With the many benefits of active adult communities, it’s easy to see why so many adults are choosing to move into age-restricted communities also called 55 plus communities, where they can live a more worry-free life.

Some of the leading reasons people are choosing active adultcommunities include:

1. Like-Minded Neighbors

For many, the neighborhood and community where a home islocated are just as important – if not more important – than the home itself.In an active adult community, that’s one less thing you have to worry about. Everyoneis your age and likely shares similar interests. You’ll instantly have a senseof community and belonging.

While adult children and grandchildren are welcome to visit inan active adult community, you can expect a serene environment surrounded bypeers. Gone are the days of having to worry about dodging teenagers onskateboards or having kids splash you with their cannonballs at the communitypool.

2. Active Lifestyle

One of the greatest benefits of active adult communitiesis the freedom to choose how you want to live your life.

There’s almost always something happening in theseresort-style communities. Whether you choose to pop into a weekly mahjongtournament or want to catch up with friends over lunch, there’s something foreveryone.

And you’ll never have to worry about what to do for datenight or an evening out with friends. Most active adult communities have a fullsocial calendar with events to suit everyone’s taste.

3. Resort-Style Amenities and Facilities

The amenities of an active adult community are also a hotselling point for many. In addition to beautifully designed homes andwell-manicured streets, many communities also offer:

  • A centralized clubhouse with activities and events to fill your calendar
  • A resort-style pool perfect for relaxing in the afternoon sun
  • Activity courts, like pickle ball, tennis and basketball
  • A fully equipped gym complete with personal trainers and group classes
The Clubhouse Lodge at K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Beaumont

4. Houses Designed for You

Another benefit is that active adult communities aredesigned with the adult population in mind, giving homebuyers both theresort-style amenities we all crave and the comfort of thoughtful design.

You don’t have to worry about trekking up and down stairsevery day, as most homebuilders offer a variety of one-story home styles suitedfor those whose joints may not be as flexible as they once were.

Or if downsizing is your motive, many homebuilders alsooffer convenient condominium homes where just about everything is taken care offor you.

In a new construction home, you can expect an open floorplan for easy maneuverability and social gatherings, along with the latestfeatures and amenities in every room.

Another added benefit of a new construction community isthat you can trust that a newly built home will meet all state and localbuilding standards. That includes impact windows for those looking for a home in sunny Florida.No need to worry about putting shutters up during hurricane season.

5. Low Maintenance

A new construction community will also bring peace of mindknowing that you won’t have to worry about maintaining an older house or doing anyrenovations before moving in.

For many, the ability to downsize and spend less timecleaning and maintaining a larger home is the only reason they need to moveinto an active adult community. Once the kids are out of the house, a 55-plus communityis an appealing option for those looking for a change.

No matter your reason for choosing an active adultcommunity, you can expect a fulfilling experience tailored to how you want tolive your life.

Last Updated on June 12, 2019