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From Sun Cities to the VillagesA History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities$
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Judith Ann Trolander

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036045

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036045.001.0001

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An Active Adult Subculture

An Active Adult Subculture

The Residents' Script

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(p.205) 6 An Active Adult Subculture
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From Sun Cities to the Villages
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Judith Ann Trolander

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036045.003.0007

This chapter talks about how the residents modified the developers' script and, in the process, created their own subculture. Not all of this subculture, nor all of the residents, fitted the advertised image. Furthermore, as these communities proliferated and differed in various ways, they appealed to various types among the elderly. And given the expanding size of some of these communities, elderly people seeking others like them were more likely to find such people. This chapter also discusses how the developers reflected the growing egalitarian attitudes of buyers. With the developers' heritage of stressing the commonality of residents, implementing racial diversity would not be easy. The reason for the opposition to incorporation may be that local politics focused on the resident associations that were responsible for common areas and for activities within their communities.

Keywords:   advertised image, communities, egalitarian attitudes, buyers, developers' heritage

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