Adult lifestyle communities are an increasingly popular option for retirees, empty nesters, and older adults who are looking for a place to live that’s a better fit for their current lifestyle. They’re drawing people who are looking for their dream homes where they can settle down for good.
Buyers are coming in at a time when they tend to have more wealth and equity than before. Often with one or two homes already under their belt (if not more), they know what to expect out of a house and have become discerning buyers.
Is moving into one a good idea for you? Here are some of the features you can expect from an adult lifestyle community.
#1 Find Your Dream Home
New home builders who work on adult lifestyle communities know they have to appeal to more discerning buyers who have experience with homeownership. They expect high quality construction and customizable options. Builders like Blythwood Homes, who develop adult lifestyle communities in Niagara, give homebuyers an opportunity to work with a personal décor specialist to choose the perfect trims, countertops, cabinetry, and even lighting plans.
#2 Peace and Quiet
Family-oriented neighborhoods can be busy places. There’s traffic in the morning and the afternoon which can be hectic on the streets, not to mention noisy neighbors. You don’t have to be an apartment dweller to be subjected to noise.
Adult lifestyle communities tend to be quieter places. Residents are typically empty-nesters and many no longer work, so there’s no morning rush.
Moving into a quiet, peaceful neighborhood has a number of positive health effects. Not only is noise from sources such as traffic annoying, it can also cause lost sleep and generally reduce quality of life. Stress-free, low-traffic rural communities are good for your health!
#3 Future Use
When you’re moving as an older adult, you have to think about living there in your older age with the possibility of reduced mobility. You need a home that’s easy to future proof when the time comes to adapt. That includes things like:
- Starting with a bungalow or bungalow townhome with the majority of the living space on one floor;
- Minimizing or eliminating lips at the entrance or between rooms;
- Easy-to-use appliances.
#4 Low-Maintenance Houses
As you get older, your patience for shoveling snow and mowing the lawn might start to run out. After all, you’re ready to relax and enjoy life. Living in a townhome community where those responsibilities are taken care of by the Corporation means easy living, and you never have to worry about outdoor work getting done when you’re away traveling.
#5 Better Social Life
Adult lifestyle communities draw people who share a lifestyle and pace. When your neighbors are at a similar place in life, it’s easier to make friends in the community. Living in a home with great outdoor entertainment space will also facilitate a bustling social life.
Life in an adult lifestyle community might be right for you.