New active retirement communities are springing up around the country providing active retirees and baby boomers ideal settings and living spaces for an active social life and lifestyle. Designing spaces correspondent John McCalmont went to Viewpoint RV & Golf Resort and Monte Vista Village Resort in Mesa Arizona where retirees are enjoying life to the fullest.

Patrick Waite, Executive Vice President of Property Operations, at Equity Lifestyle Properties shows us around and we meet with some of the good folks to get an understanding of what active retirement communities can be like…all at a reasonable cost.

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. owns and operates the highest quality portfolio of resort communities in the United States. We have a controlling interest in more than 370 communities and resorts in 32 states and British Columbia with nearly 140,000 sites.

Our goal is to create value for residents and investors by providing consistently high levels of services and amenities in attractive surroundings. Our high standards have been recognized with several “Community of the Year” awards for the outstanding quality of our communities and the professionalism of our management.