With all of the advantages of active adult communities, it’s easy to understand why so many people are choosing to relocate to age-restricted communities, where they can enjoy a more worry-free lifestyle. Below are a few reasons why a 55+ community might be right for you.
1. Like-Minded Neighbors
For many people, the area and community in which they live are just as essential – if not more so – than the house itself. That’s one less item to worry about in an active senior community. Everyone around you is your age and has comparable interests. You’ll immediately feel a sense of belonging and community.
In an active adult community, adult children and grandkids are welcome to visit, but you can anticipate a peaceful setting surrounded by peers. The days of avoiding teens on skateboards or having kids splash you with their cannonballs at the neighborhood pool are long gone.
2. Active Lifestyle
One of the most appealing aspects of active adult communities is the flexibility to live your life your way.
In these resort-style communities, there’s nearly always something going on. There’s something for everyone, whether you want to join a weekly mahjong competition or catch up with friends over lunch. And lakefront communities, like Tellico Village, put you right on the water where you can enjoy evening walks, water sports and bike trails.
You’ll never be stuck for anything to do on a date night or a night out with pals again. The majority of active adult communities provide a complete social schedule with activities to meet everyone’s preferences.
3. Resort-Style Amenities and Facilities
For many people, the facilities of an active senior community are a major selling feature too. Many 55+ communities also provide the following:
• A resort-style pool great for lounging in the midday sun
• Activity courts, including pickleball, tennis, and basketball
• A fully equipped gym with personal trainers and group courses
4. Houses Designed for You
Another advantage is that active adult communities are specifically built for adults, providing homeowners with both the resort-style amenities we all desire and the comfort of careful design.
Most home builders provide a choice of one-story house layouts ideal for individuals whose joints may not be as flexible as they once were, so you don’t have to worry about trudging up and down stairs every day. For those enjoying their senior years, you want a house that is tuned to your physical needs.
If you’re looking to downsize, several homebuilders offer handy condominium houses that take care of almost everything for you.
You can anticipate an open floor layout for easy movement and social events in a newly built house, as well as the newest features and conveniences.
5. Low Maintenance
A new construction neighborhood like Starhaven Villas in Utah will also provide you peace of mind because you won’t have to worry about keeping an older home or making any improvements before moving in.
For many people, moving into an active adult community is the only way to downsize and spend less time cleaning and maintaining a larger house. A 55-plus community is an intriguing choice for individuals searching for a change once the kids have left the house.
Whatever brought you to an active adult community, you can anticipate a rewarding experience you’ll enjoy in your retirement years.