July 21, 2011 – Where to Retire Magazine has officially named The Communities at Branson Creek as one of the Top 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States.
Where to Retire Magazine revealed "The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States" in the national publication’s July/August issue.
Research for the awards began nearly a year ago when Where to Retire editors gathered information on more than 150 communities across the nation and eventually zeroed in on those that are amenity-rich, with clubhouses, recreation and activities to help residents stay fully engaged.
The Communities at Branson Creek, by McMillin Communities, a California-based master-planned community developer and home builder, represents McMillin’s first venture into Missouri. However, the home-building company is well-known in California and Texas, with a total of 17 master-planned communities developed and 30,000 homes built since its founding in 1960.
Today, McMillin Communities is ranked 41st nationwide among residential builders.
McMillin’s The Communities at Branson Creek features two of the top five golf courses in the state of Missouri in Murder Rock Golf and Country Club (# 4) and Branson Creek Golf Club (# 1). Each course has won numerous accolades from the nation’s top golf publications.
The 6,500 acre community also boasts more than 15 miles of hiking, biking and walking trails that loop around four distinct neighborhoods. Community Parks and neighborhood pools dot the landscape at Branson Creek. From 1100-square-foot townhomes in Fieldstone Pines to 3000-square-foot home offerings in Fieldstone Bluffs, Branson Creek offers something for everyone.
Retirees today have their sights set on a dynamic and fulfilling retirement lifestyle, seeking out communities with friendly neighbors and amenities to keep their minds and bodies active.
Where to Retire publisher Karen Northridge said, "Like the people who inhabit them, no two master-planned developments are exactly alike. Yet, the combination of amenities and social opportunities at each produces a common result: the interesting, active and fulfilling lifestyle retirees seek. Clubhouses, fitness centers, social clubs and educational classes mean residents get much more than a house at a planned community."