Undoubtedly, retirement age is something that nearly everyone looks forward to reaching. But, during this stage in life, it’s not uncommon for your housing needs and lifestyle to change. Luckily, active adult retirement communities can provide great housing opportunities for people who need to downsize or change the weather by moving elsewhere.
Before making a move, it’s always a good idea to research all the different retirement housing options available to you.
Active Adult Retirement Community Housing
Generally, retirement housing communities cater to people who are 55+ and older. Depending on the community, available housing types could include condominiums, townhomes, apartments, or detached single-family homes.
While floor plans can vary, the average square footage of an active adult retirement home ranges from 1,200 to 2,000 square feet. Many homes feature an open floor plan that incorporates the kitchen, living room, dining area, and often a den in one spacious layout.
Location, Location, Location!
Why not choose to live someplace you’ve always wanted? Many popular active adult retirement communities are nearby golf courses or prestigious country clubs, while others are further away from city centers and more likely to be surrounded by nature trails.
Regardless of your preferred living situation, it would be best if you found a retirement community that fits your unique needs. Therefore, you must do your research and start searching!
Active Adult Retirement Community Amenities
A great benefit of living in an active adult community is that you can easily take advantage of on-site amenities. While amenities can vary from community to community, some of the most popular amenities include outdoor or indoor swimming pools, fitness facilities, golfing, hosted social events, planned excursions, and transportation services.
Gated and Guarded Communities
Additional on-site security is always a good thing. For example, some active adult retirement communities feature security gates or guards to ensure that everyone who enters gets cleared by security personnel. And larger guardhouses sometimes house on-site or off-site 24-hour emergency services to provide additional security and support services to residents.
Building and Grounds Maintenance
If you feel like you’ve mowed enough grass to last a lifetime, another advantage of buying a house that’s part of an active adult retirement community is that groundskeepers are left to tend the lawns and landscaping. This expense usually gets included in monthly homeowner’s association fees to maintain the grounds.
Connect With People Who Share Your Interests
One of the most significant reasons retirees choose to live in active adult retirement communities is that they are close-knit and provide a sense of community. As a result, many residents find friends and make lifelong connections!
There are many active adult retirement communities throughout the greater Colorado Springs area that offer many amenities and experiences. So think about your needs, do some research, and find your next home! If you could use a hand in your retirement community home search, please contact me today! I’m always in the loop about new and exciting homes available in our local active adult retirement communities.