Category Archives: Active Adult Communities

Is Size Important When Selecting 55+ Home Sites?

Many seniors consider downsizing to smaller homes as they are easier to maintain. Why spend time cleaning and doing maintenance when this is the time to enjoy life? But, some seniors prefer a smaller home and a bigger yard. Many active adult communities try to maintain a balance by providing 55+ seniors with lots that offer outdoor space with lawn and maintenance included. While some of you may not consider this an important factor in buying a home, others will think it essential.

How to Make New Friends in an Active Adult Community

Meeting new people and forming new friendships can be a great experience for some 55+ seniors. Others feel nervous about this aspect most of the time. Moving to a retirement community is an excellent way to make new friends, especially as they share the same interests as you.

Advantages of Living in a Golf Course Community

For many homebuyers, the idea of living in a golf course community is a dream come true. Gorgeous scenery, instant access to your favorite hobby, and plenty of fresh air – what’s not to like? This is a popular way of living for many 55+ seniors. If you are wondering about retiring to a golf course community, here are five reasons to help you make up your mind.

10 Bargain Retirement Destinations

Buying a home can be expensive with a volatile market. However, luck may be on your side as there are some places that provide you bargains when it comes to buying your home. Although this may be devastating for the homeowners, for you, it is a great wish come true! You get to live in a place that was beyond your budget a few years ago. Here are ten bargain retirement destinations to consider.

Facts to Consider When Shopping for 55 and Over Communities

Looking for 55 and over communities to retire can take a lot of time and consideration. You can’t just pick a retirement community at random and decide this is where you want to live. You need to conduct thorough research on the community, amenities, and the location of the community among other factors. Lucky for you, there is Active Adult Living.Com, a pioneering database that provides information on 55+ retirement communities across the USA and Canada. Over 8,500 communities are listed here. In this article, we are discussing some of the key factors to consider when looking for 55 and over communities.

What Makes an Active Lifestyle Community?

What a 55+, or age-targeted community is not, is a retirement facility. In fact, most of the people who buy homes in these communities are far from retiring, yet find the lifestyle, and amenities the perfect fit for their active lives. Basically, you get to pick your flavor whether you’re a serious golf enthusiast, a nature lover, or a gym rat. These communities are scattered throughout the country with a variety of geographic locations from urban to rural. Some provide lavish resort-style amenities, and others are simpler offering only exterior home maintenance. Age-targeted or age-restricted, active lifestyle communities are made for today’s on-the-go boomers, and empty nesters wanting less maintenance and a peer community atmosphere.

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

Understanding Reverse Mortgage and its Suitability

If you are considering buying a home, a reverse mortgage may sound like an attractive option. It will help with your finances without you having to pay taxes. Getting a reverse mortgage does have its pros and cons. However, this move may be worth a deeper look to some of you irrespective of this factor.

Making Your Next Fifty Years Your Best Fifty Years

When developer Tony Berry of The Berry Companies started thinking about creating his first 55+ active adult community, he knew it would need to be unlike anything he’d seen before. Berry understood that while today’s population is aging, people are living longer and they want those years to be active, productive, and meaningful. On top of that, they want to be able to “age in place,” transitioning as their needs change without having to change their address. That meant a variety of housing options along with an uncompromising collection of features and amenities.

Now, just a few years later, Berry’s vision is quickly becoming a reality. Revel at Carolina Park, a 45-acre active adult gem situated inside one of the Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina’s premier master-planned communities, is just a few months away from welcoming its first residents. Located minutes from historic Charleston and some of the east coast’s favorite beaches, Revel at Carolina Park is preparing to set a new standard for 55-plus living.

Revel at Carolina Park can really change the way people look at living their second 50 years,” said Berry. “We’re creating a thriving, connected, wellness-oriented community for people 55+ who are looking to enjoy a simpler lifestyle and make the most out of every day.”