Top 5 Benefits of Living in an Active Adult Community
Living in age restricted communities has become something of a trend – and living in 55+ active adult specific neighborhoods has changed over the years, offering some very modern options. Retired or not, these communities should definitely be on your radar.
If you are considering moving to an active adult community and have some hesitation, we’ve put together the top reasons why you should be considering a move to one!
1. Sense of Community
In general, we tend to relate to people closer to our age. When you live in a 55+ active adult community, neighbors will be closer to you in age, making it not only easier to build new friendships close to home, but also have a similar mindset when it comes to a living environment and common courtesies. So, the days of fearing your neighbors will be “too noisy” in the late hours of the night are pretty nonexistent.
An active adult community fosters a sense of engagement through advocating for the same causes and finding opportunities to encourage sharing.
2. Low Maintenance
No matter what your age, when you are a homeowner, the responsibility of maintenance can be a huge source of stress. You have to mow your lawn, take care of your garden, paint your home and maintain utilities such as cable and internet.
Let’s be honest – it can be downright overwhelming to say the least! And it’s an unnecessary burden for seniors who want to focus their energy elsewhere. A successful age restricted living community will take care of these tasks for residents and ensure they have minimal responsibility for maintenance of their home, and some utility bills.
3. Resort Style Amenities
When it comes to active adult neighborhoods, be assured that both activities and amenities are designed for active seniors, to help them truly enjoy their lifestyle.
Often times, there is a clubhouse of sorts with organized activities and classes. These may include card games, cook outs, socials and exercise classes, to name a few.
Another great perk is the resort-style amenities. These may include park areas for picnicking, playgrounds (perfect for when grandkids visit!), pool areas, fitness centers, rental space for get-togethers, and if you’re lucky – tennis courts!
4. Built For Seniors
55+ Community homes for sale or builders who custom build in these neighborhoods offer features that appeal to senior home buyers. Some of these benefits may include, but not limited to:
- More livable space than the average home
- Increased energy efficiency
- Well-thought structures such as wider doorways and easy evacuation plans
- Increased safety in mind with builds, such as features that help increase fall prevention
5. Safety and Security
When living in an active adult community, the streets, common areas and sidewalks are designed with security for seniors in mind. Neighbors know who should be in the neighborhood, and it’s easier to spot people who don’t belong.
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We have an award-winning reputation for providing new construction homes in Volusia County, luxurious landscaping and spacious floor plans. We offer a variety of both regular and senior active adult communities. Visit us online to view our beautiful neighborhoods today!