Active adult communities are becoming increasingly popular among baby boomers entering retirement. These active retirement communities are designed to complement active adult living and usually feature low-maintenance homes, resort-style amenities, and proximity to healthcare and entertainment. Some are age-restricted over 55 communities, while others are simply age-targeted and non-restrictive. Location is key to an active adult lifestyle. Active adult communities provide quick access to daily conveniences, with locations near shopping centers, restaurants, cultural attractions, airports, and metropolitan areas. Perhaps the best part of living in an active adult community is the low-maintenance lifestyle.
Active Adult Living - 55+ Active Adult Lifestyle Retirement Communities
Note: There are other types of age-qualified communities for seniors as well, among them continuing care retirement communities [also called CCRCs or life plan communities] and rental retirement communities. These communities can be comprised of single-family houses, as well as multi-family patio homes, condominiums, or townhomes, with units that are owned by the resident as opposed to a rental community. Often, this type of 55 and over community will be built near shopping, restaurants, parks, and other attractions, since residents are still eager to live an active lifestyle into their retirement years. Residents are able to enjoy other aspects of their retirement years, without the burden of maintaining a yard or dealing with other exterior home maintenance chores or repairs. Other than the HOA dues and a mortgage payment, if applicable , there are no other monthly fees required for residents in an active adult community. Unlike some other senior living options, active adult communities do not have on-site dining facilities for residents, nor do they provide any type of healthcare services, however the HOA dues of these communities frequently do pay for certain communal amenities. When looking at the many different senior living options that are out there, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of your various choices.
Living in an active adult community is ideal for those who want to nurture their wellbeing and enjoy life to the fullest. It's in the DNA of these communities to view getting older as nothing more than an excuse to be more active. No two communities are alike. With so many to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you?
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