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Del Webb's “Sun City” Concept

Judith Ann Trolander

in From Sun Cities to the Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036045
eISBN:
9780813038988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036045.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the most important and most famous of the developers, Del Webb, and how he conceived and implemented the concept of “active retirement” and “a new way of life” for retirees. ... More


Selling the Stadium

Neil J. Sullivan

in The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331837
eISBN:
9780199851607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331837.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Jacob Ruppert's sale of the New York Yankees and the Yankee Stadium. On January 25, 1945, Del Webb and Dan Topping, together with Larry McPhail purchased the Yankees and the ... More


Ross Cortese's “Leisure World” Concept

Judith Ann Trolander

in From Sun Cities to the Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036045
eISBN:
9780813038988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036045.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Webb's best-known and most innovative competitor in active adult communities was Ross Cortese, with his Leisure World communities, which are the subject of this chapter. Cortese was an innovator, not ... More


From Sun Cities to the Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

Judith Ann Trolander

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036045
eISBN:
9780813038988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036045.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Youngtown, Arizona, opened in 1954 and was the first development community to have a minimum age requirement (then 65) and to ban underage children as permanent residents. Developer Del Webb unveiled ... More


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