Active Adult Communities
ADVANTAGES - What are the benefits of living in the communities know as "Active Adult", 55 Plus, Lifestyle community, and age restricted.
Within 100 miles of where I live now. This allows me to stay close to old friends and family. Aging in place. Many of these active adult communities are being located on the outskirts or easy reach of all large metro areas. Staying close to home in familiar locales. Boomers can find a suitable community without having to leave your current friends and associates, children and grandchildren. Some are employed in the area and can still maintain their job, full or part time.
Everything is right there. Just finished touring Villages of Deaton Creek in North Georgia, a Del Webb 55+ community. They have a 37,000 square foot club house that looks like the Ritz Carlton. Everything is right there, indoor and outdoor pools, huge beautiful weight/exercise rooms, card rooms, game table, billiards, demo kitchen for classes, crafts room, many places to lounge, many social activities, and more.
Change of Pace and Lifestyle. - These communities will allow you new experiences, new scenery, new activities while a living situation where all your fellow neighbors are practically at the same stage of life as you are and have similar backgrounds and share the same interests that you do.
Activities for the specific interests of active adults. They are called "Active" Adult Communities for a reason. The club house or as some call it the Amenities Center is the hub of organized and unorganized social activities.
Active Lifestyle - tremendous number of lifestyle amenities including indoor/outdoor pools, exercise programs and equipment , health and wellness programs, tennis courts, golf, walking trials with many acres set aside to be natural. And that is just outside. Indoors, there is full selection of indoor recreation, including crafts rooms and classes, arts, hobby shops, kitchen demo and cooking classes, theatre groups, musical programs, and professional entertainment groups which regularly tour the communities.
Social. Activities do sound appealing and gives the opportunities to meet new friends of similar ages and interests. The proximity of the neighborhood makes get together easier. Active adult communities have an immediate sense of community.
Livable Home Designs. Flexible design options. They make houses better today. More comfortable, easier and safer for independent living for any age persons. Homes in active adult communities are built with livable designs in mind. This may be a pleasant change from your current home, which was build before such things were thought of. Building with the latest advances in materials and energy saving technology, systems in a new structure may provide trouble free service for many years. Yes it is possible to purchase a home without sacrificing quality, square footage or the other desirable features you currently enjoy while upgrading to a more livable home which is enjoyable, efficient and affordable. You are not downsizing to a lower lifestyle, just the opposite, which surprising a lot of people.
Livable Community Design Easy access to all common areas and to activities. Proximity to Shopping, Churches, Library. A full-service restaurant on property. It would nice to walk from my front door within a block and get coffee and breakfast. Gourmet dining within walking distance. If not on the property at least near the entrance.
Resort Settings. A scenic location and a neighborhood feel. Many have mountain, desert, river, lake or waterfront views. How you you like to live in a resort-designed community year round. Feel like you are on vacation all the time. Vistas and scenery can really add something especially when you can enjoy every day.
Safety and Security - Many active adult communities have a gated entrance and a security patrols. These communities are generally safer. Health facility are usually nearby as well as on-premise medical care.
Exciting New Concept. There is a new spirit and attitude about life for people in their 50's through 70's. Someone said "It is like going back to college again." You don't have to be retired, many pre-retirees are moving to these new active adult communities. By all accounts this concept is a winner. Active adult Communities' popularity is rising. Visit a community nearby and take a look yourself.
There are many more advantages of active adult and 55 plus communities. We are just starting our list. Please check back for updates.
Active adult communities are also know as 55+ communities and age-restricted communities.