Moving to PebbleCreek from Chicago and the East Coast

By |December 15th, 2017|

I moved to PebbleCreek from the Washington, DC area…  and so, many of my friends, not to mention a brother and a sister, are on the east coast.  Dad still lives in our suburban Chicago hometown.   I am proud of my roots,  deeply established in the rural farming communities that grew up along the railroads in Illinois, […]

Thanksgiving in PebbleCreek

By |November 20th, 2017|

Thanksgiving feels like it is coming REALLY early this year…  there will be almost a full week left of November after the holiday weekend.  And, as a midwestern/East Coast girl, our stunning 80 degree (plus!) weather with blue skies and palm trees is not quite the setting that I associate with the holiday.

And yet.

PebbleCreek is […]

Starting a New Chapter at PebbleCreek

By |November 10th, 2017|

I have yet to meet someone who has made it to 55 without a few battle scars.

By and large, an active adult 55 Plus Community is full of people who are energetic and brimming with life – but behind that energy, hidden just below the surface, is the story that fuels everything:   The difficult diagnosis.  The marriage breakdown.  […]

Furniture Options for Buyers and Sellers

By |October 10th, 2017|

Whether you are buying or selling in PebbleCreek, furniture is a big, heavy and expensive issue.  When I was moving here from the East coast, I knew most of my furniture was simply not going to work with the Southwest architecture.   So…   most of it was left behind (the moving truck still weighed 2,000 […]

Visiting Phoenix/Scottsdale Museums from PebbleCreek

By |August 8th, 2017|

So, today is the second Tuesday of the month – the “free” day at the Desert Botanical Garden (that’s the set up right now, I suppose it could change….).  I decided to go.  It wasn’t a first visit – I had been there to see the Chihuly Exhibit and to walk through the gardens […]

Is a 55 Plus Active Adult Community Right for You?

By |July 25th, 2017|

I just spent an hour or so researching 55 Plus Communities on the internet – and I have a headache.

CLEARLY, while many things can be profitably learned from an internet search, deciding on the IFs and WHICH ONEs of moving to an age restricted community requires some honest self-evaluation, on-site visiting and maybe even […]

Staying Young in an Active Adult Community

By |July 12th, 2017|

As a Realtor® working in a 55 Plus Community, I encounter people every day who are skeptical about living in an age-restricted place.  And I get it.   I was not so much skeptical as begnignly indifferent when I moved here.  I wanted access to the pools, the gyms, the clubhouses.  I wanted to […]

Food at PebbleCreek

By |June 23rd, 2017|

Restaurants and bars are the village square of PebbleCreek.

They are a place to gather for coffee in the morning, sip tea after a workout or  cool off with some beer after a round of golf.

We know that our chefs are talented (because we definitely patronize the restaurants!) …  and now the world will know too […]

Living in a 55 Plus Community

By |June 20th, 2017|

This is a great article about living in a 55 Plus Community.

The author, Martha Nelson, would never in her wildest dreams  have thought that a 55 Plus Community could work for her…  and to her suprise, she finds herself thriving.

Lots of folks feel that way.

Here at PebbleCreek we come from all walks of life… […]

Buy a House I have not Physically Seen?

By |June 6th, 2017|

Here in PebbleCreek resales, it is not uncommon for a buyer to place an offer on a home that they have not physically seen; it is very unusual for a house to actually close, however, without the buyer physically inspecting the property.

Folks come to PebbleCreek from all over the country, and many start their […]