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February 2022

In a time of uncertainty and unexpected hardships, it is important to continue to look to the future and focus on realizing our own “extraordinary destiny”. For so many…

December 2021

Shipping lines clogged, supply lines broken, food prices skyrocketing, the very process of our elections called into question. We even have protests on the streets.  …

November 2021

When I think about my 14 years in Belize I know my time in Santa Familia Village was by far the best. 
A short drive or simple hop across the walking bridge to…

August 2021

The vision has always been to become a multigenerational community and with the arrival of these first two families, and now the McGibney family of 5 from the United Kingdom, and several more…

July 2021

For me, the best part of retirement was the chance to put that unnatural New York City lifestyle behind me. But it took ten years of hard work to accomplish after a financial setback and to get the necessary information for such a move…

June 2021

We are freedom loving and self-reliant. We cherish our homes and gardens, enjoy hobbies and pastimes, engage in occupations and avocations, and appreciate our rest and relaxation.

Febuary 2021

We recently returned to Arizona from a wonderful trip to Belize, visiting our friends and soon-to-be neighbors at Carmelita Gardens….

January 2021

The brilliant architect, Buckminster Fuller, presciently advised: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”…

December 2020

It’s in the most challenging of situations that you find the greatest of blessings.  That was no different this year, when once again we were reminded that the heart of Carmelita Gardens is found in the people and the community.  

january 2021

As with every new year, we started 2020 full of hope and promise.
We established a vision for the future – The Carmelita Gardens 2020 Vision. It included new sales, new residents, and new homes…

june 2021

I have many things that inspire me but what I see every day when I walk into my office is one of my favorite Bible verses from Proverbs 31:25, “She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” In fact, the entire chapter of Proverbs 31 rocks me. That’s who I aspire to be and what…

october 2020

Carmelita Gardens has a variety of lots designed to meet various individual lifestyles and budgets. We believe this to be an essential part of creating a sustainable and self-sufficient community…

october 2020

I was looking for a place to retire that would be come “the home for my heart, mind, and soul.” That is important for me-after all I’ll be spending my retirement years in that place. I wanted, of course, to be close enough to visit my family in the States if I wanted to, and…