Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities Announces Two Properties on 50 Best Master-Planned Communities List from Where to Retire Magazine

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Trilogy at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona and Trilogy at Monarch Dunes in San Luis Obispo Area selected from over 150 communities in 17 states throughout the U.S.

At the heart of Trilogy at Vistancia is the Kiva Club, a 35,000-square-foot hub for activity, fitness and social connections.

We are honored at Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities to have two of our 11 Trilogy resort communities—Trilogy at Monarch Dunes and Trilogy at Vistancia, for a second year—recognized as leading master planned communities in the U.S.

Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities, a division within Shea Homes dedicated to developing resort, retirement communities geared to the baby boomer generation, is today announcing that two of its communities have been listed on The Top 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States from Where to Retire. The magazine’s “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States,” which will appear in the July/August issue on newsstands, includes Trilogy at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona and Trilogy at Monarch Dunes in Nipomo, California.

Where to Retire editors began gathering information on more than 150 communities across the nation about a year ago and zeroed in on those “that are amenity-rich, with clubhouses, recreation and activities to help residents stay fully engaged.” The list includes communities profiled in alphabetical order from 17 states, including places beyond traditional retirement havens.

“Like the people who inhabit them, no two master-planned developments are exactly alike. Yet, the combination of amenities and social opportunities at each produces a common result: the interesting, active and fulfilling lifestyle retirees seek. Clubhouses, fitness centers, social clubs and educational classes mean residents get much more than a house at a planned community,” said Where to Retire Publisher Karen Northridge.

“We are honored at Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities to have two of our 11 Trilogy resort communities—Trilogy at Monarch Dunes and Trilogy at Vistancia, for a second year—recognized as leading master planned communities in the U.S. We think our success can be attributed to the fact that She Homes is focused on providing our active adult homeowners with a complete lifestyle that does not just focus on a beautiful and functional residence, but revolves around a life of wellness, exploration, freedom and close personal connections. Though home sales may be down across the country by 15 percent year over year, Trilogy home sales are up 28 percent, affirming that we are providing boomers with the amenities and a lifestyle that appeals to them in retirement,” said Rick Andreen, president of Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities.

Trilogy at Vistancia is located in the foothills of north Peoria in the Northwest Phoenix metro area in a pristine desert setting that’s close to great shopping, dining and entertainment. It is the number one selling active adult community in Arizona. Vistancia was named America's Best Master Planned Community in 2005, as well.

Trilogy is located within the Vistancia master planned community, which includes a thoughtfully organized collection of multi-generational family villages, all connected by a hiking-trail system. At the heart of Trilogy is the Kiva Club, a 35,000-square-foot hub for activity, fitness and social connections. Under its roof, the state-of-the-art athletic club includes everything from cutting-edge fitness equipment to Tai Chi classes, yoga and fitness trainers. Members can indulge in a massage or facial treatment at the Alvea Spa or enjoy dining with friends at Café Solaz or The Verde Grill.

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes is a community for all ages, surrounded by eucalyptus groves, just 15 minutes from Pismo Beach and situated amidst the award-winning Monarch Dunes Golf Course and the newly opened 12-hole Challenge Course. It offers the only all-inclusive resort on the Central Coast, The Monarch Club.

The Monarch Club is rich in architecture, chic design and five-star amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, complete with Techno Gym, strength and cardio equipment and an array of classes taught by professional trainers; a lap, resort pool with cabanas; luxurious, full-service Sandalwood Spa; The Grand Living Room with sprawling windows and two fireplaces; eclectic dining options, including Adelina’s Bistro and The Marketplace; The Avila Room events center for member and non-member social functions; an art studio; a sculpture garden; a wine library, and the Adventure Isle play area for grandchildren.

Homes at both Trilogy at Vistancia and Trilogy at Monarch Dunes meet Energy Star and Environments For Living® standards. Every home is also 100 percent Shea Green Certified™, the builder’s proprietary process that incorporates green features as standard in every home to help residents save up to 40 percent on energy usage compared to other new homes and even more over older homes. Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities has built over 2,100 Shea Green Certified Homes, since 2007.

Where to Retire, launched in 1992, is published six times each year. Every issue profiles top retirement towns, both undiscovered and well-known, and master-planned communities that cater to retirees. Where to Retire can be found on newsstands, including at Barnes & Noble bookstores.

About Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities
Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities is a group within Shea Homes dedicated to developing resort communities serving the baby boom generation. Baby boomers helped change their world, and we knew they'd demand a new breed of community, as they become empty nesters and retirees. Our Active Lifestyle Communities offer the legendary Shea Homes quality you'd expect, along with an outstanding lifestyle geared around exploration, freedom, wellness and connection. With 11 locations around the country in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, California and Washington, people looking to live in a master planned community that comes with 4-star resort amenities will have plenty of options to choose from. There are thousands of reasons people love living in Shea Homes Active Lifestyle and Trilogy communities, from the stunning Clubs and enriching amenities, to the Shea Green Certified™ homes, to the vibrant people who live in each one of our locations. We invite you to explore all there is to life in an Active Lifestyle Community and see why we're different inside and out. More information is available online at http://www.TrilogyLife.com or by calling (800) 685-6494.

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