Sue Davis is active and as energetic as any teenager. It’s hard to believe that she’s a baby-boomer.

“Yesterday I took the Palm Springs tram up to the top of Mount San Jacinto and hiked ten miles to Idyllwild,” Davis said. “Today I got up and played three sets of tennis, and now I’m preparing for a dinner party.”

Davis lives in Trilogy At La Quinta, an active adult community by Shea Homes near Palm Springs, Calif. Shea Homes recently received a J.D. Power and Associates won the award for highest customer satisfaction in large active adult communities. They believe that this is one way to succeed in soft real estate markets.

The United States has approximately 78 million baby-boomers. Each day, 11,000 baby boomers turn 50. They collectively generate almost $2 trillion annually in income. According to an article, boomers are living longer than their parents. They are also healthier and more educated. Boomers can reinvent themselves and follow their passions thanks to the increasing longevity.

These changes are being taken into consideration by home builders. Yoga and hiking have replaced bingo and shuffleboard. Trilogy at Central Coast activities include pilates (pilates, yoga, biking), wine tasting, tennis and gourmet cuisine. It is located in San Luis Obispo.

Victoria Gardens is an active adult community located in DeLand, Fla., between Orlando and Daytona Beach. Residents can choose from classes and courses at the DeLand Main Street Association or nearby Stetson Univ. Residents support the local minor-league baseball team.

“Our residents definitely do not fit the old trend of a retirement community,”Carol Duchscher is the Art of Living director at Victoria Gardens. “They are active and happy to be integrated into the neighborhood.”

Fred McIntyre is a resident of Victoria Gardens. “There’s a real sense of community created by the activities,”He stated. “It has certainly exceeded our expectations.”

For more information on Victoria Gardens, please call 800 685-6496. Call (800) 685 6494 for more information on Trilogy at La Quinta or Trilogy at Central Coast.