Active, retired couple says Ardiente fits their lifestyle

For many, including Shea Active Lifestyle Community homeowners Terri and Ron Fraser, the question is: “What is the cost of not pursuing your dreams for retirement?”

“No one has the crystal ball to know when the best time is, but for us, we did not want to put off living our life any more. We wanted to be around people who are like us. We wanted to be involved in sports and doing lots of things culturally,” Terri Fraser said.

“The market is such that we felt that maybe we could have waited a little longer, but who knows when the bottom will be, and we really felt like the time to make the investment was good,” added Ron Fraser.

Shea Homes in Ardiente, an age-qualified community in North Las Vegas, offers homes ranging from 1,218 to 2,444 square feet and staring in price from the $140,000.

Ryan Smith, sales manager at Shea Homes at Ardiente in Las Vegas, said boomers may be surprised that there are significant values to be had in the current economy.

“Interest rates are low and there are a lot of exceptional values out there.” he said. “And in today’s market of lower price points, what seems like a great value in resale may actually be inferior to a new home.

“Our new homes are available with green features and premium brands like Jenn Air and Trane as standard, and each home comes with an amazing lifestyle. Those unique benefits make the value at Ardiente outstanding.”

When considering the cost of buying a new home, looking to resale or staying with an existing residence, boomers should consider the cost and time associated with fixing up an older residence and the savings that can come from green features, built in to many new homes today, Smith said.

Homes at Ardiente automatically include green features that can help residents save as much as 40 percent on energy usage compared to other new homes and even more over older ones, according to Smith.

Ardiente offers residents a host of options. At the hub of the community is a private 20,000 square-foot clubhouse featuring two resort-style pools, fitness center, group exercise studio and multipurpose meeting facility. Outdoor amenities include seven parks interconnected by walking trails, tennis and bocce courts, and a Life Trail course.

For more on Ardiente, visit, or call 800-685-6494.

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