Tag Archives: 55+ Active Adult 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 Home Owners Association and How does it Work?

What is Home Owners Association and How Does it Work?

In the 60s, there were very few Home Owners Associations (HOA). Today, there are many more due to its increasing popularity. Many 55+ communities, in the US, have Home Owner Associations. If you are considering moving to a 55 + active retirement community, you should be aware of what an HOA is and how it works. Here’s a small run down about HOA.

What is Home Owners Association?

HOA is an organization of property owners that administer rules and upholds them in an active adult community. This means if you live in a 55+ community run by HOA the rules set forth by the organization effect and limit what you can and can’t do to your property. The rules and regulations of HOA are enforced by the HOA-elected or developer-appointed board of directors. For example, if you wished to set up a pool in your home, you need to run it by the HOA, and get their approval, before you can start hiring contractors and buying your bathing suit. This is completely legal and is usually written into the deed or referenced in the deed. It is usually filed with a county or municipal government or with HOA. So, even if you are buying a resale home or brand new home, you need to check this out and find out what you can and cannot do to your property once you have bought your home.

Focus on New Jersey

Retirement years are looming around the corner. Have you considered what you are going to do and where you will spend these years? If you are toying with the idea of retiring to New Jersey, yet are not sold on it, let us provide you with a few simple reasons as to why New Jersey might be an ideal state for you to retire to.

Life is Great, When It’s Surrounded by Friends!

Having friends makes life worth living. Friendship is one of the most beautiful relationships in the world. A good friend gives us strength, support, advice, and help us keep smiling in times of trouble. Friends accept you for who you are and believe in you no matter what. You may have conflicting emotions about relocating to an active adult community because you will leave your friends behind. However, don’t worry. If you are worried about losing your friends when you move, you can consider an active adult community in the same State. In addition, you can also look forward to making new friends within your new community. With similar interests and same age compatibility as well as plenty of social activities being organized at the Clubhouse, the chances of forming great new friendships will be quite high.

Everyone worries about how they will be accepted when they move to a new place. Hence, if you too are feeling worried – then these concerns are quite valid. You may wonder how others will feel about, whether they will like you and if you can gel in well within the community. These worries can be put to rest if you brave your fears and make the move to an active adult community for an exciting 55+ life. Many retirement living communities have a committee that is especially geared to welcome you into the neighborhood. All your neighbors and community ambassadors will gather to help newcomers to their communities, making them feel at home right from the start. So, don’t be surprised to find a party at the Clubhouse, organized by the committee, in your honor, on the day of your arrival.

Some communities may not have this tradition, but you will have ample opportunities to make new friends as you mingle with them at social gatherings, in the community cafes, and at the swimming pool or the golf club. Your new golfing buddies, cycling partners, hiking groups and so many more activity groups will keep you contently in touch with some great people who are out there to enjoy life during this second youth. If you are not into exercising at the fitness center or swimming in the pool, you can consider using the walking trails where you are sure to meet various groups of people doing the same thing as you. Even if you find it awkward at first, keep in mind that if you are receptive to your neighbors, you will make new friends before the month is over. Also, you will not be the new resident in the community for long. There will always be another new couple or single resident who will be joining your community. By this time, you will be helping your new friends organize a get-together to welcome them!

Life in an active adult retirement community can be extremely fun and exciting with friends to share your good times. You will be surprised at how much you have in common with them. Don’t think of life as an empty nester to be a time of depression and isolation. It’s a time for a new chapter to turn in your life. You will find out that with good friends and good neighbors, your life has just changed for the better.

There are over 8,500 active adult communities detailed in ActiveAdultLiving.com, a comprehensive national directory of active senior communities. Here are some randomly chosen communities which you can consider for making a life-altering move for the better:

Life is great with new friends and an active adult community that caters to your requirements. Visit ActiveAdultLiving.com, your one-stop information portal for details, and links to thousands of communities. You will find that they are easy to browse through and select from.

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Best States for Retiring

Born in one place, educated somewhere else, worked in many different places, including foreign postings and now it is time to settle down for your retirement. This is not an uncommon situation today. The past few decades have changed the world so much that we have so many options when we have to take a decision regarding our lives.

A view of the skyline Austin, Texas at twilight

Focusing on Texas for Active Adult Communities

Many baby boomers are left wondering where to set up residence once their children move off to college.  With 50 States plus the District of Columbia to choose from, the choice can get very difficult.  How do you choose a place to plant your roots for an enjoyable and active life during your empty nester phase?  And, more to the point, where?  Various States in the US are suitable for many different tastes and lifestyles.  We’re delighted to be featuring one big and very exciting and entertaining State.  Texas!

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Taking a Closer Look at 55+ Active Adult Communities

When we talk about 55+ active adult communities, do we really know what we are talking about? What are these communities? What do they offer 55+ adults, such as, us? What are their restrictions and what are the costs associated with living in one of these communities? These are some of the questions many of my friends and I ponder when we discuss our retirement. After some digging around, I sure managed to become better educated on these 55+ communities and thought I should share my finds.

Bocce Ball Playing has Increased in Many Active Adult Communities

Bocce is an ancient game that has been around for many, many years. Although you may not have heard of it before retirement, it is one of the most popular pastimes of active adults and is as popular as horseshoe and shuffleboard. This is a game that is fun to play, encourages healthy social interaction and friendly competition. So, what is a bocce ball? Let’s find out and maybe you will decide to take part in a game yourself.