Where to Retire Magazine (July/August 2017) has named DMB’s Eastmark and Verrado communities to its 2017 list of the 50 best master-planned communities in the U.S. This is the second time Verrado has been named to Magazine’s top 50 master-planned communities, making its first appearance in 2015.
The Magazine’s “short list” noted community trends that emphasize opportunities to engage and stay fit including paths and trails, parks, pools, gyms and golf as reasons to be listed among the “best of the best” in master-planned communities. Eastmark and Verrado have a collection of these great little things that combine to make something even greater.
In Eastmark, the activities are plentiful with miles of bicycling pedestrian-friendly streets, more than 25 neighborhood parks, a community pool and splash pad, acres of green space in The Eastmark Great Park, and numerous events and celebrations including 4 annual traditions.
Steve Ventre discovered Eastmark while helping his daughter search for homes in the community. He fell in love with its design and vision and relocated in 2015; his son soon followed.
Within walking distance to his children’s houses, Ventre gets to spend many mornings with his grandsons. Says Ventre, “I get to spend all day long doing what I want to do. It’s the beginning of a new kind of life in retirement.”
In Verrado, our hometown is bursting with activity with 6 restaurants, more than 72 neighborhood parks, over 75 clubs and groups, 21 miles of paths and trails, 8 pools, 2 Tom Lehman golf courses, and countless events and celebrations including 4 annual traditions.
Says Bill and Diane Alford who moved from Seattle to Victory at Verrado in 2015, “We like the small-town atmosphere. We feel safe. It’s the friendliest community we’ve ever lived in. Rather than just being neighbors, it’s like we are family.”