Making the decision to move to a “55+” or Active Adult community is much more than simply moving.
It is making a lifestyle change. Everything about the home and the community it is in focuses on the priorities of people who are 55 or older. That includes floor plan, exterior maintenance and social opportunities. Another important consideration might be proximity to those venues and services that have value as well as proximity to family or loved ones. This is a home choice that is truly all about you, not school systems or commuter routes, and it can be intimidating and exciting.
For many people, the current home is either too large or simply doesn’t have a floor plan that uses the space to your advantage. Most buyers are looking for a master bedroom on the first floor with a second bedroom/bath for family and guests. Additional amenities such as walk-in closets, home office/study, sunroom and library are commonly factored into the floor plans. Higher ceilings can many times compensate for square footage. By raising the ceiling height, rooms have a larger feel.
It is all about functionality.
For those buyers coming from a single family home, the idea that the mowing, fertilizing, and snow plowing is given over to someone else can be a very liberating experience and a high priority. This is a home that allows you to live comfortably and use free time to pursue your interests.
These communities come in a variety of housing choices, with or without clubhouses or meeting areas and you owe it yourself to visit several to see what might be the best fit for you. Scheduling an appointment with a Realtor can be a very good starting point in your search for your next home.
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