Linda and Dave have lived in Bonita Springs, FL since 2001 when Dave’s company allowed remote work.  It was a good choice at the time as both sets of their parents had homes in SW FL. And because they are water enthusiasts, the chance to enjoy year-round water activities was a plus.  Prior to their move to FL they lived in and around the Ann Arbor, MI area, including on a lake just north of Ann Arbor.

Dave was an applications engineer for automotive R & D companies in the Ann Arbor, MI area.  His work involved writing software and installing testing applications at client sites throughout the US and Canada.

Linda was a clinical social worker, then clinical director for mental health and juvenile justice agencies.  Upon moving to Florida, Linda worked in financial services.


Linda and Dave enjoy boating and recently sold their fourth boat.

Dave is an avid reader and closely follows the financial markets to manage investments. He looks forward to driving his Tesla on the mountain roads.

Linda has been a member of the Bonita Springs Local Planning Agency, which reviews changes to the City’s local plans and ordinances.  She was also on the Board and then President of their homeowner’s association.  She enjoys reading, sewing, swimming, and going to the gym.


Dave is a certified rescue diver and Linda an advanced open water scuba diver.

At one point they bought five acres of beachfront property on the island of Roatan, Honduras, where they escaped Michigan winters for diving vacations a few weeks each year.  Along with a small group of US and Canadian expats who owned adjoining properties, they considered developing the properties but soon realized the considerable obstacles in this endeavor and sold their property to a local developer.


Following Hurricane Irma in 2017, Linda started looking for places in the US that would be safest from the impact of climate change and honed in on Asheville, which also offers some of the diversity and cultural elements they were used to in Ann Arbor and have missed since living in SW FL.  Further exploration was halted when she was elected to their homeowner’s association board to direct the extensive restoration needed following Irma.  Hurricane Ian in 2022 brought those concerns to the forefront again, and again, the Asheville area checked the most boxes.

Legacy is especially attractive to Linda and Dave as they will be able to help influence the physical and cultural aspects of the community. They are also looking forward to joining a cohort of similarly aged peers with whom they share common interests.


Manor Home 315, Floor Plan Hawthorne


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Janet & Ann

Janet & Ann met in a yoga class over a decade ago and were married on the day the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Obergefell v. Hodges case.

Barbara and Paul

While Barbara and Paul have enjoyed living in downtown Charleston, SC, they will not miss the growing threat of hurricanes, tidal flooding and the various impacts of climate change when they move to Legacy.