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 adult communities include:
1. Like-Minded Neighbors
For many, the neighborhood and community where a home is located 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. Everyone is your age and likely shares similar interests. You’ll instantly have a sense of community and belonging.
While adult children and grandchildren are welcome to visit in an active adult community, you can expect a serene environment surrounded by peers. Gone are the days of having to worry about dodging teenagers on skateboards or having kids splash you with their cannonballs at the community pool.
2. Active Lifestyle
One of the greatest benefits of active adult communities is the freedom to choose how you want to live your life.
There’s almost always something happening in these resort-style communities. Whether you choose to pop into a weekly mahjong tournament or want to catch up with friends over lunch, there’s something for everyone.
And you’ll never have to worry about what to do for date night or an evening out with friends. Most active adult communities have a full social calendar with events to suit everyone’s taste.
3. Resort-Style Amenities and Facilities
The amenities of an active adult community are also a hot selling point for many. In addition to beautifully designed homes and well-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
4. Houses Designed for You
Another benefit is that active adult communities are designed with the adult population in mind, giving homebuyers both the resort-style amenities we all crave and the comfort of thoughtful design.
You don’t have to worry about trekking up and down stairs every day, as most homebuilders offer a variety of one-story home styles suited for those whose joints may not be as flexible as they once were.
Or if downsizing is your motive, many homebuilders also offer convenient condominium homes where just about everything is taken care of for you.
In a new construction home, you can expect an open floor plan for easy maneuverability and social gatherings, along with the latest features and amenities in every room.
Another added benefit of a new construction community is that you can trust that a newly built home will meet all state and local building 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 mind knowing that you won’t have to worry about maintaining an older house or doing any renovations before moving in.
For many, the ability to downsize and spend less time cleaning and maintaining a larger home is the only reason they need to move into an active adult community. Once the kids are out of the house, a 55-plus community is an appealing option for those looking for a change.
No matter your reason for choosing an active adult community, you can expect a fulfilling experience tailored to how you want to live your life.