in Buckeye was one spot behind.
The study based its ranking on user feedback and their comments. The editors wrote “Sun City Grand features a bountiful lineup of amenities, social activities and golf courses.”
One person commented how “I’ve made more friends than I have time for.”
The study found Surprise is tied for second-most adult communities with three. Only Ocala has more with four. In all, Arizona’s 17 active adult communities is second in the nation only to Florida’s 40.
Other communities in the top five include Latitude Margaritaville (Daytona Beach, Florida), Solivita (Kissimmee, Florida), Sun City Hilton Head (Bluffton, South Carolina) and The Villages (The Villages, Florida).
“We help prospective homebuyers find the community where they can imagine their every day coming alive— meeting new friends, finding a fulfilling hobby, enjoying amenities, and experiencing an enriched lifestyle,” said Todd Warshauer, vice president of sales for 55places.com. “But we also know that decision does not come easy. No matter the interest or requirement, there’s an option, and this list of preferred communities is a good place to start.”
Now in its 5th year, the official Town of Easton Adult Pickleball program, is now accepting registrations for the new 2019 outdoor season.
LOCATION: Unionville Courts, Next to Buddy’s Union Villa
DAYS: Monday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday
DATES: April 29, 2019 – October 2019
TIME: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
SEASON PRICE: $25
The Easton Pickleball Club, started in 2014, continue to have fun and enjoy great exercise 3 days a week through the winter at ForeKicks in Taunton. In this photo, former Oliver Ames girls tennis coach, Claire Planeta, teamed up this week with pickleball whiz Joseph, grandson of Marty, one of our other active players.
Stay tuned for some exciting news about improved and expanded pickleball at the Union Villa field…
If anyone wants to know more about pickleball or is interested in playing, let me know…
CAROLINA BEACH — Being told you can’t play on the same court as someone else might sound like middle-school drama, but in Carolina Beach, it’s not the children who are fussing over a game.
According to town emails between a resident and Parks and Programs Superintendent Tim Murphy, there has been some tension on the pickleball courts.
Recently the town decided it would be best to remove advanced and intermediate pickleball hours from its schedule, instead opting for an ‘all-levels’ open play due to some disputes amongst players.
“Taking this into consideration, and the new influx of people who have joined and are interested in playing, Eric, myself and the front desk staff think the best way to schedule moving forward is to make open pickleball for all skill types. I hope you understand this decision and still enjoy participating. We love seeing the gym full of people playing pickleball,” he concluded.
The resident acknowledged there has been some so-called “pickleball drama” between “warring factions” but said he has not experienced someone telling another player they cannot play.
“If I may add a variation to the pickleball drama. Yes, there is a level of angst between the warring factions, please understand my tongue in cheek. However, I am there mostly every day and I have never heard any player say that others can’t play. Is there mumbling and grumbling, oh yeah, by both sides.
“In fact, I have discussed that levels are self-regulated as they are at the Y where I play weekends. Do paddles get moved, yes by both sides. If I don’t want to play with a person(s), I’ll hold my paddle out for the next group or grouping that I want,” the resident said in his email.