Long-Time Floridians Find New Friends at Verano


After living in the St. Petersburg-Tampa area for more than 25 years, Aimee and Jamie Bennett made the move to California to be closer to their daughter in Thousand Oaks, and grandchild and family in Pasadena. Purchasing an older home in Thousand Oaks didn’t feel like a sound investment to them. They soon after decided on the Plan 1 with a loft addition at Verano at Aliento in Santa Clarita.

“Verano is so well-designed that we sacrificed nothing by downsizing – in fact, we gained,” said Aimee. “We got a better functioning home with all the spaces that matter to us, plus the features and finishes that make a new home so attractive and so much easier to maintain.”

Verano’s four single-level plans offer approximately 1,599 to 1,686 square feet of living space and up to 3 bedrooms. Gracious entertainment areas, sleek island kitchens, private patios and resort-style master retreats highlight each home. The loft-level options like the Bennetts chose include a bedroom suite and bonus room with deck, perfect for guests.

Living in Verano’s gated 55+ enclave, they quickly found the transition to the next chapter in their lives much easier than they anticipated, meeting other active people ready to have fun.

“At Verano, we have a brand-new home in a beautiful community with a ton of lifestyle perks – this is the place!” said Aimee.

From the First Friday social events to the community garden, the Bennetts appreciate the fun and convenience of having like-minded friends and resort-style amenities in their own neighborhood.

The Club at Verano also features a resort style pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, social bar with personal wine lockers, fitness center and WiFi stations. Verano residents also have access to the Aliento parks and trail system for hiking, walking and biking.

Welcome home, Bennett family!

Interested in learning more about Verano or our other communities? Contact a New Home Specialist today to learn more.

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