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06.30.13

Del Webb Communities Listed Among the Best Places to Retire

Where to Retire Magazine Announces Best Master Planned Communities for Boomers

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Del Webb communities are among the country's 50 best master planned communities for boomers as selected by Where to Retire magazine.  Del Webb has five communities on the list this year – more than any other active adult builder.  In the eight years the biennial list has been issued by the publication, Del Webb communities have been recognized 54 times.

Where to Retire reveals "The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States," in its newly released July/August issue.  Del Webb communities on the list are: Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch and Sun City Festival in Arizona; Sun City Shadow Hills in Southern California; Stone Creek by Del Webb in Florida; and Sun City Peachtree by Del Webb In Georgia.

" Del Webb has been serving the pre-retirement and retiring boomer for many years and being recognized more than any other builder is a testament to the great lifestyle in our communities across the nation," said Deborah Wahl , senior vice president and chief marketing officer for PulteGroup, Inc., parent company of Del Webb .  " Del Webb has built its success on knowledge of our customers, and we understand that there is much diversity among boomer wants and needs when it comes to their home and community."

The list is the only one of its kind, focusing on communities rather than locales and featuring first person testimonials by current residents, said Where to Retire Publisher Karen Northridge .

"Time and again, the retirees interviewed for this story told us their neighborhoods give them opportunities to try different activities, connect with like-minded people and in the process, build brand-new lifestyles," Northridge said.  "For these retirees, their communities provide much more than comfortable, attractive housing; they also serve as a catalyst for residents to reinvent themselves."

Selections in 17 states won their place in the top 50 by breaking new ground with amenities, expansive open space, work/life balance and a focus on green living.  The communities are not ranked, but rather profiled in alphabetical order by state.

About Del Webb
Del Webb is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM).  Del Webb is the pioneer in active adult communities and America's leading builder of new homes targeted to pre-retirement and retiring boomers.  Del Webb builds consumer inspired homes and communities for active adults ages 55+ who want to continue to explore, grow and learn, socially, physically and intellectually as they look forward to retirement.  For more information on Del Webb , visit www.delwebb.com

About Where to Retire
The issue marks the eighth biennial honor roll of America's best master-planned communities compiled by Where to Retire (www.wheretoretire.com). The magazine, launched in 1992, is published six times each year.  Every issue profiles top retirement towns, both undiscovered and well-known, and master-planned communities that cater to retirees.  Where to Retire can be found on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores.  A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is $18.  For a magazine subscription or to purchase a back issue, visit WhereToRetire.com.

SOURCE Del Webb

Media Inquiries: Jacque Petroulakis, 480-391-6169, Jacque.petroulakis@pultegroup.com

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