There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing a retirement home. There’s the location, the affordability, the style of homes, the amenities of the community… the list goes on. If you’re looking for a home that checks off all your bullet points, then you might consider purchasing in an Active Adult community.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is an Active Adult Community?
Typically, but not always, Active Adult communities are age-restricted or age-targeted neighborhoods designed to promote an active and social lifestyle for residents ages 55 and over. In addition to low-maintenance housing options, these communities also quite often include amenities and planned social activities.
So… Why Active Adult Living?
There are a number of reasons to choose an Active Adult community. This includes amenities, housing styles, sense of community, location, and more. Here are a few main reasons to choose an age-targeted or restricted community.
1. Homes are Designed for Comfortable Aging
Whether it’s first-floor living, ADA special amenities (such as wheelchair ramps or bathroom grab bars), or low-maintenance features, homes in active adult communities are designed to promote the comfort, wellbeing, and safety of residents as they age.
2. Neighborhoods Promote a Low-Maintenance Lifestyle
Many retirement communities include outdoor maintenance and landscaping in HOA fees, taking the burden off residents. This often includes personal landscaping and exterior home maintenance in addition to common area maintenance.
3. There are Tons of Amenities
Active Adult communities are designed for staying active. To make that easy and close-to-home, most 55+ communities offer a lot of recreational amenities. This can include swimming pools, clubhouses, fitness centers, tennis or bocce courts, walking paths, golf courses, and more.
4. There’s a Strong Sense of Community
Because all or most of the residents in a 55+ community are around the same age, a strong sense of community spirit develops amongst residents. Living surrounded by people in similar stages in life makes it pretty easy to meet new people and make new friends.
5. There are Plenty of Organized Activities
Many Active Adult communities offer clubs and interest groups, or even classes and planned activities. More and more frequently, these communities have Lifestyle Directors to organize groups, planned outings, and even celebrations.
6. They’re Planned with Location in Mind
Active Adult communities are carefully planned and placed in locations close to all the amenities and attractions that retirees want and need. This includes conveniences, such as grocery stores, essentials, such as health care professionals, and entertainment, such as downtown centers or airports.
7. The Triangle Offers an Unbeatable Retirement Lifestyle
Just as Active Adult communities provide an unrivaled retirement experience, so too does the Triangle. Here, you’ll find everything you need, want, and so much more. There’s arts and culture. Entertainment. Outdoor recreation. Pro sports. College sports. Shopping and great dining. An international airport. World-class healthcare. Even an easy day drive to both beaches and mountains.
Are You Thinking of Retiring to the Triangle?
If you’re thinking of relocating to or buying a home in the Triangle, then it’s time to contact Carla Freund Realty. We’re here to help you explore the area, discover its outstanding communities, and find the perfect home for your needs.